Category Archives: SKATE

Tony lands the 900 17 years later

We all know the controversy between Hawk and Tas Pappas when it comes to the 900.  If you asked me my opinion on who was better when it came to vert back then. I’d tell you to piss of, its about the street!

Now that im in my forties, I wish I would have learned vert and saved my knees. Although watching the footage from that time era and have skated with Hawk in Kansas right when he was building Birdhouse. I would have to say Pappas was a much better vert skater with tricks that were just off the hook at the time!

Tas did eventually fullfill his goal (see video below). I have to admit, it’s a inspiration! After all the drugs and jail, he came back and succeeded! That takes alot of will power and hard work, where Hawk has been in the game the whole time and has only landed one other 900. Took 17 yrs but he did it at the age of 48. I say bravo!

Lil Wayne Skate App- Sqvad Up

First off, His passion for skateboarding? Man the fucker didnt even get started til the last 2 years….. and the mainstream went crazy!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m stoked he’s skating but we all saw the Thrasher (Fake Ass Ad) ad! Okay enough with the hate……. If he brings young people to our lifestyle, cool. Here’s what he had to say about the new Sqvad Up app….

“I’m super excited to drop my first mobile skateboarding game Lil Wayne: Sqvad Up as a way to share my passion for skateboarding,” he says. “I started skateboarding at 29, not just because I thought it looked cool, but also because I wanted to be able to inspire kids to get outside and play. Skating is a perfect way for kids today to stay out of trouble and be positive and active.”

Sqvaud Up launches today and who the hell knows for what platform, we ain’t downloading it!