Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
...one 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.
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
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!
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
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
Friday, April 17, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
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
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 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!!!