Best flatground in Edmonton. CLAIM! Duane has one of my favorite styles to watch, and I wish that I had been able to spend more time filming and partying with him this summer. One of the funniest dudes I've ever met, he seemed to kill himself all summer trying to get some tricks for the video, and while he has gotten some bangers for Something Legit, I'm really excited to see what he comes up with next year - he's never satisfied with his footage. He's definitely one of the next skaters in Edmonton to explode, keep your eyes peeled for him in the future.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Robin has a bangin part coming out in something legit in a short while. He's been silently killing it for years, having run a local clothing company and designing graphics forever. If you missed his art show two weeks ago, you blew it. Fundraising in memoriam of the late Nathan Matthews, a truly amazing individual, Robin hosted a show entitled, "If the Blues was Money" Check more of Robin's art here. Here's a rad edit put together by Rumor team rider and recent Vancouver transplant Kris Richardson. Enjoy, Robin Holdsworth and Kris Richardson ripping bonsor before the rain sets in
Posted by Maurer at 9:52 PM
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The most energetic dude in the group - Jo has a way to make the most trivial matters in life the most entertaining. You could be at McDonald's ordering food when he awkwardly asks the cashier what to order, then tells them they're stupid for thinking he would want that. Or driving down the road having random people tell you your tire is about to fall off. Or maybe he'll just bust into a ridiculous dance in the middle of the shopping mall food court for no apparent reason. People always throw out the "that was random" saying with their friends, but with Jo I've come to expect the unexpected. Everytime I hang with him I always leave the day in a better frame of mind than when I started. His great sense of humor cracks me up all the time. As far as the skateboarding goes.....Jobin constantly blows my mind with his trick selection and consistency. Here's a little throwaway - Keep on the lookout for the real thing. Something Legit is coming
Posted by Maurer at 9:55 PM
Monday, October 18, 2010
I first met Nathan 5 years ago when he came down to Edmonton from the bustling metropolis of Athabasca. He soon made the move to the city and was sponsored by the same shop that I was. He grows the gnarliest beard and sometimes people wonder if he's homeless due to his rugged appearance. He's actually the friendliest person ever and on top of his skills on a skateboard he also attends University full time. Nathan is one of the most determined people I've met, and he's bound to find success at anything he tries. Stoked to have met Nathan and proud to call him my friend. Here's some scraps of his, all his Legit shit will be displayed at the premiere next month. Stay tuned....details coming soon
Posted by Maurer at 8:39 PM
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Meet Justin Vaux. One of the funniest, most charismatic people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. I met him when I worked at a skateshop in the small town of Leduc, and I've watched his skating progress so much over the last 2 years. Justin has one of those crazy, eccentric personalities, and most people seem to latch on to his great sense of humor. Never a dull moment with him around, especially if there's some females in the mix. Guy turns into an animal! Not gonna elaborate on that one too much, you do the math. Anyways - here's some funny clips of him I had to clear off the computer. Buddy slams hard! Enjoy
I've known Shane since he was 14, at the park hustling kids for smokes. He's been a regular on road trips ever since and every time I film with him he gets some serious bangers. One of the most focused people I've ever filmed, Shane always seems to get what he wants. He is the most fearless of the crew - jumping down the biggest sets and gaps and always looking for a bigger rail to try. One of my favorite people to film with for sure he's got a great style and he's always positive and fun to be around. Here's an edit of him ripping the park in an hour before we hit the streets and he stockpiled more footy for his part.
Posted by Maurer at 1:04 PM
Saturday, October 16, 2010
We've been collecting footy for a minute or two and one of the skaters slated to have a full part in the video is Mitch Phillips. I've known this cat for almost 6 years now and am continually blown away by his talent on a board. Aside from that, the dude pretty much rules at life, working as an apprentice sheet metal worker and living for every moment. He just got back from the AM Getting Paid Contest in Montreal where he made the finals and placed 9th. He came up on some money in the best trick contest too, throwing down some gnarly bangers. Here is a throwaway clip of him. Stay tuned for Something Legit premiere times and locations. Should be happening around the middle of November - but don't worry, I'll let you know as soon as it's booked. Word? Word.
Posted by Maurer at 11:52 AM