Thursday, August 25, 2011

He's definitely gettin a box

josh altamont vid from jacob foy on Vimeo.

P.S. I (Matt) am a huge fan of good thumbnail pictures, and this one does not disappoint.  Good work all involved.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

g squad promo 2004

Found this in a pile of old dvds, Jake Weger and the kelly brothers stand out alot.Good memories for sure.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sponsor Me Part 8; Reilly Schlitt's Retroactive Sponsor-me

The following is a video recreation demonstrating what my original sponsor me for 35th Ave looked like. (The original was either eaten by interweb gnomes or rickrolled out of existence.) At the time, I was living in Matt and Josh's basement in Ballard. Now let's have a laugh at my naiveté.

"Peanut mist" - Dave

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Stolen pt. 20: Brock Lein - North by Northwest

  Style, grace and balance perfected.

Stolen pt. 19: Raw Ams - Dave Abair

  I think I have a new favorite skateboarder.

Friday, August 19, 2011

"Biggie Smalls is in hell. I'd rather go where he is." - Kenny Kwan

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Funday 20

  More days of fun in Tacoma, Tillicum, and Kent. Featuring Reilly Schlitt, Austin Fischer, Luke Elliott, Josh Peterson, Jake Knapp, Dave Waite, Josh McLaughlin, Matt Gorman, Cody Sewell, Eric Logan, Charlie Wray, Zebb Bruser, Wes Ellis, Zack Sroka, and myself, Matt Nielsen.

Funday 19 D-Sides

  Random extracts from our day trip to Portland.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Sponsor me part 7 - The king of freestyle Reilly Schlitt

You ever go to A new park and you see A local cruising around and every trick they do you think " What the fuck? What was that?", that was my introduction to Reilly at Mercer Island. He had King of freestyle scrawled on his grip and rock tight trucks and a shit load of wacky maneuvers that blew my mind. Over the next few years I would bump into him periodically and watch him develop into one of the most creative people I'll ever meet. I have A file on my old pc just for his random tricks I would get sent over aim, and I always envied his approach to skating, he saw spots in a much different light and to this day still lives far outside the confines of the box I'm stuck inside.
This was on the same dvd I got with Lukes footage, and both videos will be on repeat for me for a bit, as we may be friends but I will remain a huge fan for life. Hoping I may stumble upon the rose colored glasses they adorned so long ago, and learn to take the road less traveled.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sponsor me part 6 - Luke Elliott

Having skated for a better part of my life I have met a ton of people over the years,some come and go and others stay within the scene and slowly you get to know each other and realize you have way more in common than the average passerby. Enter Luke Elliott, too many innerspace and mercer sessions together, I became A fan easily and looked forward to what he was working on every time we hung out. As his skating was so different from most people that I knew and we always had good talks about skating banks and working onnew no complies but mostly he kept me motivated to film and progress.
I remember hitting Luke up about riding for 35th A while ago but he was skating for Trickwood at the time and one thing Luke will always be is loyal to his friends and family to a fault. And when I got word that they would be closing their doors I realized he would be a free agent and jumped at the chance to ask him to join the family.
This dvd is dated august 19th 2009 and also has A video from Reilly which I will be posting next.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Funday 19

A day and night of fun in Portland.