Size Doesn’t Matter

So I watched this video, and was really stoked what they had to say about skateboarding. It was pretty cool to see a dude rip tranny and park, then rage some hills.

I actually had a similar experience one recent weekend, when I had the honor of getting an invite to go to a super top-secret bowl near the Delaware Water Gap in NJ. My friend Dave brought me and my buddy there, and since Dave has been a regular there almost every saturday since it opened, Allan — the owner of the bowl — was super stoked to see to fresh faces at his monstrosity of a skateboard structure.

We strolled into this joint, walked up the stairs, and nearly dropped a fat log in our pants when we saw the pool was measured at 15 feet in the deep end (with a 4 foot extension) and 8 feet in the “shallow” end. I was super stoked to skate this thing, super scared as well, but when I first laid eyes on it I had already come to terms with the shit eating that was inevitably about to go down.

I walked in, introduced myself to the very welcoming crew that was there and I went up to this dude, by the name of Clinton, who was rocking a dope ass Welcome Skateboards deck (if you love the brand as much as i do, and you see someone riding their decks, a super long conversation about how rad they are will ensue). As I was rambling about how cool his skateboard was and how rad their videos are (watch this one to get good idea of what Welcome is about). He said to me “So Dave told me you Longboard?”, and at that point I thought, “Fuck, I’ve been compromised,” so I smiled, laughed, and reluctantly said, “Yes.”

I expected a laugh or chuckle from this dude with killer style making a 15 foot bowl look like a fucking mini ramp, but instead, Clinton says to me ” I love longboarding! We should skate some hill after this!” Needless to say I was super amped that someone of that “shortboarding” ability was open to doing downhill and not afraid to profess his liking toward it.

P.S. Look forward to a Skate The East edit of this ridiculously burly bowl and the equally burly crew that calls it their stomping grounds.

Kai and Josh Killin’ It

Whats up fellow shredders? Believe it or not I’m back in the video bloggin’ game with a two raw runs of two different NYC area skaters on the same hill.

The first one is Kai Monroe goin’ balls deep skating sketchy fast and clearly killin’ it. Kai is always mad fun to skate with and just as fun to chill with off his board. Kai also loves to party. Check out his raw run down an east coast classic.

The next video is of Josh Moskowitz skating the same hill, but in different fashion. Josh has improved like crazy in the past year and although his skating style is different, you gotta give it up because this kids got style. Although he is skating the hill way different than Kai did, Josh is haulin’ and definitely chillin’.

Video: Evan Krause

This is Evan, hes from North Jersey and he likes to skate. Hes a part of rapidly growing scene in Bergen County, NJ that I’m not too familiar with, but one thing I know for sure is that they love riding skateboards which is rad in my book. This kid kills every road and skates as hard and as fast as the hill will let him. Look out for more from this kid because hes stepping up his shit every day he skates.

-Connor

Video: Mason McNay

Ooooooooooh shit this video is fucking killer. Mason McNay dropping some super fucking dope lines on his Jati techslider. This dude definitely stepped up his shit since the last time I saw him in NYC. Easily one of my new favorite videos. If this doesnt make you wanna go skate, I don’t know what will. I could write more about this video but I’m gonna go shred some hills instead.

-Connor