Monday, September 15, 2014



I always love it when Summer comes to an end and all the footage starts rolling out.. Case in point, the PLA guys put together a great video which was featured on Thrasher's site recently. Good stuff..



Other than that. What's new? Hmm....Alien Workshop died, Ronnie Creager left Blind (please skate gods let him get on Girl or Chocolate), CCS took a dive, as did Think. Does this signify the changing of the guard?

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Just want to be in NYC right now..






I felt that I wasn't quite done with the Gonz stuff so I dug a bit deeper and came up with some other randoms. 






Oh yeah, I almost forgot to include my original Gonz Fingerboard from the early 90's still tucked safely away in it's sealed plastic wrapper....cough; (skatehoarder, skatehoarder).. 









Saturday, August 2, 2014

Fred Gall, Austyn Gillette, Lee Yankou, Kenny Reed...





How the hell you going to ollie to wall ride on a moving bus?



Austyn Gillette reallly knows how to ride a skateboard.


Foreign skateboard diplomacy at it's finest..Kenny Reed. 


Everything you see of Lee Yankou is just beastly. Maybe it's a Canadian thing? Sad to hear that Think Skateboards went the way of the Dodo bird. 




 Super duper honored and stoked to have a "Sklog" featured in the latest issue of the Skateboard Mag. Make sure you go pick that up! Thanks Templeton! 


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Anybody out there had skate-setup madness? I went through a phase within the last year or so where I became extremely, for lack of a better term, OCD about my trucks. It became a total obsession to where if it wasn't exactly the way I wanted, I had to figure out what wasn't working. I ended up buying and going through several sets before finally settling on Indy 139's. When all was said and done I took a pic with my phone to document how ridiculous I had become; 

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I recently had the same issue with wheels. I went down to skating 50mm Bones which allowed for great control but felt like I was going too slow. So I upped it to 52mm Spitfires but that felt kind of clunky, I tried 51mm Bones, which also didn't feel right, and ended up back where I started with the 50mm's. I'm hoping that this will be where I stay as all this fussiness adds up to a lot of money being spent. We'll just have to wait and see..

Oh yeah, Happy belated Birthday to Sal Barbier..




Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ain't touching your style...

Couldn't if we tried.. 


 Circa '88. Probably one of the only dudes who can wear a  helmet with ear covers and have it look cool.. 




I hadn't realized it until I blew this image up a bit but check out the hand-drawn "blind" logo on Mark's board. Could this be the prototype for the logo that's still used to this day? Hmmm..



This was pretty awesome. The re-make was pretty solid too.. 





Funny phenomena in skateboarding which apparently extends to writing blog articles about skateboarding.. any time you go "watch this!", the results are usually disastrous. Such is the case with these posts. I was sure I had a ton of Gonz images but after going through my magazines only came up with a handful. Regardless, everything I came across is golden.

By the way, check out Gonz's YouTube channel. Pretty cool stuff on there and if I'm not misstaken a throwaway clip from Video Days. I'm including this one because this is similar to the injury I took myself out with on  Go Skateboarding Day...


..and you should have seen the FourStar Anthology by now, but if not...





By the way, any ideas as to  where Tyler Bledsoe is going to end up now that Alien is done?? Girl or Chocolate would be pretty sweet (pun intended). He's always been one of my personal faves..

See ya. 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Check this out..




I have nothing to say.. just had a few drinks and while putting together a Gonz post and came across this one and thought it was a good flick.... think it's a make?? 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Trick Tips/ Step by Step/How to..

Hello..



Previously a staple of  skateboarding magazine, similar to the infamous "slam section", the how to or trick tip is a rare find these days. Perhaps that's because most of the time they were completely useless and were more funny than actually helpful and would often follow a format of..."flip your board, land, ride away stoked".



Eric Dressen with a stylish wallride variation.. 





Rick Howard. Probably never done before or since one foot 5-0 to fakie.. 



Interesting story about this one.. I tried learning 360 flips based off of seeing this step by step. Had them for a while, then lost them. Learned them switch in the 90's, then later got them back in the early 2000's.. Later on I thought it was "Lil' Stevie", however only learned after digging it up that it was "Lil' Joe".. 




Mike V. with some vert skating advice..





Damian Carbajal+Dan Sturt=perfection..





As mentioned  in Ed Templeton''s Epicly Later'd where he gets the Circle A ad without his name..






More Sturt goodness..


Delay in updates is due to my retardedness at not being able to remember how to do side by side images in blogger. Think I got it now. Coming up next, The Gonz..















Friday, March 14, 2014

A quick one..

My all time favorite skater and friend from Brazil, Dan Redlew. Please if you're an industry type sponsor this guy. Absolute brilliance.. and he saw the Pope.






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Monday, February 17, 2014

More shoe leftovers..





BTW, check out Clay Company on Insta.. (Clay_Company). Devine's got some good footage on there..




This spot always looked good..Brian Wenning



So much respect for Geoff Rowley for stunts like this..


Thanks for your patience with the formatting of the site, just trying a few different things..

More coming soon.








Saturday, February 8, 2014
















With all the hype surrounding Tony Hawk, it's easy to forget that he's just an amazing skateboarder.. and then you get a good reminder like this; 


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Skate Shoe #7.. Leftovers.

Done with shoes.. but here are a few leftovers that I either forgot to add in other posts or warrant a second gander.. also a few random odds and ends I came across. 



Sal Barbier nosebluntslide transfer. 



Found an old photo of me recently wearing my favorite skate shoes of all time..Axion Guy Mariano's. I had three pairs of these damn things in a row and wore them until they fell apart. I thought it was cool to see Axion doing a newer version ("The Nino"), but it doesn't quite capture how rad these shoes were. 



..and sadly, I threw these out a few years back but kept the box for some reason. To be honest I didn't care for the shoes that much they were too narrow but dude ripped so I was hoping some of his good mojo would rub off on me. Nope. 



This one really should have been on the Jenkem Mag's most terrifying skate shoe list.. the infamous Zero Two.. 



Oh, and these velco Airwalks were pretty hideous too. Even back then when I had a pair I knew they were kind of shitty...


Interesting to see Puma making a re-entry back into the skate game.. this is the Donger (Kien Lieu) from 2001.


Oh yeah, started a Tumblr site because I noticed some ads I scanned were popping up on there.. so check it out.. I think I'm  ODG1 or something like that..

P.S. Fuck!




Saturday, December 7, 2013

Skate Shoe Evolution #6..és

I had a white pair of Sal 23's..went to Europe, came home and they mysteriously disappeared. 
I still have hope that they're going to pop up some time.. 



Javier Sarmiento


PJ Ladd



Rick McCrank 



I was hoping to bump into Tom on my recent trip to Barcelona.. maybe next time. 


Eric Koston


Arto Saari, kickflip to fakie. 




Check out the timeline in case you're not already familiar with them..