Innovation can mean so many things. This video by Fifer Figueroa nailed it on the fun side of innovation. There’s a bigger story behind the above video but for now, just enjoy the fun. If all goes well, there will be a lot more sessions like this going down in the near future. Well, maybe not with Patrick Switzer & Tamara Prader but sessions with a strong community feel to it. A big thank you to the riders of Japan (& that visit Japan) that know how to have a good time and work together on accomplishing a common goal.
All photos by Pat Vaughan
Casey Morrow is a rad dude. He skates everything, and he does it better than you, too. He’s a skater’s skater. That’s why we were so stoked when we had the chance to interview him about the 2012 Arbor Collective “Get Elevated” tour and what he’s been up to in the great city of Portland. Interview by Dan Pape -Ed.
Casey, I’ve always thought you lived in the Pacific Northwest, am I right on that?
You’re right, I grew up outside of Portland, Oregon. Fortunately. There is great stuff going on in this city.
I’ve seen you at a bunch of events over the past number of years. Mostly Coast events and stuff relatively close to the Vancouver area. Are you still hitting up all those events?
Yes sir, for the last couple years JP Rowan and I (and Pat Haluska recently) have been driving a bus full of the Portland crew up to as many events as we can afford to get to. Anyone reading: If next year you’re in the States and don’t want to fly across the border, check Sk8bus.com for seats, fly into PDX and ride up with us! We tend to hit a lot of skateparks along the way, fair warning. (more…)
Alysha Frizell has some extensive travels lined up for the upcoming season and will be sharing her adventures and photos. Here’s her first installment. -Ed.
January 4th, 11:00am:
As Rylan “Raggie” English and I arrive at the Vegas airport and wait for luggage, we hear over the intercom, “Rylan English, to terminal 3!” We book it on over (getting lost 2x) and end up meeting up with “Vegas” Mike Snyder. He informs us of an outlaw race later that night. First he takes us to what they call BC (Boulder City) to some sick runs and paths that turn into rad ditches. (more…)
Coincidence is the language of the stars. Synchronization with gut feeling and dreaming led the following adventure to become one of the most memorable and uplifting stories of my life, bringing confidence and self trust to another level.
The following quote was posted to one of my Instagram photos, which led to a rad adventure:
“Mate Troy is skating across Japan at the moment. watch out for a Kiwi with a backpack” (more…)
Right now in Australia, skaters are stoked. Stoked to be here skating with each other and progressing as a group. Progress is an amazing phenomenon to witness.
Fuelling the progress is important. No matter who you are or how well you ride, to fuel your own, or someone else’s progression is an amazing feeling.
A dear friend of mine, Mr. Michael English, is doing just that. (more…)
As skateboarders, we all get some grief over our hobby/sport/lifestyle. Because of grungy, antagonistic punks who happen to skate, there is a stigma over all skateboarders, regardless of the style of skating you do. We are all up to no good. Some of the good folks outside our little skate circle will understand that one skateboarder is different from the next, and will grant you the benefit of the doubt. Some won’t. (more…)