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ZANDER MITCHELL // INTERVIEW

Date: November 9, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

I've known Zander for approximately five years. We've grown to be very close and in turn, have experienced a lot of funny and interesting moments together. We met in 2012, having both recently arrived in Montreal from opposite sides of the country. Zander will tell you that the first time we met I had just rolled up to a party with raccoon face paint on. In my memory, the first time I was introduced to Zander, the exchange was brief and involved a handful of mushrooms from another...

ON THE ROAD WITH ADAM HOPKINS

Date: November 9, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

We sat down with Adam Hopkins to discuss his trip down the west coast, specifically touching on the photos that came of it. Kanights photo — ^ I was in Seattle and everybody I knew had left town. I went to a bar and just had a single beer, and kind of had a funny experience with someone that I had met. I just was like, "I'm over this town." I left Seattle about 11 p.m. and I got to Portland around 1:30 a.m. I parked at Burnside and passed out. I woke up in the morning to Kevin...

SPY CAM 10.3

Date: November 9, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

Tom Nelner, Backside Tailslide. Wendt Ben Paterson, Switch Heelflip. Lebel Tyler Pearson Mallin, Frontside Crooked Grind to Fakie. Fitzsimmons  Dustin Henry, Backside 50-50. Lebel Leon Chapdelaine, Smith Grind. Morley Steven Burke, Kickflip. James Lee Yankou, Kickflip into the bank. Stripp Fane Smeall, Backside Smith Grind. Morley Frederic Lanteigne, Backside Lipslide. Lebel Tyler Pearson, Frontside Wallride. Fitzsimmons Taylor Senft, 360 Flip. Wendt Johnny Purcell, Switch...

CODY BEAUDRY // INTERVIEW

Date: November 9, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

What always stuck out to me the most about Cody's skating is his confidence. Not only can he land most tricks first try and pop onto just about anything, but he doesn't make false claims. It doesn't matter what setup he's riding, whether his shoes are new or if his board is old. Most of the time he doesn't even like to warm up because he believes it will waste his energy. Over the past three years we've been shooting together, he consistently progresses and pushes his physical and mental...

DRIFTOPIA

Date: November 9, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

Here amongst the amazing lakes and endless shorelines of the Kootenay Boundary area, we get plenty of driftwood. With a need for some furniture in his house a few years ago, Daniel “Alien” Nelson brought home a truckload of driftwood and started experimenting with what he could create. Tables, chairs, garden planters, and beds were only a few of the things he was constructing in a small makeshift lean-to shop in his rental home’s backyard—a house was once owned by the late Josh...

THERE WILL BE BOOKS // EVAN HAY

Date: October 28, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

There Will Be Books with Evan Hay What was the first book you read as a teenager that made a mark on you? I really liked Calvin and Hobbes growing up. Do you read often these days? I’m a history student so I have to read a ton for school, but not as much as I’d like for pleasure. Is there a local bookstore or library you frequent? Ryerson Library for school, but I just recently found out about this place called D & E Lake Ltd., which is a rare book store in Toronto. It’s...

INTRODUCTION // 10.3

Date: October 28, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

Right before we went to print on our previous issue, an old friend of mine died. As you may have noticed, instead of an introduction last issue, I made a crossword puzzle. That was put together before I got the news of my friend’s passing. I’m glad I went with that, because I don’t think I would have been able to write anything after that news. I wouldn’t have been ready to write what I’m now trying to write, and anything else would have seemed entirely trivial in the face of that...

WALK THE PLANCHE // HAPPIE THE GOAT

Date: October 28, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

Walk the Planche Reflections on Happie the Goat’s Guinness World Record Words by Cole Nowicki On March 4th, 2012, history was made. Happie the Goat, a Fort Myers, Florida resident, travelled 36 metres on a skateboard. Twenty-five seconds was all it took for her to complete the Guinness World Record setting ride, and in those 25 seconds a goat achieved more than most skateboarders will in their lifetimes. With subsequent coverage on local NBC-2 and KSN cable networks, Happie became a...

