Nate Lacoste has more pop, power, and speed than he knows what to do with. Enjoy his new part and watch out for his guest artist wheel from Momentum, in shops soon.
Edmonton, once known as “The City of Champions” for the Edmonton Oilers dynasty and, with regards to skateboarding, most known for Street Demons and rails with plywood run-ups and landings, had fallen off the radar in recent years. Edmonton is back on the map now though, with a seemingly endless amount of coverage of the up-and-coming crew there that has taken skateboarding back to the streets. With Ty Peterson and Dylan Fulford leading the charge, enjoy this video and expect to see much more from these and more Edmontonians in the years to come.
“Alright, so basically its an Edmonton video featuring Ty Peterson, Donald Glover, myself, Dylan Fulford & more. Filmed with a vx1000 and a Hi8. Mostly Edmonton footage, but it’s got some Vancouver and Toronto in there as well. And the name ‘Mother’s Music’ is actually the name of the store in which the famous coped back alley ledge spot is at. Mother’s is just a big inside joke to us. We always say its the only ledge spot in Edmonton, unless you count Father’s ledge which is like 40 feet down the alley and also coped. Because we consider those the only ledges in Edmonton it just made sense to name the video after it, and I figured those who didn’t get the inside joke would just think we’re really into art or something.”—Nick Hale on the video and title. Check out a few of Nick’s photos below.
The polarizing figure that is Shawn Powers was in Canada recently, Vancouver to be more specific, for an art show of sorts at Crack Gallery. While he was in the city he hooked up with Briggs Ogloff and Antosh Cimoszko. The three collaborated to put together this video.
This is one of the most solid Canadian parts we’ve seen in a while. Mitch Donovan puts it down, with the support of Etnies Canada and Timebomb Trading.
Lured by the hills and wooed by the weather, Fourstar’s Canadian squad traveled to a spot-sightseer’s dream city, San Francisco. Watch Ty Peterson, Nick Moore, Derek Swaim, Cory Lakeman, and Charles Rivard shred the city by the bay, and see the feature article in our new issue, arriving in shops from coast to coast over the next week.
Michael Ray, Mike Schulze, Shay Sandiford, and more Ultimate Distribution riders help break in the new park in Powell River, BC.
We’ve been waiting for this, well, pretty much since 1966. That’s how far back Vans goes in skateboarding, and their deep roots will be apparent in their first feature-length video. That history, coupled with one of skateboarding’s master lensmen, Greg Hunt, in charge of directing, has laid the groundwork for Propeller, coming in May.
I am willing to bet that we will all be re-watching this video more than anything else that’s come out in recent memory. Greg Hunt’s track record over the years is rock solid, directing videos like Sight Unseen, The DC Video, and Mind Field. All of them are heavily-layered visual and sonic concoctions of stoke, built to stand the test of time. They are the types of videos we can show people to prove that skateboarding is more of a culture than just a sport. They are depictions of skateboarding that we can be proud of, rather than the depictions on TV and all over the internet that we shudder at.
The trailer above is 48 seconds built to cause anticipation and speculation. With such a large and diverse team, who will have full parts? Who will share parts? How will the legends fit in? Who will have the first part? Who will have the last part? Who’s going to be the breakout star? We can speculate on all this for now, and then I expect we will be talking about it all for some time to come. Start bugging your local shop now to make sure they have Propeller when it drops.
Hugo Papillon puts down a solid part for ULC. We are expecting to see a lot more of this kid in the years to come. Watch out for cameos from JS Lapierre, Antoine Asselin, Will Cristofaro, and more.
adidas Skate Copa will have a bump-to-bar at every 2015 stop.
A quick recap of the Vans skate Hi best-Trick Contest at Spin skate Park in Montreal. Shot by Brian Shannon.
Paul Liliani joins the currently resurfacing Alien Workshop team.
NEFF has released a, best-of skate, team video recapping their exploits throughout 2014. NEFF’s skate team is pretty tight and includes the following heads: Ben Raybourn, Matt Bennett, Dakota Servold, Moose, Nick Merlino, Jaws, Silas-Baxtger Neal and Leo Romero.
After watching Chris Joslin’s new part, set to an instrumental Coldplay jam, I couldn’t help but think of Ted DeGros’ part in Strange Brew. Watching the video when it was released back in 2008, I was quite surprised with the song chosen for Ted’s part, and I’m pretty sure everyone else was too. Whether or not you liked Coldplay, they had become a punchline and a strangely polarizing band.
“Kurt [Filiponne, the man behind the video] chose the song,” says Ted, who’s now tree climber/trimmer in California. “I picked an ELO song but he didn’t like it. I didn’t feel like arguing and I knew what Kurt was going for with the song. It was pretty much met with universal dislike. I don’t mind. You can’t make everyone happy.”
So now, seven years later, why not revisit Ted’s part? You won’t be shocked by the song this time, and you may find it actually works quite well with the edit. You can also just mute it and put on your own jams. Anything will be worth it to watch Ted’s last full part before he stepped away from professional skateboarding.
The Foundation Secret Society is a program from Foundation used to promote their flow riders. This week’s installment features Gab Lalande from Montreal, riding for Foundation through Ultimate Distribution. No crazy handrails or gaps here; just some very stylish tricks in an edit that makes skateboarding look like the amazing amount of fun we all know it is. If that line in the roadside ditch doesn’t make you want to go push around, I don’t know what will.
Coming late February… 2 Sensitive, a video that’s sure to be ripping and features some of Montrealers finest up-and-comers. More teasers to come.
Coalatree welcomes prairie boy Kevin Lowry to their program.