Saturday, December 18, 2010
first pet...Never had one...too busy traveling.
first car...Datsun pick-up i got from my dad.
first trick you learned...How to fall on my butt.
first snowboarder you looked up to...Terje.
first contest you won...Some finnish halfpipe competition.
first person to call when you win the lottery...My girlfriend.
first mountain...Talma glacier :)
first snowboard / skateboard...Burton AIR / can´t remember, maybe a birdhouse.
first concert...Rancid in Helsinki.
first thing you do in the morning...Open my eyes.
first big purchase...My first apartment.
first job...Never had a real job, i mean snowboarding of course.
last thing you ate...Cupcake.
last person you called...My friend Kummi in NYC.
last text you sent...Same person.
last thing you do before going to bed...Say good night.
last time you said "last time"...hmmm....I don´t really say that.
last concert...Kelis in Helsinki.
last mountain...Brighton, Utah.
last movie you watched...Despicable Me.
last close call...almost hit a rock after a powder ollie at Brighton.
last trick you filmed...Bs 180 onefoot over the picnic table.
last big purchase...My new car.
last thing that surprised you...How cold it is in NYC.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
snowboarder he is. So yeah, way to go Jason, go get some! But, in regards to the video itself, job well done. When I first started snowboarding there weren't many "team" videos like you see in the skateboarding world, but rather an amalgamation of riders from different companies under one video production company (ie: Absinthe, Standard, etc.) Over the past years though I'm noticing a lot more team videos and I'm all for it. I still enjoy the mixed crew videos but I'm all for a little change up to make things more interesting. Made In America features the entire Never Summer team from what I can tell, and they all really rip. There's quite a diverse selection of riding ranging from parks, urban rails, and trees all the way to gnarly backcountry lines. I have to admit, I'm a little biased and I have to give my "favorite section" up to Jason Hindman, haha. But all in all, the entire cast
shreds and truly represents what Never Summer is all about. The best part about this video? It's free and you can download it right here .
Friday, December 3, 2010
first pet...Ptah Templeton, Burmese Cat, 1990-2008.
first car...Toyota 4-Runner, still have it.
first trick you learned...Ollie and ollie variations, 180, to axle, etc...
first skateboarder you looked up to...Eric Estrada, the local ripper.
first contest you won...Some am contest around '86 or '87.
first person to call when you win the lottery...Real Estate agent.
first skate park you ever skated...Tijuana skate park in Mexico.
first skateboard...Nash "Skate or Die" from Big 5 sports.
first time you saw Ed naked...Classic Mike Burnett Question.
first concert...Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1986.
first thing you do in the morning...Walk to the computer and check emails.
first big purchase...My first house in 1995.
first sponsor...Circle-A skateboards.
first job...Pro Skateboarder, New Deal.
last thing you ate...A veggie dog with sauerkraut and mustard.
last person you called...Geoff Rowley, returning a call.
last text you sent...To Billy Marks about going up to SF.
last thing you do before going to bed...Read.
last time you said "last time"...I say it all the time while reminiscing.
last concert...No Age, Sonic Youth and Pavement in LA.
last skate park...Peoria Park in Phoenix, AZ.
last time you saw Ed naked...This morning in the mirror, worried.
last movie you watched...Joe Kidd, a Clint Eastwood western on cable.
last close call...While driving on the Toy Machine Brainwash tour a few weeks ago.
last trick you filmed...Two weeks ago, impossible tail grab in some ditch in Albuquerque.
last big purchase...Getting all my film processed from my last trip to Europe.
last thing that surprised you...Lakers losing 3 in a row tonight.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
didn't want a Girl Mike Carroll, I wanted a Plan B one, and it was too late. I remember my friend Josh ordered a Girl Mike Carroll (it had a black/grey/white graphic of a film strip with a man smoking a cigar on it) and I didn't talk to him for a few days because he was supporting Girl and not Plan B. My boycott didn't last very long though. I think I realized how incredible it was that a group of friends came together to start something of their own, and to run things the way they felt was "the right way."...plus, how could I hate on a crew like Girl/Chocolate?! I ended up ordering a Girl Jovantae Turner deck shortly down the road and from that point on I was a full blown fan of Girl. I wore my original copy of Goldfish out. That era in skateboarding was incredible. The skating, the board graphics, the shoes, the clothes, the music, everything...it's all untouchable. Some people say
history repeats itself...and in some cases I agree, it does. But with skateboarding it's not going to...it can't. Certain things only happen once and I feel lucky to have been around during this era to experience it. I think that's the main reason I attempt to collect old skateboards. They give me something physical to hold on to, something I can actually touch...to go along with the memories I have from that time in my life.
