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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,...

STEEL

Date: April 19, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features | video

I was pretty hyped up and floored after watching "Steel", a new video from Adam Bos. It's clear that a high degree of quality control and thoughtfulness went into the making of this video. And while I've always been impressed by what the Bos brothers have put together over the years, this one felt extra special. Joshua Bos kicks off the video with his well-curated spot and trick selection, employing a quick flick when needed, while constantly overwhelming spots with his power. All of this,...

PRONTO TO PORTO // VIDEO

Date: April 19, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features | video

RVCA Canada riders Kevin Lowry, JS Lapierre, Lee Yankou, and Magnus Hanson explore the cities of Lisbon, Portugal, and Vigo, Spain, along with the open road in between. Read the full article here: https://bit.ly/2q1bbfw. Filmed by Noah Leach.

HOUSE OF VANS CALGARY // PHOTO GALLERY

Date: April 17, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

How about making yourself a nice cup of tea and settling in for a lengthy-but-maybe-not-entirely-comprehensive photographic documentation of the House of Vans in Calgary for last weekend? Words and photos by Jeff Thorburn Arrived in Calgary to a fresh dusting of snow and a scenic view of the downtown.Met up with OG head Luke Callahan at the top of the 92. Luke is a ripping skateboarder, former Associate Editor of TWS, Norbeece loc, designer, comedian...Brunch, a perfect time for a chat and...

PRONTA! // RVCA IN PORTUGAL

Date: April 16, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

A vegan, an insurance broker, a beekeeper, and a darkman walk up to a bank spot… Always aiming to stay rust-free, JS hopped out of the van to quickly Kickflip into this bank. Eleven hours spent flying in a tin can across the Atlantic can have an effect on your demeanour, especially when slotted in between are two layovers. Our trip kicked off with bang, shuttling a crew of jet-lagged Canadians into a skate van, only to drive another five hours up the coast of Portugal. We got a solid...

INTRODUCTION // ISSUE 10.1

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

Why do we do this? For people out there shoveling spots and parks. For all the community leaders and advocates. For the photographers that shoot more great photos than we’ll have enough pages to publish. For the filmers that spend hours looking through the lens to capture the make, and then hours more editing their videos. For people that like to see more than just “fails” and viral clips. For people with perpetually mangled ankles, elbows, knees, and shins. For people that know...

ISSUE 10.1 PREVIEW

Date: April 4, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

Lee Yankou grabs the cover of our first issue of the year with this Frontside Flip over a rail and into a rugged brick bank in Vigo, Spain. Shot by Nathan Éthier-Myette. — Building for Bokma DIY building in the name of a fallen brother Words and photos by James Morley “We returned to the virgin concrete that we had fondly dubbed the ‘Toilet Bowl’ a few days later for a mind-melting session that put on a show for everyone who had been involved, as well as children and parents...


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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...
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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”...
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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...
Read Now
Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

PRIMITIVE PROGRESSIVISM // KYLE BEACHY

May 30, 2018
    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...
Read Now
Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

SUCKA FREE // ULTIMATE IN SF

May 22, 2018
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...
Read Now
Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

JOEY LAROCK PRO PARTY // GALLERY

May 20, 2018
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...
Read Now
Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

STOP, DROP, AND ROLL // PHOTOS

May 14, 2018
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...
Read Now
Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

SHOPKEEPER // BIRLING

May 3, 2018
Who's involved in the shop? There are four owners: Kyle "Tuble" Robertson, Aaron "Vulture" Cayer, "Captain" Tom Pajdlhauser, and Adam "Polski"...
Read Now
Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

LEVI REOCH // THERE WILL BE BOOKS

May 2, 2018
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...

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