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Skate Crews

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Everyone has friends they skate with all the time. These friends are your crew that you chill with ,skate with, and just about do everything together with. As you get older parts of your crew either stops skating ,moves away or for whatever reason just isn’t around anymore. As I get up in age and still skate i have a different look on skateboarding and its hard to get everyone together to skate at the same time . I have maybe two or three people I always skate with so i started Coffin Krew . Basically its a crew that still skates still can throw some tricks down but no stress or pressure . We are not trying to be cool or care what tricks are out or who’s the next big skater. We just want to skate and have fun. Doesnt matter if you are old or young it’s just the fact that no matter what we have fun. If you have a good attitude and it shows by the vibe you give off then you’re in the crew . No corporate shit no big time drink sponsors just you and a skateboard. Thats it. So when your with your crew just skate and have fun . keep in touch with everyone if you can. When you get to 45 and still skate with the people you skated with at 16 it is the greatest thing. —Blair Hess

 

 

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Gonz in Miami

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If you are in Miami check out this cool event that the Gonz is going to be at. This is great thing chill with some Jazz by Jason Moran and the Gonz will be skating . Before there will be a talk so get your tickets not often you get something this cool to come around . —-Blair Hess-

 

 

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45′

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Well i just turned 45 geez seems like it was yesterday i started skateboarding. It is funny how most people’s perception of me in the normal world just walking down the street is so off. When I let people know i skateboard they are like ” don’t you think your to old to skate you could get hurt at your age “. I’m thinking maybe your right but then again most likely they are not. Yes it is a little harder to skate with work and sometimes crawling out of bed i twist my knee wrong and I wont be able to skate for a month. If i still have kickflips like i do in the photo i don’t think im too old to do anything . So take a gander im 45 and i skate fuck what anyone says and keep skateboarding don’t worry about getting hurt just skate till you can’t hold your board anymore. Then take it with you to the grave. ——Blair—

 

 

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Searching for Chin

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Picture says a thousand words or thoughts. What is it that skateboarders are always looking for ? Is it the challange,the excitement of finding a new spot. Could it be we are all just exploring because its in what we are. We love a challange and never give up finding new challanges. So keep searching for Chin and keep the adventure going.

 

 

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Pillage in The Village

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Dave Bamdas “PUSHING 50” – Full Part

Dave Bamdas “PUSHING 50” – Full Part

Dave Bamdas @theboneless1 delivers this original video part at 50 years old. Take an Advil & enjoy “Pushing 50″… Film by Tyler Bamdas

Music:

Screeching Weasel “Guest List”
Adicts “This is Your Life”

 

 

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Greg Holt – Lip

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Took this picture in such a rush since people were already complaining about us skating before. haha Be sure to look out for Greg Holt video part coming soon. On my page SouthFlskates

Throwback Video Thursday : Savannah Slamma Contest

Throwback Video Thursday : Savannah Slamma Contest

I remember seeing this video and being so stoked . It was one of those videos that you watch over and over that Thrasher magazine put out . The music was good . The skaters were awesome and the fact they had the longest pvc rail slide which back then was gnarley . I used to want to build one so bad . This is when a video came out you were so hyped to get it everything was fresh and new people were inventing tricks left and right. I miss that about skating when I started I mean don’t get me wrong stuff today is so sick just on some next level. I think the thing that kids are missing out is that once a video nowadays hits its like a two second thing then on to the next since there is so much out there . In one eye out the other. It used to be awesome gathering a bunch of friends and going to someones house and ordering food and having a big premiere. —-Blair Hess—

What Skateboarders See In The World Is Different Than The Average Person

What normal people see in everyday world is different then a skateboarder. To give you an example a pallet for instance is to transport and ship heavy or multiple objects to a destination . Once the pallet is done it is discarded into trash pile. As a skateboarder I look at it as a skateboard object that can be used. I saw this random pallet at work and the size was perfect for a small portable manual pad. I got the pallet and decided I was going to make a mini manny pad . First off anyone else would be like how well in the pics below is pretty much step by step . I even painted some of my art on it to give it a little flare. and poof its that simple . Big enough to do manny tricks but small enough to take with me anywhere. —Blair—

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Throwback Video Thursday: Search for Animal Chin

Today I was feeling this video for throwback video Thursday . This was one of the first skate videos I saw at a premier at my local skateboard shop Lambretta skateboard center. I still remember that day a ton of skaters came out . The shop was actually in the middle of a scooter and waverunner store. The owners son Dave Bamdas was and still is a great skateboarder. Dave opened up one of the best skateboard shops around. When Dave had this premier it was on a big tv and everyone was just amazed by this video . I didnt really skate that much maybe once in awhile just because my friends had boards but I remember always wanting to skate like the powell guys of course a couple years later I got the fever to skate everyday and havent stopped since over twenty years later.