Tuesday, March 25, 2014

something to be proud of.

the magenta homies gave the god of mischief his very own board.  i'm honored and hyped.  check it and the rest of the new line (including the carlos young guest board!) at the theories of atlantis store.

a rad little review of the SF section up on Mass Appeal.

i'm back in new york.  it's bittersweet.  i'm missing the hills already.  to remember the vibe, check out this new promo from northern co, a new skate company which is looking to be pretty sick.  jesse narvaez and bryan botelho are the first riders, and the promo was shot and cut by the bizarre and wonderful zach chamberlin.

Northern Co. Promo/ Jesse Narvaez & Bryan Botelho from THE NORTHERN COMPANY on Vimeo.

maybe you should expect some mandible claw-related stuff from them in the future....

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

tengu's magenta SF connection

tengu's SF day section in online via the frenchies.  hugest thanks to zach chamberlin for helping out with the metro section!  additional clips filmed by alex rose and ryan g.  hope you enjoy it!

Friday, February 28, 2014

i got them hill street blues

hey gods.

i'm in san francisco, watching rain fall.  i dipped out from NY to the west coast a week ago--because i found a little bit of work out here, and because the itch to skate was too much to handle, and the snow and ice weren't letting up.  i arrived, feeling finally healed from a long foot injury, and met up with the boys.

cut to my second day, when i did a sleeping-horse-inspired TV wallie and tweaked my back again.  i ended up in a walk-in clinic.  i got prescribed some things to keep me on my feet, connor flew in for a day to bring me a back brace and bomb some hills, and in a few days tried rolling around again... i fell on a rock and broke one of my lights and hurt my foot again.  and then the rain began.

but i'm hopeful. we're making some fashion innovations:

in other news, UK site "caught in the crossfire" did a review of Tengu.  thanks for the kind words.

there'll be a new update coming on monday, i think. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tengu: God of Mischief - Roof Skating

it's cold.  i've got a sinus infection and am hiding from the snow.

live skateboard mag out of france did a short interview with me recently.  you can read it here: Meeting Colin Read.  there are some nice photos of roofs and such by allen and carlos, check it out.  i weigh in on the vx vs. hd issue, talk about tengu, and various other ramblings.

to go along with that, we released the roof skating introduction online.  one SLAP posted likened it to "a deodorant ad with parkour dudes trying to skate."  maybe now i can get some ad work with old spice?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


made this for the claw love.  kennedy rules.

trapped in the closet

i've been in florida for an unexpectedly long time.  i had intended to just come down for a short holiday trip, but the blizzards in new york city pushed back my return.  i hurt my foot pretty badly on a primo on the first day of the trip, but i've been trying to skate and film as much as i can with brandon damron and the rest of the 561 crew.  john clayton's unfortunately out do to a broken pelvis--i think i'm the only other person i know who's done that to himself too.  i made it to gainesville for 2 days to see all the boys and have an OG mandible claw reunion.  gentlemen.

i'll be back in NY later this week, bringing with me a full blog update.  until then, here's connor on the come-up on the skateboard mag site.

sequence by darnell scott.  fun fact--darnell didn't have his flashes, so i lit it up with my camera light, 90's style.  http://theskateboardmag.com/2014/01/6-oclock-shots-connor-kammerer-stump-ollie-kickflip/#.UtWgdoXTMs0

Monday, December 23, 2013

Phonetage 11

Phonetage with footage from this summer and our trip to Japan. Thanks again to every one who helped us out in Japan. Below are some photos I shot on the trip... I posted a bunch more here

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

back in the USSR (finally)

hey guys.  i'm finally back in america.  i was supposed to only be in japan for two weeks, but when all the rest of the crew left--connor, jake, tyler, and the aussie james ahern--i decided to extend my trip and stayed for a few more weeks.  speaking of james, he just happened to be in japan at the same time we were.  we didn't know him at all before, but he fell into the crew instantly, chilling and staying with us for the whole trip.  did i mention that he RIPS too?  you can find footage of him in josh roberts's videos out of perth.

the trip was incredible in every way.  the tokyo premiere was balls-out insane; OPSB played live, there was a ramp jam, not to mention that ALL THE HOMIES were there from all over japan.  the one person missing was kenji, but he's a recent father.  kombawa kenji-san!  we skated tons and filmed tons.  i have a good head-start on my next video already.  hiroki muraoka is set up to have a part in it, and it's going to be shocking.

TENGU is now officially for sale, so cop yourself (and your friend {and your mom [and your girlfriend's little brother who skates}]) a copy!

thanks to all the recent support.  expect more frequent blog updates now that my life has settled down a bit.

(photo by shinpei ueno)