Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Here it is everyone! It's bumpin'! Nice job Piro and Colin! 


I've been meaning to make this post for awhile now but always end up getting sidetracked and forget; I'm a mess lately. Anyways, besides the obvious spunky, contagiously fun, style-wise, best dude ever on a skateboard reasoning of posting this, I keep recalling when I inherited a pack of some baseball-style skateboard cards that Vans came out with in like '95, and the one I remembered most was the Ray Barbee card. It was so cool! On the front he was doing his legendary straight no-comply over a trash can, and on the back it had a little history about him with some stats. I would stare at that card all the time wondering how what he was doing was possible. Unfortunately, I lost them while moving to another house. I wish I still had them. I tried finding a picture of it on the web and couldn't which angers me even more knowing they were probably super rare! So all-in-all I guess I have no other meaning of making this post besides the obvious. Aside from all that, this has always been one of my favorite video parts to watch of him growing up and still to this day of course. His board control is unreal, and he was skating with a tanker board! Ray Barbee, you are an inspiration to all skateboarders! Thank you!

Monday, February 27, 2012


At least in my opinion. Maybe since the camera light shines only at those being filmed making them, and a faint hue surrounding them visible, mystifying the spots and plan of direction (in lines), making it uncertain of what they'll do next which appeals to us more...? Eh, I'm not exactly sure why really, but it sounds good enough I suppose. You might totally hate how night skating looks. However, here's a great interpretation made by two (of many) of our good pals from the easternmost coast of Florida. 
Filmed and edited by Evan Dougherty featuring David Morefield in their fine hometown of Brevard County.

Friday, February 24, 2012


Ditching the negativity and onlooking something more invigorating, Crewman Piro Sierra is coming in hot with an introduction video to Paradise Wheels Co. dropping March 1st. Get ready for some swervin' curvin' and mergin' cause Piro don't give a f*ck! 

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Before the badmouthing gets a little excessive, let's clear some things up a bit. Alex Klein, producer of this year's OIAM, is the one responsible for this unforgivable mess of a "contest". He created the objectives for this whole competition without anyones consent and single-handedly destroyed OIAM's reputation along with making SLAP seem like they, as a whole, were held accountable for this. Like many of you hoped, Mr. Klein was immediately fired from SLAP Magazine after flipping out when Colin saved the kids from further humiliation. The delay in the episodes premiering was because the "Ride Channel" bought out the footage, unedited, and fabricated the mess into the most embarrassing ball of shit to ever come out of skateboarding. For any of you who still had any interest left after watching the "High Ollie Elimination Contest" in the episode a couple of weeks ago and have seen the latest episode, you're probably fascinated but confused why. Is it because you're appalled that a skateboarder could actually think of making this garbage? Or you're amazed but pissed off at yourself for watching 9min of the worst thing ever brought to skateboarding? However, there is good that has come out of this and that is that next year Colin Read will most likely be taking over bringing life back to OIAM.

Don't even try forcing yourself to enjoy this.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


We need to start coming out with some of our own stuff soon, posting other people's creations is starting to get a little out of hand. In spite of that, Colin took a trip to SF a week or so ago most likely to escape from the freezing temperatures of NY and ended up coming out with another clip for SLAP, a pretty damn good one.

Friday, February 17, 2012


The best part about skating (even if you don't have hills). Just cruizin' around with friends.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


A few years ago I unintentionally came across a couple of the FESN's videos and was absolutely blown away by how/what they were skating and their remarkable filming and editing. Recently, I stumbled upon one of their videos again and I couldn't help but laugh and smile the whole time fascinated by the edit. A couple of minutes into it I recognized Mandible Claw affiliate, Kenji Nakahira (the stylish asian guy running up the handrail in the New York Clip- Subway Skating), which made even more a reason to make this post. These guys are hands down some of the coolest skaters I've ever seen! Whether or not skateboarding is how they make a living, the enjoyment they have for it is unquestionable. Watch this then go skate and have fun!

It's getting pretty chilly out again, and there are only a few jackets left! 
Get one before you freeze looking like a dumb!

Friday, February 10, 2012


Taking a sort of different route with some videos being posted up from now on, we would like to also focus and appreciate the talents of those behind the lenses. Without them, even with amazing skating and style, your part can look like total shit and no one will care to watch it again or remember it. It takes a team to make skateboarding what it is today in videos, and those participating have to be just as talented as the skater in what they do to make the whole project a charismatic feature.

Here is a video SLAP Magazine presented of Josh Stewart showcasing and commentating on the past 12 years of his footage. As you all know, Josh has created some of the most historical skate videos ever (Static I, II, and III) and has also been a great part in other legendary videos that many of you grew up watching. Static IV has been underway for a little while now and the expectations grow higher and higher with not an spec of pessimism in sight. Crewman Jimmy Lannon is in the line up and his footage is going to be insane! He's been skating his ass off and has barely been in Gainesville the past year due to all the traveling he's done for the making of his section in the next video. So be hyped, be siked and get ready for another eastern benchmark video brought to you by one of the greatest filmers in skateboarding, Josh Stewart!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


The second OIAM episode, a little better than the first. Not diggin' the music at all, but maybe I'm just looking for a reason to hate on it. Either way, the skating is good and there's no sign of drama bullshit so that's definitely a plus.