Thursday, May 27, 2010

New East Center Site Launched

Chances our if you live in the general 904 area, or the southeast in general, you know about East Center. If not, it's rad that you have Internet and can access BusStop from under that rock of yours. Check out their new site here.

101-Trilogy-Clyde Singleton

I dont care how you feel about his drunken antics around town, back in the day Clyde was doing big things. Classic video part heavy with Jacksonville spots.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dropping in... The History of the Jacksonville Skate Scene @ Beaches Museum & History Center

An exhibit at the Beaches Museum & History Center Celebrating the Colorful Heritage of “The Jacksonville Skate Scene” will be an exciting display of Jacksonville’s rich skateboard history. Originally, skateboarding was created and influenced by surfers seeking any inclined concrete surface on which to recreate the sensation of “riding the waves” on land. Hills, driveways, parking garages and ultimately empty swimming pools provided the ideal terrain to satisfy the wave starved surfer during flat spells. Consisting of vintage photos, videos and skateboard equipment, you will be amazed at the impact Jacksonville had on the skateboarding industry, locally and nationally. The exhibit will open on June 10 and run through August 28, 2010. A “Grand Opening Party”will be on June 12, 2010 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM. In attendance at the Grand Opening Party will be Jacksonville’s biggest Skate legends such as Jimmy Plumer, George Wilson, Buck Smith, Mike Peterson, Todd Johnson and many more. “Special Guest” appearances of Jay Adams, original Z-Boy, plans to be there too. At the special event a documentary will be featured detailing the origins of the “Rattown” crew, as well as The Z-East Team, the Dogtown connection, the evolution of Kona Skatepark and more, produced and presented by local professional surfer and skateboarder Mitch Kaufmann. A special Induction Ceremony by “The Florida Skateboard Hall of Fame” is also being planned in conjunction with the Grand Opening Party. An award ceremony for a surf/skate contest scheduled for earlier that day will also take place. Call 904-241-5657 for details.

This exhibit and event will be dedicated in honor of Bob Biniak, a great friend and original Z-Boy, who suffered a fatal heart attack while visiting here in February 2010. This special event made possible through Atlantic Video owned by Mitch Kaufmann.

Mark your calendars NOW for this Exciting and Original exhibit and Grand Opening Party, Saturday, June 12, 2010. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. Free food, cash bar and lots of FUN! Tickets on sale at the Beaches Museum & History Center located at 380 Pablo Ave, Jacksonville Beach, Fl 32250 or ON-LINE using PayPal at For more information call 904-241-5657.

Photo - George Wilson doing an edger on the Kona Tombstone, 1977

An Introduction to Shaun White Skateboarding

So far the impression that I get is that if you get big like Johnny Layton (or myself) you will be able to shake a city to it's core, thus creating new ramps. I could be way off though. More info and screenshots of the game can be found here.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Bong Gause

Brandon posted up Kai's video earlier in the week, so here's Bong's video. What a rad family.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Kona Boom and Bang

Free Flow @ Kona, July 31st 2010

From Kona's Website:

"As most of you know the Gatorade Free Flow Tour is coming to Kona July 31st!! And with your help this year Kona can win $10,000 to go towards revamping the park!! All you have to do is go to the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Facebook and vote for Kona! It's as simple as that!! Thank you too all of you who have already voted! Be sure to spread the word, and help us win the opportunity of a lifetime!"

Monday, May 10, 2010

Goat Ramp at Jax Beach

Tim Kulis and crew came out for a demo/contest in jacksonville beach, bringing his own portable ramp, also known as the Goat Ramp ( Good vibes, even though there were a few police officers walking around taking all the guys' beers. everybody seemed to be bummed on that one. I didnt really get the chance to shoot as many photos as I wanted, sorry for the low amount of them. I really am slacking on this post, because I don't even remember the results of the contest. you can see the rest of the photos here.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Jake Sykes featured on Focus Skate Mag's Website

Long time BusStop homie and ripper Jake Sykes is being featured on the Focus Skateboarding Magazine website. Go here to check it out right now. The writeup includes some rad throwaway footage from Matt Oistacher's Criteria for Failure, which is looking pretty sick so far.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Snaps: Joey Corey @ Atlantic Beach, May 1999

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As seen in Alley-Oop! issue 8. In the 1990s, our Cameras were 35mm, and our wheels weren't much bigger. That is, until Joey Corey came along. Heelflip Indy, aka Beach Flip fresh from my scanner.