We are auctioning these
and other similar items all size US 9.5 over here on ebay. You can also click the following image of a box of Huggies to be taken to the ebay skate shoe bargain bin of the century!
When you spend time staring at all the small fiddly bits of a project – the individual trees – you can often lose sight of the bigger picture you’re building – the spooky woods, the deep forests and the vast, dense, jungles.
This is an old problem resulting from our only possessing two eyes and them being rooted in sockets located strictly on the front of our skulls. Luckily we have invented tools that allow us to see the forest as a whole; or at least get a decent impression of it.
Sometimes, when my cat jumps into a cardboard box I’ll quickly shut the lid and carefully carry the whole special package to another part of the house. I’ll set it down, open it up and he’ll pop his head up and look around at his new surroundings.
“You went in the teleportation module!” I’ll announce, grinning at my furry friend.
The cat will stare me down with his piercing feline eyes.
“You reckless bastard” his little cat expression says. “You did not take adequate clean room precautions!” he reprimands. “There could have been a fly in here and our DNA could have got all jumbled up together! What the hell were you thinking?”
He’s right. It is dangerous.
This is why the latest Following video is the best so far. Virtuoso sidewalk surfer and solid friend of the bird Kyle Leeper already knew about the perils of teleportation yet he forged ahead all the same.
Here’s how it came to be: I transported my life to Portland to wallow in the misery of a northwestern winter. My departure from Southern California of course left a gaping hole but instead of getting depressed about what was gone Kyle got sparked on all that remained; smart Kyle. Joe Pease and him blasted around the streets of San Diego fearlessly hyperlinking between spots with little regard for the inherent hazards. If the results of their efforts don’t make you want to skate then we can be of no further help to you. Good day.
Stereo Skateboards pro, Kyle Leeper, lives in Carlsbad, California, with his wife, his son, his fish, 2 dogs and another baby on the way. Below we discuss 7 profound topics including sponsorship deals, human reproduction, this video project and generally being stoked.
When’s the 2nd child due?
Due right around the same time date as my first son was born, late August. Damn! So you guys must get horny right around the same time of year.
Yup, right around December I’m ready to go! Well, it gets cold.
Yeah, these harsh Carlsbad winters get pretty gnarly.
The activity of promoting the sale of goods.
Most of the Guinness-color-schemed-winter-Predatory-Bird-in-Hand decks came dressed in a fishnet stocking. This was an audacious example of a sales strategy known as merchandising. If you’ve bought a deck from The Predatory Bird Online Emporium then we thankyou. The chances are that prior to your deck arriving on your doorstep a scene similar to the one depicted in the following video would have occured.
There are also a couple of these manifestations of mental illness still available at Boarderline and Focus and possibly one at Antisocial
Below is the package the fishnets came in. I’d like to congratulate the graphic designer. He or she must have huge balls made from the finest of designer brass. I have a feeling it’s these enormous balls that allowed sex and circus sideshow to converge with such brilliant absurdity. Continue reading →
At some point during the summer of 2012 Div called me up.
“John!” He said.
“Will you film me and Tom [Remillard] fur AntiHero?”
“I can try.” I told him.
We met down at Washington Street to get a couple of clips and see where that led us but Div couldn’t make it. He’d thrown his back out troweling concrete for too many days straight. Ideally we’d have filmed a shitload of random skate clips and sent them to Deluxe where they’d have stirred them into something unmistakeably AntiHero but I get these ideas where I’m psyched on old Powell videos and…
Well, this is the first thing Tom and I did while we were waiting for Div to heal up. It was originally the techno bonus of a short called HITAROCK. Obviously it’s not all one line but if you’ve ever seen Tom skating WSVT you may be like me in thinking that this dream line is not that farfetched. We feel it does a decent job of showcasing the ferocious concrete contours of one of the best renegade park projects in the world.
Jake is from Eugene, Oregon.
He lives in Portland, Oregon.
He is the inventor of D3PO.
He’s down to rip in the streets whenever possible.
Jake worked on the Following video project with the shakier of 2 existing Predatory Bird camera operators (me).
Jake and this camera operator spent quite some time searching the streets for just the right bin. Many were rejected before we eventually found the one by the tramlines.
Jake would like to thank Krooked for flowing him the boards skated throughout.