Friday, September 30, 2011

Sacred. Boardshop New paltz,NY

...met Cliff last weekend at his shop 'sacred' in the "rad" rock climbing/ college town of New Platz.. Alot has changed in that area except for the vibe, which has always been chill. But I do miss that dude who was so hippie he wore just animal skins!!
Cliff's shop had straight up mojo, and I was stoked a December powder skate "asym" made the cut. Stop by 'sacred' to check out latest in board riding gear, talked to Cliff and even kick the tires on the old 'asym' !!

As the quote on their business card says, "how deep is your love?"

Super sidenote: their calling snow for this region on Sunday. Something like 5" at 3k mark in the catskills! Saynora september..

Sintered PTEX base

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Good sign

....found this 'noboard' pic thumbing thru the new winter 2011 Patagonia catalog that came in mail today, .... Cool to see strapless pics making it into more mainstream media.. Great picture, even better tail, and he's wearing a leash, which means his feet are free, or could be a no board strap.. Either way it's a beautiful shot!! Photo credits are in next post..

Don't be the last on your block without a bindingless stick in your quiver.. :)

No lift lines

My brother sent these pics in the other day of a set of (300$) approach skiis he whacked in half and set with fittings so they can be broken down to fit insides his backpack...... He doesn't own a snowskate yet!
Take a break from tickets, lift lines, and cumbersome snowboards.

Those bindings accepts sneakers.. Berwin bindings- since the 1940's

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Oil glass 4pm 9/25

Swell filled in on a hot windless afternoon, better then chest high lumps ..

'the Gunks' 9/24

According to Wikipedia; just outside of New Paltz. The ridge is the single busiest rock climbing destination in North America, with some 50 000 technical climbers visiting the area each year.[2]

Saturday 10 am 9/24

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Hand-Screened Grip

Round nose asymmetrical powder skate

At the trail head last April ... This one is set- up for a goofyfooters

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Couple of shop pics From Boydhill

Bryce sent in a couple pics yesterday, of their molds getting rearranged in the shop.. That's sneva manufacturing's guru (TJ) over seeing what stays and what goes... Anyone who owns a boydhill snowskate, or a boydhill/ December snowskate, is very stoked, because TJ might have the most years under his belt pressing sticks, out of all the manufactures in the game today ....

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Flat deck

..working on a few surf inspired single deck snowskates.. This one has been quickly roughed out, needs some router action on base before ptex gets laminated on.. Post more pics in a week or two..

Weather note: Plenty of surf rolling in this days!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The rockpile got dusted last night

...not close to home, but still a good indicator that winter is starting to knock in these parts of the woods.. 9/17/11

Thursday, September 15, 2011


> ...Checking out lib-tech website and notice a clean shot of their snowskate on one of the splash-page photos .. They been making skates for years ... There is a great Starfish article about mike olson (co-founder of lib.) back in feb of 2009, he's got a very positive take on snowskates .. Worth a re-read..

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Closer to home

While the pros were airing it out in LB, NY, this is what the swell was doing closer to home .. Photo James Katsipis
Photo gleamed from

Saturday, September 10, 2011

the Beacon Theatre

..they worlded premiered the movie 'the art of flight' at the beacon in NYC the other night.. What a crazy venue to launch a new snow flick!! If you haven't been to the beacon theater, just imagine Madison square garden having a love child with CBGB . The place has soul. ... Must have been epic .. Flick looks good too!

Brain Farm - The Art of Flight Trailer from Brain Farm on Vimeo.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Flat decks •singles• zero concave skatedecks

Teamed up with a partner to press some flat decks, perfect for street cruisers, backpack shredstics, or flat snowskates.. These blanks have no concave and beautiful kicks.. Gonna route a few channels in some. Email: if you wanna classic skate deck this fall..

Flat decks

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Nick C. sent these icey blue pics of malibu, from this past week. Damn, this wave looks so fun..

Closest we got to this break was a quarter pounder, shake and fries at mcdonalds' Malibu back in '94 Awesome pics

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The PUZZLE pieces are starting to come together

Whether you love surf contests or hate them, it's hard not to check wave forecasts when they come around.. And this one is a big one.. I thought the Tudor duct tape invitational was a big deal in montauk last year, but quiksilver pro NY is a monster, largest prize money ever and some solid hurricane surf marching up, who knows, the script could be a best seller, (it could even go flat) at least manhattan and the Yankees, giants, knicks, mets and jets are still here if our surf egos take a blow! There will always be surf and snow in NY, and everywhere else for that matter, so don't just surf, try skateboarding, skiing, snowboarding, telemarking, snowskating, and you'll never get down when seasons change...

Monday, September 5, 2011

Wallace, ID.

Only a few months away from snow, it is the self-proclaimed "center of universe" .. Looks classic !!
Oh yeah, Dantes Peak was filmed here too.
Pic by B$

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

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Singles, flat decks, and Powder sticks

Top decks....priced by size

december singles

december singles
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december TOP decks for BI-DECKS

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