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In The Kong, Push Fest & more


If you were at Push Fest, you probably caught the latest short from the Charles Lanceplaine, Jay Meador and Kristian Kvam Hansen of PUSH: “In The Kong”. If you’re one of the random heads who stumbled across this site while surfing the big breaking SERPS waves, then go ahead and give it a watch even if you don’t plan on sticking around these parts.

As mentioned, this past weekend was Push Fest. It was so well done and the turnout was incredible (check the recap from KickerClub). I want to give a strong shout out to the homies at PUSH, as well as Central Studios for hosting a skate event with 700+ in attendance. Also, can’t forget to plug the sponsors: Vans, Beats By Dre, Stance and Ollo Clip.

Patrik Wallner just released his latest for Red Bull: “The Hidden Colony“,  featuring Yoshi Tanenbaum, Vladik Scholz, Thaynan Costa, Brian Dolle and Marius Syvanen skating around Hong Kong. Read the full story over at Red Bull, with beautiful accompanying imagery from Jonathan Mehring.

Chris Bradley shows you how to Fakie 5-0.

Welcome to Hangzhou with Xiao Ji

In non-Asia news, the good homie Ray Kanemoto logged a bunch of footage in 2016. What’s good, Pittsburgh?

Moving further into the mid-west, we have Plair – a video from Cleveland dropping sometime this winter as well as an Augie Johansen part for Uprise Skateshop of Chicago

Completely unrelated to skateboarding, but also more relevant than ever: Petition to change America’s National Anthem to “Dipset Anthem” by Cam’ron and Juelz Santana.

Going down the Cam’ron / Dipset rabbit hole, my buddy Chas is about to cash out. #KillaBart

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PUSHFEST SHANGHAI

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Probably should have included this in yesterday’s update, but I blanked…so now it gets its own post.

The homies at PUSH are throwing “Asia’s First Skateboarding Film Festival” at Central Studios on December 3rd. Not only will there be a mini ramp and a couple video screenings, they also flew out Patrick O’Dell of Epicly Later’d, for a candid conversation about profiling so many of skateboarding’s greats over the years.

Here’s the itinerary:

5:00 PM DOORS OPEN: RAWB DJ SET

6PM SESSION 1: PUSH curated showcase + CHINA premier of Northbound Directed by Jørn Nyseth Ranum

7PM INTERMISSION: Food by EGG. Drinks BY GOOSE ISLAND AND JAMESON. Skate comps and prizes provided by Vans, Beats and Stance.

8PM FINAL SKATE SESSION: GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAYS. China Social Club DJ Set.

8.30PM SESSION 2: Conversation with Patrick O’Dell + episodes of his series Epicly later’d

10 PM EVENT ENDS.

Visit Pushfest.co for some more info and be sure to come out on the 3rd!

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Pollution Season


Yep, it’s here…orange, red and beyond. Grab yourself a good pollution mask ’cause winter’s arrived.

Above is “Good Times, Bad Times” from Cornerstore Bodega. It features Jay Emert, Mike Fagan, Tom Ward III, Cody Backus, Herb Harris, Julius Harpending, John Edinger, Nolan Shewfelt, Keith Brown, Alton Lawson, Andrew Grabowski, Pat Cunningham, Kodi Napolitano, Mike Edinger, Brian Cunningham, Javaris Williams, Brandon Burch, Brandon Burch Jr, Nick Wnorowski, Brett Reif, and Steven Russell.

Three quickies from The Center with Alex Greenberg, Per Asplund and Justen Snyder.

The Sour Skateboards squad released another Sour Files from their escapades here in Shanghai.

Shoutout to Burlington, VT for being America’s First All-Renewable-Energy City.

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Nothing to see here.


Skateboarding is the best. National Geographic and Jess Colquhoun put together this short documentary about Indigo Skate Camp‘s impact on the Zulu villagers in South Africa. This is a must watch, so I’ve embedded it above.

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Another weekend, another quickie from The Center featuring Johnny Tang, Brian Kleiber and Per Asplund.

Tang throwback line 1, throwback line 2.

Here’s a little recap from the Por.No art show at Fly last Friday.

If you’re in Shanghai and ride a scooter or bicycle, lock that shit up and take your battery with you if you can. I witnessed and forcefully prevented two dullards from lifting my week-old electric scooter on Monday. The 4 pound U-Lock was easily removed by the time I got to them, the alarm had been disarmed and the bike was hotwired and ready to ride. Here are some useful tips to prevent scooter theft.

