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SPOTS – RIP

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When it comes to skate boarding you cant win them all. Going back for one, two , or more tries to make the trick legitimate isn’t unheard of. The city of Vancouver is ever growing and with that said, spots come and go quite frequently. Some spots stay around for years while others last for just days. You just never know how long they will be around for. Read more

Life Shuffle

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When I was asked to be part of this project, I had absolutely no idea what I could write about, let alone that anyone would want to read.  “NOW” is the most familiar, and so that is where it starts.  I’ll probably swing from the past back to now and everywhere in between, but for now, well.. how many times can I say that word and not look like I am endorsing a new binding company?  Read more

Scott Newsome: Doin’ Hard Time in the Mountains

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People often ask me who I look up to in snowboarding, and for sure, it’s the big-mountain chargers like Nico Mueller, DCP, Roman, and Travis Rice, but there are also a few out there that fly under the mainstream radar,  people like Scott Newsome, who I take my toque off to for riding mountains the way mountains should be ridden and for being able to transcend their passions and visions into careers.

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Yep Still Got it

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Every time I see a hand rail I instantly imagine sliding down it on my snowboard. The fact that I no longer possess any ability whatsoever to do such a thing never crosses my mind, yet this daydream is always the same.  I wonder; when I’m an old man and must use handrails for their original purpose of assisting my walk down the stairs, will I still imagine locking into a backside lip slide? I sure hope so. Read more

Thanks, skateboarding.

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Like many of us older shreds, I come from an era in skateboarding when it wasn’t “cool” to skate. It was before the mainstream stuck its clutches in— dollar signs etched on its nails—“legitimizing” it in the eyes of overzealous parents as a means to live out their un-achieved dreams and secure their retirements. Before it was on TV and in commercials selling everything from pop to gum to energy drinks. Before “action sports” as a term even existed. Read more

Never Riding Alone

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A friend sent a link out the other day. Thinking it was just another forgettable YouTube video, I left it unopened in the inbox for a few days. When I finally got around to looking at it—I was floored. I don’t know the kids in the video, I have no idea where they are from, but we all share something intimate: we have both lost friends that are close to us.  Read more

IS FILM DEAD? Part 3 – Andre Pinces

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Did you start out shooting film?

Yes, B&W, then colour.

What cameras and film did you first start shooting with?

My first camera was a Canon AE-1, then I got a Nikon F3. Read more

California Dreamin’… Bra.

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Loaded three surfboards, some black tees, and a leather jacket in the car the other day. Toronto faded away in the rearview: on the road. The destination was California.

It’s not that far: 4000+ kilometers. 40+ hours of full-speed driving. 4 nights, 5 days. Alone. Just the music and I.

“Dance, dance, dance, to the radio.” Read more

FIRST TRIP.

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The first trip of the season sets the tone for beginning of every winter.  the last few seasons i’ve always made of point of getting on some sort of road trip with a goal of having a awesome time with the crew and getting some good deep pow shredding and hopefully logging a shot or two.  the last couple years i’ve been doing trips up around the revelstoke area but after checking the weather it seemed the north coast was getting smashed with early season storms and the terrace area already had a healthy base.

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Skatehouse/Skatelife

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I don’t know about you but skateboarding alone isn’t nearly as much fun then when you’re with a crew. Having the gang or friends at the spot can really change the level of skating, and in some cases, life in general. As we get older and responsibilities come into our lives we begin to miss our youth. The days of living in a household with your homies and skating everyday can be golden memories. I’ve lived in many skate houses over the years, some with 13-15 people at a time. It’s loud, parties in abundance, and all day talks about skateboarding, what could be better when your young and looking to be a skate rat? The importance of friends and a skate crew can make you improve your skating in double time.

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