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    Last week, my buddy Theo Paul Santana and I went out with our young buddy, Xiao Hu, to film a couple lines and shoot some photos. With Xiao Hu being a young Chinese metal-head, we figured we’d have some fun with these clips and asked him to get all metal and corpse paint his face. He was down and here’s what we came up with. More photos below from Theo.


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  • H.A.G.S. – Have A Good Summer, A Short Skateboarding Video via Shanghai

    Piggybacking on the Nuge bombing Baxter street, I figured I’d share a short skateboarding video that I just finished filming out here in Shanghai. The video, titled H.A.G.S., features a bunch of my buddies out here and was filmed over the last 5 months or so.

    Skaters featured: Edward Chang, Edan Qian, Brian Kleiber, Justen Snyder, Per Asplund, Alex Greenberg, Johnny Tang, Wang Di, Richard Specht, Mikey Cheah, Juhani Salo, Oscar Swales, Xu Zhao.

    My homie Jack Moore was kind enough to supply me with the illustrations for this video. Go grab yourself a tee shirt and some stickers from him:


  • NUGE Bombing Baxter Street

    It’s been a minute since I posted anything skateboarding-related; this is just too good not to pass along. Here’s NUGE ripping down Baxter Street in LA, the 5th steepest street in America with a 32% grade! Now I’ve bombed hills on both my skateboard and bike in SF, but this is on a whole ‘nother level.

  • Riding The Long White Cloud – Full Documentary

    If you couldn’t tell, I love skateboarding; I also love bicycles. For over two decades I’ve been an obsessive skateboarder and bicycle fanatic. Yeah, it sounds kind of cheesy when you put it that way, but if there’s anything I’ve come to learn in the last 20+ years, it’s that there’s nothing quite like combining two great things and doing them both at the same damn time.

    Sometimes great things aren’t really mean’t to go together; red wine and sour candy, Mentos and diet cola, a hot shower in a tropical climate, road bikes and disc brakes (LOL) – you know what I mean? But when you take a bike tour in a place like New Zealand and combine it with some skateboarding, you’ve got yourself a surefire guaranteed fun-as-hell saga ahead you. “Riding The Long White Cloud” is a visualization of countless dreams I’ve woken up from, except that it actually happened.

    Check out this documentary by Alex Craig, featuring some of my favorites: Rick McCrank, Silas Baxter Neal, Cairo Foster, John Rattray, Keegan Sauder, Chris Haslam and Kenny Anderson.

    So kick it back, grab yourself a choice beverage and start planning a journey of your own.

  • Thrasher Magazine Double Rock: The Worble

    Holy hell this is awesome. Sorry for doubling up on the skateboarding posts, but I just couldn’t let this one slide.

    You’ve seen The Worble featured here before, but incase you haven’t, these are some of my homies from back in Vermont and they’re out in California making a name for themselves. I saw a little while back that they were filming this Double Rock for Thrasher Magazine and have been eagerly waiting to check it out since. Hit play and I guaruntee that you won’t be able to take your eyes off the screen.

    Featuring: Andy Dicker, Steve Mull, Alex Farrara, Ivan Glenney, Brian Glenney, Rick Rossi, Dave Mull and Nate Benner.

    More shenanigans at The Worble.

  • Amazing Skatepark / Miniramp Inside A Church In Spain

    I can’t even get over how amazing this is…it’s something out of a dream really. I first caught wind of this incredible miniramp / skatepark in a church a couple weeks back via Instagram, but couldn’t uncover any details until recently.  What I would give to have such a perfect indoor ramp somewhere in Shanghai…

    Anyway, in Llanera, Spain a historic church was converted to a skatepark earlier on this year by a local DIY crew, La Iglesia Skate. Aside from the sheer beauty and setting (being in a Church and all), the ramp itself looks 100% perfect. You’ve got a nice, long mini ramp in the middle, a vert extension, an extension with some nice pool coping as well as a micro-mini for beginners. Plus, the artwork by Okuda San Miguel is beautiful. This right here is all I need…I don’t think I’d change anything here. Maybe convert the end where the micro is into a bowl corner or something; otherwise this is incredible.

    Now for those like me thinking this would make for a good excuse to take a skate trip to Spain, it’s not exactly close to Barcelona; and you can’t do a skate trip in Spain without hitting Barcelona…so my chances of getting skate this ramp are pretty slim, but who knows. Regardless, get ready to wipe some drool off your keyboard and maybe grab a spare set of shorts before checking out the photos below. Additional photos can be found on the La Iglesia Skate Facebook.

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  • Flashbacks: The Worble – Skateboarding In Snow

    I know I’ve been posting a lot more skateboarding related stuff recently…reason being, it’s what I’m surrounded with out here in Shanghai. I don’t really have easy access to amazing riding like I did back in Vermont. There’s definitely a trade-off to being here though; every single square inch of this city is made for skating! All kinds of pros and teams come through Shanghai every Fall and Spring to experience this concrete playground. So, I’m spoiled in regards to the skating.

    Even though I live among some of the world’s best ledges and most unique spots in the world, I still get homesick and find myself missing the east coast crust I’m used to; I’m sure part of the reason I’ve been so homesick lately is due to the Andy “A Dog” Williams Memorial Skatepark that just opened in Burlington.

    While I won’t be making it home for the holidays this year, I’d like to share this classic from The Worble, Skateboarding In Snow.

    PS. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Andy “A-Dog” Williams Memorial Waterfront Skatepark – Burlington, Vermont

    Man, I can’t even believe this has happened! After 7 years of living in Vermont and feeling like a new skatepark on the waterfront was simply a pipe dream (no pun), it’s finally happened. A bunch of my friends were out there during the soft opening that went down on Monday morning. Here’s a quick drone shot from Ben Colbourn.