Mini DV Drawer. The End. This is basically the last of the tapes from the Fully Flared days. Not that they aren’t other tapes out there, but the drawer her at Crail HQ is a tapped. Hope you enjoyed them. Featuring Alex Olson, Hyphy, Mike Carroll, Rickk Howard, Mike Reno, Braydon Szafranski, Eric Koston, Kenny Anderson, Daryl Angel, Scott Johnston, Mikemo, and Marc Johnson. If any of you out there are up for it feel free to make and edit. If it cuts the mustard we’d surely post it.
Don’t forget, DQM demo on Friday.
Mini Top 5. Elijah Berle’s Top 5 things that suck about being the youngest guy on the trip. And Elijah, here’s a tip for #2, your being the last picked has more to do with you referring to them as “the ladies” than it has to do with being 16.* Believe me.
*Elijah’s been claiming 16 since 2009.
Retro Kelch Embarco footage. The Mayor in office!
Skateboarder has a link to the Public Domaine show in Paris. Worth posting just for the photo below, alone.
Clip of the Day. The aftermath of Malto’s switch nose manny brings new meaning to Yanks on Planks. Shot by Carroll.
Lakai dudes Rick, Mike, Mo, Espinoza, Riley, Raven, and Vincent land themselves on Zumiz’ Couch.
Been a month, Ben There.
From: Patrick Jenkins,
Q: Brad Staba, The Indians played the Giants over the weekend. America wants to know who you rooted for?
A: I rooted for the Giants, but blacked out overseas. I do have a special place in my heart for the Indians though. I lived in Cleveland until I was 12 and my father still lives there. I know nothing about the Indians team and I really just like the logo to be honest. Brings back some memories. I would have went to the games but I’m currently in Amsterdam ruling at life for the next three weeks. Killing it is super time consuming. Thanks for the question! I love getting questions from the Tappers. I want more questions about skateboarding though. Enough of baseball. Lets talk fakie hards! I can name the whole 1031 team. I know who’s on flow for Flip. I can tell you the amount of skulls Zero has in their summer line. It goes on for as long as you want. Staba also refuses to read, open mail or do laundry.—Staba
Send your questions here.
If you haven’t heard the news, or just haven’t even looked at our front page today, Chocolate has three new ams. Elijah, Raven, and Stevie. Dudes are tight.
More Raven (and Miller!) in Copenhagen.
Our good friends at DQM will be hosting a demo/signing on Friday, July 1st. Shaking hands and kissing babies at their store at 1pm, then a demo (a Girl and Lakai first in NY) at Open Road at 3pm, then some partying (not a Girl and Lakai first in NY) at Panda Bar at 8pm. Full day, for sure. They also made some product to mark the occasion.
If you don’t understand today’s Motto, then you’re just not hip-hop.
Mini Top 5. Top five reasons why Guy Mariano is going to stay on the trip even though he’s hurt.
Here’s your chance to win a year’s supplies of Lakai Shoes. All you gotta do is “like” some shit.
Raven with some patented padless phat tranny attack.
Clip of the Day. The Fully Flared, Fully Girl bloopers reel, because even Spike makes mistakes.
Mini Top 5 (trad.)
Top 5 things getting in the way of The Gav’s weight loss:
1. In the past two weeks I’ve been to two kids’ parties. Pizza, Batman ice cream cake and chips and dip. Socially I had to participate
2. The office life here at Podium. There’s always snacks around this place. It’s like we’re trying to beat everyone down with calories and inhibit work. The free vending machine box thingy here is a major set back
3. I have a box of super pretzels in my freezer and that’s my favorite meal. Super pretzel and bionic cheese dip aka. nacho cheese dip. Me and my son call it “Man Cheese”
4. Megan and her discouraging texts. This is actually a driving force towards my motivation. You will all be surprised come weigh in
5. Lastly, my will. Sometimes I just don’t care about losing weight as I think I’m cute so, the committee in my head can tend to get in my way, but I will be the victor!
“I’m taking three weeks off from hearing the word ‘margin.’”—Brad Staba on his way to Denmark
Mini Top 5 (trad.)
