Just in case you needed another reason as to why Vans is the greatest shoe company around.
if you haven’t already noticed, thrash and cross-over are back and bigger than ever. i saw/heard Neurotoxin for the first time last night when i went to see Municipal Waste and Annihilation Time in Hollywood, and man was i blown away. They skate, they thrash, & they covered Slayer’s “War Ensemble” to the T, even with one guitar out of commission, solo and all.. my cousin Chris & i will be shooting some promo shit for them sometime soon.. be sure to check these dudes out if you like slayer- for real.
then believe the guy who wrote this review on Annihilation Times new album “III”. i was googling AT info for an upcoming show and came across this review and was immediately hooked due to the opening line : “I CANT SKATE AND I DONT SMOKE WEED…”
GO BUY THIS RECORD. IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
danimal and the rest of us scummys @ svrf & destroy, threw this logo into the machine and created two dozen (24) torso covers..
hit up the animal danimal to see if you’re righteous enough to rock the heaviest look of the sleazon.
You can’t disappear anymore. I see your face lurking outside the window.
This dude is from Brazil, came out for the Maloof Money Cup Vert Ams and took home second place. I sniped a few shoots of him at Chino the other night. This kid goes HUGE!
This past Thursday morning our friend, Dale Arden, got first crack at the new Fontana park with Bellmar, Salba and Lance Mountain…lucky bastard! Park was built by CA Skateparks with Salba and Mountain having their hands in the design of the pools. Two pools with pool coping and socal’s first cradle, this place is going to be insane. Word is that it won’t open until November.
More photos on www.skatopia.net
With everything going tech, electric skateboards have joined the craze, and new-age skaters are wondering if traditional skaters will ever embrace that life is too short to keep on pushing. As artists, most skaters are die-hard fans of their art and some do not see the need to ride a motor while they can get more pleasure from a simple push. But is technology catching up with traditional boards? Which of the two skateboards is the ultimate skating master?
Like any other technology, it takes time for people to accept change and adapt accordingly. For skaters who have not yet conformed to the modern age, here is why electric skateboards will become mainstream shortly:
1. PUSHING IS EXHAUSTING
Life is too short to be pushing every day is the slogan here. When traveling long distances traditional boards will have you dripping in sweat and exhaustion in no time. Even experienced classic skaters hate the burnout of a long skate.
2. MAXIMUM SPEED CONTROL
Electric keyboards come with a remote which give you control over how fast or slow you need to slide to get to your destination. These are also great for doing tricks on a ramp from whatis180.com, they have the best the i know of. Knowing how fast you can move makes it easier to plan your trips. With just a squeeze, you can bypass traffic and get to work faster.
3. RACE AGAINST GRAVITY
The worst part in skateboarding is an uphill climb. Even traditional boarders hate skating against gravity. If you leave in a hilly country, using a traditional board will have you getting to work like you just walked out a gym. Carving uphill is so much fun, while downhill gliding is just breathtaking.
There is passion in staying true to the course. Conventional skaters are the real deal in the skating world.
1. LIFE IS NEVER TOO SHORT TO STAY HEALTHY
Putting your muscles to work as the wind rush against your skin is rejuvenating and relaxing. Blood rushing through your veins is phenomenal. Unlike electric skateboards, a traditional board needs you to put some work.
2. LOW PRICES FOR SO MUCH FUN
Electric skateboards can be expensive, and you will have to do a lot of window shopping. Why spend so much money to have a good time? The beauty of skateboards is low prices, robustness, and accessibility. There is less hassle in traditional boards.
3. SKATING IS AN ART
The best thing about traditional boards is the freedom it gives you to explore different genres of skating. Things like skate-dancing, commuting, freestyle, carving and cruising, and many ways of skating may not interpret well with electric skateboards. Traditional boards allow you to skate out of your comfort zone. Gliding over a traditional board is an art.
4. YOUR BODY IS THE POWER
Electric skateboards can quickly run out of juice, and they need recharging. For a regular board, your body is all you need to carve uphill.
THE BOTTOM LINE
With fuel prices hiking every day, grabbing your skateboard to school or work is the new black. Whether you chose to buy an electric skateboard or traditional board, you can now play a significant role reducing pollution.
I’ve been really into this band lately. Vocals remind me a little of John K. Samson of Propagandhi/Weakerthans fame. Maybe a little Death Cab/Bloc Party/Stokes-ish. Whatever it sounds like, the entire Elephant Shell record chalked full of short, super catchy songs, which does quite well for my A.D.D.
Got a call late thursday afternoon for a session at Jokers with Russ, Mark, Jimmy, Jake and a few others. First time there and it was super sick. Thanks to Russ for the call and thanks Corey and family for having me over! I only got a few photos…
Russ got a pic of my little frontsider