Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year From Jeff's Skateboard Page

One of the last slappies of 2010. Photo by Grom. All the best in 2011! Stay Skate.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Liberty Skateboards

Todd Congelliere III model by Liberty.

Mike Smith is a naked ape.

Vallely Barnyard 2 Views

Top view.

The shape that changed skateboarding.

This is a 'proof' of the limited run produced by Cease and Desist.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Shapes Of Things To Come

The Rocco III, classic fish shape with a modern double kick.

The Vallely Barnyard, recently re-issued by Cease and Desist, is a classic shape that revolutionized skateboards as we know them today.

A subtle fish shape with a tapered tail from Blind.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rat Bones Re-Issue

60mm 85a. As of this writing still a favorite for street skating but they're smooth and fast in the park too.

Having skated the 97a version of this wheel I can say the it's a great durometer for the park but too hard for street skating in my opinion. I'm anxious to ride the 90a durometer. Somewhere between the 85a and the 97a, it may be the perfect ride.

G Bones

64mm 97a.

Vision Blurr

60mm 85a "Street Formula" with center set bearing.

Vision Big Wheels

67mm by 39mm at 97a. SICK!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Saturday Slap And More

Tom Sloan styles through a backside slappie.

Frontside ollie to grind by Tom Sloan as photographed by Jeff Haynes.

Tom powers through a backside 50/50 via curb slappie in timeless black and white.

Tom Sloan and Jeff's Skateboard Page are powered by Marc's Board Shop!

Injury For Life

Curb Session

Curb slappie by Jeff. Motion picture by Tom Sloan.
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Tom Sloan frontside ollie to grind.
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Paying The Dues

Harold, From California


Ollie nose manny.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Help Jesse Martinez


From Jim Muir via Legion Skateboards...
"Jesse Martinez has dedicated his life this past year to the maintenance and security of the Venice Skatepark since its opening. Just before the first anniversary of the Park opening Jesse was jumped and severely beaten in service at the Park, resulting in swelling of the brain and a stack of hospital bills."

There will be a benefit for Jesse Martinez at the Good Hurt Night Club at 12249 Venice Blvd. West Los Angeles, CA 90066 on D...ec. 17, 2010, featuring music by Neighborhood Watch, DJ Fluffy and the Venice All-Stars along with Tone Def Punk Rock Karaoke. This event is sponsored by Dogtown Skateboards, Venice Originals, Juice Magazine, Indie on the Westside and the Good Hurt Club. Doors open at 8pm. Ages 21 and over. $10 cover.

This benefit is a chance for the community to give back to someone who has given so much to us freely. Your donations and attendance at this event will be a chance to help make a difference.

You may donations to Jesse Martinez via Paypal to dtfamilia@aol.com.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Park Patrol

Park boards ready for an early a.m. excursion.

Morro Bay World Championships of Skater X 2010: Sector 9 Quick Clips


From Sector 9. This is the ultimate crossover multidisciplinary skateboard event, combining elements of park, street, and slalom!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Krooked Guest Model


This shape is bad ass. So is Jason.

We Have A Winner!


Just found out I won this deck. Signed by Mr. Jason Jessee. I can't complain about my luck when it comes to skateboarding! Thank YOU Strange Notes!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Happy Holidaze From Jeff's Skateboard Page

Another year is almost behind us and winter has set in on our home. Thanks to each and every one of you for stopping by and continually lurking here at Jeff's Skateboard Page.

Big things are in the works for 2011. Stick around.

Slappy Holidaze to one and all.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

There's No Place Like Marc's For The Holidays

I promised myself I would skate as much as possible this winter. Marc must have heard me because I've been outfitted with an official Marc's Board Shop hoody. And look at the wheels on the shirt. They almost look real.

Thank you Marc and Marc's Board Shop for the continued support of Jeff and his work at Jeff's Skateboard Page. A set of Bones ATF 60mm 80a replacements for the ones I blew out. I love the smooth ride of the All Terrain Formula and they are about half the size and weight of my other favorites, the Rat Bones 60mm 85a. Like Joe said, "I feel like I'm riding on heavy cream."

A grip of goods. If I promised you stickers, then they are on the way. You can thank Marc!

