Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesdays with S.H.

Skateboarding is still, metaphorically, a baby. Not just  just a baby but a rather young baby if you want to go so far. I imagine in 50 years if skateboarding will exist or be a ghost of the past, an image of hula hoops and pogo sticks shining back from the anciently placed wax on the heritage house down the block, a novelty of yesteryear. I wonder what will come to pass with all the important we emphasize on style, on moving our bodies a certain way to create perfection, a flower bloomed in blood and sweat. I think of all the hours I’ve tried a trick and wondered, is it truly worth it?

            With new tricks being invented nearly day to day it seems that skateboarding is changing at a rate not seen since the 1990s. The question is how much longer can this go on? How much longer will it take until skateboarding has progressed to a point where it can no longer progress? Eventually, skateboarding will have to come to a point of stagnance in evolution. Then, skateboarding will die (at least for a while). It will recede into the shadows of new phenomena such as hoverboarding or jetpacking.Also, a girl I know named Carissa is getting good at skateboarding and is sweet.

In the mean time I’m looking forward to seeing thing such as 40 stair ollies and giant handrails where death is imminent unless you land it. I’m the cosmic kid.
sucka free

                                                             Sean Hanebury- Hippy Hop    [o]MacLeod

Life In a Suit Case

This has been the case for myself for the last 2 weeks. I've had a total of 3 nights sleep in my own bed and I must say I miss it haha. But at the same time I love seeing new places and meeting new people so my bed can be ignored for awhile haha. Had a great weekend in Toronto, was given a tour of the SBC offices and was able to skate their basement mini ramp for awhile so I was hyped, thanks again for that Andrew! The rest of the weekend was spent skating and a over night sleep in the Toronto airport. I think I had about 9 hours of sleep through out the weekend haha. I'm now off to Whistler to go and work again for another couple days so there will be a lack of posts till friday but Sean might have his article ready to go today or tomorrow so keep an eye out for that. Anyways here is a nice sequence from my homie Jordan Repin, it was originally going to be used until he shot the bangin front feeb gap out that was in the last SBC, props to Jordan and Brett Box (photog) for their hard work and amazing results! Anyways I'm off to work, enjoy this beautiful weather!

Jordan Repin, Gap 5-0    [o]MacLeod

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Burg Unit Monday's

Are fun days.  Every week for the next few weeks i'll be posting a new part from a few different people just over a minute long, so for anyone with ADHD it wont be a problem, short and sweet. like my dick. anyways enjoy the footage and post up.-benson

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Keepin On The Move

Unfortunately Sean wasn't able to get his article in this week but he'll be back in full effect next Wednesday! I just got back from a week of work in Whistler, overall it was pretty chill but I'm bagged now. I must say I'm looking forward to a good sleep in my own bed. Tomorrow is going to be a day of packing as I get ready to head to Toronto for the weekend, I love flying so I'm excited to get going! Anyways we'll have a thursday threeve for you tomorrow and then I'll have some new goodies from Ontario when I get back. Here's Sean doing a lil dancing with his board, We Be Clubbin Ahhh Yeaheeeeeyaaaa!

Sean Hanebury - Boardslide to Sw Nosegrind Revert [o]Macleod

Monday, September 20, 2010

Burg Unit Monday's

Yo whats up this is benson and here is the first of many burg unit monday's
This montage was just gathering dust on my harddrive, i had edited it a while back but really didnt think about posting it because a few of the tricks where going to other places,
but well i think you should see them again, or for the first time,
Featuring: Bryan James, Sean Hanebury, Myself, Corey Baker, Julian Maunder, Aaron Sheare and Jamie Collins.

see if you can see the hidden message,

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday Threevein

It's Thursday so that means that we have your Threeve up and ready to go! Marten is somewhere off in the UK and hopefully he is doing AAAAA OK! If you read this brotha give me a shout and say waddddd up! Anyways Clay and I are off to Whistler for a week starting today and as soon as I'm back from Whistler I'm then off to Toronto for 4 days to go shoot and meet some homies, so posts aren't going to be as regular over the next week and a half. We'll for sure have The first installment of Burg Unit Mondays and Wed with Sean and the Threeves next week and maybe more depending of the Internet situation. Hope you all have a great week and a half and get shit done, Winters walking up our doorsteps!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesdays With Sean

Starting today we have a new addition to the blog that we're really excited about! Instrumental Skateboards rider and our longtime friend Sean Hanebury will be doing a short article every Wednesday for you reading pleasure! We also have starting next week Burg Unit Mondays so get ready for that as well. With-out further adue here's Sean!

The True Pleasure of Skateboarding

Skateboarding is at the point in it’s cyclic existence where it has, as in the heydays of Christian Hosoi, or the era when the first Tony Hawk game was made, become accepted and warped by mainstream sports. This is a strange time. Since we’re at the end of a recession corporate sponsorship (Redbull, even Mcdonalds) in skateboarding has now reached a new all time high. This has made skateboarding much more vulnerable to the kooky influences of “surf bros” and the “rich kid”. Though there is a lot of positive change going on in skateboarding as well (I.E. mass progression) skateboarding is being flooded, and not all the water is pure.

