Aloha Brobra!

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   It took a few days to figure out where the WiFi works best at our hotel in Honolulu, as in it hardly ever worked before then, so I'll be doing daily posts until the end of the trip if all goes smoothly.
We've been skating super sick spots the last week, including Wallows and many more that I've seen in mags/videos over the years. 

   This spot is around the corner from our hotel, and although it looks very good, you only get one try as the security in Waikiki is insane (and lots of Honolulu for that matter). Matt Gravel filmed the Ollie with Ethan Craig, waited a few minutes, and ran back up for a quick photo. Hotel staff were stoked and cheering us on as we skated away, and were still cheering as we made our way around the block and skated by on the other side.

Matt Gravel- Ollie [o] Connor


    We had found a really good over rail to bank for Regan Hodgson to try a trick on, but after a couple robberies and slams, his back and legs were pooched and the session was over. The landing was rough and tore up his back in no time; something to go back for.

 
Regan Hodgson [o] Connor


   Wallows. No explanation needed. Arguably one of the most iconic spots of all time, it was a total life hammer to bomb down from the top and skate the banks. Bets have been going down lately, in which the consequence is shotgunning a Limearita. Today it was Regan's turn, shotgunning one down after his first clip of the day.

 Regan Hodgson- mid line Nose Manny at Wallows [o] Connor

Regan Hodgson sticking to the bet [o] Connor

-Luke Connor


Ministry of Gonis

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   Luke Gonis and I shot this Kickflip Backtail a long time ago, and I had forgotten about it until he mentioned it to me a couple minutes ago. In lieu of that, here's the photo! The ledge has recently been capped to shit, so this could be the last photo shot on the spot.
Rest In Peace Ministry Ledge.

-Luke Connor


 
Luke Gonis- Kickflip Backtail [o] Connor

15 Seconds with Luke Gonis

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   A couple clips of Luke Gonis skating Vic West a couple months back when I first got my GH4.

-Luke Connor

 

15 Seconds with Luke Gonis from yougotthat! on Vimeo.

You Best Recognize !

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   The good homie Isaac Walker is finally getting some of the recognition he's been working towards. A true skate rat with more pop than you, his Recognize in the latest SBC Skateboard issue is well deserved. Hell yeah Rupe!!!
Thanks to Brian Caissie and SBC for hooking it up, now go pick up a copy at your local skateshop or news stand today!

-Luke Connor




Trevor Mcdermid & Dan Lintaman in YGT Presents: VICtorious

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   With a new project to be released this coming year, we will be releasing a handful more parts from YGT Presents: VICtorious.
   To kick things off we have Trevor Mcdermid and Dan Lintaman's section, with guest tricks from Lucas Hodges, Henri Simpson and Cort Watt.

-Luke Connor

 

Alexis NBD's

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   Alexis Lacroix came out to Victoria last Winter to skate for a few days before commencing the wander down to California. Seeing as Alexis has a few cards to play at transition, Sixside seemed like the obvious choice. 
   Soon after getting there, Alexis handled a Frontside Wallbash Yank In, and then dipped into personal NBD territory and pulled a Daewon-esque maneuver out of nowhere. I had never seen the trick in person before, so call it what you like; hopefully you can understand what's going on.

-Luke Connor

  
Alexis Lacroix- Frontside Wallbash Yank In [o] Connor

 
Alexis Lacroix- Superman Grind? [o] Connor

 The proof is in the pudding [o] Connor


Another day another 3flip

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   Shay Sandiford is a man on a mission, I'm pretty sure he skates Vancouver more then I do and he still lives in Courtenay. Over the last year Shays been hard at work filming for a web edit that you will be seeing very soon and I can guarantee you will be impressed. With only a hour to spare before having to catch the ferry home Shay landed this 3flip fairly easily and bagged another clip into the timeline, be on the lookout!

-Leo


Shay Sandiford - 3flip [o] Leo Graceffo

Back to School

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   UVic is Leon Breton's domain. No stranger to rough ground and a crusty spot, this plastic bench is practically a skatepark. With a quick ollie up the curb then down the double set, Leon 50-50's the upper deck with ease.

