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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.

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’.

Asheville Ganja Patrol Rage ACME Extreme Downhill

If you like seeing people go really fast and make it look far too easy, you’ll like this video below. Tutone Skateboards riders Matthew Deitch and Jack Traynor raged hard at this past weekend’s ACME Extreme Downhill race in Port Jervis, New York. Taking 2nd and 4th places in the Pro Division respectively, the boys from down south showed everyone that they mean business when it comes to going fast.

These two are seriously some of the gnarliest shredders I’ve met in a long time and I’m stoked to see how well this video came out. Keep an eye out for more from the Asheville Ganja Patrol (AGP Downhill) in the future as we can only imagine the steamy edits that’ll be coming out of these guys in the future.

The legendary Team Mids member Kai Salam did the driving in the follow car for this video, channeling his inner NASCAR skills and scaring more than a few spectators in the first crash corner. Check it out and let us know what you think!

Video: Steady Steezin

Check out New York native Josh Moskowitz as he steezes down some curvy neighborhood runs.  We first met Josh a minute ago, when our homies Chris O’Brien and Jake Wade brought him along to a session when he first started skating and it’s been a ton of fun to watch him progress since then. You gotta love the old school fish eye cam, too.

Video: Josh Wright Raw Run in Upstate NY

Josh “Wild” Wright is one of the most fun people I know in addition to being one of the most fearless and gnarly skaters the east has to offer. While in Upstate New York for the I Love Downhill weekend, Josh took a quick detour to another gnarly hill for a fast as f00k freeride session, throwing huuuuuuge standies where most people would have a hand down. Fortunately for us someone had the car mount on hand and was able to get it all on film. Josh does a fine job making it look too easy and makes me fiend for a fast freeride session sometime in the near future.

We’ve written about the Long Island native and Landyachtz rider in the past, so make sure you’re familiar with his back catalogue, too. Leave your thoughts with us here in the comment section below!

Video: Flood Out the Club

It’s been a miserable winter up here in the Northeast. First of all it’s been cold since November, it’s been raining 4 days a week since Thanksgiving, and when it finally looks like we’ll have dry roads and no snow — it snows.

Skate days are few and far between but Team Tangy braved the cold and found one of the rare nice days to take to the Hills of the Hudson to work some of the winter time rust off. Our very own Jake Wade, along with Chris O’Brien and Jeff Hlavatovic shredded the hills of the Hudson in a good display of what makes east coast skaters a different breed, working around the elements and dealing with the hand that’s dealt.

I Love DH 2 — June 21-23

When: June 21-23
Where: Clarence D Lane Road/South Street, Wyndham, NY

The I Love DH event at Windham Mountain in upstate New York is back for 2013! For those who don’t know, I Love DH is a sanctioned race and slide jam organized by Marc Dean and the guys behind Push Culture News, Brian and Travis Davenport. This year they are expanding the event by adding a push race as well. With three full days of closed road access, there will be plenty of time for shreddage.

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The schedule thus looks like this (we’ll get specific times when we can):

Friday June 21st- Push Race and Practice heats, riders dinner in the evening
Saturday June 22nd- Qualifiers and Slide Jam (hosted by Steve Kong) in the evening
Sunday June 23rd- Race

The downhill course will certainly provide for some intense racing with top speeds around 50mph and two crash corners. There are race divisions for all ages and skill levels including Pro, Am, Juniors (1 and 2), Women’s, and street luge. Registration is $212 for your first class and a $25 fee paid at the event for each additional class you choose to race in (if there are too many people on the hill and safety is compromised, the organizers may limit racers to only their first class choice). Both leathers and a full-face helmet are required for anyone wanting to participate in the race (gloves go without saying, as well).

For the dedicated freeriders making the trip, Earthwing Skateboards team rider, and events coordinator, Steve Kong will be taking the reigns on this years jam, making sure it will be as rad as possible. Whatever you are into, this will be one of the best weekends for skateboarding on the east coast, so don’t miss out.

Here’s some video from last years event:

Ithaca Hill Jam – April 27

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When: April 26-28th
Where: Top of Buffalo St. (at Eddy St.) in Ithaca, NY

One of the East Coast’s biggest events is back for 2013! Comet Skateboards is putting on what’s sure to be a rad weekend of skateboarding. In addition to the main event on Saturday the 27th, there will be a fundraiser/bowl session at DIY spot on friday afternoon, and an outlaw race on Sunday. Location on the race will be announced at a later date, however inside sources are telling me this is a pretty burly course at around 45mph with some tight corners. For those who weren’t at the event last year (myself included), this is definitely not one to miss. With the slide jam hill closed off to traffic, the guys at Comet will have plenty of freedom to build gnarly obstacles without any worries about the law interrupting our fun. If ramps aren’t your thing, the slide jam hill is steep enough for everyone to have fun on.

– Jake

Check some of the gnarly videos by Comet and the Skate Invaders of last year’s epic Ithaca Slide Jam.

Video: Nyack Session

The other day a couple o’ homies met up in Nyack, NY to shred some of Schuyler True’s home hills. We skated this steep straight at first, lurked for a little, then hit this fun spot with some pins and some fun features on the side. It was definitely one of better sessions I’ve had in a good minute. This video no where near does the session justice, although it has its fair share of bangers. Shout out to all the bros that made it out and a special shout to Josh Wright for letting me thrash his jank pile of a skateboard for a little and for the dad sponsorship, you da shit.

-Connor