Saturday, December 31, 2011

Adios 2011

It is over. 2011 is one for the history books. A done deal. Whatever you said you were gonna do in 2011 should be done or at least in progress. We're looking forward to 2012. It could to be a wild one. Have a Happy New Year's Eve!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Fred Chew, Fred Chew French Bulldog

Luis Tolentino is sick. Fred Chew is a French Bulldog.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Clip of the Day

Tony with a nollie bs flip in the LBC. Have a great day.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Clips of the Day

Here's a couple of clips from our C.E.O Randy Chew.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Back in the Day

Young Gabriel Martinez, Gabriel throws down a noseslide in the late 1990's

Came across this gem on the Berrics the other day. This is Gabriel more than ten years ago getting his noseslide on. Who's that lurking in the background? Randall Chew.

Monday, December 19, 2011

That time of year

Happy Holidays, Happy Holidays from all of us at Underground Wheel Co.

What do you think of this holiday card? Mark and Gabe  showing love at Phillipes'. In L.A. the holidays can result in a lot of people rushing around stressed. Go easy if you're driving. Try to spread that good vibe and have a great week.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday Soul ~ Fela Kuti

Fela Kuti led an interesting life and his music will live on.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Saturday Clips

Gary Smith and Mike G with a couple clips. Enjoy.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Clips of the Day

Chad Heller throwing it down. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Lowcard Ad with Mike Gustafson


Mike G's ad in Lowcard #42. Front crooks. Have a great day.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Nick Gibson's 2011 "B-Roll"

Nick Gibson "B-Roll". That's what he called it not me. Be ready for some rugged ankle action and lots of Nick's niceness. Who's the nicest?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Clips of the Day

Here some clips from a trip we took to the Woodlands which is outside of Houston. Nick and his crew met up with us in San Antonio and then we all headed east. That was a wild trip! We swam in a crazy spring, skated a bunch of cool stuff and had some run-ins with the law. We also covered a ton of ground in a short amount of time.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Ripple effect

water bottles, water bottles could help reduce consumption

I've bought and thrown away a bunch of plastic bottles in my time. That kind of wasteful, single-use throwaway stuff will solidly wreck our environment. We thought these water bottles might be a way we could curb our wasteful use and try to protect our environment. If we stop buying fake sugar junk drinks and just drink water we could save money, protect the environment and be healthier. Or not.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday Soul ~ Michael Kiwanuka

Grey skies and stormy weather headed for So Cal. Dig this one from Michael Kiwanuka and have a great day.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Clips of the Day

The Brothers Davenport with a couple clips. 5050's for all. Not your standard stuff. Have a great day.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Bomb Spot in Echo Park

tacos arizas

This is my favorite taco truck. I'm hooked. I've had a bunch of great burritos and quesadillas from this spot. Tacos Arizas is located off Sunset on Logan next to the CVS. I think they're open from about 4-12 but I'm not sure. Great stuff and good prices. Don't forget the salsa. - Walt

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday Soul ~ Jimmy Cliff

"I want to make a record man!" A classic from Jimmy Cliff. Have a great day.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Music is powerful stuff

Gabe and Todd enjoy music, Gabe attends the Operaand Todd sings "Do the Shark."

Gabe and Todd enjoy music. Gabe attends the Opera and Todd sings "Do the Shark". Just another Friday night.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Clip of the Day

Mark can do some damage on a skateboard. Charger pride for sure. He has a nice part in our new video. You can check it next week. Mark with a feeble grind. December 1st. Dang!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Clips of the Day

Here's Nick and Matt busting on a ledge. Some kids watched and asked "which one of you is the nicest" which in B-more means "who among you skates the best".  The guy in the red house tried to make us leave and we said no, thanks. Later a cop came and watched from his car for about 30 minutes. Summer skating in City.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Clip(s) of the Day

We sponsored a contest in El Paso over the weekend. Rudy put the contest together because he wanted to. He's the type of person who can get it done. I bet he'll have a dope video of the contest as well. We're psyched that he rides for us.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday Soul ~ Thanksgiving

Hope you had a nice weekend and holiday. We want say thanks to everyone who supports skateboarding and to skateboarding itself. Thanks so much. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Clips of the Day

This ditch is in the El Paso area but isn't in Texas. Fun stuff with Randy and Gabe. 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Movie

It is a super nice day in So Cal. New video is about to drop. Here's some cinema from the Davenports. Have a great week.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Soul ~ Screaming Jay Hawkins

Raining and windy in Southern California today. Here's a classic by a classic, Screaming Jay Hawkins with "I put a spell on you." If you're having good weather get out there and enjoy it.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Clip of the Day

Randy Chew with a nice back tail. Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Clip of the Day

Dang! Two days in a row. We're on a roll. Matt Huse with a 50-50 transfer in the Valley. Have a great day.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Clip of the Day

We haven't really done a whole "clip of the day" thing but we'll give it a shot today. Joe is from Texas and came out to live in Cali with Rudy. We all thought this clip was nice.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday Soul ~ on Monday

Missed it yesterday so here it is today. Un doble. Give yourself another Sunday if you like or get out there and get some Monday. Either way, have a great week.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans' Day

Gabriel Martinez backside tail in NYC

We'd like to extend our grateful thanks to all the veterans and their friends and families who have made immense sacrifices to protect our lives and freedom. Thank you so much. Here's Gabriel with a nice back tail. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Raw stuff

Put on some jams and check this out. Have a great day.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fall in New York

Gabriel Martinez nosegrind in NYC skateboarding

Dig the fall in NYC. Here's Gabe enjoying the crisp weather with a nosegrind. I think shorter days suck.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunday Soul ~ George Harrison

George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Elton John and Phil Collins. All these cats in one spot. Enjoy the day.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Argentina Ripping

Just got off the phone with Christian Martin from Buenos Aires.  Now I am stoking on some Argentine vids.  This is from a video magazine called Ojo de Pez (eye of the fish).

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Love Park is

Live from from Philly.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Boardertown is open...

The park is open and you can check it here. Have fun.

Monday, October 31, 2011

World of Skate ~ Brazil

Happy Halloween. Maybe you've seen this. Enjoy.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Souls will roam

Sorry that Michael Jackson isn't around but thanks for the jams. This video is still the business. If you've never seen it you better take some time for it. Have a Happy Halloween.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Have a good time.

Happy Halloween

Matt has been cruising around the country from Santa Cruz to Niagra Falls. He really wants you to have a great Halloween.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Friday

I love Halloween. Here's the 2nd installment of Bring Your Own Bar which you'll understand if you watch. We've got an informal contest for the best Halloween costumes. Send us a photo of your bad-ass costume. Winners will get prizes and cake! Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New stuff from the North

Chad Heller introduced Billy Moyle to us and now you can meet him too. He's from Montana and he's got a grip of tricks. Here's some new footage of his. I dig this edit and this song. Have a great day.

Monday, October 24, 2011


Just got back from northern California. Nice up there. Scott and Charlie were up there as well. Have a great week.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Back in the Day ~ Paulo Diaz

I slammed so hard on Friday that I couldn't skate this weekend but I watched Scott and Charlie skate. Scott is psyched on Paulo's skating and throws buttery nollies and fakie ollies over things. I watched Paulo skate a couple times years ago and he had so much pop that it was ridiculous. He was so light footed that he often seemed able to move almost ahead of his ollie.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday Soul ~ Chaka Khan

I was looking for the Chaka Khan song "Ain't Nobody" when I came across this version from Breakin' which was one of Hollywood's first forays into Hip Hop. In this scene Turbo drops the knowledge on Kelly so she can join the crew. Of all the eighties hip-hop/rap movies, Krush Grove is my favorite but Breakin' may be the funniest. Have a great day.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Back in the Day ~ John Cardiel

Cardiel is something special. Hope he's doing well. Have a great day and rip it up if you can.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Amazing Park in Gnarkansaw

Un-fricking-beliveable! Nick Gibson who is great guy and an amazing skateboarder was working a 9-5 job in Gnar-kan-saw when he was asked to help build and then manage a new indoor skatepark in his hometown. Lucky son of a gun. When you get to know him maybe you start to think he's got good karma. Here a video of the Team Pain guys building the park and some tricks. Park is called Boardertown and you can check see more here. Vidya by Mike Hawkins.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Our man in the E.U.

