Monday, April 29, 2013

Field Report : Palm Trees & Pits (2 days deep)

DAY 1.

Its been a long time in the making but here it is! Landyachtz sends a team down under. This is a first of a kind by any Longboard manufacturer, history in the making. Landyachtz has really thrown down this time! Heading towards Brisbane, its sorta fitting that after the train ride, i had to skate 15 kms to the depot to get the RV. The RV is a Mercedes and its only 2 years old and they're given it to us!!!

3 trips to the airport and the the crew had made it safe without any hassle from customs. Dillon, Kyle and Guff got in first and then Striker 2 hrs later cause he missed his flight in Sydney! They didn't miss him. Stung the big guy $736 for excess baggage.

Head back to the GC and the boys didn't hold back on the Duty Free hard bar. Got back to my joint on the beach and had the BarBQ from hell. Meat, salad, brews and a few of the local lads, Kurt and Lucas from Heelside dropped in for a good ol chin wag. How can ya forget the goon bag. Its made a fierce return and is a staple part of a traveling skaters budget.

Set the lads up in cozy beds. Kyle opted for the double seat couch in the RV after not makin it inside for a shower or a feed. 

DAY 2.

Wake up and its pretty spectacular weather straight off the bat for the boys from Canada. Warming up to a nice 28 early, it was real hard not to get down the beach for a surf. Got hell shit to do. Business time. Breaky of champions, Steak, Eggs, Bacon, Toast, Coffee, and Juice. Had to get the RV sorted for the tour. Boards needed to get set up, wheels and clothes needed to get put away. 200 shirts for the tour so keep an eye out for these stylin pieces of memorabilia.  

Get into Brisvegas and pick up new comer to the team JoshE and also camera guru Jaco. HAhA. This was a funny moment here in the making. Lance, JoshE's ol boy, was like "look after me boy eh" and Strike of all people returned by saying " all good mate, I've got him"  We've got a little time to kill before hitting up the first of 6 shops drown the east coast, Goodtime in Wooloongabba, so we hit up and lurked hard in trees down a local park.

Goodtime and the boys are stoked to see wats to come of the tour. This shops off the hook. Has a great collection, probably the best I've seen of old surfboards. Walk in the shop and there's a group of around 30 kids all in school uniform, obviously just belted straight from class to get a moment with the crew. Was at this moment that i looked around and there was total STOKE from all punters. Its all been worth it. Just to see the crew smiling and takin it all in.  Posters were getting signed and we got a special one done up for the shop owner, Gail, who unfortunately has been in hospital for Breast Cancer. Wishing her well in her recovery.

The crew where getting itchy and its time to bounce and hit a local hill. The crew that come round was pretty rad. The light was low and soft and the pavement was butter and friendly. Fun for all. Strike got down and bombed barefoot on his Evo that had been left in OZ since last year, with local chick ripper Aki. Kyle was reppin the 33 loco. Dillon the Drop Hammer, JoshE on the Wolfy , i was on the TopSpeed and Navaho Dinghy so it was  a great mix of all styles and the crew that where there got to sample the new range a little. 

Got some eats in West end and head out to the tranq bush of Mt Nebo and its surrounding national parks. Parked up the RV, wind out the awning and have a couple brews. Good times with my team mates and this time, we're doin it right. Thanks Landyachtz.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Get Dinghy with it!

Meow fun comes in a smaller package!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Attention Australians!

Some of the Team is going to be cruising around Australia for the next three weeks doing demos, skating hectic hills and generally killing it.   Check out their tour dates and make sure to give them high fives when you see them!

Monday, April 15, 2013

All in a days work

Last year's Catalina Classic looked like fun and how would it not be with Dubes at the helm.

A Trip to Catalina from Landyachtz on Vimeo.

Mike McGoldrick doesn't just work 9 two 5... he slays 24/7. He films, takes photo's and even publishes his own zine... which is harder to find than he is.

Friday, April 12, 2013

The San Pedro Shred

The San Pedro shred was last weekend.  Have a watch above and check out the article on Wheelbase.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Billy Bones Saturday Setup

This Saturday, set up your Top Speed like Billy does!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Get Funky with Pat

Thanks to Skatehouse Media for the edit, Pat Schep for the Skateboarding and Wefunk radio for the tunes.

Monday, April 8, 2013

The NEW Top Speed!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

LY Contest: Show us your Scene

We put this video together to show you an example of what we want to see...

You've got two months to film and put out your own video.  Grab the crew, hit the local spots and show us why your scene is the best!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Community and Corn

... that's how they roll in Chilliwack.

Meow that's The Truth!