Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Duane Peters 9.5" by 36" On The Way

Ordered this deck today and can't wait to get it.

Truer Words Never Spoken

Found this over at Joker's Skate Shop blog. Had to share.

Legion/Red Curbs Wax Mash Up

The boys from Indiana are all about keeping skateboarding FUN and giving back to their supporters. They are showing their respect to Red Curbs with this one of a kind curb wax. Legion Skateboards and Red Curbs curb wax coming soon.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Jon Horner's "Where's Chin?"

This one has been making the rounds, from Facebook to Skate and Annoy. I'm always a day late and a buck short. This should keep you busy for a while though.

James Brown, Darth Vader, Dr. Spock, Dunn, Pontius, Hosoi, Jay Adams, SC Slasher, Screaming Hand, Rob and Big, Batman, Bono, Waldo, Muska, Fidel Castro, Bart Simpson, Richie Jackson, Mr. T, Natas, Neil Blender's coffee break, Deer Man of Dark Woods, Obama, Elvis...

Sunday, August 28, 2011

AWS Memory Screen Montage

Duane Peters "Who Cares" Part 3

Duane Peters "Who Cares" Part 2

Duane Peters "Who Cares"

More 10 x 33

10" by 33" tapered tail with Punk Point nose.

Black stain.

Red stain.


While advertised as a "longboard", it's plain to see that these 10" by 33" decks are more in the category of "old school", "pool board", etc. Personally, I find them to be in the category of street, park, pool, curb, wherever I am skating. Should be arriving within the next 2 weeks so stay tuned.

Duane Peters

Duane Peters - Ollie's - Florence, Kentucky August 2010

Duane Rolling on Hot Juice!

Mark R. Sullivan's photographs of Duane Peters at Edison Skatepark, Edison, NJ from 2010's Glory Bound Tour.

Dueling laybacks. DP and Bill Danforth.

Duane fully committed to a backside grind rolling on OJ Wheels Hot Juice!

View more of Sullivan's photographs from the Edison stop of the Glory Bound Tour here.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

10 x 33

I rode these Moose decks for a while from 2007 until almost 2009. They are solid, wide as a boat and a good fit for my big frame. I've been shopping decks a lot lately trying to find a good fit. I have ridden a lot of 8.5" decks in recent years, the Krooked Zig Zagger and the Assault Pointer among them, as well as my new favorite which is the Assault Ricky Winsor 9" by 33.5" with a 15.25" wheelbase. I was real close to ordering the 36" Duane Peters from Pocket Pistols as well, but I think I am going back to the 10" x 33" with the 15.75" wheelbase. These decks are a perfect fit for 169mm trucks and the wheelbase is perfect. The shape is nearly the same as the Assault Pointer, only larger. Stay tuned.

How Soon Is Now?

So many boards, so little time and money. Putting in the order for one of these real soon. 9.5" wide by 36" with an 18" wheelbase. Sold! Time to step up to the big board.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Daily Grind

Exit strategy.

Over the last four years I've flattened more than a few sets of trucks on this ledge in what is one of my favorite lines in the park.

All photos/video footage by Emily Hope. This one is for you Scott Greene, Peaceful Warrior, though we never met we are kindred spirits. Roll forever, Rip In Peace, See You Up There.

Monday Morning Bank Skating

My top half.

Frontside grind up the ledge.

Boneless one.

My bottom half.

All photos by Emily Hope.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Assault Skateboards Picks Up 1031!

Assault Skateboards is now the official distributor of 1031 on the West Coast! Congratulations Ned!

Flood Kontrol's Ditch Stick II

9" by 33.75" with a 16" wheelbase. The Ditch Stick II from Flood Kontrol.

Top view of the Ditch Stick II. Tapered nose and square tail. Hope to get my hands (and feet) on one before they're gone!

Photos courtesy of Flood Kontrol and SoCal SkateShop.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Powell Peralta Oval Dragon 56mm 90a

Received these today from Marc's Board Shop. They are 56mm 90a Powell Peralta Oval Dragon street formula wheels. A real smooth ride with a perfect slip to grip ratio in my opinion. Personally, I don't like to ride anything smaller than a 55mm, so these are perfect. There is not much discernible difference between these and the 58mm wheels I was riding. They remind me of the late 1980s when we a lot of us were riding 55mm to 57mm Powell Peralta freestyle wheels on larger street boards.

