what it [dot] be is an east coast collective of skateboarders, photographers, videographers, writers, and just all-around rad creative-type folks. The [dot] just launched version 02 of their website, and to kick it off they have a really rad Fireside Chat piece with Thailand native and Preduce Pro Geng Jakkarin. Make sure to check out the video below, and when you are finished, head on over to the new what it [dot] be and spend some time checking out all of the east coast goodness.
In the latest episode of the RIDE Channel’s SPoT 20 Year Experience, Mike Vallely talks about winning the first ever Tampa Pro in 1995. Mike was supposed to begin being phased out of professional skateboarding and into a team manager role for Powell at the time. Well, Mike won the contest…and the rest is history. Enjoy.
I have been stoked on Joel’s skating for a long time. So, when there were, what seemed to be long periods of time that new footage of Joel was hard to come by, it left me wondering when I would get to see more. Then, in 2010 when Welcome to MIA, the MIA Skateshop video came out, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Joel was skating just as hard and raw as ever. Since that time, Joel seems to be everywhere. Between new footage, new sponsors, and promoting events through IamYourVillain & Bum Rush The Spot, he seems to be unstoppable. – Nicks
Fort Myers, Florida’s own Nick Zizzo is officially on Stacks, check out the proper “Welcome” video. Nick has been a busy dude lately, in addition to his Stacks intro, he has a very entertaining interview over on the Skateboarder Magazine site, clips in the teaser for the upcoming Super Brand video (See Below), and he is also working on a part for the Florida homies Cruizees.
Today is No Comply Skateboard Mag’s 1st Anniversary, and coincidentally, an interview that I did recently with Carl Wallin over at Action Sports Now went live today. I am really stoked on the interview…it feels really good to be appreciated for all of your hard work, rather than used. I have met a lot of really cool new people over the last year, and even reconnected with some old friends that I hadn’t seen in years! Thank you to everybody that has supported me and No Comply over the last year. I’m looking forward to lots of new things to come in 2012. – Nicks.
I originally met Alex last year at the Ring of Fire Skate Jam/ Contest at the (now defunct) Ghetto Skate Facility in Zephyrhills, Florida. Then I ran into him again at the 3rd Annual Ghetto Bowl Bash back at the end of April. Alex won the 18 & Up Sponsored Division that day, and came real close to taking the “Best Trick” as well. Alex is a ripper and one hell of a nice guy. He was also cool enough to set aside some time to do this interview for the mag. Keep your eyes on this dude, because he is coming up fast. – Nicks.
Mat Call rides for Demon Seed Skateboards and is an absolute all-terrain killer! Make sure to head to your local shop and pick up the brand new September/ October 2011 issue of Focus Skate Mag and check out Mat’s Small Talk, along with all of the other east coast goodness.
Dan Harper just released almost 5 minutes of really sick footage in anticipation of his interview in FTK Magazine that comes out next month. Dan rides for Southern Boarder Skateshop in St. Petersburg and he rips…take a look:
Filmed by: Jon Christopher, Dana Nichols, and Thomas Alston.