Good Bye New West, Hello Mission Skatepark

Hippie Mike was host to a farewell jam at the New Westminster skatepark. Located half an hour from Vancouver, this park has been around for a long time.

When it was first constructed, there were many opinions about the design and quality of the park. There are many problems with the park.

Coping that is buried on the flat top of the bowl.

Cracking concrete and the foundation underneath has fell away a number of times.

Even with these problems, skaters made the most of it. New West had its park and would skate it their way.

Then we go to one of the newest skateparks in BC. Mission skatepark held another Youth week skateboard contest that was also hosted by Hippie Mike.

This guy holds it down for skateboarding events in the Vancouver area.

Watch the video and see how each event unfolded.

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Pentown Throwdown and JAKS Contest

Peachfest happens every year in Penticton, BC. This year the local skateshops got together and arranged for a contest series.

The Pentown Throwdown happened in early August of 2016. Local skaters were joined by Conlan Killeen, Dustin Locke, and Mikey Ray from Vancouver, BC.

Then we go to East Vancouver, BC to catch a glimpse of the JAKS Skateboard contest that happens the second weekend in September. Good Times!

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Tsawwassen Skatepark Contest

Hippie Mike’s Super Tour had its second and final stop at the Tsawwassen Skatepark.

Kids from all as far away as Sooke, BC to compete in the contest. This contest series has inspired skaters to push themselves and prove themselves.

The beginners start things off with a bang. Today’s beginner is yesterdays advanced. Big ollie’s and 3 flips from the beginners get things started. Watch all the way to see what the advanced skaters have in store for you!

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Mission Skateboard Contest

Hippie Mike’s super tour 2016 started out in Mission, BC. It was the grand opening of the new Mission Skatepark.

The day was very eventful. Skaters from all across the mainland came to Mission to skate in the contest. Minis, Beginners, Intermediates, and Advanced came out to show what they can do.

The park is smooth and fast. The concrete bowl is flowing and the street part is nicely spaced and has lots of obstacles.

Watch the video to see who is in the running for this year’s Super Tour Crown.

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Hippie Mike’s Super Tour Finale

The Finale of the Vancouver, BC Super Tour wrapped up at The Plaza Skatepark. The Plaza was the perfect place for skaters from across the lower mainland to come out and collect some prizes.

Lots of sponsors came out to give support to the event and the skaters.

Watch The Video for more details.

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Super Tour at Queensborough Skatepark

The Hippie Mike’s Super Tour came to the New Westminster skatepark in Queensborough park.

This was a really hot day! All the water was drank that day.

Some really good skateboarding went down with riders from all over the Lower Mainland coming to to compete, ride, and hang out with everyone.

You can read more about the contest here:

http://www.protestskateboards.com/contests/contest-results/hippie-mikes-super-tour-2015-queensborough/

And you can watch the video recap below.

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Langford Slamma 2

Heritage Boardshop in Langford, BC held their second SLAMMA contest. Minis, Beginners, Intermediates, and Advanced divisions competed for prizes and cash.

Big Thanks to all the sponsors: KREW, SUPRA, EMERICA, DC SHOES, SKATECENTRIC PROTEST SKATEBOARDS, VULCAN BOLTS, CHANCE SKATEBOARDS, FURY TRUCKS, MOBILE BANDIT, ALTAMONT AND BURN BROS WAX.

Music:

Artist: The Pack A.D.

Song: Deer

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Sooke Skatepark and One Six Best Trick

We head out to Sooke, BC for an early 2015 skateboard contest. This showcased some great Vancouver Island skaters. Local Merrick Orr took First Place with a crazy drop in from the roof and a kickflip over a rarely skated hip.

On our way to Victoria, we stopped and let Andy Anderson loose on a street spot.

Then we went to One Six Skateshop for the Conspiracy Skateboard video premiere. After there was a hot Best Trick Contest.

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Beef Under The Chief 2014

This year’s Beef Under The Chief contest was a lot of fun.

Skaters came from Whistler, Vancouver, and Surrey to shred at the Squamish, BC skatepark. Andy Anderson, Merrick Orr, Chris McCallum, and Neil took the cash prizes from Plan 9 official.

Big Thanks to:
Stuntwood Skateshop
VANS Shoes

Extra Big Thanks to Plan 9 for the prize money.

EXTRA Big Thanks to Jason Bothe for rocking the mic all day and keeping the stoke for hours!

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White Rock Skatepark 2014

The Vancouver Bowl series made a stop at the White Rock Skatepark. Usually this stop on the 20 year long Bowl Series has the smallest turn out.

This year was different. With some great carpooling, a lot of skaters turned out. They made the drive from Vancouver, Surrey, Maple Ridge, North Vancouver, and some came all the way from Squamish.

This bowl has a unique design. The flowing curves or Seylynn, Griffin, and Whistler bowl, are straigthened. This creates a fast capsule like bowl with mellow ditch at the top, two hips, a fun NOPING half pipe and a steep and deep bowl at the bottom.

Watch the video to see what this park is all about. Also check out Seb’s Air Runner at the end.

Music: 

1st Song:

Artist: DAS RAD          Song: Heavy Flow

2nd Song: 

Artist: DAS RAD         Song: Vacuum

Please support these musicians by buying their music on Bandcamp.

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