Archive for December, 2009

In4Mation &Vans Skate Jam – Dec 17th

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009


In4Mation & Vans Skate Jam

Chukka Lows Shoe Release Party

Check out the video of the Best trick contest hosted by Vans & In4mation At The Brand new pool at the No Damn Good Skatepark in Montreal. Featuring: Casey Mcdonald, Hugo Balek, Pat Tremblay & Riley Boland.

McCrank Interview

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Rick talks about his latest éS ad, shoelaces, and underwear at the éS site.


Red Bull in Hawaii

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

While monstrous waves were hitting Hawaii’s North Shore, The Red Bull Skateboarding crew was in town hitting ledges and rails. Check out this video of Ryan Decenzo, Ron Deily, and Brandon Biebel skating Oahu.

Cody McEntire Spins One Up

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

McEntire gets Think’s newest ad with this huge tre shuv over a barrier. Speaking of huge – check out this footage of Cody at Wallenberg.


New Hubba Model – Jessica Fitch

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Hubba Wheels adds a new face to their already “stacked” roster. Check out Jessica’s new wheel ad. The rest of the girls can be found here.


New Lowcard Promo – Pissin’ In The Wind

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

New from “The Rag” is a video called “Pissin’ in the Wind” – and this is it’s promo.

lowcard pissing in the wind promo from westside skateshop on Vimeo.

D.I.Y America Part 2

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Here’s part 2 of D.I.Y America’s Skate & Create. This episode is called “Preseverance”. If you missed part 1 you can check it here.


Stump The Chief

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

The fellas over at Deluxe sit the “Chief”, Jamie Thomas, down for a little quiz. What’s so important about this quiz? Well, the outcome will determine what the graphic of his new pro truck will look like. Some of the designs are pretty creative. This is part 1. Part 2 here.


Why Should I Pick You?

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Corey Duffel is giving away a Tony Hawk Ride game to anyone who can tell him why they deserve this awesome gift. Simply email your response to for your chance to win.


Dogway Video #8 Day By Day

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Here’s a great video montage with Jesus Fernandez, Dani Lebron, Enrique Lorenzo, Javier Sarmiento, Pablo Dominguez & Raul Navarro rippin it up in beautiful Spain.


Skate the DrySpot

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Here’s a look at the DrySpot, Vancouver’s only indoor skate park created by Monke Skateboards, Ben Chibber.


It’s at  8495 Ontario. $10 Drop In.
Call for reservations at 604 324 4962 or 604 726 2902.

Features include:

  • 3 ft high x 12 ft mini ramp
  • 3 ft platform with a 5 set, interchangeable hubba and step up gap
  • 8 ft granite ledge!
  • Mannie pad
  • Flat bar
  • MJ Ledge
  • 5 ft Quarter pipe
  • 5 ft flat bank

Here’s a good look at the park with the Skatelife hommies: Jordan Smail, Mike Rogers, Antho Collos, Justin Knibbecke, Adam Tag, Ryan Hughs, Tom Ward, Jeff Stone, Peter Eley, and Aleks Sasha Shams

Filmers: Garret Holborn and friends


Monday, December 21st, 2009

Just Another Day
cover photo and caption Mike Stanfield

Back when I used to live in Vancouver, SCOTT “SCOOTER” DECENZO and his older brother Ryan were just two little groms who shredded Delta, BC everyday. Scott was the quieter of the brothers, and let his skating do the talking. Fast-forward three years, and this particular day was no different. Scoot slashed through almost two layers of his board during this California LIPSLIDE down a gnarly curved and knobbed rail, while Plan B filmer Hoops yammered on about God knows what. And the fact that we had to sneak into this private gated condo community full of BMW-driving rich people only added to the anxiety. But for Scott, this was just another day where his skating did the talking.

words Frank Daniello

Ben Stoddard and Dave Ehrenreich from Vancouver’s Don’t Sleep Productions [] were ready for a new challenge after already tackling the more traditional approach to skate videos with 2006’s Bigger And Better Things and 2008’s Sophomore Jinx. In May 2009 they loosely tossed around an idea that grew into TENS – a free form (and free) video concept that showcases ten tricks from an abundant selection of Canadian skaters.

BLVD takes SF by Transit

With congested roadways and parking issues becoming more commonplace in our cities, it seems that people are finally looking to public transportation systems as an effective way to get around. This was carefully taken into consideration when the time came to pick an appropriate destination for the first BLVD Skateshop [] team trip. The need for good skate spots goes without saying, but being able to get to those spots without rentals was also a priority since we’d be rolling 12 deep.

The Windsor Hut – Steady Pushing
words and photos by Owen Woytowich

Nestled in the lower east end of downtown Toronto, the Windsor Hut is a unique skate house, which likely yields the most productive family of skateboarders anywhere. That may sound like a huge claim, which I suppose it is, but any visitor to the Hut will be quick to testify on its behalf after even just the briefest of time spent there. Here is a little bit about the family from room 211.

interview by Frank Daniello

When Lorne Park, Mississauga’s BRANDON DEL BIANCO is not out reinterpreting the urban environment of the Greater Toronto Area and beyond, he’s skating The Rail – his father’s indoor – or having a mellow session at the Port Credit skatepark near his family’s home.


Exposure Gallery

Identity – Jerry Hsu

Consider Jerry Hsu’s epic Enjoi Bag of Suck part in ’06; his “Guess Hsu?” induction onto the elite Emerica roster in ’08; his character in the EA Skate video game franchise, and his passion for random photography (which we featured in the 2008 Concrete Photo Annual). It’s safe to say that over the years Jerry has indirectly been in every Canadian skater’s home. Well, here he is again.

THE FIVE SPOT – Keegan Sauder

After wrapping up his part for Zero’s Strange World, Keegan Sauder didn’t learn about his subsequent rookie Pro status by word of The Chief himself. Instead, he read the news the same way everyone else did: “I was at a friend’s house in Encinitas and picked up a TransWorld that I hadn’t seen,” Keegan explains. “I saw that I had an ad for Zero, and when I looked closer it said, ‘Pro Model Out Now’. That’s how I knew it was official.”

Attention Goat Criddlers

Monday, December 21st, 2009

The Goat & The Occaisional Others are giving away a prize pack from Baker Skateboards. All you have to do is post this video to your Facebook or Twitter page. All day ery’ day.


Skull Skates Year End Sale

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Skull Skates is blowing out tons of great product but only until January 31st. Product is limited and sales are available instore only. Drop by PD’s Hot Shop 2868 W. 4th Ave. Vancouver to check it out. 604-739-7796


Green Apple’s “Peep Show”

Monday, December 21st, 2009


Green Apple’s “Peep Show” from Green Apple on Vimeo.

Luan & Bob On The Mini

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Two of Flip’s best tear-it-up on the mini ramp.