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Kelly Williams

Heel Bruise Spring Delivery

Heel Bruise just released one of my favorite new apparel collections, and our good friend Richard Mulder has a great vision for the brand. Below are some images from the Spring 2011 look-book, These Days. Photographs by Robbie Jeffers.

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Kevin Jones In Triplicate

23 February 2011, 21.21 | Posted in Photography, Snowboarding, Uncategorized | Comments Off

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For the past several weeks there have been rumors of Kevin Jones stomping smooth triples in the backcountry. KJ sent me an image to confirm it, and now it looks like the cat is out of the bag with the latest advert from Bluebird Wax. Count ‘em kids. If there are three of them in a row, flips can be tricks.

AWAKE: Venture Trucks Team Then & Now

16 February 2011, 21.24 | Posted in Culture, Skateboarding, Uncategorized | 12 comments »

Venture-Trucks-Made-In-USAAWAKE: The Venture Trucks yearbook. Can you name all of the pro skaters that have at one point in their career skated Ventures or even endorsed them as one of their many pros? Lately I have been intrigued with the heritage behind this brand as I have been reminiscing about my early days of religiously skating the V3, and Featherlights or Superlights or whatever they were called. In fact, I have been skating a set of the 5.25 WIDE & HI’s again for the past couple of weeks (with Bones bushings) and I forgot how responsive and light they are. I’m certainly not trying to sign my name to these trucks, but any truck that is Made In The USA in the Ermico Foundry and has a pedigree chart like Venture deserves some attention. Can you imagine if they still has this team? Wowzers. Special thanks to the ad archives at Skately.

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Let’s give it a whirl. Just add any and all Venture names (past and present) to the comments section here, and I will add it to the list below.

Jason Lee
John Cardiel
Danny Falla
Eli Reed
Keenan Milton
Mark Gonzales
JB Gilet
Brian Delatorre
Andrew Brophy
Bobby Puelo
Brandon Westgate
Mike Carroll
Corey Duffel
Stefan Janoski
Stevie Williams
Pat Duffy
Karma Tsocheff
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Time Machine: Mark Gonzales Gaps The Pacific

16 February 2011, 20.02 | Posted in Culture, Skateboarding, Uncategorized | Comments Off

This NSA contest footage of Gonz frontside lofting over the channel during an event in Hawaii always gives me goosebumps. Actually the casual but stoked air that he does after he makes it gives me the goosebumps. Gonzmumps.