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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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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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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2014 Clip Show

This year was filled with events. Contests, five tricks in five tries, and more contests.

In between these events, we went street skating with Andy Anderson and caught the opening celebrations for the Cloverdale, BC skatepark.

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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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5 tricks in 5 tries by Danny Empe and Jesse Holland

Danny Empe and Jesse Holland stepped up and knocked out 5 tricks in 5 tries. The idea behind it is simple. The skater calls 5 tricks that they are going to do. Then they have 5 tries at each trick to show how good they have the trick.

Danny Empe starts us out at the Lonsdale Skatepark. He throws down some serious switch magic.

Then Jesse Holland lets 5 tricks out of his bag at the One Love Skateshop’s mini ramp jam during Pitt Meadows Days.

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Langford Slamma

On March 23rd, Hippie Mike held the Langford Slamma skateboard contest inside Heritage Boardshop.

This contest was inspired by The Savannah Slamma contest of the 80s. Small movable objects that the skaters can use anyway they like.

Watch til the end for Merrick Orr’s sick drop from the shoe wall.

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