The Weekly Ledge(r) – Episode #33


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…

Concrete Skateboarding releases its second issue of the 2011 publishing season, and East Van’s Ian Twa gets his well-deserved first magazine cover with a crooked grind pop-out at a challenging spot (shot by Brian Caissie). Learn more about the cover shoot and dive into some feature previews by clicking here. #112 is available for free in skateshops across the land. Concrete has also released digital versions of the entire 2009 publishing season, including the retrospective Issue 100.

Moving along, be sure to check out the Cult of Stacks art show on Tuesday, April 19th at Antisocial (Bob K provides the details and some exclusive previews in this post). Surrey’s Coastal Riders has been sponsoring notable up-and-comers since 2001, and they’re celebrating their 10th year in business. Keep tabs on the 10Yrs of CSTL blogroll as they trickle out some Coastal classics.

Rob “Sluggo” Boyce recently poured some heart, soul (and paint) into his favourite Vancouver concrete park, Hastings. And it’s lookin’ good. Nice work, Sluggs! While REAL Skateboards’ Peter Ramondetta, Ishod Wair and Justin Brock were in town for the big premiere of Since Day One (available now), they sat down for a video interview with that features skate clips provided by REAL.

The Muska plugs Vancouver’s 2011 Olio Festival, and Rick McCrank reads YouTube comments regarding a recent Crailtap video. Ryan Decenzo (with a little help from his pal John Hanlon) takes part in an entertaining episode of Text Yoself Beefo Yo Wreck Yoself at The Berrics. It’s sunny out so let’s cut this off with a sick KR3W commercial featuring Spencer Hamilton: