Its been rad to have my little brother Nico in the city for the last 5 weeks while he was taking a metal fabrication course at BCIT, when theres been spare time we have been going out skating quite a bit but always coming up short for some reason. One evening while we were pilling out pretty hard on my couch I looked out the window and noticed a few ledges on the cambie bridge that looked skateable, with no prior engagements we decided to check it out in hopes of a good night photo. I originally shot this switch crooks and then a long exposure which I planned to overlap on top of it but the end result wasn't as great as envisioned. Not owning any flashes I placed my camera light behind Nico for rim lighting, kind of ghetto but ill take it!
|Nico Graceffo - Switch Crooks|
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
|Shay Sandiford - 3flip [o] Leo Graceffo|
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?
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.