THERE WILL BE BOOKS // KYLE NICKOSHIE

Date: October 28, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

What was the first book you read as a teenager that made a mark on you? April Raintree by Beatrice Culleton Mosionier. It’s about a young Native girl and her sister when they are taken from their parents and put into foster homes. It’s a sad read and it’s based on the life of the author. Do you read often these days? I try, but I was never an avid reader and I get side-tracked very easily. Is there a local bookstore or library you frequent? If I walk by a bookstore, I’ll go...

ISSUE PREVIEW

Date: September 28, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

On the cover of our Fall 2018 issue, you'll find Ty Peterson holding a Frontside Pivot on the narrow lip of a rigid wave set on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton's River Valley, shot by Jeff Thorburn. Scroll down for a taste of what you'll find in this issue that's on it's way to skateboard shops now. — Spy Cam Featuring Tom Nelner, Dustin Henry, Taylor Senft, Steve Graham, and more. — Cody Beaudry Interview and photos by Nathan Stripp “I really love all...

STRATHLETICS // PHOTOS

Date: September 24, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

Strathletics 2018 went down on Sunday in Vancouver, operating with the most cutting edge scoring and organizing technology. Check out photos of the day shot by Chris Lakusiak. Doogie blazes by the radar gun with a Fakie Flip. An attempt at fastest roadrash. Cutting edge, right? Tried, tested, and true measurement methods. I mean really, it would be cool if skateboard highest ollie and highest hippie jump were in the Olympics, because, why not? Mackenzie is a contender....

TAIPEI

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

Raw Shellfish and Skateboarding in Taipei Words by Johnny Purcell and Ryan Lebel Photos by Ryan Lebel Winter was hitting full force in Montreal. It was becoming more and more difficult to live normally and ignore the snow and cold. The desire to hibernate inevitably sets in and you accept that the next few months are a write-off. This year had to be different. I needed something to break up that seasonal cycle; I needed to leave the continent. —RL Above: Johnny, Backside Smith Grind....

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

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,...

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...

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...


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ON THE ROAD WITH ADAM HOPKINS

November 9, 2018
We sat down with Adam Hopkins to discuss his trip down the west coast, specifically touching on the photos that came of it. Kanights photo — ^...
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Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

ZANDER MITCHELL // INTERVIEW

November 9, 2018
I've known Zander for approximately five years. We've grown to be very close and in turn, have experienced a lot of funny and interesting moments...
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Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

CODY BEAUDRY // INTERVIEW

November 9, 2018
What always stuck out to me the most about Cody's skating is his confidence. Not only can he land most tricks first try and pop onto just about...
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Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

SPY CAM 10.3

November 9, 2018
Tom Nelner, Backside Tailslide. Wendt Ben Paterson, Switch Heelflip. Lebel Tyler Pearson Mallin, Frontside Crooked Grind to Fakie. Fitzsimmons...
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Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

DRIFTOPIA

November 9, 2018
Here amongst the amazing lakes and endless shorelines of the Kootenay Boundary area, we get plenty of driftwood. With a need for some furniture in his...
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Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

WALK THE PLANCHE // HAPPIE THE GOAT

October 28, 2018
Walk the Planche Reflections on Happie the Goat’s Guinness World Record Words by Cole Nowicki On March 4th, 2012, history was made. Happie the...
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Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

THERE WILL BE BOOKS // KYLE NICKOSHIE

October 28, 2018
What was the first book you read as a teenager that made a mark on you? April Raintree by Beatrice Culleton Mosionier. It’s about a young Native...
Read Now
Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

THERE WILL BE BOOKS // EVAN HAY

October 28, 2018
There Will Be Books with Evan Hay What was the first book you read as a teenager that made a mark on you? I really liked Calvin and Hobbes growing...
Read Now
Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

INTRODUCTION // 10.3

October 28, 2018
Right before we went to print on our previous issue, an old friend of mine died. As you may have noticed, instead of an introduction last issue, I...
Read Now
Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

ISSUE PREVIEW

September 28, 2018
On the cover of our Fall 2018 issue, you'll find Ty Peterson holding a Frontside Pivot on the narrow lip of a rigid wave set on the banks of the North...

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