There’s a whole load of stuff here for you to rifle through this month, I’ve jettisoned a lot of the tripe and only kept the best bits from the blogs I’ve been looking at. Make sure you take a good look at the Mo’ Monday’s video… The teeth, the teeth!!
One of the realest shops on the East Coast, Skate Lair, just finished a book on its history three years in the making. Check it out and support real shops!
The shop is owned by Erik Munday and is located in Enfield, CT, just north of Hartford, CT. This book, titled Skate Lair is 140 pages with 198 color and black and white photographs. The forward for the book was written by Rodney Smith from SHUT skateboards, along with quotes from other key skateboarding legends. Photographer Michael Cirelli spent three years following the Skate Lair Crew everywhere to get these photographs that feature skaters such as Erik Munday and the Skate Lair family, Rodney Smith and the SHUT family, Todd Jordan, Luis Tolentino, Charlie Wilkins, Steve Rodriguez, Mark Nardelli, Dan Pensyl, Willy Akers, Tombo Colabraro, the 5Boro family, Peter Bici, Jeff Pang, Jamahl Williams, Rob Campbell, JZ from Natural Koncept, Chris Kays, Tato Feliciano, Mike Powley, Jim Grant, TJ Schick, JJ Colon, Oscar from Bodega Skateboards, The Bodega Family, Mac Johnson, Killer Cam, Josh Arnold, Jeff Barnes, Alex Maldonado, Tim Crouse, and many more.
Dew Tour Championships Skate Vert Finals 2011
Shaun White snagged his third consecutive Dew Tour victory at the Dew Tour Championships. But even that was not enough to overtake PLG, who claimed his second career Dew Cup. See how it all went down in Las Vegas with video highlights of the skate vert finals.
What It Feels Like: To Have A Backyard Pool By Arto Saari
I found this house that had enough space to either build a mini ramp and not touch the garage, or dig a hole, take part of the garage out, and build something bigger. I was like, “You know what? F—k the mini ramp.” And I knew Lance Mountain had built a pool, so I got in contact with him, like, “What do I have to do in order to get a pool built?” He pretty much just hung up the phone and was at my house like 15 minutes later. We came to a conclusion that a left-hand kidney would be perfect. Lance has been riding the pools for 30 years or something, so it just made sense to talk to him about it. It was finished last May. He was there every step of the way. I also wanted it to be a swimmer. You can actually fill the pool up with water.
The first drop-in was insane because I had to stare at the thing for like two months, thinking, “Oh my god, did I mess it up?” I knew nothing about it. I was tripped out for the first two weeks of skating, like, “This thing’s incredible. I have no idea what I’m doing, but it’s fun.” It gave me a whole new outlook for skateboarding. There’s so much more in skateboarding than what I’ve been doing for the last 10 years. When I first dropped in it felt like I started skating again, like a little kid, because I couldn’t even do a 50-50 in the deep end. It felt rad.
Burn: Never Extinguish – Skateboarding Buenos Aires
Rune Glifberg joins burn units Jonas Skrøder, Dany Hamard and Hugo Maillard as they defeat the elements on the streets of Buenos Aires. Create. Inspire & stop at nothing.
Mo’ Mondays, Damn Am Woodward
This week, Bones Wheels has an edit from the Damn Am at Woodward.