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
Continue reading ‘Skate Noir’
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!
Continue reading ‘Big Heads Caché’
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.
Continue reading ‘Flip of the Lens’
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!
Continue reading ‘Grab the Rail, Spinner and a Hundered and Eighty’
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.
Continue reading ‘23 Skidoo’
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.
Continue reading ‘Wizard of the Wood’
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.
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!
Continue reading ‘Labor of Love’
A palindrome it is not but for skaters in Southeast Portland, this week’s Monday Cover skater, Colin Sharp, has given the community a bit of skate solace. Like Theodore Roosevelt, Colin had a vision and found the means to make it happen. Unlike Theodore Roosevelt, Colin can snap a mean ollie. So in honor of Colin and all that he gives to the Portland skate community, a big thank you. Check out a few more pics of Colin about the Brooklyn Street skate spot after the turn.
Continue reading ‘A Man, a Plan, a Skatepark, Brooklyn Street’
This week’s Monday Cover skater, Tim Bowers, rocks the red, white and blue while finessing a fakie ollie to smith stall at the Treasure bowl. Tim was “all in” during last year’s ten year anniversary of the Treasure bowl. Good times and great skating. Keep the stoke flag flying! Check out a few more pics of Tim after the turn.
Continue reading ‘All American Shred’