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What’s Hannenin?

For archival intents and purposes, it’s still early fall here in Shanghai. While the weather might tell you differently, the unfortunate reality is that I’ve missed an entire season-and-a-half of updates here. A secret internet time capsule is no good if you can’t even bury things during the same season they happened.  So, here we go.

Johnny went to Toronto for two months this summer and put together a recap video as seen above, featuring some bass fishing and skating at Ashbridge Skatepark as well as the newly opened Skate Loft 2.0.

Vans came through Shanghai in September for the Vans Park Series. They built an absolutely incredible bowl, only to tear it down the day the contest ended. I get that building something permanent is a whole different beast, especially when dealing with the local government, but some transition like this would have done wonders for the local skaters here.  Maybe next time they can put that VF guanxi to work…No hate though, we still have SMP 😉

The kids are alright. Always happy to see The Woo© alive and well.

Now for some hyperlinks:

Insta-edit of the year

“It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward”

CHAR

Holy fuck, boys.

Vans APAC Transit Series: Shaolin Shadows

Phat House in Shanghai

 

 

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Lawson’s Season


It’s been quiet around here, and no, I can’t blame lack of time for the lack of updates…I’ve been straight-up lazy. Despite achieving what we often refer to as “millionaire status” in regards to days off and lack of obligations (read: unemployed) over the last few months, I’ve slipped. I’m one of those people who gets more done with less time; it’s a blessing and a curse. So hit me with a few months off and you can almost guarantee that it’ll result in countless days spent at The Center® with hardly an iPhone clip to show for it.

Anyway, for all two of you that know about this site here’s what’s been going on. First and foremost, I’ll direct you to the embedded video above titled “bvt raw” from my dude Avery. Fullscreen, grab your favorite beverage, skin-up or whatever…you know what to do. Nearly 20 minutes of raw footage from Burlington, VT and Montreal. Dais. Honorable mention: Ray’s iPhone Dump.

Jay Meador & Justen Snyder in “Dueling Spothunters” from a few months back. If you couldn’t tell, timeliness is not of the essence around here. I think skatehere.com posted this they day it was uploaded or something…4 months ago.

HuiFeng skating Shenzhen via Vice.

In honor of the cherry blossoms blossoming here in Shanghai, I’d like to plug “Sakura Zine“, a video and photo collaborative effort from Cole Giordano, Mike Sikora and Takahiro Morita that combines “the aesthetics of skateboarding with the sakura (cherry blossoms), striving to capture the spirit of Japan through the movement and fluidity of skateboarding.” Shout out to SikySik on this one – we’ll see you in a few months my dude!

FLY Streetwear skating an indoor mall.

Temperatures have been 70+ all week which means yes, I’m American, but also that it’s almost ice cream season. Brush up on that Mandarin.

冰棒 / bīng bàng = popsicle, ice pop | 冰淇淋 / bīng qí lín = ice cream.

That’s it, that’s all, happy Lawson’s Season y’all – enjoy the warm weather, be safe and don’t forget to bring a light jacket because it’s still a bit chilly at night.