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Cons Project Toronto Recap

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Last Saturday, nearly 50 kids participated in the latest CONS Project: Toronto workshop series, this one focusing on Filming Skate Videos.”  The workshop was geared to aspiring skate filmmakers, producers, and directors who learned the skills of filming and editing skate video content through the use of smartphone technology.

Acclaimed filmmaker, Nick Genova (“BLTwo” and “Eulogy”), and Blue Tile Lounge’s Rob Lane (“Four Letter Word” and “Fist Full of Loonies”) led the workshop, with the help of Converse CONS Skate Ambassador, Don “Nuge” Nguyen.

Photos courtesy of James Morley and Converse.


The students assemble to hear the teachings of Nick and Rob.


All eyes and ears. Future makers of skate magic, we hope.


The Nuge gives the documenters something to focus on. Heelflip.


Nick explains how all that hardware works together to create the goods.



Taylor Johnston gets up on the wall!

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Trent Matley Nosegrinds on the simulated streets.


Solid turnout and solid crew!

foundation Secret Society Conlan Killeen

Friday, October 17th, 2014

In Conjunction with Foundation and Ultimate Dist., Metro is proud to declassify a few entries from the book of (F)’s Secret Society. Conlan Killeen @genghisconlan definitely got the blood of a true Canadian ripper! With both a rad trick selection and smooth style Conlan’s skating is all around good time to watch! Foundation Secret Society is a group of riders representing Foundation Super Co. regionally throughout the USA and internationally. With that the riders also are representing their local skate shop in that region. Both the rider and the shop are chapter members of Foundation Super Co. We are all working together to helping build their local skate scene.

Powell-Peralta Extra Photos

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Deville Nunez the Powell Peralta team manager and great photographer gives us some of his extras from the tour. Enjoy!

Brendon Villanueva, lipslides through the caps and kinks at the New Spot.


Brendon Villanueva, poses while on the drive up to Squamish.


Brendon Villanueva, frontside kickflips at Chuck Bailey in Surrey.


Bucky , kickflips over the fence at Lonsdale park in North Vancouver.


Bucky tries to wash the die out of his hair at Lynn Canyon.


Bucky, frontside noseblunts at Railslide park in Coquitlam.


Backside tailslide through the kink, Bucky has no problem skating all spots.


Bucky having a hard time washing the die out.


Charlie Blair pops a huge backside kickflip over the hip at Seylynn park.


Charlie Blair, frontside air at a backyard ramp.


Charlie Blair hikes the trails of North Vancouver.


The picnic table at Railslide park is a big gap, Charlie Blair kickflips during the demo.


Ice Bucket after a long day of skating.


The crew on the way to Brohm Lake.


Chuck Bailey demo.


Zack Kuehne frontside kickflips over the cement couch.


Make sure you watch the street video we just posted as well. Click Here.

Vans Crockett Pro Mid

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

The Vans Gilbert Crockett Pro shoe has a new sibling, the Crockett Pro Mid. Featuring all the good stuff you got in the original, like Duracap, Wafflecup, and Ultracush HD, now in a midtop!  If you’ve taken one to many snakebites to the ankle or heel, this is going to be the shoe for you. Check out the Crockett Pro commercial from earlier this year, and some images of the new midtop version below.

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Eric Koston, Atiba and Ako Jefferson and… Andrew WK ?

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

This is one of those “what the hell” type things you find on the internet. An Andrew WK kids show featuring Atiba and Ako Jefferson playing “kick the can” with Eric Koston.

20 Years of chocolate skateboards video

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

20 years of Chocolate. It all started back in 1994 and they’ve on fire ever since!

Adidas X Krooked with Mark Gonzales

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Adidas and Krooked have released a nice looking collar and have put out this nice looking video to go along with it.

Adrift Skate Shop Stuck Up Kids

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Adrift Skateshop in Toronto is coming out with their full length skate video ‘STUCK UP KIDS’ featuring KAYO Canada riders Cephas Benson (EXPEDITION) and Koty Brown (DGK). The video is set to drop in October/14.
Featured team: Cephas Benson, Koty Brown, Donavan Jones, Jacob Williams, Justin David, Kevin Tio, Noah Tynes,

Ty Peterson At Vancouver Plaza

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Edmonton Alberta’s Ty Peterson threw down a quick little 60 second edit at the Plaza in Vancouver.

Kayo Canada Team Demo Repentigny Quebec

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Timebomb Trading’s KAYO Canada spent nine days in Montreal this September. On the trip they skated a demo along side of Universe Boardshop at the Repentigny Skate Plaza.
Check the video. It includes: Wade Desarmo, Andrew McGraw, Jason Wilson, Cephas Benson
Mitch Barrette, Chad Dickson, Mike Campbell, Koty Brown, Dillon Moore, Mitch Donovan.

Cons Project Comes To Toronto

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Hey Toronto area skaters! Want to learn how to shoot and edit skate videos like a pro? Visit Blue Tile Lounge for details or check this link .Skate with Don Nguyen while learning from professional skate shooters about tricks of the trade.


Blue Tile Lounge and Converse CONS Skate Ambassador,
Don “Nuge” Nguyen to Lead Interactive Workshop in Parkdale

WHO:                         Converse CONS announces the return of CONS Project: Toronto, a series of community projects designed to inspire the next generation of creative spirits through interactive skate, art and music workshops. The second installment of CONS Project: Toronto will focus on “Filming Skate Videos.”

WHAT:                       Encouraging aspiring skate filmmakers, producers, and directors to register today, “Filming Skate Videos” will teach participants the skills of filming and editing skate video content through the use of smartphone technology. Acclaimed filmmaker, Nick Genova (“BLTwo” and “Eulogy”), and Blue Tile Lounge’s Rob Lane (“Four Letter Word” and “Fist Full of Loonies”) will lead the workshop, with the help of Converse CONS Skate Ambassador, Don “Nuge” Nguyen.

As one local component of the overarching North American CONS Project initiative, CONS Project: Toronto is slated to continue alongside other workshops in key cities including New York, Los Angeles, and Boston. This specialized program, geared towards up-and-coming skate and art talents, offers extensive, hands-on workshops with renowned legends and up-and-coming super stars at no cost.


adidas skateboarding new stripes

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Adidas comes out swinging with the announcment of three new ams to the team. Na-Kel Smith, Miles Silvas and Tyshawn Jones are all sporting the 3-stripes.

Double Standard Webisode #4

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Set to release spring 2015. Double Standard is a Canadian production featuring: Jon Cosentino, Andrew Wenckstern, Dave Hnatiuk, Jesse Belrose and Byron Ready. The Ontario based project is sponsored by Concrete Skate Mag  Bones Wheels and Brostyle, London Skateboard Co-Op and The Board Shop.

Ambleside Skatepark Project On Kickstarter

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Located in West Vancouver BC, Ambleside skatepark is just plain old. It’s been around since 1993 and is in great need of a facelift. These ambitious cats are trying to raise money to get the thing fixed-up and ready to rock for summer 2015. They’ve had a lot of help from the Canadian skate community with a big push from the crew at Supra Distribution.
check the project at Kickstarter.


Palace Skateboards – Endless Bummer

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Palace Skateboards always put out a great edit full of amazing street skating and filmed like no other.

Ryan Decenzo In The Streets

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Ryan Decenzo takes to the streets with TJ Rogers in this short brought to us by The Dew Tour.