skateboarding in France and Holland Amsterdam

That's the European Union if you don't know. Cyril is holding it down with a trip to Amsterdam, some fine French cuisine, a backside tailslide and some flippy trick. "Bon chien" is "good dog" in French. Wherever you live, you have to road-trip.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Chad Heller in Lowcard #40

Chad Heller,varial heelflip ad,Lowcard,Froeber gap,ND skateboarding

Maybe you know that Chad Heller lives in North Dakota. I never been there but I feel like I'm starting to know it better as I've been digging the footage he's got for our new video. Here he is with a switch varial heel over what is know as the Froeber Gap. Have a great week.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday Soul

"Don't fool yourself! Everyone has da answer." Have a great day.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Change is the nature of the universe

Our local skatepark is not the sickest park but we love it the most. It has the chillest vibe of any park I've been to. I hope you got to skate it and chill there. Thanks to whomever or whatever is responsible in the universe for letting us have it for so long. It has been great. Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Back in the Day...

Chico blowing it up.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Uhh...We skated yesterday. That's it.

Monday, October 3, 2011


"Road rage. Road rage. Trapped up in my metal cage." Skaters are Dan, Randy, Todd and the Crusher. Have a good week.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sunday Soul ~ Led Zeppelin

Headed back to California today. I saw Robert Plant at a restaurant in L.A. last week. It was cool. Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Balmer Merryland

I'm chillin in B-more right now yo. Made me think of Ridge. Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Get out there and see the world.

You really should do it. There's a lot of stuff to see and people to meet. We do it on the regs. This trip took us thru the Bible Belt. Jima dun broke his tooth in half in Alabama!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Skatepark in Fort Smith

skateboarding Arkansas Fort Smith

Fort Smith is about to have a sick indoor park and Nick is going to be managing the place. This is about the best thing to happen to skateboarding in this area. Everyone will be skating there in any weather. It is going to be live. Hope to see you there and have a great week.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday Soul ~ Coltrane Quartet

Coltrane quartet with Afro Blue sometime in the early 1960's. Have a great day.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Alex Olson kills it. If you live in L.A. go take a look at the bump over the fence he kickflips at the end of his part. It is off La Cienega and it is huge. Props to him. Amazing stuff.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ryan Farley at Skate Camp

Skate Camp at Sequoia Lake is one of the greatest places in all of the realm of skate! If you get up there you're one lucky camper. Ryan Farley is a veteran instructor of the camp and you can tell by how he gets down.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Have a great week.

Can I take you, baby, to the show! Have a great week. Do it for those who can't. You better do your best or you're soft!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday Soul ~ Aaron Neville

Aaron Neville's Tell It Like It Is was released in 1966 charted to Number Two on the Bilboard Hot 100 in early 1967. Enjoy and have a great day.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Gabriel teachs you...

Gabriel took a little time to put this back tail video together. Maybe you have these down or you're just starting to learn them. This is a tough trick and this video can help. Have a great weekend and be well.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Make it work

Cuban Skateboard in Havana,Rene Lecour photo skateboarding

I'm sure you're heard people complain about how their board "sucks" or is "totally done". No use in crying in Cuba. This is how you may have to get down. Want to learn more or help skaters in Cuba? Check out Amigo Skate Cuba here. Thanks and be well. photo by Rene Lecour.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Learn to do slappies or lose in life

You should know how to do slappy grinds. Quim can show you what's up. Don't miss out. Thanks to Scott and Charlie for sharing. Enjoy the sound of your grind and have a great day.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Plans for the week...

Nick Gibson BS Grab skateboarding in Poteau OK

What's on for the week? Whatever you got, make it nice. Nick with an ollie backside grab in Poteau, Oklahoma.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday Soul ~ Ray Charles

Ten years ago today horrible tragedy happened and it changed how we see the world. Let us be strong enough to move forward from that day with the tolerance and love that will make the world a better place. Have a great day and a great week and be well.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Wow. Not sure what to say about...

