Sunday, December 27, 2009

Gnarkansaw Road Trip - Part Deux

Here's the latest installment from the Gnarkansaw crew. The guys venture deeper into the heart of America's midwest in search of the essence of skateboarding. They know it is out there but it is elusive. Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gnarkansaw Road Trip - Part 1

Nick, Dalty, Rabbit and Stubbs head north through Kansas and Nebraska and hit some strange concrete parks along the way. The truth of skateboarding is revealed in road trips and this video is part of that legacy and truthostity! Witness the bizarre concrete skateparks of the Midwest and ask yourselves where the hell are these guys going.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Gary on a warmer day. Switch FS 180 Nosegrind at Ridge.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Gnarkansas Episode #3

Arkansas was included in the land acquired in the Louisiana Purchase and is the home to Wal-mart and Nick Gibson. Just today some kid was im-ing me and first he asked me if I was a "real person" and not an operator. After convincing him I was a real person, he wanted to know if I knew Nick Gibson. I said I did and he was psyched. Gnarkansaw Episode #3.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Val Arkenstone - Newbury Park Session

Val and friends at Newbury in October.

Chad Heller, nollie in

Chad Heller,nollie

Summer's over in the North. Here's a taste of summer from Chad. Nollie into the bank. Usselman photo.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Mark Villero in Lowcard

Lowcard Mag,Mark Villero,Underground Wheel Co.

We woke Mark up and said "Get on it!"
He said "Ok. I know a good spot."
Gap to Smith like third try or something.
After being harassed by security, we went to In N' Out.
Maybe we should have skated more but we just chilled.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

New to the flow program: Ryan Farley

Ryan lives in San Jose and is very chill. Many know him from YMCA Sequoia Lake Skate Camp where he is an instructor. Ryan takes it to the next level and is always down to skate. Don't sleep on Ryan, he'll throw it down. Video/edit by Ricky Flip et al.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Jima in San Francisco

Jima backside tailslide in San Francisco,Underground Wheel Co.

Munchies crew rolled out from Tokyo to San Fran to kick it with their homies at Thrasher. Jima was there and got this backside tailslide.

"SF trip was awesome, thanks to Thrasher, Consolidated and Zarosh!"


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cano moves to eS.

Cano Cardenas has left DC Shoes to ride for eS. Here's a little footage of him in San Diego and some footy with some friends at the Etnies Training Facility.

Dallas Crew at the Etnies TF from jesse silva on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Matt's broken foot

I broke my foot but I'll be back strong. 6 weeks in a cast and then back in the game. I'm bummed on breaking my foot. I wanted to hit everyone up and skate in SoCal before leaving for Northern California. Big ups to So Cal.

matt huse smith on hollywood blvd

Matt Huse skateboarding

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Gnarkansaw! - Episode 2

Nick Gibson brings you video from Fort Smith, Arkansas' MLK Skatepark. We went to MLK in 2006 and had a fine time in FS. We hope to get back there in the spring or summer of 2010.

Look for more Gnarkansaw here...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Mike Gustafson

Mike Gustafson back smith

Mike has a part in a new skate video coming out of Maine called Mixed Effect.

Check the trailer here.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Nick's part from Lurking Hard

Lurking Hard was released a while ago and has lots of great skating in Arkansas. Here's Nick's part. He's knows how to have fun.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mark on a filmer board

Mark making good use of the Cali weather on a filmer's board.

Monday, October 26, 2009

North Dakota shredding!

It is 38F in Fargo today. The summer is gone but the shredding lives on. Chad Heller and This Skateshop are holding it down in ND.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Mark Villero, Smith grind, Los Angeles

Mark does Smiths in his sleep. Once when we were on tour in Alabama, we were sleeping and we woke up because Mark was sleep-skating and doing Smith grinds. It was ridiculous but he does throw it down nice.

Monday, October 12, 2009

No tickets here

Matt Huse, Ollie Melon to Fakie

graffiti yo

Skate spot graf 1

Friday, October 9, 2009

Busted for getting ready to skate.

I hate Duarte Sheriffs. Rolled up, wasn't skating yet gave me a ticket said he had been watching me for 10 minutes. Bullshit!!

Skateboarding Skateboarding ticket,Underground Wheel Co.

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Trip Crew

from left to right
derm, lil eazy, cano vision, and brock!
what is there to say about santa cruz!? besides a 9 hour drive there from san diego! i would say that santa cruz was the best skate trip i have ever had! good times, crazy misadventures,a dance party at ucsc,the woods, sleeping in a car in front of the santa cruz park, run in with police, a contest, snapped boards, and a pink girl softball helmet!
well besides those things that i mentioned above, there was so much to this trip! it sucks that we didn't captur more of it but being a skater wit  horrible memory i didn't remember i had a camera till we were leaving thus the one group photo! The skaters you see in this picture are my homies and SAN DIEGO'S FINEST! Derm is a gnarly ripper! he hardflipped the city college 12 stair! the next guy is Lil' BERIK OR LIL EAZY whatever you wanna call him this fool is the defintion of butter and style!!!!and lastly brock!!!! WASHINGTON STREET LOC!!!!! brock is the sickest person ever!! but be ready when you kick it with him he'll break your balls and yell some profane words hahaha!!! he will thrash around any park with crazy amounts of speed and style and make transition look so easy!!!
This was the crew and i wouldn't of had it any other way !!!! BIG SHOUT OUT TO OUR BOY WILL WHO PUT US UP ONE NIGHT !!! THANKS WILL!!!!! TILL NEXT TIME PEOPLE CANO VISION SIGNING OUT!

