Holy fuckin' skateboarding. I am a man obsessed. It's given me life, and I want to share my perspective with you. This site is devoted to the preservation of Lawrence and Kansas City-based skateboarding both past and present. We've got a rich history involving legendary skaters, videographers, photographers, ramp builders, artists, and musicians. I'm trying to develop a forum in which to convey how these people paved a path for me and how they can you too, by re-releasing classic local VHS's part by part, providing you with new edits and editorials of my own, "photo future" features, and through nostalgic blogs like Wyke-a-pediA.
In the final installment we've got some serious ripping from Wes Reeves, Josh Mathis, Cody McBee, Jake Wickersham, Jared Janzen, Corey Fisher, Weston Sparks, Mikey Santillan, Bradley Cooper, Keelin Austin, Dusty Hudgens, Luke Clark, and Jx Moss. Garrett Rathbone and Jared Smith share a song and kill it, Cole Wyatt and Kenden Christensen share an epic-ass part, and Taylor Brown, Addie Toelkes, and Josh Barclay close things out righteously. Soundtrack: The Zombies, The Undertones, Waka Flocka Flame, Blood on the Wall, and Kill Creek. Film/Edit: JP Redmon HEEEPS.COM. Thanks for watching! Copies of the DVD and t-shirts still available at White Chocolate, Boardertown, and Escapist.
This section starts with a montage featuring Escapist, White Chocolate, Diverse riders and more: Matt Poff, Hunter Hallman, Tanner Ballengee, Tanner Greene, Chafe and Ryan Bayless, Charlie Dick, Luke Brekeizen, Ben Hlavaceck, Connor McCrosky, Josh Crane, Max Chilen, Jesse Doan, Rod Harper, Scott Walters, Joe James, and Anonda Messina. Then White Chocolate's Benjamin Welch lets his snake-styled freak flag fly with a full-ass part. And Mystic Magic's Gordon Durlin and buddy Elliot Dean share a sick part to finish things out. Soundtrack provided by Birds of Avalon, DIIV, and Devo. Film/Edit: JP Redmon HEEEPS.COM
The first official trailer for our upcoming video, DONT BE A MENACE TO KANSAS CITY WHILE GETTING YOUR CLIP IN THE HOOD. Filmed & Edited by Tyler Noah. Premiering June 8th, 2013 @ The Screenland Armour in Kansas City, Missouri. Full parts from JP Redmon, Addison Toelkes, David Thurn, Cody McBee, Weston Sparks, Joel Esch, Michael Keck, Josiah Tripoli, John Garfield, Cole Wyatt, Shilo Thompson and Drew Paussa. Also featuring Wes Reeves, Zack Doelling, Alex Stimpfel, Josh Conway, Ric Dunwoody, Mike McMillan, Cameron Padilla, Joshua Barclay, Josh Thompson, Andrew Piekalkiewicz, Jake Piekalkiewicz, Tyshaun Johnson, Jordan Maurer, DJ Stewart & MANY MANY MORE from the area.
More gold from Lawrence, KS... Meet White Chocolate Skateshop alumni Hiro Nakagawa, John Garfield, and Taylor Paige, and their newest team rider Chase Oehlert... StudioSkate Supply's Joel Esch... Rippers Asher Vieux, Nicholas Ward, Zack Gould, Tyler Noah, David Thurn, Austin Cira, Justin Swisher, Aron Terrell, and David Campbell... Lake Dabinawa-dwellers Justin Shiney, Joey Haake, and Ben Watson... Wichita-wailers Scott Fluty, Pat Donivan, and Landon Barnhart... and Centennial Park-rangers Dustin King, Gabe Brummett, and Mateo Gutierrez... Soundtrack: Guided By Voices, Rush, and Hammerlord. Film/Edit: JP Redmon HEEEPS.COM
Behold the new Centennial Skatepark of Lawrence, KS. In this episode: Rooster in my Rari, one dilapidated mini ramp, The Folk Implosion, Grand opening ceremony with Mayor Bob Schumm, slams, Cocknoose, Shilo Thompson, Big K.R.I.T., Jake Piekalkiewicz, Scott Buckner, Mikey Wagner, Billy Barnes, Sean Hall, Nature Boys, Charles Cornelius, Cody Larrick, Neil Goss, August Henricks, Noah Lepley, Blake Burgess, James Sedo, Justice Wilson, Evan Doherty, Manny Marie, Chadd Pollock, Cody Potter, Zac Crow, Kyle Muhlethaler, Andy Simpson, and Tino Peaches. Film/Edit: JP Redmon.