BREXIT – a new one from Quentin Guthrie, featuring: Tristan Rudman, Shaun Witherup, Justin Biddle, Simon Burlo, Will Harmon, Eugene Stewart, Mike Arnold, Julian Kimura, Max Geronzi, Nassim Guammaz, Jarne Verbruggen, Phil Zwijsen, Graham Davies, Mark Rowe, Daniel Gronwall, Pani Paul, Jason Caines, Arthur Derrien, Daniel Clarke, Julio Arnau, Laurence Keefe, Geoff Campbell, Chris Luu, Louie Dodd. Additional filming by Geoff Campbell. Watch 1995 while you’re at it.

The A-Dog Skatepark edits don’t stop. Lay It Down.

Pour up your favorite beverage and full-screen The Antisocial Video.

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70 & Sunny in Shanghai

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In efforts to keep something regularly updated, we’re back at it with both locally-sourced and home-away-from-home content. It was another gorgeous weekend here in Shanghai, so we took advantage of the 70 & sunny weather in early November by occupying (read: getting stuck at) The Center.
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A while back the guys from Sweet Skateboards came out to Shanghai for a while and spent a whole lotta time at the now defunct, Weining Lu. RIP (literally and figuratively) to Weining Lu.

Transworld visited the best skatepark in the world in the best state in the world, Andy A-Dog Williams Skatepark in Burlington, VT with Chris Colbourn, Jordan Maxham, Collin Hale and Anthony Durao.

Hélas just dropped their latest line of gear, the Connection Collection. If you’re in China, cop here. If you’re in the states, visit the online Hélas Store.

Skate Jawn wrote about skating in Seoul (while you’re at it, you should check out the Ryan Gee interview as well). Which immediately reminded me of how much fun we had the last time we took a trip to Seoul. Here’s to planning a visit sooner than later.

Tall Chill Guy aka Yung Bachelor will be returning to Shanghai for a little while – hide your kids, hide your wife. Word is that he’s got an art show in the works too, so stay tuned.

Speaking of which, there’s an art show this Friday at Fly, but no one’s made a flier yet…just know there will be free vodka.

Edit: Flier has been added.

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Summer – Early Autumn 2016 Tri-X Dump & Other Stuff

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Hoarded a lot of film over the summer and fall and finally got some stuff developed. As you can see, we pretty much just chill at Lawson’s and The Center. All photos in this post were taken with a Contax T-2 and Kodak Tri-X 400 film.

A lot of other stuff happened throughout the summer and early fall, so I’m going to do my best to remember and briefly describe the happenings that happened over the last 4ish months. Apologies in advance for the brevity.

Proceeding in reverse chronological order, there was a Halloween miniramp session. A few of us dressed up, a few of us lacked Halloween spirit and decided that dressing up as “the color black” was good enough for All Hallows Eve.

There were also a few Weartested events that happened this summer; the Vans Kyle Walker Pro and the adidas Lucas Puig ADV.  Thanks to Edan for involving the homies and to Vans and adidas for the support.

WISEGUYS – another Official Tissue update featuring some of the usual heads: Richard Specht, Per Asplund, Justen Snyder, Gustav Nyman, Edan Qian, Brian Kleiber, Edward Chang, Michael Fagan, Johnny Tang, Alex Greenberg.

The Dream Lens Empire dropped their 9th installment.

Vans Wish You Were Here Skate Tour, Shanghai Stop –  self-explanatory, and definitely worth the watch.

Speaking of Vans, there was also a 50-50 China-wide shop contest. I’m biased, but the FLY Shanghai edit was probably my favorite one submitted.

In non-China news, we’re big fans of The Meadowlands Promo and can’t wait for the full-length to drop. Shoutout to the motherland, I miss the whole mid-Atlantic region more and more as the holiday season rapidly approaches.

Speaking of the east coast, some of our Vermont friends released this fun montage, appropriately titled: very great time. If you’d like to keep up with the historically slept-on microcosm that is Vermont skateboarding, follow my dude Avery aka Jungle Docs on YouTube and join me in my yearning for concrete transitions.

On the subject of Vermont, our buddy Jack Moore aka Yung Bachelor recently organized a Barrier Bash at the Jersey Barrier DIY spot in Burlington with some support from Converse Cons.

A bit out of order here, but Andy “A-Dog” Williams Day in Vermont was 8/27 and Maven and Friends For A-Dog threw a Supernatural Celebration at the waterfront skate park, now officially named the Andy “A-Dog” Williams Skatepark. A-Dog was a legend and an incredibly talented turntabalist, skateboarder and most of all, the epitomy of generous, positive and caring. We miss you so much, Andy. Please visit the Friends For A-Dog site and get involved. Thanks to Ray Beagle for this year’s A-Dog Day edit.

That’s it for now. I definitely missed/forgot at least half of what happened over the last 4 months, so I’ll do my best to run another update sooner-than-later. Either that or I’ll just keep updating this post since this is a secret website anyway.

Photo dump is below.

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