Thursday, June 28, 2012

Heel Bruise leaders of the pack

This Heel Bruise shirt is awesome. Check out their website here.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Arto Saari Epicly Laterd

All six episodes are up at the Vice website. He's taken some seriously bad slams over the years. I'd call it a career after some of those or I'd just drastically change the terrain I skate. I was actually surprised he did big stuff in Mindfield. I figured he'd tone it down a bit. I don't think he has anything else to prove. Super good skater. It's too bad he went back to Flip. I liked him on Alien.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jason Dill - Supreme Buddy

"Hey, I used to too. It's not a big deal"

Awesome quote.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Skate It Or Hang It!? art show

Here's a cool article on the Skate It Or Hang It!? art show at the Museum of Design Atlanta.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

More Mark Suciu lines

One of the rare ams in this day and age that understands the art of doing good lines.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Walker Ryan Double Rock

Walker Ryan's super smooth and has a nice bag of tricks. Switch backside big spin to bs 5-0 fs 180 out is beyond amazing.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Lost and Found: Sal Barbier

Here's a good Skateboarder mag interview catching up with SLB. I linked it a while ago but thought it needed its own post. Such a funny guy. The best quote is this one about his Questionable part... "I almost look at that part as Ternasky skating."

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Gilbert Crockett

In case you missed Gilbert Crockett week at the Vans site, check it out now... multiple interviews, photos and videos. I knew very little about him before he was put on the Alien am squad shortly after the release of Mindfield. He's got a stinkbug-ish kinda style and his arms seem exaggerated on his landings (along the lines of Dylan) but it works for him. Super stoked on his trick selection, execution, power and pop. Well deserved new Alien pro status along with Jake Johnson.

Alien is pretty much just killing it lately.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Jeremy Wray

This Jeremy Wray article at Jenkem was posted at the end of Dec 2011 so I'm super late on it. He talks about Element slowly phasing him and his pro models out of their system. Super lame for a legend to be treated like that. For whatever reason, he's still has a profile on their website.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Rodney King, Skateboarder

Skip to 1:35 to see Rodney King skateboarding. RIP.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Skate Mental D3P0

LOL. Super funny graphic. A mash-up of C3-P0 and the classic raver popular Osiris D3 shoes.

Monday, June 11, 2012

H-Street Hokus Pokus Special

I saw this board at a local shop a few weeks ago. Firstly, I was surprised to see an H-Street board. Secondly, I was shocked to see one with the classic Matt Hensley frontside one footed ollie Hokus Pokus cover shot. Classic photo. I hope Hensley is getting some sort of residual from board sales. They also re-issued a Sal Barbier Raiders old school shape.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

eS clearance ebay store

Last Fall, eS announced that they were going on hiatus in Spring 2012. Now that it's spring, looks like they are clearing out their inventory and they opened up an ebay store solely for that purpose. May as well stock up on cheap skate shoes.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Skating a Driving Range

Got a message today in my inbox from a chap named Robin about this cool DIY spot in Northern Ireland that was formerly a driving range. Robin said he used to golf and play cricket at this spot way back in the day. Wireless is a local company over there that looks pretty tight. Belfast also has a skate park now that looks super fun. I was supposed to visit Ireland back around 2006 with my wife and mother in law as my wife's university graduation gift but it never happened. Gotta get out there!