The Weekly Ledge(r) – Episode #52


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…

Coquitlam’s Micky Papa not only has an awesome name, but he filmed his entire Mo’ Mondays part for Bones Wheels in one day at the Vancouver Plaza. Rain? It just don’t matter to Micky (hit mute and let the skating do the talking if you can’t hang with profanity-laced rap).

The 17th annual Bowl Series is wrapping up this weekend, with an event on Saturday at the Squamish park, and the finals on Sunday at the Whistler bowl (details here). Last Saturday’s contest at the Kensington bowl (well, pool) had a great turnout, and you’ll find photos and the top 3 finishers right here, as well as some video footage here. In the web interview department, there’s one featuring Stacy Gabriel in regards to his “Light Wallet Lifestyle” (complete with a raging comment-debate) right here, and another featuring the one and only Daniel “Alien” Nelson.

Vancouver’s Kitsch Skateboards teamed up with the Island’s Instrumental Skateboards squad for a little bro-down tour of Nanaimo, Courtenay and Vic from Aug.7-9; a full web feature from said excursion can be found right here. Some flawless footy of Wade Desarmo from years back is online, and Ryan Decenzo manhandled Hollywood High in this clip for Orion Trucks. East Van’s Ian Beer is an avid collector of unique cameras, and authored a feature called “The Format Sampler” for the Concrete 2011 Photo Annual. Check out the online version of the feature here, and take a look at a sample video he made for the cause using a Digital Harinezumi 1 at the Hastings bowl with Mikey Klinkhamer as the subject: