some footage thrown together: mandible claw video premiere night

daiki hosoda

daika hosoda, doing it right, back in '03. this is real skateboarding.

ness or no

Mr. Steve Nesser is rockin' some iPath kicks these days.


amazing style. and storm flip!

be there

with 19 hours until the show. see you there.

5ive Flavors Week - Friday

last and most certainly not least, Mr. Scott Johnston


This is a true story:

The other night I had a dream that Colin, myself, and some other random mandi-clawers were in an unknown part of Spain. We were all skating around and having fun when we were suddenly mobbed by a group of 10-13 year old kids. There was some wierdo guy with us (he looked like a typical filmer bro) who happened to know spanish and translated for us. Apparently, Colin had promoted the video in Europe really well, and we had a crazy following from spainish kids. The random filmer bro and Colin started handing out very DYI looking copies (they were in clear CD cases with pen drawings on lined paper for the cover insert) of "The Mandible Claw" Video for 5 euro a piece. I was baffled but excited, nonetheless.

As more and more kids kept demanding copies of the video I asked Colin how they knew about it all the way in spain. He said something like DUDE, COME ON, MANDIBLE CLAW DOT COM GETS LIKE 1000s OF HITS A DAY FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. PLUS I GOT KEENAN MILTON TO PUBLICIZE THIS SHIT ON THE SLAP SKATEBOARDING FORUMS. 

After selling numerous copies of the video along the streets of Mystery City, Spain, we were all hungry and decided to stop at a corner store to get something to eat. While we were eating, some random kids started messing with one of our pre-teen fans, and they put him in a burlap sack, tied the top shut and dropped him off the balcony we were on. I freaked out on the kids and colin tried to eat a chili dog while getting on a bus, but they kicked him off. The kids, who respected me because I was part of the mandi-crew, told me that he was OK, that the kid wasn't dead, just really fucked up and that he'd be fine (NO BIG DEAL DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT). And that was pretty much the end of my Mandible Claw Video dream.

5ive Flavors Week - Thursday

Karl Watson has too much style.

and a special bonus video!


mandible paw from Colin Read on Vimeo.

larry perkins

5ive Flavors Week - Wednesday

Rob Welsh is the fucking man

fogt's doppelganger.

the goofy-footed one. holy shit. fogt, you need to watch your back.

5ive Flavors Week - Tuesday

Bobby! Puleo!

5ive Flavors Week - Monday

first up... Pontus!


i wish i was at tampa pro. unfortunately i'm watching videos on youtube in lieu of doing homework.


if i could powerslide like this i'd never do anything else.


emanuel guzman is one of my favorites of the new guys; he skates fast and raw. he reminds me of cardiel in a way. he has an interview with some crazy sequences over at the thrasher site. check it.


danny renaud: a rebuttal

this concerns a previous post, about danny renaud doing a noseslide post-accident. to quote mr. david cahall:

"Sorry bud, but thats not him. He's still basically in a wheelchair...

...Oh yeah and plus hes on house arrest for the next 4 years is Winter Haven at his moms house, so there is no way that photo could be of him in Miami."

well, a still from josh stewart's site confirms it. yes, it's renaud. maybe he's posing, but i don't care--i'm happy he's up and running. this post goes out to to know-it-alls and name-droppers everywhere. danny renaud, life-hammer.

this was already taken down...


but pretty damn close.

the grapevine

the other day at a party i heard a rumor that the mandible claw video was out. it was a bit confusing.

in other news, i'm going to say that yes, this weekend is pretty much the end of filming. so if you can't shit by then, we're out of luck, folks. tomorrow night we hit the streets!

also, kenny reed. the style.