Thursday, April 30, 2009

Lucky break!

I guess my filming career isn't over. I thought that when I blew that footage of Dylan, I was cut. I was about to throw my phone cam in the toilet when my boy Malto calls me up to go film some shit for him. I show up at the spot, everything's going good. I did some pivot fakies to get warmed up, and then when Malto was ready to get down, I finished a quick text, then flipped it to video mode, and we got our footage for the day!

By the way.........

My favorite thing about Tyler Harl is this picture.

Open to suggestions.......

for a new trick to learn?

I knew this day would come..

and I couldn't be happier that it is here. For most of my life, I've known Bart Jones and he's known me. Everyone who knows him knows how insane he is, so I don't even need to mention it. I knew that he'd make his way into the skate industry as soon as the big timers met him and hung around him enough to see how nuts he can be. I'm glad to see my dreams coming true.


.... I got a job as Dylan Messer's personal filmer.

Needless to say, I was fired immediately.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Daily Monkey #337

Daily Monkey: Tyler Harl doing what he does best! Everyone should leave comments on this post, and the subject of the comments should be the answer to this question: What is your favorite thing about Tyler Harl?

Indiana boys..........

All look the same.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Summer before last....

a little boys dream came true.


I miss

see him here.

NAGASAKI episode 3 from genebelanger on Vimeo.

So...... time, I was wrong. And another time..... I accused my friend Wes of poaching a video from me and posting it on his blog. I even went so far as to send him an angry text and call him a 'biter' and other unspeakable things. I'm now ashamed of what I said to him, because Wes called me and very cordially informed me that he in fact filmed the video that I accused him of poaching from me. As soon as he said it, I remembered that he did film it and I was an asshole for saying otherwise. So in honor of my second mistake ever (I can't remember what the first one was, probably starting a lifesucking blog) here is Wes on an average day. He didn't know I was filming this, it was on a day that he decided he wasn't going to skate. But when he saw a lonely board sitting up against the fence, he couldn't resist the potential fun to be had!

Listen to the laugh that you hear after the slam.... that is the only sound that Wes knows how to make. Everyone would be better off if they saw the world through Wes' eyes.

Ran into Vlad today while filming a new 'Daily Monkey.'

And he had a new haircut for summer. Not bad.

Not only did he have a new hairdoo, he also had one of the most appropriate tattoos that I've ever seen. Sometimes people just nail it. I'm happy to say that I am somehow a part of Vlad getting this amazingly fitting tattoo.

Monday, April 27, 2009

I went to Tempe two the other day.........

...and Alex Chalmers was there!!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I filmed this.

A long time ago in California.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


After months of editing, I finally have my Grombie best trick contest post ready! Chris Milic made something out of nothing and turned a normal night at Tempe park into a warzone!

Kryger and Tj hold it down for Illinois.

Evan O Heath Kircharted the rail.

Ted crushes the competition.

No one landed a single trick, but Kryger came close so he won!

What I did all day today............

was catch up on these youtube vids. I saw some of these videos a while ago and forgot about them, then rediscovered them today. Ed Templeton is one of my all time hands down favorite skateboarders and people of all time ever hands down! Therefore Toy Machine and all that goes with it is perfect in everyway. I know this sounds grommy but it's just like old barny's talking about whoever they thought was cool and drooling as they do it. Ed Templeton is my Natas, my Gonz, my etc etc etc.

Anyway, these videos are awesome. There are 21 of them I think and they are just digi cam videos of the Toy Machine team skating and playing around. Ed Templeton makes guest appearances and when he does, it's gold. Enjoy. Or don't.