Sickness! So raw and injury free. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Road Trip ~ 10 Year Anniversary

It was 10 years ago that we went on this epic journey! The world has changed so much since then. The 9-11 events hadn't happened. People didn't have smartphones, skype or youtube. None of that stuff was going on. We wanted to skate Vegas and go to the Grand Canyon so that's what we did. It was myself, Abijah, Alfonso, Bennett, Chon, Charlie, Frankie, Fernando, Jima, Raul and Randy. What a trip! I don't think you can throw rocks at the Hoover Dam or shoot video in casinos or clubs now but back then you could just go for it. For better or worse this is how we were.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sinkless Session


You don't need a sink in the gargage. Not when it gets in the way of the mini. Todd removes the sink and moments later Chris and the Crusher schralp. Have a great week.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sunday Soul ~ Tribe Called Quest

This was the joint before everyone started rapping about money, buying stuff and other b.s. Everyone liked this record. If it is your first time hearing this or it is your millionth this album is one of the best rap records ever. Have a great day.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Ditch Day

This ditch day in El Paso was a great one. Rudy was our tour guide and he hooked it up. We shredded lots of great stuff but this ditch is something special. Tricks by Randy, Gabe, Todd and Ryan. Later that day we triumphantly escaped the clutches of the federal authorities who detained us and searched the van. It was a memorable day for sure.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fargo Contest

It is cool when a city shuts down one of the main streets to have a contest. Makes me think of the street contests of the 1980's. How about the Soquel Contest with the ramp over the car. Chad and the guys don't miss the opportunity to shred the streets.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hurricane in Arkansaw

Nick Gibson Hurricane

It wasn't the biggest hurricane but it did the job. Nick Gibson having fun in Gnarkansaw. Photo by Shawn Rogers.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday Soul ~ Sam Cooke

Irene is dumping on the East Coast. It is HOT on the West Coast. Looking nice through the middle of the US of A. No matter where you are, have a great day.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley and the Merced River,skateboarding,matt huse

Matt Huse shot this pic of the Yosemite Valley and the Merced River as he's been jamming around the country a bit. Best of luck to those on the East Coast who are prepping for Hurricane Irene. Have a good weekend.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Back in the Day

Dig it. What's your favorite video part? Have a great day.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lil Weezy

Word was Lil Wayne paid some dues over the weekend and got some stitches skating in St. Louis. That guy is amazing. Rap music might not be your thing and there are some strong arguments that the rap was done long ago but his music is some powerful stuff. That is a fact. I bet he gets good at skating because as you may know he works hard.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Back in the Day - Sean Sheffey

Check it out. Sheffey was a pioneer from the East Coast who changed it up. Have a great week.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

What would you do?

New flow team riders and life-long brothers Charlie and Scott Davenport show some skills on our Concrete Bomber cruiser. These dudes handle that it. What would you do?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Gabriel in Mexico

Gabriel Martinez,Mayas,Mexico,pyramids,skateboarding,skate Mexico

The pyramids in Mexico are astonishing in their size and detail. Gabriel who is a craftsman himself took some time to visit southern Mexico this summer. Photo is a Mayan pyramid in Chichen Itza. Truly this is amazing place to visit.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tony Karr's Mag Minute

Tony dropping some footage for a Skateboard Mag Minute. Tony always delivers some cool and clever tricks. Beatles muzak!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Max out yer summer...

Mike Gustafson olllie in ME,Sam McKenna photo,skateboarding

Dang! I swam in the ocean this weekend. It was refreshing. The salt in the water reduces swelling and many believe the cold temp works to promote circulation. Made me feel so good. While I'm all chilled out, Mike G shot this pic over the weekend. Ollie in ME. Dig the front hand. Northern crane style? Photo by McKenna. Have a great week.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday Soul

Classic from the Temptations. Enjoy and have a great day.

Friday, August 12, 2011


Patinas? Puedes hablar? Yo studied Espanol in high school, yo. Here's Vans' Mexico team at the Berrics. Have a great one.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ah! Skateboarding is still alive.

