Tonight I decided to make this a “general” skate blog. Since it’s my blog, it will mostly be about me and my friends.
So here’s my part from the third NeverWas video, which was released back in October at StupidFest II. I am running out of tricks, so for the fourth video I will have to learn some new stuff and go to some new spots. I have some ideas, which is frustrating because for various reasons I’ve not been able to get out and skate. And right now I’m four days into a sinus infection, which sucks.
Anyway, here’s the video. My goal on this part was to do some freestyle on a bigger board, to sort of demonstrate to some of the old guys that FS can actually be like it was before stationary tricks and specialization temporarily ruined it. That’s its a fun thing to do, and there’s no reason one can’t have a few such tricks in their arsenal.
Soon I’ll write a bit more about the Philly Freestyle contest I was in back in September, but right now I want to post a video of this kid Steven Vera, who rides for Bustin Boards. Steven is rad, and has the added good quality of being a nice young dude and not prick. He entered the freestyle contest on a longboard, and really threw it down. It was nice to see someone (besides me) enter a flatland contest and NOT do what is expected. Killer.
Here’s a little intro to Vera’s skating. Good kid. Give him some propz yo.
My friend Chris has been drummer in the band Deep Snapper for many years now. They play punk-inspired rock. Or played. They have called it quits, at least for now, after 6 full length albums, countless shows, etc. I’m sure all the guys will continue making good rock music, which is something very needed in this lip-sync, over-sampled, over-autotuned world.
Yesterday Chris shot a bunch of GoPro footage. It is mostly me, at the usual hill, but unlike so many of the videos I post here this one has some actual “moves” in it.
Boards in this video are my Gravity Kalai with R-IIs and Gravity Hi-Grades, my Gravity Minicarve with Tracker 149s and Gravity Burners, and Chris’s Eastbilt 42″ kicktail with R-II and Gravity Burners.
I haven’t been posting here much, but I have been skating as much as the short days of Winter allow.