September 23, 2016
September 17, 2016
List of other memorable TC area demos
1. Birdhouse in 1996 or so at what might have been the Stearns County fairgrounds. Featured a young Andrew Reynolds and Tony Hawk doing McTwists on a 8 or 9-foot quarterpipe.
2. Flip in the middle-aughts at the 3rd Lair. There were fears the ramps would collapse because of the 700-800 people who showed up. The crush of humanity fogged up the park.
3. Girl and Chocolate in 1998 at the Lair. Mike York tried a handful of noseslides and then focused his board and left. Everything else about it was quite lit.
That's pretty much it beyond the Hot Chocolate Tour demo, which seemed redundant to list.
Here's other stuff. The DLX contingent rolled through town the past couple weeks.
I wrote a list about skaters going all Lochte at the Olympics that kids on Facebook hated.
There's another demo:
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A quick look at the archives at right shows that August 2016 was the first month since July 2008 during which this website was not updated, meaning this two-month drought was the longest ever. Very significant. In order to close the circle on that last update:
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July 19, 2016
Davey Torkelson appeared on the The Nine Club podcast -- you can download it in the usual ways one would or you can catch it on YouTube. *The following highlights are from the podcasting POV*
There's talk of golfing; not sacking rails at Street League; Roger Bagley evidently produces a copy of Weekend Warriors; Chad Benson's rep grows stronger; as well, the legend of Nate Compher is discussed; Davis talks about making movies. I'm generally skeptical of skate-produced stuff like this (public radio snobbery?) but this one, albeit with a dude I know, was pretty well-done. I'm gonna listen to the other ones.
Update: Forgot how much the heart grew three sizes when Davis brought up his love of bad skateparks. It's all true.
By all accounts the return of Aqua Jam will be really cool. It's this Saturday -- between the keg jumps (high entertainment) and the mini ramp built for the ordeal, it should be worth showing up for.
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Related: This should happen, right?
would be cool if there was an oral history done on twin cities skate videos— David Fink (@dsfink) June 19, 2016
May 18, 2016
Is Nike SB even controversial right now? Plat faves Philly from Humidity and Matt Nordness appear in both clips above, along with some of the usual and not so usual locs.
Where are the support guys on this one?
Snoop and Banks should make an album!
A handful of thoughts on the new adidas video, Away Days:
* The older heads understood the vibes about the music budget.
* Fakie inward heelflips.
* Felt like a Cliché video from the aughts.
* Miles Silva!?
* The skating was good; the ultra clean ledge skating got old.
* Travel budget videos lack a sense of place.
* Majerus stood out.
* Probably not gonna set any trends
* Not nearly as scary as the GX-1000 vid, but had fewer graffiti clips.