Sometimes I'm worried if the old school skate ethos is still alive and well. Just when I'm convinced that we've been sold out, I'm relieved when I see a fine video like this. Do it your f-ing self. Don't wait around for something to happen. Bring it and have a great day.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Back in the Day

Cool jam and smooth style. He skates like no other. Enjoy.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday Soul: Creedence

I feel like I finally got some sleep. Here's CCR with a classic. Have a great day!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Papa Jack's is closing

Ollie at Papa Jack's

It isn't the greatest park in the world but we love it, damn it! The City of Malibu is closing Papa Jack's Skatepark in October to allow a supermarket to be built. This one will be less than a mile from another supermarket. Super. Please contact Parks Director Bob Stallings at the City of Malibu to encourage him to find a new home for the skatepark because we need it. You can contact him here. Thanks for your help and please come out and skate our chill park.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Making it work

Mike Gustafson,skateboarding,Sam McKenna

Yes, life can be rough. Maybe you've heard people complain about rough ground that they can't skate. Mike G. and others in places with horrible ground just get out there and get it done. Make yourself responsible to make the best of your situation. When you're done with that check you're at. Or not. There's always a lot of tv to watch. McKenna photo.

Monday, August 1, 2011

August brings bee boards!


August is here and so are our honeybee boards. Here's Rudy with an 8.5. We use some of the best wood. These should be in shops by the end of the week. Have a great one.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday Soul: Godfather of Soul

Godfather of Soul and X Games action. Have a great day.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Raven Tershy wins X Games Park

Here's Raven's winning run with Tony Hawk doing the commentary. This is solid confirmation of how sick Raven is. Congrats to Raven and all the competitors. Recap is below. Have a great weekend!

PS. Don't pay attention to the ads before. They're just trying to sell you something.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Frickin X-Games

It's going down in downtown L.A. once again - X Games XVII. That's X-Games 17 if you don't speak Roman numerals. Check the Redbull Sheckler-centric coverage below if you can stomach the heavy duty "energy" drink influence. No matter what your beverage choice is, Sheckler kills it and might win it again. If you're in L.A. and you've never been, get over there and check it out. Sick stuff for the masses.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Tony Karr's Lowcard Ad

Tony Karr,backside crailslide,skateboarding

Here's Tony with a smooth backside crailslide at a Los Angeles ditch in Lowcard #39. Have a great week.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday Soul: Bloodstone

Classic jam from 1973 by Bloodstone. This song was featured in the film Jackie Brown. Dig it and have a great day.

Friday, July 22, 2011

East Coast Heat Wave

Gabriel Martinez Nollie Flip

It is too hot to skate so all you can do is chill. Gabriel is doing what he can to beat the heat. Nollie flip in NYC. Have a great weekend and stay cool.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mini-golf shred?

Is mini-golf done? Randy and friends give the course a second life in this short video. I still dig mini-golf.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Muska making the news...

Hollywood used to be a rowdy place where people would do all types of illegal stuff with little fear of being caught. Now if you do something wrong in Hollywood you could get popped and end up on TMZ. Here's some Muska footage to get the week rolling. Have fun and good luck.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Skateable House

Wow! I'm not sure if this has been built on site yet but check this out - skateable house! You can read more here.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

El Paso Skate Plaza

Rudy's back in El Paso for a second ripping the new skate plaza. That park looks sick. Check out Rudy's blog here.

Monday, July 11, 2011

How to have a great summer...

Mike Gustafson backside tailslide

I hope everyone is determined to have a great summer. You have to work at it to make it totally amazing. Maybe make some cool plans. Set some cool summer goals. Here's Mike G making the most of the nice weather with a gap to back tail in Maine. Is it me or do lots of the Maine skate photos seem to have a nautical theme? Have a great week.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sunday Soul

Ugh! Been a tough week for some of us over here. Looking forward to making the next one better. Make way for the positive day. One love.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Flying car

This is a crazy video about a flying car. No skateboarding here just a flying car. WTF?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Back in the Day ?

Does this feel like it was a long time ago? This will always be amazing. Have a great day.

Monday, July 4, 2011

July 4th 2011

We wouldn't leave you hanging today. Happy 235th Birthday U.S.A. Thanks to all those people who have worked and sacrificed to make this country safe and prosperous. I'm proud to love our beautiful United States. Have a great day.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sunday Soul

Sunday Soul by the way of Woody Guthrie. Enjoy the day.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Fourth of July Weekend

Mark Villero,feeble grind,skateboarding,Agoura Hills,California

Holiday weekend is here! At least in the U.S.A. it is. Here's Mark celebrating his freedom with a feeble grind at the local learning center. Photo by Rudy. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

These two guys are sick...