Santa Cruz skateboarding,cano cardenas

no skateboarding with roller skates.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Nick Gibson: Pic of the Day in Europe

Click on the link below to see Nick on

Nick is always skating.
Nice job on the Euro coverage.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mark Villero's video part

Mark ripping it up in the Stix video.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cheap Tricks in EL Centro

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Todd Griffiths,skateboarding,skateboard wheels
skateboarding,Todd Griffiths,fishnets,skateboard wheels
skateboarding,Todd Griffiths,skateboard wheels

Sometimes you just need to get out of town. I went to El Centro to do some work at the shop with plans of returning Sunday night. Today is Wednesday and I'm still here. The past week has consisted solely skateboarding in one form or another, be it skating the ramp in the front yard, manning the skateshop, or drunk dialing the guys at thrasher. Things are good. Skateboarding is, was, and always will be the same.

Back to insanity


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hawaiian Vacation


The family vacation is something you might enjoy when you
are no longer a teenager. Until then, you will endure the
up and downs of the family vacation. Nick took some time
off and headed to Maui with his family. Lucky dog.

Hawaii is something special and an excellent place to chill.
The sky, the ocean and all the greenery is dramatic and invigorating. Being there just makes you feel good.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Congrats to Joey

King of the Groms, 1st place Vert, 1st place best trick


Lien to tail for the 'Vens.


Joey at the King of the Groms in Woodward PA.
1st place vert, 2nd in street, 4th in Mini and 1st place best
trick with a 540 Rodeo

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Video from...

Thanks again to everyone at Camp!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Todd returns...

Todd injuries

So where the hell have you been?
Not that too many people would have noticed, but there hasn't been anything new from me in quite some time. On my first skate trip since recovering from a dislocated/fractured ankle, I managed to break my wrist and hand. That injury wouldn't have been too bad If I hadn't then broken the orbital socket in my face. The real downside is that I figured the plastic surgeon could have fixed up the rest of my face while he was in there, but unfortunately, I look exactly like I did before.

Back in action


Friday, August 21, 2009

Mike G back tail in Portland Maine


Mike Gustafson lives in Maine where he humbly holds it
down. Maine is beautiful state but it is cold. Anyone who can
skate hard through such cold weather has real love for
skating. Thanks to Mike and all the other skaters ripping
in places with very cold weather.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Skate camp paradise
Skate camp siteskate campers
Skate camp mini ramp
Randy and Mark in the High Sierra

Wow!!! If you like to camp and skate, this place is probably the most amazing place ever.  I love both and I did not want to leave.  You literally are on the shore of the lake while skating great skate ramps all around it.  The atmosphere of the surrounding trees, being able to swim, canoe, and most important skate, man, what more can you ask for.  I will be there every summer.  Thanks again to Mike Manidis and all the counselors involved.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Window ollie

Nick Gibson, ollie, Fayetteville, AR

Nick Gibson window ollie,skateboarding

Nick is an innovator and he's much more motivated than the average person. This is just one possible outcome of his motivation and ingenuity. Ollie through the window.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Joey Jett

540 Rodeo

Joey has been riding our wheels since 2005.
He handles vert like a seasoned veteran.
Maybe you've seen him if you go to vert contests.
Joey has many years of amazing skating ahead.
We proud to have him as a part of our family.


FS 180

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Amazing Skate Camp at Sequoia Lake

Matt Huse kickflip, Sequoia Lake, CA

Matt Huse, kickflip

we just got back from YMCA Skate Camp in Sequoia Lake. It was amazing.

it is tough to put into words how incredible this place is.
we won't try too hard and will keep posting photos and video from the trip.
Skate Camp Crew 2009 in Kings Canyon

In the Giant Sequoia forest
Giant Sequoias Kings Canyon National Park
Val Arkenstone switch ollie over Taylor, Sequoia

Val switch ollie over Taylor at our campsite.

our greatest thanks to Mike Manidis and to all the staff, campers and visitors at the camp.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

SHOP OF THE WEEK: Nevada core skateshop - AREA 702

Area 702
3040 Simmons Street,
Suite #104.
North Las Vegas,
NV, 89032.

Hey if you're ever in North Las Vegas and get the urge to skate a VERT ramp, or skate a great indoor skate park that welcomes all shredders just the same, this is the place for you. Area 702 is great core skate shop that has the largest vert ramp at any Indoor Skate Park in Las Vegas. Its is 32 feet wide by 12 feet tall with 2 feet of Vert and a 14 feet of flat bottom. There's also a mini ramp, an all wooden bowl, and 4,000 square feet street course with rails, ledges and grind boxes. Soon to come first ever in Las Vegas A FOAM PIT! The staff is incredably nice and know there stuff. Here are a couple of pics of team rider Jason Thurtle killing it. Look out this kid is comming up. He just got 1 in Bowl contest at King of the Groms stop at Woodward. Sick tuck knee. Check out the Underground Sticker on the helmet. Keep it up Jason.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cano wins E's Game of Skate in Simi

Congrats to our team rider Cano who
came away with a win in E's Game of Skate in
Simi Valley. Cano always puts in work so
we aren't surprised he pulled this off.

Congrats and best of luck in the Finals.
Cano wins in Simi Valley

more here

Monday, July 20, 2009

Matt Huse


Saturday afternoon in Hollywood
Matt Huse, Smith Grind
Geoff Kowalchuk photo

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Team Rider Nick Gibson and Shop B&E skate contest

Here is a you tube clip from one of our riders in Arkansas, Nick Gibson. It is a local contest there and these kids looked like they had a blast. Great job Nick. Keep it coming.

oh yeah here are some cool pics too.





Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Team Rider Gabriel Martinez trip up north

Here's a couple of pics from Gabe's camera while headed up north to Orcas Island and Portland. check out the underground stickers. Skate photos coming. Check back soon. Thanks Gabe.

gabe driving
beers and bananas
wood manwood skull
squid fire rock
fire wing