Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Green Like Limes

... is a very strange name for a human. I mean a cat maybe, but a person? I've also heard him referred to as Phillip Lemire, which might mean the other name is a nickname... but really who knows. He's got a moustache like no other, and truthfully it makes me a little nervous that a man could have such a serious lack of upper lip. Wanna go for a tour of his favourite spot to skate with him? ---> CLICK HERE

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

And the winner is...

Mischo Erban. After a full season of head to head competition with last years IGSA champ Scoot Smith, Mischo came out on top to clinch the title of World Cup Series Champion with his win at Hot Heels Africa on December 13th. Meow if that's not lucky... then it must be all skill.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Grab your gloves...

Cuz we're having a BOXING DAY (actually weekend) SALE. Hurry down to 1221 Glen Dr for the main event. 20% - 70% all Landyachtz, Bear and Hawg gear. Doors open at 10am and shut at 6pm sharp on Boxing Day and 11am to 4pm on Dec 27th, so come early to get all the best deals on all the best gear!

The Second shop will also be open on Christmas Eve from 11am to 4pm for all you last minute shoppers out there.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Zombie is born...

Here is a behind the scenes photo collage of the creation of the Zombie Hawg ad that's in the current issue of Concrete Wave. Big thanks to Tawney Cunningham-Letterman for the epic make-up job. If you are totally lost and wondering why the crazy people over at Landyachtz are turning people into Zombies than check out the video below.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Here's the snow... Yes to the No.

... I'll be spending most of the winter snuggled up here in the seconds shop where it's warm, but for those of you that require a little winter shredding. Dig your claws into this.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Scoot Vs Mischo for World Domination

Landyachtz riders and teammates Mischo Erban and Scott "Scoot" Smith will be battling it out for the IGSA title of World Champion. Scoot is last years World Champ and Mischo has been runner up twice now. They will be battling it out in South Africa at the Hot Heels race. Good luck guys, we honestly don't know who to cheer for.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Mmmmm how I love the fishes

The staff here at the shop got this board done up for the bosses for Christmas. It was carved and painted by Nathan Wilson on Vancouver Island... Meow this Dogfish Evo looks like a tasty one.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Come join us tomorrow night

Tomorrow, Wednesday Dec 9th, the Landyachtz Crew and Eh Team will be pushing their way to The Shack Eatery to enjoy the Eh Team Episodes on the big screen. Special thanks to Pilsner for supplying the tall boys and giving great deals all night long. There will also be giveaways from the guys over at Landyachtz so come on by, you may roll away on a brand new complete!!! Sorry kids gotta be RAD plus though. (turns out it's a restaurant and there is no age limit)

Friday, December 4, 2009

I wish i was a Grom...

...Because then i could ride the new Grom race. This board is a DH race shrunk down to perfectly fit those young rippers out there. Each board was etched out with a home made CNC machine which ensures a great looking 4 ply deep graphic. Woof

Fernando sent us this...

A quick little video recap of Cliff Coleman's Birthday Party.

Happy 60th Cliff!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Movember is over.

And Christmas is on the way. Thank the sweet lord everyone shaved off their dirty moustaches, Keith's definitely being the dirtiest of all... I had to give Sean a little help.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Who doesn't like rocking out?

... squares, that's who.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Winter is upon us

And I'm super excited to curl up in the new shipment of sherpa hoodies that are showing up late next week.

Fleece lined for my comfort.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

This kitty needs a Brazilian...

... a Brazilian like Douglas DaSilva. Just look how strong his hands must be... he left prints in cement at ESPN Brazil!!! Congratulations on your achievement Dalua. Read the full story HERE

Monday, November 23, 2009

This ones for the little rippers

A new board showed up in the factory today. Looks like we only have 100 of them, so get 'em while they're hot! I wonder what it's going to be called?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Second to won

Fernando Yuppie took second place at slide fest this year, beat only by his father, Sergio Yuppie... Meow that's impressive. Congratulations!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Switch Blades and Cool Cats

Josh spent many months in Vancouver this summer and hopefully he'll be back when it warms up (he's got strong hands and knows how to scratch me just right). Sam Warsh just moved to Hawaii for an undetermined amount of time... good thing we sent him with a Switchblade to defend himself against the locals. Let us know how things are going out in the middle of the pacific boys. Aloha

Friday, November 13, 2009


Well here is is guys and gals...Movember is in full swing. Its getting pretty dirty over at landyachtz. Let the moustache ride jokes being.

