Wednesday, March 13, 2013
OK So basically the dudes down in pattaya started their own DIY project. I went down there myself to skate it a few weeks ago, and I gotta say it's pretty legit. It's not burnside big or anything like that, but more like a DIY homey spot thats gonna get shredded by almost everybody thats gonna go skate there. Big props to Dan Williams of Pattaya for making this happen.
Check the video out. If you are ever down in Pattaya and want to skate, then I suggest you go down over to Kanong DIY spot by Big C Pattaya Tai a.k.a. Big C South Pattaya. The spot's located behind the Big C parking lot, so just walk to the end of the parking lot and look around. You'll definately see a nice big 5 block with a handrail, so look around because you'll be in the right vicinity. If theres a dude ripping hard over there, its probably P'Nui, the owner of Kanong.
And after this video, the man himself, Daniel Williams, has crete'd up a corner around the bend so theres even more fun to be had.
And with style too, I wanna see somebody do something on the tree.
So yeah you can see that theres also a ledge beind the quaterpipe also to compensate. I gotta go down there again, this time with a bunch of homies to shred that spot up hard.
And with an elevator ledge across the street from the spot also in case you come with a group of friends that want to hit something more street and less transition based.
Well I know this is no burnside by western standards, but its a good effort by the homies to build one of the first legit DIY skatespots in Thailand (as opposed to just a ledge and a flatbar on flatground). If you're reading this and thinking that you'll be too occupied while in Thailand to skate, then sucks to be you. But if you're reading this and stoked to skate in Thailand, then go down to Pattaya to skate! Plus this place is right by a bar so you'll find yourself chilling and skating back to back with a few Leos like Shawn would do. So yeah, go down to Kanong Skateshop and hit up the DIY spot made by the dudes, say whats up to P'Nui maybe drop a legit hammer there if you can.
Guess thats what it took the boys to get it done. Now go skate.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Taken from various people's facebooks, these were some homie pictures from the SSA competition in Rama 8. Spot anybody you might know in the pictures? Well its wheres Waldo for ya!
Well thanks to the pros and ams that came here. Sean Malto, Sebo Walker, and Denny Pham put on one hell of a demo. Mark Siciu unfortunately could not make it as he left the country beforehand, but these three dudes still managed to put on one hell of a show for the dudes to see. Sean Malto, Sebo Walker, Denny Pham, hope you guys can come back again some day!
Sebo Walker busts a Treflip front grind.
Thailand's O.G. "P'Nut" Weerayut Eksirasuwan casually gives this bank to ledge a Smith grind.
Sean Malto floats a back nose G on the outside of the A-frame ledge.
Buttshot of Sean Malto's back Overkrooks. Ladies would love this one for sure.
With a Smith Grind on the way back
P'Beer of Again Skateshop checks out the free eats! Skate Jam + Free BBQ = Fun Fun Day
Sebo Walker krooked grind on the bump to ledge
Sean Malto grinds a front krooks, and he nollie flipped out of it for the crowd too.
And he grinds a backsmith with Janchai filming. Can't wait for Janchai's edit of this.
Preduce's Ryan Sripaesatja giving the ledge a back 5-0
Sebo Walker with a huge switch Frontside flip.
And I guess thats all for today guys. Wanna thank all the photographers that posted these photos on facebook. It was a great day that I got really really wasted on and didnt end up skating much. Ah well fuck it, had good vibes, good friends, good food, good atmosphere, what more could you ask for? Check it homies, keep skating!