Skate Trip Destination : Ordos City, China

Here is a modern day ghost town I would love to skate, check it :

RIP Jaya Bonderov

Jaya means "victory of the spirit." Never forget

Thank you Jaya for sharing your creativity with us all! My sincerest condolences to his family and friends. thanks to CBI for the images & thrasher/santa cruz for the vids.

Lord Salba

Steve Alba turned 49 years old this past weekend and he celebrated by doing what he does almost everyday... Shred pools!

As a young skaterat, Salba's ad's where taped all over my bedroom walls, he not only had style, but his graphics made the Santa Cruz ads something special to stare at on bad weather days.

Sometime in the mid nineties, I met him on van's warped tour. In those days, dudes like Neil Hendrix and Mike Frazier got all the attention from the screaming teenage skate rats, Salba was quite happy to just skate the vert ramp and go unnoticed, until...
That's until I realized that the dude standing next to me had a small eyeball ear ring. Shocked that Salba was standing right next to me, my mouth opened and blurred out, " hey dude, your Salba!" surprised that  I had recognized him,  he turned towards me, I could barely utter two words and couldn't believe the cool dude from the Santa Cruz ads was extending his hand out to greet me.
 I went home so happy that day, I had met a skateboard legend. He was the oldest dude on the vert ramp and his runs lasted minutes. On one of his marathon runs, a barely teen skate rat turned to me and asked me why this "old guy" was taking such long runs.  All I could reply was " Because he's SALBA, he rips!"

Bones Brigade - An Autobiography

Anybody else hyped on seeing this film? Search for Animal Chin was one of the first skate videos I seen as I begun my days as a skate rat. It was what I imagined a skate movie should be, awesome skateboarding, a plot line and a message. Search for Animal Chin was so influential to us, that we called our skate team -  "Team Chin".  I can vividly remember watching it over and over with my homies almost daily.  If we were going to skate we would put it on to get inspired, if it was a rainy day, we would put it on to get inspired for when it got dry outside, if it was snowing, we would put it on to get inspired as we waited for the warmer weather to roll around.
 It was the only skate video in my house that I would not let anyone borrow, if you wanted to watch it, then you had to watch it at my house! - I still own a the Betamax copy of it.

A documentary about my all time favourite skate movie is something I always thought would be awesome, but I never imagined it would be done, and to be directed by the man responsible for creating the original movie is beyond my wildest skate rat dreams ...
I think I'm going to round up those same homies, who are a lot older now, and have a reunion at the movie theater when this film comes to town.