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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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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Vancouver Pool Session

The 2010 Olympic Winter Games are coming to Vancouver. There is a buzz of construction and destruction all around.

For a lucky few this resulted in a rarely skated pool in a downtown motel being open for a session. We hope you enjoy this quick hit at a short lived pool.

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The Sweatshop

The Sweat shop is a small indoor skatepark in East Vancouver. Once a month they are host to Grilled Cheese, 40’s and Game Of Skate.

This is a fun contest with a simple aim – have fun. Brendan is a great host. He handed out grilled cheese to everybody. The 40s were only handed out to winners of  SKATE.

Check it out.

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Park Days – Bonsor Skatepark

This week we feature Park Days. This is a series of episodes were Gordon and George Faulkner go to skateparks around Vancouver.

In the first episode we go to Bonsor Skatepark.

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