Saturday, December 11, 2010

A few recent things

Here's a few recent photos. Some you may have seen in print, some you haven't.

Marty Murawski and Jeremy Wray taking
a breather from the Ontario humidity this
past summer.

Kody Thompson, nosegrind through the skinny.

Jesse Landen, kickflip over the rail and into
the bank.

Marty Murawski, backside 180 nosegrind revert.

Mikey Plantus, ollie into the death bank. Shot
this on colour as well but just got the black and
white roll back.

Also updated the website with a few photos, take a look here.

Monday, December 06, 2010


I figure it's pretty safe to go digging through the files on my computer and try and find something cool to post.

For the first archive post I'm going to take you back to this past July when I was in Vancouver. Dane Collison was driving the crew of us guys around and took us to this school yard where Colin spotted this wall rail. He's got a weird fetish with wall rails; he can skate them damn good.

Inspection and wax.


and longlens. It's always nice when the skater
is taking a bit longer than normal so you can
play with angles.


Overall, the spot kind of sucked but Colin battled it out and got his trick, as seen above. In hindsight, this was pretty much a warm up spot for what we were about to roll up to next....

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Justin Cefai Believes

A good pal of mine from Michigan who is now living in Santa Monica, California just got on board with Hype! Skateboards. Congrats Justin, keep on ripping!

About two summers ago in Central LA.
Backside 180 nosegrind revert.

Check out his intro video here.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Attack of the Slack

It seems like the burn out has hit everyone as the end of the season draws near, myself included. The next time you see a blog post it might be mid-winter in some southern state.

A somewhat chilly Michigan weekend.
Ben, frontside bigspin.

The weekend after and much nicer.
Jamie, nollie heel to fakie.

And the weekend after that.
Beaster, backside 5-0.

Byron's got a nice front board.

Tyler at the fat stack.

Kinda over it, and out.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The End is Near!

It's a heart break and a fact that all skateboarders have to face when September swings around. Yes, the end of the season is near. No longer can we count on every day being a sunny, warm and being able to skate without lights and a generator until 9:30 in the evening. The plus side to all of this is that when it is sunny it's the most perfect time for skating. A light sweater for protection just incase you do happen to get roughed up all the while remaining comfortable and not sweating buckets...ah yes, perfection. Below is a good example of a perfect fall weekend: sunny and perfection temperatures.


It's Beaster! Caballerial.

Met up with Tyler O'Grady and he wanted to
huck at some stair case switch stance. I obliged.

Put your hands in the air, it's Sunday and

Mitch got down with
a noseslide.

Jamie backed him up going switch-footed.

There were a few minute kinks to be worked

Jesse, front lip.

"The Dark and Sad side of
Christopher Quick" coming to
a theatre near you!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

On Point

It always seems like long weekends suddenly sneak up on us skateboarders and plans to get some solid shredding done never actually see the light of day -until this past weekend. What better a crew to make it happen with the often-ten-deep-or-more Windsor guys. Shred sticks with their respectful owners came from all over -Oshawa, Windsor, Orangeville and myself, Kitchener. Even after nights of heavy partying we were all somehow coordinated enough to beat mother nature as she rained off and on every couple hours and would throw in heavy wind storms here and there. No holds were barred when it came to skating spots. If someone had something in mind we made it happen regardless of distance...within reason of course. One day we were even out and skating by 9:30 in the morning. That's some serious dedication when it comes to talking about skateboarders!

Warm up spot, Vanderhoof. It was probably
around 10:30am when we shot this which meant
we had already been shredding for an hour.

Jesse, 5050 ollie past the curb.

Jamie, boardslide with ease.

Over the course of the weekend we couldn't
tell whether the rain meant packing up or
just waiting it out.

We waited it out.

Mikey, front blunt to fakie.

Andrew lent us the bungee for the day.
Deadly fun indeed. Mikey Plantus isn't ever
allowed to be near one of these things again.

I can only imagine what you're thinking right

Jesse hitting it backside.

Dillon, Dy-lon, Pilon, hardflip.

Over and out. weekend?

Thursday, September 02, 2010

That griptape....

Spent the last couple days with some of the London crew and checked out the new Emerica video "Stay Gold" with them on Wednesday. Check out some photos below for the antics.

Colin, switch boardslide.

He said the shop ran out of regular griptape,
I'm calling bullshit. Either way that grip is

....shake junt for life I guess.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Down with....Kitchener?

I was pretty stoked to have Jesse, Hill and Quick roll through Kitchener for the day to try and hit some spots. It seems to be that if I bring someone in from outside of the city it's almost a sure bet for them to get a decent trick. We also hit up Guelph the next day to shralp some spots around there with Mr. Pryma. Unfortunately Sunday was way fucking hotter than Saturday and I think everyone came down with some sort of mild heat stroke while Mitch got the worst of it and started chucking. Heat stroke ain't no joke...hydrate fools.

That's Hill on the right questioning my integrity
and whether or not I know what a skate spot is.
At this moment I was scraping algae off the bottom
of the ditch to try and make it less slick for
my buddy.....

....aaaand action!

Jesse made it out of this one
unscathed. Yeah, no clue.

This hydrant also decided to just pop up out
of no where.

Until next time...

Sunday, August 22, 2010

On the Scene

I guess one could say that some rather unusual skate sessions took place over the past week. Something to do with transport trucks in the middle of Dundas Square...yeah I don't quite know what that's all about either. See if you can make some sense of it below.

Ryan and Magnus checking out
a new spot.

It seemed ideal.

A bit of a change in scenery now.

All of Ryan's fans were there.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Concrete Photo Annual

Here are two photos of mine that ran in the Concrete Photo Annual issue.

Colton, front smith. I originally saw a video
of him eating absolute shit on this thing but
knew that if he went back I had to shoot it.
Sure enough...

Colin, front crook in the rain. The man has
'em like that.

Do yourself a favour and check out that issue. It's
got a lot of good stuff from photographers like
Rich Odam, Jeff Comber, Owen Woytowich and
Geoff Clifford.