SPY CAM 10.2

Date: August 6, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

Sam Lind, Ollie up to Frontside Pivot. James Jessy Jean Bart, Frontside Noseslide. Morley Cedric Vigneault, Kickflip. Aubert Leblanc Austin Thomas, Smith Grind. Geurts Steve Graham, Crooked Grind. Glass Francis Lemoy, Kickflip Frontside Boardslide. Lebel Lucas Franklin, Noseblunt Slide. Stripp Stephen Gharghoury, Crooked Grind. Stripp Fred Duhamel, Backside Tailslide. Lebel Danny Alcorn, 180 Nosegrind. Puetz­­­­­­­ Gab Galipeau, 180 Nosegrind. Lebel

EMERICA AT DRIFTOPIA

Date: August 2, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

I was at the Castlegar, BC, Skatepark one afternoon when I received a call from Daniel “Alien” Nelson. He told me that the entire Emerica team was planning to do a tour, and was going to spend a night at his house. With his recently built DIY park in his front yard and his connections as a previous Emerica Canada skater, it made sense—but what I didn’t realize was that it was the entire Emerica team coming, not just the Canadian skaters. For two weeks I had a hard time falling...

ANDREW REYNOLDS INTERVIEW

Date: August 2, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

You and the Emerica team are back in Canada once again. When was the last time you were north of the border? Well, in customs they said 2015, and again back in 2013. It’s really weird, but honestly, I don’t remember that happening. Is there a best or worst part about coming to Canada? There aren’t any worst parts. It’s really clean, it has great skate spots and cool people. It basically just feels like the closest thing to America. Besides RDS, Mark Appleyard and Rick McCrank,...

JON DICKSON INTERVIEW

Date: August 2, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

Besides RDS, Mark Appleyard and Rick McCrank, when you hear “Canadian Skateboarding” what comes to mind first? Well the Red Dragons and Ryan and Scott Decenzo come to mind.  Is there a best or worst part about coming to Canada? I’ve never been out this way in Canada before—only in Montreal which was a lot of fun. The worst part is definitely going through customs at the border, but this place is beautiful.  Your most recent part in Deathwish ‘Part 2’ was pretty insane. Did...

BOARDER X in REGINA

Date: July 10, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

Currently in Regina, at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, a show and installation entitled "Boarder X" is running through until October 21st. Read through for some details on the show, and then keep scrolling to see some photos from the opening night, shot by Noel Wendt. - Boarder X brings together interdisciplinary contemporary art from artists of Indigenous nations across Canada who surf, skate and snowboard. In this exhibition these practices are vehicles to challenge conformity and status quo,...

A SENTIMENTAL DEFENSE...

Date: July 3, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

  A Sentimental Defense of the Full-Length Skateboard Video by Cole Nowicki In an age where the “after-black” hammers of the early oughts are now barely fit for an Instagram story, and a flood of boundary pushing, web-released solo parts spam us on a rigid, weekly basis, the full-length skate video still holds strong. They’re not as rare and endangered as we’ve come to think of them, either. Yes, they can’t compete with the hurried schedule of the internet, but their presence...

DREAMING IN BARCELONA

Date: June 22, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

Recently, two young men with penchants for noodling on guitars and playing on skateboards finagled their way to Spain on a skateboard trip under the guise of filming a music video. In advance of his now-recently-released new album, Arms of a Dream, Reuben Bullock jumped on a plane with his pal Jesse Landen to skate the dreamy spots of Barcelona, while filmmaker Rob Mentov documented it all for the music video “Dreaming.” Upon their return, we had Jesse and Reuben sit down to record a...

ISSUE 10.2 PREVIEW

Date: June 13, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

“Adam Riviglia and myself both took some crippling slams. If Jim Ross was to announce our falls; he’d say I did a Jimmy Snuka “Superfly Smash” onto a handicap rail, while Adam got caught up on an out-rail and got “Razor’s Edge’d” by Razor Ramon from six feet up. Luckily, with a couple days’ rest and plenty of trips to the masseuse, we were able to skate again before the trip was done. Adam opted for the ‘cupping’ procedure, an ancient Chinese practice-turned-sports...

MAY LONG ON ORCAS ISLAND

Date: June 6, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

As is the tradition for a slew of Vancouver skateboarders, the May long-weekend trip to Orcas Island took place again a few weeks back, and we have some photos from Olga Aguilar to share. Corey McIntosh stands up and stretches it out while guiding his back truck across a rugged lip. Michelle Pezel finds an obscure lip to tail slap. Jeff Muirhead looks ahead instead of downwards while traversing a channel via a Nosegrind. Stepan Soroka leans back on a San Juan Islands powered...

8th ANNUAL JOSH EVIN MEMORIAL // INFO

Date: June 5, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

My first time at the Josh Evin Memorial Backyard Bowl Bash was in 2013, the 4th year of the annual event. I was unsure of what to expect. I arrived right at 1pm at the Slocan City Tenacity Skatepark as the Facebook event page had listed, looking around to try understand if the event was a party, a skate competition, or something more somber. Now, four years in, I look back on my initial perplexed state and laugh. The truth about the Josh Evin Memorial is that it’s a little bit of...

PRIMITIVE PROGRESSIVISM // KYLE BEACHY

Date: May 30, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

    Jason Jessee reached out and asked us to allow him to address the issues brought up in this article with us in an interview. We will be conducting it in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.  

