The Weekly Ledge(r) – Episode #28


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 filmer, editor and ripper Mike Graveline finally got his chance at a roof-top drop in he’d been scoping out for a long time, and tells the tale in this here blog post. The video evidence is in the above highlight reel of his footage from the last few years.

The Krooked Kruise-In Jam & BBQ is going down tomorrow at the Ledge(r)-approved Queensborough park in New West (Mike G. skates it in the above vid). This cruiser-board sesh is a nooner, and this link will provide you with all the info (rain date: Sat, Mar.19). Also tomorrow, when the sky turns dark Color Magazine will be celebrating the release of The Art Issue (#9.1) at The Biltmore. Details here.

In other magazine news, Concrete Skateboarding continues to beef up the back-issue archives by releasing Vol.2 Issues 3 and 4 to round out the 1992 publishing season. Find those here. Denver-to-Vancouver transplant Will Blakley is getting things rolling these days; along with sponsorship from C1RCA Canada and local board brand Kitsch, Lil’ Will got himself his first interview. Check it out right here.

Spencer Hamilton is an AM on Supra Footwear, and got to create his own limited-availability signature colourway on Supra’s “Amigo” shoe. Take a look at ’em here. Local video Film Fatties 2 is now out on DVD and Antisocial has it for a mere “5 buckaroos”. In this blog post I show off my double-signed copy of Michael Christie’s The Beggar’s Garden (thanks to Mike’s Vancouver Book Club appearance), and expose an old skate video part of his from 1994.

DGK Skateboards pro Wade Desarmo is clocking huge view numbers today with the release of his anticipated part filmed at Da Playground – a private park in Atlanta, GA that’s owned by his boss and teammate Stevie Williams. For the more sensitive V.I.A. viewers, the music contains bad words and Desarmo is a Vancouver resident who sticks to his OTT roots as a die-hard Senators fan. But we won’t hold that against him. Watch Wade’s highly skilled madness: