|Leon Breton - 5050 [o] Leo Graceffo|
It's been quite a while since I've posted on here, and I apologize for that if you've been checking up on the site to come across nothing new. Before I jet off to work, I'll leave you with Pierce Mckay pulling a J-Peps at UVic before they capped this beauty of a ledge.
No one's sitting on a capped ledge, that shit ain't comfy.
For some reason I've missed the last 2 annual onethirtythree PA camping trips but I'm really fucking glad I got out of the city this year and went camping, skating and drinking way to many beers with everyone. There were spots when the Island Riders squad joined us where we must have been rolling 40 deep, tricks were going down quicker than luckys. Ending both nights at the Collins farm skating the mini ramp and bullshitting around the fire was definitely epic, even waking up on a deflated air mattress twice with a stick in your back didn't feel so bad. Big thanks to Keith Stevenson, Brando, Corbin and the Collins family for making this weekend happen, until next year boys! #133slaysPA
Video By: Jean-Marc Poirier
Onethirtythree PA 2015 from Jean-Marc Poirier on Vimeo.
A couple weeks back Peirce and a few of the Vic bois came down to the city for the the weekend. In one day I'm pretty sure we copped about 10 or more tricks between everyone and Perice got at least half of those this narrow ride on to drop down 5050 being one of them. As dangerous as this trick could be Peirce handled it and we carried on to another spot where Leon took care of another very sketchy 5050 which you will be seeing soon!
Last tuesday I got a chance to check out and recap the the Screaming Hand Art Show that went down at str/ke mvmnt in gastown; celebrating 30 years of Santa Cruz and paying homage to OG artist Jim Phillips. Can't say no too free beer and great original pieces by all your favorite skateboarding artists from Michael Sieben to the Gonz. Shoutout to Matt MacLeod and Centre Distribution for having me!
I picked up Shaun Ingham from the ferries earlier this week and made a stop along the highway to shoot some photos for work. We talked about shooting your classic pushing shot in the middle of the highway once I was finished, though Shaun learned Bs Wallrides on the meridian while I was shooting. Seeing as a wallride is tougher than pushing, we opted to go for that. Running into the middle of the highway for a couple tries in between traffic, it took a few tries before everything aligned and we got the shot we were wanting just as the light faded. Shooting a skate photo when you were least expecting to is always a nice treat; it isn't every day that the spot in question is on the highway either.
This video found it's way to myself via Geoff Dermer, who travelled to Barcelona earlier this year alongside Stacy Gabriel for some paradise under four wheels. Check out their adventures below in a video filmed by Mario Cano as they shred the Spanish wonderland.
While you're at it, check out Kitsch's Summer 2015 line here.
Shout out to Reed Timmins for taking 2nd at the Tofino Brew Co. ramp party June 30th, taking 1st at the Tuff City Canada Day comp, as well as becoming the newest addition to the Instrumental Skateboards squad. Big ups! More photos coming soon.