Thursday, July 31: Brooks Park was packed with the youth of today shredding their hearts out in anticipation of the Natural Koncept skateboard team's demo. It'll be a while until I get some video footage online from that day, but these stills taken before the demo show some of the "personalities" of the Fredericksburg skate scene. Shout out to Mark Eyestone of Fred Skates for hosting the event and DJ Bredren for bringing some reggae beats for the summer session.
Teddy back from the other side of the planet...
Patiently waiting for the Natural Koncept van to roll through.
B-Fiddy - 'Nuff Said...Mark holds down the fort as the NK guys hit the ramps DJ Bredren Soundsystem in effectSmithson holds his own and drops hammers all dayKinda like the lineup from The Usual Suspects if Kevin Spacey wore more clothes.
Summer is officially here and what better way to usher it in than with a new line of shop decks ready to skate. The MONO Lions are actually a second generation of a painting titled "King of Concrete Jungle" (below). A lot of people ask me where the ideas come from for the skateboard deck graphics. Long story short is that the graphics are a result of hours and hours of generative studies including drawing and painting. The deck graphics are an extension of my painting explorations, with subject matter inspired from mythology, architectural monuments, and classic figure drawing.
MONO Lion Decks come in 3 different widths (7.5",7.75", and 8.0") and are $45 with griptape. Decks are available at the PONSHOP Studio (916 Liberty Street, Fredericksburg, VA) and Fred Skates (604 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA). Decks may also be purchased via mail-order, simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're excited to announce that the Fred Skates/Magic Bullet DVD "City By The Battlefield" will make its premiere this month. PONSHOP pitched in by helping create some of the titles and name treatment for this new skateboard video. Below is a schedule of the DVD premieres as well as a brief press release from the Fred Skates/Magic Bullet website: March 23, 2007: Norfolk, VA @ Relative Theory 271 Granby Street Suite 200, Norfolk, VA 23510 7:00 PM $5.00 March 24, 2007: Fredericksburg, VA @ Central Rappahannock Regional Library 1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 7:00 PM FREE * Short films by Robbie Gregson and Zeph Mann April 1, 2007: Washington, DC @ Warehouse Next Door 1021 7th Street NW, Washington D.C. 20001 7:00 PM
As the second in an ongoing series of collaborative DVD's documenting the skateboarders of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Magic Bullet and Fredericksburg Skateboards are proud to present "City By The Battlefield." Filmed over the course of late 2005 and 2006, this installment tracks many of the dynamic characters that make up a small town's skateboarding presence and features a healthy dose of progressive ideas from everyday skaters.
Set to a soundtrack courtesy of Magic Bullet Records & friends (This Will Destroy You, The All-American Rejects, Sparrows Swarm And Sing, Paul Michel, Mosh Patrol, New Idea Society, Forensics, Nitro Tokyo, etc.), "City By The Battlefield" is concrete evidence that while other sports evolve slowly over time and past glory upholds, skateboarding is reinvented daily.
Watch the "City By The Battlefield" Trailer on YouTube: