Archive for June, 2010

nelson/skatebarn

Posted in Uncategorized on June 29, 2010 by Aaron

Indoor park footage from my trip out west. For those unfamiliar with Nelson, it was Rob Sigaty’s home park back in the day (and for those unfamiliar with the sarge, he was a vert/park rider who rode for GT and Volume back in the day). Every year the locals would throw a jam and tons of people would come out from all over the northwest; Leigh Ramsdell even came out once. There is a ton of history surrounding this park, and it’s even the first place I witnessed Dom Mach destroying a ramp. Both of these parks once had a double spine section, and they’re both really fun. This should be up by 9:00 tonight.

philly

Posted in Uncategorized on June 28, 2010 by Aaron

I only shot film in Philly, so I jacked these off of Horak’s facebook. Philly was definitely rad, the only downside being having to deal with New Jersey. Let’s get through the downsides first. New Jersey has no public bathrooms. Ask about one in a gas station and the cashier will just roll their eyes at you like you’re supposed to know. At one point Sally got locked in a bathroom with no door handle and had to call 911 to get out when nobody came to open it. I’m not making that up. They don’t let you pump your own gas, and sometimes you get attitude from the gas pumpers for not tipping. Seriously, like I don’t know how to pay at the pump and pull a handle. Also, they will call you three hours before you leave and tell you that the campground you booked is closed and you’ve been moved to one that is twice as far from Philly.

Philly is a whole other story. The nice part about that city is that you can hit a ton of good spots just by staying within a couple of blocks of the main road. We rode some classic Philly stuff and never really got busted. Tom K broke a stem. Who breaks a stem? I was pumped on FDR, but I wasn’t that pumped on riding FDR. It’s definitely a rad spot with some unique obstacles, but there’s a lot of flat bottom and I’m used to riding west coast transitions for babies. Sayreville was a bowl I could get into, and we had a rad time there. We met up with this dude chris who let us chill on his roof, which was amazing. There’s nothing quite like ripping through a big city with a dozen people. For a minute we kept picking up tag alongs and there were seriously 30 people in our group until we made an intentional split. Definitely a rad time, and dudes were shredding hard.

ghetto mansion edit

Posted in Uncategorized on June 28, 2010 by Aaron

Ryan just posted this up and it’s amazing. Mat Ridgeway shreds particularly hard in this. I love watching that dude ride. Chris Curran!

desson/jetty

Posted in Uncategorized on June 24, 2010 by Aaron

It’s a poor substitute for Jetty’s mixtape ’02, but it’ll do.

cory beal

Posted in Uncategorized on June 19, 2010 by Aaron

This is fantastic, so I’m re-posting it here. There are a lot of unique tricks in here, crankflips, and a bunch of cool spots from the prairies.

me, george, and mat

Posted in Uncategorized on June 17, 2010 by Aaron

I really like this section. It’s a nice mix of different styles.

dom mach of the day

Posted in Uncategorized on June 16, 2010 by Aaron

I just spotted this photo of George on facebook and it’s incredible.

you know time it is?

Posted in Uncategorized on June 14, 2010 by Aaron

Jeremy from Presence hooked me up with a video when I was out West, and man is it good. A few people have been experimenting with different formats lately, and Jeremy did an awesome job with this one. The format is mostly mix sections, but it’s the same core group of guys throughout, so it doesn’t feel random. Every couple of songs the mix blends in to something with some structure – there’s a presence jam, and a few sections that concentrate on some of the more prolific riders in the video. Luke Santucci has an amazing section, but he also has clips spread throughout the mix sections, and there are a few clips of the dudes he rides with in Edmonton in his part. Isaac Barnes has some of the most savage clips in the video, but that’s not really a surprise. The last part is a split between Greg Flag and Corey Dewey, with an interesting music choice. Pretty much everything is technically on point, Jeremy’s filming is great, the music is good, and the graphics are cool. You can tell that a lot of the Alberta footage came off of a different camera; it doesn’t look as good as the dvx footage, but it’s not far off most of the time. Having sections from other cities adds a lot to the video, and I hope that presence videos will continue expanding geographically. Most of all, this video has a great vibe. It captures a piece of the Canadian scene, and it’s one of my favorite videos of the last few years.

Check out Presence online, and watch for Jeremy’s work in the next Ten Pack video, which they just started working on recently.

ghetto mansion

Posted in Uncategorized on June 11, 2010 by Aaron

We’ve been working on a big feature on the ghetto mansion, which should be ready soon. Here’s Ryan’s split and the NW mix from the dvd just to tide you over.

kootenay/nw trip

Posted in Uncategorized on June 8, 2010 by Aaron

This is the “outdoor” edit from our trip this summer. I didn’t want to mix outdoor footage with indoor skatepark stuff; the indoor edit will be up later in the week. Overall the trip was awesome, but it felt way too short. I definitely missed out on hanging out with some dudes I wanted to see, but got to have some rad times on and off the bike with Andrew, George and Richard among others. Thanks to Tony and the Ghetto Mansion dudes for letting us stay at your places!

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