The Gav’s Top 5 weight loss strategies:
1. The Sauna Suit. This is concerning to some and is a high-risk maneuver. You might remember Martin Lawrence almost dying in one of these, but if you need immediate results put this on
2. Counting calories. Normally my daily consumption would be around 2500-3000 calories a day. The new Gav is consuming about, mmmm 1800
3. No more ice cream or snacks in bed before I go to sleep. I cut out all root beer floats, Snicker blizzards and Cheetos before bed. Less crumbs, less fat
4. The Elliptical machine in my bedroom that faces my TV. I watch The Food Network and climb superficial steps for 30 mins a night with the Sauna Suit on
5. My secret weapon, the colonic. I plan to get my ass snaked and clear out my miracle mile with some warm water by Dr. Brown. I’ve seen her before and your guaranteed to loose at least 7lbs. Models do this before a fitting or a show
Our good friends at Supra Dist. in Canada made this skateable Flare for Go Skate Day. Click the photo and watch the video for details.
BA has a new interview over at CCS.
Help PV get a park, I’m sure Kenny would appreciate it.
Cory Kennedy shows up to the NoHo park for a little surprise. Click on the photo below to watch the video.
Clip of the Day. Supreme released two special colorways for the Carroll 5 so Mike and his friends sparked a bowl sesh to celebrate the release. Featuring Mike Carroll, Guy Mariano, Scott Johnston, Scott Oster, Kevin Long, Tino Razo and Dylan Rieder. Thanks to everyone at Supreme.
Big thangs Monday, big thangs!
On the Crail Couch with Theotis Beasley. And here’s a link to that stripper party he’s talking about.
If you’re in the KC area today and you want to be with Malto don’t forget he and the boys will have a signing at Escapist at 5pm and a demo at the Overland Park at 8pm.
And if you really wanna feel like “you’re with Malto” (and who doesn’t) follow the Girl/Chocolate boys out there instagraming at these various handles: samsklub, bencolen, _mikemo, jeronawilson, corykennedy, and guymariano. Look for the hashtag #werewithmalto to track their antics from the road.
Also, Malto goes Gridless.
Michael Wikan, the winner of the Lakai Caption Contest, was kind enough to send in his acceptance speech:
“Thanks for the vote, proud to be a vet of The Tap. I won Yeah Right! premier tickets back in the day, a shout out for my Crail Couch (MikeMo) pro model board and now this victory?
I’d like to thank all the fine folks at Girl for endless entertainment. Glen Friedman for taking the original B.Boys photo. Adrock for getting the 808 over the Rickenbacker on 30th St in NYC back in the day. Who knows where they be if he didn’t. I’d be shoeless. My boss for doing this on company time.
PS – Isn’t it time for a Jenkins lifetime achievement board already?”
Thanks Michael, for being not only a spectator but a participant in this thing that we call The Tap. And as far as Jenkins goes, consider his lifetime achieved.
One of Tyler Bledsoe’s buddy posted some older footage of him shredding the streets. Cherish this as it may be the last remaining footage of Tyler with glasses!
Lakai Caption Contest Winner(s). Looks like we had an old fashion buzzer beater this time around. Mason Machado was all poised to win with his animated entry, sent way back on May 29th…
But as the final seconds counted down, Tap Contest Vet, Michael Wikan sent this Check Your Headphones masterpiece and stole the show. As well as the free pair of Guy XLKs.
But for Mason’s efforts he’ll be getting this Lakai sweatshirt as a runner up prize. Thanks to everyone who entered. It was fun. More contests to come.
Mini Top 5 (trad.)
Top 5 things Alex Olson does when he goes to New York
4. See Fat Bill
5. Spend money on dumb shit
Funny how skating wasn’t on there.
Kind of quiet up here. Hershel’s gone for a month. Don’t know what I’m going to do. Should we bring back The Gav?
A Baker Pro who lives only 15 minutes from Crail HQ will be on the Crail Couch tomorrow.
Just to let all you guys know, Carroll is still looking at the Beasties for inspiration. And when questioned about it he even provided this explanation, “Yeah, well, they’re old just like me and they’re still doing it.”
Lakai Caption Contest. Ryan Toyama plays Rickk as pampered CEO. We’re announcing the winner tomorrow! Read the post from 5/26. Send your last minute entries here.
Mark Gonzales’ “Instead of Eros Avenged” a book of his cell phone photos is now available.
Q: Hey dudes. Anthony Pappalardo, Crailbro, and Anthony Pappalardo, author, aren’t the same person. Right?
A: Right. I do have both of their emails and have the wrong messages a few times.—Aaron
Send your questions here.
“It’s not blowing minds, it’s blowing ass.”—Hershel
One of the last offerings of Wallride 21, Bend’s Big Girl series is now available.
