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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...

BUILD FOR BOKMA // VIDEO FEATURE

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

James Morley documents the first two builds and subsequent sessions from the Build for Bokma project in Toronto. Check out the Snake Pit and Toilet Bowl spots, with skating from Zack Ferguson, Wes Loates, Griffin Kirby, Aaron Gerrett, Syd Patterson, and more. Stop by your local shop and pick up a copy of our latest issue to see additional documentation from Morley on the builds.

SPANKY FOR EMERICA

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

Emerica recently released a new classically-styled-but-modernly-constructed cupsole shoe called The Dissent, and they gave the much loved Kevin "Spanky" Long his own colourway and this commercial to promote it. Check it out. via emerica: Kevin is as creative as it gets, which is why, this time around, we handed the keys to the house over to him entirely, allowing him to create all of the content, including videos and imagery, to introduce his signature Dissent colorway. This project comes...

CROCKETT PRO 2 // NEW COLOURWAY

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

Hot on the heels of their Quasi collaboration, Vans just dropped an updated colourway of the Gilbert Crockett Pro 2 for those of you looking to freshen up for spring. Read through for photos and info from Vans. Costa Mesa, CALIF. (March 27, 2018) – Updated for the spring season, Vans Pro Skate and global team rider Gilbert Crockett deliver the newest colorways of his second signature pro model shoe, the Crockett Pro 2. Unlike any other, the Vans Crockett Pro 2 upholds the industry’s...

FACTS

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

Things are looking to start popping off in Calgary this year, with the upcoming House of Vans on the Stampede Grounds and the recent opening of Ninetimes on 11th St. SW. Quinton David just put together this little spring edit to fan the Calgary flame heading into summer, featuring some heads you'll rememeber from "Blue Cookie". Featuring, in order of appearance: Kevin Lowry, Sam McGowan, Quinton David, Andy Aylward, John Sauve, Tre Glasgow, Zachary Weninger, Tom Nelner, Tristan Henry,...

THE BOARDROOM VIDEO / PHOTO GALLERY

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

Did you catch any parts from "The Boardroom Video" that we released over the last couple of weeks? Either way, check out a selection of photos shot by Trint Thomas with captions from the man behind the video, Justin Bungag. Cam MacGregor has always surprised me with what he can do on a skateboard. In his video part he is skating a lot of street but Cam can also rip tranny as well. Growing up skating Kirkstone and Lonsdale has given him superb control on anything he is skating. Ross...


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TOM ROBINSON // OVERTIME

May 23, 2018
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KEIRAN ZIMMERMAN // WASTE TAB

May 17, 2018
After a hype intro that introduces us to Keiran Zimmerman and his ability to fully accepted pitched-straight-to-ass slams, the last part from Julian...
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JULIAN KELLY // WASTE TAB

May 15, 2018
Julian Kelly, the brains and hair behind "Waste Tab", comes through with his very own part for the video. Filled with fearless hill bombing,...
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REUBEN AND THE DARK // DREAMING VIDEO

May 15, 2018
"Skateboarding and music are two passions of mine. I'm grateful to have a life filled with both. Getting the oppurtunity to combine each of these...
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DREW SUMMERSIDES and DANE PRYDS // OVERTIME

May 14, 2018
"Overtime" from Alex Doyle continues with a split part that starts out with the smooth skating of Drew Summersides set to the jangling and sweet...
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EVERETT POLANSKI // WASTE TAB

May 11, 2018
Everett Polanski keeps the tempo steady pumping in "Waste Tab" with his go-for-broke style, top-notch Nollie Flips, and ability to make pant legs...
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FRIENDS // WASTE TAB

May 10, 2018
The "Friends" section used to be a staple of skateboard videos. While we almost never see them these days, given all the other ways of sharing this...
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JACK DAVIS AND FRIENDS // WASTE TAB

May 9, 2018
Mega-Thrasher fan Jack Davis kicks off this next part from "Waste Tab" by eating some pavement and grinding a variety of two-truckers. Front Shuv...
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AUSTIN THOMAS // WASTE TAB

May 8, 2018
Austin Thomas brings out the whole band to score his part in "Waste Tab", a new video from Julian Kelly. Austin, a bearded mess of talent, rides the...
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JOSH THORVALDSON // WASTE TAB

May 7, 2018
Josh Thorvaldson kicks off "Waste Tab", a new video from Winnipeg's Julian Kelly, with an opening part full of frozen ride aways, a line made up of...

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