Thursday, 25 May 2017

King of the Road 2016

King of the Road 2016

I'm looking forward (as I always do) to KOTR2016. I could care less that Viceland got involved cause you still get the webisodes. The show is just a bit more in depth.
The mystery guests are some amazing women, Samarria Brevard, Nora Vasconcellos & Lacey Baker (girl guests was done in 2010 with Lacey being one of the guests) and the teams have all been on KOTR before(i think).

From the trailer it looks like:
The Muska, Geoff Rowley(sounds like?), Andy MacDonald, JAWS & Andy Roy is back as Host?

The teams (or one of them) are traveling across the southern USA.
El Paso, TX. - Van Buren Dam is in a few shots.
Albuquerque, NM - Enjoi appears to be wearing 'Breaking Bad' type chemical suits and what looks like an ABQ skatepark
Lake Havasu, AZ - Gravette appears to rollerskate at Tinnell Memorial Skatepark.
Geoff Rowley's Arizona ramp??? Maybe, kinda looks like it.
San Diego, CA - Clairmont Skatepark Skatercross course with Andy Mac
Hawaii? - Some ocean shots and Instagram posts from the contestants and one of the ditches looks straight out of 'Animal Chin'.  Plus Andys little hula dance.

Looks like crazy fun. Comment below.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Pickering West Shore Community Association Is Hiring a Summer Student!

Pickering West Shore Community Association Is Hiring a Summer Student!
Job Description:
To compile information and produce, prepare and submit working drawings and specifications for a Skateboard Park suitable for a variety of locations in the City of Pickering.
Hours of work:
30 hours per week. Flexible to work from home and out on location.
To attend committee meetings as required.
Carry out research and assignments as instructed
2nd or 3rd year students in Durham who is presently in urban planning, landscape architecture, undergrads program or similar program/related fields.
AutoCAD or 3D Design experience an asset
Interest in action sports and community involvement
The ability to work independently and in groups
Compensation: $12.40 hr.
Commence June 2017 to August 31st, 2017
Please email resume to P.W.S.C.A. by May 26th, 2017.
Twitter: @Pickering_PWSC


I put this one off til the last possible moment. SkateLoft will be re-opening at a new location soon and when it does I'll be there.

Friday, 19 May 2017

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Trick

The Good
Firstly - New Skatepark for Malvern following the success of 42 Rides summer skatepark.

From The Toronto Skateboarding Committee - The TSC is excited to announce that Neilson Park in Scarbourough is the proposed location for Toronto's next permanent concrete skatepark. The city will be hosting a meeting on Tuesday May 30th (6:30 - 8:30pm at 30 Sewells Rd) to introduce the project and the proposed location. We would like to thank everyone who helped make this happen including, City and Parks staff, TSC members and everyone in the skateboarding community that filled out surveys and emailed their councillors, and especially the crew from Malvern that have been working tirelessly over many years to create a thriving skateboarding community. 
Check them out at @TSC416 and @42_Rides on Instagram and come out and show support.

I got out to Angus Glen Skatespot in Markham. Park #306

I made it out to the last sesh(that's the bad) at SkateLoft. Park #307

They will be reopening in a new location. Details as they become available.

The Ugly Trick
Backside Board slide and roll.

Lastly, we found out a little girl will be joining out family in October. Mama is healthy and big brother is stoked.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

The Last Couple Days...

The Last Couple Days...

I went to CJ's for a session the other night. I don't skate there as often as I used to and this may have been the last time at the current location. CJ's is moving to Mississauga. 

I liked the new(er) 'Skateboard Only' area. The Mini-ramp was cool and there's a big selection of old boxes and rails.

I tried out the vert ramp for the first time. I had never dropped in here before but I felt I had to try it that night.
I eventually had success. 
The big slam really hurt my wrist. It got swollen and sore and I was worried I'd fractured it.

Saturday morning I woke up and the wrist felt like it was improving so I went out to Picton to meet up with Kurt of The Dirty Jags and his friends.

Thom & Tim

I asked a friendly little girl if she could take our photo. Her dad said he'd do it and she invited herself into our group with her sister.

Videos later.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Pop-Up Parks

Pop-Up Parks

House of Vans; Toronto 2017
Pop-up Skatepark with a replica of the famous San Francisco Pier 7 skate spot. There was also a community market and concert. Only on from March 31- April 2, 2017. Park 305.


House of Vans: Toronto 2016

Dew Underground - Toronto 2015

Thursday, 9 March 2017

West Shore Community Centre

West Shore Community Centre
I have been thinking about a skate spot in the West Shore area since plans were paused for the spot at Petticoat Creek Community Centre.
The area for a skate spot was re-sodded after a project in the nearby ravine and is on a slight slope and measures approx. 25 ft x 200ft.

This is perfect for a "path style' skate spot like Markham's Leitchcroft Skate Spot or Georgetown's Jubilee Skate Spot.
Markham, ON.

Georgetown, ON.

Based on other design concepts I have seen produced by New Line and Spectrum I created my own.

Crossing my fingers.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Rama, ON

Rama, ON
Modular park on an old parking lot with a handball wall located behind the Rec Centre north of the Casino.
St. Germain & Sesame St.