Wednesday, October 21, 2009

THIS BLOG RIGHT HERE IS A MOVIN'

From here on out...we want to let all you faithful Familia Blog followers know that we've got a new blog...and it's built right into the Familia site.  So head on over to FAMILIASKATESHOP.COM and check out our updated look.  All further posts will be done over there.


 

Monday, October 19, 2009

A couple things are for sure...

In life, there are few things that are for sure.  Death and taxes being the most commonly known.  But, I can tell you this much...ole' Mr. Nesser is definitely in the new Tony Hawk Ride game and Familia is definitely up in that shit too.  Check these secret screen grabs I nabbed from Activision.  Oh...and Elwood????


 

Friday, October 16, 2009

New Familia winter stocking hats for 2009.






Classic Mpls spot...classy Mpls dude.

Just found a copy of the newest Adio ad with our own Steve Nesser handlin' the old pillsbury ledges.  Keep your eyes peeled for the December Transworld...there just might be a full interview coming out with this guy.

DUDE'S NIGHT

Get on down to BLB.  You know...Bryant Lake Bowl.  Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month Familia Skateshop brings you DUDE'S NIGHT.  It's hosted by a famous DJ, there will be cheap drinks, cheap eats and some familiar faces.  We spared no expense bringing you this legendary master of the turn tables.  Come check out his handy work...every 3rd Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

YOU interviewed- Lane Kloskowski



Where do you live? I live in St. Compton, Mn


How old are you? I am the age of 16


How long have you been skateboarding? I have been skateboarding for a year shy of a decade


What are some of your favorite companies? Some of my favorite companies are: Lakai, Kr3w, Volcom, Hollister and American Seagull


List your top 5 skateboarders. Sean Malto, Davis Torgerson, Kenny Hoyle, Lizard King and Myself


What are your 3 favorite tricks? Feeble to Back Smiths, Front Lips on ledges and plain old Heel flips 


What's your favorite skate spot (not limited to my hometown)? My favorite skate spot would have to be the general area of minneapolis and st. paul, very fun vibe every time i go


If you had a million dollars what would you do with it? If i had 1 million dollars i would pay for the rest of the skate plaza in st. cloud, pay off my car and buy some 20s so i can finally roll fat, i hate hub caps


What's your favorite place you have travelled to? The favorite place i have traveled to is probably.... um well i went to willy wonka's chocolate factory in a dream once, does that count?


If you could go anywhere, where would you go and who would you bring with? If i could go anywhere it would have to be spain with with the crew, i hear you go pro there if you can drop in so that would be sick.



PEEP MY FOOTAGE HERE , HERE , and HERE

YOU interviewed- Matt Schwerzler




1. Where do you live ? Nordeast Mpls


2. How old are you ? 26


3. How long have you been skateboarding ? 10yrs


4. What are some of your favorite companies ? CC Club, Uptown Bar...(RIP), Ichibans , Minnesota Farmers!!!


5. List your top 5 skateboarders. Tom Roar , M16, C Dub, The Loc Ness, Torgy


6. What are your 3 favorite tricks ? Kick push, Powerslides , Carvin 


7. What's your favorite skate spot ? The ones you don't get kicked out of!


8. If you had a million dollars what would you do with it ? I would buy the Uptown Bar and build a new patio....Yea!!!


9. What's your favorite place you have travelled to before ? The Dirty South.


10. If you could go anywhere , where would you go and who would you bring with ? I would go to the moon and bring my 3 year old son Jaden with me.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wreck- tified


Ain't a party till Tucker has his shirt off!






Friday, October 9, 2009

YOU interviewed- TODD BRATRUD ( BRAIN WRECK )





1. Where do you live ? the O.C., but my heart lives in Northern Minnesota.


2. How old are you ? 34 years of age.


3. How long have you been skateboarding ? started in grade 8, so... 20 years i guess?


4. What are some of your favorite companies ? i really like Creature, Hookups, Anti Hero, enjoi, Flip, Girl, Heroin... they are all good for one reason or another, but i like the fun companies most.


5. List your top 5 skateboarders. im not sure i can even do that any more... there is so much good stuff going on these days. im gonna do one off the top of my head... Malto, Preston Harper, Ben Raemers, Louie Barletta, the Gonz.


