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Andrecht by Mark Conahan

Andrecht by Mark Conahan

Here it is folks, your very own private lesson on how-to-do an Andrecht courtesy of Mark Conahan. What’s an Andrecht? Well, it’s an invert grabbed just behind the heel of your front foot as opposed to a regular invert that is grabbed between your feet along the toe edge of your board. Confused? Well, check out a sequence and Mark’s annotated, frame-by-frame break-down to help wrap your mind around this trick.

Thanks Mark.

Session This! Mark Conahan

Session This! Mark Conahan

Get the low-down on Mark Conahan along with some of his favorite music on this week’s installment of Session This!. Read Mark’s comments and listen to the¬†show after the turn….

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Two-Handed Frontside Air by Mark Conahan

MC - Two Handed Frontside Air @ Pier Park

I can’t remember what pro I saw doing the two-handed frontside air – probably in Skateboarder sometime in the late 70s. I started doing them back then for some variety. Later I started doing a hand-switch grab almost by accident when I was skating a big vert ramp a lot. It helped me land higher airs if I grabbed with the second hand. I think it helps keep you in it, if your leading arm flaps toward your back you tend to rotate away from the wall. I’ve been doing them for almost thirty years now.

Here’s how to do the two-handed or switch hand grab frontside-aerial.

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Fresh Air with Mark Conahan

Mark Conahan - FS Air @ Pier

This weeks Monday Cover features MC, one of the wise men of skating. If you skate in the Northwest, chances are you have skated with Mark. You will recognize him by his above lip antics that include double handed frontside airs, Andrecht’s and frontside inverts. Mark is one of the true gentlemen of skateboarding and an artist to boot. Check-out his comic strip, Max Concave, on his blog, Antigravity Press.

To sample some of Mark’s Photoshop handy work, see same pic of Mark merged with the yet to be finished Battle Ground, Washington park.

Oh yeah, MC in Roman Numerals is equal to 1100 decimal. That just happens to be the number of times Mark has kick-flip ollied to rail down a 12-stair, Not! Congratulations Mark and keep pointing the way.

Stevie G – Skate Hunter Encounters a Conahan

YTT December 19, 2006

It’s late in the day but luckily it’s still Tuesday. So without further adieu, here’s this week’s YouTube Tuesday video. It’s a little gem from our Skate and Annoy pal and soon to be Ali G. replacement, Grover. I think we might see more of this character in the future. Who will be his next subject and who thought a banana could be so funny?

Ah ha, Zinger!

Callin’ on Colin

Archived Interviews

Callin on ColinEpisode 1 - Dave Vierra

Callin on ColinEpisode 2 - Mason Huggins

Callin on ColinEpisode 3 - Jeremy Johnson

Callin on ColinEpisode 4 - George Cutright

Callin on ColinEpisode 5 - Mark Conahan

Callin on ColinEpisode 6 - Steve Grover

Callin on ColinEpisode 7 - Kyle Bunker

Callin on ColinEpisode 8 - Sean Jordan

Callin on ColinEpisode 9 - Oudalay Philavanh

Callin on ColinEpisode 10 - Steven Reeves

Callin on ColinEpisode 11 - Nathan Curry

Callin on ColinEpisode 12 - Rich Burton

Callin on ColinEpisode 13 - Tim Eberly

Callin on ColinEpisode 14 - Brian Rensberry

Callin on ColinEpisode 15 - Daniel Evans

Callin on ColinEpisode 16 - Melissa Dafnos

Callin on ColinEpisode 17 - Johnny Turgesen

Callin on ColinEpisode 18 - Mike Egbert: Part 1

Callin on ColinEpisode 19 - Mike Egbert: Part 2

Callin on ColinEpisode 20 - Frank Faria

Callin on ColinEpisode 21 - Pat Smith

Callin on ColinEpisode 22 - Paul Fujita

Callin on ColinEpisode 23 - Billy Coulon

Callin on ColinEpisode 24 - (Awesome) Dan Kim

Callin on ColinEpisode 25 - Gerric Ray

Callin on ColinEpisode 26 - Ethan Bettencourt

Callin on ColinEpisode 27 - Nate Ling

Callin on ColinEpisode 28 - Mike Barnes

Callin on ColinEpisode 29 - Howard Weiner

Callin on ColinEpisode 30 - Randy Gawlik

Callin on ColinEpisode 31 - Kyle Reynolds

Callin on ColinEpisode 32 - Tom (Wally) Inouye

A little slice of Pacific Northwest skate radio.

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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Seasoned to Perfection

Monday Cover Vol. 7 Issue 2 - Mark Conahan

Rocking the shallow hip in the amoeba at Lincoln City, is this week’s Monday Cover skater, Mark Conahan. That’s one rough old cob; we’re talking about the pool. Although the surface is a bit weathered, this pool is still a blast to skate. Check out a few more pics of Mark sampling this tasty morsel after the turn.

Congratulations Mark!

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Colorado Killing It

Monday Cover Vol. 6 Issue 26 - Mark Conahan

Not far from where the beer flows like wine, this week’s Monday Cover skater, Mark Conahan, finds himself comfortably tucked in a cradle. Where is this magical land? Colorado, of course; Fairyplay to be exact. There’s a great skate vibe in this little mountain town and it’s a required stop on any Colorado skate junket. Check out more pics of Mark giving Colorado his Andrecht stamp of approval after the turn.

Congratulations Mark!

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