Sunday, July 24, 2011

You Got That!

Here it is, Vancouver Island's Brand New Skateblog Get Some!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

On To The Next One

"What do I even start off saying for my last FnF post?" That is what I finally thought of after about 5 minutes staring blankly at my computer screen so I decided that's what I should run with. I don't like drawing out goodbyes so I'm going to keep it short. I've had so much fun, met so many amazing people, had a lifetime of the sickest memories while running this blog and its been a great pleasure to have shared them with you guys! But as you've read this will be the last post ever on FnF, and this may leave you thinking, what the fuck is there too look at now? Well that's the sick part!

I am going to be teaming up with my homie Luke Connor to bring you a brand new skate blog called "You Got That"! We are more hyped than ever to start postin like mad men to bring you fresh photos and videos like whoa.

Sunday night we will post the link to the new temporary blog, and the first post will drop on Monday where you will be given the 411 all about the new site! Thanks again to everyone that's been checkin out FnF you guys are the best and keep me doing the damn thang! Get ready for bigger and better things on You Got That! Now here's some holla's, holla holla holla holla holla!

V.I. Since a Knee High!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Shit in the Works

Posts on here have been few and far between in the last little while and it may have you saying "What the Fuck Matt, you slipping!" But what you don't know is what I've been working on instead of FnF shit. What could that be you may ask? Well next week I hit you with a post and let you know what it is. Exciting isn't it! Since I haven't hit you with any photos as of late I'll hook you guys up with this beauty of a Back Noseblunt from Conlan. He knows how to work it, check out that steez!

Conlan Killeen - Backside Noseblunt     [o]MacLeod
Also FnF is one of the sponsors for Nanaimo's Paint and Skate The first weekend of August! For all the info check out the blogspot for info ma fuckkaasss.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tofino Comp Count Down

Tofino comp is my favorite comp of the year hands down, and I might go as far as saying the best comp the Island has to offer. I'll be watching the clock all day at work and counting down the minutes till I'm on my way to actual West Coast. Hopefully I'll see everyone out there and if your thinking about hitting up the Hippy Commune I'd highly suggest otherwise, those Hippy's are fucked and if you see me out and about and want to know why I have a good story for you. In the spirit of Tofino I'll whip out an older photo from Mr. Howell that I do quite enjoy!

Mat Howell - Frontside Air     [o]MacLeod

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Summer's In Effect!

I knew Summer was in full swing finally when I walked outside yesterday morning! I felt that Summer morning feeling I had been missing for the last year and was ready to get shit cracken. The weekend started off with a bang with Cheyenne getting a sick line at the Esq. High 10 rail. Chey's line was all stomped with authority and eneded with this poked out smith!

Cheyenne Hehr - Smith Grind    [o]MacLeod
The run up for this handrail is wack. It starts with you riding up a curb on a piece of plywood then rough cement like you see on the stairs. Dane and the boys fixed the run up so its now skateable cause they're strait pimpin like that. Ben Knight was getting his film on like a boss and must have been impressed with Chey's line by the look of his facial expression.

Ben's Impressed!
Yesterday had an up Island trip with the boys and I haven't had a great skate trip like that in a little while! We were able to hit a bunch of different spots, cop some clips and have some good times. It's safe to say that Chey's back in skate mode and has been pumpin out footy and photos the last week. But I'm going to get some food and go skate!

Cheyenne Hehr - Back 5-0   [o]MacLeod

Monday, June 20, 2011

Fuck Bumblebees

I haven't been stung by a bee in ages but yesterday one of those little bastards got me. I guess he had every right to sting me as I was about to squish him with my arm when I was laying down to shoot the nosegrind photo you see below but still fuck that, my arm is all swollen and itchy as shit today. Anyways ended up having a great weekend of skating! Went out with Fabian and Matt G on Saturday to shoot some seq's then headed back to the park to skate and shoot with the lil homies.
Yesterday was spent mobbing around Uvic with the boys. Lil Dylan was trying to get a seq for a bit before settling with this back nosegrind instead of studying for his finals. But looks like he doesn't need to since his Gr. 11 English teacher doesn't want to teach him again next year and is just going to pass him because of that fact. I don't think that's the point of school but whatevs hype for Mr. Toby!

