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THE BACKSTORY // BOBBY WORREST

Date: January 10, 2019 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

This past May, I found myself in Washington, D.C., for 48 hours. With such a short amount of time available, I thought I would make the most of it. I had an idea to shoot a birds-eye photo of people skating Pulaski Park, and so I booked the hotel directly across from the plaza. Now to be clear—I didn't have anything planned, I was just hoping for an artsy photo of the locals skating on a typical afternoon. I checked into the room as a late afternoon session was in full swing. I grabbed...

THE BACKSTORY // ADAM HOPKINS

Date: January 9, 2019 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

So we were driving dirt roads in a small Mexican town trying to find this full pipe that we heard about. I knew Al Partanen and some guys had skated it previous to us. We drive past it once and there were all these Mexican families set up for camping and cooking food and swimming, and we weren't sure if that was the spot at first. We came back and parked, I was like, "Buenos tardes," and we were on our way from there. We walked down to the water, and there were all these kids swimming and...

THE BACKSTORY // JARET ANDERSON

Date: January 9, 2019 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

Winnipeg has seen an ass-ton of shredding over the years. From Jamie Thomas’ Back 5-0 on the Kelvin rail in a balaclava, to Colin Lambert back-lipping every rail within the city limits. However, I’ve never heard of a trick attempted and failed by so many as the Woodsworth angled rail Frontside Bluntslide. Many of Winnipeg’s best have tangled with the bull and they’ve all gotten the horns.  Jason Crolly, the best dude Canada has ever seen, both in demeanour and in shred, performed...

WALK THE PLANCHE // PRO AF

Date: January 2, 2019 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

“We’re going to Black Bar tonight, you should come,” Karen’s friends implored. “There’s nothing special going on, just a couple of us getting together for drinks.” The cloudless Los Angeles sky obscured nothing. The sun heavy and large in a pale blue canvas. A paranoid eye, its gaze hot and probing. They continued skating the ledge spot. It was supposed to be a casual session, but Trent brought his camera and was taking photos. Lots of photos. “Dude, it’s just a Smith,...

THERE WILL BE BOOKS // CHRIS MARLEAU

Date: January 2, 2019 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

What was the first book you read as a teenager that made a mark on you? For some reason The Catcher in the Ryecomes to mind.  I can’t hardly recall how it all goes but I do remember the style in which it was written and how J.D. Salinger’s tone had this captivating way of keeping you interested. Do you read often these days? I’ve been way too busy for the leisurely read these days but I’d like to get back into it once things slow down a bit.  I find the best time to read is...

WALTZING IN CROATIA

Date: January 2, 2019 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

In September of 2017, I released a full-length skate film, Stigma, in the small town of Nelson, BC. Shortly after, I heard about the Vladimir Film Festival, an annual event going on its seventh year that takes place in Croatia. I emailed a festival organizer with a link to Stigma to inquire about participation. Time passed and I eventually forgot I had sent the email. One morning I awoke to a message in my inbox from Nikola Racan, a head organizer of Vladimir. He was stoked on my film and...

THE BACKSTORY // GLENCOE HOGLE

Date: December 20, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

While Glencoe was skating this rock, I was approached by a man who was noticeably irritated by skateboarders around the temporary art piece. He began with the classic, “Don’t you have any respect?” line, aggressively adding that “The school paid an artist to paint that rock, and you’re wrecking it.”  His interrogation aligned perfectly with one of the attempts, and, once I became more occupied by the trick than his berating, the man marched over to Glencoe to repeat himself...

NINETIMES x MARKET COLLECTIVE

Date: December 19, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

Recently, in Calgary, Market Collective held their 10 year anniversary and holiday market. Within that, they partnered with Academy Skateboard Collective to include a skate component, inviting local friends, brands, and shops to build obstacles and skate! Liam Glass was on hand to shoot some photos. Check them out: While he's quite possibly the least melancholic dude out there, Ben Fenton sure knows how to snatch one. Ninetimes' newblood Kyle Anderson barges his way through a 5-0 Shuv....

Introduction [10.4]

Date: December 16, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

Ben Blundell How much do we value a great skateboard photo these days in our plank-pushing community? Has our appreciation for capturing that split-second moment decreased as our thirst for more video “content” has increased? Should we even be comparing videos and photos, letting one outweigh the other? In a lot of cases, photos and videos can evoke far different reactions in us. Part of what drew me to skateboarding, and subsequently pushed me towards photographing skateboarding, was...

COLIN LAMBERT ON THE NEW HOME OF SK8 SKATES

Date: December 10, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

So Colin, for those who don’t know, tell us a little about the history of Sk8 Skates. Wow, you hit me with a big one right off the hop. How detailed do you want? Sk8 was started in 1987 by Steve Harnish and Klaus Hoffman. Since then it’s been passed down through 12 Winnipeg-based owners by my count. Throughout the 12 owners, Jai was the one that really made the shop what it is today. He was influential in creating a close skateboard community in Winnipeg and made Sk8 the epicentre....

ISSUE 10.4 PREVIEW

Date: December 9, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

Magnus Hanson pinches and powers his way through a rugged Crooked Grind in Montreal, landing on the cover of our final issue of 2018. Shot by Ryan Lebel. — Featuring Breana Geering, Jessy Jean Bart, Cory Wilson, and many more. — “He shoots crisp photos from the right angles with the right people.” — “Any time things were getting too busy or stressful at home, I would fly out and for a good dose of ‘Peg city.” — “I used my own acquired Time Man skills to...