Tom Sloan's 2nd Annual PUSH To End Alzheimer's

Sign up today for the second annual PUSH to End Alzheimer's. A 10k Distance Skate/Push Race in downtown Charleston, WV, to raise awareness, hope, and funds to defeat Alzheimer's disease. Your participation is crucial in the fight. You can make the difference!
Part of the Charleston Area Walk to End Alzheimer's. Register now and join team PUSH to End Alzheimer's.
Saturday, October 29, 9:30am - 12:00pm, beginning at Appalachian Power Park on Charleston's East End.
Although there is no registration fee for this event, we encourage all of our skaters to make a personal donation and raise money for the cause. Raise $30 or more and receive a Limited Edition Don Pendleton designed 2011 PUSH to End Alzheimer's T-shirt! Take the first step toward reaching your fundraising goal by making a personal donation today.

Lenny Poage's Cone Fest

Lenny has put this event together for six years now and each year the slalom race draws skaters from across the United States. Judging by the sign up page, this year will be no different.

The Milton Mile Presented By Marc's Board Shop

Sponsored by Marc's Board Shop, Sunday, September 25, Milton, WV.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Rodney Mullen in Bones Brigade: Future Primitive

Yes, I'm going to get a dog, a big dog. One turd repels traffic, spoils make-up, ruins hairdos. Helicopters can't get in close to neutralize. I'll get a big dog, he'll bark even as he naps...

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Assault Skateboards Pointer 8.5

Assault Skateboards Pointer 8.5 set up and ready to go!

Longview. The Pointer 8.5 is 8.5" by 32.5" with a 14.5" wheelbase.

ABEC 11 No Skoolz, bearings are wfo!

The view from above!

Detail shot of the ACE 44s. NICE!

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Saturday Stills

Assault Skateboards Ricky Winsor SSD Sac Lifer. 9" by 33.25" with 15.25" wheelbase. Set up with Indy 149's and OJ Key Frames 58mm 87a.

Saturday slab ride captured DIY on 10 second timer.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Oregon Trifecta!

Choppy Omega and company does it again! Streaming live on again this year too!

Assault Shipment Arriving Today

Fresh shipment of Assault decks will be arriving in West Virginia later today. I'll have both the gold and the red Ricky Winsor SSD decks, 8.5" Pointer decks, and the 8" Two Tone popsicle sticks as well. All made in U.S.A. and screened at Screamin' Inc. Message here for details!

Flood Kontrol, Ditch Sticks and More

Randy at Flood Kontrol will be releasing the "Bluegyle" decks this weekend as an addition to their quality line up of decks.

The Flood Kontrol Ditch Stick II is 9" by 33.75" with a 16" wheelbase and sports a square tail paired with a modern round nose. Available at Flood Kontrol and SoCal SkateShop.

Tom Sloan's Explorations in Skateboarding v2.0

Untitled from Thomas Sloan on Vimeo.

Slap A Curb

Nothing better than a slappy session at 1 a.m. as temperatures finally dip into the mid 60's. Even with the humidity at 90%, curb conditions were conducive to some solid grinds.

Shred Sleds

Injury Jeff Haynes "bro model" (I'm no pro, I'm an unprofessional skater if anything) and Assault Skateboards 8.5 Pointer ready to skate some curbs.

Skate Fate Book Review

Skate Fate was a zine produced by Garry Scott Davis aka G.S.D. I read about this over at Skate and Annoy (which started as a Xerox zine too) and put it on my wish list. My awesome wife came through on our 5th wedding anniversary and I am STOKED! A must have for any fan of skateboarding, the book features interviews with a 19 year old Bill Danforth, Tod Swank, drawings from Neil Blender and much more. Order your copy today!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Emergency Riky Barnes

Emergency/Black Label Riky Barnes 100% Biodegradable.

The original Lucero Riky Model.

The Riky 2.

One of the most PUNK ROCK dudes to ever step foot on a skateboard. Glad to see Emergency has issued this "guest" model. Slap a fuckin' curb.

Sex Pistols

Friday, August 5, 2011

Duane Peters 36"

Pocket Pistols Duane Peters 9.5" by 36" with 18" wheelbase, photo courtesy of Joker's Skate Shop and Pocket Pistols.

New Assault Decks Released Today

Matt Hensley VSL Vista Skate Locals guest model from Assault. Hammerhead/side cut is 8.75" by 33" with 15" wheelbase.

Two Tone 8.5" by 32.5" with 15" wheelbase.