Saturday, January 31, 2009

Gif Saturdays

Todays Gif Saturday was captured wendsday, when we decided to build an incline rail in a hidden location. The shot is of Andrew Krouse throwing a clean backboard front big spin out. At first andrew was questioning if the rail was long enough, but he quickly changed his mind as he got comfortable on her check it out below....

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Solution to our problem...RAIN

Earlier this week I made a post...well more of a rant about all the winch spots in orlando being a bust or not hittable right now. The first solution we did was build a rail away from all human kind, they don't seem to like all these water monsters running around orlando. We were able to winch the incline all wednesday afternoon with no one bothering us...Great Success!

Andrew Krouse testing the rail out with a buttery backboard frontshuv

Today I awoke to windy, cloudy, and unfavorable conditions, however everyone was ready to winch. We took some cinder blocks and sandbags to a gap that is only hittable in the rain, and let me tell you it was pouring. The good thing about it raining so hard was that no one actually seemed to care that we were winching...hmmmm With this in mind we might just have to wait till it rains to winch with no hassles.

Jon comes prepared to film in the rain

Almost Stomped Wednesdays

Sorry for the delay, but vimeo was down last night doing some updates and wouldn't allow me to upload. Anyways on to the good stuff..todays' almost stomped clip features vinny knapp attempting a switch 540 down lee and gordons mill. We got this shot on our 2 week roadtrip through the southeast while we were coming back from tennesse on our way to alabama. Usually the owner has to be at the gap and with his permission you are able to session it, however it was a weekend so the tour attraction was closed and we sneaked around the back for an uniterupted day of winching.

Untitled from james on Vimeo.

Monday, January 26, 2009


All those red squares are winch possibilities, you would think out of 40 something odd locations we would find one to hit....wrong

I thought winching was suppose to make wakeskating more accessible, it seems the opposite lately in orlando...there is officially not one gap to hit in orlando.

Metro West - Drought
Dr Phillips - Drought
Deer creek - Bust
Lee Road - Bust ( got arrested )
Hunters Creek - Bust ( got arrested )
Goldenrod - Bust
Airport - Bust
Water Monsters rail - M.I.A.
Pine Creek - No landing water
Baldwin Park - Bust
Castle creek - maybe but probably not flowing
Lake Howell road gap - that bitchy lady still lives there bust
Blanchard - Gators / immediate bust

and finally, I put a rail in my backyard and my neighbor starts throwing a fit about how I'm ruining his property value because he can see the rail from his house.

Never thought my own backyard would be a BUST.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Saturday Gifs

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Today's Saturday Gif is composed of Kyle Walton frontboarding a canoe that we redneck rigged on top of some rocks. The shot was taken in no other Tallasse, Alabama while on a winch trip shooting with la sewer. All we had was a 4x4 support underneath the nose resting on a rock. Kyle was chosen as the guinea pig and he didn't hesitate throwing a clean frontboard. I didn't know if I was more happy that he landed it or the fact that the canoe worked and was still in tact for more shredding. If you want to see what else went down on the red canoe be sure to check out La Sewer and Clearlines new project ** Change Is Good **.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Video Part Fridays

This week's video part is of Cody Mcentire from the movie Smoke and mirrors. This section is definitely a jaw dropper, check it out for yourself below.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Its Cold in Florida

Well I got good news and I have some bad news. Ill go ahead and start with the good news Black Betty is running 100% and ready for some action. The bad news is, its been absolutely frigid the last 2 days in Orlando. This morning I awoke to crystals on all the trees from sprinklers, not my cup of tea for winching. Some brighter news is that tomorrow is a high of 71 and the weekend will also be gracing us with 75 degree weather. Its looking like a 3 day weekend of winching weekend warrior status, on the other hand enjoy this video we made of russell and martin skating the cold days away..

Untitled from james on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Almost stomped Wednesdays

Untitled from james on Vimeo.

This weeks almost stomped Wednesdays clip is of Nick Dauzat attempting a back 180 down lee vista gap. With all the hype around lee vista in the homeless video and and the alliance trip, we decided we would give it a try. There was nice parking around the corner at a local bank like alliance said and while nick was running the winch over in a full on sprint he hit a ditch in the grass causing the hitch exstension of the winch to jam into his knee. Yeah ouch! After attempting 3 pulls he called it quits with his knee in agony, yuri gave it a go and was able to get one pull in and throw a front 1 before the community security showed up and had a fit.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Feeling Lucky?

Look what adobe premiere had in store for me today while I was rendering some footage.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Saturday Gifs

This weeks gif is composed of a Gainesville local that we spotted skating a box in the street, while on our 2 week southeast roadtrip. We stopped the car got out our boards and started skating with them, we then had the bright idea of moving the box down a 2 flat 1 which was tons of fun and I was able to get this shot of a local backside fiddy fiddy her.

Video Part Fridays

a classic from bag of suck..Jerry hsu part 2

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Almost stomped Wednesdays

Every Wednesday from now on ill be posting a clip of a trick that someone almost landed but no cigar, check out our movie "We're Just Skiing" coming out in April 2009, to see if some of these tricks I post every Wednesday are landed in the video! Who will have to buy the video to find out!

Untitled from james on Vimeo.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Gif Saturdays

Today's Gif is composed from a trip that we went on roughly 3 months ago back in October. We did a 2 week road trip through the southeast,all over FL, GA, AL, and TN. Don't forget to pick up the movie we're just skiing to check out more of this road trip, and many more other crazy adventures. Meanwhile, enjoy this gif of russell brightwell backboarding a ledge that we have been scoping since the winch was invented, we got maybe 2 pulls in before being chased out by some angry golfers. Obviously golfers are little more dedicated to waking up early and getting to the green then we are, our goal was to get on the course before any golfers, but that didn't happen...I wonder why?

Friday, January 9, 2009

Video Part Fridays

This weeks video part isn't necessarily a part, but an intro for a video that I can't get over. I absolutely love how satori did the intro to their tour video "Mapping time in space". Check it out for yourself and enjoy!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Still waiting for this winch part =(

Tyler mangus laughing the pain away...

Monday, January 5, 2009

Not A Westcoast Sunset

But Orlando sure does get some beautiful ones!

We also celebrated a surprise birthday party for my dads 50th, I just wish he still had this suit when I was in High school for prom!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Gif Saturdays

This weeks gif clip is of Andrew Pastura switch frontboarding the water monster rail 270 shuv out.

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Friday, January 2, 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Bringing in the new year beach side style

It was great hanging beachside bringing in the new year with the burnin smyrnans. As always the band played an amazing show and all through the night they were jamming with good vibes. We met tons of new people and was glad I spent my new years at the beachside tavern. Check out their myspace for more photos
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