Friday, April 15, 2011

Fisheye Lens Test for iPhone4: Short Skate Montage

These small fisheye lenses for iphone and other mobile devices are really nice. For $25 you get a good effect. It makes things so easy to capture on the fly. It doesn't really replace the real deal but for small timers this is a good find and well worth it.

Skaters: Branson, Nick, Jace

Music: Town Mountain covering Bruce Springsteen's I'm On Fire.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Louisville, KY Skate Trip

I just spent three days with James and Roy skating an amazing park. The Louisville Extreme park is well worth the hour or so drive. It's definitely crazy crowded on the weekend nights but we had plenty of time to ourselves during the day. Get down there and skate it. Louisville skate scene has a great vibe and some serious rippers (unfortunately not really seen in the video below, just old dudes hanging on to scraps and going with it).

Here's Roy's montage:

Get out there and skate with your friends. Go to new places. Always hit new spots. Be respectful to local riders. Enjoy the journey.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Be Safe Out There - Heavy Slammin' -

Skateboarding is dangerous. Difficult. Not easy at all. Skateboarding hurts for everybody who tries it. You will slam many times very hard. If you are called by it you'll get up and continue the journey. Seasoned skaters speed through the streets and parks with the kind of ease and grace of a swallow. Always at ease yet always on toes. Although the ride is relaxed the navigating, computing mind never is. The instant you leave the moment is usually followed by the moment your body hits the ground. The best riders commit themselves in meditation to oneness with their boards at high speed. The best riders will still get hurt. Contrary to public opinion skateboarding is a thinking man's game with an added, sometimes heavy, twist of fate.

- Cincinnati skater Justin Gibson all zen'd out on a salad grind -
Ghetto Skateboards, FL

If skateboarding was easy everyone would be doing it. Skateboarding challenges every athletic and mental muscle in your body. Stay on your board and stay right in your head. Keep the moment forefront at all times. Remember what you are doing is a gift bestowed upon and given to very few. But, respect your limits and respect your intuition.

Please send all positive thoughts, vibes and prayers to my friend Kyle who took an incredibly heavy slam today and got a concussion and ruptured spleen. Kyle is a Vet, husband and all around generous and friendly guy. Sessions at Beech Acres are always better when he's around. Hoping he gets better soon.

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