Dylan Toby - Backside Nosegrind        [o]MacLeod
After seshin the outledge for awhile it was off to the 8 stair rail where Cheyenne and Dylon had a sesh to end the day. Dylon is the man, thats all I really have to say and the seq below proves why. What you know about caveman feebs bitches.

Dylan Timmins - Caveman Feeble     [o]MacLeod

Friday, June 17, 2011

Its the Weekend all Over Again!

Well the weekend has finally arrived again which gets me hyped! It came pretty quick this week, which probably has to do with the two days of sickness I had during the middle. I don't usually get sick and I can't say I enjoy it too much and who does, at least I was able to get a couple days of sleep! Can't wait to get out and skate tonight and the next couple days, its shaping up to be a beautiful weekend so all you guys get out there and enjoy it! Here's a late evening Pole Jam from Mr. Pryds, check out that back foot steez goooodddd damnnnnn!

Dane Pryds - Pole Jam        [o]MacLeod

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Mornings

Sunday mornings are usually the laziest mornings of the week and that's just fine with me. Had a great day at the Vic West Comp yesterday, was able to watch some crazy skating go down and work on my beautiful farmers tan a lil more. This shit gets worse every year but whatever but I think I'm finally ok with it haha. A huge congrats to Conlan as he walked away with first place in the advanced category and to Dylon for snagging 100 bucks in the best trick contest! The blogs been lacking video content like whoa lately so I've decided to dip into the vault and pull out some old videos from over the years!

This montage is my all time favorite! It has so many Vancouver memories as well as some New York footy and basically just some good times. It was made for FnF's WATC interview awhile back and it deserves another post!

FnF Media Edit from FnF Media on Vimeo.

This Montage was for FnF's first year anniversary and has a lot of footage from my first year in Vancouver as well as some Island shit from random vacations back. A lot of classic shit in this one fo sho!

Skills (One Year) from FnF Media on Vimeo.

I love this montage, mainly because of the vibes! It showcases Lonsdale park so perfectly on a chill summer night. Its funny because I was talking about B Dubs last night and how much I miss that ma fucka so I'm hyped to see this video chillen. Hope you guys enjoy some memories!

B Dubs & Gilly from FnF Media on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

V Dub Comp What Uppppp

So this weekend we have the annual V Dub Comp and damn I'm gettting stoked. I don't know why because I won't be skating and I won't be shooting cause I hate shooting contests but I do love the atmosphere! Also I love hangin with all my homies from all over the Island so all you ma fuckas best be out there! I don't have much to talk about other than this so I'm gonna eat and get back to that work shit and I'll leave you with Matt G doing something Impossible, get summmmmmmm!

Matt Gravel - Impossible     [o]MacLeod

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

What You Know About That

Well I think its safe to say that Summer has finally arrived on the West Coast, and rightfully so because were a week into June. I don't really know how were a week into June already but none the less that's where we stand! Anyways I'm getting pretty excited because this weekend is the V Dub Annual Skate Comp and its going to be epic, providing that we get good weather and some assholes don't wax all the the ground where you land on all the obstacles in the park. I'm outta here though because the weather is beautiful and I want to skate, here's a nice lil photo of Cheyenne thats been on the hard drive. Yea this rail has been destroyed time for some flip in flip out shit.....

Cheyenne Hehr - Tweaked Back Smith     [o]MacLeod

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Time Flys

It's hard to believe that a year ago today I was jumpin on a plane heading to New York, like god damnnnn time whips by when your having fun. I thought I might as well whip some photos out of the vault. I've been hearing as you get older time only goes faster so all you that want to grow up I suggest slowing down to smell the roses every once and awhile cause next thing you know your gonna be 75 and on your death bed sayin "What the fuck I swear I was just in my 20's!"

I have no clue how we were able to get away with skating this Downtown Manhattan spot but Caleb Davies made shit happen with this sick Nosebonk!     [o]MacLeod
 That's the trippy thing about life is you never notice yourself getting older because all we ever know is what we are doing right at this present moment. So everything that will happen to you in the future relies on what you do right ma fucking now! With that in mind it makes it a lot easier to make yourself a game plan for the future and then start working towards it every day!

Dane Pryds making his thoughts reality! I don't get it as I hate skating rails so for the time being I'll keep watching him huck and destroy. What I really want to know is how do you Back Tail handrails?    [o] MacLeod
 So get your dream on, and by all means dream big and then make those dreams a reality! And remember the first thing is to release self doubt because you are the only one holding yourself back from doing anything. So keep hustling and grinding and never give up or stop no matter the bull shit you run into because trials and tribulations make you smarter. Make moves and do what you want to do and do it well, its the skate life baby!!
No ones really seen this seq. and its one of my favs. Redmond had been talking about doing this trick for awhile before we went on our trip and on the last day we found the perfect ledge for it. After trying it in the 30 degree heat for awhile Dan got this 180 Fakie 5-0 Flip fakie!   [o]MacLeod

Sunday, May 29, 2011


The weekend is over and I'm tired as shit. It's been a lot of driving, a lil partying and a bunch of skating and I'm not looking forward to the early morning tomorrow but time to make money. I would get into detail but I'm going to bed asap right after I get a new seq. and a still up on this biatch. Hope you all had a great weekend of sun and some skating, ppppeace!

Eric Timmins - Switch Flip             [o]MacLeod
Conlan Killeen - Gap Tailslide          [o]MacLeod

Monday, May 23, 2011

300th Post Bitches

I haven't posted in a week and to tell you the truth I have no excuses for why I haven't. So I must apologize to all of you that have been lurkin and haven't seen anything new all week. But that comes to an end today. I was also surprised to see when I looked that this is the 300th post of this good old blog site. It's crazy to see how much has gone down in the last 2 years and all the memories and friends made!
I've decided that I'm going to post part 1 of an article I wrote last year around this time, titled "A Lil Something For The Kids" and to make it a little interesting I'll put up a couple never been seen photos up with each part as well! Anyways I have to get ready to skate and get some shit done, hope your all enjoying your day off in this beautiful weather! Here's a sick lil seq I shot with Luke yesterday to get you all hyped, HOLLA!

Luke Connor - Back Tail Bigspin      [o]MacLeod

Monday, May 16, 2011

Where's Spring at!

I've been wondering where this beautiful May weather that we know and love is at? With May Long Weekend creeping up we're still being hit with mad wind, rain and cold evenings which makes me wonder what the hells is up with the weather. I guess it is getting warmer during the days now so there is one positive thing out of all that other crap!
Had a great weekend with the boys from Port cruising around Vic skating and talking the shit! Friday proved to be a bust along with a few busted boards but it was followed up with a fun night of chillen and drinking a few. Saturday was productive as we were able to get some footy and some seq.'s at a spot I hadn't been to yet!

Sean Hanebury - Kf Back Fifty     [o]MacLeod
After that we met up with my homie Luke Gonis to get this sick k/f back tail while threading the needle! I was real hyped on how butter the did it while cruising at top speed! Unfortunately Luke smashed his knee and face at a spot later on in the evening which resulted in him getting some dental work done today, hopefully your feeling better soon bro! But I gotta jet back to work everyone have a sick day, skate life bbrrrrappp!!