But in all seriousness we are doing this to raise money for Prostate Cancer and mens health. go to the Movember website to donate to the Landyachtz Team. Thanks for the support and we'll be growing all month long. Check back often for even more pervy staches photos.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Slide or Die!

They be shredding switchback style on the 22nd of November. Will you be there?

Thought I'd give a shout out to everyone who voted... way to stand up and be counted.
The Zombie Apocalypse will commence Friday the 13th ... so read up. Zombie Survival Guide

Thursday, November 5, 2009

H1N1 seems to...

... have some previously unanticipated side affects.

Fortunately cats are immune to zombifying viruses.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Good things come in small packages

Midget, she may be small but she sure packs a punch. She is one of the few girls who can handle working with all the guys here at Landyachtz. Coffee is her drink of choice and beagles are her favorite dog. Word of warning though, don’t ever owe this lady money, because she always gets what she wants. Ohh yeah, she’ll also kick your ass down Jake's Rash.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Tut tut... looks like rain

... can anyone tell me what's going on in this picture?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mike McGoldrick...

... does it better then you.

That's why we've MEOW got him designing the 2010 drop speed... shhhhhhhhh.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mischo For the win

Mischo wins Teutonia, the fastest downhill race in the world. Check out the article on the IGSA website for a more detailed write-up on the event.

Falling at 110 km/hour...

...OUCH...Scoot Smith eats it at 110km/h at Teutonia, Brazil.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Who is The George?

Is it a girl, a boy, or a skateboard?

Meow, that looks like a skateboard.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Movember is around the corner...

Movember in one sentence:

Movember is an annual, month-long celebration of the mustache, highlighting men's health issues - specifically prostate cancer.

Watch the video and lets get our stash on!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Bamboo Foamcore Drop Speeds...

... whats next?

Friday, October 16, 2009

Downhill Fast

That's how "The Meatball" travels. His name is Tom Edstrand, and he be runnin' tings here. If there is an important decision to be made, he's your guy. Whether it be accounting, ordering, graphics or advertisements... ask Tom, he knows. He's won many races and has many friends, but I really like him cause he buys me the ballin' kitty food. Real gangster ass kitty's eat organic... thanks boss, keep up the good work.

PS. The areo helmet keeps his decision making time to a minimum... less drag you know.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Union Jack Carbon Fiber Top Mount Speedboard?!??

Its funny what you can find laying around the shop at Landyachtz. I noticed this board up by the calender and thought it looked amazing. I grabbed my camera to snap a picture, which sounds easier said than done when you don't have opposable thumbs. A hand quickly blocked my view...some human voice blabbed loudly at me, i heard Bad and Dog being repeated angrily. I ran away with my tail between my legs, but got the shot and posted before the humans could get to it. Could it be...a Top Mount Carbon Speedboard??? I you? Woof Woof

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

For Moms, Sisters and Daughters

This weekend will be the third annual "Final Leg" of the Push For the Cure. Longboarders will be meeting in Hope at the skate park, and pushing all the way to the ocean to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. Check the message board on Coast Longboarding for more details. Meow go raise some money for second base.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pants 1, Server 0

Our capable friend Pants fixed the server on the one person who thought he couldn't..."suck it".

Friday, October 2, 2009

Voting for our entertainment

Thanks to all who voted in the last poll. Here's what you wanted.

Meow come down to the seconds shop and rub my belly.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Saltspring Slopestyle

I have been following a very interesting blog as of late...Moustache Ridez... and yes dogs do follow blogs. This article is a great one, I found my stub of a tail began wagging uncontrollably as I read on.

After the Salt Spring Slasher attacked earlier this summer, the Coast Longboarding army decided to make their presence know on this tiny island in an attempt to ward off any future attacks. After practicing our touch-and-go's on Juniper (the race course from earlier in the summer). We partied and camped at an undisclosed location. Under starry skies we consumed many beverages. Fortunately Ladner Division showed up before our rations ran dry and the party continued late into the night.

The following morning we rendezvoused at Salt Spring Island coffee shop, and their peppermint tea did wonders to calm the stomachs of all those who over indulged the night before. After replenishing our rations we began our convoy to spot number one and two. Style was thrown down by all participants, and rivaled only by the amount of urethane spent over the course of the day. Bombs were dropped on the private residents at the top of Musgrave, which were met with little opposition (only one axe wielding resident, and another who was shocked that we disobeyed her orders to cease and desist). After this small incursion, the slopesyle continued. Spot three and four were shredded a new one, and when the dust settled... Dylan and Travis, of Summerland division walked away with the Outlaw key. Day done, battle won. Over and out.

