Sunday, November 28, 2010

Moving to Wordpress

Ok, I give in. There are a few things about Wordpress that are better. I am moving everything to soreeyesports, check it out.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Twinterview with Willy Santos - Exclusive!

Willy Santos (@WillySantos) is a San Diego skate legend.  He has been skating for well over 20 years, and if you have seen any of his many video parts you know this.  He owns and operates one of the best skate shops in the the city, Willy's Workshop.  He shreds the Rancho Penasquitos skate park (that he helped get built) as often as you drink water, it does help it's almost next door to his shop.  I feel extremely lucky he answered a few of my questions. 

Q.  Who are your sponsors? (got to give them their plugs)

A.  Birdhouse Skateboards (@birdhouse)
Satori Wheels (@satorimovement)
Upful Bolts (@upful)
Ironhorse Griptape
Arnette (@arnetteeyewear)
Willys Workshop (@WillysWorkshop)

Q.  Your shop just crossed the 10yr mark, how proud of that are you?

A.  I'm really proud that we made it this far.  I can't believe how time sure does fly.  Let's go for another 50 years.

Q.  What was the inspiration for your new Birdhouse deck?

A.  In the Philippines one of the public transportation is the Jeepney so we did that as my last Birdhouse deck now with my new one we did the Tricycle.  
I've been running the Philippines theme the last 5 decks. 

Q.  What trucks, wheels, bearings do you ride?

A. I ride Orion Trucks, Ninja abec 7 & Satori 52mm Wheels

Q.  How long did it take you to learn impossible tail grabs? (freakin sweet trick by the way!)

A.  I use to do that trick alot in the early 90's.  I was playing a friend a game of SKATE & he did an Ollie Impossible & I was thinking out loud... so I tried doing Ollie Impossible Tailgrabs again.  After a couple tries I made some.  So thanks to my friend Mitchell he got me stoked on doing Impossibles again.

Video interlude of Willy shredding PQ Park, watch for the ollie impossible tail grab, a sweet 540 to bank, and great slides and manuals:

Q.  How close are you to getting the Mira Mesa Skate Park actually started?

A.  We are still very far from getting the Mira Mesa Skate Plaza but the Mira Mesa town council is for it.  We've got to raise between $200-300 Thousand dollars.  We have sent out a bunch of paper work to get Foundation going so it's going to happen in the very near future.  Our next big fund raiser is a Silent Auction of Used Skateboard Art.  Check out for updates.

Thanks for this little interview Brian & supporting skateboarding.  Let's make 2011 awesome!

No Willy, thank you for taking the time out of your extremely busy schedule to answer a few questions for one of your biggest fans.  I am so stoked to get this chance to share a little insight into your world, one that every San Diego skater wishes he was a part of.  Thanks and thanks again!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

UGC T - Shirt Giveaway #1

I am giving away the first in a series of Ts the UGC has sent me to share. Check out all their goods at Underground  Here is a look at the shirt:

This contest is closed, @KissesForUsAllis the winner!  More contests soon, stay tuned!

My direct blog followers are automatically entered into all my giveaways.
The point of this is UGC are good people making goods products for the right reasons and I think our world needs more of that. Supporting UGC supports many local charities that help real people everyday. Visit their site, grab their gear, and check out their blog.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Stereo Agency Thursday: 6th St. Office Party

Stereo knows how to throw an office party, mini ramp jam style. This week's video is a good one, check it out:

Make sure to visit and support Stereo by clicking here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Twinterview with Spencer Nuzzi - Exclusive!

Southern California is a hot bed for skateboard talent, and Spencer is a shining example of this. Look him up, watch a few youtube videos and you will see what I mean. Just returning home from the Birdhouse tour that ended last month, Spencer (@SpencerNuzzi) answers a few questions.

Q. Who do you ride for? Who are your sponsors?

A. I ride for @birdhouse @THEEVETRUCKS @Armourdillo @willysworkshop

Q. Will you be skating at the Fil-am this Saturday at Memorial park? - I asked this question right before I seriously sprained my ankle. Yes, Spencer rode at this festival, have a look at a little video.

Q. When skating do you prefer natural street terrain or skate parks?

A. I love to skate everything. Either or for me. Just no ice rinks or turf.

Q. What size trucks and wheels do you ride?

A. 8in @THEEVETRUCKS and 52mm wheels

As a bonus, here is Spencer ripping it up in OVERdose!