Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Flip

Jeff's Skateboard Page may contain the occasional kickflip. I don't land too many of them but that hasn't kept me from trying to for the last 23 years. Kickflip just after sunset as photographed by Emily Hope.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

We Are Skateboarders

The Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, VA will host the East Coast Premier of We Are Skateboarders on August 11, 2010. The theatre is located about one hour from the D.C. area and sponsors hope to draw skaters from all over the East Coast and beyond. Contact Berkeley Springs Tattoo and Skate Co. at 304-258-5115 or email for more info.

Friday, July 16, 2010


10.5" by 35" predrilled uncut blanks with 15" wheelbase. The future is unwritten. And unshaped. I've got artists lined up and shapes in mind. It's gonna pop off. DIY at it's best.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fresh Coat

All natural wood. Very nice, but could use a fresh coat.

"Do the flat black vapor dance." -Meuwl

We made a pattern from the slalom board that Ben Jah Mon gave me. It could use some tweaking so until next time...

...we'll just finish what we started.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

DIY or DIE! By The Sword!

Mike Vallely and Jason Filipow have founded a new skate company. By The Sword Skateboards represents the core of skateboarding without the accessibility of public parks or backyard pools. Filipow said of Vallely "His skating thrived within the sprawling, suburban wasteland of shopping mall parking lots, curbs and walls so familiar to the skateboarders outside of California." Utilization of available architecture and the Do It Yourself attitude has been a huge influence on my skating. Look for By The Sword Skateboards and remember to DIY or DIE. By The Sword! Photo credit By The Sword Skateboard via Mike Vallely.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Jank Spot

The concrete patch in the middle makes it interesting. One of my favorite spots in the area primarily because it's so rough that most people avoid it like the plague. If it were smooth then it probably wouldn't be as fun.

Curb Slap

I Like Big Boards....

...and I can not lie.

This board is 9" wide by 32.5" in length. Unlike popsicle sticks shapes, or "capsule" shapes, this board is tapered as it gets more narrow toward the tail. This tapered shape is very functional in most all riding situations and is reminiscent of Steve Rocco's "Honey Pot" model that he put out when he was still calling World Industries by the name SMA (Santa Monica Airlines). This one was made complete with the addition of Indy 149's and Bones 60mm A.T.F. (All Terrain Formula) wheels. Bones all terrain formula wheels are suitable for park and street. At 80a durometer the wheels are not too soft as I thought they would be but instead they are grippy and fast. After riding Rat Bones 60mm 85a for so long I am glad to have found a center core wheel with about the same ride.