SUCKA FREE // ULTIMATE IN SF

Date: May 22, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

What do you do if you're from the West Coast of Canada and find yourself with access to a twelve-passenger van? Well, you pile all your friends in the van, phone up the Green Tortoise to get a couple private rooms and drive down south to San Francisco. In March of this year, that’s exactly what we did thanks to Ultimate Distribution. Between countless trips to Golden Boy, getting heckled from strippers, staring at Kearny street for hours and eating enough Mexican food to feed a small...

JOEY LAROCK PRO PARTY // GALLERY

Date: May 20, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

Last Saturday night at the Dime Store in Montreal, Studio Skateboards held a release party for Joey Larock's pro model board, along with a premiere of his new video part. Peep the photos and look out for Joey's boards on the wall of your local shop soon! All photos by Ryan Lebel —    

STOP, DROP, AND ROLL // PHOTOS

Date: May 14, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

Recently, the 4th Annual Stop, Drop, and Roll ladies' contest went down at Quilchena Park in Vancouver. Hosted by Rose Archie, the event brought girls from all over the city—plus places like California, Washington, Florida, and Sweden—together to jam, compete, share some laughs, and belt out Joni Mitchell songs after shotgunning beers to wrap it all up at Quilchena. Afterwards, the crowd heading to Antisocial for a party complete with bands and members of the Girl Skateboards team, a...

SHOPKEEPER // BIRLING

Date: May 3, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

Who's involved in the shop? There are four owners: Kyle "Tuble" Robertson, Aaron "Vulture" Cayer, "Captain" Tom Pajdlhauser, and Adam "Polski" Wawrzynczak. We also depend heavily on our employee-of-the-year, Megan Dowe, and feel strongly that anyone who supports what we do, both skaters and non-skaters alike, are involved in the shop. What's the role of a skateshop nowadays? Skateshops have two main roles. Obviously, they exist to ensure that the skaters in their community keep rolling;...

LEVI REOCH // THERE WILL BE BOOKS

Date: May 2, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

What was the first book you read as a teenager that made a mark on you? The first book I read as a teenager was Neil Young’s autobiography Waging Heavy Peace. I found it pretty easy to read. I’m a Young fanatic! Who isn’t though? Do you read often these days? No, but I do play chess. Turtlenecks and tea—same/diff? Is there a local bookstore or library you frequent? I try and stay out of the community library. I’ve got a long list of overdue fines from my elementary years. I...

THE BACKSTORY WITH CHRIS MARLEAU

Date: April 27, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

Last fall, Thanksgiving weekend to be exact, I met up with a small crew at Blue Tile Lounge to shoot some photos before sitting down to the gluttonous meal promised by the early October holiday. While we were on our way to the car, Drew Williams alerted us to a new spot he had seen earlier that day. “It’s a brand-new bump-to-bar, over by Hugh’s Room, but it doesn’t have a rail. Well, it kind of has a rail.” As he continued to describe the new spot, equal parts of curiosity and...

WALK THE PLANCHE

Date: April 26, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

Don’t Call it a Purely-for-Marketing-Purposes Comeback by Cole Nowicki Alright, now that the quarterly meeting of internationally recognized and respected skateboarding magazine, King Shit—err—King’s elite corporate governing body has commenced, let’s talk about the year ahead. Marketing just released its projections of 2018’s hottest trends that we’re going to look to focus on this fiscal year. Obviously nostalgia is still the industry’s most fertile financial flavour,...


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SPY CAM 10.2

August 6, 2018
Sam Lind, Ollie up to Frontside Pivot. James Jessy Jean Bart, Frontside Noseslide. Morley Cedric Vigneault, Kickflip. Aubert Leblanc Austin Thomas,...
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ANDREW REYNOLDS INTERVIEW

August 2, 2018
You and the Emerica team are back in Canada once again. When was the last time you were north of the border? Well, in customs they said 2015, and...
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By: Jeff Thorburn

EMERICA AT DRIFTOPIA

August 2, 2018
I was at the Castlegar, BC, Skatepark one afternoon when I received a call from Daniel “Alien” Nelson. He told me that the entire Emerica team was...
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Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

JON DICKSON INTERVIEW

August 2, 2018
Besides RDS, Mark Appleyard and Rick McCrank, when you hear “Canadian Skateboarding” what comes to mind first? Well the Red Dragons and Ryan and...
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By: Jeff Thorburn

BOARDER X in REGINA

July 10, 2018
Currently in Regina, at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, a show and installation entitled "Boarder X" is running through until October 21st. Read through for...
Read Now
Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

A SENTIMENTAL DEFENSE...

July 3, 2018
  A Sentimental Defense of the Full-Length Skateboard Video by Cole Nowicki In an age where the “after-black” hammers of the early oughts are...
Read Now
Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

DREAMING IN BARCELONA

June 22, 2018
Recently, two young men with penchants for noodling on guitars and playing on skateboards finagled their way to Spain on a skateboard trip under the...
Read Now
Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

ISSUE 10.2 PREVIEW

June 13, 2018
“Adam Riviglia and myself both took some crippling slams. If Jim Ross was to announce our falls; he’d say I did a Jimmy Snuka “Superfly Smash”...
Read Now
Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

MAY LONG ON ORCAS ISLAND

June 6, 2018
As is the tradition for a slew of Vancouver skateboarders, the May long-weekend trip to Orcas Island took place again a few weeks back, and we have some...
Read Now
Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

8th ANNUAL JOSH EVIN MEMORIAL // INFO

June 5, 2018
My first time at the Josh Evin Memorial Backyard Bowl Bash was in 2013, the 4th year of the annual event. I was unsure of what to expect. I arrived...

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