Category Archives: skateboarding
The Cinder Cone

A reader sent this over and while it’s not 100% bike related, these guys are living the dream.

“In the Spring of 2014 a small group of close friends broke ground on a building project in Skamania County, Washington in the Columbia River Gorge. Their primary endeavor was a multi-platform tree house, but also included a skate bowl and a wood fired soaking tub as well. The crew came from all over the country and from a variety of backgrounds. Some were professional carpenters, others learned on the job, gaining experience along the way. The Cinder Cone is Foster Huntington’s short film that documents this year-long process of building his dream home with this community of tight knit friends.”

If you like coffee table books, head over to the Cinder Cone Build Book on Kickstarter.

Jun 16, 2015 1 comment
Cadence and Central Part Two

Here’s part two from the Central and Cadence trip:

“In February of 2015 Pro skaters Chico Brenes, Rob Gonzales, and Steve Nesser were accompanied by Cadence Founder Dustin Klein and Brand ambassador Fergus Tanaka. Creating a unique group with different and a parallel background.

Tour De Nica was a chance for all to celebrate the culture and atmosphere of Nicaragua where Chico was born and Central is based out of. Days where spent Riding bikes between city and skating the abundance of parks Nica has to offer.”

See the collection at Cadence.

Mar 17, 2015 Comments are OFF
Cadence and Central Part One

I’m really digging this collaboration:

“In February of 2015 Pro skaters Chico Brenes, Rob Gonzales, and Steve Nesser were accompanied by Cadence Founder Dustin Klein and Brand ambassador Fergus Tanaka. Creating a unique group with different and a parallel background.

Tour De Nica was a chance for all to celebrate the culture and atmosphere of Nicaragua where Chico was born and Central is based out of. Days where spent Riding bikes between city and skating the abundance of parks Nica has to offer.
Culture Cross over at its finest.”

See the collaboration at Cadence.

Mar 10, 2015 2 comments
Element goes TIMBER!

This looks great! Element collaborated with artist TIMBER! on a capsule collection including t-shirts, made in the USA Cone Mills “Tourer” jeans, “Porteur” denim jacket and a “Randonneur” waterproof jacket, all under the brand’s motto of “Keep Discovering.”

If you’re in Paris, Belgium or London, make sure you catch the art shows from this project. You can follow along at Element.

Mar 10, 2015 1 comment
Cadence and Central Skate Shop Capsule Collection
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Cadence’s Dustin Klein was recently contacted by pro skater Chico Brenes to do a collaboration with his skateshop in Nicaragua, Central Skate Shop. Skateboarding has always been a part of the Cadence brand and it’s rad seeing these two unique companies unite under such a clean product line.

See more of the Central Skate Shop collection at Cadence.

Mar 3, 2015 Comments are OFF
Push to Pedal

If you haven’t seen this, it’s worth the watch.

“For one week, the whole crew stayed at the Casa Maccaroni, in Lajares, which is located in the middle of a desert pierced by only a few little volcanoes, in the north part of the island. From there they would cycle to spots on a average 45 km a day. Going to cities and villages, skating, coming back.

With no training, this trip turned out to be pretty tough for the skaters, but made them realize skate tours can be more than just sitting in a van to get to spots. A memorable experience for most of them.”

Dec 15, 2014 1 comment
Geoff McFetridge is the Best!

… and I’m stoked to be getting a bike designed by him this year. I first was introduced to Geoff’s work when I used to skateboard religiously, as I’m sure many of you did at one point. Who else had those McFetridge Vandals?

In the 90’s, when skateboarding and larger names like Nike began to look to artists to revitalize their brands, Geoff’s work inspired me. Even in my 30’s I still love seeing what he’s been up to.

Looking good dude and I love seeing race numbers hanging in studios like this.

Jul 24, 2014 4 comments
Run What You Brung
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My mom posted this photo on my FB wall this morning along with some sappy message about how I brought skateboarding, BMX and other things to their attention at a young age. Those are my younger brothers. As parents, I terrified them not by being a cut up in school, but by building kicker ramps and dirt jumps in the woods with my friends.

They worried, tried to dissuade me from skating and riding, even though I never broke a bone. Instead, they encouraged soccer… I kept skating until I was 23, when I got serious about riding bikes again. We were broke as shit growing up, but I made things happen – no that’s not a Bones Brigade deck, but it’s what we could afford – hell I think we bought it at a yard sale but I loved that damn skateboard.

Run what you brung.

#theradavist

Apr 23, 2014 7 comments
I Shot Some Photos for Benny Gold’s Guerrero Collection Look Book
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Benny Gold and I have gotten to know each other over the years through various outlets, one of which being the track bike scene in SF. Back in the mid-2000’s Benny was designing logos for numerous bike shops and brands, including Mash and City Grounds. Since then, he’s been focusing almost exclusively on his brand. Each season, look books are essential in a brand’s marketing and while I was in SF, he wanted me to shoot some photos. I don’t really do lookbooks, so it was something different from my day to day shooting style.

These are some photos from the Guerrero Collection Look Book, see more at Benny Gold and check out the Guerrero Collection line here.

Jul 1, 2013 Comments are OFF