Thursday, July 31, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Blue Tile Dreamin'

Coming up I often emulated pictures of skaters I saw in magazines. In "those days" pics often times depicted pool or vert skating. I guess I still imagine this blacktop bank as roundwall and the curb as pool coping. Blue Tile dreamin' indeed.
This pic by The Grom.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Wanna Race? Again!

The Zig Zagger has been set up (no pun intended as I did add some more risers) with ABEC 11 Gumballs. The big green wheels check in at 76mm (TALL) and 81a (soft). Fast and fun.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Tommy Gun Cone Run

A Russ Original

A homebrew homage to the Master of Disaster! Spray paint and masking tape and a ton of respect for your favorite skater will get you one of these.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Tattered Soles

I think I got my first pair in 1984. Hi top canvas black and white checkerboard. 24 years later Vans are still on my feet. Nothing beats that gum rubber soul and the "boardfeel" they provide. Here's to 24 more years.

Friday DIY

Handplant on the Coonskin bank shot on a 10 second timer.

Don't Mess With Billy the Kid!

Something other than DIY shots of yours truly! Proving to myself and the World that I can still shoot a decent skate pic now and then but I still like WhiteLight's pics better.

Daily Grind

Photo credit Emily Hope.

Bert Slides

Billy blasts in fine form through a frontside Bert slide in this pic by Emily Hope.

Yours truly opts for the backside Bert two hands down on the bank in this DIY shot.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sunday DIY

Shot on 10 second timer this afternoon. Wall slab in sepia tone and curb slappie courtesy of yours truly.

Non Compliance

The No Comply is a "no hands boneless" and has been credited to Neil Blender. There are countless variations of the trick on flat ground and it's even been taken to transition. I use the back wheels of the board to "bonk" off of the curb and over the sidewalk in this uphill run.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wednesday Skate Pics by The Grom


No Comply


Determination can be defined as a firm or fixed intention to achieve a desired end. Boneless to axle smash on the Coonskin stair set as photographed by the WhiteLight.

Coping With Life

Or Still Life With Skateboard. Although the skateboard isn't still during a backside grind. Thanks to WhiteLight aka Emmy "D" for the pics. Nice it UP!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

WhiteLight White Heat...

A handful of new pics by WhiteLight taken on Thursday, July 10, 2008.

Marc Fuentes: A 20 Year Retrospective.



20 years is a long time. I've know this cat more than half of my life. Many of us remember Marc when he was working the skate shop inside of Charleston Dept. Store back in 1986. If you look at the top photo and look just under the tail of his board you'll find Pawnshop Skateboards very own Brian Carr and a young Joel King sitting against the fence. RAD!
Marc's philosophy is based around the "Fountain of Middle Age" and he says "the older I get the more fun I have." He's a real live in the moment guy. "BE HERE NOW."

Zig Zaggin'

"All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine!" Jeff Spicoli
OK, so just replace the tasty waves with some sidewalk chalk, my Zig Zagger, and some IRIE Dub on the iPod and I'm fine too...

Find more videos like this on Skateboarder's Journal

Area 51

I found this link while looking for Trace's new Area 51 blog. Pic of Marc Fuentes at Area 51 back when it was "Focus" by Melissa.

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Shot DIY from a milk crate.

I learned this one from Donny Humes back in the 1980's. Punk Rock!


Yeah, Same Slappie Different Day. Shot DIY on a 10 second timer this morning and inspired by a heavy dose of The Faction. Let's Go Get Cokes!


Similar to the Iditarod but this involves only my dog Ollie and a skateboard. And no snow.

Photos by WhiteLight

These pics were taken on Thursday at Coonskin by a close friend who just happened to be there with his camera. It was a harmonic convergence of the skateboarding kind, one of those days when you show up and find 2 or 3 of your best friends are at the park and out of nowhere the WhiteLight shows up with his new camera. Stoked!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Tommy Gun

Russ and Jacob

I'm stoked to be one of a handful of skate dads in the area. Pretty much any skate session is a good session but one you can share with a son or daughter (or wife) is an even better session. These pics were taken yesterday at Coonskin.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Boarding House

No, it's not a hippie youth hostel but feel free to stop by and shake you locks and pick up a skate with a shape that rocks and argyle or camo socks! Morgantown WV's The Boarding House is fully loaded with a variety of boards to meet the needs of any skater. From straight up street bangers for dropping hammers to cruisers suitable for bombing hills and running cones they've got it all. Wheels of every size grace the glass case like candy behind the counter in some kid's dream. If you are in the Morgantown area pay these kids a visit at 223 Fayette Street. You'll be glad you did.

Down Here at the Pawnshop

"It's a nifty way to shop..." Brian and Tiny and the crew at the Pawnshop are doing it right. Since the birth of Pawnshop Skateboards just a few months ago they have assembled a rad team of hot shoe glue foot skaters, hit the road several times in the ultimate quest for footy and returned quite triumphant, and have been major sponsors of the area's biggest skateboarding events in recent history. If you live in the Kanawha Valley the shop is located at 8901 MacCorkle Avenue, Marmet. Stop by, show LOVE!

Marc's Board Shop

Despite the fact that the physical location is closed for the Summer the man, the myth, the skater, is still in business.
Marc has been dutifully serving the skateboarding community of the Kanawha Valley since the mid 1980's and is DOWN FOR LIFE when it comes to skateboarding. "Catch the Van if you can..."

Monday, July 7, 2008

Jeff's Skateboard Page Featured on Skate and Annoy

Skate and Annoy editor Kilwag sends paint chips flying with a nice slappie.

That's right! And I'm honored to say the least. Skate and Annoy is based out of Portland, Oregon and features skate news of the wacky and weird as well as sick coverage of many if not all of the area's skateboarding events plus Mark Conahan's Skate Comics. Do yourself a favor and check it out.


Monday DIY

Frontside 50/50 grind up the concrete bank early this morning at Coonskin. Shot DIY on a 10 second timer. Knee pads included at no extra charge!