Friday, October 29, 2010
first pet… cat named Pepper.
first car… 1978 Toyota Corolla bought for $700.
first trick you learned… kickflipa.
first shredder you looked up to… peter line.
first contest you won… Vans Tripple Crown, Mammoth 2000/01.
first person to call when you win the lottery… My Fiance; Saori.
first skate park / mountain you rode… always just went street skating, Montage Mountain.
first set up (snowboard / skateboard)…. REAL Tommy Guerrero. Burton Air 156 (used).
first concert… Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. Reno NV.
first thing you do in the morning… hit snooze and sleep a few more hours. then pee.
first big purchase… The Toyota Corolla for $700.
first sponsor… K2.
first job… Plumbing with my pops started summers when I turned 12.
last thing you ate… Two eggs, toast, home fries, and a bagel.
last person you called… Tony Tave.
last text you sent… my fiance Saori.
last thing you do before going to bed… stretch, brush teeth.
last time you said "last time"… last night.
last concert… private recording of Manu Chao.
last mountain / skate park you rode… Mammoth, Stoner Plaza in LA. its insane!
last movie you watched… Secretariat.
last close call… last night, drinking and climbing a tree.
last big purchase… Engagement ring.
last thing that surprised you… Our good friend Amy was on the cover of Vogue a few years ago and I never knew until today..
last regret… drinking to much wine last night.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Aldrin Garcia, who people are saying in time will break Danny Wainwright's long standing high ollie record of 44.5", is now mounting his skateboards with Theeve trucks.
Pittsburgh's own Austin Kanfoush is now wearing Axion shoes.
Sunken City Skateshop in San Pedro, CA is hosting a party this coming Saturday (October 23) for Cooper Wilt in honor of Duffs releasing his first pro shoe.
And finally, Nick Trapasso is now officially on the Neff team.
Monday, October 18, 2010
snowboarder (or even if you're not) you simply must watch this film, it'll make you want to take your riding to the next level and put a big cheesy grin on your face.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Clint Walker is now wearing Ambiguous clothes while he rides his skateboard.
Shellfish, umm, I mean Selfish skateboards has added Aquil Brathwaite to their list of professional riders.
Danny Supa is now backing BLVD. skateboards.
Antihero's Tony "T-Mo" Miorana has been given the nod and has gone and went pro.
And finally, Adio has parted ways with long time rider Ernie Torres.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
snowboarder then you owe it to yourself to go out and purchase Now/Here and treat yourself to one of the finest snowboard films of the season.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Never Summer has been granted the patent on its Rocker & Camber design which features rocker in the middle of the board and camber in the tips.
Thrasher Magazine has announced the '10 King of the Road teams, this time around they're footwear teams and are as follows:
Converse – Kenny Anderson, Angel Ramierez, Sammy Baca, Eli Reed, and Julian Davidson
C1RCA – Sierra Fellers, Peter Ramondetta, Robbie Brockel, David Gravette, and Scott Decenzo
etnies – Sean Malto, Mikey Taylor, Jose Rojo, WIllow, and Ryan Sheckler
Nike SB – Eric Koston, Grant Taylor, Cory Kennedy, Ishod Wair, and Justin Brock
I'm looking forward to the KOTR issue of Thrasher once the whole fiasco is finished to read/see what carnage went down. My money's on C1RCA or Nike SB...
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Next up is the brand spanking new Emerica video, Stay Gold (which was 5 years in the making). The entire video, from start to finish is top notch. Heath Kirchart has a career retrospective part which bleeds into his new footage, and is in fact his farewell video segment as he's now retired from the pro ranks of skateboarding (also, his part is an "easter egg," go to the chapter select screen, highlight "back to main" and hit the right arrow button, then enter). Like I said, the entire video is incredible and every skater gave it their all, but my favorites are Hsu, Leo, Reynolds, Herman, Westgate, Kirchart, and Barrier Kult (again, their part is an easter egg, go to the bonus section, highlight andrew's madness section, hit the left arrow, then enter). Head on over to your local shop and pick this up for under $20, and put a smile on your face.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
The 10/11 Bataleon board line is broken up into four categories...True Twin, All Mountain Freestyle, All Mountain Freeride, and Special Editions...so, they've got you covered no matter what type of riding you do. Bataleon's on the ball and have their site completely revamped for the 10/11 season so please head on over there to for the specs and details on each of their models.
All Mountain Freestyle
All Mountain Freeride
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Bond utilizes a top down sustainability model in it's operations, and they're a carbon neutral company. All of their outer shells and inner liners utilize a blend of recycled PET (it's made from plastic bottles and containers), and virgin polyester this is completely recyclable. Their snaps, zipper pulls, and buttons are made from discarded plastic pellets from heavy industry. From top to bottom, everything Bond does with their products are as sustainable as possible. Be sure to check them out this season and visit their site to find a dealer near you.
Diego jacket (mens)
Shoemaker jacket (mens)
Harmony jacket (womens)
Cooper pant (mens)
Monday, July 19, 2010
afterwards, please check out Mizu ( http://www.mizulife.com ) and support a company that's run by snowboarders/skaters and out to help make the world a better place.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Next (and lastly) is Heikki Sorsa's pro series of decks, available in 153, 155, and 157. Apparently Heikki fell in love with last year's Weekend's Lodge series of boards and this year adapted it as his very own pro model series. The graphics change but the board stays the same. The graphics are board game themed and were done by some artistic powerhouses...153 = Steve Nazar, 155 = Sean Barnhart, and the 157 = Dustin Ortiz.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
first pet… rabbit. Sammy.
first car you owned… Hyundai excel
first trick you learned…frontside 360
first shredder you looked up to…Jamie Lynn
first contest you won…Heavy Metal Rail Jam at Lake Louise
first person to call when you win the lottery…my boyfriend
first skate park / mountain you rode…Canada Olympic Park (Calgary, Alberta)
first set up (snowboard / skateboard)…something without metal edges. We weren't allowed on real resorts because of that.
first thing you do in the morning…Go pee!
first big purchase…a 2000 Ski Doo 600. AKA the Yellow Turtle.
first job…Soccer coach
last thing you ate…bagel, peanut butter and banana
last person you called...Alaska Airlines
last text you sent…Colleen Quigley at 10:56pm
'You slut bag. I heard K2 will sponsor u if you come out for Canada day. Don't be a ginger'
last thing you do before going to bed…put my alarm on.
last time you said “last time"… after I ate a whole bag of M&M's.
last concert…Sasquatch festival
last mountain / skate park you rode… Mt. Hood
last movie you watched…Get it to the Greek
last close call…almost slamming into Spencer doing turns down Mt. Hood groomers. So scary.
last big purchase…a flight for my bf to come visit for 4th of July at Mt. Hood
last thing that surprised you… when Tedore jumped on my bed and tried to drag me out of a good sleep in the middle of the night.
last regret…not staying in Alaska longer.
photos: Christy Chaloux, Mike Yoshida, Jeff Pearlman
Monday, June 28, 2010
first pet…German shepherd doggie
first car you owned…85 Toyoda corolla
first trick you learned…Back side 5
first shredder you looked up to…Peter Line
first contest you won…only got 2nd, 3rd ,13th
first person to call when you win the lottery…i wouldn't call anyone
first skate park / mountain you rode…some park in santa cruz
first set up (snowboard / skateboard)…my first snowboard Burton performer 144 my older brothers friend gave me. it was so hard to learn how to shred on..
first concert…TOOL it was crazy madness !!!
first thing you do in the morning…make coffee or tea
first big purchase…06 dodge ram
first sponsor…DC shoes
first job…janitor for mammoth mountain
last thing you ate…Pizza and a salad
last person you called…super hot girl
last text you sent…DAMN GIRL
last thing you do before going to bed…drink water
last time you said "last time"…the other day
last mountain / skate park you rode…mammoth mt, volcom brothers sk8 park
last movie you watched…dazed and confused
last close call…trying double cork 12
last big purchase…tires for my 20's
last thing that surprised you…crashing so bad and not hurt at all
last regret…don't regret anything...
Thursday, June 24, 2010
first pet… a bird
first car you owned… chevy s10
first trick you learned… indy grab
first shredder you looked up to… Mike Carrol, Peter Line
first contest you won… Mt. Waterman big air
first person to call when you win the lottery… the airline company so i can book my flight
first skate park you rode… the OG huntington beach park
first set up (snowboard / skateboard)… Burton air board with burton bindings, Mike Carrol Plan B skateboard
first concert… random little punk bands when i was in Jr. high school
first thing you do in the morning… take a piss
first big purchase… my car (audi a4)
first sponsor… Ocean View board shop
first job… My pops' Pizza restaurant
last thing you ate… sushi
last person you called… Kevin Long
last text you sent… Ragdoll, but it's top secret shit
last thing you do before going to bed… take off my shoes
last time you said “last time"… 2 days ago about drinking hard alcohol
last concert… Radiohead at hollywood bowl
last mountain / skate park you rode… Bear Mountain, and Garvanza Skate park
last movie you watched… Basquiat
last close call… can't think of that one
last big purchase… My TV, bout to buy a new computer though
last thing that surprised you…
last regret… no regrets
Monday, June 21, 2010
first pet…a hamster named spunky
first car you owned…never driven
first trick you learned…nollie shove-it(no pop)
first shredder you looked up to…
first contest you won…midwest bowl contest in milwaukee,wi
first person to call when you win the lottery…i would call my girlfriend to bring me some clean boxers.
first skate park you rode…? 4 seasons milwaukee?cant remember
first set up (skateboard)…pink nash old school shape
first concert…?cannibal corpse
first thing you do in the morning…wake and bake
first big purchase…video camera gear...rent
first sponsor…calsk8 skateshop in portland.still ride for em first job…popeyes chicken goon for a week
last thing you ate…biscuts and gravy!
last person you called…kevin kowalski
last text you sent…lol omg lmnop jk
last thing you do before going to bed…bong rip?
last time you said “last time…this will be the last time
last concert…basement metal...heathen shrine!!!!
last skate park you rode…burnside
last movie you watched…nightmare on elm street
last close call…a car ran me over
last big purchase…im broke
last thing you ate…this question again? still biscuts and gravy
last thing that surprised you…this question
last regret…not going to the hospital(or dentist) when i probably should
Monday, June 14, 2010
First and Last
first pet…Black puppy!
first car you owned… Mini van! still own it
first trick you learned… half cab
first shredder you looked up to… Andy Weiss, the whole consolidated team, and a Svitard
first contest you won… One in Ft. Collins Colorado, we all got burrito after
first person to call when you win the lottery… JEN!!!
first skate park you rode… Ft. Collins old northside park, i ate shit trying to front board the I beam there
first set up (skateboard)… Flip board, Indy trucks, spit wheels, and Yak bearings
first concert… AFI pre getting popular
first thing you do in the morning… Make COFFEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
first big purchase… i dont think ive had one
first sponsor… The Market skateshop
first job… Bus boy
last thing you ate… peanut butter spoon
last person you called… Dan to go filmin
last text you sent… Lady Babe
last thing you do before going to bed… walk the puppies
last time you said “last time… yesterday at the skatepark
last concert… Career suicide, fromaldehyde Junkies, Mad Men, Cardiac Arrest and The Abused, Jen and i drove to St. Louis to see em and it was one of the best shows ever
last skate park you rode… Denver Park
last movie you watched… Birdemic!
last close call… walking the puppies last week at night, i had to take preventative actions to avoid a hostile situation
last big purchase… still none, maybe a plane ticket?
last thing you ate… PB spoon #2
last thing that surprised you… Graduating College
last regret… None
Thursday, June 10, 2010
first pet…probably a fish. My parents are fish kinda pet owners. We had a bunch of fish. Definitely before we had any cats.
first car you owned…'94 Ford Explorer. sold it with 200k on the odometer a couple years ago. The thing was a trooper.
first trick you learned…never trust a girl with an adam's apple. on a snowboard? backside 180's.
first shredder you looked up to…it was skate. jamie thomas. i don't believe in holding heroes, but the people i look up to the most range from tech to snow/skate/surf to sports and entrepreneurs.
first contest you won…i don't believe in contests. that's called skiing. snowboarding is based on style which is subjective. besides, shredding isn't contest driven. except for shaun white, no one really cares. who won the x-games in '08? i dunno. i'm guessing most people don't. it's because they don't care. part of the problem is that contests are not very watchable. there aren't any rivalries or controversy surrounding the event or participants or brands.
first person to call when you win the lottery…my business partners to tell them we're going to the next level!
first skate park you rode…OB in San Diego. i remember how packed it was the first summer it opened. all sorts of people were there, but being OB, there was definitely a community vibe going on. i remember this 10 year old kid kept trying to board slide the concrete ledge going down the stairs and kept failing. just some local kid. lots of local pros were shredding that summer, too. andy mac pulled a 540 over the spine between the 2 back pools. people noticed, but hey, it's andy mac. one day that kid finally pulled off that boardslide and the entire park started cheering. stuff like that is tough to forget. but i'm not much of a skater. not many people truly pull off the trifecta. i generally stick to snow and surf.
first set up (snowboard / skateboard)…k2 zeppelin with switch bindings. skate was a santa cruz keith meek slasher.
