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I Love Kiev – short film by Guillaume Perimony

14 June 2013, 13.53 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

I met Guillaume Perimony this past Spring when the Vans European team toured the USA coast to coast. We skated in NYC for 5 days together and Philadelphia for 2 and they continued on to California over the next 3 weeks.  French shredders Samuel Partaix, Bastien Duverdier & Victor Pellegrin crushed spot after spot, it was madness. I mentioned I was planning a trip to Eastern Europe to skate Moscow, Kiev, Sofia, Bucharest & Istanbul & Guillaume shared this film he had made a couple years back. Sit back and enjoy. It’s rad! And the girls are hot too. Duh.

http://www.vimeo.com/38583818

Natural Koncept’s “Derrapando Las Calles” Mexico City tour

30 May 2013, 23.29 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

The NK crew hit up Mexico City tough in March. Check out the full article on Transworld Skateboarding!

Arizona Iced Tea Throne!

Arizona Iced Tea Throne!

Lai Wing. Backside Tailslide @ Chabacano Banks. Photo: CMART

Lai Wing. Backside Tailslide @ Chabacano Banks. Photo: CMART

JZ. Frontside Tailslide.  Chabacano Banks.   Photo: CMART

JZ. Frontside Tailslide. Chabacano Banks. Photo: CMART

Boner. FS Nosegrind. Mexico City Demo    Photo: CMART

Boner. FS Nosegrind. Mexico City Demo Photo: CMART

CMART way up high at the Converse Park.  Photo: Kays

CMART way up high at the Converse Park. Photo: Kays

Davis. Barley Grind. Mexico City Demo   Photo: CMART

Davis. Barley Grind. Mexico City Demo Photo: CMART

Mike Powley Interview

29 May 2013, 02.40 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

I first met Mike Powley at Eric Munday’s legendary shop Skate Lair in Enfield, CT.  The dude has super clean style and can be seen in the streets of NYC daily gettin’ it done! I caught up with Mike for a quick interview on what’s been going down in the big apple.

Mike Powley

Mike Powley photo: Zimmerman

who were your earliest influences in skateboarding?

my early influences when i started skating i guess came from a few different places, one being just random older kids i would see around skating and videos i used to watch like the EST videos, In Bloom, and old Transworld videos and stuff like that. Then I moved to East Windsor, CT from Vernon and found Skate Lair which was dope and you know how crazy it could get over there.

when did you make the move to NYC?

I ended moving to NYC right after I graduated high school in the summer of ‘06 and then i started going to college when school started back up again in fall. I ended up graduating and staying out here couch surfing for a lil but now im at a lil spot in queens not to far from the flushing globe.

any specific video project you working on right now? i see you on the streets skating all the time. i know you’ve got something exciting in the works.

Yea i mean im actually just trying to finish up this one part for my homie Evan Walsh’s video which i would prefer to be out no later than the end of spring, got some footage i feel might be getting a lil old but i got some new stuff too so it might be chill. I’m also just out skating everyday trying to work with a few filmers out here in NYC to get some stuff in projects they are working on as well, so imma just be out there tryna grind and see what i can make of it.

nollie front nose   photo: ryan zimmerman

nollie front nose photo: ryan zimmerman

canal street bar ollie      photo: ryan zimmerman

canal street bar ollie photo: ryan zimmerman

who have you been skating with mostly?

I’ve mostly been skating with a bunches of the homies hahaha i try to skate with everyone but mainly the homies Elijah Cole, Evan Walsh, Danny Supa, Tityb0i, Richard Quintero, Joseph Delgado and tons of other homies that are out at all the spots.

you been in cali during the winter months?

Yea I’ve been to Cali on a few separate occasions during the colder months. I didn’t end up going this past winter but the year before i was in LA for 2 months at the homie Buchman’s crib. And then i went to SF 3 times and LA one other time. Both places are amazing and I cant wait until i can go back and skate them especially when its dumb brick out and ur toes are about to fall off and shit.

alphabet city varial heel     photo: ryan zimmerman

alphabet city varial heel photo: ryan zimmerman

who’s been hooking you up? any shout outs?

Right now im fortunate enough to be getting hooked up by Shut Skateboards, UXA, DC Shoes, OJ Wheels, Quintin Co. I’d like to give a shout out to all the homies, my mom, my dad, Jeff Pang, Peter Huynh, Eli Gesner, Rodney Smith, Michael Cohen, Rob Paik, Cranny, and everyone else who has helped me a long the way

Wizard Skull – Suckadelic Collabo Limited Edition Designer Art Toy

28 March 2013, 15.52 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

You may have seen Alexander’s cool zines around NYC. Check out his new designer toy @ the Suck Store today, Thursday March 28th. The opening is at 5:30pm – it’s located at 88 East Broadway – NYC! duh.

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Natural Koncept Russia article – Transworld Skateboarding Mag

02 March 2013, 02.33 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »
ollie over hubba. moskovskaya square. saint petersburg, russia. photo: Max

ollie over hubba. moskovskaya square. saint petersburg, russia. photo: Max

Spent 3 weeks skating Moscow and Saint Petersburg this past summer.  Check out the article on Transworld. Russia kicks ass!

Radio – pop up bar in Miami. Coolest spot on the beach!

29 January 2013, 03.54 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

Flip is the homie. He rips on a skateboard and runs shit in Miami, NYC and beyond. Check out this clip promoting their pop up bar in South Beach starring Kenny Anderson & Danny Fuenzalida. http://www.vimeo.com/58347495

Adrian McElhaney – Guayaki Yerba Mate Tea Commercial

15 January 2013, 00.23 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

45Adrian is featured in the newest commercial from the Guayaki Yerba Mate Tea. It’s a cool 4-minute piece to Dirty Gold’s “California Sunrise” track. Peep it!