Taylor Mac Brown - inward heel to flatty Photo: Nick Ward
Ash Shadrick, David Campbell, Chadd Pollock, Justin Shiney, Joel Smith, Allen France, Gordon Durlin, Mikey Santillan, Brian Connor McCroskey, Benjamin Clark Shanahan Hlavacek, Jasper Alford, Nicholas Ward, Mateo Gutierrez, Craig Lang, James Sedo, Bob Bender, Ben Watson, Joey Haake and myself enjoy Joel's wonderland known as Barnside.
FATTY to FLATTY premieres Wednesday March 13th, 2013 at The Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS. Doors at 6 pm. All Ages.
It doesn't get any more Lawrence, KS than this. Nobody's touched this spot before or after Dirty Al handled the tail fakes way back when. YOU try gapping to limestone. That's a serious gap too... This graced the Aug. 2000 issue of Thrasher thanks to Joe Hammeke.
What do The War of 1812, Escapist Art shows, getting rid of vices, Baker Boys Distribution, John Squire, Supernaut, Manchester, barriers, WU LYF, Altamont Apparel, internet radio shows, Sean Malto, Heroin skateboards, and chalking techniques have in common you ask? Why, everything. Mark Foster aka FOS enlightens us with Wyke's help through a game of pool.
Learn from the legends.
Master Splinter and Dirty Al continue destruction!
Master Splinter builds it and gets creative. Dirty Al destroys it, going to no-man's land. Cole films it and gets buck with Addie and Mateo. I hang on for dear life.
Photo: Mitch Jones
This is how the barn-bowl, aka Shredder's Lair, aka Barnside, looked a year ago. It's since undergone changes and is even more gnarly - if you can believe it. Here I give a tour of it using eloquent descriptions like "top-deck whatever-thing," and "a little, fucking, teenage mutant ninja turtles thing." Then we have some shredding by Joel Smith (master Splinter), David Campbell, Ben Watson, Mateo Gutierrez, and myself. Thanks for tuning in.
On July 29th, 2012, most of the White Chocolate Lawrence team and a few friends took over the Hiawatha, KS skatepark. Not one sticker or poster was left on the ground - they are hungry for skateboarding out there. And yeah, that's another ARC park...
June 23rd, 2012. Escapist put this on. Kyle Shifflett kills. Watch to the end where Jamie Thomas talks about the origin of the laser flip. Thanks for filming that Nick Ward!
Zach's ramp is the truth. Here is some footage I threw together from a couple sessions with Jake Atchison, Tom Wyker, Adam Brauer, Tyler Crane, Elliot Accurso, and Justin Hackel. Music by Zale Bledsoe's band "Dsoedean" (Deee-so-deeen), who are playing this Friday night ( 8-03-2012) at the ramp contest. BE THERE!
Scott Musgrove, Jason Tate, and Jeff Rasp from Who Skates shred at both skating and making skateparks. Check out some KU street and OP park shralping here, plus get a quick tour of the new Centennial Skatepark in Lawrence, KS and a mini interview with Musgrove himself. Guest skaters: Spencer Treas, Taylor Foley, and Max Clark. Music: "Beer for Breakfast" by The Replacements.
Enjoy some timeless bits of LFK and KFC skateboarding. Please don't sue me Queensryche.
The best park footage from August-Dec 2011.
Scott Wingate and I at the Belton park