Always on the hunt for new talent, Gnarcore sets it’s sights once again on London Ontario. A small-big city and big time college town where most people still look at you sideways if you carry a snowboard down the street. Fairly spread out and Southern Ontario through and through. Snowboarding is under recognised and represented for how many people live here – and how much snow they got this year. But thus is the current state of urban boarding. Nonetheless she’s home to a small scene of hardcore boarders, a local hill and streets spots galore. The backbone of London’s snowboard epicenter, without a doubt is The Board Shop. Tucked away upstairs from The Source, they hold down a who’s who of local borders representing a wide age range of talent. London is more of a skate town when it comes to recognisable names and terrain, which is what The Board Shop is probably more famous for. Head up by none other than Canadian skater / film maker Dallas Ianni (What Up Doe, Double Standard), it’s no wonder he’s got the urban snow team on lock. Continue reading
We put a call out at the beginning of the season asking if anyone in Whistler wanted to snowboard and shoot video and put some stuff down on tape. Continue reading
The yellow jacket is back. And this time he’s storm chasing his way to New Brunswick, where in case you did not hear got RECORD BREAKING amounts of snow this year. Check this out. Beaulieu, Burns and photog T. Easterbrook went over and met up with The Nut to do some guy-falling-out-of-the-sky boarding and they succeeded! And of course Bowl-u, being on his self-publishing tip this year, got Burn’s to edit up a couple tricks to everyones favorite melodic punkers – Millencolin! Yeah Craiger. He got this.
Steven goes boarding again. This time it’s on a 159 DIY Claw Tail, custom made snowboard shape from Alex Ian and Chris Mark of Surf Side in Ottawa. Edelweiss rep’n – rippin style. Classic.
We first met this kid when he was knee high to a grasshopper, skating the bowl in the Whistler underground park (rip) with his mother – yeah she rad like that. Calm and cool and on the come up, with some ratchet ass tunes to boot, this is yung Dons entry for the Stairmasters comp. A health leak from the upcoming Footyfiend movie - be on the look out for this full length some time next year. Props to Jordan for keeping the kids on film. Share if you dare.
Gnarcore has been casing the snow across the country this winter and are currently in London Ontario filming, working and boarding. Today we hooked up and hit some snow spots with some of these fools in this Keys To The City skate video, set to drop on Southern Ontario and the world this May. Even though a couple of them had not been snowboarding for that long they all killed it. Love it when skaters shred. Check out this promo filled with throwaways, bails and bros and be on the look out for the full length from local filmmaker and mastermind Jake Vanderweyden.
Ft. Jake Besterd, Brad Burden, Cole Hall, Chris Gagnier, John Rutherford, and friends
D.I.F.O (Do It For Others) is a not for profit skater operated community in Hamilton that focuses on raising funds for Cuba’s deteriorating skate park. Along with raising funds the crew collects skate decks, building materials, and clothing to give to the kids that are passionate about skateboarding but cannot afford or don’t have access to the gear. We had a short chat with Scott McDonald, founder of D.I.F.O to see what they have in store for the future and how skate culture has influenced the struggling country of Cuba.
Episode 2 in the Canadian web series showcasing the riding from Dwayne Wiebe, Justin Brisson, Eric Corbin, Wyatt Barclay, Zack Chamberlin, Gui Fortin, Kael Hill, Johan Rosen. Support provided by RUDE BOYS, SALOMON, DC, OAKANAGAN SPRING, NICHE. From Evan Lavalle – enjoy
The boys are back at it again. Winter in the Whistler backcountry. But the snow is shit they say. Non-existent even. Oh they got a couple good days in. Damn fuckers with their snowmobiles. Making it work. Making it look good. Making it look easy. Just making it. Thanks guys. The dream is alive and well – you might never want to wake up fro this one. Keep ‘em coming! Continue reading