Gerald Goes to SF

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   Concrete Skateboarding has posted up Cake Supply Co's SF edit along with a few photos of the trip, this Wallride by Leon Breton included. Squad up and click the photo below to view the article!

-Luke Connor


http://www.concreteskateboarding.com/?p=29034
 Leon Breton Wallrides while Matt Gravel films [o] Connor

365 Premiere Recap

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   Huge thank you going out to everyone who helped make 365 and the premiere possible! It was a last minute idea to premiere the video at Fernwood, and I was very nervous due to the uncertainty of the situation. Thankfully, everything and everyone came together and the night was a great success. Let this be the first of many premieres to come at Fernwood. Come on down this Saturday, May 23rd from 12-4 for a charity BBQ and the unveiling of a new obstacle. Click here for more details!

-Luke Connor


Get Rich Quick Schemes

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   In what is probably the fastest I've posted a photo after shooting it, here is a quick flick of Rich Redman for you that was shot about 20 minutes ago. Check out Rich and more in Carter Spinks' new film, Soota Time, premiering May 22nd at Wheelies in Rock Bay along with Cake Supply Co's SS15 release. Click here for more info!

-Luke Connor


Rich Redman- Ride On 50-50 [o] Connor

Ju-do You Love

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   If you have ever watched Dylan Timmins skate in person, you are probably well aware that he has a very deep bag of tricks. Fresh off learning Judos a couple days ago, he started blasting them out of the extension with a ninja like kick. Look at that leg!!

Dylan Timmins- Judo [o] Connor

   One of my favorite photos from my trip to Hawaii is this Switch Pop Shuv I shot of Matt Gravel on my Nikon FM2. I always shoot skate photos digital because it's easier to work with the skater in getting the perfect frame, so I'm glad this one worked out in the 2 frames I shot. The simplicity of film and the restraints on how many frames you can shoot is something I am quite fond of, and forces you to nail your lighting and composition as efficiently as possible.

-Luke Connor


Matt Gravel- Switch Pop Shuv [o] Connor

Aloha Brobra! Canadians+1 in Hawaii (Part 4 The Final Broha)

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 Words and Photos by Luke Connor



   With the release of Dan Redmond's Hawaii footage viewable here, and the trip edit by Ethan Craig viewable here, I am left with the Final Broha of my photos to be released. The trip was an amazing experience and I hope to be back in Hawaii in the future with a skateboard under my feet, a camera in one hand and a beer in the other.

M-M-Mafi!

Matt Gravel kept mentioning that he wanted to do a Layback Boardslide and this hubba near our hotel seemed like the best choice. He got one with a tic tac, but we were kicked out while going for a second one because we were "breaking the concrete". Next time.

Matt Gravel casually flicks a Fs Halfcab Flip on a ditch day.

After sitting down for a while, Dan Redmond got up as the light was fading and put down this Nollie Hardflip just in the nick of time. This was one of the funnest spots of the trip for sure.

Knock knock. Who's there? Oh just Matt Gravel doing a Switch 180 to Wallride.


Can't decide which manual to do? Do two in one. Caleb Davies switches it up.

Dan Redmond battles the heat and the trick but pulls through in the end for his first clip of the trip.


The first spot we saw on our University of Hawaii Sunday, this was too good to pass up. After finding a way to shimmy onto the roof, Caleb got to business and put down this Blunt 180 moments before a concerned came out to confront the "skateboarders on the roof".

 
 Matt Gravel gets his Ollie on at Wallows

Caleb Davies takes a Backside 180 over the bush at Wallows

Caleb Davies gets a Frontboard on a bump to bar that we searched hours for one day, only to come back to skate it on the day it tropical poured. Nonetheless, the wet ground didn't phase the boys too much and a couple tricks went down.

Battles...

Caleb Davies eats rails for breakfast, chomping down on a Lipslide at the first spot of the day


Caleb also has a very nice Ollie, and Ethan films well. This photo captures night skating for me. 

Caleb Davies getting twisted up
 This ledge was an awkward height but Dan has got that pop, resulting in an effortless Switch Kickflip Frontnose

 Dan Redmond sure knows how to wheel and deal. This is one hell of a combo that only required a brief tropical rainstorm to get sliding, riding and landing. 

 
Late night Switch Bs Nosegrinds from Dan Redmond minutes before the sprinklers went off.

Matt Gravel- No Comply Wallride at the Pipeline Bowl.

#BestWaveEver

 See you again, Hawaii!


Words and Photos by Luke Connor





365

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   With the average human attention span these days being a bit longer than that of a goldfish, we will keep these words short and just let you watch the video. Without further ado, YGT proudly presents our second film, 365. If you're coming to Fernwood tonight, just keep scrolling.

-Luke and Leo


365 Dropping Tomorrow!!

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   Well, the time is almost here. After a year of filming and way more time editing than anticipated, 365 is almost done (it's still exporting). If all goes to plan and our computers don't crash again, the video will be live tomorrow at 4pm right here. Our friends at Concrete Skateboarding will have a photo gallery featuring tricks from the video tomorrow as well, but for now, feast your eyes upon a few more tricks from the video. You Got That! and hopefully we will too....

   If you're in Victoria or down to make the trek, 365 will be premiering in the real world at Fernwood tomorrow night, along with Matt Gravel's edit from the recent Cake Supply Co trip to San Francisco.
The videos will start when darkness falls, and we will skate into the night. Hope to see you (and not the police) there! So if you're planning on coming, be respectful and sensible as it's in a public space. Thanks!


