Fall seemed to fly by this year, from a gorgeous summer to these current short grey days. In between the usual routine of bikes and boards I took off to Japan and Bali for a hot minute, to see some new things, soak in some sun and take a few janky film photos.
I won’t stick my nose in to the ongoing Nike-vs-the-small-guy debate in skateboarding, but I do know that a) Grant Taylor rips and b) I’ve always loved Blazers. Oh and I like creative edits featuring Chopin, although I think a bit less slow-mo would have made clip even better. Best pair of SBs yet? Might have to cop to really know.
8mm outtake clips from this fall’s The Fortune Wild film by our friends at Sitka, Arran Jackson’s perspective on Haida Gwaii is beautifully set to a Gregory Alan Isakov tune, take 4 min out of your day to relax and enjoy.
Spanish surf label TWOTHIRDS have recently paired up with Vancouver Island native and photographer Jeremy Koreski for a soon to be released series of photo tees. We are all to familiar with Koreski and his immense talent behind the lens, from the surf and fishing photos to the more recent aerial photography it all captures the West coast outdoors perfectly. Below is the rundown from TWOTHIRDS on the project:
“We celebrated our newest Sentinel Collab together with Canadian Sentinel Jeremy Koreski. Jeremy lives the true outdoor lifestyle, which is reflected in all of his amazing pictures. It has been a true honor to have him here in Barcelona. The Jeremy Koreski Collab Tees are available soon in our online store.”
It hurts to see the Black Friday nonsense firmly entrenched in the Canadian consumer psyche now, but at least there’s a concerted backlash from both individuals and brands who can’t get down. Patagonia’s Worn Wear Stories returns with these three testimonials, more goodness from the company who told you not to buy their products. Also, any excuse for some Keith Malloy shredding is a good one.
What I wanted to post from the skateboarding realm is this new clip from Eli Reed shredding in Tokyo, styles for miles but VHS Mag isn’t being friendly with the embed… then Anti-Hero dropped Destination Unknown out of nowhere featuring gnargly parts from Grant Taylor, Tony Trujillo, Frank Gerwer and a host of others, set to an unfuckitable soundtrack. This is pretty much everything I get stoked on in skating and the phantom pain in my knees while watching is ever-present.