Events, Photos

Skate[Slate]’s Jon Huey in Vancouver with Flatspot

Jon Huey is one of the talented people I get to work with at Skate[Slate]. Jon came up to Vancouver to stay with me and work on the magazine and spent some time at Flatspot Longboards and out in the community while he was here.

I’m personally stoked on this shot he got of me at the Parkade Session we joined in on. Check the article Jon posted on Skate[Slate].com for more photos and his story. Parkades happen weekly in Vancouver and are a staple of our regular community fun here in town. If you want to find out more, it’s open and inviting, but you gotta come find out how to join in person at Flatspot and we can connect you.

A little switch fun at one of my favourite spots. Photo Jon Huey

A little switch fun at one of my favourite spots. Photo Jon Huey

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Kamloops, British Colombia opened the World’s First Longboard Park and I had the pleasure of being there thanks to Switchback Longboards and the #SwitchbackAnimals. I swapped runs with Aidan Lynds to cover the filming and he put together the edit.

Check the original CFB-TV News report here:

Events, Photos, Trips

Portraits from the 2014 Toronto Board Meeting

I have known about the Toronto Board Meeting for years, but always had a reason to be somewhere else. No excuses this year, I packed my bags with Aidan Lynds and we headed out to Toronto.

One of the iconic things in my mind is the black & white photos of Board Meeting over the years, most notably to me are the ones from Jonathan Nuss. Nuss and the Skate Invaders are a large part of my image of the Ontario scene as whole.

I snapped some images for Switchback Longboards while I was there and kept it to Monochrome because it felt right (Album here). Continue reading

Design, Photos, Trips, Videos

GifYoutube App Makes Fail Gifs Too Easy

Strolling the interwebs the other day I stumbled across a fun web app for making gifs from youtube videos –

Simply throw in the youtube video address, move the time scroller to the desired start time and select the duration of the gif. Too easy!!

Here’s the gif:

Les Robertson Griffin Hopkins Aidan Lynds Menlo Slide Jam

One of my favorite moments of the last few years of skate travel was Aidan Lynds, Griffin Hopkins and I all trying to sit in my hammock at the Menlo Slide Jam… and fail.

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DIY Duct Tape Car Mount Canon 7D Follow Runs

I recently picked up a used Canon 7D to up my video and photo game a little. The other day Aidan Lynds and I were heading to Switchback Longboards in Nanaimo and took the a little rip through the Nebraska Wilderness to film a few follow runs.

Aidan Lynds Les Robertson Canon Camera 7D Longboarding Downhill Skateboarding Kia Soul Follow Runs

Rather than session a corner and take photos, we oped to do some car follow runs. I don’t own a mount, so we went with a little DIY, rolled up sweatshirt for cushioning and Duct Taped the camera to the car. We tried it taped on the grill for a few runs and on the hood for a few runs. There were Pro’s and Con’s to both.

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