first concert…Big Day out at RNA show grounds in Brisbane, Australia.
first thing you do in the morning…i'm an information junkie. i generally lay in bed for an hour reading news on my phone.
first big purchase…Automaton's production run for 07/08 was a hefty sum, for sure. In terms of personal stuff, I don't really spend much money on myself.
first sponsor…I don't need to be sponsored. I didn't before, and I won't in the future. Some could argue that I'm self sponsored, though.
first job…chef. i was in the culinary arts for over a decade before switching to Automaton full time. Being in the restaurant biz is a lot of fun, but not the most healthy lifestyle. generally i worked until 11pm, went out and drank at bars for free because we fed and know a lot of the bartenders. do whatever until whatever, wake up whenever. and still have time to surf or shred before work. no matter what you do, it's nearly impossible to be late or miss work in the restaurant business if you're half way diligent. There's little consequence for your actions. Like i said, fun lifestyle, but not the most healthy.
last thing you ate…al pastor burrito. i think san diego has the best mexican food available. even better than some of the mex i've had IN mexico.
last person you called…a buddy to make surf plans for tomorrow
last text you sent…same deal. gotta keep tabs on what the waves are doing.
last thing you do before going to bed…lay in bed and read news on my phone. i enjoy information overloading.
last time you said "last time"…can't remember
last concert…i don't really dig concerts, so i don't usually go. i can't even remember. maybe the rolling stones in '99? gatecrashers in '00? actually it was social distortion in Vegas about '05. great show, it was a lot of fun for sure.
last mountain / skate park you rode…squaw last wednesday. powder day. a foot of nice dry pow. i hadn't been to squaw in 3 seasons but came across a voucher so i went and had my last day of the 09/10 season there. spent 4 hours getting fresh lines through the trees under red dog, mostly because there weren't many people at the resort. usually squaw gets tracked out super fast. great last day.
last movie you watched…avatar. no, it was push. story is kinda blah, so is the editing, but the camera work is pretty cool.
last close call…i called someone in the next room in my house. that was pretty close call.
last big purchase…when it was time for the Ford to go, i bought an Audi wagon. awd mashes in the snow, 30mpg's is great and compared to the old truck, it feels like a sports car. a lot of fun.
last thing that surprised you…wow. not much genuinely surprises me. i'm not trying to say that i'm jaded, but i have a highly analytical thought process. so not many things catch me off guard. sure i can get startled and stuff. oh, ok, how about when someone told me that Tiger Woods claims 120 women. That surprised me. i thought 10 was a lot. apparently that guy had a lot of free time.
last regret…that i didn't start appreciating surfing at an earlier age. i definitely wish i started seriously surfing younger than when i really did. all that time could've been better spent in the waves...
Monday, June 7, 2010
first pet… Hiedi, little grey, miniature schnauzer. She had a rad beard
first car you owned… Silver 1987 Toyota Corolla
first trick you learned… 360 spin
first shredder you looked up to… Bill Minnadeo
first contest you won… Some miniramp contest at Sunsports Skatepark in Columbus Ohio. Somewhere in the early 90's
first person to call when you win the lottery… Svitak, to tell him I quit his lame board company.
first skate park you rode… Berea Roll-N-Bowl near Cleveland. That place ruled.
first set up (skateboard)… Black Caballero (the dragon on a gold disc), Indy trucks with OJ II's.
first concert… Stray Cats at the Ohio State Fair! Shit was bad ass!!
first thing you do in the morning… Smoke a cigarette on my way to get coffee.
first big purchase… He-man's buddy, Man-at-arms. Took $6 out of my savings account to buy him. That was a big purchase, relatively speaking.
first sponsor… H-Street
first job… Bag boy at Kroger
last thing you ate… beef jerky
last person you called… My friend Larry, on my way to his place out in the middle of nowhere.
last text you sent… To Larry: "The girl in the trunk doesn't speak english, relax, I will be there soon ball-sack man." But i sent it to my friend Tamie instead by accident.
last thing you do before going to bed… Remind myself to be grateful for everything in my life.
last time you said “last time… I'm trying this. So I'm landing on it regardless."
last concert… RJD2. I used to skate with him in Ohio.
last skate park you rode… Shred Ranch... I think that counts.
last movie you watched… The Ghost Writer
last close call… "Chad, I'm a month late..."
last big purchase… 10 call options of Intel - June 19 2010 - $22 strike
last thing you ate… Still beef jerky
last thing that surprised you… Every morning when I wake up not hung over.
last regret… buying 10 call options of Intel - June 19 2010 - $22 strike...