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.

YOU interviewed- Greg Clover







1. Where do you live ? As of right now i live in Maple Grove.

2. How old are you ? 21


3. How long have you been skateboarding ? 11 years

4. What are some of your favorite companies ? organica, vans, matix, satori

5. List your top 5 skateboarders. - Dennis Busenitz , Lizard king , Mike Carroll, the gonz , Leo Ramero

6. What are your 3 favorite tricks ? kick flip, front bigspin , 50-50

7. What's your favorite skate spot ? anything on nicollet

8. If you had a million dollars what would you do with it ? buy a house for all my friends to hang out in!

9. What's your favorite place you have travelled to before ? Sacramento, CA

10. If you could go anywhere , where would you go and who would you bring with ? i would go to somwhere in spain and i would bring my frined best friend tyler
 

YOU interviewed-Andrew Durkin





Bored at work today so I thought I'd do the interview. Video footage here

1. Where do you live ? Anoka, MN

2. How old are you ? 33

3. How long have you been skateboarding ? 3 years from 85-88 (17 years off) recently 4 years 2005-2009

4. What are some of your favorite companies ? Black Label, Indy, Bones // Back in the day- Powell Peralta, Indy

5. List your top 5 skateboarders. Duane Peters, Steve Caballero, Dan Drehobl, Eric Koston and Emeric Pratt

6. What are your 3 favorite tricks ? Invert-Revert, Finger-flip sweeper, Back side air


7. What's your favorite skate spot ? The Hiawatha Bowl

8. If you had a million dollars what would you do with it ? I'd buy your love. J/K  Travel to my list of places to skate before I die. Burnside, Wallows, That Huge Park in China, Bob's Mega Ramp, etc.

9. What's your favorite place you have travelled to before ? Taunton, MA  (Skaters Edge)

10. If you could go anywhere , where would you go and who would you bring with ? Animal Chin Ramp in 1987 with about 20 old guys I skate with now.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Familia Skateshop presents: "THRILLER"

 
Familia Skateshop presents: "THRILLER" -a M.J. tribute Halloween costume party at Nami Sushi.  Saturday October 31st.  Drink specials, costume contest, Millions Billions...awesomeness.

Street Cam - Skate Rats

Skate late in the city with your homies and wash it down with a cold AGUILA video

Friday, September 11, 2009

YOU interviewed- Dan Rusin





1. Where do you live?
I'm from Woodbury, Minnesota.

2. How old are you?
I'm 15 years old.

3. How long have you been skateboarding?
I've always had a skateboard. I used to just ride down the street
and have fun for a few years. Once I got a "real" skateboard and
ditched the Target board, I started learning the basic stuff, such as
ollies. That was about 3 years ago. It's been my passion ever since.

4. What are some of your favorite companies?
It's hard to pick just a few of my favorites, but I have to go with
Glue Factory, Bones, and Osiris. They all make amazing products, backed
by quality.

5. List your top 5 skateboarders.
Jimmy Hammarsten, Will Kigwana, Shane Brown, Evan Alexander, and
Brendan Foley. Can't beat the people you skate with every day!

6. What are your 3 favorite tricks?
This is a tough one. haha They're all fun! Feebles, Tre flips, and
kickflips.

7. What's your favorite skate spot?
Hidden Falls. Hands down. SO fun! Either that or the ledge my
friends and I just built.

8. If you had a million dollars what would you do with it?
Put it in the bank to save it, and then go to DQ and buy a large
twist in a cup. Then I would chill and keep skating.

9. What's your favorite place you've traveled to before?
I went to Italy in 7th grade, and it was amazing. They have great
pizza and pasta. But my parents didn't let me bring my board. I haven't
really skated much outside of the Twin Cities, but I hope to in the
future. Boston's got some sick spots that I'd like to hit the next time
I'm out there.

10. If you could go anywhere, where would you go and who would you bring
with?
The term "anywhere" is loosely defined in this question. I want to
go somewhere with my skating, and hopefully make a living out of it.
Even if I'm not skating, I hope that skateboarding will be a part of my
life for a long time. I would bring all of my friends and family on the
journey.

Here are some links to some videos of mine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWuG2SjOliI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hEkx4cUs1U

YOU interviewed- Samuel " SIG" Bisciglia




1. Where do live?
I live in Phoenix Arizona at the moment, raised in saint paul.

2. How old are you?
I am old enough to have sex with someone who can drink, but not old
enough to drink

3. How long have you been skateboarding?
Long enough to realize I am not going to be as good as friends, but I
don’t really care

4. What are your favorite companies?
Gucci, south pole, ice cream, apple computers, Nintendo, BAPES, roca
wear, nike, and ford.

5. List your 5 favorite skateboarders
1) chad muska
2) terry kenedy
3) mike munzenrider
4) Jeremy Rodgers
5) Ryan Sheckler

6. What are your 3 favorite tricks
1)Mc twists
2) the sack tap
3) Sal flips

7. Whats your favorite skate spot (not limited to your hometown)
The burger king two stair RIP. Shit was gnar gnar, mad hammers went down there

8.What would you do with a million dollars?
Buy a million dollar car with wings so cops couldn’t catch me riding
dirty. Fashow

9. Whats the favorite place you’ve ever traveled?
One time I went to imagination land with my homies stan, kyle, and
butters. Shit was awesome until the goddamn terrorists blew it up.

10) If you could go anywhere, where would you go, and who would you bring with?
I would go to stonehenge, and go with Indiana Jones, so once and for
the mystery of stonhenge would be solved. I have a theory that prince
built it, but forgot to paint it purple.

This is sig by the way, im a poor ass college student now, help a homie out.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

THIS SATURDAY. A Familia Double Header.

This Saturday we've got your evening handled.  First stop by the shop for our newest monthly art show featuring St.Paul photographer Andy Hardman.  His collection "A Couple Flicks" opens Saturday at 8 P.M. and runs till 10.  Then head on over to The Red Stag Supperclub in N.E. for your favorite monthly dance night aptly titled "Let's Dance".  Millions Billions and Tendercakes will be soothing your brain all night with the most proper of dance tunes.  Be there.  Don't sleep.

MINI TOP 5 WITH STEVE ON CRAILTAP


WWW.CRAILTAP.COM

FAMILIA BOARDS BACK IN STOCK


GET THEM BEFORE THEY GONE

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

YOU interviewed- Paul Jensen


1. Where do you live? I Live In Roseville, Minnesota. Home to crappy spots and the worst
skatepark ever made so when I wanna skate I either have to go to
another city or go to a skatepark

2. How old are you? I am 13.

3. How long have you been skating? I have been skating for 4 and a half years.

4. What are some of your favorite companies? I'm pretty much down most companies but some of my favorites are
AWS, Cliche, Flip, Skate Mental, DVS, Krux, and of course all the
skateshops in the downtown area and all over Minnesota.

5. List your top 5 favorite skateboarders.
(In no particular order)
Joey Brezinski
Heath Kirchart
Marc Johnson
John Cardiel
Mark Gonzalez

6. What are your 3 favorite tricks?
The Classic Tre Flip
Nollie Backside Flip
Inward Heel

7. What is your favorite skatespot (not limited to your hometown)? I don't really have a favorite spot because I skate everything but my dreamspot is just a ledge and manny pad because with those 2 there
are unlimited possibilities on how to set it up, what trick to do in,
what trick to do out, and you can do ledge to manny, manny to ledge.
So there is always something new to try and it is always a fun session.

8. If you had a million dollars what would you do with it? If I had a million dollars I would probably help create a new
skatepark for my town or just somehow give it back to the skating
community because I can't really think of any good purpose for me to
have that much money because all I need is a board and I'm happy.

9. What's your favorite place travelled to before? My favorite place I've traveled to before is Arizona because there
is such a good skate scene over there. Not too blown out but not too
little skaters. Plenty of skateparks and spots over there and they
all aren't blown out. There are a handful of skateshops over there
too. And they also put out insane videos. Go pick up Happy Medium or
Potpourri and see for yourself.

10. If you could go anywhere where would you go and who would you
bring with? If I could go to Australia because its such a sick place down there
and the skate scene is amazing. The spots are sick too. I would take
some of my friends but I wouldn't really care who I went with as long
as they skated.

-Paul Jensen

YOU interviewed- Corey Millett






1. Where do you live ? st paul, minnesota

2. How old are you ? 14 years of age

3. How long have you been skateboarding ? 6 years

4. What are some of your favorite companies ? i would have to say dvs,venture,lrg,girl, and bones bearings

5. List your top 5 skateboarders. david gravette, david jaimes,shane oneill,borat,and ray maldanado

6. What are your 3 favorite tricks ? nollie flips, frontside flip, and tre flips

7. What's your favorite skate spot ? hamm plaza is really bomb

8. If you had a million dollars what would you do with it ? give some to charity,move to new york city, and buy a lot of cinnamon roll pop tarts

9. What's your favorite place you have travelled to before ? new york city is to fun

10. If you could go anywhere , where would you go and who would you bring with ? i go to barcalona and id bring all my friends and my family and see what the skate scene is like there

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New Fourstar and Nike SB apparel.

 
Tons of new apparel just showed up from Fourstar and Nike SB.  Put that together with the HUF and the Quiet Life that recently arrived...and we've got your last minute back to school needs C O V E R E D.

New Nike SB releases...