Luke Gonis - Kf Back Tail While Threading the Needle    [o]MacLeod

Friday, May 13, 2011

Get Some Color In Your Life

For some reason my post from the other day was deleted so your gonna get a big ass post today, with what was in the last one and what I was going to post today! Anyways my good homie Dane Pryds and myself were able to see the fruits of our labour this week with the release of color 9.2 which features Danes Shazam! Such amazing news for Dane, he deserves that shit so next time you see him throw him some daps and pounds! The issue should be on news stands as I write this so go grab yourself a copy and find out how green tea and A&W will put you in the hospital for a couple days!

Go pick up one of these bad boys up if you know whats good for you!
I was going to hit up Tofino for the weekend but the weather put an end to that trip idea, but hey I was able to spend my bus money on some new kicks and Jamie is now coming down to go on a photo mission with me here instead so its a win, win situation! Here is the Peirce photo that was deleted from my previous post and I need to post this shit again cause I love how it came out, nice and simplistic!

Peirce McKay - Pole Jam    [o]MacLeod
Huge news on the Instrumental front, Frank Daniello at conducted an Open House Interview with Brando for and did it ever turn out hype! So if you have some time this weekend give it a read!!!

I'm going to leave you guys with another sequence of my lil homie Isaac. You know those little kids that have the steez of a 20 year old, well Isaac is one of those kids. It's crazy to watch cause sometimes you think your watching a mini Kalis skate or something and it trips you out haha. Isaac's gonna go far if he wants to so keep your eyes on him!

Isaac Walker - Sw F/s 360 with steez      [o]MacLeod

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sunday Seshin

Today I met up with my homies Cheyenne, Dylan and Isaac to see if we could get some last minute clips before they went back home to Campbell River. The first place we went to was the same spot Cheyenne died on the first time we went shooting. Now Isaac is a lil dude, probably like 5 foot 2 but rightfully so because he is only 15. He handled business like a man and  rolled away from the first Tre bomb he landed on.

Isaac Walker - 360 flip      [o]MacLeod
Next on the agenda was a high eight rail at some student housing beside UVic. Dylan quickly got this back smith and threw down a back lip after I inquired if it was possible. Isaac also had one last trick in his bag which you'll get to see a little later!

Dylan Sjostrom - Back Smith     [o]MacLeod

Thursday, May 5, 2011

It's one of them Spotlights!

Matt MacLeod
John Fulton

So John, are you born and raised in Nanaimo or what?

Yeah man, after I was born we lived on the Sunshine Coast, but just for a year or so while my pops built our house.

Where on the Sunshine Coast?

I’m not sure, I’ll have to get my story straight someday…

Haha no worries, I only asked cause I lived there for awhile as well. You’re also well known in Nanaimo as Fultzka Beats, would you like to elaborate how that nickname came about?

Haha, I thought you might ask that.

Ohhhh couldn’t do this with out mentioning Fultzka Beats, he’s like your free styling alter ego.

Basically Cole Desorcey started calling me fultz, when I started free styling and beat boxing more publicly the Ka and the Beats came into play, it’s based off of Muzka Beats haha.

Those were some fun party nights in Nanaimo I must admit.

Yeah for sure, I miss those days... I try to kick it from time to time still.

Yea mang, drunken free styling allllll night. When did you start getting into filming and editing?

I was pretty fresh into skating when I started filming and editing. I think I was 15 or something. I didn’t get my own gear for a while, I just edited and filmed with my old DCK.

Nice so you've been for at it for a while. You just got back into it heavily after a couple years off, why the break in filming?

I wasn’t skating much after DNA caved in. Eventually I sold my camera because I wanted the upgrade to something HD.

Fultzka Beats with a Ninja'd Bs Flip     [o]  MacLeod

 You also picked up a fiancé during that time, how’s that for you?

It's great man! Honestly I get questioned about it a lot since we're really young, but I still haven’t found a way to explain it.

Just one of those things that happens I’d say. No one can explain that shit, people have been trying to figure out love since the dawn of time haha. She’s down with you getting your film on hey?

