This was at a small vert contest at BC Place in Vancouver. It was late 98′ and a crew of us Portland guys decided to make the drive up. The riders in order of appearance are Dave Osato, Dustin Guenther, Tony Hawk, Eric Gagne, & Jay Miron. Eric Walter filmed this while i was on the deck taking photos. I put the few clips in of Tony Hawk since he was doing a demo that day. At the end of the day I remember Jay saying thats the first 540 whip that he had pulled at a contest.
Today we wrap up our unofficial flatland week with this raw footage from the very first BS Contest at Jeff Phillips’ Skatepark in Dallas, Texas. Flashback to January 1992 and check out some super-dope runs from McCoy, Chase Gouin, Steve Roy, Bill Nitchske, Jason Brown (RIP), and Jesse Puente.
In case you haven’t noticed, we’re doing a flatland theme this week. Today we have Leif Valin’s superb section from Balancing Act and a short interview with the man himself. Leif and I met in January 1992, not long after his well deserved Bio was printed in the pages of GO: The Riders Manual. Every encounter I’ve had with him since then has been memorable. He rules on anything with two wheels, and if you’ve followed his life at all, you know he’s a rad dude. Check out the video and then click here to read the interview. CHECK OUT MORE »
I watched way too much crap TV as a kid. I’m guessing a lot of you did too. At any rate, our TV antenna only picked up 3 channels, so I welcomed the addition of the Fox network in the late 80s. Fox took some risks, and a lot of their syndicated programs contained content that the other networks would never dare to broadcast. CHECK OUT MORE »
Stoked to post this section from one of the all time greats! Whether it’s 1993 or 2016, I don’t think I’ll ever stop being amazed by Chase Gouin’s aggressive, ambidextrous riding ability. Chase was also into linking words and sentences together during this time period and Tony captured a sample of that here in this section from CTVOTC. Bonus riding from Chicago and OKC BS comps of Ross Smith, Chad Degroot, Day Smith and Bill Nitchske. Enjoy!
Im working on a product with Jordan Hufnagel to bring you some unseen footage from the Lifeline Clothing video that never dropped. Jordan ran the company in the early 2000’s and has some rad footage that needs to be seen! Until then enjoy this ad that ran in Props!
Intrepid DIG documentary film-maker, Fraser Byrne recently spent a pleasant day hunting for pools in California with Mike Escamilla, Brian Castillo, Jason Enns and Andrew Lazaruk. Filmed just before the release of his United ‘Caveman’ bash guard frame, hit play to discover what life looks like these days for Rooftop, and hear his thoughts on combining friendships and family with riding – past, present and future.
Excellent video by Fraser Byrne, who also filmed a pretty cool Realtime with Snakebite’s own Shad Johnson not long ago.