About a year ago I decided I'd lived too long without a cordless nailgun. You see, I'm a do-it-yourselfer. I like to build things. Most of that drive to build, (and now knowledge to do so) comes from all the ramps I've built over the years, starting when I was a kid. The ramps led to doing building stuff around my house and for friends, and well, ultimately to a cordless nailgun. I know, dreamy.
So, to break in the nailgun I promptly built… Continue
Added by BFD Skate on March 31, 2009 at 7:30pm —
I mentioned a cold front coming through the area last night, and come through it did. At first it seemed like it was going to be a mellow night. Then around 9PM, I heard this noise that sounded as if someone were bowling on the floor above me. The sound would come and go. It took me about 15 minutes, but I quickly realized it was thunder I was hearing. I stuck my head out the window, just in time for the downpour. For the better part of an hour, we got hit with heavy rains, intense lightening… Continue
Added by ASA High School Tour on March 31, 2009 at 5:20pm —
Everyone is using Twitter. Everyone
. At first it seems absurd, but once you start following things your interested in it can and will completely change the way you use the internet. It has nearly replaced RSS readers for me, reduced the amount of time I spend going to actual web sites, and drastically reduced the number of emails and text messages I send. What's more, is I've gotten actual paying work out… Continue
Added by BFD on March 31, 2009 at 3:49pm —
Got something to sell? Of course you do.
Craigslist has taken over the world with it's free and easy to use way to unload stuff you don't want, your services, or find the date of your dreams. There's a Craigslist for every major city now, and it has all but eliminated the newspaper classified of old (dork note: Newspapers going out of business is less tied to circulation and advertising loss than to the tremendous loss of revenue from… Continue
Added by BFD on March 30, 2009 at 8:48pm —
Week # 1 of the tour is in the books, and week # 2 brings us to northeast Texas to the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. The athletes this week are almost the same as last week. The BMX riders are Jay Eggleston, Koji Kraft, and Trevor Meyer. Marc Englehart is the inline skater again this week and we swapped out Jay Stevason for Anthony Furlong. We had been plagued by bad weather all last week. Once we rolled into Dallas, it was cold and windy, but the forecast was looking a lot better for the… Continue
Added by ASA High School Tour on March 30, 2009 at 5:54pm —
The Body Varial, or Draino as it's known when done by John Parker on vert, has been a "Holy Grail trick" for many years. Parker tried it for 13 years before finally landing it on vert
in 2006. Back in the 90s a guy named Jeff Harris from Texas tried them over box jumps. Later, Jody Donelly tried them as well. But if someone had in fact landed one, it hadn't been documented. FMX rider Chuck Carothers has landed his version several… Continue
Added by BFD BMX on March 29, 2009 at 10:30pm —
If you guessed that I was going to start this blog post off, by talking about the weather, then you are absolutely correct. Yesterday when we left Magnolia High School, it was a light drizzle. By the time we got a few miles down the road, it was a complete downpour. It was no fun to drive in, and even less fun for Tyler and Armand, who broke down the ramp in the pouring rain. The weather report was that more storms were to run through the area all night Thursday, with some severe weather. It… Continue
Added by ASA High School Tour on March 28, 2009 at 11:15am —
Warning, Explicit Lyrics. Seriously. Pro Skateboarder Jereme Rogers and Detroit bust out on "Pre Season Mix Tape." What do you think? Stay on a skateboard, or keep doing his thing? Listen to the whole album below if you like.…
Added by BFD Skate on March 27, 2009 at 12:30am —
Ahhhhh yes, another day of rainy weather. That's the perils of being in Texas in the spring, you never know what the weather is going to be like. Last night this crazy band of storms blew through the area, with heavy rain, and some intense lightening. It was quite the show. Apparently the county to the north of us, got it a lot worse than our area did, and that coincidentally was where today's show was.
Magnolia High School is located in Magnolia Texas, about 40 miles or so north of… Continue
Added by ASA High School Tour on March 26, 2009 at 9:40pm —
Can't convince your parents to let you build a ramp in the backyard? Understandable. Who wants an ugly plywood monstrosity taking away from their green grass and garden (note: you do)? Well, Archivirus Architecture and Design has a solution for you: Skateable obstacles designed into the homes architecture. Aesthetic and functional, right?
The companies "Ramp House" came about in response to the client’s request for a “skatable… Continue
Added by BFD Skate on March 26, 2009 at 12:00pm —
It's that time of year again. Winter has come and gone, spring is now officially here, and that means it is time to kick off another high school tour. It seems like yesterday that it was Superbowl time and we were just planning the tour. Now it's late March, and today was the official kickoff of the tour.
This particular tour lasts 6 weeks. We go from Texas to Tennessee, then Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Throw in 3 weeks worth of competitions into that event schedule, and… Continue
Added by ASA High School Tour on March 25, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Wallenberg. You've likely seen the infamous San Francisco gap in Gonz's part in "Video Days." If not, maybe you remember the 2004 "High Noon at the Big Four" event Thrasher put on... The Big Four drew names like Andrew Reynolds, Frank Gerwer, Chris Cole, Darell Stanton, and more to throw down big tricks for cash. An epic event that captured what skateboarding is all about. Well, Wallenberg is back for 2009. May 30th 2009 to be exact. Thrasher
, along… Continue
Added by BFD on March 25, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Weather got the best of us again today. The front they were predicting last night, moved through the area and brought plenty of rain with it. That was not a good sign for the crew when they arrived at Klein Oak High School this morning.
Once on campus, they scoped out the area and the weather, and decided to go with our backup plan show. As mentioned in a previous post, our motto is that the show must go on, so we are prepared for anything when the weather turns bad. This particular… Continue
Added by ASA High School Tour on March 25, 2009 at 5:23pm —
It has been over a year since BMX rider and event judge Mike Vincent was hit by a car in Los Angeles. Mike's accident resulted in severe head injuries, and since then he hasn't had his sight. Numerous surgeries and doctors opinions still have left Mike unable to see, but undetermined he's headed to China.
Chinese doctors have a number of neurological procedures not used in the US, and Mike and his family are hoping that China will be the answer to get his sight back. The Chinese procedure… Continue
Added by BFD on March 25, 2009 at 9:30am —
We had dodged a serious bullet with the weather yesterday, and today wasn't looking much better. A decent sized front had moved through the area overnight, and it was looking like it might rain on our parade, literally.
Today's school was Chester W. Nimitz High School in northwest Houston. This was a large campus located just to the north of Houston's Intercontinental Airport. The original plan was to have 2 shows throughout the afternoon. After the crew met with the staff this… Continue
Added by ASA High School Tour on March 24, 2009 at 9:41pm —
This weekend, over 200 BMX legends and family from around the globe gathered from around the globe at Woodward West
for a reunion of the Old School.
The reunion brought together a heap of legends from Eddie Fiola, Ron Wilkerson, Lee Reynolds, Hugo Gonzalez, Dennis McCoy, Mike Dominguez and Marty Schlesinger to more current shredders like Simon Tabron and Kevin Robinson. Even Bob Haro was there, the… Continue
Added by BFD BMX on March 22, 2009 at 10:30pm —
In case you missed the live HD coverage all over the internet today, Greg Lutzka won the Tampa Pro yet again. Below are the Pro Street and Best Trick Results. For more info you can hit up the Skatepark of Tampa Website.
Tampa Pro Street Results
1. Greg Lutzka
2. Paul Rodriguez
3. Chaz Ortiz
4. Jani Laitiala
5. Kyle Berard
6. Keegan Sauder
7. Peter Ramondetta
8. Dennis… Continue
Added by BFD Skate on March 22, 2009 at 4:10pm —
If you've ever seen (and really, who hasn't) the BMX cult classic film RAD, there's a moment at Hell Track where a then Hutch Rider with a broken leg says "Cru, Can you sign my cast?"
That rider is Rick Moliterno, and since has become nothing short of a legend in… Continue
Added by BFD BMX on March 19, 2009 at 12:00pm —
There are some things National Geographic does quite well, and others they should probably leave to, well, experts.
Regardless in its "Ten Best of Everything Families" book it lists its picks for top ten skateparks around the country.
Now, I have been to all of these with the exception of Ranney Park in Michigan, in addition to a crapload of other parks around the country, and all I can say is, huh?
While these are truly fun, kick-ass parks I can't believe there… Continue
Added by BFD Skate on March 18, 2009 at 10:30am —
The 13th annual Tampa Pro is going down this weekend, and if you're anywhere within driving distance you darn well better be there (and by driving distance we mean continental US). Tampa Pro has evolved into the most respected skateboard contest each year, and its home, the Skatepark of Tampa has put Tampa on the world map for skateboarding. No contest is more anticipated by skateboarders each year. The friendly skatepark environment and good times make Tampa Pro a must attend… Continue
Added by BFD Skate on March 17, 2009 at 11:00am —