Carter Spinks- Nosebonk [o] Connor

Matt Gravel- Fs Overblunt [o] Connor

Leon Breton- Ollie [o] Connor

365

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My fellow colleague Luke Connor and I are pretty excited to be putting out our second feature film "365" right here on Friday May 1st. It will feature the likes of Corey Cawdell, Isaac Walker, Leon Breton, Cheyenne Hehr, Keanu Piena, Dylan Timmins, Matt Gravel, Carter Spinks, Jason Wilson, Shay SandifordAdam Colborne, Luke Connor, myself and more, stay tuned!


-Leo




A Real (Matt) G Tucks His Homies In At Night

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    Matt Gravel is a good guy; he's also a great skateboarder. Making sure he tucks the homies in at night and sits on his Switch Frontboards, Joop Beans is living right. Support the guy and go buy his newest Instrumental Skateboards pro model, in stores now!

-Luke Connor


Matt Gravel- Switch Frontboard [o] Connor

Gimme Shelter

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Lately this flat gap has been my go too rain spot, although the ground gets a little bit wet where you throw down your board it has still proven to be productive every time I end up here. Fresh out of knee sugary and onto the board Cheyenne has been ripping lately, this hardflip was one of the 2 clips we managed to film here both of which will be in 365. For maximum connivence factor there happens to be a BC liquor store right across the street were Cheyenne grabbed 2 tallies after, one for each trick, just another reason this spots my go too!

-Leo


Cheyenne Hehr - Hardflip [o] Graceffo




Mandatory after session refreshments [o] Graceffo

Just a Quickie

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   Here's a quick one for ya on this Friday afternoon of Pierce Mckay jamming poles and clearing stairs.
 
-Luke Connor

 
Pierce Mckay- Polejam Gap Out [o] Connor

Pour Some Out

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   Another photo that never made it to the light of day for one reason or another, this Frontside Nosegrind of Garrett McNevin is one of the last photos I have from the now defunct ghetto spot. Pour some out for all the fallen DIY spots around the world.

-Luke Connor



 Garrett McNevin- Frontside Nosegrind [o] Connor


Playing With Fire

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   I wanted to shoot this photo in between the fence and the gate, but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get a decent angle without being in the shot myself. I really wanted the photo to look a certain way though, so over the fence I went. Lifting up the chain link and sliding my camera underneath, my hands were pinned between the fence and the ground, with my camera right in the line of fire for Rich Redman's Fs 5-0. With the inability to pull my camera away if things got hectic, I can't say I was too surprised when Rich's board came crashing down on my lens a couple times. Luckily the fisheye I was using is super small with a plastic hood so no damage was done. If I had been using my main fisheye setup on the other hand, things would not have been so pretty.

-Luke Connor


Rich Redman- Frontside 5-0 [o] Connor


Quick Flick

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   Temporary spots are always fun to skate because you know they won't be there for very long. Adam Colborne noticed this hunk of metal down at Ogden Point, and made sure to get his before it was too late. The spot didn't grind nearly as well as one would think, but was still able to handle a Kickflip Fs 50-50.

-Luke Connor


 
Adam Colborne- Kickflip Fs 50-50 [o] Connor




Aloha Brobra! Canadians+1 in Hawaii (Part 3)

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    Words and Photos by Luke Connor


    We had found these ledges one night while cruising around in the van one night. We made it our "warm up spot" the next day, but basically became an all day spot as we piled out in the sun, most of us skated out as Rich and Caleb filmed a line each and we eventually gathered ourselves and made it to another spot.
 
Rich Colwell- Nollie Lipslide around the bend


    "Zone's Ditch" proved to be a game of cat and mouse trying to find the location. We were given very vague directions, and circled the surrounding blocks and a military school looking for any resemblance for close to an hour. We eventually found a field which looked similar to what we saw in an old Red Bull Hawaii video, and without hesitation Ethan jumped out the van and went looking. He came back 15 minutes later, sweaty and out breath, but he had found the spot. It's a lot more decrepit than it has appeared in videos, but at least we found the damn place.

Mack Basil at Zones Ditch

 
Mack Basil- Blunt to Fakie


    This ditch on the other hand, was as simple as inputting GPS coordinates and rolling up to the door.

 
Ethan Craig- No Comply 360

Dan Redmond- Nollie Backside 360 Kickflip


   Easily one of the most iconic spots of all time, Wallows was a surreal experience. I was shooting a trick of Matt Gravel and missed the first (and way better) one Dan did, so thanks for doing another Dan; sorry you slammed because of that.

 Dan Redmond- Sw Frontshuv at one of the most iconic spots of all time

 Skate Wallows at your own risk, Dan Redmond got chomped on by the rough ground.


       I had some trouble deciding how I wanted to shoot this spot at first, but once I figured it out I was quite pleased with the results; I'm sure Caleb's sponsors won't mind either.
 
Caleb Davies- Tre Flip


   We wasted a solid day looking for this school which hosted a bump to bar that wasn't nearly as easy to skate as we had anticipated. It didn't help that we came back to skate it on a rainy day, but Caleb snagged this Ollie at the school on the sunny day we found the spot, but couldn't skate it.

 Caleb Davies- Ollie Over

 
Ethan Craig lurking the night streets of Honolulu


Words and Photos by Luke Connor