Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I just discovered that PS Stix has a URL but it's been out of commission since 2006. You can see what it looked like in the archives... not a whole lot. They should definitely update it. It is, after all, one of the biggest, oldest and best woodshops out there. Coming this Friday is an update of my 2000 stuntwood post.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vincent Alvarez Firing Line

Can't go wrong with a nice high speed line. Switch hill bomb at the end would be scary.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Vision Mark Gonzales Three Faces

Super sick Vision Mark Gonzales three faces. This was his first model with a dual wheel base option and IIRC, his last model on Vision before he stared Blind. I remember kids in my neighbourhood wanted a Gonz board and they went to the local shop thinking they would be getting an OG face or a Gonz and Roses or a Colour your friends in and end up coming home with this one or the guy and girl. Image from Disposable.

Friday, September 24, 2010

360 flip

I know all the kids these day refer to this spot as Black Ice but I still like to call it Logan's Double Set. Cameo Wilson 360 flip. Can't wait to see the footage. You don't often see a skater that grew up skating in the States come up to Canada to blow up. Dude picked up sponsors left and right... Yanked from BLVD Skateshops Facebook.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Kikkor 2011

Kikkor has recently released photos of their new models for 2011. The Retro WP is a retro running shoe style. I like the black/orange but wouldn't put orange laces in them. I also think the patent leather side piece is a bad idea. The Tenny is a boat/skate shoe hybrid. The white/black colorway is a skate shoe classic from the mid 90's. The gray/white is also a nice combo. The Dress Sneaker has a smooth one-piece toe that is reminisce of an Era. Good looking clean shoe... at least in the black/white.

I'm a little weary about the waterproofness of suede. I've never had good luck with suede and rain.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Time Magazine - The Irresistible Lure Of Grabbing Air

Here's a crazy old Time Magazine article from 1988. Image from Chrome Ball.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Brand-X Riotstick

For some reason, when I first started skating, I was intrigued by smaller companies... Circle-A, Brand-X, Poorhouse, Bockhead etc. Not really sure why. I was always psyched on this Brand-X graphic. Art by Bernie Tostenson. Image from Disposable.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tons of Coverage

Down in the States, Dylan Rieder has had a pretty high profile the past month or so with his Gravis part, Epicly Laterd, giant impossible (above), Skateboard Mag cover and Skateboarder cover.

Up here in Canada, Paul Trep's been all over the place. After being in board sponsor limbo for months, he got picked up by Red Star, had a sick commercial in Hallelujah (above), won DC's King of Montreal, won the RDS Skins Game in Vancouver (switch backside noseblunt slide on the Plaza handrail. wtf!) and had an interview at

Friday, September 17, 2010

PJ Ladd

PJ Ladd is super smooth. In comparison, Corey Kennedy look like a sloppy ass hack.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Andrew Brophy - 360 flip

Pretty damn big man sized 360 flip. I can imagine cheating a high 360 flip over something narrow but doing it over something as solid and wide as a picnic table... crazy!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mapping Chrome Baller Shirts

Thought it would be kinda fun to map where all the Chrome Baller shirts went. The East coast is slaying it with support! Thanks to everyone.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Music Skateboards - percussion, woodwinds, strings, genres

I ran across this new company Music Skateboards through the Slap forums last week. They are based out of NYC and have their boards pressed by highly regarded wood shop Pennswood. I like the look of their first line of board graphics... super clean and every instrument is different. Their website is easy to browse and is not overloaded with slow loading flash lameness. Looks like a good start for a new up-and-coming small company. There's a solid batch of little guys at the moment... Hopps, Telegraph and High 5 to name a few.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Kenny Anderson + Amazon

A pretty incredible video of Kenny Anderson... skating, green living and following him on a trip to the Amazon.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

SK8 TV - Guy Mariano

So sick. Grade 8 Guy Mariano. I never realized that goofy sidekick from Scream and Wing Commander was one of the hosts.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Jacob Rosenberg's top 5 misses

No idea how I missed this. Plan B filmer Jake Rosenberg talks about the top five misses from the Plan B days. In particular...

5. Mike Carroll - EMB
Nollie Flip the Gonz.
He Landed it, but I was distracted and missed it.

Damn! Would have loved to see that!

One weird thing I notice... I've never watched the actual released version of Questionable. A friend of mine was living in Vancouver at the time Questionable was being filmed and he got his hands on a rough edit version. We basically all dubbed a copy of it and is what we grew up with. It had Gonz doing a footplant over the pyramid in the Powell warehouse part and it had Jake Rosenberg and Rick Howard focussing a board in the intro... stomp the nose, stomp the tail. I went to youtube to get a screengrab of the focussing but apparently, it got cut from the released version.

EDIT: I was wrong about the focussing in the intro. It's just the above youtube clip. No idea why would someone edit it like that.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Richard Mulder Chrome Baller

Richard Mulder representing! Nice. Make sure you go check out Heel Bruise.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Etnies Crapshoot url

The accompanying 90's style html layout attached to the Etnies Crapshoot Skate & Create. I still can't believe they didn't win. The Lakai one was straight up boring. Is it ironic that the majority of the guys involved in the Lakai one lived the Etnies one 15 years ago? I also noticed that the first 3 knockoff graphics are from years before the World park... none of them were even bandaid shaped boards.