Our girls on the Huffington Post!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melissa-sher/female-longboarders-she-riders_b_1730058.html?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women

Check out this write up on some of the Longboard Girls Crew at the first ever Maryhill She-ride! It is on the Huffington Post! Girls are making it big!

Seattle Shralp Session!

Austin Winchell with a fatty front smith in a 12 footer

Last weekend I rolled up to Seattle with a crew of homies for some good ol’ fashioned park thrashing. I woke up bright and early around 6am to get ready for the 3 hour drive up. I picked up my homie Joe Kiser first, then we rolled to Battle Ground, Washington to pick up our Buddy Austin Winchell. I have seen Austin grow into a gnarly skater over the past few years. He grew up at the Battle Ground, Washington park so it wasn’t very hard for him to get gnarly fast. That park is perfect and it is filled with burly shredders!

Joe Kiser Burly FS Boneless!

After we got Austin we headed up to Longview, Washington to pick up our buddies Chris Grasser and John Wicklander. Both of them are insanely good. The entire crew that I rolled up with blew my mind the entire trip. Nothing was too big for them to skate, and we skated some HUGE tranny. Right when we rolled up to the first park of the day, Delridge Skatepark, the crew dropped into a 12 foot bowl and started boosting backside airs and smith grinds left and right.

Here is a short video that we filmed on a quarter at Delridge park.

John Wicklander - Insane FS flip

Austin Winchell FS 5-0 around pocket in a 12 or 13 footer with lots of oververt

Then we rolled out to Beacon Rock skatepark which is also brand new. Sure enough everyone started shredding ridiculously. It was pretty blown out there, TONS of little kids trying to slide into the bowls. I said a few things around a few parents to try to have them wake up and realize that kids playing in a gnarly skatepark isn’t the safest thing they should do. After that it got a little bit better. There was a smaller little kicker thing with a rail on it and John and Chris decided that they were going to go at it as fast as they could and boost off of it huge. Pretty much everything went down first try so it was hard to get pictures of everything, but I snagged a few lurker shots. This was the second park we went to and unfortunately I cracked my deck. Luckily I had a little cruiser board to mess around on. It was pretty hard to skate a park with it though, I didn’t have much luck unless it was on tranny.

John Wicklander – Melon grab

Chris Grasser with a hefty air

John Wicklander – Boosting 180′s over rails!

Next stop was Marginal Way, an epic DIY park under a bridge in Seattle. It is like the chill, nicely built Seattle version of Burnside. The vibe was rad there. There was only one other guy there until the end of our session when some gangster dudes showed up and started destroying it too. We hung out with them for a bit, drank some adult beverages, and were on our way to the next park. BUT before that we had to sesh a little jersey barrier outside of the park.

Joe Kiser – Posted up at Marginal Way, Bargy!

Austin Winchell Barging Margy!

Two nice young ladies came to hang out with us. They wanted to take photos of everything going on. I think this stoked our crew out and made them wanted to shred harder. Truthfully, I think they just liked their biking pants… you guys probably do too!

Austin Winchell smith Marginal Way for Days!

The Shred Crew

Artsy Shot of Joe Kiser ripping some tranny.

Austin Winchell – FS Noseblunt (it is a huge bank on the other side).

Joe Kiser – Blunt to Fakie

John Wicklander – Blunt to fingerflip to fakie.

Chris Grasser – Switch Blunt

Joe Kiser – FS Hurricane

We then headed to Seattle center skate park… but it was super blown. SOOOO many kids doing the weirdest tricks. That place has absolutely no flow. It is built really nice but its too small for how many people were there. We were over it pretty quick. We also somehow ended up in a wedding photoshoot in the middle of the park. I did a hard flip on the side of a couple while my friend did a kick flip or something on the other side.

Daddies Ambassadors and Daddies Staff

Eric Hoang - Shred Face

Eric Hoang is one of our newest Daddies Ambassadors to join the family! Stoked to have him on board!

Richard Topete - Toeside Massacre!

Richard is another one of our new members to the ambassador team! Style for days!

Zach Boston - Parking garage shred

I don’t think anyone learns as fast as this kid… such a pure natural style! Zach Boston is another new member!

Mikey Duran - Back Tail

Mikey, AKA Miguel Duranos is one of our shop members with a love for the street scooting. Also an insanely talented dancer when he is on a bhangra.

Pete "Pedro" Benda

Pete is one of our staff members who loves all types of skating. Street deck with 66mm 81a freerides? That is some all around wood-push street-slaying love right there!

Spencer... does it all and loves it all!

Here is Spencer getting all sideways on one of Portland’s finer spots! Except it is on the gnarly side, of Rocky Butte that is!

Curly Headed Quote of the Day: “You guys will be proud of me; I spooned with some chick last night.”  *note* his new nickname is now spooner.

Kurtis Thompson : Rippin it up!

So I met this little homie a while back up at a Rayne Slide Jam in Vancouver BC. I was chatting with his dad for a bit while I was shooting some pictures. In fact… I think I still have some pics of him! He was definitely killing it back then and killing it even harder now!

Kurtis Thompson hiking back up North Boundary in Vancouver, BC

Kurtis Thompson - Super Steezy Coleman

Kurtis Thompson - Another view of the STEEZ!

Kurtis Thompson - Showing North Boundary whats up.

Kurtis Thompson also showing this dude what is up. Go fast or go home!!! or down...

 

Curly Headed Quote of the Day: “So In a way… you could call me a horse trainer.”

By the way, the curly headed guy is shop employee, Brian Newcomb… just picture the movie step-brothers… he is a “curly headed ______. “

Fancy Slide Jam! Lots of DBS GOLD!

Check out all these Gnar Dogs!

The Landyachtz EH TEAM and DADDIES BOARD SHOP rider Katie Neilson is on the road doing an East Coast Tour of college campus’s between New York and Florida, making stops everywhere including Chapel Hill, North Carolina where there were sightings of little rippers in Orange all day.  In a contest where style is key, its no suprise that the daddies rider went home with best trick for a double grabbed stalefish with an early grab out at the end.

Written by the goddess Skatie Katie herself! Thanks Ms. Neilson!

Straight up getting buck on some slides!

Fancy slide Jimmy Jam! These dudes look good, but not as good at DBS Team rider Katie Neilson! OWWWWW!

Thanks for the photos Katie!

Curly Headed Quote of the Day: “I just wish I could put a piece of pizza on someones package.”