All posts tagged Vermont

  • 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.


    DAMN, the latest BEAST COASTERS video goes! There is some very very solid shredding going on here and the editing gets an A+ in my book.

    Sit back, relax and enjoy Connor Bianchi, Connor Daley, Ryan McEvoy, Ethan Mosedale, Stephen Pope and LSDV ripping Burke Mountain.

    Beast Coasters: Bicycle Nightcycle at Talent Skatepark & Shop
    Beast Coasters 3 at Talent Skatepark
    Beast Coasters 4.1 – Saxon Hill in Essex, VT

  • A Snapshot of Bike Recycle Vermont

    Here’s a great short piece looking into Bike Recycle Vermont, what they do and the people in the community they’re connecting with. Shout-out to my old roommate and good friend Dan Hock! Miss you guys…and Vermont.


  • Chef’s Skate Plaza Vermont – Blotto Photto

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    If you’ve ever been to Vermont and know a thing or two about skateboarding, you’re familiar with the scarcity of skate spots. Between the brutal winters and the topography of the city, you’re pretty hard-pressed to find a decent plaza to skate, let alone some smooth concrete.

    Chef, a lifelong skateboarder and construction extraordinaire, built a little skate plaza just south of Burlington about 7 years ago. This summer a bunch of my buddies back home took a few trips to skate Chef’s plaza and Blotto went along to document the sessions.

    Blotto also wrote a pretty solid piece over at Manfrotto, so you’ll have to head over there to see more photos of this plaza and get the scoop. While you’re at it, make sure to have a look at some of Blotto’s photos.

  • best ever commercial

    Kyle Burroughs, another good homie from Vermont, has been working on a new project showcasing the skate scene back home titled Best Ever. I truly believe that it’ll be the best ever too…because what’s better than watching a video of all your best friends skating? Here’s Kyle’s second commercial for the video, hopefully dropping soon.


  • Monster Mash IV – Burlington, Vermont

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    poster by Kyle Sauter

    A couple of my best buds and co-conspirators back in Vermont are putting on the 4th (nearly) annual Monster Mash race. Being semi-homesick and nostalgic towards Burlington, my home of seven years, seeing the invite to the race this morning has already made my day. Even though I won’t be able to make it as I’m still in Shanghai, I’ll definitely be there in spirit and hope to follow along via Snapchat/Instagram. Anyway, enough about how I miss these guys and good ‘ole VT…here are the vitals:

    All hallows gather on the eve of the eve. After a year on the lam MONSTER MASH is back! And back with a VENGEANCE. 

    Meet: 30 Bright St. in the shadows of the loading docks
    Registration: 6pm – 7pm
    Race: 7:15pm
    Finish and after party @ Artsriot
    $5 or $20
    (Wear a costume)

    RSVP on Facebook

    If you’ve ridden this race in the past you may be familiar with the AlleyCat format we have adhered to. This year we promise you some of the same with a few twists lurking in the shadows. Monster Mash IV will be more about the trick and the treat. Don’t make any assumptions; you won’t know what’s coming around the corner.

    Registration will begin at 6pm with a mass start just after 7pm. Bring $5 to race or $13 if you want a t-shirt and poster. We’re not gonna turn anyone away, but the entry fee will help cover costs of the race, treats and prizes for all. Oh, and there will be an after party at Artsriot with prizes awarded for all your favorite categories. 

    Lets be real, wear an awesome costume. It’s going to be dark and scary, so bring a light, front and rear if you got ’em. A lock is not necessary during the race unless you’re worried about leaving your bike un attended for a short period of time, however you may want to have one at the end of the race. We will have a car at the start, and can shuttle your lock and other nicknacks to the end for you. 


    If you’ve come out in the past, you know you’re in for a good time. Check out some photos and whatnot from past years here: Monster Mash Archives


  • Beast Coasters 4.1 – Saxon Hill in Essex, VT

    As if I didn’t miss mountain biking and Vermont enough before…The latest from Beast Coasters has me wishing I was ripping beer laps at Saxon Hill with the homies. Here’s Issac Allair, Adam Morse and Jordan Newth getting their shred on in good ‘ole Essex, Vermont.