Ramp Party this Saturday May 26th at the Waldorf Hotel! We will have a ramp setup outside of the Waldorf (we'll figure out a way to get it inside if its raining) with the jam session starting at 5PM and then a musical performance will take place at 9 o'clock inside the hotel featuring Trash Talk from Sacramento, CA, Depressing, and Needs from Vancouver. RSVP on Facebook!
How sick is it that Thomas Haney Secondary School has its own plaza skatepark? The first of its kind in Canada to be exact and according to New Line (the fine folks who built it), it is an attempt to "incorporate progressive public space for youth in non-traditional settings." Sounds like the makings of a new young adult tv show—Transition High—or something like that. Anyways, it's a sick plaza and we stayed an extra long time here for a handrail session with Haslam and DeCenzo, a filmer/photgrapher session with plenty of sweepers and even a tee-shirt signing with a local shop owner who followed us on Twitter and met us here.
Then, another (ahem) gem of a park in Walnut Grove. 'A' for effort?? The guys got a few tricks here, but the photographers were to busy checking each other out to notice. Infinite loop.
Ahhhh...Ol' Langley. Even just saying it harkens back to feelings of sympathy and fondness. Like patting your little brother on the top of the head for trying. Or kind of like, 'the one that got away.' Of course everybody was all: "this was where Colin McKay did that nollie 180 heel on that fucked up wall thing?" Yes, and if the people of instagram are to be held to their word, there's also been a nose blunt from Alex Chalmers and a f/s flip from McCranker among other bangers. Truly ridiculous considering, well... just look at this thing. At least one of our crew bombed it.
This leg of the journey was like a shit sandwich: great park, shitty park, great park. At RailSide, the sun was shining and the chill factor was at an all time high. We busted out the cooler of cold ones and sandwiches, while Haslam and Appleyard busted out tricks up the Euro gap. (Side note/opinion: every park should have a Euro gap) When the cops sauntered up to see what was going down, we closed the cooler and took it as our sign to mozie on.
Settlers Park turned out to be a bump on the ground. Seriously, that's what it was. Most of us opted to stay in the van, but Haslam took on the task and popped a few big ollies. Wait a minute, where's Ryan and Mark?...
Pitt Meadows is ruling. Another heavy session here where everyone skated and all three of the pros got tricks. Stefan Shipmaker was drunk by now and offered up $20 to whoever pole jammed the Salmon rail. Rob Rickaby gladly accepted and did it first try. Unfortunately, no photographers were around to capture the disappointment and remorse on Stefan's face.