Friday, October 29, 2010

First and Last: Eddie Wall

First and Last

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 21, 2010

Some skate news...

Mark Sucui is now fully on Habitat skateboards and shoes and has a killer full part in their new video Origin.

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

Review: Teton Gravity Research - Deeper

I had the pleasure of watching Deeper, the new Jeremy Jones snowboard film released by Teton Gravity Research earlier today. This film is epic. The riding is epic. The situations are epic. While I was watching it I kept saying, out loud, "holy sh!t!," over and over again. The terrain Jeremy Jones and his crew were accessing is jaw dropping. There's really no way I can put into words the epicness of their riding. I'm pretty much speechless. The way it was filmed makes the viewer feel as if they're right there with them at times thanks in part to the use of helmet cams. I'd like to know how the hell someone built that hut in the Chamonix segment...seriously, how does one make something like that happen?? My hat goes off to Mr. Jones, all of the other riders featured in the film, the filmers, as well as TGR and all of the film's sponsors for making it all come to fruition. If you're a
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

big thanks to TGR!

I just got Jeremy Jones' Deeper from Teton Gravity Research in the mail, totally unexpected. I'll be sitting down sometime over the weekend to take it all in and come Monday, I'll be writing a full review that'll be posted right here on the blog. Thanks TGR!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

happy me.

October 12th, my day of birF, has come and gone. My wife and daughter got me this awesome Cease & Desist Jason Lee deck that's getting hung on the wall. All in all it was an awesome, fun day. I love my family and all of my friends...I just felt like saying that out loud, on the web. Thank you and good night.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Skate news.

It's been a few months of rumors, but Element has officially announced that Mark Appleyard is part of their squad now. Boo Johnson is also repping the tree as well.

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

Bataleon snowboards SUPERPARK!!!

Head on over to this link right here to check out the Bataleon snowboards team at this year's Superpark. Super sick shredding by Mr. B, DBK (nollie double flip!?!?), JP Tomich, Jeff Kramer, Taylor Carlton, Kyle Lopiccolo, Mitch Richmond, Brandon Keenan, and L'Arrogs himself. FIlming by Robert Bradford, Tyler Chorlton, and L'Arrogs. Edited by Lester Productions. YEAH FOR IT!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Review: Absinthe Films - Now/Here

I've been looking forward to the new Absinthe film "Now/Here since before I even watched the trailer. I didn't even need to watch the trailer...I didn't even need to hear people's reactions after it had it's debut screening. Every season, year after year, Absinthe's films never disappoint. Now/Here is top-effing-notch snowboarding through and through. I have a soft spot for the type of snowboard film that showcases every aspect of snowboarding; epic AK runs, pillows lines, urban rails/streets, parks, goofing off/hi jinx...Absinthe brings it all to the table and then some. I can't say which part was my favorite because they all are pretty much. There will be no skipping parts with this dvd, I'll be watching it from beginning to end every time. And as always, the musical selections are top notch as well (note: it was very nice to hear Primus in there, makes me think of TB2). If you're a
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.


I picked up this sick Anon beanie over the weekend for $5!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

I'm looking for some content...

I just got a copy of Absinthe's new film Now/Here, look for a full review I'll be posting on Monday. Other than that, I'm looking for some shite to use and abuse and give you, the reader, the nitty gritty on what you should be asking your local shop to carry if they're not already. If you're a company and ready and willing to have your sick new product(s) reviewed then please, by all means, get in touch with me at