Thanks to Unkle Lee for the pics and incredible scratches behind my ears. Woof Woof

Monday, September 28, 2009

On the prowl

dump truck attacks from guff on Vimeo.

I am seriously scared for my life. Dumptruck sent me this video with a note that said..."you wont be so lucky." This cat is out of control. Dogs unite.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Custom paint jobs ...

... deffinetly make you go faster! I'm sure this one will be no exception. Thanks to Matthew Copley for sending this in, and Tyler Bailey for painting it for him.

Meow go skate!

Look at the Lime

Lime green pumpkins have arrived. These bad ass bushings are the same Duro as the current black version. A Pumpkin shaped bushing on the bottom and barrel on the top gives you amazing stability yet does not limit your gnarly carving ability. These high rebound bushings rule!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Push for the Cure fundraiser

Over $800 dollars was raised for the Push for the Cure charity at the first annual Stoop Kegger. Pilsner donated a keg of beer, Landyachtz donated a pilsner stout which was raffled off and Coast longboarding kicked in a hoodie. Good times where had by all on the badminton court and the BBQ was in full swing all night long. Drinking Pilsner for breast cancer is always a good idea and get a Mammogram ladies.

Friday, September 18, 2009

On the road no more

Nate and Ryan finally rolled back into Vancouver late last night. Now I'll finally get some of the lovin' that I deserve, instead of Mr. T hogging all the glory.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Slope Style last weekend

... apparently Phillip won best trick. I don't even really understand what that means seeing as there is no swimming or fetching going on in these photos.

Friday, September 11, 2009

ASR update:

Why build a trade show booth that will just be torn down... when you could use the van you used to get there as your booth? Good job boys.

Nice ass Nate!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fuzzy Fingers?

I thought the current model of glove was pretty rad... I'm not really sure what to think of this new one though. What do you think? Vote!

Don't mess with the Midget.

If you’ve ever been to southern Washington, you know the landscapes could be considered breath taking. This past week was no exception. With hundreds of new windmills scattering the skyline, unpredictable weather, and skateboarders from all over the world, the Maryhill Festival of Speed was better than ever.

The week started with riders trickling into town and ready to skate. There was a bit of a hiccup due to some miscommunication with the EMT’s, which resulted in a late start on day 1. Spirits were far from dampened and the U-Hauls made their way to the top. The free-riding commenced along with the smiles and we rode Mary hard into the night.

This year the junior’s were out in full force with over 20 riders in total. Fellow Canadians George MacKenzie and Nick Jean did us proud, while young guns like Liam Morgan and Samuel Rojas Jr. (Tactis Sk8 Shop Team Rider) from California caught everyone’s eye. With their style and recently acquired racing skills, they were a force to reckon with. The women were well represented with a solid crew from the Great White North. In the end it was the one and only Brianne Davies taking the win. Dominique Vukorep of North Van was giving her a run for her money but crashed in Cowser’s (aka Seismic) Corner, allowing Brianne to maintain her lead to the finish line.

An interesting twist kept our spirits up when in house Aussie, Adam Yates, decided to compete in Classic Luge (aka butt-boarding). In a field of 22 racers, Yates finished 3rd after battling his way up from 10th position off the start line. Not to mention having almost no experience on one of these contraptions… I guess living in Vancouver has paid off as the rain didn’t seem to faze him!

As per usual, the Downhill Skateboarding Open Class was the race to watch. With insanely talented riders from around the globe, there was never a dull moment. The heats were stacked right off the bat and proved for tough competition all day. As the heavy rains set in, riders were scrambling for grooved wheels like Aqua Hawgs and a pair of dry socks. This didn’t deter anyone and the competition was on! Crashes were frequent which kept the audience in anticipation, never knowing who would cross that line first. Matt “Hoodie” Shaw was there to get the side bets going, and Bricin “Striker” Lyons pumped the crowd full of energy all day long. Douglas “Dalua” Silva of Brazil surprised everyone with his consistency in the rain and ended up finishing 2nd. Nate Lang finished behind Dalua in 4th after James Kelly made a pass just before the finish line for 3rd . Heavy hitters like Mischo Erban (who was dominating all week ) and Scoot Smith ended up in the bales, but still finished an impressive 5th and 6th amongst all the carnage. In the end it was Patrick Switzer of Ontario taking the win.

