Friday, May 28, 2010

Dinosaurs Will Die 10/11 Preview

I recently had the chance to check out Dinosaurs Will Die snowboards' 10/11 line up and wanted to let you all know what they're bringing to the table for this coming season.

First up is the Rat Maet. It's DWD's reverse camber deck. You can pretty much take this thing anywhere at your local mountain and have a blast on it...but it's designed with a jibber in mind...nice graphics to boot too.

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Next we have the Maet. It's pretty much the Rat Maet minus the Rat (it features traditional camber). The Maet excels at the jibs but you can take it wherever the heck you want and you're sure to have good times...again, wonderful graphics.

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This here board is the Genovese, which is Sean's pro model. In a sense, this is Sean's swiss army knife of a snowboard. He uses it to whittle sticks, slice through butter, skin defenseless rabbits, and sometimes it even comes in handy when defusing a hydrogen bomb nestled deep within the dark caverns of the temple hidden on the island. Graphic-wise, I refer to this board as the "Mona Lisa" of the pack.

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Lastly, we have the Kwon. If there was one board that Wu-Tang master Raekwon the Chef was going to be on while slashing through backcountry powder like a samurai sword through some treacherous adversary, this would be it. And yes, as always, sickening graphics.

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I advise you to hit up your local shop for one, or all, of these fine Dinosaurs Will Die boards as well as other DWD products. if you're having trouble finding DWD products be sure to head on over to their site (I have their link listed here) and find the dealer nearest you.

Monday, May 24, 2010

First and Last: Dan Nepscha

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First and Last


first pet… my pup daisy
first car you owned…1994 Acura Integra
first trick you learned…sit on the board and roll down the driveway
first shredder you looked up to…Andrew Reynolds
first contest you won…Some Vans gig in Milwaukee, WI
first person to call when you win the lottery…credit card companies to even the score
first skate park you rode…Kenosha public park. A city between Chicago and Milwaukee
first set up (skateboard)… Toys R Us special. Then got a Flip
first concert…A free Deftones show at a music festival in Milwaukee
first thing you do in the morning…Hit the snooze
first big purchase…Car, haven't quite 'finished' the purchase yet
first sponsor…Beer City skateboards
first job…Bagging Groceries





last thing you ate… some sketchy spaghetti
last person you called… Mother
last text you sent… Christa
last thing you do before going to bed… set the 'sleep' on the TV
last time you said “last time… going to the dentist
last concert… Modest Mouse in San Diego
last skate park you rode… FKD park
last movie you watched… The Departed
last close call… Almost got sliced in the stomach by a bolt skating
last big purchase… a bunch of overdue dental work
last thing that surprised you… the doctor
last regret… a few i like to keep to myself

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

There's a pond near where my wife works with a lot of geese in it. My daughter loves going there to feed them and look for fish and turtles.

Monday, May 17, 2010

First and Last: Bill Danforth

first pet…dog named sheba
first car you owned…chevette
first trick you learned…kick turn
first shredder you looked up to…Tony Alva
first contest you won…Endless Summer 79
first person to call when you win the lottery…a lawyer
first skate park you rode…Skateboard City Port Orange Fla 76
first set up (skateboard)… Nash Tenderfoot, steel wheels
first concert…Kiss 1976
first thing you do in the morning Piss
first big purchase…House
first sponsor…Endless Summer Skate park
first job…Newspaper Delivery     

last thing you ate…Tacos
last person you called…information
last text you sent…to a artist whose doing graphics for me
last thing you do before going to bed…put my beer can in the recycle bin
last time you said "last time…after this interview
last concert…some shitty cover band in Albq,NM
last skate park you rode…Los Altos< NM
last movie you watched…Happy Gilmore
last close call…electrical work
last big purchase…car repair
last thing that surprised you…Tax bill
last regret…being old and grumpy