-Luke Connor



 
Leon Breton- 50-50 [o] Connor

Look Ma, No Hands!

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   This Backside Ollie of Dylan Timmins was done way too casually in a line, and also in the dark for the photo. The footage is in our recent Vic West Autumn montage viewable here. 
Watching Dyltims skate is always a treat!
 
-Luke Connor


 
Dylan Timmins- Backside Ollie [o] Connor

Sunday Bluntday

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  The curve ledge at Beacon Hill saw a fair bit of action in the 204 Video days, but remained untouched for a few years after that. That is until one day Leon Breton, Adam Colborne and I clearcoated the ledge and got it grinding, which is good because the ledge is fun to skate.
For the Frontblunt of Dane Pryds below, I couldn't quite decide if fisheye or long lens would make the ledge look better, so I just shot it from both and I'll let you be the judge. Good to have you back on the board Dane!

-Luke Connor

Dane Pryds- Frontblunt [o] Connor

Dane Pryds- Frontblunt [o] Connor

Popped a Hydrant I'm Sweatin

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   Isaac Walker and I have been on a mission as of late, stacking clips trying to hustle a full part during the winter months. He casually did this Switch Ollie first try warming up, and then filmed it in a 4 trick line. Filming with Isaac is quite enjoyable, a deep bag of tricks and super consistent skating!

-Luke Connor


Isaac Walker- Switch Ollie [o] Connor

"The Sleepskate" Corey Cawdell for onethirtythree

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I was stoked to have Corey Cawdell sleep on my couch for 3 days last week before he flew off to Alberta for work, with filming a little onethirtythree ad in mind and drinking some beers I knew it would be a good time. Although it rained pretty much the whole time Corey figured it could be one of the last times he'll get to skate this winter so we decided fuck it! Lucky for me a little bit of rain, wet shoes, rusty bearings and slippery griptape didn't seem to bother Corey, maybe he should give up that dirty Alberta oil money and take up acting?

-Leo





Jake Hamilton is the man! when he's not working on WDH stuff or filming everyone else he can definitely get down on the other side of the lens! Check out this new part whodahell put out earlier this week.

 

Back In the Dane

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   Prior to Dane Pryds receiving ACL surgery earlier this year, we went on a bit of a shooting tear, trying to get whatever his knee would allow before he went under the knife. This year has been a hectic one and this blog somewhat fell onto the backburner unfortunately, but I'll be working on being more proactive with posts in the coming time. Starting off with the following two photos of Dane.

   This bump to bar resides out in Sidney somewhere, of which not very many people have skated I imagine. There is plenty of run up but the bump to bar is still a decent size so a few pushes are definitely needed.
 
   Dane Pryds- Backside 180 [o] Connor


   This boardslide is at the same spot as Adam Colborne's 50-50 below, but coming across Balmoral instead of Quadra. Due to limited light stands or whatever the reason was, I hung a flash from the telephone pool by a shoe lace to get a rim light on Dane. Definitely the most precarious way I've positioned a flash before.

-Luke Connor
 

Dane Pryds- Boardslide Pop Out [o] Connor


Sunday Church

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   These black flatbars outside a church on Quadra St. don't get skated very often, but Adam Colborne has had his eye on it for a while so we left the park to get a trick before sunset. Adam wanted to try a different trick, but after warming up with some 50-50's I suggested he do it through the knob. His kingpins were catching, but after a few pushes and determination Adam managed to grind both trucks over the knob with ease.

-Luke Connor


Adam Colborne- 50-50 through the knob [o] Connor
 

Sunday Sliders

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   Pierce Mckay and I were on a bit of a tear for a couple days stacking photos, so I'll relieve one from the pile and post it here. The 2 stair ledge at Odeon has seen a lot of action over the years, although there still remains a handful of tricks that could be done. Waiting for the light to go green, Pierce gave a few good pushes across the street and handled a Bluntslide with ease to wrap up the evening.

 -Luke Connor


   
Pierce Mckay- Bluntslide [o] Connor