2013 Recap with Chief Keith

2013 Recap with Chief Keith

Our homie from central CT, Keith Burwood, put together a 2013 recap video and obviously made me an instant fan by calling it ‘Chief Keith’ (#300 #GloGang). Homie has a great mix of some good looking skating and did a great job chopping up the edit and making things look pretty. Check it out and leave a comment with what you thought below – it’s super easy we swear.

Anthony Flis in The Spot V3

Anthony Flis

Anthony Flis is true OG ripper on the east coast. We’ve written about him plenty and he’s been featured in some of the gnarlier film projects taking place out east, including the Skatesgiving series (except for this year’s) and his brainchild, this past summer’s DCDC Tour.

In his new video for Volante Anthony rages his local downhill run, making it look all too easy. Unfortunately he broke his foot the weekend after filming this so they couldn’t get as much footage as they wanted, although it makes for a quick, fast paced, and very entertaining video (props to Blake Smith on the edit). Take a 1:00 to check it out and drop a comment below to let us know what you think.

Ed Garner Yokesgiving Raw Run

Ed Garner Yokesgiving

Wooooo baby Yokesgiving is back again this year and starting it off right is a raw run featuring the man himself, Ed Garner.  Hailing from Maryland Ed keeps it real, shredding for Volante, Rayne, and The Pucks (there might be more but you get the idea) and making a name for himself all over the map. He rages this run while managing to keep it fun and steezy, even throwing a driveway thrash in. Make sure you take note of how sandy that road is already…winter really is here on the east coast. 🙁

Keep an eye out for the first full episode from Yokesgiving 2013 when it drops soon.

Nelson Longboards Stingray KT 36 Review

Stingray KT 36 Review

We’re stoked to finally bring you the Nelson Longboards Stingray KT 36 review! Nelson took their popular Stingray KT39 and shot it with a shrink ray to form the Stingray KT36, a perfect “do-it all” board. With aggressive 3D concave in the front, mild W-concave in back, a wheelbase range from 21”-23”, and a flared nose and 6” kicktail this deck is quite the little shred machine. After riding it for around 2 hours, I immediately fell in love with this decks concave.

The mild W-concave in the back of the deck forms an incredible pocket that eliminates the need for monkey toe. Although I am not usually a fan of 3D wheel wells, I actually enjoyed the natural foot stop these raised wheel wells created and they also came in handy when popping ollies. The large 6” kicktail on this deck makes ollies and freestyle tricks a breeze and the flared nose is also pretty functional once you get used to it.

The 8-ply construction makes this deck a freaking tank (like honestly you can throw this thing around and you don’t need to worry). Just like its larger counterpart, the KT36 is a freeride machine, especially for smaller riders. If you want a deck that you can take from the hills to the park, go checkout Nelson’s Stingray KT36. Check out the video review below to hear more thoughts and see it in action.

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Comet DCDC Tour Part 2

Comet DCDC Tour

I meant to post this update to the Comet DCDC Tour as soon as it came out, but things were busy and it got shoved to the side and forgotten. While I was cleaning out my e-mail box today though, I found the e-mail with the link to the video again and gave it a quick watch. As expected it was straight fire, with Anthony Flis, Brian Peck, Eric Jensen and the rest of the crew shredding hard and having a ton of fun. My only qualm is now I want summer back, and that ain’t happening…guess it’s time to get used to winter.

Peep the second episode and leave a comment below with what you thought.

Eric Fahrenthold Wild Monkey Status

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Check out Wild Monkey Racing team rider Eric Fahrenthold as he shreds a gnarly run down in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Originally from just a hop up the road from Connor in New Jersey (aka ‘The Dirty Jers’), Eric has been going to school down in North Carolina where he’s able to shred some of the gnarliest runs out east.

Wild Monkey Racing is an east coast brand producing some dope speedboards. Check out their Facebook page for more info and learn more about some of their decks.

Image: Screenshot from Vimeo

I Think I’m Bi-Slidual, Dude

Bislidual

We’ve posted Matt Deitch (from AGP Downhill) videos before, so you should be somewhat familiar with him and the fact that he loves to slay some of the tastiest roads on the east coast as part of another day in the life. In this little 18 second clip Matt shows you know that he can swing both ways when it comes to hitting it at an angle, if you know what I mean, making him officially ‘bi-slidual.’

If that was an absolutely terrible joke, feel free to rag on me in the comments.

The Team Mids Pillgrumage

It’s almost like we planned this, cause the planets have aligned, forces of stoke have been felt, and positive vibrations have been received causing both Stretch House Media and Skate The East to come back from the dead AT THE SAME DAMN TIME.

THAT’S RIGHT, WE’RE BACK MOTHA TRUCKAS!

Team Mids Pillgrumage

Peep the newest video out of Stretch House Media, the video child of Eric Roth and one of the official Team Mids video accounts. Team Mids takes New England by storm again and getting cobbled up and shredding some sandy, gnar runs with some clllllassssssssic janky as all hell pavement.

Peep the video below and leave a comment here on the site letting us know how happy you are to see us back in action. Make sure you’re subscribed to our mailing list below so you never miss out on the dank dank as it comes out.

Mike Blackman Killin’ It

Mike Blackman

Our homie Mike Blackman from Connecticut absolutely slays it in his new video, filmed and edited by fellow Connecticut-ian Sam Shield.

Mike destroys our former home hill (which he also wrecked for our Tiger Skate Designs review) with some steezy big slides, shuv-its, and a dank as f*ck soundtrack. It’s only 1:11 long so you’ve got plenty of time to watch it a couple of times before you get back to whatever it is you’ve got to do. You’ll thank me later.

Comet Skateboards DCDC Tour Part 1

Comet Skateboards DCDC TourHellllllll yeah! This is the video I’ve been waiting for since seeing photos and video clips from the homies while they were filming this summer. Some of the Comet Skateboards team linked up with Anthony Flis’ old crew and went to some of the gnarliest skate spots in the mid-Atlantic for the Comet Skateboards DCDC Tour.

The DCDC Tour crew was made up of Comet riders Anthony Flis, Eric Jensen, Jared Henry, Dave Tannaci, Nick Ronzani, Nino Almazon, Brian Peck, Nick Ketner, and Will Seal, so you know things got nice and wild. These guys embrace the ‘skate everything’ mentality to the fullest and rip some gnarly pools and streets to shreds. This is only the first of a multi-part series too, so you can expect to see a lot more gnar like this in the near future.

If you’re living under a rock and aren’t too familiar, the Comet Skateboards crew is one of the raddest in the game, from bossman Jason all the way down to the homies packing boxes, they’re about having a ton of fun skateboarding and leaving the drama at the door – exactly what we love. They’re also based right here on the east coast, in the gnarly hills of Ithaca, NY.

Check out the first part of the DCDC Tour series and leave us a comment below. Don’t forget to subscribe to our mailing list below so you don’t miss out on new posts!