Oh yeah, she’s been backing me since '08.
That’s hype dude, good work locking that down! If you find a girl that lets you pursue your passions the stress levels on your relationship are wayyyy down.

Thanks man!

How does it feel to be back behind the lens after all that time off? It must have been torturing!

Yeah man, I kept all my footage from years before so I was constantly re-editing throwaway footy and shit. I’ve known for a long time that filming is what ill do for the rest of my life, whether it’s skating, weddings or just home videos. It’s also amazing to have the gear I’ve always dreamed of.

Fuck yea bro, that’s great that you’re still able to keep doing what you love. Once you loose that shit life’s over! What you have planned for your filming future?

I think I’ll just be freelancing for the next while. Weddings are a blast to shoot. At least I think so, plus your getting cash for something you love. I’ve been doing music videos and concerts for the past few months too and that’s been awesome as well.

Good shit, ever thought of getting out of Nanaimo?

Tons dude. I’ve been thinking about Europe a lot, it would be amazing to move there. Nanaimo isn’t as burnt out as people think though. I started skating again and found what kind of positivity can come with it because of the scene.

That’s great to hear. Who do you usually roll with when filming?

Now adays I’m trying to kick it with the kids as much as my older friends.  I want to show them a positive attitude towards skating and hopefully they can look up to that.

Yee gotta give these kids a positive roll model!

Yeah people see skating in a negative light, but skating is the reason I don’t get into trouble.

Agreed, skating has its bad apples but everything does.

Yeah not like baseball........

Hahaha. Last question, what’s one thing skateboarding has taught you about life?

I’d say skateboarding probably taught me that life needs balance. You can skate, but you also have to go to school, you can drink but you also have to stay sharp, and you have to work but you can’t sell out.
Now its just mastering that haha.

Damn John has some insightfulness! I totally understand that homie, ight shout out time holla!

Everyone in Nanaimo that’s helping get the scene back, all the Instrumental homies, and everyone on the other side of my lens! Also Luke Connor for helping me with some footage too!!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Time to Chill

Ever heard how you can get too much of a good thing, well it's true, you can play things out to the point of disgust even when you like them a lot. For example you find a song you really like listen to it too much and next thing you know you don't want to listen to it anymore or since McDonald's tastes good you eat a ton of it but the end result is you turn into a fat piece of shit.
What you'll learn, if you haven't already, is that life is all about healthy balances. Knowing when you've had too much before the things you love become played out. So as much as it hurts me to take a weekend off from shooting I realized I needed a weekend off and left all my gear in Vic and headed off to see my family on the bus yesterday for a weekend of relaxation.
I don't know if I'm really taking a weekend off seeing that I'm on here posting shit but hey I'm still learning this balance thang! Anyways I'm off to go cruise the town and do some reminiscing so enjoy this still and a seq. from Drew at a haunted Castle, Casper where you at!!

- Matt

Drew Copleston - Ollie to Hubba Ride     [o]MacLeod

Sequential Evidence    [o]MacLeod

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Puttin In Work

The last few weeks have been busy as hell, but I wouldn't have it any other way! Photos, articles, trips and everything else under the sun have been happening so I've found it hard to find a minute to get a post up on this shiii, so my apologies. Since I've been slacking I'll hook you up with some bangers from Dane and Matt G to get you hyped!

Also on a good note the Instrumental Weekend article that I've prepared should be on the Instrumental Site later this eve or tomorrow morning along side a sick edit Benson put together, so get hyped for that shit to drop! Skate life baby!!!!

- Matt

Matt Gravel - Sw 180 Over Rail      [o]MacLeod
Dane Pryds - Big Ass Bs 180         [o]MacLeod

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Russ Morland Interview on Instrumental!

I was able to sit down with Sponsored Artist Russ Morland and interview him about his artwork, life and his crazy ways! Check out Instrumentals site for the full interview, SKATE LIFE!

- Matt