I miss being able to walk in and watch a video and just lurk. It's rare that you find a skate shop where you are accepted as a skateboard fanatic and not looked over head to toe and judged by the way you are dressed. There is too much divisiveness in skateboarding today. One thing we have tried to accomplish, and in my opinion have been successful at, is showing the people we skate in front of at demos or skate with at events that skateboarding is multidisciplinary. That is too say that freestyle, old school, new school, slalom, downhill, longboarding, vert, pool, park, street, is all SKATEBOARDING. You don't have to like it, but at least respect it.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

DIY SkatePaige Uncut Blank to Bowl

Uncut Blanks

A laser guided jigsaw and some good ideas for shapes are all you need! These uncut blanks are available pre-drilled as well. Pictured is the 9.5 inch by 35 inch uncut blank available with a 14 inch wheelbase. Picture courtesy of SkatePaige.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Some Thoughts On Gratitude For Thanksgiving

The older brother of a close friend once tagged me with the nickname "Grateful", as in Grateful Dead. The name stuck with me in certain circles long after 1995. Today, I am still grateful. I have so much to be thankful for that it is overwhelming. My wife, son, two dogs, a home, a car, a chance to go back to college to finish my degree... I could go on and on. I've lost a lot in life but I don't count my losses. I am thankful that those who have passed on were a part of my life for as long as they were. Thanksgiving is a time of year when America celebrates excess and prepares for Christmas shopping. For those of us outside of the realm of American "normalcy", it is a time to reflect on what we have and to be thankful for it. Consider it a counting of your blessings, something you should do everyday and not just one day a year.
I have been blessed with a wife who supports me in my skateboarding endeavors. She knows firsthand just how much rolling on four urethane wheels means to me. Before she got me a board for my 34th birthday, I was overweight and suffering from fatty liver disease. After a year of being back on board my liver enzymes were normal and my doctor at the time advised me to "keep doing what you're doing". Easy enough. All I was doing was skateboarding, drinking plenty of water, and loving life. Today, I am by no means in the best shape I could be in, but I am in better shape both physically and mentally than I have ever been in my life. I have my wife, my son, and close friends to thank for this.

One of my close friends is a skateshop owner. While his brick and mortar location is a now just a memory, he still continues to provide for the skateboarding community in our area by providing prizes for contests and events and by supporting any and all skateboarding events that come our way. He has proved that you can be a successful cybershop owner and he has global customers, which has earned him the nickname "Worldwide".
When "Worldwide" saw my recent wheel dilemma, he stepped up to help me out and keep me rolling. Why? Because he knows how much I love skateboarding and he knows how much I liked the product that failed me.
This Thanksgiving, and everyday for that matter, let us reflect on just how lucky we are. Lucky to be alive, to (still) be skating, to have loving families, and the countless other "things" in our lives that we are fortunate to have that so many go without everyday. I'll be skateboarding as long as I am able to. And I will do so with the help of family and friends.
For this I am Grateful.

Monday, November 22, 2010

(Not So) Hard Core

I've been riding these Bones ATF (All Terrain Formula)60mm 80a wheels for about a week. In a previous post I wrote about how much I liked these wheels. And I did like them. They had the grip and soft ride of a cruiser wheel but were slim and light and were suitable even for park skating. I really liked the ride of these wheels. Until tonight. When the core and wheel decided to go their separate ways. This is the first set of wheels that I have ever ridden that had a core that is independent of urethane wheel itself. This core technology is common place in many skateboard wheels today.
Detailed picture of the wheel separating from the core.

Shred sled.

At first I thought the axle was bent but...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Blue Moon Yellow Curb

Curb slappie under the bright light of the 12th of 2010's 13 full moons.

Sunday Night Slap

More Rocco Stuff



Ripping The Ripper

Shape It Up

The classic fish shape Steve Rocco by Santa Monica Airlines (World Industries).

I had this same deck, purple dip and all. My older brother bought for me for my birthday in '88 or so.

I am looking forward to replicating this shape with a double kick and longer nose.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Your Saturday Slap

Krooked Zig Zagger 8.6" x 32" with Indy 149s ground flat and rolling on Bones ATF 60mm 80a.