East Coast Mac Sighting

For those of you not too familiar, East Coast Mac is the man that’s usually behind the lens when it comes to Team Mids videos. Mac is a humble yet gnarly dude and is a grade A chiller through and through; to top it off he ends up getting some of the most killer shots of fast east coast downhill skateboarding.

Recently Mac hit me up and showed me this video from when the Team Mids boys loaded up the Mids Van and headed down to North Cacka-lacka. Being one that likes to stay behind the camera more than in front of it myself, I was immediately stoked when I watched this video. This is one of the east’s gnarliest hills on the east coast, showing that Mac can definitely hold his own. This time, Jack Traynor and Matt Deitch get behind the lens instead of in front of it to film East Coast Mac as he charges this classic in style.

Watch for his game of peek-a-boo in the second to last right hand corner.

Video: Chris Getting Raw

As we, ever so slowly, emerge from the depths of a dreadful winter, the weather, and roads, are becoming more and more conducive to skating. Chris and I took full advantage, strapped the camera to the car, and pressed record. Chris finally got to put some real wear and tear on his 82a motions, and, as you can see, he definitely digs them. Spring is here, go skate.

Video: Ben D Truckin’

Our boy Ben DeSnyder left warm, always sunny New England for cold and cloudy California, but we won’t hold it against him because he’s reppin’ the east hard and showing suckers what’s really good. Watch as Ben hauls ass on some moist southern California canyon roads, truckin’ hard on his Valhalla prototype. We’re stoked to see Ben doin’ his thing and making some waves.

Video: ASHEVILLE GANJ PATROL

Yeah. This is some pure east coast downhill skateboarding. These dudes fucking kill it, check them out on their Facebook — http://www.facebook.com/AshevilleGanjPatrol?fref=ts
and on their Youtube — http://www.youtube.com/channel/UClkw6Ixfbdw8GvVovVlaL1g?feature=mhee

This video has got some burly fast skating in it and definitely worth the watch. Make sure to watch till the end for some gnarly night bombing down a ridiculously fast road.@1:17 Fuck the police haha!

-Connor

P.S. Go fast and throw a hand down once in a while. Your slow ass stand up slides are lame.

Video: Skatesgiving Hangs Loose

Not only do I think this is my favorite Skatesgiving 2012 video yet — this might be my favorite longboarding video. Our good buddy Brian Peck, Anthony Flis, Matt K, Patt Schep and Ben Dubes keep it super chill on a super fun looking downhill run as well as the Woodward Snake Run. I can’t express how jealous I am because that snake run looks like the most fun thing ever — a new thing on my bucket list without a doubt. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments.

Video: GMR vs. Team Mids

Some of the original Team Mids members packed their skate van up and headed west for the winter to discover what all the hype was about. Ben DeSnyder was already out there doing some covert spy work going to school and scamming runs on the regular and took the reigns on the camera so that Pete Laugh, Stephan Kaiter-Snyder, Tryan George, East Coast Mac , Francis Cooper Darquea and Kai Salam could put in some work and get midsy on GMR. We weren’t keeping score, but it definitely looked like Team Mids won.

Score so far: Team Mids: 1      West Coast: 0

-Mike

Video: Skatesgiving Does Soldiers of Downhill 2012

While record numbers of people flocked to New York City in October for the Broadway Bomb, another set of shredders headed out to Ohio to take place in one of the fastest races in the country, Soldiers of Downhill. The race course is gnarly and makes for some absolutely epic racing. This year the Skatesgiving 2012 crew made Soldiers part of their trip, and I couldn’t be more thankful. The East Coast’s own, Brian Peck, along with McLovin and Gabe took the the camera, displaying some smoooooth steadicam action and great camera angles; as always, Matt K kills the edit. Give it a peep and let us know what you think in the comments.

-Mike

Video: Skatesgiving takes MORDOR

Our good friend and local Connecticut shredder Brian Peck set out with a bunch of other familiar faces such as Anthony Flis, Matt K, and many others, to take on some of the east coast’s gnarliest downhill runs this fall as part of the now annual Skatesgiving road trip. The trip last year yielded some of the best videos of east coast downhill we’ve seen; they stepped it up again this year and didn’t disappoint in the least.

Get ready for a palm-sweaty good time as you watch Brian and crew rip down this absolutely legendary east coast run, known only as Mordor. Then watch it again, and again, and again. We promise, you’ll thank us later.

-Mike

Video: East Coast OG Anthony Flis Gets Down

This video hasn’t been getting nearly the attention it deserves so I felt like I had to share it to make sure I did my part in spreading the word. East Coast OG and Comet Skateboards rider Anthony Flis gets down in upstate New York, taking to some gnarly runs in and around Ithaca and going ball-t0-the-walls fast while managing to maintain a solid and steady steeze. Watch, learn, be amazed. The Wild Boar is uncaged folks.

– Mike