February 26, 2011
February 23, 2011
The above is from the best 411 ever and was inspired by Carl Shipman and Chrome Ball. I was hoping to see the flick from Big Brother of that 360 flip fakie, but, alas...The skating in the clip has held up incredibly well, though considering the line up, that's no huge surprise. Moses Itkonen ripped exceptionally, and I was motivated to learn 360 flips on steep banks, and even make some. The jerseys are wild, but stranger things have happened. Who bought that PJ's CD?
Went snowboarding this past weekend and I'm considerably less good than I always think I am. Busted up my back and am on a Tiger Balm/Aleve regiment, hoping to skate soon, but I did get a clip.
On a completely different note, this story about Scientology from the New Yorker by Lawrence Wright is an absolute must read. Well done.
In one day Boil The Ocean will be put on blog-death-watch for not updating in a month, and stands to lose its place on my bookmark toolbar. Word is out. You'd think the Kalis Epicly Later'd episodes would have awoken his primal blogging urges.
Similarly, The Hesh has been updated seven times this year, and thus, is blowing it. Their only contribution to Western Civilization thus far this year was posting this rad video about Minnesota born Julian Mejia. Take that slackers!
February 21, 2011
February 18, 2011
One of those parts that the Snackman missed, in his otherwise impeccable recap of skateboarding's flirtation with Big L. Rob G has been doing it since 411 10 [as a Wheels of Fortune (not on the intertets)], re-upped in 32 as a Rookie, and now he's the soon to be LBC guide to Tucker Gerrick. Go figure.
Yet another loss in the column of hip-hop songs used as instrumentals that should've used the lyrics.
I'm going snowboarding and drinking this weekend. Maybe in that order, maybe not.
February 17, 2011
Wayne Zerr and Andy Paulsen skate at Pat's Skatepark. Foote via Badger? Someone post in the comments what year that is.
February 16, 2011
February 15, 2011
You may not know it, but Alex Conn is a Bay Area transplant from the western suburbs, who I remember mostly as a little kid with braces in a helmet. Pretty ripping nowadays though, and he's kind of got a Jaimes meets Sherman thing going on, through trick selection and looks. Probably in that order.
Taking a total left turn, since it's budget season, if you were wondering, here's a great explanation about how the nation's finances work, in real-ish numbers.
Returning to normal programming, in case you haven't been paying attention, McGuire gets his eyebrow pierced. Heard that shit got really infected. Related, Mikey Taylor wouldn't get a perm.
I was psyched on the Jeremy Murray Mag Minute because dude is on his own thing. However, I was a little put off by the edited/remixed version of "Sucka Nigga." Kind of de-fanged the song, didn't we? It's damn near 20 years old, I think we'd be OK with the real thing. Words have power and history, and sometimes, that's why they're important. Excuse the tangent.
February 11, 2011
February 10, 2011
Scoring only a four percent vote on the who won "Flow Trash" poll, jerboi Davis Torgerson has a New Jack in the latest The Skateboard Mag. Mostly shot by Sam McGuire and written by your humble blogger, it's sure to be kind of cool. #85 has a ton of Minnesota-centric content, "cuz we da best," so pick one up.
Expanded Davis interview forthcoming, once I get my subscription issue. The Real video is going to be really good.
Throwback Thursday will commence when I'm less busy.
February 8, 2011
February 4, 2011
Maybe the best photo from a long weekend of skate-related goodness in the Twincities. Skatepark legs be damned; let's get this snow out of here.
Luis Tolentino going up. I think it may get even more bonkers.
Post some new poll ideas in the comments.
February 3, 2011
February 2, 2011
Chuck Odima just posted another In Transit with some new and some seen foote. Good stuff. A little bit softer now....
In case you've been sleeping, Davis Recruited.
AND Davis on/in TSM.
Davis, Davis, Davis! Return of Best Year Ever?