Friday, June 27, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Zig Zagger




Inspired by my 2nd place win in the slalom event at Go Skateboarding Day I decided it was time to buy a racing board. I'll post more pics later this week when I get this one together...

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Skateboarding Comes to Fesitvall!

Summer Slam a HUGE Success!

Despite the fact that Eli's photos have the wrong date on them I can assure you that they were taken today.





Skateboarding events in the state of West Virginia don't get much better than this. This year's event was sponsored by Pawnshop Skateboards and Marc's Board Shop and drew skaters from across the Mountain State. There were 4 Teams on hand and the events included contests on the street course (which consisted of two very nice quarter pipes and some bank ramps, rails and box) and some slalom racing as well. Big Thanks to Brian at Pawnshop and Marc of Marc's Board Shop as well as R. Mac for being an awesome MC, Andy for the killer paint job on the ramps, Cary for just being Cary, CDub and the Apathetic Delusion Team, Matt and big Ron for representing the 30 something and up crowd, Phil, the guy working the grill, Coon, Mongo, Andrew, Morgan, the tons of friends I got to talk to today, and of course to my wife for keeping the slalom course clear when we were running the cones! Photos by Eli and Emily Hope Haynes.

Monday, June 16, 2008

The Shape of Things


Factory 13 is one of a handful of skateboard companies today that still produce bigger boards with functional shapes. The Art and Steve Godoy Pro Model pictured here features routed wheel wells and rails. SICK!
Most every skate company today offers a cruiser of some sort or another and many companies have reissued shapes that haven't been seen since the late 1980's. Other interesting offerings are available from Cohort, Five Points, Rebel Skates, and Emergency.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Monday, June 2, 2008

I AM LEDGE(ND)

Inspired by some good reggae and my brand new neon green Rat Bones it's just another good day skateboarding. BUMBACLOT!

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Street Plants...

...were the rage in the mid 1980's. Mike Vallely caught the attention of both Neil Blender and Lance Mountain while he was throwing down some street plants in the parking lot of Mt. Trashmore. Lance gave Mike his board and the rest is history.
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