The awards were held at the race course for the first time, and Chris Chaput of Abec 11 made sure it was nothing short of green, pink and spectacular. We had boxes of shwag to toss to groms, who were especially frothing on the new Monster Hawgs, while some fresh decks were awarded for things like “most heart” and “up and coming juniors”. People were stoked.

The night continued with barn parties and dice rolling, which proved to be profitable for some. Rumors have it that Team Canada held it down and continued to win the party. With the clouds blown over, the windmills spinning and broken tents being disposed of, the Maryhill Festival of Speed came to an end. Until next year sweet Mary, and God Bless America.

Words by Carly Richardson

Friday, September 4, 2009

Buckle Up

Oh Snap...this is some of the most insane driving ever...Think we can get the Eh Team Van to do any of that?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

We've hit the big time

Look at that, the Scratching post has it's own place on the front page of the new Landy website. Check back here often for the latest new, pointless photographs and interesting bits of information. Now that we've made the big time we're going to step up the content to keep you informed on anything worth informing about...send Dump Truck or myself an email if there is anything you would like us to feature on the blog...

Thanks for reading.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Dan is the Man

Dan works in the wood shop sanding, drilling and sometimes CNCing your favorite boards. He stands at 7.2 feet short and towers over everyone at the shop. Dan is a walking musical library and has an answer for every musical question you may have. His favorite artist is Banksy and for some reason he enjoys eating at the Truck Stop. If you see dan strolling around town give him a Giant sized High Five. Woof

Ryan seems....

to be having hair trouble... Poor Ryan.

Friday, August 28, 2009

George Mackenzie....

...for the win.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sean Builds boards

Sean does some amazing work with wood and carbon fiber. He builds the carbon boards boards that win races left right and center and also makes his own crazy custom rides. This board is a unique shape with one of the cleanest glass jobs i have ever seen...any puppy would be proud to chew on this stick. He looks so happy pushing this board around in a shopping cart...looks like a familiar cart to me.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Friday Pom - Foolery

Apparently Pom is the new test pilot.

Helmet.... check.
Quarter... check
Bungee tension... check

Monday, August 24, 2009

But Mom...

... I don't want to stop peeing on the wheels. This is Blake (AKA: MOM), whether it be making it to skate sessions on time, ensuring the Van has had it's regular scheduled maintenance, or just making sure the whole team remembered to put on clean underwear. Nobody does it like Mom does. Meow go clean my kitty litter... please.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Crop Circle Drop Speed

Custom Boards kick ass and I love seeing new ideas come to life. This board has a really cool grip job with crazy circles done on a custom painted red top. Simple, clean and an effective use of grip and negative space... This Dog Digs.

The High Level Downhill...

... is a race going down this weekend in Edmonton. It's being put on by Local 124 and all the info you need can be found ---> HERE
Check out the prize boards that I found photos of Sean working on.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sun stroke and sneaking about...

It was a hot one here in Vancouver this past weekend. So sunny that I burned my little paws on a hot tin roof. Keyboards are difficult enough to use for a cat, let alone a cat with singed paws. But I took this time away for the computer to catch up on my snooping. What do you think this is?

My new cat friendly pro model maybe?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hey it's LIAM

Liam can be described to a tee in two words..."free spirit". The last thing I heard him say before typing this out with my paws was "i am but a leaf blowing in the wind"...enough said. Liam lives at the Stoop in East Van where everyone is welcomed with open arms, even dogs like myself. He skis in the winter, he skates with briefcases and sunglasses are always on his face, along with an ear to ear grin...under his Jesus like beard that is. If you spot him regulating stop and say hey, i'm sure you'll learn something interesting and leave the conversation happier than when you started it. He'll probably give you a sticker too.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Reese's peaces

It's turning into a Animal shelter at Landyachtz and now there's another hound to help me gang up against the Cat. Meet Reese, she's a timid girl with a whole lot of attitude. She hangs out up stairs with the Office staff and makes her presence known by barking every time an unfamiliar face appears. Gerrrr

Friday, August 7, 2009

Custom boards are the BOMB

Thanks to Justus for send in these custom Drop Speed photos. The board looks really nice and if i could ride a skateboard i would want to ride that one. I may even lift a leg and claim it as my own however these humans just don't understand how us K-9s work. Anyway thanks for the photos Justus and don't worry, i have instilled fear into the heart of Cat and pretty much run the show around here now. WOOF WOOF