Sunday, July 31, 2011

"Put that on your dickhole and try to piss." - Jake Knapp

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stolen pt. 17: Josh Anderson Theeve Welcome Video

  Despite being hurt forever, he somehow comes out with this ridiculously good part.  Congrats, Josh!

Monday, July 18, 2011

sponsor me part 5 - Matt Nielsen #2

I'm not quite sure why I ended up with this dvd. Maybe I requested to see what footage Matt had stacked or I was just trying to see everything now because I knew a new video had to be way too far away. This footage appears to be split up between Sorry we're open,apples and oranges and Smells like Tacoma with even an early clip or two for Balsamic Villagers. It's dated April 2007. Probably A few unused things but most has seen the light of day.

I always envied his ability to adapt to any spot and his undying devotion to get the clip, even if it meant going back several times and arguing with business owners and other persons of authority. One of the most creative people I have ever met and so thankful to have his influence in my life.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

sponsor me part 4 - Andy Tomich

Andy Tomich was someone I always saw coming by 35th, good talks and a guaranteed 45 minute span of picking out his next board . I would see him at Puyallup and Tyee over the years. He always brought me footage but we didn't hang out much so it took a lot longer to work things out but I always enjoyed his approach to skating.He was like us and searched out the harder to hit spots and wheelied his way around downtown Tacoma every weekend. I remember him dropping this by in march 2008, and it would be an easy choice to add him to the family after viewing his balancing act as documented by the talented Brandon Jensen.
It's been a while since I watched it but most of this ended up in Beware of sasquatch. Got to see him last week, and his skill continues to evolve and amaze me.Always a pleasure.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Stolen pt. 16: Shabazz Palaces live at KEXP

These guys are doing something different.  So sick.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sponsor me part 3 - Andrew Mark Snyder

I realize in the world of blogging I just plain suck at spacing out content as I am too excited to share things as I discover them. Secrets and surprises are not my forte by A long shot. So I lurch forward by needing to share Andys video. The date marked on this one is April 2005, and by the looks of the footage this is compiled from between Magnum Opus and Sorry we're open as well.

This wasn't the dvd that I was handed by Eric in hopes of getting his new found friend on the squad , if my memory serves me correctly Andy dropped this in my lap for hopes of some flow from a shoe company he fancied at that time. I always looked forward to these gracing my desktop, as everyone was so much better than the crew I used to roll with and the spots they skated were fresh and fun looking. I never ventured northward much beyond the confines of Mercer Island skatepark, and shortly after this time I was out every weekend with the dudes discovering A life I was oblivious to.

I also want to make sure people know how instrumental Jake Knapp has been in all our lives. His patience and desire to document his friends in such a creative and unique fashion has benefited us all in many ways we may never have dreamed of. The countless hours,shoe soles and bruised knees,ankles,shins. Stolen cameras and endless miles driven, all us villagers owe this man a huge debit of gratitude for the memories of the best times of our lives he captured in these clips, to be cherished and looked upon well beyond this day. You're the best jake.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sponsor me Part 2 - Matt Nielsen

I'd like to preface this post by saying these are in no order of any kind, I just randomly decided to do this one next, simply because of how stoked I am that it was still hanging out in here 7 years later.
I first met Matt when he, Andy Snyder and Jake Knapp started coming by the shop after meeting Eric on skate perception. I soon realized how many times I had skated Mercer island with him and now we had more than enough reason to talk and hang out whilst at our favorite haunt.

I asked Jake about him riding for 35th and was never informed that he rode for another shop, but that didn't stop him from dropping this gem off. This one is dated January 2005 and is A melting pot of different stages of his skating, but all amazing. Most of this was split up between Magnum Opus and Sorry we're open. I'd like to also note Jakes menu screens have always been really cool, even for a simple clip. It was easy to ask him to be a part of 35th after seeing this, and we quickly became close friends which is the basis for the 35th family today. Enjoy.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sponsor me part 1-Eric Logan

Running a skateboard shop you keep hearing the same questions over and over again, but one that is constantly repeated throughout years is "How can I get sponsored?". When asked this I request documentation of the skills they possess and await the fruits of their labor that best represents what they're about. Slowly but surely I have accumulated a few videos from my friends and they've been collecting dust on a shelf and I felt it necessary to share them with you.
Figured I would start with a banger, Eric's footage is from 2003-2004(date on the dvd is 2004 but correct me if I'm wrong?) and most was seen in Sorry we're open but there are a few unseen gems in there I believe(though I'm sure I'll be told "No Dave, it was all used."),and I am sure this was handed to me in hopes of getting a few boards from a company.Hope you enjoy it as much as I did dusting it off tonight and realizing how much Eric Logan from the streets truly rips.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Japan by Jake Knapp

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Stolen pt. 15: Joey Brezinski - X Games Real Street

  ESPN is killing it right now.  Check out the Real Street videos if you haven't already.  This one should win if you ask me.  French Fred never disappoints.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Send Me Footy pt. 17: "The Events of the Day"

  This video was, as the title states, all filmed in one day.  It features Andy Snyder, Eric Logan, and myself, Matt Nielsen.  Most of it takes place at the old Tacoma ledge spot that Eric and Jake built.  At that point, it had grown to be more than the two ledges in a row, and now had a couple of refrigerator-type objects going off the drop.  Andy took it upon himself to shut down the spot that day by doing a ridiculous number of lines, a few of which got used in Sorry We're Open.  After the ledge spot, we traveled about Tacoma, stopping off at various places.  Eric and I got a couple of tricks at a now defunct (I believe) rooftop bump.  The day ended with Eric front boarding a massive bump to flat bar, which also ended up in Sorry We're Open.  I think he was trying to smith it too when Jake had an uncontrollable urge to shit, and did so in the alley around the corner from the spot.  If I'm remembering this correctly, Eric had to stop trying his trick as a result of being bombarded with Jake's shit smell every time he rode by the alley.  Good good times.

P.S. If you're wondering about the song, it was recorded live at a gathering at a friend's house via Jake's cam, hence all the talking in the background.

Funday 18

  An amalgamation of various fundays, most of which taking place in Issaquah and Seattle, with a bit of Tacoma thrown in the mix. Featuring Chris Lee, Eric Logan, Matt Gorman, Jake Knapp, Josh McLaughlin, Zeb Bruser, Andy Snyder, Dave Waite, and yours truly.  Enjoy!

my nards!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Portland Trip Quote #11: "Beauty and the Yeast." - Eric
Portland Trip Quote #10: "Beast infection." - Cody
Portland Trip Quote #9: "Sulphur Surfer." - Eric
Portland Trip Quote #8: "I'm always down for the count chocula" - Eric

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Portland Trip Quote #7: "Many men have died underestimating the 'c.'" - Zebb
Portland Trip Quote #6: "Kobe bleu balls to the wall." - Chree
Portland Trip Quote #5: "Drunk blind and barely verbal." - Eric
Portland Trip Quote #4: "It smells so scary." - Cody
Portland Trip Quote #3: "You haven't lived until you've throat fucked a gator." - Zebb
Portland Trip Quote #2: "I just picked an eye booger off the center of my forehead." - Eric
Portland Trip Quote #1: "There's a pickled dead guy in the vat." - Eric