The Weekly Ledge(r) – Episode #40


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 Ledge(r) turns 40 today, and this week’s celebration of Metro Vancouver skateboarding starts off with an entertaining chap by the name of Jamie Maley. The above video is part of this here interview, which is a must-read because Jamie delivers the goods. Also in the interview department, AJ McCallister was recently SkateNewSpotted

The KR3W/Shake Junt Smash ‘N’ Grab cross-Canada tour wrapped up at the new Chuck Bailey park in Whalley last weekend, and I sat down with veteran pro Erik Ellington for a lil’ trip summary. Over on the Thrasher site, they posted a Colin McKay vert banger in their weekly “Five Sequences” feature. East Van anomaly Dan “Alien” Nelson is a big Canucks fan and he recently got his name on the bottom of a few Premium Skateboards. Ryan Decenzo is one of the 16 skaters invited to take part in Real Street, which is probably the coolest new X Games addition.

Concrete just released the online edition of its May 2011 issue along with the extras. Jordan Hoffart appears in this entertaining video, which supplements the comprehensive feature Sean Mortimer wrote, which traces the history of the kickflip, for the latest issue of SBC Skateboard. Keegan Sauder gets interviewed for ESPN in a car in West Oakland (he skates a DIY spot, too), and Kerupt Media has some random HD clips of Adam Hopkins, Tyler Gaucher and Travis Milkulin. As an outro, here’s an intro: Color mag’s second trailer for their upcoming “C1RCA Canada Does Texas” webisodes featuring some of Van’s finest: