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.
Rick talks about his latest éS ad, shoelaces, and underwear at the éS site.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to win.
It’s at 8495 Ontario. $10 Drop In.
Call for reservations at 604 324 4962 or 604 726 2902.
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
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.
TENS IS THE MAGIC NUMBER
words Frank Daniello
Ben Stoddard and Dave Ehrenreich from Vancouver’s Don’t Sleep Productions [justdontsleep.com] 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.
TICKET TO RIDE
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 [blvdskateshop.com] 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.
SKIPPING DRAMA – THE BRANDON DEL BIANCO INTERVIEW
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.
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.”