Friday, February 27, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

2009 PGA Merchandise Show

If you're an equipment junkie and always need the latest and greatest clubs, balls and shafts, this is for you! Every season, Equip2golf does a great job with photos and updates of all the latest toys at the PGA Merchandise Show.

Callaway Diablo Driver

Scotty Cameron Kombi Putter

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Epicly Later'd - Guy Mariano Preview

On page 2 (or below), a preview of the upcoming Guy Mariano Epicly Later'd episodes.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Real Salman Agah Camel

Hawk's got the hawk, Cab's got the dragon, Vallely's got the elephant, Salman's got the camel. I've been looking for an image of this board for a while. So sick. Salman's first pro model... the stripes, the camel. So simple yet so awesome. And it spawned a line of heather gray/navy blue rugby shirts! He is THE dude who IMO started the switch revolution. Saw him in Toronto for a Real demo and he slayed it! Mad power skater and he was such a nice guy. Can't believe his first Real part isn't up anywhere online. wtf!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Control Skateboards x Vivid Video

I first heard about this woodshop called Control out of Quebec back when I was gathering info for this post. I never knew they had a brand with sponsored riders and pro models. And apparently, they have a licensing agreement with Vivid video to have images of some of their stars appear on a series of graphics for their pro models. A pretty strange collaboration.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Skate Warehouse Bailout Sale

This sale is pretty massive. Coupon still works. Spend over $150, get $50 off. Spend over $250, get $100 off. Free shipping. I picked up two decks (a Black Label and a Habitat), a pair of DC Smith 2.0's and Etnies Taylor's for $115usd. No offense to the local shops, but that would be like buying two decks in town and getting the shoes for free. Skateboard prices in Canada are jacked.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Alien Workshop Mind Field

For those of you who haven't seen it yet...


Ok. Looks like they took it down. In that case, enjoy Inhabitants.

Monday, February 16, 2009

SMA Julien Stranger Syringe

I never really understood this graphic when it was first released (I was in grade 9). I didn't know anything about shooting up illicit street drugs. I thought it had something to do with doctors/hospitals. I believe this was Julien's first pro model. He was amazing in those first two Speed Wheels videos. Loose truck carving style never looked so good. Board image from Disposable.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Hong Kong Jimmy

Hong Kong Jimmy backside heel at Griffin. This was at the time of the first Slam City Jam contest. He's originally from Hong Kong, moved to Toronto, then to Ottawa for university, back to Toronto and now he's settled in Hong Kong. What can be said about this guy...

The red Volvo blasting hip hop with bone jarring bass.
"Dooode! Let's palty!"
"Dooode! Giiilrs!"
His fs bluntslide manual out.
So many Weiss, Bokma and Norm shenanigans.

My friend Randal does the best impression of Jimmy and has so many legendary stories about him ranging from conversations about turtles, tar, ?donkey? style, Real/Stereo demo hijinx and his Fuct hat wearing dog back in Hong Kong. The dude was definitely a character.

I got to see him in 1999 when my wife and I stopped in Hong Kong on our way to Singapore. He showed us a great time with his crew. I know he also had a photo in a Big Brother Hong Kong article doing an ollie over a rail (if my memory serves me right). Thanks to my man E at Chrome Ball Incident for hooking up the scan.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Rosetta Stoners

I first encountered the Rosetta Stone series of language learning when I moved to Mexico and I had to learn Spanish. It's supposed to work really well but I basically ended up learning Spanish because no one in the city I lived in spoke English. Awesome clip from the Lakai website. English with JB and Jesus, two of my favourite skaters. Holy crap JB is smooth.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Alien Workshop - Memory Screen & Time Code

If you haven't seen the excellent new Alien Workshop video Mind Field, go down to your local skate shop and demand they play it for you or purchase your own copy. You won't be disappointed. In the meantime, check out their first video Memory Screen, which was released in 1991 and one of my favourite videos of all time, and their second video Time Code, which was released in 1997 and I actually only really saw it once when it first came out. Holy crap I'm old.

Monday, February 9, 2009

G&S Neil Blender Coffee guy

Another classic graphic that I remember so well. When I first started skating seriously back in 1988, I would go to the skate shops around town and just check out all the boards and the first thing that caught my thirteen year old eye was the graphics.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mark Appleyard

A recent interview with one of the smoothest skaters of all time. And he's Canadian.

Love the bs ollie bs late shove and the bs nose grind bs 180 out. Landing look harsh... cobblestones with grass growing in the cracks.