Monday, June 30, 2008

ST. LOUIS JUST GOT A LITTLE MORE HOOD


St. Louis welcomes Mr. John Hood to town! John's an old friend of Pretty and he just moved here from his hometown of Nashville. He's a super nice dude and he rips. Any other questions?

A BUNCH OF BOYS, HANGING OUT, GETTING SWEATY


Randy Ploesser and Nate Lacoste Road Trip clip #3 from Mark on Vimeo. The trilogy is complete! Enjoy the final installation of Randy and Nate's roadtrip from California to Missouri and straight into our hearts. Filmed and edited by Mark Stewart, with additional filming by our very own Mr. Jack Donze.

NEWSFLASH: YOUNG HILLBILLY YEARS LATE ON BLOG CRAZE

Sharing the coveted spot with Jack Donze as my favorite individual to film with nowadays, slow-living skateboard filming and Chipotle fanatic Mark Stewart has just started a blog. It should be as boring and wholesome as he is, and, if thats your thing, it will be awesome! Score one for Tennessee! -Randall

Friday, June 27, 2008

QUITE THE TITTY YO!!!!!

Don't you think you'd have at least 10% more fun while skateboarding if every time you looked down at your board you saw a sweet set of lady bumps?

Art, you're on to something (and you might just have to change the title of your video)...

Thursday, June 26, 2008

MITTS UPDATE





As you can imagine, Mitts has been ripping in his new home of San Diego just as hard as he did when he lived in St. Louis. Recently he had the pleasure of skating the Black Box park and even left with a nice little something to remeber it by. Meanwhile, he's been tearing up the local street spots too of course. Here's him and fellow St. Louis native Ryan Farrar firing up some blunts in Smolik's territory. Keep it up Mitts!

Editor's note: We have no idea why these sequences look so psychedelic and trippy, it wasn't on purpose. But seeing as how we referenced drug use earlier, maybe it was? We're not sure.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

MAY OR MAY NOT


David may or may not be working on a new video project, and Worful may or may not be excited about it. We'll just have to wait and see.

A LOVE LETTER TO ST. LOUIS


Please watch this. It made our day. Courtesy of 48 Blocks.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I'LL NEVER FORGIVE MYSELF IF WE DON'T GO ALL THE WAY TONIGHT

Ok, so many things had to happen in order for this blog post to come about. It started with Celine Dion, covering AC/DC in a most embarrassing way, and ends with one of the most mind blowing musical conspiracies ever.

Directions: turn the sound down on Celine (the bottom video) and push play on both videos at the same time.

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Only after you view these videos simultaneously in their entirety will you be able to comprehend this.

My friend Laura would like to mention that Meatloaf looks like a Klingon and Steve would like you to look out for Marky Mark.

Monday, June 23, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BIG J'S



Happy birthday Jake "Champ" Zurheide and Joel!

THE DAY AFTER GO SKATEBOARDING DAY





Was the day after Go Skateboarding Day more productive? Clearly. But just barely.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

GO SKATEBOARDING DAY





By the looks of these pictures, it seems that Go Skateboarding Day was quite a success this year.

Friday, June 20, 2008

BSP CONTEST


Since I won't be able to make it to the annual BSP contest, here's my submission for best trick from the last time I skated there which, unfortunately, was ages ago. -Bob

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

SIMPLE


Troy likes to keep things simple. This stylish back disaster is a good example of that. Photo by Worful.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

MORE MAGAZINE MADNESS!


Special thanks to the lovely Kate Williams at Nylon for featuring our new board in the current issue of Nylon Guys. Thanks Kate!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

MAGAZINE MADNESS!




Randy Ploesser wrote an awesome piece about St. Louis for Skateboarder's "Cityscape" section in their last issue. Thanks Randy! Also, Pretty pal Jabari got called the "office-pick" by the staff at Transworld in their review of Turf's video in their last issue as well. Way to go Jabari! Lastly, in the brand new Thrasher there's a sequence of Drew Etzkorn in an article about Arizona. Sick! We're stoked to say the least.

FRONTSIDE SUMMER FLING



Summer is officially here! Get ready to sweat. Bobby suggests beating the warm weather by finding some cool shade under a tree. Like a koala bear. Frontside flip, photos by Worful.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

DRY BONES NATION


Dry Bones Nation! from Kevin Erst on Vimeo. Kev Erst's videos always make skating look so fun. Gets me hyped.

Monday, June 2, 2008

INFINITE KUDOS


Nine years ago yesterday, a new skateshop popped up in St. Louis. As loco as the skate racket was back then, it didn't seem likely that any true skateshop could survive here. And indeed, when Altered, the longest running and most core shop in town had to close its doors in 2003, the St. Louis area was left with just one real deal: Infinity. They've been holding it down ever since.

Jason, we can't tell you enough how much we appreciate all the support you give Pretty and the St. Louis skateboarding community. It's great to know that someone's got our collective backside.

Keep on keepin' on.