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Creativity runs in the Mull family. I was fortunate to have the pater familias, Pete Mull, for an English teacher in high school, his passion for film put me on the path to where I am today. His sons, Dave, Steve, Tom and Charley have long been doing some of the most unique and interesting work within the skate world.
It makes me so hyped to see so many spots I grew up skating approached in a different way. There aren’t a ton of options for skaters in Vermont, certainly more now than there was a decade ago but it’s still pretty sparse out there. The Mulls and their friends have always made the best of the world around them, resulting in raw and entertaining skating.
I hope this film gets lots of exposure, it’d be well deserved. These guys have a different way of looking at things and I think skateboarding needs that now more than ever. Hell, the world at large needs that now more than ever.
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Tagged Alex Ferrara, arizona, Dave Mull, From The Borders, Full movie, grand canyon, manchester vermont, Nate Benner, roadtrip, skateboarding, steve mull, stratton, vanlife, vermont, Vimeo, winter
I like video games. I’m not ashamed to admit it. I’m 27 years old and I still like to sit down and get lost in a digital adventure. I also like skateboarding, which most people also view as a childish pursuit. I think it’s just as fun as it was when I was a kid and it’s good exercise so it helps even out all the time spent gaming. I was able to combine these two hobbies of mine this past month for my Fiesta Movement mission as the theme for July was gaming. My mission was to play Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD against a professional skater. THPS HD sucks, SKATE 2 is a classic, so I called up my friend Mike and asked him if he wanted to skate, I just didn’t mention we’d be doing it digitally.
August 5, 2013 in Uncategorized
Tagged anti hero skateboards, barbershop, bones wheels, brixton, fiesta movement, fiesta st, ford, ford fiesta, gaming, los angeles, playstation 3, Skate 2, skateboarding, skatepark, Venice Beach, video games
I refuse to go all in on the “hump day” social media but there are quite a few things I’ve come across early this week that I’d like to share. Will the Midweek Breakdown become a regular post? Probably, I’m finding it much easier to condense found content into three weekly posts with updates on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Doesn’t that sound great? Yeah I know it does, now enjoy the Midweek Breakdown and leave some comments, I’d love to know how I’m doing with my new improved format that just came to me while writing this post. As always click the photos for more info.
1.) Get a copy of Big Black Delta’s self titled debut album. Saw them last night and they did not disappoint. It’s hard to define their sound but it’s sorta like Moody Blues, Chromeo, industrial soul with Bono singing. Cool right?
2.) Follow @matthardigree as he drives across the USA in this. You can even suggest places for him to stop or beg him to come take you for a spin. Although if you attempt the latter, you had better have a good reason because the internet will shame you if you don’t.
3.) Got some money burning a hole in your pocket or just fiscally irresponsible? You’re in luck because the Mr.Porter Semi-Annual Sale is going on now. Four Pins has a list of the 22 Best Products they found at what they called “the best online retailer in the world”.
4.) Sure you used to skate, you might even still have a cruiser board or ask to borrow a deck when you see someone with one at the beach and then proceed to try like 50 kickflips before inevitably fucking up said person’s fresh new setup(not bitter, just saying). The point is that it doesn’t matter if you’re still an avid skater, trying to relieve your youth or just trying to impress the ladies, you need to watch the Battle At The Berrics Goofy vs. Regular finals.
5.) Subscribe to the DTM channel on YouTube. Yeah NASCAR can be interesting(for the last 10 laps) but DTM racing is where it’s at. While you’re over there on the YouTube, might as well subscribe to my channel as well.
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Tagged audi, big black delta, BMW, DTM, four pins, jalopnik, matt hardigree, Mercedes Benz, mikemo, mr. porter, music, nice life, our legacy, pj ladd, prod, r8, racing, roadtrip, sale, shane o'neil, skateboarding, summer, the berrics
I love jeans. Over the years I’ve had more than my fare share of them but only in the last 5 did I realize that you really only need one, maybe two. For the last year or so I’ve been running a pair of Levi’s Made & Crafted jeans as my only denim. They’ve aged quite nicely but that’s a different story entirely(and trust me I’ll get to that sooner or later). For some time now I’ve been looking to get a fresh pair of jeans made from quality raw denim and wear them for a month, day in and day out. When I found these jeans buried under some other pants(spring cleaning), I knew it was time. They’ve never been washed, I think I’ve owned them for around two years and wore them five or six times before they went MIA. I’m choosing not to disclose the brand at this time because, well I think it’ll be more interesting that way. I’m Looking forward to seeing how these things hold up against a month of wear and tear. Now, off to put em through the first and possibly most important test a pair can go through, skateboarding.
Kitsch at it's best.
When we awoke Sunday morning it was to a clear blue sky and a crisp breeze coming off the lake, that didn’t last long. By the time we’d gotten ourselves together in order to fetch breakfast it had clouded up and was threatening to rain. Having had our previous attempts to skate thwarted by weather or ridiculous skatepark mandates(full pads at my age that I have to pay to rent? Don’t think so.) we made quick work of a mountain of food at The Skinny Pancake and headed to Burton HQ. For those of you who don’t know, Burton has long had skate facilities for their employees and they’re nice enough to let just about anybody skate so long as your respectful(should go without saying). I used to be fortunate enough to skate the bowl everyday when I lived in Burlington and I jumped back into it with the notion that all the lines would come back to me within a few runs.
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Tagged burlington, burton snowboards, fishing, hunting gear, hurricane irene, orvis, outfitters, ptarmigin, skateboarding, the northshire bookstore, vermont, vt foodbank, vt red cross
The Van Doren Rubber Company Inc has some radical new shoes for you to rock in critical situations! I think that colorway might currently be available. Check Zappos but only after you’ve consulted your local skateshop.
Click above to head on over to Thrasher’s website. Once you’re there you’ll find this video of Tony T, Sean Gutierrez, and Damian Petros. Watch it, I think you’ll find it quite entertaining.
The best of the best from the past year. Skateboarding, you never cease to amaze me.
Vermont Skateboards recently hosted a backyard bbq skate jam at my buddy’s ramp in scenic, sunny, southern Vermont. Local legends Chris Waker, Jimmy Goodwin, Nick Bell and Steve Mull all put down some nice trickery for the crowd while Dan Smith probably drank more beers than anyone whilst still skating. I’m bummed I missed it but lucky for me I’ll be taking a trip back that way next week. The upstart company will be hosting a game of S.K.A.T.E. on Saturday, August 7th at the Dana L. Thompson Memorial Recreation Park in Manchester Center, Vermont. If you’re in the area and wanna participate or just check out what is sure to be an interesting scene you can find more info right here. It’s good to see the skate scene so alive and well these days in the soVT area as it was struggling for many years. Maybe someday the town of Manchester will get it’s head out of it’s ass and build a legit concrete park but I wouldn’t count on that anytime soon.
via The Worble
Boston pride all day long.