6. What are your 3 favorite tricks ? to do... no-comply, going fast, not eating shit. to watch... any 3 vert tricks.


7. What's your favorite skate spot ? Pink Banks in San Jose CA. R.I.P.


8. If you had a million dollars what would you do with it ? buy a cabin in the woods near Erskine MN, build a 4 foot mini ramp in a heated barn. stick the rest in the bank and use it here and there so that my friends could come stay with me and not have to worry about travel or money or anything.


9. What's your favorite place you have travelled to before ? Amsterdam or the Caymans... maybe Tokyo. any where new is my favorite, every place is good for different reasons


10. If you could go anywhere , where would you go and who would you bring with ? as of this minute, im gonna say the Cayman islands, id Bring Nesser, Kyle Green, Seth McCallum, Horsey, Apples and SCOOPIE BABY!!!!!!!!!


Monday, October 5, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Feelin' Minnesota


Come support jerboi.  Hell, come support tons of peeps you know who skate and rep Minnesota.

Friday, October 2, 2009

EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK OF "BRAIN WRECK"


STAY TUNED FOR FAMILIA'S BRAIN WRECK TEE AND BOARD

STEFAN JANOSKI RESTOCK


GET YOURS BEFORE THEY GONE AGAIN

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Nike SB X Todd Bratrud X Familia Skateshop= BRAIN WRECK. Oct. 9th






1. Where do you live ? Between USA, SPAIN and ARGENTINA.

2. How old are you ? 32 aƱitos

3. How long have you been skateboarding ? 22 years

4. What are some of your favorite companies ? Toy Machine, Anti Hero.

5. List your top 5 skateboarders. Rowley, Cardiel, Jamie, Koston, Grant Taylor.

6. What are your 3 favorite tricks ? Fs 360, Bs Smithgrind, Ollie.

7. What's your favorite skate spot ? The raw streets.

8. If you had a million dollars what would you do with it ? Pay my houses, live off their rent and travel around the world.

9. What's your favorite place you have travelled to before ? La Patagonia Argentina.

10. If you could go anywhere , where would you go and who would you bring with ? I would go on a skate trip to Argentina y drive across country, with Luchi, Father, Spiro, Quique, Nona, Rattray, Nesser and Roberto and Kevin.

HERE IS A LITTLE FUN VIDEO!!!

YOU interviewed- Tim Fulton






1. Where do you live ? Currently White Bear Lake but Me, Trevor, K feds, and Davis are moving into a place in dinkytown in a few days here

2. How old are you ? 19

3. How long have you been skateboarding ? hard to pin point, I think i started in 6th grade so about 7 years

4. What are some of your favorite companies ? Nike, Girl, Lakai, Glue Factory, Habitat, Volume, Vans, Anything DLX

5. List your top 5 skateboarders. super hard to narrow it down to 5, probably Mikey Taylor, Carroll, Dan Narloch, Kellen James, Stefan Janoski

6. What are your 3 favorite tricks ? hardflips, back tails, feables

7. What's your favorite skate spot ? the little Nicolet step up ledge

8. If you had a million dollars what would you do with it ? Ball out all the time haha maybe travel and not work so i could skate all the time.

9. What's your favorite place you have travelled to before ? Barcelona is amazing, Chicago is always awesome too

10. If you could go anywhere , where would you go and who would you bring with ? I'd go to London with all the homies, David, Dan, Dom, Trevor, Kevin, Neal, Aaron, Davis, Kirian, just pack the plane full

Monday, September 28, 2009

Skate or Die!!!


Last sunday at Oakdale the crew was thick, add em all up and thats a LOT of skate years....Good times always homies!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

YOU interviewed- Ryan Jones






1. Where do you live? SLP, MN

2 How old are you? 17

3 How long have you been skateboarding? 8 years... its what i do

4. What are some of you favorite companies? Nike SB, Volume skateboards, and Heart Skate co (gotta support the local Brands, Shout out holla!!!!) Powell, bones bearings and wheels, Jessup and Independents.  Familia and Cal surf (support the locals!!!!)

5.List your top 5 skateboards. in no order but , Josh Hawkins, Anthony Williams, Ronson Lambert, John Rob Moore, and C.J. Tambornino, those are only some that i can think of right now

6. What are your 3 favorite tricks? Nollie Flips, FS tail slides, and Tre Bombers

7 What's your favorite skate spot? Finding new skate spots weather it is just a lil gap or something wayyy better, but i like any ledge or gap, and the Skate park sesh, Crystal and Savage, holler to those dudes, you know who you are!