ZANDER MITCHELL // INTERVIEW

Date: November 9, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

I've known Zander for approximately five years. We've grown to be very close and in turn, have experienced a lot of funny and interesting moments together. We met in 2012, having both recently arrived in Montreal from opposite sides of the country. Zander will tell you that the first time we met I had just rolled up to a party with raccoon face paint on. In my memory, the first time I was introduced to Zander, the exchange was brief and involved a handful of mushrooms from another...

ON THE ROAD WITH ADAM HOPKINS

Date: November 9, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

We sat down with Adam Hopkins to discuss his trip down the west coast, specifically touching on the photos that came of it. Kanights photo — ^ I was in Seattle and everybody I knew had left town. I went to a bar and just had a single beer, and kind of had a funny experience with someone that I had met. I just was like, "I'm over this town." I left Seattle about 11 p.m. and I got to Portland around 1:30 a.m. I parked at Burnside and passed out. I woke up in the morning to Kevin...

CODY BEAUDRY // INTERVIEW

Date: November 9, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

What always stuck out to me the most about Cody's skating is his confidence. Not only can he land most tricks first try and pop onto just about anything, but he doesn't make false claims. It doesn't matter what setup he's riding, whether his shoes are new or if his board is old. Most of the time he doesn't even like to warm up because he believes it will waste his energy. Over the past three years we've been shooting together, he consistently progresses and pushes his physical and mental...

SPY CAM 10.3

Date: November 9, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

Tom Nelner, Backside Tailslide. Wendt Ben Paterson, Switch Heelflip. Lebel Tyler Pearson Mallin, Frontside Crooked Grind to Fakie. Fitzsimmons  Dustin Henry, Backside 50-50. Lebel Leon Chapdelaine, Smith Grind. Morley Steven Burke, Kickflip. James Lee Yankou, Kickflip into the bank. Stripp Fane Smeall, Backside Smith Grind. Morley Frederic Lanteigne, Backside Lipslide. Lebel Tyler Pearson, Frontside Wallride. Fitzsimmons Taylor Senft, 360 Flip. Wendt Johnny Purcell, Switch...

DRIFTOPIA

Date: November 9, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

Here amongst the amazing lakes and endless shorelines of the Kootenay Boundary area, we get plenty of driftwood. With a need for some furniture in his house a few years ago, Daniel “Alien” Nelson brought home a truckload of driftwood and started experimenting with what he could create. Tables, chairs, garden planters, and beds were only a few of the things he was constructing in a small makeshift lean-to shop in his rental home’s backyard—a house was once owned by the late Josh...

WALK THE PLANCHE // HAPPIE THE GOAT

Date: October 28, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

Walk the Planche Reflections on Happie the Goat’s Guinness World Record Words by Cole Nowicki On March 4th, 2012, history was made. Happie the Goat, a Fort Myers, Florida resident, travelled 36 metres on a skateboard. Twenty-five seconds was all it took for her to complete the Guinness World Record setting ride, and in those 25 seconds a goat achieved more than most skateboarders will in their lifetimes. With subsequent coverage on local NBC-2 and KSN cable networks, Happie became a...

THERE WILL BE BOOKS // EVAN HAY

Date: October 28, 2018 Author: Jeff Thorburn Categories: features

There Will Be Books with Evan Hay What was the first book you read as a teenager that made a mark on you? I really liked Calvin and Hobbes growing up. Do you read often these days? I’m a history student so I have to read a ton for school, but not as much as I’d like for pleasure. Is there a local bookstore or library you frequent? Ryerson Library for school, but I just recently found out about this place called D & E Lake Ltd., which is a rare book store in Toronto. It’s...


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THE BACKSTORY // BOBBY WORREST

January 10, 2019
This past May, I found myself in Washington, D.C., for 48 hours. With such a short amount of time available, I thought I would make the most of it. I...
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By: Jeff Thorburn

THE BACKSTORY // ADAM HOPKINS

January 9, 2019
So we were driving dirt roads in a small Mexican town trying to find this full pipe that we heard about. I knew Al Partanen and some guys had skated...
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Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

THE BACKSTORY // JARET ANDERSON

January 9, 2019
Winnipeg has seen an ass-ton of shredding over the years. From Jamie Thomas’ Back 5-0 on the Kelvin rail in a balaclava, to Colin Lambert...
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Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

WALTZING IN CROATIA

January 2, 2019
In September of 2017, I released a full-length skate film, Stigma, in the small town of Nelson, BC. Shortly after, I heard about the Vladimir Film...
Read Now
Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

THERE WILL BE BOOKS // CHRIS MARLEAU

January 2, 2019
What was the first book you read as a teenager that made a mark on you? For some reason The Catcher in the Ryecomes to mind.  I can’t hardly...
Read Now
Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

WALK THE PLANCHE // PRO AF

January 2, 2019
“We’re going to Black Bar tonight, you should come,” Karen’s friends implored. “There’s nothing special going on, just a couple of us...
Read Now
Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

THE BACKSTORY // GLENCOE HOGLE

December 20, 2018
While Glencoe was skating this rock, I was approached by a man who was noticeably irritated by skateboarders around the temporary art piece. He began...
Read Now
Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

NINETIMES x MARKET COLLECTIVE

December 19, 2018
Recently, in Calgary, Market Collective held their 10 year anniversary and holiday market. Within that, they partnered with Academy Skateboard...
Read Now
Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

Introduction [10.4]

December 16, 2018
Ben Blundell How much do we value a great skateboard photo these days in our plank-pushing community? Has our appreciation for capturing that...
Read Now
Features
By: Jeff Thorburn

COLIN LAMBERT ON THE NEW HOME OF SK8 SKATES

December 10, 2018
So Colin, for those who don’t know, tell us a little about the history of Sk8 Skates. Wow, you hit me with a big one right off the hop. How...

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