Jimax made this video of two new MXMXM / Munchies team riders. This video has some great tranny skating and some super-pop ledge skating. Jima knows how to drop a sick video and these guys are great. I want to go to Japan.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Subway shot

skateboarding,SAC,Skate All Cities,Gabriel Martinez,NYC

Gabe and Rick as seen in Abijah's glasses. Subway in NYC. Have a great day.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Soul : Otis Redding

Give it a try and have a great one. You know I will.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Trick Tip: How to Tre Flip

Here's Rudy Garcia teaching you how to bust tre flips. Good luck with it and have a great weekend.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wild in the Streets

The man will never understand what it is to street skate with your friends. I'm glad that's how it is. Is the on-site reporter a Sleestak? Wild in the Streets!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Go Skateboarding Day

skateboarding, Go Skateboarding Day

Don't even get Gary started on Go Skateboarding Day. He'll let you know. Whether you're down for the whole G.S.D. thing or not, it makes sense to get your skate on if you can. As you get older it gets a little tougher. So whoever you are, wherever you are, roll around a bit if you can. Hippies dig the Solstice Action. Tony have a Happy Birthday. Pic is locals at PJ's Skatepark in Malibu. Wild in the Streets in L.A. today.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Big Kinked Rail

Mark Villero,Agoura High,feeble grind,skateboarding

Mark and Rudy were getting it done and having some fun in the San Fernando Valley on Sunday. Mark feebled this rail after he and Rudy skated another rail and some ledges. Fun times with some sik skatin. Thanks Perkle.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday Soul - Isley Brothers

Not quite summer out here in So Cal but we're rolling with it. For your Sunday, the Isley Brothers do Seals and Croft on Soul Train. Dig, that's a taste of the 70's. Enjoy your day.

Friday, June 17, 2011

How to Smith grind

So there some skate tricks that are named after people. The Smith grind is named after its inventor Mike Smith, the vert skater who rode for Madrid and others and the ollie is named after Alan "Ollie" Gelfand. There must be more. Let me know if you can think of any. Check out Randy's Smith grind video and have a good weekend.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Spend the Summer in Maine

Mike Gustafson,Fakie Front Nose,slideskateboarding,Maine,Sam McKenna

Maine is the spot in the Summer! It has cool weather and super long days. If you can get up there, you should do it cuz it is nice. Mike G is there all year round. Fakie Front Noseslide. Pic by Sam McKenna.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Trick Tip

Maybe you already know how to heelflip. Check this video out and let us know if we got it right. Randy Chew at Lincoln Heights Skatepark.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Skate Cuba

Havana Cuba skatepark,skateboarding

I was in Cuba several weeks ago and it was great. It was different than what many of us are used to. For example, they don't have any skate shops and many people don't seem to have enough to eat. The people are super nice and it is beautiful place. You can connect Cuban skaters here at Amigo Skate Cuba and get a feel for the scene. Check it out and have a good week.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Soul : Stevie Wonder

If you're healthy and free to follow your dreams, that's something to enjoy and to make the most of. Stevie Wonder always seems to remind me of that. Have a great day.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Weather you like it or not

nollie flip out,Cyril Bayon,skateboarding,how to ollie,Underground Wheel Co.

Summer weather is on in many parts of the world. Not so much here. Cyril with a nose manual nollie flip out in Lille France. Pic by V. Raubaire. Every day is go skateboarding day. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Back in the Day: Keenan Milton

Keenan Milton was the nicest guy in skateboarding. He was cool to everyone and he ripped with great style. Keenan was friends to lots of different people from all different backgrounds. My experience was that he made you feel appreciated for whatever you had to offer. He definitely ripped and you can watch lots of videos of that. If you want to be like he was, start by being cool and nice to everyone.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Grillenium Falcon

Grillenium Falcon food trucks

Raining in SoCal today. I'm hungry and I came across this photo. This truck is making the rounds in Fayetteville, Gnarkansaw. We've come a long way from the basic taco truck. Have a great week.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday Soul : Eric Burdon & War

Classic stuff from War with Eric Burdon. Is this just a dream?

Friday, June 3, 2011

Tony Karr is always filming.

