Zoo York has a lengthy and flavorful history, starting from the earliest days in the ’70s and ’80s when Zoo York was simply a collective of creative skaters, graffiti artists, b-boys and punks getting down for themselves in NYC. In 1993 OG East Coast skaters Rodney Smith, Eli Morgan Gesner and Adam Schatz turned the vibe and storied name into the beginning of the company we know today. A barrage of raw, gritty urban output followed in the form of skaters from the streets getting together with artists and musicians from the streets to create shoes, apparel and skate gear with always-legit NYC heart and soul in the mix, and the look and feel spread around the world with a quickness. In the following years, Zoo blew up and became a huge brand name known everywhere. They’ve managed to keep their East Coast roots strong while expanding their reach, and 2009 finds them dropping a new video (their first in many years) with a largely new crew of team riders.
Catch the Zoo York State of Mind premiere on these dates:
June 20 5PM- Robinsons Place Ermita/ SM Megamall Atrium
June 21 5PM- SM Mall of Asia/ Trinoma Mall
this song was written by a good friend morn.
he said he dedicated this to a girl who caught his eyes and unfortunately she is nowhere to be found. how sad. 🙁
we’ve decided to shoot a music video for it and I directed/edited it. The plan was good but it turned out we don’t have much time and so the latter part where stuffed with unrelated clips.
i’ve also included some of our skateboard clips with me and dave skating after 3 years of not riding a board. Gladly i can still do some 5050s. lol.
so here it is and check it out. and oh please dont hesitate to leave your negative comments.
negative comments usually are truthful than the positive ones. lol
I have finished setting up my skateboard yesterday and it should be good to go. im really excited to take this one into the streets. Continue reading
I ordered a new skateboard deck and trucks yesterday, it was supposedly last sunday but the store owner was still on holiday, and the package arrived today. I ordered in online at Jackass Project Skateshop. The transaction was smooth and have no problem on the orders at all. You might wonder and ask why do i have to buy online. well its for the simple reason that there are no stores that sell original skateboards here in davao. The last time I checked Melrose Davao was closed i just dont know if it was a case of bankruptcy. Continue reading
i think I got it wrong… isn’t it bulls on parade? yeah right.
yeah probably coz I listened to zack kabarotsa. huh?! isn’t it Zach de la Rocha. Yikes! im strike two. but damn it. this time im sure i’m not going to make a mstake. Because im a reggaeist (did I just invent this word?!) , im sure I know the history of Bob Marley and his life. Do you want to know what i know about this reggae legend? I have read somewhere that Bob Marley and Che Guevarra are in the same band? yes, yes. I know I am right. Why don’t you believe? hahaha! Now, can’t you see that im cool. Lol. Lol. Lol. Rofl. Im the coolest of em all. Continue reading
Each night, when im ready to sleep(you can call it a quick nap, coz i sleep only 3-4 hours a day), i always notice my skateboard under my bed. He seems to be lonely and looks like he wants to tell me that he wants to go out again and hit the streets. But too bad, i cant do it for now. I got really tight schedule with my job. I seem to be workaholic nowadays, working for almost 17 hours a day. Anyways, thats the reason why i dont have time to spend with my skateboard.
When i was a lil younger(well im still young this day at 21), I had a lot of adventures with my skateboard. We are good buddies, we play wherever we want. I remember those long nights where we skate till 1 am and just stop when it felt like there was no sign of energy left in your legs. Those nights were really happy, happier than the moments i get drunk!
I can still remember those moments wherein i ollied stairs(though not that high), gaps, obstacles and then do tricks with them. My kickflips, heelflips, shove-its, shoveit flip and a few more. The rail grinds like 50-50s and 50-50s and 50-50s and 50-50s. LOL, coz thats the sole trick i can land in a round rail, but i can do some other few stuffs on a flat bar or on a ledge/box like noseslide, 5-0 and nothin more i guess. Well i guess i havent got so many tricks like some skateboarders do but what im after for is fun. What are those tricks for if your not satisfied and not contented and not feeling happy about what u do.
Well, i hope one of these days we can hit the streets again. But i wonder if i can still do a low level ollie, i guess not coz right now i have gain more wait and counting. lol. well this might be a good excercise too, skateboarding. You should try it too guys.