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.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Randy's Heelflip Video

Randy Chew ollie

We rallied early to put together a "how to heelflip" video and to skate some spots. Randy blasted a couple ollies and did a blunt kickflip to fakie at this spot on the east side. We had fine time and maybe just escaped getting jacked. All of this before 1p made for a long and interesting day.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tourist Ollie

Venice Skate Park,Gabriel Martinez

Frickin tourists! That's why the traffic is so bad in Venice. Here's NYC resident Gabriel Martinez trying to blend in at the Venice Park.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday Soul

The Godfather of Soul lets it loose in Switzerland (which btw is a great place to sell soul). There's an ad before this video but if you can make through it you'll see a taste of what made James Brown so successful. Have a great day.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sad to see them go :(

Nick Gibson FS Board,skateboarding

We're sad to see the closing of BE Skate in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Andy, the shop's owner, and BE have supported skateboarding and skaters in the area for many years. Try not to be too bummed Ft. Smith skaters but it is a tough one. Remember that if you support and shop at a local skate shop then you have a better chance of someone opening one. Thanks Andy for everything. We wish you the best.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Is it spring?

skateboarding,El Paso,full pipes

Rudy says he's moving to Cali to skate and to enjoy the weather and the green vegetation. Full pipes in El Paso. Have a great day.