DP got us some tickets to see Metallica last night as they film for their upcoming 3D project. Tix were just $5 so our whole crew (well, everyone who made it to the office on monday) were in full force. Day what you want about the 'concert' but when there's 3D cameras involved, you know the pyro technics are going to be off the chains. Right Ty?
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Because I know everyone's dying to see just what kind of ramp a Vans Ramp Party consists of, here's a few photos (by Gordon Nicholas) from the stack we're still sorting through.
Stay posted to find out who the mystery dude is flying over Eric Timmins' fs smith grind. We also have a video we're editing, and as promised, 1 of 4 of the spectators who received these snappy disposable cameras from Quiksilver will have a photo published in the next issue... but we'll share some of those too.
I didn't win... but it sure felt like it. Helluvah day!
Our "creative relief" and friend Matt French came up to join in all the glory that Danny Way and Waiting for Lightning brought here in Vancouver April 14th, bringing his camera and a stack of fabulously expired Polaroid film with him thanks to the good people at the Impossible Project. See below photos of Matt Miller, Sascha Daley, Sluggo, as well as our special guest DJ Josh Kalis and much more from the Glory Days after party up on our Flickr page.
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I feel pretty damn lucky to say yesterday wasn't the first time I've had the chance to sit down with Danny Way for an interview. However, it was in fact the first time I'd ever interviewed the man/ the legend. It was probably 5 years ago now, but for some intergalactic reason (let's just call it EA), Danny and Gonz (another man I could never muster up the courage to interview) were both in town and both at Antisocial. My friend Jay and Bob Kronbauer were in prime form after drinking a few and offered a Tattered Ten. The unreleased transcription and original tape is probably still in my desk somewhere.
Anyway, he had a lot of interesting, inspirational stuff to say and it got me that much more excited to see this documentary tonight at 8pm in Vancouver. Admission is FREE, but get there early as space is limited and seats will fill up fast. D. Way will be in attendance to make this occasion even more memorable. Make sure to stick around after the film for a chance to get on the FREE bus that is headed for the official after party (19+) at the Biltmore Cabaret where Josh Kalis will be doing a guest DJ set!
Immediately following Saturday's screening of Waiting for Lightning, head out to the sidewalk in front of Granville 7 Theatre and wait for the bus to swing by and pick everyone up for an official after party (19+) over at The Biltmore Cabaret (2755 Prince Edward). Cheap beer hot babes at Glory Days!
Every party should have a winner, and every good party has a ramp. Thanks to Vans and Sitka, this weekend Victoria held both.
Color Best Trick
|Padless 540||ADAM HOPKINS||$100.00|
|Best Extension Transfer||DYLAN TIMMINS||$50.00|
|One Foot Drop In||PIERCE MCKAY||$50.00|
|Consecutive Flip Tricks||CONLON KILEEM||$50.00|
|Best Air Time||MATT HOWELL||$50.00|
Best flatground trickfrom drop-in
|Combo Grind||JIMMY MILLER||$50.00|
|Little Ripper||MERRICK ORR||$50.00|
|Texas Deathmatch||CONLON KILEEM||$50.00|
If you do the math on that, it's $2300, and Adam Hopkins took home the biggest chunk of that for backside and frontside 540s and tricks like barefoot 360 flips. Stay posted for photos and a full video recapping what has been claimed to be the "best ramp contest ever" by one braided bandet that has been to, and won his fair share.
Huge thanks goes out to the island's ripping skate scene and our sponsors: Vans, Cariboo, Creature, Sitka and Red Bull keeping skateboarding fun and alive! And to our friends at Folk skateboards for coming up with the metal-inspired deck/trophy that will hang proudly in the Sitka shop for many Ramp Parties and winners names to be engraved.
Jeremy Elkin Cornered Poisonous Products skater, Aaron Herrington outside his place of work in New York City with Color Magazine 9.6, the special "timeless" issue. If you don't have the scratch, or jsut can't wait for your copy of 9.6 to arrive at your doorstep, You can always check it out online at Zinio.com or download the app for your phone or tablet.
We recently received an email from Lucas Beaufort, an artist from Cannes, France, who redesigns covers of skateboard magazines using acrylic paints (among his other artwork). We sent him a couple mags and within a week he sent back these re-worked covers. STOKED! We will be keeping you posted on the upcoming art show he is having this summer showing 60 different 're-covers' from mags around the world. In the meantime you can check more of his work here.
“This show is a collection of works on paper and a painted installation.
I approached the imagery as a series showcasing my style and preferred materials and techniques. My themes involve strength and fragility, love and regret and aim to illustrate the universal vulnerability that is the human condition”
-Ben Tour. March 2012.