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.
Alex Morin puts it down for Bones Wheels in this video from the Exo Skatepark in Quebec City.
Enjoy another trailer of sorts for Double Standard, coming this spring from Jordan Guzyk and the rest of this crew.
Watch Spencer Hamilton and the rest of the Expedition One crew in this new full-length video.
Coastal Riders adds a polite young man by the name of Michael Ray to the team.
Saskatoon ripper Justin Schwan has been added to the ever-growing Four Wheel Company team. Good looks for both parties.
It’s not every day you get completely floored by a video part from a guy you’ve barely or never heard of. Today will probably be that day for you though after watching this part from Jeff Srnec. Jeff is a guy who seems to be just doing his thing in Lasalle and Windsor, ON, going to school and skating for fun. The thing is, he just so happens to skate on another level than most, and I think you’ll be pleasantly stoked with this part.
When you’ve got to work all day, you skate all night. This Toronto crew makes it happen before their morning alarm clocks snap them back to the realities of dish pits and stock rooms.
Adam Hopkins comes through with 5 heavy moves at Hastings Bowl in Vancouver. That was a textbook fastplant.
Nolan cruising… Lewis wally-ing… Lewis no-land… Nolan loses… Lew-cru Nol-wal… ok, Nolan Waller rides for Lewis Cruise.