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.