The Weekly Ledge(r) – Episode #35


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…

With an election right around the corner, V.I.A.’s Most Awesome, Rob “Sluggo” Boyce should be on the ballot. Not only did he repaint the entire bowl at the Hastings skatepark (get the whole story/photos right here), also put together a comprehensive retrospective video about Sluggo’s pro skate career and more. Click play above, it’s well worth a look.

As for web features this week, Vancouver photographer Rich Odam held down the trigger for a sequence feature, with GIF-animated bangers by Desmond Hoostie, Adam Hopkins and Arte Lew. SBC Skateboard has a cool feature online about Lifetime Collective’s Jeff Thorburn photo-documenting Calgary’s Sean MacAlister while he was in town for his March 18th “No Buddy Trusts Me Anymore” art show at Antisocial. North Van/SF’s Russ Milligan was interviewed on SkateNewSpot, and it includes a sweet videowhile Keegan Sauder throws a little hot sauce on the fire in a recent 10 Qs session.

Viddy time: there’s a good ‘ol 1990s retrospective montage to gander, which has a dash of Slam City Jam in it. Ryan and Scott Decenzo were welcomed to the Arnette Sunglasses squad in this motion picture, and the Cult of Stacks art show/skate tour (remember these exclusive peeks?) now has an aftermath video featuring the skating of Cameo Wilson and Sebo Walker (keep an eye out for Bob K in this one):