Friday, December 24, 2010

All 80's All Day

Pretty funny skit. "Still wearing your shirt backwards?" lol

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Shanghai 5

Here's a super good video on the local skate scene in Shanghai. Looks amazing. My wife and I have been planning on a trip to China for years. Hopefully I'll make it back to the Motherland sooner rather than later. My Mandarin is non-existent and my Cantonese, which is useless in China anyway, is super weak.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Crailtap x Alife

Got this in my inbox. Here's the info from Alife Vancouver's facebook.


Available today, December 18th.* Exclusively at Alife Vancouver.
A true re-interpretation of the classic banana cruiser updated with modern hard goods, top and bottom Alife graphic treatments, and clear grip tape to keep it all visible.

It's mellow concave coupled with a 14.5” wheelbase, Alife x Girl custom wheels, and re-sized Royal trucks (only available for this release), are a throwback to an era gone.

* Board Size: 8 x 28 7/16 inches
* Girl x Alife 52mm - 98 durometer wheels
* Royal OG 4.0 Trucks

Well done Tony!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Chrome Ball Incident x Heel Bruise

Super sick shirt coming out in early 2011 courtesy of Heel Bruise and Chrome Ball Incident. It's a grid of screen shots from classic old skate videos. No skating. I still think E should have included the twins at the start of Shackle me Not!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

This Ad Sucks

This Powell ad... iirc, it was based on one of their Canadian ams at the time. I think it was Moses. I could totally be wrong though. Image from skateboarding is...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Best Lines

Inspired by the above image from this post at Chrome Ball. Not really sure what year that article is from. Must be as recent as 2002 because of the PJ inclusion.

The 10 Best Lines Ever Caught on Video. Below are all of the lines flagged to start at the correct time. Of course, it's also worth watching the full clips.

Mike Carroll Modus Operandi

PJ Ladd Wonderful Horrible Life

Jason Lee Video Days

Mark Gonzales Video Days

Ray Barbee Public Domain

Eric Koston Falling Down

Tom Penny 411 Flip Industry Section

Kareem Campbell 20 Shot Sequence

Jason Dill Photosynthesis

Henry Sanchez Blind Promo

Personally, I've always liked the many lines from Gino in 20 shot and Brian Lotti in Now n Later. And Jeremy Wray's opening line in Second Hand Smoke is pretty nuts.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Illuminati Elephant vs. Fly

Illuminati was a short lived sister company to Zoo York in the mid 90's and didn't even last a year. I had this board and I remember it well because it was one of the first decks I bought when I moved to Vancouver. I hadn't been skating much because of school and wasn't getting enough exercise. I felt I had to get back onto my board on a regular basis and there was a sick underground parkade on campus right near my office.

I decided to start fresh with a new set up. Wheels were getting bigger at the time and I was surprised the smallest ones the shop had were 53mm. I ended up grabbing those, some Indy's and this Illuminati board. The board felt weird at first because it had crazy steep concave and kick and had a blunt-ish shape compared to what I was used to. It felt weird to me and I didn't really like it. I eventually cracked it and after that, it felt really good. Go figure. Image from Chrome Ball.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sheffey By All Means Necessary

A got this scan of a classic early 90's Sean Sheffey Life ad from Chrome Ball and had it put on a long sleeve shirt at Wordans. It turned out okay. The print is nice and clear but it feels kinda rubbery... almost like one of those cheap Bang On iron ons, which is different from two other shirts I had made. I have no idea how many different printing processes Wordan uses but this one is the worst of the three. It wouldn't surprise me if the entire Sheffey print flaked off in a year.

I wore it the other day and this young skate rat asked me "Is that Bob Marley holding a skateboard?" Pretty funny. A few days after I had it made, I saw this pic of Carroll at Chrome Ball.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

2010 Slap One in a Million

This years Slap One in a Million Contest is being shown like episodes of a reality TV show. Some funny stuff in there.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I don't know how I missed this for the past week but DLX is posting something cool everyday of December up to Christmas like a chocolate advent calendar... sneak peek at the new Real video, trick tip with McCrank, ad and video retrospectives with Busenitz and Worrest. I've been a fan of the former for a while now but I have to admit, I never really paid much attention to Bobby Worrest. He freaking kills it! I feel shame for sleeping on his skill and not noticing.

All the videos are on DLX's Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Blind Sean Sheffey

Sheffey's been chillin' with the Blind crew for close to a year and now he's officially pro again!

Ollieing over his son Julien 16 years later (13:58). More Sheffey later in the week.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Krtek shirt

When I visited central Europe over the summer, I didn't really come home with any souvenirs. While in Prague, I kept seeing this character in a lot of the tourist shops. I wasn't even sure what animal he was and didn't know his name. It turns out he's a mole named Krtek. Most of the Krtek stuff was for kids so I didn't end up getting anything.

When I got back to Canada, I decided to make my own Krtek shirt. I got a crappy low res image from google, enlarged it and tidied it up. I uploaded it to Wordans and got them to print it on a medium heather gray Hanes Heavyweight shirt, which fits as a medium should. When I received the shirt, the print was kind of translucent and the colours weren't are bright as I would have liked. It reminds me of a typical faux vintage Mickey Mouse ringer t-shirt. I contacted them about it and they said it was printed on their "Brother printer", which doesn't print white. They offered to redo the shirt for me with their other printer and they said to put in the comments section that I wanted the eyes white. My second Krtek shirt is below... much brighter colours. That one was printed on a medium Alstyle 1301 charcoal shirt, which fits a bit small.

I've done another shirt there and I'll post that up in the weeks to come.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Chris Pfanner Ollie

Wow that's huge.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bones Brigade

Documentary coming soon! From Caballero's blog.