Friday, September 26, 2008

Noodles going street!

The day was automatically going to be a good one in my books since I had school and work off, double wammy baby. Seizing the greatness of the day I made plans with Scott, Cam, Mack and Lucas to skate it up. We also had a guest arrival of none other than our boy Brandon "Noodles" Papp! The kid has been ripping it up at the park lately and Scott thought it would a great idea to take him to the streets for a day.

Everyone met up at the park where we warmed up and picked out a few spots for the day. After getting kicked out of the wedge (unheard of) I took Scott, Luc and Noodles to a bump over a gap. As luck would have it I had a portable pole jam spot in my trunk so we set that up and got the session going. Scott threw down a few tricks and Luc and Brandon both got their first pole jams in. Scott was so hyped on the session he decided to try and go for a banger trick and ended up rolling his ankle pretty badly. By this time Mack was off school so we went to pick that dude up and dropped Scott off. Cameron was also hanging around the park so he tagged along too.

All of us headed up to Waterloo and started at the min ditches. Fall is setting in so I really had to seize a skart (skate-art) moment with Luc. After finishing up we walked by a high electrical box and joked about skating it with a ramp. Cameron is way too serious for jokes and decided skating it off flat ground would be fine enough for him. Footage locked! The sun was setting (by 7:30pm!) so we checked out a few spots but decided it was good to end the day on that note. Overall I thought the day went really well and was pretty productive, thanks guys!

Scooter, polejam backside 180.

NOODLES, polejam.

Best buds.

Over and out.

Cameron, frontside noseslide.

Sidenote: My digital camera's shutter finally blew out so I probably won't have any updates for a while. If I had it my way film would be processed in 1hour and I'd have it scanned by the night. See you later!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Wallrides are for pussies!

The weekend was a fun one, that's for sure. Not in the sense that we got a ton of bangers but more or less just skating outside of Kitchener. Kitchener is cool, sometimes, but a change is cool. Saturday Isaac, Joel, Byron and Brody skated around Guelph for a bit. We also got to go try out the new concrete park they have there, fun stuff. Sunday was Londay day with a crew consisting of Cam "Trouble" Stokes, Aaron, Isaac and Joel. We also got to meet up with the former Brantford dudes (Jamie, Derek, Andrew and Dan) but now they live in London so I don't think we can call them that anymore. Fuck it! They're the Brantford Dudes forever.

Got some cool skating done, clips filmed and just had a good, sunny weekend in general. The cooler weather is setting in more frequently so everyone is really starting to cherish those "hot" 22 degree Celsius days.

Isaac, nosegrind.

Joel, switch crooked grind.

Aaron, back 180 switch 5050 revert.

Joel, noseblunter.

Just a still.

Andrew did this the same day too but I shot his
on film. This isIsaac digitally backside flipping
the bump to barrier.


Monday, September 15, 2008

Actin' a Fool

Lately we have been getting side weather from the hurricanes down south which has been making the skate dates a little bit more rare. Along with that the cooler weather is starting to hang around more often and all of us know what that means...

But, in between the shitty hurricane weather Cameron (and others, of course) have been able to actually get some skating done. On this particular day it was 35 degrees Celsius with the humidity, strange world.

Cameron with a rather lofty

Here's the footy with me acting a fool in the background. Filmed by Mackenzie.

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Detroit FILM Chronicles

I got the film back from the Detroit trip and let me say, I'm stoked! Here are (most) the shots for your viewing pleasure.

Jim with an ollie in a rock.

Mike Sholar with a front feeble sporting my
custom "flash glare" look.

Who skates a rail while it's wet with no light?
Shaun Hover does. Front smith.

Sorry Mike, I chopped your hand and my flash
didn't fire. Frontboard 14 first go.

Ben, frontside halfcab flip.

Chris, front board.

Daryl with a switch tre. Oh so butter....

Dave coming through with a new spot and
sweet lookin' switch ollie.

This was my last day in Detroit and also one
of my favourite photos. Duke is about to get
gnarly in the roof mini.

Duke again, boardslide.

That's it boys!

Friday, September 05, 2008

The Detroit Chronicles

I've been home for almost a week now and missing Detroit a bunch. This was the second time around that I was down in Detroit and met even more dudes with even more tricks and even more gnar, it was dope! Anyways, I'm not going to say much as I'll let the photos do the talking but as always, I will be back.

Chris was looking at this gap in ways nobody
has before.

Jim, ollie into the rock. For being
a filmer the dude can throw

Tag Team.

Adam Mueller has got some serious SNAPS!

Duke with a stylish front blunt.

Mike Sholar! This guy is a rail maniac but
you're going to have to wait for the film to see

Duke and Jim...light check.

Rainy Days at Landslide...I'll never forget how
Justin had to drop me off here because he had
to work. Eights hours....eight hours!!!

In the grimiest of the grime Justin seems to be
able to relax with a busted ankle. That's Daryl
getting some hang time.

Chris with a pokey front smith.

Kevin with a back lip in the
Cass Corridor. Being the biology
expert he is, Justin identified human
vertebrae that was just lying
on the ground.

While you're at it check out the video everyone down there is filming for at and the promo is here.