The Weekly Ledge(r) – Episode #36

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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…


The Railtown-based Color Magazine swoops in with its second issue of 2011, so you should keep an eye out since it’ll be on newsstands right quick. #9.2 is dubbed “The Music Issue”, and by clicking here you’ll be lead to its plethora of features. Antoine Asselin and his huge ollie at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium adorn the cover, which was shot by Kasey Andrews.

Concrete Skateboarding‘s May 2011 issue has Ian Twa on the cover (as previewed in Ledge(r) #33); now there’s a web-exclusive alternate angle of that cover, which opens into an extended flip-through version of “1611 East” – the title feature in the May issue about Twa and company’s East Van skate house. Check it all out right here. Former Metro Van resident and sponsored skater Sean Hayes moved down to SoCal 4 years ago, and now he’s putting his education and experience to use as an Action Sports Coach. In his first year he helped Ryan Sheckler win X-Games gold and Aldrin Garcia break a world high-ollie record. Click here for the full story.

There’s a contest/BBQ going on at the Bonsor park in Burnaby tomorrow, details here. Need some video links? There’s plenty. Chris Haslam takes the unconventional route during a test run of his signature “Double Impact” board from Almost. Spencer Hamilton holds it down in the SUPRA Footwear “Three Amigos” Texas tour video (beware of the bad words). Paul Trep surfaced at the North Hollywood skatepark long enough to log a few clips, and Jordan Hoffart’s ender part from The Bönes Video is also this Ledge(r)‘s ender: