Friday, May 27, 2011

Jamie Sadlowski

This is a pretty crazy exhibit of super high swing speed. He doesn't swing ugly and ape-ish like most other long driver. And he's Canadian!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

BA top 5 360 flips

Solid top 5 list. Aside from Lotti, his list is the same as mine.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

JB Gillet x 2

So stoked on JB. Always been a fan ever since this 411 Wheels of Fortune. There's something extremely fluid about the way he skates. Quick snap and flick.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Andrew Reynolds: Emerica Stay Gold B-Side

Dude is so gnarly. Stoked on the music free footage. Although that Shane guy who's always cheering is annoying.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Ankle Brace

I was on crailtap the other day and saw something about ankle braces in the Q&A section. Mike Mo's suggestion is this one. I click on it expecting it to be a good recommendation but it looks like a piece of crap. I can't even recall how many useless elastic/compressive style ankle braces I went through in the early 90's. This style of brace basically doesn't have enough support to prevent a weak ankle from re-tweaking.

An older skater in my city suggested this Swed O Lok one and it basically changed my life. It laces up and has removable plastic support pieces that mold to the sides of your ankle. If your sprain is really bad, keep the plastic in. If it's not too severe, take the plastic out. It really is an amazing product. I rocked one for 4 solid years in the 90's. There were times since when I was skating less and I didn't need one anymore but when I badly sprained my ankle last summer, I got back on the Swed O Lok program. I was also quite stoke on Daryl Angel's ankle brace in Slap's One in a Million. Image from here.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Style vs. Technical

Good timing for this great Austyn Gillette clip above to be released in the same week as Torey Pudwill's Battle Commander. They are both park clips yet the viewing experience of each is extremely different. The former is mostly more basic tricks but with a great style and flow while the latter is primarily ledge dancing with flailing arms. I think Pudwill is a sick skater with great pop and he does some f^cked up insane tricks but I don't find his skating easy on the eyes. For me, I'll take the Gillette clip 9 times out of 10.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Lockwood x Gino

Gino sighting! Awesome! Hope he has some solid footage in the new Chocolate video. From Crailtap's ben there done that. I like the caption "A Starbucks latte is the 40 of the 2000's." lol.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Arcade - SADville

This graphic is pretty funny... the pot plants, the yellow mustache, black sheep. All that's missing is a rag in his hand or in his back pocket. This lady I used to work with would be clicking for hours on her crops in this Farmville game... click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click.

Arcade currently had a board special set up to encourage supporting smaller companies... $40 + shipping via paypal. email: with subject line: SWAG.