Saturday, January 31, 2009

Mind Field

The new Alien Workshop video premiered Thursday night and I was pretty psyched for it. Jammed up to Melrose in LA, where Alien was holding a pre-party on the rooftop of the Burton store. The whole Alien crew was out and everyone was enjoying a couple of beers and Pinks hotdogs before the video. The video was showing at the same theatre Fully Flared premiered at, Royce Hall on UCLA's campus. It's a pretty classy establishment with a no drinks inside policy, ushers enforcing a no photo policy and other classy things like that. It's a great place to watch a real quality vid, which everyone was there for. (Mind Field story continued below)

Mini ramps on the rooftop of the Burton store. A sunset sesh while the DJ provided the sounds

Mikey Taylor and the rest of the Alien fam enjoyin' the eats before the night starts

 A perfect night...sunset atop Melrose

Alien chalk art

Royce Hall, UCLA Campus

And so it begins....had to sneak a photo inside the theatre

Floored by radical. Mind Field's art direction is pretty sick, everything and more you'd expect from an Alien video

So here's what we witnessed: 
The ams literally killed it...Jake Johnson, Grant Taylor and Tyler Bledsoe definitely had everyone talking while walking out the theatre. Wow. 

Arto Sarri got one the heaviest crowd reactions when his name appeared on screen and also took one of the gnarliest slams i've seen in a while right at the beginning of his part. From then on it was straight bangers. 

It's always good to see Steve Berra and Rob Dyrdek putting out parts with everything else they've been doing for skateboarding off the board. They were a little short but they still have it for sure.

Josh Kalis was another highlight putting out a solid part to a dope track.

Mikey Taylor had a lot of good footage and only gets better with time. Such style...

Dylan Rieder has so much talent. The way he throws down his last trick is unreal. I coulda had that one on repeat for hours...

That leaves Anthony Van Engelen and Heath. Words can't even do these two parts justice. Everything just gets gnarlier and gnarlier as the parts go on...and how does it all end? I'll let you wait and see what he gets towed into yourself.

And yes. Heath has last part.


Thursday, January 29, 2009

VIC Team down at Aliso

Paddy Mack



Bill Bryan



Teddy Vlasis



Morgan Just






Pictures I took at Aliso, Jan 16-17 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Melaque, Mexico skimboard contest

Melaque, Mexico skimboard contest



X3M, Victoria Skimboards distributor in Mexico is throwing the annual skimboarding contest in Melaque February 27 - March 1, 2009. If you have not been or seen, the populace of Mexico can hold there own and are getting better every year. This year, Morgan Just and Brandon Rothe will be joining the contestants creating additional hype for the event.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Aliso last weekend

Morgan Just


Aliso was a blast last weekend and a ton of Victoria riders were there. I decided to snap a few shots so here is one for you to see. More pictures coming soon.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Skim Lessons

Today, Christopher along with his friends and Family had their first Skim lesson with me. Everyone (even the parents) tried out skimboarding and had a great time. Watch out as we might have the next Bill Bryan on our hands! Good times had by all.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Chris Splendore on the O'Neill Life Tour


Chris Splendore keeping the skimboarding hype alive on the O'Neill Life Tour. Thanks Chris!

How cute, we match!


The crew is back and looking dapper as always. Pretty soon we will all be wearing matching jump suits - LOOK OUT!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Brandon Rothe Pro Model 2009 is here!


Victoria Skimboards is pleased to announce the release of the Brandon Rothe Pro Model for 2009. Brandon Rothe is one of the most stylish skimboarders to step on a board. Fluid on the wave, technical with his tricks, and possessing an insane knowledge of the water, Brandon is magic. But we are preaching to the choir.

The board is available now so check with your local retailer and get one today!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Cabo San Lucas


A picture of Trigg as drawn by Juan in Squid Roe. What can we say, it looks just like him. An Amazing picture done in about 2 minutes. When in Rome (or Mexico) as they say...................

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Dos Mas

2 more pictures (those ones found on wikipedia during a more beautiful day) for fans of architecture and Cathedrales.
The construction started in 1434 and took more than 400 years.


Front of Cathedrale St Pierre de Nantes




"Nef"

That's it for the culture!!! Hopefully tomorrow temperatures will allow us to skim a little bit and I ll post some pictures ;-)

When it's too cold to skim, in Europe

You can hang out downtown, go bar hoping, take pictures of Castles and Churches, shopping, visit friends...



Chateaux des Ducs de Bretagne (in the Background)


Cath├ędrale St Pierre



Good times...