Friday, May 14, 2010

I purchased this shirt off of eBay about a decade ago, forgot about it, and recently my mom unearthed it at her house and gave it to me. I wanted this back in 1992 soooo bad because Mike Carroll was wearing it in his Questionable part but I was never able to find one. It's kinda too big for me to wear now but I'm thinking of being "goofy boy" for Halloween this year and this shirt would work nicely...now I just need a mustard yellow pair of Blind jeans to go with it.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

BLTN: Videograss

I got Videograss for Christmas last year from my wife (thanks) and it's been in heavy rotation ever since. Almost every aspect of this video reminds me of a Baker skateboards video...the music, the style of riders, the antics, the editing, even the music selections...straight up Baker, no complaints by me. I'm completely down for this video and I'm looking forward to their next offering. There's not a boring section in this video but if I had to name the parts that stand out for me I'd say: Bilocq (favorite song of the video!), Bennee, Melancon, Messier, Olsen, Mendenhal, and Mathes. My question, where are LeBlanc's and Nima's parts?? LeBlanc had a few shots in there but I was hoping for more. Also, Jake Olsen rides to Surfin' Bird, I wanna know if the Family Guy episode played any roll in the song selecting process. I put this video on my iPod and listen to the audio while I'm driving
around working everyday. The video rules and is just super fun shredding with out the need of a gigantic budget funding helicopters follow filming helicopters filming riders...Videograss IS what's up and that's the bottom line. Go out and have fun.

Monday, May 10, 2010

First and Last: Kristian Svitak

One of the guys I've been fortunate enough to get in touch with is the Ohio native Kristian Svitak, owner and team rider of 1031 skateboards and Landshark wheels. He's been super cool and hooked me up with a lot of the other riders for his companies to bring you more First and Last's every week for a while. I wanted to say thanks to Kristian and everyone at 1031 and Landshark. Be sure to visit their sites and and give them the support they deserve.

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first pet… Tigger my old cat

first car you owned… 84 0r 86 Plymouth Reliant K. Sick!

first trick you learned… f/s slob boneless

first shredder you looked up to… Guys on Team Insanity

first contest you won… Probably some weird Cleveland local contest?

first person to call when you win the lottery… Mom.

first skate park you rode… Berea roll and bowl

first set up (skateboard)… Nash Nightmare

first concert… Kiss, Asylum tour 1984 or 85?

first thing you do in the morning… Feed my dog, Oscar

first big purchase… My old Honda civic. I think it was $7,000.00?

first sponsor… Soul Grind skate shop in San Diego. I went to S.D. in 93 for a month. They sponsored me and then I moved back to Ohio.

first job… Mowing lawns when I was 15.


last thing you ate… Chocolate chip cookie

last person you called… Mario Miller

last text you sent… Never!

last thing you do before going to bed… Watch Frazier

last time you said “last time… Yesterday trying some dumb trick

last concert… Carcass?

last skate park you rode… Some crap in Long Beach

last movie you watched… Last night, The Blind side

last close call… Everytime I get in a car. Driving is sketchy. False sense of security.

last big purchase… Just dropped a grip on Getting some dental work done for Oscar.


last thing that surprised you… That Oscar my dog has healthy teeth!



last regret… I volunteer at the local Humane Society once a week. And the other day I had this great female pit out for a walk. She wanted to just lay in the grass so I decided to take her to a play yard and relax with her. When I took her past another play yard another female pit popped open the gate and attacked the dog I was with. I tore eachothers face up pretty bad. I had to throw my arm in and grab the other dogs collar and pull 2 raging pit bulls apart like He-Man. It sucked! I regret taking her to that play yard. We should have just kept on our walk.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Better Late Than Never.
Right? I have some things I'd like to write reviews of that are already kind of dated but I figured, what the hay, better late than never right? So I'm going to call it just that...Better Late Than Never...reviews of dated material...who cares, right?

Saturday, May 1, 2010

My father in law made these nifty things to put in the garden to identify which plants are which. We'll write the name of the plant on the hanging wooden disc, pretty darn cool.