I found this footage on the internet and had never seen it. Just more cool stuff from Tony Karr. Stretch before you skate and have a great weekend.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Back in the Day : Daniel Lebron

Spanish skater Danny Lebron came to LA in the 90's and ripped it up, spoke great English and was fun to chill with. Here's his part from L.A. County with music by Paco de Lucia. Enjoy the summer weather.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Monday

Nick Gibson back tailslide

Many Americans and their love ones have made sacrifices to protect our interests and freedom. Please take some time to think about that and enjoy the day. Nick Gibson with a back tail at Herman's Hole.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday Soul : Roy Orbison

Hope the weekend's going well. Here's a classic from Roy Orbison. Enjoy your day.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Holiday Weekend

Mike Gustafson SW Front Blunt,skateboarding,Portland Maine

Mike Gustafson with a switch front blunt in Portland ME. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Back in the Day : Stevie Williams

This was my favorite video part in my favorite video back when I was a young dude. Stevie represented the East Coast ledge skaters to the fullest and so many kids from the East were mad proud of his skating. The Reason is one of my all time favorite pieces of art. I think it is safe to call it that. Enjoy.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cuba Skate Trip

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BS flip in Havana

I just got back from an amazing skate trip to Cuba. You may know that Cuba is a Communist island nation that has weather like Florida, very hot and humid. We went there to hook up skaters in Cuba because people are poor, life is hard and there aren't any skate shops. Going there made me feel lucky to have some of the things we take for granted, starting with clean water and plenty to eat. The people were great hosts and it is a beautiful place. Click on the pics to see a gallery. Thanks to everyone who made the trip great.

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Old Car and house in Havana

Monday, May 23, 2011

Gnarkansaw Travels

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Gnarkansaw's Nick Gibson headed north to Herman MO to skate a legendary spot tucked back in the woods. I always love seeing spots like this and this one is sick. Cool spot, cool vibe. You can check out Herman's Hole at and the local scene at Thanks to the owner JP for hosting. Good times were had by all. 

pool skateboarding,skate,skate MO

Getting it done.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday Soul

Have a great day.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sharks' Pride !?!

ryan farley ollies for sharks' pride,sharks' hockey

holdin it down for my city san jose not the biggest hockey fan but when it comes to my town - GO SHARKS!!! haha we got the canucks to beat and then we play for the stanley cup! they play again tomorrow. i'm pretty hyped on this photo my filmer taylor morgan took you can see security in the background already to kick me out. lady was hatin. lol. -FARLEY

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rudy's Recent Footy

Here's Rudy Garcia's most recent footage for Dekline. Rudy works to get it right. That's how you do it and you probably know that. Have a great one.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Back In the Day: Pat Brennen

This one's for all the Pasadena Homies growing up skating in the early 90's. Pat was a local legend. I remember watching his part in the Powell Parelta Video, Celebrity Tropical Fish (VHS tape,) and going to all the spots he skated and trying to do the same lines he did at those spots. Sadly he passed away prematurely in a car crash. miss you man! check it.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday Soul

This one is a crowd-pleaser at any soul club. Crumbs from the Table by The Young Disciples and Co. will get your feet sliding and suit sweating. Put your Fred Perry on, kick up your Clark's and enjoy! 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Randy Chew's Food Reviews

El Tepeyac East L.A. - The Hollenbeck Burrito! This is the ish!
My friend Drew and I were on a hunt for a new burrito spot that I was told about but the directions were so vague that we ended up here.  Maybe you've watched Man vs Food and know that this place is famous for having the Manuel's special.(look it up). This thing is like the size of a newborn baby.  If you can finish this then it's free or you win a trip to the bathroom or something.  Anyways, the Hollenbeck is a half the size version of the Manuel's Special. My friend and I split it and it was perfect as we were both stuffed. Defintely a stop on the burrito tour.  This gets 4.5 burritos out of five because I was too full.  Go there and who knows maybe Manuel might come through with a shot of tequila.  Its not unheard of.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Back in the Day: Billy Valdes

Ah, seems like it was yesterday. Billy had the energy of fifty or sixty men and it was always a party when you rolled with him. His back tailslides and back heelflips were among the most stylish. Here's his part from L.A. County. Have a great week.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sunday Soul

A classic by the Stones and another by the Intruders. Happy Mothers' Day to all. Special thanks to Squid for hosting a fine birthday bash in Griffith Park. Have a great day.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Cyril Bayon

Cyril Bayon BS Tailslide in France,skateboarding france,back tailslide

Cyril at the Ficelle Picarde 2011 which is kinda of a bum rush street contest in northern France. We had a cool video from last year's event and will most likely post one from this year's. Cyril with a back tailslide. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Nick's not scared

Nick Gibson,5050 grind,over the channel

Nick will step to almost any obstacle. 5050 over the channel somewhere near Kansas City. Have a great one.

