Straight Up Ripping

Unheard Invitational II - Bacon Skateboards Video

The second, hopefully annual, Unheard Invitational is in the books. Who won? Everyone that skated and had a great time, that’s who. Need proof? Well, check it out after the turn courtesy of the Bacon crew. EPM “lip sizzlin’ shredding” Out!

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Learn to Skate with Omar at Pier Park

Omar Hassan at Pier Park - Skate Instruction

Talk about your random finds on the inter-webs. It seems there’s a YouTube channel by the name of SportskoolPlus dedicated to …

… fitness, yoga, exercise, sports instruction and coaching.

Who knew? There’s a nice piece on learning to skate featuring Omar Hassan in the mid-bowl at Pier Park. Sure wish they would have opted for the correct spelling when branding their channel though. Check it out after the turn. EPM “Remember kids, stay in school spelling counts” Out!

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Skate Noir

Skate Noir with HooperFly and MC's Bowl

Early sunsets make for more abundant sessions under the lights. That is, if you have lights(on the wish list for Portland skateparks). Fortunately, MC is a luminary and made sure his “Fortress of Shreditude” was electrified. Check out a few pics from last night’s session courtesy of HooperFly. EPM “dark nights return” Out!

Update: Added some video footage along with an extended edit courtesy of MC

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Big Heads Caché

Arcade Fire to Devo on Earth Patrol - YouTube Tuesday

It’s unseasonably cold in Portland and what better reason to free associate a few music videos. It’s all about “Big Heads” on this week’s YouTube Tuesday installment. It’s also an opportunity to post some rad Devo footage. Check out all the big heads after the turn. EPM “yeah x 12″ Out!

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Flip of the Lens

Monday Cover Vol. 7 Issue 10 - Bryce Kanights

If you skate in the Northwest, an indoor skate bunker is a hot commodity during the wetter months of the year. Taking full advantage of one of those skate bunkers is this week’s Monday Cover skater, Bryce Kanights. That’s one stylin’ smith on the DoS bowl lip. A man with a multitude of irons in the proverbial skateboarding fire( SkateDaily.net, Lifeblood Skateboards, Skaters for Portland Skateparks, Photographer, …), Bryce still finds time to refine his skate chops. Check out a few more pics of Bryce “lofting his jive” at DoS bowl after the turn.

Congratulations Bryce!

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Grab the Rail, Spinner and a Hundered and Eighty

Jan and Dean - YouTube Tuesday on Earth Patrol

Time changes and jet stream fluctuations have led to more time spent surfing the interwebs. As a result, we stumbled across a sweet little skate related music video featuring Jan and Dean shredding it up on American Bandstand. Check it out, along with a few other period music videos, after the turn. EPM “three hundred and sixty” Out!

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23 Skidoo

Monday Cover Vol. 7 Issue 9 - Burnside Skatepark: 23 Years of Shred

This week’s Monday Cover is dedicated to the Burnside Skatepark and everyone that has made and continues to make it one of the best places on the planet to skate. Dare we say, Skate Mecca. Check out some of the shredding that went down during this year’s celebration after the turn. Interested in donating to the park, click this link to donate.

Congratulations Burnside!

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Wizard of the Wood

Monday Cover Vol. 7 Issue 8 - Steve Grover

Floating an ollie on his Sorcery stick is this week’s Monday Cover skater, Steve Grover. That’s one refined frontside ollie. On the mend from a broken left arm, it’s good to see Steve back in the mix. Check out a few more pics of Steve rehabbing on the vert after the turn.

Congratulations Steve!

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Entropy & Serendipity at AGP

Antigravity Press and Hopeless Old Men on Skateboards

In the skateboard cartoon annals of the Earth, you will be duly enshrined. What does that mean? It’s a reference to the most prolific skate cartoonist on the planet, MR. AGP himself, Mark Conahan. Head on over to Antigravity Press for a ride on his cartoon slot machine. Each time you click the banner link, you get a random new AGP post, usually a cartoon. Also, check out his Hopeless Old Men on Skateboards books, available in paper back or digital form while on the site. What are you waiting for? Click here for some skate cartoon randomness.

Labor of Love

Monday Cover Vol. 7 Issue 7 - Mark Conahan

What better way to spend a Labor Day weekend than riding some fresh vert terrain? Affirming said strategy is this week’s Monday Cover skater, Mark Conahan, with his always styling frontside airs. Mark was jumping with joy at the chance to ride a sweet vert ramp. Don’t believe it? We have the proof after the turn. EPM “labor to shred and shred to labor” Out!

Congratulations Mark!

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