Thursday, August 26, 2010

Manny Mania 2010 - Stevie Williams vs. Darren Harper

A lot of information about it here and some videos were up as recently as yesterday but have since been taken down. The video showed Spencer Fujimoto smacking Darren Harper in the head with his board from behind and then you see the little bald Japanese dude running away and bailing over a guard rail. Not a very manly moment. Another video has popped up here that shows Darren punching Stevie in the face as well as Darren running and catching up to Spencer after getting hit.

Gravis Dylan Rieder

Wow. Taking the impossible to a whole new level. I wish I could pull off v-neck shirts and not look like a douchebag. Sometimes his back foot on 360 flips looks a little too dangly. Still a great clip. I think I'm going to grab some of those waxed canvas Dylan mids for the rainy Vancouver days.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Current early 90's

Early 90's kits, beats and indoor World-like park. Absolutely sick. Cameo's by Kareem, Shiloh and Kosick.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Resurrected Platinum Skateboards circa 03

A recent viewing of some Danny Wainwright footage brought me to skim the fat, where I noticed a skater that reminded me of something odd I encountered back in 2003.

When I was vacationing in Italy that summer, I visited the northern part of the country in a fairly isolated and random city called Trento. I ended up in a store that had a full stock of Platinum gear, which at that point, had been out of business for at least 4 years. It was really weird... same logo but the only pros were Giorgio and Gianni Zattoni, which, as far as I knew, were some random Italian Powell vert guys. I guess whoever owned the Platinum trademark sold it and let these brothers do their thing with it in Italy. Pretty strange.

Platinum had some serious riders when they existed in the 90's... Henry, Moses, Arto, Tas and Ben Pappas, Bokma. Pretty sick.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Ishod Wair

Pretty amazing he was just a random Berrics Bang Yo Self kid in 2008 and fast forward to now, the winner of yesterdays Maloof Am Contest. Did some googling and found this Love Gap switch flip. Holy crap!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Maloof Money Cup 2010

Many couch critics diss the flailing arms of Torey Pudwill. At the start of this clip, he actually whacks himself in the face! Regardless of the arms, the dude is on some serious next level shit with his tricks, pop and consistency. Same can be said for Chris Cole and Ryan Decenzo. Nyjah and Malto are right there as well. Finals should be a decent watch.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Menstruation Skateboards

"some girls bleed more than once a month"

My wife was horrified when she saw this advertisement at the Karlsplatz station in Vienna. Turns out it was a Secession Art Museum piece. Check out the decks here.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Forever young

This track has grown on me ever since I watched Napoleon Dynamite. Everyone in this video looks like they're having a blast!