Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Cole.



Saw this little nugget recently. When ole Cole went out west to skate with Dan, Santi, Blake and Staba. Ripping stuff man. I guess people been calling Cole "Trudy". I hear he supposedly looks like Staba's mom.
 Yeah, I dunno.
No worries though, Cole took his loose legged ass out there and ripped shit up. Rad stuff man!

Street Canoe stuff.


Super stoked to be included in Street Canoe's 3rd zine. Thank you Jay. If you dudes wanna get an actual issue, it's here. If you just wanna read words on your computer screen, it's here. Check in often for stoke. The MidWest rips.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Dang.



This will be on repeat.

Keep up with street canoe.com for rad stuff.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

He did dat?!

video
This is Reggie. This is in Macon. This was a pit stop in town to show the dudes some spots from my youth spent skating in the streets of Bibb County. I thought this was doable. I wasn't really sure. I did not think it would be a hop out of a 2 hour car ride and immediately start jumping down it. This was 2nd try. The first he broke his board and went to dig another out of the van while Morico (photo) and I (vid) scrambled to find a decent angle. We were there 10 minutes max.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The art of persistence....



Mikey Lynch isn't annoying. He isn't bothersome. He's just persistent and that's not a bad thing. I feel I have a bit of the same. Mine may be a bit more annoying than persistent, but you gotta make stuff happen. Doing Bender, I've found the best way to deal with the questions (grateful I even get them) of being on or in with Bender, is to say it's a money issue. There's a lot of dudes on. I gotta find a spot to get you in. Funny, that "the team's full right now, dude" was the most common response I got when mailing sponsor-me tapes in my youth. Which I initially believed, but later realized it's a nice way to say "Nah man". "Ok, that's cool, can I keep sending stuff in though. I'm really into ya'lls stuff". And I did. I wanted it. Whether it's deemed lame or trying too hard, I couldn't care less. I wanted to make something happen and to have a chance. Mikey's similar. He's expressed interest for a couple years now. Every so often kinda referencing, "So, uhh..." I had it in my mind. It wasn't that the dude isn't good on a skateboard. He's a really rad dude. Overly nice in some ways. Really green in a lot of others. But he loves skating, obviously. He's really into the skating he's interested in. He does what he does. He does it well. He gets it when he can. And he's a fan of the brand. There's not really any more money or room then there's ever been, but shit man....let's get it going. We'll see where it goes. He sent the tape over and after over analyzing the stuff in ways only me, Creasy and Head can do, I made the call. Dude, if you're down, I'm down. There's a video starting. Go make your stuff as rad as you can. Here's a shot at doing what you wanna do. Thanks for wanting to do it with Bender, Mikey. I sincerely appreciate it.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Of course he made the list.





8. David Clarke – THREADS (2014)

David Clark makes skateboarding look effortless. Even his gnarliest clips look like he was just cruising to the grocery store. Always on point with his trick selection, his recent part in THREADS is full of incredible wallies, it almost feels like a concept part. There are plenty of sick ones to choose from in this part, but the switch wallie 360 has got to be the icing on the cake. How can something so impossible look so easy? Two words: board control… and David’s got plenty of it.
http://www.jenkemmag.com/home/2015/02/13/10-of-the-most-magicial-wallies/

Another good thing from Krooked...



Personally, it's rare lately that DLX does anything worth notice. Aside from the Grant thing on AH. That's super rad. Justin skates for Real. Well, the Santi art series that they did. Shit, Sam Davidson as an artist over there is super cool too. So, maybe DLX isn't all that bad. It just isn't for me. Better than most, but I'd prefer to buy other stuff. Opinions, you know. Krooked isn't what it was in my opinion either. However, dang. A Dune edit and a Matt O' Brien edit?? Let's just accept the fact that SLAP was the best mag ever, have Nike/Cons/whoever get some stock or $$ behind it and do what needs to be done. And the icing on these edits was that sneaky lil Barker Barrett maneuver....damn good stuff!