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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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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Jamie Kehoe Memorial Skate Jam 2014

North Delta Skatepark was taken over for a skateboarding memorial for Jamie Kehoe. This young man was taken from us too soon.

His father, Jay Kehoe, with help from Authentic Board Supply and Street Dreamz Skateshop came together to remember, skate, and share with the community.

Free BBQ for everyone and prizes donated by the two local shops had people skating all day.

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Authentic Scavenger Hunt

Authentic Board Supply held a unique contest on April 26th.

The Authentic Scavenger Hunt started out in Kwantlen Skatepark in Surrey, BC, with 10 teams with 4 people on a team. The goal was to complete as many challenges as possible in 4 hours.

The results were uploaded to Instagram and Facebook as each were completed. Tagged with #authenticscavengerhunt or on the Authentic Board Supply Facebook page.

Calvin Dignard had the duty to go through Instagram and Facebook and tally each teams points as they completed each challenge. He worked hard all afternoon scouring the internet for the tags.

Then the teams met up at Chuck Bailey Skatepark to have a best trick contest and award the winners of the Scavenger Hunt.

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Surrey Slamma

On Saturday, February 8th, 2014, Authentic Board Supply presented the awesome contest Surrey Slamma. Hippie Mike put it all together and brought on some partners – Coastal Riders, Chance Skateboards, Red Star Skateboards, Vulcan Bolts, and of course his own company Protest Skateboards. This event was about bringing back the feel of the 1980′s skateboarding that used to occur when there weren’t a million skate parks all around the world and the skaters had to use their imaginations a lot more.

Top 3′s
Mini: 1. Aiden Eastman; 2. Presley Huska; 3. Austin MacBeth
Beginner: 1. Justin Fiorante; 2. Mark Melyukov; 3. JR Barron
Intermediate: 1. Weston Hutchinson; 2. Ross Ouelette; 3. Kyler Hale
Advanced: 1. Ryan Prasad; 2. Weston Ganger; 3. Andy Anderson

Artis: Deltron 3030
Song: Mastermind

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Railside Skatepark Youth Week Competition 2013

Celebrating Vancouver’s Youth Week at Railside Skatepark is a good example of the City of Port Coquitlam listening to its people. The day was broken in to concerts and contests.

Bands played in between the three categories. The local community also organized a BBQ to feed all of the hungry skaters.

Here are the results of the contest:

10 and under

  1. Lucas
  2. Parker
  3. Aiden
  4. Presley

11-14 year olds

  1. Kyler
  2. Jonathen
  3. Mathew

15-18 year olds

  1. Andy Anderson
  2. Gabe Di Norscio
  3. Travis

Big Thanks to Micheal James for organizing the event and being a good MC.

The music for this episode is provided by:

Artist: The Joy Formidable

Song: Greatest Light Is The Greatest Shade

Enjoy the skating on the video below.

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JAKS Skate Team competition 20

The JAKS skate team has a long history in Vancouver, BC. A lot of that history is at China Creek Skatepark. Along time ago, they started holding a contest the first Saturday after the September long weekend.

This year Hippie Mike introduces us to the competition and demonstrates a proper ‘Jitterbug’ in the tub. At the end Dan from Maniac Skateboards tells us the ‘other’ acronym for SNFU.

Here is a video of the JAKS skate comp from 2012.

Music:

Artist: Controlled Bleeding

Song: Words (of the dying)

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Bowl Series 2012 Kickoff

The North Vancouver bowl Seylynn was host to the start of the 2012 Bowl Series. This year we had skaters from everywhere around Vancouver; East Van, Surrey, Richmond, White Rock and North Vancouver.

The volunteers have been keeping this alive for many years since the demise of The Boarding House. Originally conceived by John Ramondo, owner of the boarding house, the bowl series has kept on going. It celebrates skating’s history and allows today’s skaters to show the old bowls some love.

Enjoy the video.

Music by Reverter, Song, Future You.

Thanks to Mike Moore for helping with this edit.

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Battle At Hastings 2011

BLVD Skateshop held a contest in late August of 2011. The Battle brought out a ton of great skaters from around the lower mainland.

Chocolate skateboards put up money for the Best Trick on the Chocolate box.

The East Vancouver skatepark was destroyed by the likes of Colin Nogue, Riley Boland, Adam Hopkins, Cameo Wilson, and Rob ‘Sluggo’ Boyce.

There was alot of excitement as the guys competed for cash and prizes.

Check the video for details.

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