As some of you may know… Portland, and the Northwest in general is notorious for having terrible weather and its about that time of year again when it just starts dumping rain! Magically, however, we had one day of blue bird skies… so Alex Tongue, Robin McGuirk, and myself went out to get some photos and take advantage of this gift from the Heavens. Peep the shots.
Alex Tongue at Switchbacks with Robin McGuirk close behind
Robin McGuirk with Alex trailing
Mid-Run Bro down
Robin McGuirk taking a gnarly corner from a gnarly hill
Alex taking that same gnarly corner
PDX from our spot
This is just random Happy valley stuff…
Alex Tongue Driveway slash
Robin McGuirk Driveway slash
Boneless into sheisty, slippery, mossy bank.
Sure enough, the rain picked back up where it left off… so I hit up my buddy Zach Boston out in Gresham to check out a garage he knows. It was kind of wet so we ended up seshing the most dry spot. I saw a million and ten people walking through but not one person got mad and told us to take off. It was actually pretty sick. Mellow and chill and we got to do whatever we wanted. I would like to skate the whole thing when its dry. Here are some shots!
Zach Boston… I was screwing around with my flashes for fun lol
So… over the years there has been rumors around that we dont skate or blah blah blah… and it actually baffles me someone thought that rumor up… and also that people would believe that. I think what happened is that we were too busy out doing stuff on our boards, in new places, and trying new things that… we just didnt really get caught up in any of it. BUT I have been collecting photos of our staff here… and guess what they are doing??? WHOA! they are skateboarding… and… shredding all types of stuff. Like… everything!
Im going to get more pics later out on Dans Mini ramp too! Turns out Dan kills mini ramps and also has no problem going as fast as possible down hills. More pics are coming soon!!!! And wait til snow season… the pictures are going to be EPIC! lol
Heres a clip of some of the shots on a facebook page we got up now! Give it a look, there is plenty of stuff in here to stoke you out!
Whoa bros… sorry for neglecting the updates the past few days.
But we’ve got some treats for you. First off here is a link to a Landyachtz Loco update video sent to me by the wonderful Katie Neilson! http://www.vimeo.com/29984700 Those LY cats are a whacky bunch. And they drink beer… thats my kinda crew. Looks like they are California Bound! Breakdown predictions anyone? lol
Heres some photos I got before the rain came of my buddy ripping around on a little Zip Zinger. The other deck is the board I made a while back with some Abec 11 Retro Bertz on it! Those things are siiiiiick.
As it turns out, Katie Neilson is quite possibly the coolest chick in the world. Lets examine the situation going on here.
You all have heard of Robin Hood right? Katie kind of does the same stuff he did, but up in Kanad-E-Uh or however that country’s name is spelled. Kyle Martin is behind her, he is like Katie’s Little John, YEEEAAAAH. In her home country Katie steals from the rich and gives to the poor, much like Robin Hood. But in a country that hasnt quite discovered cars yet, a good getaway is often rather difficult. I think this is the main reason why longboards are so popular up in Kanad-E-Uh. It could be due to all the sick hills there but that just doesnt make as much sense to me.
In this photo, as Katie describes, she robbed some movie star, slapped her in the face, ate a burrito, and then hit up a snake run as her and Kyle’s getaway route. (BY THE WAY KATIE, next time i am up there I want to go to this run- BAD!) Halfway down the run there was a donkey in the way… an effin donkey. Which is the most common type of transport in Kanad-E-Uh but still… a donkey on a snake run… not kosher. Did the number one womens skater in the world let that stop her? Hells no. She handled it like the number one skater in the world… cause, she may as well be the best downhill skater in the world. Our sources confirm that when Skatie Katie was in close enough proximity to the Donkey she straight up pulled a coleman and with her spare hand she threw a fireball at the donkey. Of course the donkey died and now she is facing animal abuse charges but none the less she hooked some broke dudes up with a rich movie stars money. She helped a lost soul out there… and we love Katie for that. If she ever needs to find refuge here in the states we will be glad to help her. That is… if america isnt Mexi-China by then.
Katie, your bravery is noted and if I were the Queen of England, I would Knight you.
So Alex Tongue grew up in Happy Valley, aka… the gnarly hill area of Portland… I pretty much blew it at all the spots he took me to. Granted I really am better at photos than I am at crazy skinny steep pathways that are all crazy types of concrete or concrete that switches halfway down. But Alex being Alex, he had no problem tearing these little spots up. Check out the pics!
SOOOO FINALLY Alex And Robin are back in town and were able to do 30 minute ultra quick photoshoot for the new rocky bomber. Expect more in the future! We had a 30 minute period to work with today and got a couple good ones! Check the Eastside Longboards Rocky Bomber out online here!
So hey there everyone! Myself (Spencer) and Silas Morgan went out to get some pics today. I wanted to get some photos for the skateslate skate everything photo contest. Since I’ve got a background in street skating I figured I would do some tricks I already knew I could do. I still have a bunch more I want to try BUT we just didnt have a ton of time. But while we were at it Silas showed me a cool spot by our work. Its pretty steep, two corners back to back, and the asphalt is really really bumpy and bad. So its fun but its also really sketchy. Anyways, we started off with me shooting some shots of Silas and then we switched it up to some shots of me. I saved the best ones for the photo contest though and I will be entering those in the skate slate contest! Hope you guys like them! :D
AS you can see Skatie Katie is bum rushing everything world cup wise. She is crushing all the races and reppin the shizz out of daddies board shop! Could we be more stoked… NOPE! SHE IS THE BEST!
TEAM RIDER: Robin McGuirk!
Here is Robin who was just out at the Mt. Tabor Downhill race. He took first in slalom and 6th in downhill! The Adrenalina Push Race is next on his list of what to dominate! Go ROBIN! We are rooting for you?