Last night was a screening of the Ty Evans directed short, “Unbeleafable.” Thanks to Jonathan Wells, The Levi’s Film Workshop, MOCA and countless other people that made it happened. Here’s a quick gallery of the event.
And Viceland caught up with Ty for further details.
Lakai Caption Contest. Jerome Case assembles a random cast of Luke, Happy Gilmore, Gump, and Doherty to play our guys. A pair of Guy’s is up for grabs. Read the post from 5/26. Send your entries here.
The Mini DV Drawer, Fully Flared Tapes 62-63. These were from our last filming trip for the video. As you can see in the trick quality on just these two tapes the heat was on. Featuring Rocky Norton, Guy Mariano, Rob Welsh, Marc Johnson, Eric Koston, Lucas Puig, Mike Carroll, Jeff Lenoce, and Brandon Biebel.
You never know which form of communcation works best with your friends, so…Ben, remember you’re doing the Front Page Photos next week, again. Expecting shots from the film trip you’re going on. Make sure you shoot something at the airport before you fly out on Monday. And getting plenty of Malto. The kids love him. Chicks do too.
Our Mini Series Finale of Fabian Alomar on the Crail Couch, part 3. Thanks Fabes!
Lakai Caption Contest. How did Randy Olaires know that Canadians likes titty twisters? A pair of Guy’s is up for grabs. Read the post from 5/26. Send your entries here. Contest extended until next week.
The Most Budget Show in Kansas City pulls into town June 16th in the form of a Girl and Chocolate Demo. It’s cool though, they’re with Malto!
“I’m about to go Office Space on this bad boy.”—Hershel about our printer
On the Crail Couch with Fabian Alomar, part 2. Shit gets heavy .
Biebel with some off board highlights courtesy of Manolo.
A handful of tickets have been made available for those in the LA area who’d like to see the premiere of Girl Skateboards’ new 3-D short, “Unbeleafable” this Sunday. Click on the flier below to RSVP, quickly!
In other Levi’s Film Workshop news, Ty Evans will be hosting a Skate Cinematography Workshop this Saturday at 1pm. For more details and to sign up for the class click on the image below.
OGs rejoice as we present to you Fabian Alomar on The Crail Couch, part one of at least three. This covers the Menace years. We still got jail and what he’s up to today coming .
“Lookout Malto, Gav’s coming back.”—The Gav under the pretense that he’s going to lose all this weight
The best of Biebel’s World set to Hollywood Nights.
A family that Wu’s together, stays together. Spotted on the 110 freeway. That last one says, “Baby Girl.”
“I know I can be funny even when I’m just stating the facts.”—The Ringer
Mini DV Drawer, the Mouse years, #4. A trip to Vancouver with our first usage of the VX 1000. The Pots rail gets some service. Featuring Eric Koston, Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Tony Ferguson, Chico Brenes, an unsponsored Mike McDermott and Keenan Milton. There’s some after black on there too. Miss ya bud.
I’ve been told that my column is better suited for the more humorless and factual items than The Ringer’s column. So here’s a link to the “Style Wars” restoration fund.
Lakai’s got a new product update on their site.
In other Lakai releases, The Carroll 5 and Supreme collab shoe is also now available. Read the fine wall print for details.
Girl has partnered with The Levi’s Film Workshop to produce a 3D short titled “Unbeleafable,” which will premiere at the Downtown Independent Theater in LA on June 12. A Girl video retrospective will precede the new short followed by a Q&A with Ty Evans and the skaters from the film. Click the link below for more details as well as other Levi’s Film Workshop info.
Roger Bagley left his external drive in my office. Funny because he came in today to pick up a piece of camera equipment that he left last time he was here. He’s like a chick leaving one of her earrings on your nightstand so she has an excuse to come back to your apartment. Rog if you wanna come see me, come see me. Stop playing these little games.
“I put Eric Ricks onto the Jerky Boys.”—Scott Johnston
Lakai Caption Contest. Chris Costello is a force to be reckoned with for all Crail Contests. You other guys better get to it. Read the post from 5/26. Send your entries here.
Skateboarder’s 2nd Annual Make a Wish and some for some of you that wish may be granted in the form of some new Heath footage.
Kenny goes Off the Grid. It’s kind of like a Nice Little Wednesday with out the darts.
From: Matty H,
Q: I’m a 4 handicap golfer and maybe a 12 handicap skater. Who are the best golfers in the skate industry, Pro/Am/Industry Insider? Any scratch guys out there?
A: I doubt there is any scratch golfers in skateboarding but the best golfer is GAV.—The Gav
Send your questions here.