Friday, April 29, 2011

Skateboarding is all about Nostalgia.

This post isn't hyping the latest review or promoting any new products. You might consider it filler material until the next review but this is too close to heart to be considered that. It's about promoting something that most skateboarders do every so often, reminisce.

Above is the link to the first skate video I was ever given. I think I was in 5th or 6th grade. My friend didn't skateboard but had a cousin that did and he foolishly left this 411vm issue 23 at his house. THANK YOU. My friend asked me if I wanted it and the next day I received a wrinkled 411vm box, with the tape inside. THANK YOU AGAIN. I don't know whether this moment created the monster I am today (btw I mean monster in the "I'm pathetically addicted to skateboarding." kinda way) but I can definitely say that it broadened my thoughts about skating then. I'm not going to go to in detail about it but the other day I felt an urge to find this video after years of not seeing it. The internet can solve everything nowadays and since finding this link, I've been showing all my friends and most of them have never seen this one. I think this might've been one that slipped through the cracks for some people. I would love to say that I have the box and vhs still with me today, but knowing my mom, she probably threw it out a long time ago when I moved out. Love you still ma, but that was dirty. Happy Mother's Day...I guess.

"Remember back in the day? Man, them days is over."

 If I changed the settings below correctly, you can go ahead and post the first skate video you ever saw in our comment box below. Thanks.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Game Changers VS Remind insoles

I didn't purposely put this review up after 4/20, but I guess in retrospect it was a good idea. For those recovering from those forgetful activities, you'll have all the time in the world to read this review without forgetting it within the next hour.

During the month of skating these insoles, I found that reviewing this topic was going to be completely challenging. It's a different world than reviewing shoes; with shoes it's always been more cosmetic and you yourself can judge visually how the shoe performed to your standards. This review is going to be strictly from my point of view. I actually accept this challenge willingly after going through countless injuries within this past year. I've been looking for a solution or at least a prolonged fix until the day we all have universal healthcare. While reviewing these insoles, I generated a list of things to do in order to test the protection and promise these companies make with each of it's sales.

Disclaimer: I bought all of these insoles myself so I am not favoring either company and I don't want to hear anything about me working for whichever company I favor at the end of this review. I only mention this because it's happened to a fellow blogger who has his own review on this topic, be sure to check it out: SO TRILL

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Week with the Westgate

There is no way I could possibly promote the Westgates as well as the man himself. He's released the craziest footage as of yet, surpassing everyone's expectations since his Birdhouse days and he continues to shock all of us with his uncanny ability to do some of the scariest tricks in recent memory.

So why am I testing a shoe that will probably sell no matter what? It all started because of the speculation of how his shoe resembles a Half Cab, and be that as it may I felt the need to test this shoe and see if it could leave its legendary stamp for Emerica, as the Half Cab has for Vans. Originally I wanted to compare both of the shoes but the idea of skating and testing both of them meant pushing my deadline even further back. Here is your "Week with the Westgate" review, finally.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Quarter Snacks + Rob Pluhowski video = This Post.

First and foremost, I do not want to take credit for this post or for finding this video. The one and only Quarter Snacks Clan found this gem on Rob Pluhowski's youtube account and posted it for our viewing pleasure.

Thank you.

When the Habitat "Origin" video dropped this past year, I was excited to know that I would be seeing footage of some of my favorite up and coming rippers. In hindsight I could care less in the light of knowing that the video would have some archived footage of Habitat OG's..

No, I am not just saying this to make this post anymore relevant but the first name that echoed in my mind and later out of my mouth was Rob Pluhowski. My hopes of seeing unreleased footage of Rob P. were low but I remained optimistic. I don't know what ever drew me to his skating early on, all I know is that I was introduced to his skating through "Mosaic" and remembered the big splash (pun intended) and impression his skating made on mine.

So my hopes of seeing unseen Rob P. footage in Origin were unsuccessful or "Failed" at the KCDC premiere but I've learn with skateboarding to remain patient. Enjoy.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

More ramblings and a potential insole review.

When I'm not stuck choosing between Party Mix and Cool Ranch, I occasionally do reviews. But on a serious note, I really have been dreading these small notifications of what's to come. I really, desperately want to put out this "Week with the Westgate" review, but it's raining today. So...again, here is another notification of whats to come.

How does that line go? "They say good things come to those who wait, so I'mma be at least an hour late" I guess this site is more or less like that. I can't believe I fucking quoted Kanye West, I want to kick my own ass so bad right now for not fixing my car radio. I've been overly exposed to HOT 97 but whatever.

This topic hasn't been completely beaten to death yet so we're going to take a couple of more swings at it while it's still kicking. Skateboarding is a completely crazy sport, whoever thought of putting wheels on a 2x4 must have been crazy. This "sport" (lame) has given me countless back problems, a broken foot, multiple fractured wrists,  a concussion and a newly developed knee problem, so who better to test REMIND insoles VS GAMECHANGERS insoles. 

I've spoken to my friends about this new insole "trend" and surprisingly none of them have heard of it. Maybe I don't have enough friends. There have been testimonials about how both of these insoles have changed peoples lives but I know we aren't that naive. I'm seriously hurt and I've had back problems since an early age so if either of these insoles are proven to change my skating or even soften the blow of an injury, I'll let you know. By no means do I expect either of these insoles to cure my pains but I'll keep you posted. They'll be featured in the C1RCA Gallant review towards the end of the month.