8. If you had a million dollars what would you do with it? Save it...  no but first buy a new (used) car and some new cloths and some skate supplys. Then Save the rest in case something bad happens.

9 Whats your favorite place you've traveled to? Anywhere as long as i could skate...

10. If you could go anywhere, where would you go and who would take with? All around the world, but first around the U.S. Have a full on skate trip with all the homies the more the better... and don't forget the camera!!!!!!

Fun Videos Here and Here

YOU interviewed - Adam Sterne



1. Where do you live ? golden valley

2. How old are you ? 16

3. How long have you been skateboarding ? almost 3 years

4. What are some of your favorite companies ? deluxe, crailtap, nike sb, altamont and any company with cool things

5. List your top 5 skateboarders. eric koston, dennis businetz, shane o'neill, torey pudwill, mark gonzales

6. What are your 3 favorite tricks ? boneless, rock taps, wallies, fun stuff

7. What's your favorite skate spot ? volcano banks in st paul are pretty fun right now, and front skatepark

8. If you had a million dollars what would you do with it ? pay back all my friends ive mooched off, give my parents enough to stay out of my hair, then buy a house, travel the world, and never work another day in my life!

9. What's your favorite place you have travelled to before ? when i was young i went to dc but lately all i do is go to wisconsin and michigan

10. If you could go anywhere , where would you go and who would you bring with ? Australia with all my friends, it seems very exciting and i want to get out of the country

FOOTAGE: not my best but all i have (im the one that looks like davis:) Click on these Video 1
Video 2

Monday, September 21, 2009

YOU interviewed- Dylan Beesley



video


1. Where do you live ? SOUTHSIDE Minneapolis

2. How old are you ? 17

3. How long have you been skateboarding ? about 9 years

4. What are some of your favorite companies ? Any local ones are always good

5. List your top 5 skateboarders. froston, Torrey Pudwill, chris cole, Kenny anderson and Dave Bachinsky

6. What are your 3 favorite tricks ? 50-50, kickflip, ollie

7. What's your favorite skate spot ? Any one thats chill, any spot with no  security and a smooth ground is good to me

8. If you had a million dollars what would you do with it ? Make a minneapolis Berrics that any one could go to

9. What's your favorite place you have travelled to before ? Im gonna go with boston, place is sick

10. If you could go anywhere , where would you go and who would you bring with ? I would go to Dubai and bring a whole grip load of my homies and have the best time ever!

Dylan your ripping man damn! good job, Nesser

YOU interviewed - Ty Lyes




1. Where do you live ? TC

2. How old are you ? I turn 14 on the 25th!

3. How long have you been skateboarding ? About 6 years.

4. What are some of your favorite companies ? RVCA,I like the Deluxe wood,Satori,Bones,Zoo York,DC,Mob grip,Roots was sick when they were around,Familia(Gots to keep it local)Krux.


5. List your top 5 skateboarders. 1. Luan de oliveira,2.Cody Mcentire,3.Shane O'neill,4.Tyler Bledsoe,5.Torey Pudwill

6. What are your 3 favorite tricks ? 1.Backlip fs 270,2.hardlfips(Herman)3.Switch big heels.

7. What's your favorite skate spot ? Watching people skate Hollywood High...When people throw down bangers

8. If you had a million dollars what would you do with it ? It would all be different if it was on the spot.


9. What's your favorite place you have travelled to before ? Lake Owen was tight but Wisconsin is the only other place i went to.

10. If you could go anywhere , where would you go and who would you bring with ? Cali or Barcelona,Cali would probably be easier to arrange than Barcelona.I'd be really hyped to get a passport tho!I'd probably bring...My mom,couple of friends,and my 2 cats Tinkles and Barbie=Their names

Friday, September 18, 2009

Party like it's 1989....including photos by Dan Huseby


O.G. twin cities skate dude, former Fobia stalwart, father, husband...and all around stand up dude Mr. Dan Huseby has some photos up at The Nomad World Pub tomorrow night.  Check out his work and all other zaniness that's likely to go down.

If you're in Chicago...

...and you're looking for anything skate, you better be shopping at
UPRISE. Peep the new Nike SB ad to check out our Chi-town homies.