I have reoccurring dreams of being in a barrel floating on Lake Erie just about to fall off of Niagara Falls. For some reason I'm always naked and wake up before the fall. I don't know what that means, but it's a weird dream to have reoccur. Speaking of Canada, TJ Rogers filmed an amazing recruit in less than a week....those Canadians sure know how to roll - you know what I'm talking abuut?! Yoon
It takes a special type of mind to come up with tricks like these. And it takes an even more special type of skater to pull em off. Chris Haslam truly is a skate god. #SkateboardingIsFun
The early 90s signified the biggest change skateboarding has ever gone through and became the defining principle of what it meant to skateboard. Since then, the pros of the early 90s have managed to rule over skateboarding since they turned it into what it is today. In the early 2000s a few new faces had emerged but still, the ruling pros, the ones who became the owners of companies, the people who say how things are, the people who say who is going to be what, the now establishment, are still those young guys who turned skateboarding on its head over 20 years ago. The chokehold my generation has had for all this time, however, is now slowly starting to loosen its grip on the throat of all those people who dream of coming up and taking their places. It's happening, the new faces are emerging more than the old ones are sticking around. It's an exciting time, some may be bittersweet, but the clock cannot be stopped from ticking. Our hope is that our Recruits someday, maybe 20 years from now, face the same challenges every generation faces with the influx of new faces and talent who do things we only dreamed of. -- sb
TJ's Recruit drops tomorrow. Yoon and Chase got him in to do a little First Try Friday to get you ready.
MILES SILVAS FOR SMALL WHEELS
A Minute at Mathis
Miles Silvas is one of the most stylish up and comers in the game right now. He's got everything from big handrails to flawless flatground. Here's a solid minute of park footage for Small Wheels.
So much good skating gets posted everyday on Insta. Some clips are so insanely good that a few years ago, they could've been legitimate video part enders. But the nature of Instagram is to be of the moment—to be instant. As a result, these clips get forever lost in the black hole of Insta's infinite scroll. "Liked" once and forgotten. Double Tapped is our way of slowing down the ever-growing feed to reflect. These are the clips that stood the test of time over the past 7 days and deserve a rewatch. Tag @berrics and hashtag #BerricsDoubleTapped on your Instavids for a chance to get in next week's Double Tapped.
Get a quick fix of Oscar Meza shredding Sheldon Park in LA. Damn, he's good!