Thursday, July 30, 2009

Gravis IV Skate and Nike SB. (new!)


Just got an email from Bratrud, looks as if True Heads Vol. 4 is in its first stages . We will keep you posted.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Street Cam- Pisac , Peru

follow the man playing the flute he will bring along the path of the Andes and show you the way... 

...and Chocolate too!

GIRL is in! (finally)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Familia's SUMMER SALE. (friday, saturday & sunday)


Street Cam- Bogota , Colombia

" Street Cam" is gonna be something random filmed from the little point n' shoot camera that comes with me on all my trips and i will be putting them on THE BLOG as much as i can so keep checking back ...this is what happens when you end up in a small town in Colombia to skate a marble plaza and you have permission from the city.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

news flash: TOMORROW...all day in store premier of Transworld's RIGHT FOOT FORWARD

That's right...soooo many events it hurts. Almost forgot to let you all know that we'll be showing the brand new Transworld flick RIGHT FOOT FORWARD all day tomorrow in the shop.  12-8...we'll be playing it and it'll be available for sale.  Comes with grip and a patch and some other stuff.  That's cool right?

Adidas at Familia (and more blue lobsters)

Chitown to Motown - The End

peep the last of the Adio tour footage here

Minnie in Mono round 2

go to and see Ian O'Connor's update on his recent trip to MPLS.

True Heads write up in The Skateboard Mag

check the true heads boards in the new skateboard mag!!!! yea son!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Familia Artshows...presents...Anthony Nollen

The flier says it all.  Saturday night come say hi to some friends and make some new ones while you're at it.  Peep the new collection of work from Anthony "Gab" Nollen.  8-10.  See ya in the shop.


Camp Ripper

Week 7 shredder
Brian Tristano-14
Glenview, Il.

This kid can kill it. Smooth style with a big bag of tricks.
New move learned at camp- Front board big spin

Monday, July 20, 2009

Nike SB P Rod 3 Wear Test Weekend....L.A.

Spent the weekend out in Los Angeles for the "Day with Paul" event that Nike SB hosted.  Nike flew out key retailers from all over the U.S. and Europe to participate in and celebrate the launch of Paul's 3rd shoe.  It was a short and sweet trip but one that won't be forgotten any time soon.  We skated both Paul's parks...the public one first and his private spot later in the afternoon.  I was pretty turned around after all the bussing...but I think they were both in the Valley...and thus, a billion degrees.  Skated with hella peeps and had a super rad time.  Of course we kicked it poolside a little....I mean...we WERE in L.A. right?

Thank you nike for shipping me out and putting me up.  It was good to kick it with all those dudes.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Weekend at Hutchies!!! 09

Stopped through indy to hang with andrew hawtch and friends.
Two of the pugs made it along for the adventure
RIP KOP tribute t shirt. so BAD that its good.

First stop was this mega spillway roller. Unique, and has a couple 
different ways of hitting it other than the life ending roll in option.

Then off to kokomo for some boggling xxx bent fullpipe terrain. The lines are amazing
fun, but getting on the lip will leave you with limps and lumps.

The final stop was the best. We drove an hour south to bloomington and scouted
this spillway that kendall skated in an old santa cruz video. The top of the dam was 
this mini wave wall,

And the rest had just been rebuilt!! This monster has brand new tranny banks
and lips on the whole length of it, which is well over 200 yards long!! All different sizes and slopes, with drop offs, hips, and lips. Look at the size of lil hutchie in the left of this shot. Well worth the trek, soggy boards, and infected road rash.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

P Rod's skatepark


Nike SB bus to P Rod's park.

(one of them at least)

P Rod 3. Sneak peek.

P Rod 3...wear teat weekend 2009

Soooooooo I got invited to the Wear Test Weekend for Nike SB's launch
of the new Paul Rodriguez 3. Nike gathers select SB accounts and flys
out a representative from these stores. This year, I got picked again.
We're headed to both Paul's parks tomorrow. Here's a sneak peek at
what his new shoe looks like...oh wait, this is just the fancy box and
such from my special pair. Waiting for me when I got back to my room
this evening. Stay tuned...

At least....

...17 of these (hundred).

Friday, July 17, 2009