Monday, April 20, 2009


not really. My phone broke so I have no picture taking equipment so therefore I have no pictures to blog! Looks like I'm back to using words.... boring. We're (Davis and I) are on the 27th floor of the Luxor hotel in beautiful (not at all) Las Vegas, Nevada. The view to the outside isn't all that special, but the view from the inside or the lobby at 27 stories up is amazing. It makes me dizzy everytime I look over the edge. (sorry No pictures)

We skated an unfinished, unopen indoor park last night with some local Vegas legends, such as Daryll and Kevin. They brought us to their indoor park and fed us pizza. Not bad at all. Not much else has happened. I don't like Las Vegas very much.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

bitch please.

I'm heading to Las Vegas tomorrow. I don't know if I'll have internet while I'm away so the blog might slow down for a few days. In the mean time... cut and paste this link and watch the video. For some reason, it wouldn't let me embed it.

Friday, April 17, 2009

If I believed in god....

I'd ask her to keep me young forever.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

matt blevins super post.

I'm posting this post to honor one of my favorite souls, Matt Blevins. I'm not sure what century Matt was supposed to be born in, but it sure as hell wasn't this one. Here are a few images of Matt attempting to make some sense out of his time and place.

Wedgends never die.

If you're going to try to skate the Wedge, and I mean the actual Wedge, you've got to have a motorcycle. Clearing the gap without one would be impossible.

I don't think Cameron really understood what people meant when they told him that.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Woodward West spring camp wrap up!

Sorry for the overload of Woodward west spring camp coverage. This will be the final post. I open with a picture of Tyler Goulden showing support for the Nation, even though he lives in California and has almost no affiliation with Dry Bones. Ryan Reyes is in there also, but he opted for a classic thumbs up to show his support. Behind him in the green shirt is Cody King, a little boy who told me probably 300 times that he could kickflip sex change. Yeah right little buddy!

Clint grinded one thing and then quickly grinded another.

Ryan rode a narrow bridge across a scary channel.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

"Welcome to the Future."

"I don't like it here, let's go back!"

I've seen these things before, but not since I became an avid blogger and amateur investigative journalist. These ordering machines are just one more reason why none of us should have children.

Anyone who thinks things like this are good should read Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut. Oh my goodness, my blog just sunk to a new low... I'm book dropping now. Well I've never read the book myself, but I overheard someone talking about it one day while I was tailgating at a Sun Devil's game.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Outtakes reel!

some outtakes from my past two posts...

Ryan Reyes didn't win the long launch contest as easily as it may have seemed. He got totally acid roached on this first attempt.

EPod made it pretty far, but couldn't quite hang onto it. Poor little guy.

Remember this amazing clip....?

Well we didn't get it on the first try. Here's what happened before we got the good one. I can't actually figure out which on I like better, let me know what you guys think.

Ryan Rail-es

Ryan Reyes told me that he wanted to film some stuff on the rail. I was skeptical, but I was also up for seeing someone get hurt. So, I agreed to film him.

He was being such a baby.......

But Ryan was not to be laughed at. Watch what happens when you doubt Ryan Reyes's rail skills......

You get pwnd!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Woodward West

Today was the last day of Spring Camp. We had a long Jump Contest to see who could launch the farthest! This is Ellis and Ethan doing their best Ryan Reyes impression!

But no matter how hard anyone tried, Ryan was not to be outlaunched on his home court!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

It's something unpredictable, and in the end it's right. I hope you had the time of your life!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Oh no you did not!

This video was never supposed to see the light of day, but the real reason that Pat Franklin left my house and went home was because he crossed Ari and got kicked in the fucking face!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

No homo?

So homo! I learned pivot to fakies on this ramp. More specifically, I learned pivot to fakies at about the same spot as those spray paint cans are. That trick is terrifying to try at first, but we get through it. Anyway, the ramp wasn't sky blue when I learned them though, it was still masonite colored with random graffiti all over it. It was painted blue for Steve Davs's 30th? birthday. Fun times were had. I never carved over the rainbow, which is weak sauce. Especially since Tim was doing kickflip wallrides? over it drunk and Ben was doing switch frontside carves over it. I'm a punk, but at least I learned pivot to fakies and then got famous for them! No homo.