VIBE is an independent skate video from Portland, San Francisco, and Eugene, featuring friends that grew up skating together in Eugene, Oregon. Featuring: Nick Propios, Shawn Kilmer, Ashley Marion, Noe Chavez, and Oudalay Philavanh.
Corey Lewis, Caleb Grant, Jordan Hurt, James Foreman, Justin James, Alex Bennet, Gabe Cruz, Calvin Ngo, Steven Reeves, Mike Bannach, Daniel Evans, Doug Wilson, Elliot Fields, Drew Bieschke, Nick Ricker, Charlie Pravel, Nich Kunz, Rame Tchack, Jeff Tufts, Frank Castanette, Donovan Rice, Brice Niebuhr, Kenneth Lander, Zach Goodman, Jordan Brandt, Isaiah Pannier, Zach Bird, and Ross Trottier.
VIBE was filmed January 2012 - July 2013 and edited by Shawn K. (shawnfromportland.com).
Please share the video anywhere you please and leave a comment and tell us what you think! This was a labor of love.
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Shawn K.'s previous skate video featuring many of the skaters in VIBE was called STEPS, from 2005, and can be seen (in shitty resolution, i'm working on it...) here:
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Hopefully by now you’ve had the opportunity to watch Blood Wizard’s new full-length video Wizard Bloody Wizard, which premiered on Thrashermagazine.com last Friday, February 15th. This 34-minute video not only features the raw skate talent of its diverse and skilled team of wizards, but it also celebrates those that have been rolling on their magic rolling boards for quite some time.
Case in point, the ninja-like talent of the Northwest’s very own Ben Krahn is something remarkable to contemplate. His grasp on skating is truly unique with the select tricks and lines that he puts together both on the streets and in the parks. This is blue collar skateboarding. Like the 97% of us, Ben does it for the fun, enjoyment, and love of it. He had his years traveling the planet, doing demos and entering contests with his skating backed by endorsements, but time marches on. And Ben (like most of us) is well aware that he can’t earn a living skateboarding forever.
Nonetheless, Ben works a solid job, has a family and continues to rip in his late thirties. This is some of his best stuff yet and proves that skateboarding is something that you can continue to do (barring any heavy injuries) as long as you put in the time and effort.
To make it clearer for our viewers, Ben was very willing and appreciative to share his 8-minute bonus part with us, which appears after the credits roll in Wizard Bloody Wizard. For those of us close to Ben, we know how much time and effort that he and filmer Dave Hupp put in to create this cinematic gem. To be specific, these guys dedicated the better part of three years to collaborate on spots, tricks and stack a ton of clips. They didn’t have the benefit of a travel budget so the majority of what you see was filmed in Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas.
Also, the soundtrack was written, played, and recorded by Ben at home on a digital 4-track recorder; his pal Karl Hubble mixed the song for the video.
So kick back and crack open your favorite beverage, and ingest the next 8 minutes of skateboarding with Ben Krahn. Our souls are inspired and our minds are blown. Cheers Ben!
- Bryce Kanights
In the summer of 1999, a team of four skateboarders and two bands embarked on a life changing tour. The goal was to inspire kids in rural areas by exposing them to skateboarding and music they wouldn’t otherwise have an opportunity to see in person. Everyone on board grew up in small towns themselves so the tour was affectionately dubbed “Hicks On Sticks”.
The Hicks on Sticks tour was the brainchild of Ian Comishin, former owner of PM Skateboards, a grassroots Canadian skateboard company. Ian currently owns and operates Kebbek Skateboards out of Montreal, Canada.
Towing a 5,000 pound portable skateboard park behind an old van with failing brakes, the young team traveled nearly 3,000 km through the mountains of Western Canada putting on eight shows. The only financial sponsor dropped out shortly before the tour began but plans went ahead. Longstanding friendships were inevitably tested by the long hauls and lack of money.
The film features the skateboarding of the late Canadian legend Josh Evin, along with Eugene Voykin, Mike Evans, and Shane Wallace. It also tracks the dramatic peaks and valleys of Comishin’s skateboarding company. Combining original footage of the tour with old home videos and recent interviews, the film spans two decades in the lives of these young men.
“Hicks On Sticks” is the second feature film by emerging Canadian filmmaker Soren Johnstone. He has been working on the project since 1999, when he traveled with and documented the tour. In 2006 Johnstone received a grant from the BC Arts Council to help continue working on the film, following up and conducting interviews with all of the key players.
“It’s not just a film about skateboarding, music or the tour. This film is an honest documentation of the most pivotal 20 years of thier lives.” said Johnstone.
“Hicks On Sticks” took home the award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking’ at the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival. The film features an original score composed and performed by Canadian artist, Aaron Read.
full video edit for the "All Terrain Vehicle" article featured in Transworld Skateboarding August 2013 issue.
TWS takes along 6 all-terrain, ripping ams on a one week adventure up to Portland, OR.
Featuring Riley Hawk, Marius Syvanen, Dee Ostrander, Robbie Brockel, John Fitzgerald, Willis Kimbel
filmed and edited by Carson Lee
Here in oregon
To project a stream of pictures and videos of reasoning for which I live here. and inspiration for all that don't . With that said hopefully you will all send me some of your own insight, videos, feedbck, pics, or even shared interests. Also might have to leave with " My showcase of oregon ".