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(, 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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A Man, a Plan, a Skatepark, Brooklyn Street

Monday Cover Vol. 7 Issue 6 - Colin Sharp

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.

Congratulations Colin!

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All American Shred

Monday Cover Vol. 7 Issue 5 - Tim Bowers

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.

Congratulations Tim!

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Packy Rips Vets

Packy Fancher on Earth Patrol

How about some East Coast skate action courtesy of Packy Fancher. Holding it down for Cockfight Skateboards and ACE trucks, Packy shreds the heck out of a nice tile lined bowl at Veterans Skatepark. Check out the video after the turn.

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