Talk about an old soul in a young blood. This kid Marty gets it. With youthful vision and a deep connection to the fast paced bloodline of punk music and ’80s skateboarding, he lives his life his way…at 11 years old. Marty’s style is all his and is a nostalgic remembrance to when times were simpler. It’s almost like looking in a mirror or having a flashback when watching this short documentary. Give it a go and never forget that it’s OK to be different.
This 7 minute documentary titled MARTY follows an 11-year-old ’80s-obsessed skate punk who is stuck in the past while struggling to navigate the present. Produced by Skull Skates.
A few months back I decided to load up my car with a good friend of mine and make the journey to California. The goal was to really give my skateboarding my best efforts as the winter was taking hold in Georgia. Reclaimed is inspired by the road, filming trips, far away contests, and skate visits to new towns. No matter where I go, I always find myself telling new friends about my down south homies. I truly feel this edit showcases what the south has to offer and gives a taste of what I’m always telling everyone about.
A full VX | HD combo part featuring Christian Hall, Elijah Simmons, Jourdynn Sherman, Jairus Brown, Zey Wilks, Guy Azulay, Dru James, Ethan Herrington, May Oliver, Deven Wharton, and Justin Hearn. Read More >
Have you ever watched a part and immediately thought, “Oh, this person is biting so and so’s style.”? Or, watched a friend or local skateboarder switch up their kit to look like their favorite professional? When I see this I’m sure anyone within 20 miles can hear the sound of my eyes rolling. Fairly recently three separate skateboarders have caught my attention, all of whom share similar trick selection, style, etc. Has anyone ever seen Heitor Da Silva, Vincent Huhta, or Ruben Spelta in the same place? Maybe they are all the same person? Or, are they brothers from different mothers?
Even though all three seem to mimic each other they still manage to coexist with a certain level of autonomy that seems authentic. I really like all three of these parts, but I think I like Vincent’s part the best. What do you guys think? Read More >
Is it just me or has Bobby Worrest proven to be one of the most prolific skateboarders of his generation? The man is a perennial Thrasher Magazine Skater of the Year contender and these days he seems to drop at least two parts a year, all of which are no bullshit, pure, plaza skateboarding. To me, no one personifies street tech quite like Bobby. He can do it all without making lines feel too contrived or tech tricks seem too over the top. And, the dude has never switched up his style or chased trends. When Krooked Skateboards released The Mermaid video two weeks ago, I decided to revisit some of my favorite Worrest parts.
So, in no particular order, here are the quintessential Bobby Worrest video parts. Read More >
If you are anything like me by the time Sunday afternoon rolls around you are already planning out your week. While the thought of grabbing your lunch pail and heading out the door Monday morning is a drag, you’ve at least got a grip on reality and you are readying yourself for the workweek. Part of my Sunday ritual is checking out The Nine Club’s Instagram account in the late afternoon to see what guest they’ll be hosting Monday morning. Chris Roberts and the gang have been bringing us these amazing episodes every Monday morning without fail since January of 2016. I certainly don’t speak for every desk jockey but their show definitely brightens every working skateboarder’s morning. Read More >
We are stoked that Cole Vanthof‘s project “Good Ol’ Boys” has come to light and even better the the crew at Thrasher put it up on their site for all to see. This project was shelved for a time while Cole’s focus was pulled elsewhere, but we’re glad it came out and the final product is a visual pleasure of some of the best skateboarding in Georgia.
“If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?” This sentiment pops into my head every time I see a new viral challenge. Whether it’s covering your eyes while flipping your skateboard in hand, skating in freeway traffic, or the ghost ride challenge, there is always some new craze to amuse us.
Of course, fads like these are not exclusive to skateboarding. Look at the mannequin challenge, dance challenges (#inmyfeelingschallenge), or the infamous Tide PODS challenge. People love to film themselves doing stupid stuff. It’s like the apps were designed just for it.
Back in the day, we had to wait for latest Big Brother video, CKY, or episode of Jackass for inspiration. Afterwards we’d grab our parents’ camcorder, replicate, and that was about the extent of it. We never had any intentions on something being “viral” because it didn’t exist! Read More >
We’re just now knocking the dust off the brain and trying our best to remember all the rad times we had at Brahfest. Thankfully, Jeff Mathis was there to capture some insane images and Cole Vanthof got some killer video. The edit just dropped on Alliance and here are some images for your eyeballs. Can’t wait to do Brahfest again this year!
Rarely do I remember the exact moment I watched a skate video for the first time. That is unless I attended the video premiere, or the video made some sort of immediate impression on me. The impression doesn’t necessarily have to be good either, it can be bad too. With that, I do distinctly remember the first time I watched Ambush’s first skate video, Bloody Chicken Boots, and it wasn’t because the video was particularly spectacular.
I remember rolling up to the shop with some friends on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon sometime in 2001. This was Ambush’s old location, the one with the infamous three stair. Anyway, I was posted up on the couch, which sat across from on of those antiquated big screen televisions. You know the type…the old projection ones that have the VCR’s timecode burned into the screen. Admittedly, I was a little hungover from the prior night’s endeavors. Still, I had no idea a skate video contained the power to augment my hangover. Was it was the filming or the odd techno songs that caused my stomach to churn. Who knows? What I do know is that my first viewing of Bloody Chicken Boots was nauseating. This made the viewing permanently burned into my brain, just like the timecode burned into the big screen it played on.
Recently I noticed that BCB wasn’t online and it had been ages since I’d seen it. Seeing this opportunity, I set out to capture the VHS and expand Ambush’s digital archive. During my efforts, I watched it a few times and, surprisingly, it’s better than I remembered. The video holds a special type of nostalgia reserved normally for old awkward photos. The photos can sometimes be slightly embarrassing, but also rad. While digesting the video, I decided to reach out to some of the people involved in making it. After all, Blood Chicken Boots is now 16 years old, and what better time to get their respective takes on the video.
Q: Pretty hard to believe that Bloody Chicken Boots is 16 years old. When do you think the last time you watched it was?
A: Dude, I probably haven’t seen the video in about 10 years. So long ago. The random thing is that people still bring it up in the store, every once in a while. For one reason or another, the video stuck with them and they totally remember everyone’s part and the most random stuff about it. Crazy, right?!
Q: What was your initial perception of the video and your part?
A: First perception was, what is up with the name?! Me and Brian Hutch had just got on right [the Ambush skate team] before the video was to come out. It was Ryan Taylor’s baby as far as I know. But, Ryan is a rad dude and knows what’s up, so I had faith in him and the video. Music was mad crazy on most of the parts. I think that Ryan and the homies made most of the jams themselves, I could be wrong about that one. Regardless of the name and music, Ryan’s and Brian’s parts ripped!!! I have a lot of respect for those guys.
Q: If you had the chance to pick your music, what would you have ran with?
A: It would have probably been something by the band Fifteen. I was so into those guys back then. I was convinced that, if every person listened to their first couple of albums, that the world would be a better place. Those early songs by them are life changers, brother. A bunch of us got to see them here in Atlanta at the old Somber Reptile before they broke up. Randomly, when I was skating in SF, I noticed a flyer on a street pole that said Fifteen was playing a reunion show that night. We got to see them in their hometown. Funny thing was that to us they were THE band and we thought the show would be sold out. When we got there, there probably were only 50 people at the show, but we went ape shit. One of the best shows that I have ever seen.
Q: What’s up with that slam at the beginning of your part? Did you break your wrist or something? I always hated that it was shown over and over. Read More >