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Eastern European Extravaganza – part 1 – Russia

09 April 2014, 03.27 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

Milkmade is featuring the 5-week tour I took through Eastern Europe last summer. Stoked! Click here for the Russia segment, which is part 1 of 6.

Emerica's "Wild in the Streets" Moscow 2013

Emerica's "Wild in the Streets" Moscow 2013

IPOD article on The Standard Culture

24 March 2014, 06.27 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

Iouri Podladtchikov flew back to the big apple  for a few days to kick it with the MILK crew, shoot some photos and skate the city after winning the Gold Medal in Sochi. Casey Kelbaugh tagged along to wrote this article on the champ for The Standard Culture.

IPOD hittin' the tranny at MILK

IPOD hittin' the tranny at MILK

Brandon “Boner” Bonner Interview

08 October 2013, 01.08 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

On his license, a medical marijuana card or even a police report his name would appear as Brandon Bonner. The skateboard industry knows him as Boner and he’s been shredding every handrail, gap, ledge and transition from Fredericksburg to Denver to Las Vegas to Los Angeles to Mexico City with passion that Lizard King would back, no doubt.

What’s the best thing about living in Fredericksburg?

I would say that the best part about living in the town of Fredericksburg is that you have a lot of adventuring to do there are a lot of ins and outs about this joint

You just had your truck painted. What color did you go with?

I had my old whip painted Matt black all stealthy like n shit bumping them splines all day

Backside smith grind in Fredericksburg, VA.  Photo: Justin Reiff

Backside smith grind in Fredericksburg, VA. Photo: Justin Reiff

Take us through a typical day in your life.

A typical day in my life I will wake up next to my lovely girlfriend head on up and eat mad cookies to get the blood pumping then its off to get my skate on find some wild shit to get into

Who are your favorite rappers?

Juicy j nwa wu-tang clan fo sho


Natty Kon filming mission in Miami. Boner throws a pivot fakie in the deep end. Photo: Matt Roy

Natty Kon filming mission in Miami. Boner throws a pivot fakie in the deep end. Photo: Matt Roy

Who you skatin’ with mostly?

I skate with my homie Patrick Brastrom and just get down with all the homies at the skate park till the sun goes down

boner has mad steez.

boner has mad steez.


How was Mexico City? Was that your first time out of the country?

The Mexico tour with natural koncepts was an amazing experience I was very great full to see all the beautiful spots that the locals had to offer to us such amazing kids out there just ripping there hearts out! Gotta love it!

Fearless feeble grind in Fredericksburg.  Photo: Justin Reiff

Fearless feeble grind in Fredericksburg. Photo: Justin Reiff

Backlippin' for Boner is as easy as rollin' a blunt.  Photo: Justin Reiff

Penguin Pat gets down low for the footy while Boner stays high on the back lip. Photo: Justin Reiff

We were able to skate Miami together on a filming mission last December. Tell us about the trip.The backyard pool, etc. That was so rad skating with Danny, Paul & Koki.

The Mia get away was amazing just to get away from the nasty winter that the good old town had coming for us and just meeting amazingly talented skateboarders from all around the world and to have them be as stoked  to shred with them was sick deffenitly got a lot of homies I met up with there. And the gnarly outdoor hotel pool we got to shred was so dope we deffenitly seabed the hell out of that thing!

Tell us about Magic Bullet. It’s definitely one of the corest shops in the entire east coast.

Magic bullet is a really good locally provided shop that will for sure still be selling boards to the community for many more years to come witch in fact this last month was there 11 year anniversary so shot outs to mark Eyestone for keeping it real all these years!!

Backside flip.  Photo: Tim Snyder

After catching this backside flip I'm guessing Boner rolled up to Five Guys for a cheeseburger. Photo: Tim Snyder

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Natty Kon tour late night frontside 180 in the middle of Missouri. Photo: CMART

That Canadian Embassy ollie hit national news. How was that having the network drive from DC to Fredericksburg to interview you?

The interview at the local skate park that hit international was a little rediculous but very well out together everyone that was at brooks deffenitly seemed a little taken by it haha but very professional !

The NK video is dropping Spring 2014. I’ve seen your footage from a few of the last tours. How are you feeling about this part? You’re first NK part was off the hook!

I feel like my skills and diversity of my tricks might have changed a bit but I hope that I’m still bringing the pain enough to keep the Viewers as hyped as I will be about it!!

The first person in history to ollie the Canadian Embassy 21.. Congrats Boner.  Photo: Justin Reiff

The first person in history to ollie the Canadian Embassy 21.. Congrats Boner. Photo: Justin Reiff

Mexico City Melon grab.   Photo: CMART

Mexico City Melon grab. Photo: CMART

Adrian McElhaney National Commercial steeze

31 July 2013, 23.40 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

Natural Koncept’s Adrian McElhaney tossed a switch fs varial heel, took a swig of the  989 OnDemand Drink and got proper $ for this nationally televised commercial. Since his move to NYC Adrian is getting booked on the regs. What can I say? The Mack Daddy gots mad style. Hell yeah bro! Get it!

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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

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!

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

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

JZ interview with MILK Studios

04 July 2012, 02.19 | Posted in Skateboarding | No comments »

jz cops

MILK brought me in for an interview about NK’s 3rd film release
“Creepin’ for Life.”