Sunday, December 16, 2007

Holidaze


Scenesters, Hipsters, Gangsters, Punkers, and Tree Huggers... Happy Holidaze. ONE LOVE.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Great Full.


Thanksgiving. The giving of thanks for that which we are grateful for. Gratitude is due to my wife for her patience with me because if I'm not skating then I am sitting in front of this lap top networking with skaters across the United States and furthur. Gratitude is due to my friends on 4 (or sometimes 8) urethane wheels and maple stuntwood. I met a lot of skaters this summer by frequenting the local skatepark and was able to capture some pretty decent images of skateboarding in West Virginia thanks to you guys. Gratitude is due to the vets of the scene. I've known some of you guys as long as I have been on board. Thank you for skating. This year take time to be grateful not great, full. Give thanks for what you have and don't worry about what you don't have. See you guys at the skatepark.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Concrete Slab Assaulted by Oversized Skateboarder

Same Spot Different Day shot DIY from a milk crate under the influence of Danforth, Dressen, Cooksie, JT, DD, DP, Jef Hartsel, Venice Beach, et al...


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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sunday Skate Pics 2 An Old Dirty Sequence




Grom shot this one for me and I am STOKED on how it turned out. The OLD DIRTY WALLRIDE SPOT as photographed by my son on 11-11-2007. WORD to the DIRTY.

Sunday Skate Pics 1




The first three pics today are Grom in a backside grind looking like a Mini Me, a No Skateboarding sign at one of the city's best bank spots, and last but never least is our friend Scotty busting a frontside ollie wallride. The crazy thing is that he does a 180 out of the wallride. INSANE.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

New Fatty Wheels On The Market



Marc sent me pics of these new Rock and Rollers budget series wheels and they look rad. Available in Pink (the new Black) and Green and measuring 60mm these are a taller and faster wheel ideal for all terrains if you like your wheels big.

Portland Skate Pics



These pics courtesy of Stephen Slappe and friends during their recent session at Glenhaven. Why would I not want to live in Portland? I can't think of any reason.

Skateboard Films Need A Venue


We are currently working to bring this film presentation to the Charleston area in May or June. A venue is needed and we prefer a theatre setting but an alternate venue will do. This is a rad ass show of 16mm films put together by Stephen Slappe of Portland, Oregon and would be an asset to both the art and skateboarding communities of our fair city, Charleston. Don't scoff. Do some homework. Check out Mark Gonzales. Skateboarding and art are one in the same in many aspects. Charleston could really use a little more positive culture so let's work together and bring this show to town.

Wednesday Morning at Coonskin





With temperatures in the low to mid 40's it's time to break out the hoody and maybe some gloves. The pile of leaves at the corner of the ledge are a sign of the season for sure. All pics shot on a 10 second timer DIY stylee holmes. Enjoy.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Sunday Skate Video

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The Old Dirty Wallride Spot is a gnarly place full of pea sized gravel, broken glass, vagrants, and occasionally their fecal matter. It's a hard ride but is sure is fun.

Sunday Skate Pics






Today's pics are all DIY shot with a 10 second timer. The boneless pics are not a sequence but are actually 3 different shots that flowed well so there you go. It wouldn't be Sunday without a curb slap would it? Thanks for looking.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Marc's Board Shop Grand Reopening




It was all asses and elbows and moms and groms at the Capitol Flea Market today. Marc held his Grand Reopening Party from noon to one and the turnout was insane. Emily and I stood outside and watched an old Powell video while kids bought gear and mingled inside munching on free chili dogs and swilling cold sodas. Typical of Saturday at the Market a bluegrass band was pickin' up a storm by the snack bar. Thank you Marc for this event and for bringing affordable kits to the kids who need them. Not everyone here in the Third World State of West Virginia can afford to throw down $65 for a pro deck at the sporting goods store every few weeks and Marc is here to provide quality pro decks at affordable prices. Two lucky kids walked away with new completes and there were shirts, stickers, mags, and more given away. Emily even won some curb wax. Rad. Thanks again Marc and Marc's Board Shop! "Still Your Best Deal".

Friday, November 2, 2007

Another Friday at Coonskin






Good times were the order of the day at the park with about a half dozen skaters riding the ramps and hitting up the stairs and ledges. Today's pics are MONGO in the midst of a flip trick followed by Coon's RoastBeef spine transfer. Next is Coon's pic of my fully extended frontside boneless followed by Morgan going high karate off of the ledge and last but never least is our boy Andrew busting a flip trick off of the ledge. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Eight Wheelers, Yes 8.


Here are 2 pics that have me STOKED! The first is Steve Holt and this photo is from the BullDog Skates website. Pic number 2 is Portland Oregon's Mark Conahan catching a tuck knee frontside air and this pic is from Rebel Skates of Portland. Skater owned and operated and punk rock as all Hell, just the way we like it. 4 trucks and 8 wheels and as wide as a fat man's ass, the Eight wheeled skateboard is a spectacle to behold. To see more Steve Holt hit this link http://www.bulldogskates.com/bdssquadron_holt.htm. You'll be glad you did.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

How To Build A Better Boneless


Next time I want to shoot this from the picnic table for a full frontal view. This was captured just as I released the board and threw my front foot back on. DIY 10 second timer shot.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Saturday Skate Shorts

Five seconds of curb slapping action followed by a backside bert slide as captured on camera by EliJAH.

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Parking Garage Downhill Session



Before hitting the curb spot we rode this 4 level garage with an elevator back to the top! Stoked is an understatement.

Saturday Skate Pics By Eli



Eli shot these at the curb spot today. Enjoy.

Ollie and Indy


This is pretty much every day at our house. Don't be fooled by the vicious looks. These 2 love each other.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

AND Some New Sunday Skate Pics



I opted out of the usual backside grinds today to bring you a bert slide, a no comply, and last but not least, I have included a close up of a frontside grind. The no comply is a no hands boneless invented by Neil Blender and brought to the forefront by Natas, Mark Gonzales, Mike V., and of course Ray Barbee and Matt Hensley. I'm stoked that I captured this one with both feet in the air. Step Hop. That's all it is.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

New Saturday Skate Pics




Okay, so they're not that new. New in that I took them today but the spots and tricks remain the same. The first shot is the ever present backside curb slappie followed by a step hop no-comply on the mellow bank. The last shot is the wallride spot that I frequent. All of these pics were shot Do It Yourself on a ten second timer using our trusted Kodak digital camera. PEACE OFF!

Marc's Board Shop Is OPEN!


Marc's Board Shop is open for business at the Capitol Flea Market. I stopped by this morning while I was out skating to say hi and check things out. He had already sold 2 completes! If you live in the greater Kanawha Valley and would like to buy your skateboard from a skater for a very reasonable price then visit Marc's Board Shop today. Otherwise you will be paying entirely too much money for your board from a corporate backed sporting goods store which employs no skaters and sells much more than skateboards. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SKATESHOP!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Daffy



More groovy lava lamp inspired skate sequences and a re-run of Marc's recent daffy at Coonskin. See why I love skating with my friends? The skater pictured is Rick Collins and yes, he is sporting a KONA shirt. We'll need some Orange juice, some B vitamins and some Allman Bros records and you'll be fine.

How To Pick Up A Skateboard


Wet conditions kept me from the skatepark this morning so we took a trip to the library. I found this relic entitled The Complete Book of Skateboarding by Laura Torbet and Allen Brill published back in 1976 by Thomas Y. Crowell for Funk & Wagnalls, New York and in Canada by Fitzhenry and Whiteside Limited, Toronto. It contains all kinds of groovy 1970's era slalom pics as well as how to power slide, up curbie, down curbie, daffy, high jump (now called Hippie jump), etc... I mean if it was done on board in the '70's it's in this book. Even some pool skating.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Rain


Today I planned to skate but the weather had other ideas as to how I should spend my morning. Marc is opening his Board Shop this weekend www.marcsboardshop.blogspot.com/. Good News. Now about that indoor park...

Friday, October 12, 2007

Friday at Coonskin with Friends




The recent rains have brought cooler temperatures that feel more like October than say late July. I met up with Marc and a handful of locals today to skate the park and here are a few pics. The first is Marc getting daffy with a trick I call "yeah, right." The second pic is Trevor in the midst of an ollie followed by Marc who, like Dr. Dre, still rocks his Khaki's with a cup and a crease. Check out Hesh One at http://www.myspace.com/heshone for more Khaki Rockin' action.