Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday's Slab Shot and Sunday's Slab Short

Sundays just aren't the same without some skateboarding. For those of you who are regular visitors, these are sights you've seen before and sights that I can guarantee you will see again. I'm a creature of habit for the most part, skating the same spots week after week. As for the rule of not re-posting content, well I threw that one out. The skateboard page is a chronicle of sorts, detailing my habitual visits to my local skate spots week after week. Slab ride captured DIY on a 10 second timer.

Moving pictures of today's visit to the slab banks. Today's board of choice is my 8.75" x 32" Eastbilt "Knox shape" with 169s and 60mm 80a Bones ATF wheels from Marc's Board Shop. Because when the going gets rough, the tough roll smooth.
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Curb Hunting

Stumbled upon this curb today while scouting out some new spots. It's just sitting there waiting for me to do a backside board slide on it. I know it is. At least I'm pretty sure it is.

Alternate view of the "hook". Not sure about the short part, but the rest of it looks like board slide city.

A bundle of metal coping. Since I am neither a thief nor a scrap metal collecting drug addict, I left it as I found it. It does make for good photography for those of us who are inclined to shred.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Life Skateboards "A Soldier's Story" (1991)

Sean Sheffey and the end credits. Some hot footage as the credits roll as well. A worthwhile watch.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hensley Sneak Peek From Assault Skates

So far things at Assault have been bonker status! The Pointer 8.5, the Mark Heintzman and Ricky Winsor decks, and now this!
I don't know much more than the fact that the dimensions will be 8.75" by 33" with a 15" wheelbase. Ned is being super tight lipped on this one and anticipation is building. From what I can tell of this photo released today, the shape is going to be unbelievable. All Ned will say is "We were looking at stuff today. The graphic is a painting Matt did. This board is all him. The graphics, shape, everything. Authentic 100%!"

Matt Hensley Guest Model

Assault Skates will be launching a Matt Hensley Guest Model in the not too distant future. Stay tuned for details.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

My Firm


From "Action Man Hooligans".

Molecules Of Motion

"Welcome to Mission Beach, these are my curbs..."

Slappy Saturday

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Backside curb slappy caught DIY on 10 second timer.

"Violence" by Slightly Stoopid downloaded via archive.org.

Check Out Rick Winsor


Thanks Shawn and Michael for posting this gem!

Matt Hensley

Such an influence on me then and now. My friends used to call me "Jeff Haynesly". No lie.

Gullwing Trucks Re-Issues The Super Pro III

Gullwing has announced the re-issue of the Super Pro III truck. They are currently available with an 8.75" axle and also with fluorescent hangers on raw base plates. My first "real" board back in 1986 had Gullwings. They later switched to a vinyl base plate (like the ones Matt Hensley rode), which they are bringing back on the magnesium version of the Pro III. Ben Schroeder must be STOKED!

Photo by Gullwing Truck Company.

Todd Congelliere

From the video "Risk It".

Ocean Howell

From the video "Risk It".

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Ned Hadden Frontside Slappy

Finally some footage of the man, the myth, the slam dancer, Mr. Ned Hadden, founder of Assault Skates. Slap a curb!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

SPIKES by Assault Skates

Ned at Assault Skates came up with the idea for mounting hardware with a fatter head after a conversation with friends complaining about their bolts countersinking into their decks. Assault SPIKES have a fatter Phillips head that will prevent this problem.

The red bolt (pictured below on the left) is an example of traditional sized mounting hardware. The one on the right is a Spike prototype. Ned told me "They have the bigger head so they dont get sucked halfway through your board. Come with 8 bolts, 8 lock nuts and a ASSAULT sticker. The label is made out of old punk flyers. Nothing really special about these bastards other than they keep your trucks on!" Available in 1" to allow for no riser, or to fit an 1/8" riser (Ned's favorite) or 1.25" to allow for a 1/4" riser (my favorite, usually coupled with 60mm wheels). Now Go Skate!