Monday, May 25, 2009

SunDaze

After a long day at Mayfair the day before, the crew was slow to rise. Gary, Pat, Kyle, Colbert, and Phil stopped by. After some chill and movie time we headed back to Reading. I was glad to be picked up so I didn't bother to ask "Why?"

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Villa with the nose grind pop out
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Phil stays on his grind. In this case, a switch nose.
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Gary, 5shove
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Half a Berrap ,is a beer.
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while Kyle was filming this nosegrind, Colbert bombed the hill we were on. Now, this isn't SF and Colby isn't Stranger, but HOLY SH!T. While we sat on the side of the road Colbert hauled ass past us toward the 4 lane intersection. By the time I noticed how fast he was going, I glanced up to see a RED light. I'm sure Colbert could see more then we could but a car rightfully went through the light and Colbert didn't flinch as he bombed right through it, within 6 to 8 feet of being a Ragdoll.
The Stoke of seeing my friend live while pushing the line, excited the whole crew. We were trippin. After we picked up our jaws, we couldn't stop laughing and highfiving each other as Colby kept cool. Be safe out there, but don't forget to live.

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Allentown Mayfair Homebase Skate Demo 09

Mayfair has a huge history of skateboarding in Allentown, in the early 90's it was the place to be for the week. The tennis courts would get mobbed by the Valleys different skate crews, from Emmaus to Easton, With No cover charge, 2 huge tennis courts with lights, plenty of girls, and summer just around the corner, the vibe was always high.

Although the tennis courts have since been remarked and fenced in, it was great to relive Mayfair with skateboarding.
Thanks to Po for making it happen, Source Bike shop, and Chad for keeping the ramps company from 11am till we all showed after 3.

God is a skateboarder. Told you.
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Wes should get more coverage on NonoBlog He's out there rippin, so I'm going to throw in this flick I took at Saugy a couple weeks ago, this is the make of a flat ground ollie over and into the bank.
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bs180nosegrind
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Commeh reppin the Stye ,like biggie. I heard a cure is to put a teabag on your face. haha, teabag your face.
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GeechyBond landed a bluntslide flip to fakie on "daves"box and only had one thing on his mind after that...
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Hula!
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Sig was most def at mayfef
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Brett Wasting Days
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Hank Tate with the ill filmer stance.
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Alison. get yo hair did like a adult.
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Max
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Chris, Mayfair 1992 Alumni
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The perks of mayfair
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

LVAN x Homebase Present: Andrew Colbert's "Faces and Places"

I first met Andy Colbert while skating at Moser Elementary School,right before filming for 'Kill The Filmer' got into full swing. After a short talk about some common friends and a good skate, We quickly became great friends. Andy and I shared a house during a exciting era. In that time Andy filmed himself a video part, finished school at Kutztown, helped bring a new appreciation of art into our house, and with his infectious laugh he quickly became a great foil to my sarcastic humor.
Andy has since gone on to graduate from Rutgers and work on multiple Sol DeWitt projects, currently on one in NYC.
Andy has always impressed me with his connection to art , From history ,to technic , his knowledge from the Guggenheim to the streets, and his willingness to share it.
From Skateboarding to Art to his current attack on the blog world , Andy embodies the term "Get Up".

The LVAN and Homebase are proud to present Andrew Colbert's solo show entitled "Faces and Places".
Opening on Friday June 5th from 7 till 10 pm at Homebase

I'm personally very excited about Andy showing with us and I encourage you all to stop out to the opening.
It's gonna be a fun night.


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Sunny Daze in the City

Sundaze in the City.
Gary scooped up Phil, Kyle, and I to spend the afternoon in NY.
It was another great day of skating , laughing , berrraps, and hot sauce.



a welcome warm up
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This is where they make all those hats
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The wax at this spot was recently sandblasted off
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By the time we got to MidTown it was time for a can and some food.
Phil was explaining the combat of good and evil through food and drink. Apparently a banana balances out a tall Import.
Something about "The balance of life"
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With bevies in hand we headed to the "famous" Halal Cart for some dinner.
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I enjoy hot sauce. I mean I REALLY enjoy hot sauce. The hot sauce at the cart was SO hot I was sweating after the first bite. Thinking the spice will subside I continue to eat. A second later, tears are running down my face ,sweat off my brow, and the flavor becoming more intense. I looked at my plate as I tried to quench my mouth with a drink to no avail. Thinking I Might have ruined my plate, I look over at Phil, who looks like I feel. Without saying a word we all broke into a hot sauce induced laugh. No one wanting to complain ,all the while dying while looking at your red faced,tear filled friends. We all knew what the other has done.
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Next time, Less red, more white.
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After the fire comes the rain
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Monday, May 11, 2009

Breaking News and Laws


In a effort to continuously Bling the most up to the minute info and cyber'slang, the NoNo News Room has a breaking news story fresh from the streets.

" This coming in hot from the Easton Courthouse. In what is being heavily referred to as 'A Second  Story?' in the Nono News Office,  field reporters have just been sent word via email that, the  "Dude who broke into HB got 32-64 months upstate."
  The 'Dude',pictured below in a past Nono header, was very elusive in his catlike manners. Making sure to expose his tattoos in a effort to elude police if he was ever seen with them covered."

 "This is not a small victory for Homebase owner Andrew Po,  who was quoted as saying 'We Won!' as well as , 'Wooo-hoo.'  Andy is happy to get back to focusing his energy on candy , skating, and running the shop.  All of us here at NonoBlog are happy to hear justice being served up proppa'type."

Remember, Nono News.
"We might not have been there, but you heard it here first."

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Monday, May 4, 2009

LVAN x Homebase Present: Backed in Black 3

This year marked the 3rd year of Backed in Black. A grip tape art show to raise funds and awareness for the South Side SkatePlaza. This was not the largest group we've had or the craziest party opening for B.I.B. but this is the third time and it will not be the last. 
 My sister received her Masters Degree on Friday and I was unable to attend the opening. However,I was at the shop the night before setting up with Ray and Gian, and from the look of the pics we got some last minute submissions. The more the merrier. The show runs all month so stop in to check it out yourself.
Next month we are proud to present Andrew Colbert in a solo showing. Hollapino, should be hot.
Check out Mike Panic's spot for the full view of Backed in Black III



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Giancarlo
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Cap Cee
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Tom Ricci
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