Adrian McElhaney Interview

08 January 2013, 05.17 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

Adrian McElhaney has been skating for Natural Koncept since 2006. He’s added so much diversity to the team with his amazing switch pop and overall technical madness! I spoke with him a couple weeks before he moved to NYC.  For more on Adrian check out his part in the last Natural Koncept’s release “Creepin’ for Life.”

Where you living now? How long you been living there?

San Diego. It’s where I was born and raised, been here pretty much all my life.

Tell us a little about the 30 day “Creepin’ for Life” USA premiere tour. What’s it like to be with Dave Davis & Chris Kays on the road.

So much goes on within ONE day with the Natural Koncept crew, let alone THIRTY days! Everyday was an adventure whether we were in the van, skateboarding the streets, or out on the town. The tour was around winter time so we didn’t always have the best weather. I really liked it because SD always has the same sunny weather. This tour was full of snow, rain storms, and a few sunny days. We were fortunate enough to skate all the dope indoor parks that each of the cities we stopped at had to offer. I love Davis and Kays! Two completely different dudes, but they both are awesome. Kays is smooth and more on the quiet side. He’s always down to have a good time and rips every single spot he skates whether it’s transition or street.  Davis on the other hand, has A LOT of energy! He’s the type of guy that within a few minutes after meeting him, you already feel like you’re good friends. He is always saying or doing something funny and likes people around him to have a good time. Not to mention he has an undeniable skill on the skateboard.

frontside pop shuv. bankers hill photo: ryan wagner

frontside pop shuv. bankers hill photo: ryan wagner

Your pro model is poppin’ off in the shops. Congrats on that. That Katch graphic is so sick. “Irish Voodoo”

Thanks a lot! It’s exciting having a pro model board out in the world. I’ve been getting some great feedback about the graphic that Katch created. Katch wanted my input on the graphic. Since I’m half Irish, I told him that I wanted to incorporate my Irish roots. I came up with the idea of having clovers, but I didn’t have any idea of how to use them. Katch thought that it might be too cheesy using clovers. After sending me a few sketches, I knew that it could work and that Katch was on the right track. We were both hyped on the finished product.

switch bs 5-0. el cajon. photo: ryan wagner

switch bs 5-0. el cajon. photo: ryan wagner

Who were some of your biggest influences skateboarding.

When I first began skateboarding, my biggest influences were my brother and my friends that skated. I had a solid crew that I skated with everyday. As I got older, I started paying more attention to the skateboard magazines and videos. I really enjoyed watching guys like Andrew Reynolds, Stefan Janoski, Chad Muska, and many others.

portrait. mission hills. photo: ryan wagner

portrait. mission hills. photo: ryan wagner

What’s a day in the life like in SD?

Lots and lots of good Mexican Food.

crooks. ocean beach. photo: ryan wagner

crooks. ocean beach. photo: ryan wagner

SD has been good to you. You gonna miss the beach? the babes?

SD has been good to me. I love it here. The lifestyle here is pretty good, but it’s time for a change.  As far as babes go, my girlfriend is a super babe so I won’t be missing them. Honestly, I don’t think I’ll miss too much of San Diego besides my friends and family. SD is always the same and isn’t going anywhere. I know I’ll be back someday, but for now I have to move on and see what else is out there.


You are moving to NYC. You hyped? What’s your gameplan on the move?

Yeah, I’m moving out there with my girl. I can’t wait!! I am so hyped! I’ve wanted to live there for years now. My girl and I made a plan and are sticking to it. I’ve been to NYC at least four or five times now. Everytime I’m in the city, I love it. I have some good friends out there too which is a plus. My gameplan is to skate hard and as much as possible. We are moving in the winter so I may not be on the board as much as I would like, but that only lasts for a few months. NYC is amazing for skateboarding!  Other than that, looking forward to sightseeing, visiting new cities like Boston and D.C., networking, and enjoying the city.

NK is doing a Mexico City tour in 2013. You stoked?

That’s going to be such a good trip. I’m really looking forward to it. It’ll be my first time leaving the country with the NK team. I have three really good friends that live in Mexico City. It will be awesome to reconnect with those guys. I went on a Mexico City skate trip with a few friends back in 2010. There are so many skate spots there. NK will be able to get a lot done for the new video.

adrian "irish voodoo" graphic by katch1

adrian "irish voodoo" graphic by katch1

Sponsors. Who’s hookin’ you up?

I’m getting hooked up from Osiris Shoes, IMKING Clothing, Route 44 Skate shop, Pull-In Underwear, Natural Koncept Skateboards, and YOYO Bearings. These companies have been so good to me for years now and I’m very grateful for their support.


Shout outs?

I’d like to give shout outs to all of my family, friends, and girlfriend for their support. It doesn’t go unnoticed and I appreciate you all.  Special thanks to Transworld Skateboarding for their support as well.

fs crooks. san diego. photo: jason hainault

fs crooks. san diego. photo: jason hainault

Patrik Wallner’s Visual Traveling Update – Myanmar

07 January 2013, 19.08 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

Visualtraveling_Myanmar_Screen_Grab_Shot_LOWQ_352P1Patrik & I visited Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China for the first time together on a skate trip for his film Translations back in 2008.  He has been on a terror since than filming, exploring, skating & making epic films documenting his travels travels literally throughout the globe. It’s awesome!

I am inspired by Patrik’s perspective on life.

Check out this powerful clip from Patrik’s recent trip to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Definitely check out his site: Visual Traveling

Dose – Network A. Timbo interview.

29 December 2012, 01.16 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

I was stoked to hook up with Timbo for an interview on Dose.

photo: Blair Alley

photo: Blair Alley