Author: Ian Fleming

14 Dec Matt Comeau warm day park mix

 

Weather has seriously been wack over here on the east coast. A couple weeks ago Moncton, NB was buried in snow, but just last week they got a ton of rain and +10-12 degree weather. The Merrytime Crew dudes took advantage of this, and went for a soaking wet skatepark session. Matt Comeau filmed a quick video of these events.

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11 Dec TBT – Drew Bezanson 2008 Street footage

 

This is tight, and needs some more shine time. Drew B killing spots all over Nova Scotia back in 2008ish, filmed by Mark Butler. If you ever wanted to see Drew riding street in front of a prime VX filmer you’re in luck. So many sick clips in here including the best jersey barrier stall combos you’ll ever see in your whole entire life at 1:20, and an awesome session on Halifax’s only claim to fame, “The Wave”. I looked up to Marks filming so much growing up, pure classic style, his vimeo page is definitely worth a browse as well.

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08 Dec Justin Schwanke: Backyard Chirp Squad

 

The man Justin came through with this awesome video of him killing his backyard ramps. I find it amazing that he carries the speed he needs across all that grass, I doubt I’d be able to jump half the gaps that he wraps into combos in this. Finishes off with the crew chirping in classic Justin video fashion. Loved the line at 1:12.

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06 Dec Aspotogan Point temporary bowl

Here in Nova Scotia (Hubbards, to be exact), back in the 1990s some dudes bought a piece of land on the ocean and began to build an incredible 20million$+ sea spa. The project ran into funding issues in 1994 and closed down.

This Fall, Red Bull came along and turned the inside of the building into a skatepark, as well as turning a waterpump foundation into a temporary concrete bowl. They filmed a video called Red Bull: Last Resort, which dropped on December 4th.

After Red Bull had left, Kyle, Coady and I went to check out the scene. The indoor stuff had been taken down, and the bowl was partially destroyed and filled with debris and water (couldn’t keep for insurance issues). We spent a day salvaging the bowl to ride it for the evening, before being completely filled in with dirt and rocks later that week.

We made a short video from the day, and named it after the Red Bull project that brought us the bowl. Shame it couldn’t have been left there for the public to ride it.

 

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28 Nov The Merrytimes Mixtape Vol. 3

 

DAMN I’m stoked on this! My dudes from Moncton, NB went hard on this hefty, all street mixtape. Featuring hidden gems 3rd place winner Matt Comeau, as well as Andrew Phillips, Alexis Leger, Zach Stokes, Josh Gagnon, Chad Wright, Corey Fraser and Kolin Smith. This young gun crew is sure to impress with awesome vibes all around.

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13 Nov Merrytimes 10 clips

 

Aside from a clip of Josh Gagnon riding a kids toy, this is dope. 10 simple clips up and down rails and ledges from my dudes in Moncton. These guys are working on a lengthy street mix that will be dropping soon and from what I’ve heard it’s going to be a treat.

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30 Oct Proficiently Efficient: Justin Schwanke, Thomas Henderson and friends in Germany

 

I’ve always been stoked on Justin’s videos, the personalities of Justin and his friends really come through to give a “just having fun” feel and this video is no different. I’ve known of Justin for a while through old BMX forums and Facebook, and was stoked when he hit me up to chill for a day while on a layover in Halifax on his way to Germany. I could finally make that connection to the dudes having a blast in his edits. Tons of awesome looking German spots that him and Thomas Henderson (and others) killed.

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