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OLD SCHOOL SKATEBOARDING:
Please allow me introduce myself, and the purpose of this blog. I’m a 40-year old married father of 2, working as a graphic designer. I have loved skateboarding since as far back as I can remember. Names like Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, and Danny Way were the guys I looked up to as a kid. Companies like Powell-Peralta, Santa Cruz, Independent, Tracker, and Vision, were the big names in skate gear. I skated with a group of guys I knew from church and from my neighborhood. We would skate launch ramps, half-pipes, and parking lots until we were just plain exhausted – then eat a ton of junk food, drink some Gatorade, and go skate some more. In the interest of honesty, I should say up front I never was an awesome skateboarder, though not for a lack of trying. I…
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Here was what went down at the Vans Go Skateboarding Day 2013 held at the Xtreme Skatepark in East Coast Park, Singapore. Great to see the progressive skating by the local kids, respect!
Drickphe – Skateboard Music
Flume – Sleepless
Major Lazer – Jah No Partial (Yellow Claw Mix)
Yellow Claw – IBETCHU
2nd Cam – Syamimon
Cam Assist – Bobby Ka Rizal
+ X Games had its final curtain call here in Los Angeles. It didn’t really go out with the bang that I had hoped it would, but it was almost fitting since it reflected the touchy state of action sports [in my opinion]. I’ve taken for granted the past 10 years of X in my backyard, so here’s to hoping that the train keeps chugging along and that Austin takes real good care of it. You’re always welcome back, X Games.
+ Message in the sky: if you squint really hard, you can make out the phrase “Don’t Do It” on the plane banner. A not so subtle message to The Swoosh.
+ Our view from the skate street deck.
+ Football’s back! Kind of…pre-season and all that stuff.
+ Sunday brunch with the girls at Public Kitchen. I’d give it a B.
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Here is the welcome video of Chris Jones that is officially part of the international SML Wheels team.
Small Wheels is entirely owned and operated by everyday skateboarders including frontman James Craig and Austyn Gillette.
Check the video :filmed and edited by Mike O’Shea / additional filming by Will Harmon