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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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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BLVD Skateshop Kensington Skatepark Contest 2015

BLVD Skateshop put on its annual Kensington Skatepark contest in the late summer of 2015.

The weather held out through the Beginners, Ladies, Intermediates, and then poured down after the first run of the Advanced.

Check the video to see who skated and what they got in a short time.

Big Thanks to Auto Repairs R Wee for cooking hotdogs and giving out chips to all attending!

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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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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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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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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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Hippie Mike Tour de Surrey – Cloverdale Skatepark

Hippie Mike is the man behind the Tour De Surrey. This is the 10th year of his contest series based in the skateparks of Surrey.

The Minis and Beginner categories are the biggest around. There were 60 kids in these two categories. That is a lot of new kids getting stoked and skating with friends.

The intermediates and advanced are some of the best young skaters in the Vancouver area.

Watch the video to see the young ones kill the Cloverdale Skatepark.h

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5 Tricks with Hippie Mike

This spring Hippie Mike from Protest Skateboards took on the 5 tricks in 5 tries challenge.

We went to Tsawwassen Skatepark to warm up and throw down his 5 tricks in 5 tries. This  gem of a skatepark was the only place were it was sunny and dry.

Watch as Mike steps up to do 5 tricks in 5 tries.

Email: info@rollingbonespodcast.com

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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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