This right here is the opus. This is the video that put NC videos on the map. This is the video that made NC skateboarding relevant for my friends and I (and probably a bunch of other people). This one is fucking epic. A film by James Tupper (of Post22) and Travis Knapp-Prasek (of SkateNC) featuring parts from Scotty Moore, Jeremy Menard, Ty Rodhe, Brett Abramsky, Jed Shooter, Chad Shooter, Tyler Tufty, Dan Murphy, and the first full length part (that I know of) from Justin Brock. You're gonna wanna watch this one AND the bonus montage.
Top 3 NC Slappies
1. Eddie King
2. Isaac White
3. Timmy Jarman
1. Will Smith (notthemoviestar)
2. Robert Minichan
3. Dennis Coleman
Best Things To Say In Awkward Situations
1. "Yeah, you like that?"
2. "My bad, I didn't know that was yer girlfriend."
3. "No big dale."
Road Trip Partners
1. Mallory Darr (she's a real doll)
2. Austin Burke cause he will go to your local skate park no matter where it is and crack a beer and do a long frontside grind.
3. Kinser Cathey
Skate Spots in Raleigh
1. Mark's Ramp
2. Marsh Creek
3. Flat gap in front of Mecca
1. Cosmic Cantina
2. Mama's house
3. Moonlight Pizza
1. Emmanuel Guzman - Santa Cruz "Out There"
2. Levi Brown - Element "Trio"
3. Any Peter Hewitt part
1. Gotta keep it classic with a good ol 3BR (PBR to those who don't know the way of the L3FT)
2. Always grab a Tecate from the good mart with a lime.
3. Probably a Fosters cause they look like a fat oil can.
Things to do in Raleigh
1. Going and skating downtown is never that bad.
2. Go skip rocks at Falls Lake.
3. Go to Slim's, get drunk, and play pool and run from crazy old ladies trying to take you home.
This isn't exactly old, but if it happened in the past it can still be thrown-back to, correct? This video was and still is extremely hype. Featuring parts from Blake Spencer, Andrew Kolometz, Hunter McNeish, Trevor Biggs, Kyrin McNair, Javaris Williams, Justin Pittman, Ian Isenhour, Jay Pitser, Andrew Bumgarner, Malik Jordan, Ty Brown, John Pankus, Gus Gordon, Kinser Cathey, and Travis Kirkpatrick. Not to mention three friends/family montages. This shit is stacked with Cacka goodies! Enjoy. Video by Drew Adams. Uploaded as a playlist so each part will play separately.
Unfortunately, at the time of writing this, I haven't watched it yet. But it's on the list. And there's a lot of NC guys in it who I know for a fact skate better than me, so I know I will enjoy watching it. Hopefully you do too. Video by Robert Minichan and whoever else sent in clips or pressed the record button on their phone.
It's me. Matt Miller. I write the posts, I pick what goes in the mag, I pick what goes on the site, I babysit the printer in case it wants to jam, I fold, I staple, I run the Insta and the Facebook and the site and the Twitter blah blah. So I forgot to reach out to a "photog" for March, so I'm just going to do it myself since I might as well toot my own god damn horn once in a while. I have that kind of power.
I've been photographing skateboarding since I was old enough to realize it would be cool to photograph skateboarding. Not only has it preserved memories of acid-dropping off my dad's F-150 in the driveway, but it has given me an outlet to show "the rest of the world" that me and my best friends are having a fucking blast. This photo essay is no exception. As I age into my late 20's I skate street a lot less and yards a lot more. The DIY yard scene is strong right now. You don't get busted, you don't have to drive from spot to spot because one dude in the car doesn't want to skate it...man yards are where it's at. Wilmington home-grown DIY is fantastic and the people of Sunset Park (and beyond) are really doing it. Who wants to wait around for the city or the county to build something that's going to be crowded with skooter kids and agro dads? As much as I love to see EVERYONE having a good time, it's nice to have the isolation and privacy that your very own DIY permits. I am lucky to call these people my friends and family that have welcomed me into their world. Here is a look into my first visit to a new place with my good friends.
This came out not too long ago, but we'd just like for you to rewatch it because shit gets lost in the internets.
"About eight years ago some friends and I first discovered the slab of concrete that is now referred to as “foundation”. Between the long brown weeds extruding from cracks in the cement and the hundreds of rusty nails that laid seemingly everywhere, we skated a tipped over filing cabinet, a few pole jams scattered about, and the flat gap. I remember thinking how rad it would be to have something permanent here, an obstacle that wouldn’t rot or be hauled away by people for scrap metal. My dream was to have a nice cinder block ledge and maybe a cement bank or quarter pipe. A few years later the first quarter pipe was poured and since then, the momentum hasn’t stopped.
Without the DIY scene, I don’t know if there would be much of a skate community in Asheville. Skateboarding is illegal downtown, where it is nearly impossible to skate from your car to Push (the skate shop) without getting a ticket. The foundation embodies what I love most about skateboarding, a community of people from various backgrounds who can embrace their differences and all come together for the love of something so insignificant to most, a piece of wood with wheels. Asheville’s popularity has grown rapidly and with it many of Asheville staples are being tossed away to make room for new development. I wanted to make an ode to a place where I have spent countless hours, because it could be gone tomorrow. This DIY community represents a genuine and creative group of people that I feel is being lost in Asheville due to gentrification. I made these photographs of the people involved in this community not only as a way of remembrance but also as a way to show why grassroots projects such as this one must be preserved. This is my family."
- George Etheredge
A bunch of East Coast Carolina boys traveled out to Southern California to visit some more Carolina boys. One of the best trips! Carolina runs deep! Filmed in November of 2013 by Ryan Rullman, Ricky Covach, and Nate Wooldridge.
Featuring Gary Bolos, Wells Shaw, Will Smith, Devan Rice, Alec Chambers, Matt Miller, Ricky Covach, and Weston Sparks.
Video evidence has surfaced that challenges were completed and points were kept, although disregarded. Please review the tapes for yourself. Film/edit by Travis Pulley and Tyler Brady.
Skateboarding from Virginia and surrounding area. Filmed and Edited by Dennis Williford.