Monday, May 2, 2011

James Juarez's Ad in Lowcard #38


Here's James Juarez tailsliding a roof in Lowcard #38. Not the cover pic but the ad in color. For some of us it is like a weight has been lifted now that Osama bin Laden is gone. Although his killing doesn't bring back those lost, it's fortunate to be able to have some closure and justice. Enjoy your health and freedom and have an excellent week.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sunday Soul - Stevie Wonder

New month is upon us and the old one is done. Have a great day and a great month.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Powerful weather

Arkansas Lightning,April 2011 storms,southeast storms,Nick Gibson

Storms have been slamming the southeast. Nick snapped this lightning pic in Arkansas with a Canon 1D. Updated: You may have heard how these storms have been destructive in Alabama. You can see more lightning pics here.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hate to see you go...

Many of us who skate Papa Jack's in Malibu love it lots. We're sad that it will be closed in October. We'll make sure to have fun before it goes and we'll remember all the good times. Please leave a comment in support of a permanent skatepark in Malibu. Thanks. UPDATE: The City of Malibu seems psyched to move the skatepark to nearby Bluffs Park. That seems to be what might happen. We'll keep you updated.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Back in the Day: Fernandez Bros.

The Fernandez brothers came to L.A. to skate, chill, and have a good time. In the 90's there were lots of skaters from all over the world skating in Southern California. There weren't any parks. Only street. Here's Jesus' and Alfonse's part from L.A. County. Have a great week.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunday Soul

This how we do it where I'm from. Have a Happy Easter and an excellent day.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Todd got some pics in Lowcard

Todd Griffiths,front pivot stall and front rock,skateboarding

Todd skates the unskateable and that's always been the deal. These pics are in Lowcard #38. Have a good Friday.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

4/20 Flavor with Ryan Farley

Bay area hippies are the O.G.'s. Ryan's chill style reflects that. This video is slick, all HD and fresh. Have a great day.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Skate the Northlands!

Lousy weather? Skate inside. That's how it goes down in North Dakota. Chad and the guys from This let it loose.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Back in the day - Chris Franzen

Here's something for you. In the late 90's there was a lot of street skating going on at USC, Lockwood, Fairfax High and other schools. Chris Franzen was an innovator who took switch tricks to a new size and scale. Here's his part from the skate video L.A. County. We'll try to throw vids from back in the day every Monday. Have a great week.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday Soul

Drum solo at 2:49. Wherever you may be, have a great day.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Park in Tokyo

Jima sent us a video of a huge, new park in Tokyo. This is a new thing for the city. It used to be that the only "permanent" places for skating in Tokyo were indoor minis and bowls. Some of these were amazing but all were small. There was also a small ledge park in a courtyard that had a bunch of action. Now there's a huge park in Tokyo that looks like it has something for everyone. No doubt this park will inspire much ripping as Japan has a long tradition of shredding. Join us in providing Tsunami Relief here.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Front Salad in El Paso

Rudy Garcia front salad grind,learn to skateboard,kickflip

Rudy fights the wind to do this front salad in El Paso, Texas. Nice trick. Nice spot. Nice pic.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday Soul: Maggot Brain

F what you heard. This is a thang. Maggot Brain live in 1983. There is little to say about this. Just listen and have a great day.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Jima in Boardkill Mag

Jima Crooked Grind in Tokyo,skateboarding

Jima lives in Tokyo and there are lots of cool spots but so many people that you've can only hit some of them up at night. Here's Jima with a crooked grind at that type of spot. This photo was in Boardkill Magazine. You can still donate to earthquake relief efforts here. Thanks and have a great day.