Posts tagged “Tony Hawk

Lem Villemin: Clean, Smooth, Stylish

Lem Villemin may not be the most famous skater in the sport’s history, but this young prodigy from Germany definitely deserves a place in the spotlight. At 23, he already boasts a successful career in the skating industry as evidenced by several sponsors, which includes
, Cliche, and Thunder, among others. He is not only famous with his skating peers but is also well loved by the YouTube community. In fact, Villemin is often a subject of the online world with his nifty tricks. Only time can tell if this young kid will join the ranks of Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, or Bob Burnquist in the skater world. One thing is for sure, this young gun is unlikely to bail on skateboarding as he continues to show love for the competitive sport.

Humble beginnings

Born in Bangkok, Thailand, Lem lived there for seven years. He then moved to Germany and now lives in Stuttgart, which is famous for the abundance of the stylish Porsche cars. He soon studied at a language school for half a year and eventually learned to speak German. He is also quite fluent in English.

Tricks and style

Skaters fancy Villemin’s fast and smooth style. In fact, even with some of his sketchy landings in his arsenal of tricks, the young native of Stuttgart has made it look clean and classy. He is that kind you would enjoy watching while listening to the Ramones’ song, Blitzkrieg Bop—a song popularized by the famous skating video game named after Tony Hawk. Name a trick and he has the moves and notorious credibility of finishing it smoothly. Whether you fancy ollies, kick or heel flips, or even the bigspins and pop shove-its, Villemin can do them easily. Some fans even go to the extent of calling this skating phenom, “Bruce Lee on a skateboard.”

What’s next for the young Villemin and skateboarding?

In the meantime, the native of Germany should practice in the streets, improve his game and build on his focus. He might even want to test out his mental endurance by participating in light card games like blackjack, which is a staple in local casinos. Luckily, Germany is home to plenty of casino and gaming establishments. And of course, one can easily just go to with their PC or mobile to emulate the same casino feel. You see, playing casino games is a good boost to improving focus and is in fact, a good way to reconnect with your buddies. In fact, it’s just the perfect activity to cap off a skating session in the park. Casino games could easily help you relax and unwind before a good night sleep. Who knows, with constant practice of casino games, the young Villemin could soon be a skating giant with a gritty focus and sharp skating skills.

SPoT Life Episode 6 | 24 Hours in Miami

SPoT Life Episode 6 from the RIDE Channel finds Ryan Clements and Justin Ryan in Miami for a little business with DC Shoes. Of course, they manage to squeeze in a little skating with Joel Meinholz, Ed Selego, and Danny Fuenzalida while they are there.

Birdhouse MIA to NYC – Miami

Birdhouse Skateboards kicked off their MIA to NYC tour at Westwind Skatepark in Miami over the weekend. Take a look at this sick little montage of the event.

Birdhouse “MIA 2 NYC” Promo

The Quiksilver presents Birdhouse Skateboards MIAtoNYC Tour powered by Tech Deck gets underway at West Wind Skatepark in Miami on August 21st. Tony Hawk, Willy Santos, Kevin Staab, along with Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, David Loy, Riley Hawk and the rest of the Birdhouse crew will also be making stops at the Skatepark of Tampa on the 22nd and Kona Skatepark on the 23rd, before heading up the east coast. The full tour schedule, along with a promo video are below.

Birdhouse Skateboards “MIA 2 NYC” 2011 Summer Tour

Birdhouse Skateboards just announced their 2011 Summer Tour “MIA 2 NYC”, Presented by Quiksilver. There are three Florida stops on the tour: August 21st in Miami at West Wind Skatepark, August 22nd in Tampa at the Skatepark of Tampa, and August 23rd in Jacksonville at Kona Skatepark! Should be sick considering this:



“All 80’s All Day Vert Challenge” Extras

Quiksilver just released a bunch of extras from the All 80’s All Day Vert Challenge that went down at Surf Expo in Orlando back in January.

Quiksilver’s “All 80’s All Day” Video

Words cannot even begin to describe how rad this is! This video is from Quiksilver and it is the best one yet of this event. Keep in mind that the youngest guy skating in this event was 37 years old! Mark Lake is 53! This is what skateboarding is all about!


Photo_Rob Meronek (SPoT).

Skatepark of Tampa has a RAD photo and video recap of  Quiksilver’s “All 80’s All Day” vert challenge at Surf Expo in Orlando last Friday night.

Quiksilver’s “All 80’s All Day” Final Results

Well, it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that Tony Hawk won this thing…check the full results here. Super stoked for Florida legends Mark Lake, Mike McGill, Mike Frazier, Buck Smith, and Bob Umble…