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Throwback Thursdays: Nights in Vancouver

As I recently scrolled through photos I shot for Skate[Slate] Longboarding Magazine last year, I found a whole set of photos taken at night while visiting Vancouver, BC. I was shooting with Reese Boyko, Alex Charleson, Evan Dickinson, Cameron Frazier, Aidan Lynds, Colm Lyons, Laine Jackart, Sam Neville, and Victoria Waddington on two separate nights. I hadn’t found a place for them in my articles in the past, but they’re pretty cool so I’ll share them now.

One cold night while Jonathan Nuss and I were both in Vancouver visiting, we went out shooting and skating with Aidan Lynds and Victoria Waddington. Jonathan held a flash for me and Aidan and Victoria shredded close together at a tight lil’ spot.

Victoria Waddington and Aidan Lynds work this little garden pathway.

Victoria Waddington and Aidan Lynds work this little garden pathway.

On another night from the same visit to Vancouver, Les Roberston and I went out and bought a bunch of glow-sticks… Nope, not for a rave, but for some night time lapse with a bunch of Vancouver homies. We couldn’t find a place dark enough for the exposure to work out well. I don’t think the photos turned out too crazy awesome, but it was still a fun time.

Lately, Les been glowed up.

Lately, Les been glowed up.

Let's get glowing.

Let’s get glowing, guys.

It's hard to see in the dark.

It’s hard to see in the dark.

There were skaters there when I shot the photo, I swear.

There were skaters there when I shot the photo, I swear.

Slow down.

Slow down.

After ditching the glow-stick idea and going for some downhill skating, we ended up at the Stables spot. This spot is a legendary sliding zone for downhill skateboarding. A decade ago, riders were hitting the spot rain or shine and spinning 360’s ’til the cows came home. Nowadays it’s not as popular, I don’t think. But at night, there is a gate closed at the top so you can essentially have a closed road to yourself. We shot some photos skating around the gate and then moved to some group runs down the hill. Les helped by holding a flash.

Reese Boyko slides with style and precision before dropping down the curb.

Reese Boyko slides with style and precision before dropping down the curb.

Cameron Frazier gets his plush Landyachtz Dinghy carve on and almost runs into me.

Cameron Frazier gets his plush Landyachtz Dinghy carve on and almost runs into me.

Laine Switch toeside check and off the curb.

Laine Jackart shreds switch toeside off the curb.

Laine Jackart - Sidewalk Stalefish

Laine Jackart – Sidewalk Stalefish, really close to the inside metal pole.

Sam Neville

Sam Neville carves it out and off the curb.

Group run at the stables spot.

Reese Boyko tries to catch the ghosts of Colm Lyons and Laine Jackart.

Group run at the stables spot.

Group run with Sam Neville, Evan Dickinson, Laine Jackart, Reese Boyko, and Colm Lyons at the stables spot.

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