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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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