So, where is the purity in skateboarding? Has it simply dissolved into this uncouth beast we call the mainstream? The pleasure of pushing down a road or the beauty in bombing a perfect hill may be overshadowed by multi-million dollar corporate sponsorships and large checks given out at contests, but it is still alive and strong, lurking in dark alleys or around private mini ramps, deknobbing rails and waxing curbs. The underground is still strong, and fighting back!

The main appeal for the true skateboard type is not fame or sponsorship, but simply fun. Simply the feeling of satisfaction you get from moving your body to pop up a curb, grind the coping of a pool, or to push. The beauty of a simple push can be so overwhelmingly beautiful one can taste the power and emotion behind that push(see Jason Lee,Gonz). So, during the age of tech fantasy-made-reality go bomb a hill, carve a bowl, and just feel it because feeling is the true Animal Chin, the true calling of the skateboarder. So go, push, feel, and flow.

This is the first of many weekly installments I’ll be doing on FnF media during coming months so look forward and for now, enjoy.

Sean Hanebury

Sean Hanebury - Blunt Stall to back disaster [o]Macleod

Monday, September 13, 2010

Long Weekends Are In

Long weekends seem to be the story of my life for the last month or longer. Got the call this morning that we had today off for some reason, usually I'm pretty stoked but I've been taking so many days off lately I wanted to make some mooollaaa haha. Anyways I'll take this day off to go and skate the park while it sits empty and get some exercise. I'm gonna go make some breakfast and get the day kicked off so here's some more New York memories!

Warm Up Ollie From Caleb at NYU just as we get kicked out

Redmonds Legs were seizing up from skating the banks all day. This was from constantly running at the banks to get speed, they're a lot bigger than you would expect. Redmonds makes skating this thing look easy with a Nollie Cab Heel.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thursday Threeves!

Its Thursday and this time of the week mean Thursday Threeves! This week Sean shreds the wave at Maple Ridge Park, Simply Stunning!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Some Times the Best Things in Life are Free

For some reason people seem to associate money with happieness, although money buys us materials that make us happy it is far from what keeps us happy. This long weekend reminded me of this because I had some of the most fun I've had in awhile without spending any money. Seeing all my old homies, skating my old park, learning to skate a mini ramp left me feeling renewed when I came home and was just the breath of fresh air that I needed! Had a hella productive weekend as well shooting wise as Lil Sean was on a massacre. Sean skates the most obscure / creative objects and this is why I love to shoot with him. On the still below I was hella lazy with the lighting set up because it was pretty hard to hide the flashes and I was layin against the wall so I wasn't in the way of sean and didnt really have much room to do anything so I said screw it. In the sequence you can see better how much room I was working with and how difficult it was to skate that bike rack having to ollie up first. Anyways since Sean has a couple flicks right here we said hell lets give him the Thursday Threeve tomorrow too! So be sure to check that tomorrow as well. Anyways I'm gonna go do nothing and let my body have a recoup day ppppeace!

Sean Hanebury, and what I would call A NoseBonkGrind [o]MacLeod

Sean Hanebury, Ollie to ollie To Manny [o]MacLeod

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Unofficial Last Day Of Summer

Well I can't seem to believe it myself it's already a week into September. I swear it was yesterday that June just began and I was saying, "I can't believe its Summer already!", funny how time flies by. But none the less you youngsters are back to school tomorrow effectively ending Summer no matter what the calender says lol. I will not be attending school as I haven't attended in 3 years but I was always stoked to get back to school because I was able to see all my friends again and all the girls my age where also there haha. Well I hope everyone has been enjoying their long weekend and I'll leave you with some tech wizardry from Dan! Be sure to pick up a copy of the new Fall Issue from SBC and check out his interview!

Dan Redmond - Flip Tail Flip Out     [o]MacLeod

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Not So Much Labor on The Weekend

Well I decided to get out of the City for one last weekend this Summer to get home and hang with my friends and family in Port for this beautiful Labor Day weekend. I think my traveling around needs to stop for a month or so to start stackin some money instead of spending it every weekend going somewhere haha. But I guess thats what Winter is for. Was able to shred my good homie Charlie's Mini ramp all last night and I'm plannin on doing the same again today. I suck at skating transition so its like learning how to skate all over again and I love it! One day I hope to skate an actual pool but I'll work my way up to that hahaha. Anyways hope your all having an amazing weekend so far and enjoy it cause school starts on Tuuueesddayyyyyy. Here's a nice Lons montage hooked up by none other than my man Trint that features, himself, Gilllberrrr, Andrew Walsh, and Alexi Liotti as well as a nice lil crook from Andrew as well.

Also big new is that Trint is starting up a Blog called CITY LIFE so I highly suggest checking that out cause if you don't you be missing out!!

Andrew Walsh - Crook    [o]MacLeod

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Its Thursday Threeves!!

We're stoked to announce that Thursdays from now on are going to be a little thing we like to call "Thursday Threves"! Threve is a magical number, a magical number where 3 to 5 tricks are going to be shown to you with maybe a lil extra footage for your viewin pleasure, so with out further adue here is Redmond with your first ever Thursday Threve HOLLA!