The Weekly Ledge(r) – Episode #41

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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…


It’s about that time for a new mag release to jump-start the summer stoke. Richmond-based Concrete Skateboarding just released it’s 113th issue, which should be available for free in skateshops across Canada today. East Van resident Cory Wilson took care of his serious 360 flip to fakie cover shot while visiting Guangzhou, China (photo by Brian Caissie). Concrete also put together an animated version of the cover, which you can check out (along with previews of this issue’s features) right here.

Jef Choy sent over a link to what he refers to as “classic Vancouver glory day footage”, and he’s right; The Girl Skateboards fam dug into their Mini-DV tape-stacks and released some ’90s-era Vancouver footage of Eric Koston, Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Tony Ferguson, Chico Brenes, Keenan Milton (RIP), and former Vancouverite/current Winnipegger, Mike McDermott. Also in the ’90s classics department, this re-edit of Rick McCrank’s part in the 20-20 video has been making the rounds.

In contest news, Coquitlam’s Micky Papa came in second at the Maloof Money Cup’s AM comp in NYC on June 5th, and in the pro event our very own Ryan Decenzo came in third (behind Dennis Busenitz and Greg Lutzka), taking home $15,000 (this post has more details). In kinda strange news, the Urban Culture Conference and Awards is happening on August 27-28, and you can vote for the “Best Vancouver Skateboarder” (and pretty much anything else) from their pre-selected list. Although “Best Skateboarder” is widely open to interpretation, they’ve compiled a solid list. But there could easily be more on there…

Finally, in this-dude-rips news, Micky Papa gets his second mention in this week’s Ledge(r) for a good reason. He just dropped an RDS video part for the online masses, and it’s all business: