Events, Uncategorized

Brooklyn Workshop Presents Skate x Shoot and Enduro

The Whistler Longboard Festival Skate x Shoot event has been saved!

Huge thanks to Brooklyn Workshop for presenting and Bustin Boards for backing them. Also have to seriously thank Restless, Paris, Road Rider, Loaded, Switchback and Predator for their support. Without their support and vision, this event was dead for 2014. Continue reading

Design, Events

Flatspot X No Future Orcas Island Adventure

Flatspot Longboard Shop has teamed up with No Future Skateboards to throw a little get together at Orcas Island Skatepark June 30th to July 2nd.

As Mercado puts it in his poster, it’s a 100% no pressure, skating, camping, fishing and drinking. We’ll see!

I threw together a series of insta images for Flatspot to help promote the event:

Design, Events

FlatBack SpotSwitch Go Skate Day Adventure!

Switchback Longboards and Flatspot Longboards are teaming up for a FlatBack SpotSwitch Go Skate Day Adventure! I’ll be ripping around with Mischa from Flatspot and Luke Melo and a rag tag crew in Bussy all day.

We’re meeting at Flatspot in the morning and will be posting spots as we’re headed to them for anyone who wants to meet up.

In celebration of the event, I helped throw together a poster and some images for insta… Continue reading


Bringing Back Whistler Longboard Festival Skate x Shoot

One of my favorite events is the Whistler Longboard Festival and in particular the Skate x Shoot event.

While the core community tends to prefer the DH, the Skate x Shoot puts you out on a rolling, diverse course – the actual Olympic Biathlon track at the Whistler Olympic Park – where you are tested across a variety of riding skills and you get to shoot some guns! Skaters that have come out to the event are from all walks of skateboarding and no one has ever been disappointed, even when it poured rain.

Running an event is not a small task and is not all that cheap. Even for a small an event like this. Unfortunately, the event is in jeopardy because of a shortage of funding and we would all be bummed if it couldn’t happen.

Check out Rayne’s coverage of the 2013 event below and please hit up the Whistler Longboards Facebook page and show your support for the event.


Playing with Gifs – Mischa Chandler at Kensington

Mischa’s fun to take photos with and happy to let me shoot. I wasn’t intending to make gifs when I took these, so I have a few other photos to post, but I’m trying to play with photos not just shoot and edit, so here’s this.

I found two easy tutorials for making gifs in photoshop CS5: Basic Gif and one for adding kind of fade in / fade out effect to “smooth the gif out. I think both have their place, but made one of each of two different photo sets just to compare.

I met Mischa at Flatspot Shop and we headed out to Kensington Skatepark. Mischa took a couple laps of the stairs for me while I stood in the bowl. Here’s the gif no fade effect:


with the fade effect:


Sometimes things don’t go your way, good thing Mischa was wearing a helmet. I didn’t keep shooting when he went down, it was a thud, you get the idea. Fortunately, he’s was all good.

No fade effect:


With fade: