The Weekly Ledge(r) – Episode #22

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Skateboard culture is deeply rooted in this fine city of ours. Not only does Metro Vancouver produce some of the world’s finest wood-wheelers, it’s also a major migratory destination for skaters from all over Canada. The Weekly Ledge(r) exists to update you on skate-related news and happenings in our town. Know the ledge, it’s not just used for sitting…


Vancouver-based skater/photographer Kane Hopkins was recently featured on Push.ca. The piece (which you’ll find right here) includes an interview with Kane, a selection of captioned B&W photos he shot and printed in his DIY darkroom, and the above video is also part of the package – it showcases the skating of Kane and his friends, along with a walk-through of his home darkroom.

This week’s Ledge(r) is all about viddys, and we’ll start with the Momentum Wheel Co. – a local brand that’s set to release a web vid in late-February along with Concrete Skateboarding print feature about their trip to Peru in July 2010. Here’s the first video teaser. Chris Haslam and NorDel’s Ryan Decenzo spent some time doing demos and skating South African street spots in the Fall; video and more right here.

East Van’s Spencer Hamilton makes his presence known in this KAYO TV exclusive of the Expedition-One team doing demos in the northeastern US. Most Awesome recipient Rick McCrank appears in Crailtap’s 2010 Year-In-Review video – always good times from that camp. Paul Machnau, a Ledge(r) regular, appears in this round-up that includes his first-ever published photo and appearances in a couple classic videos from Thrasher‘s website.

Ahh, Je ma’pelle #3: Robert & Robert to Robert. David Ehrenreich’s latest (the dude who also created the video that starts this post) features Rob Johnson and Rob Rickaby skating to Robert Johnson’s “King Of The Delta Blues”: