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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas from Cameron Card

Ripping.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas, ya'll.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The NDN 4S Vol.23

Sunday, December 16, 2012

It's Here!


The video is now available to purchase.




Thanks to everyone who came out to the Idaho premiere...update soon.


Friday, December 14, 2012

1 More Day

Until Snake River Special.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Snake River Special - Video Review #1


When I read a video review I’m not interested in learning what tricks were landed or who skated to what song, I just want to know if I should buy the video. For those of you like me, the answer is yes (pre-order here). I like to judge a videos success based on a single question; does it make me want to skate? After watching SRS I felt so compelled to blade that I dragged my p-rail down the driveway, put my blades on and skated solo on this absurdly cold New England night. I like to mention that I’m also just getting over the flu and my fingers are just starting to thaw as I sit here writing, that alone should tell you how much I enjoyed this video. 

The scenery, music, and skating come together to create this unique blue collar, hard working, fun loving, good time feeling that Erik has mastered in capturing and delivering. If you’ve seen any of his 20+ NDN 4S series edits you will know exactly the feeling I’m referring to. Erik manages to make you feel like you are there shredding with the homies and adventuring alongside them. The tight knit tribe came together to deliver solid sections and montages which included members and friends from across the country. 

Erik dedicated the video to his father Steven Bill, whom he recently lost. There is something to be said about dedicating your work to someone you love, and the love Erik put into creating this video really shows. His efforts not only show in the filming and editing but his skating as well, his section stood out to me the most. Erik’s skating continues to progress and inspire me. I think it’s safe to say this is his best work yet. I could go on telling you amazing the video is and how good everyone’s parts were but I’d rather you experience it for yourself. 

You can pre-order a copy of the video by clicking the link below; I highly suggest grabbing a tee or pullover as well because after you watch the video you’re going to feel like part of the tribe.
www.thendn.bigcartel.com

-Jamie Murrett

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Available for Pre-Order




Snake River Special


Picking up the first batch of DVDs and Blu-Rays today!

They'll be available for pre-order on www.thendn.bigcartel.com tonight. Cheers, ya'll!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

One Blade Mag


New article by Justin Eisinger with some talk of The NDN

"If you were paying attention on FB or happen to be on the short email list from Fade Hurricane, you may have noticed a common theme running through that other sport that everyone loves to look up to so much. Let me sum up that theme: SHIT IS FUCKED AND WE ARE GOING DOWN. (ex. 1ex. 2)
Now, let’s be clear — not everyone is fucked. Far from it. There’s the Ryan Sheckler, Rob Dyrdek millionaire asshats, and the top level pro dudes pulling in 40k a month ($480,000 annually) thanks to sponsors that are, well, major corporations. And while we all see the TV shows that have taught us to want large warehouses full of ramps and free stuff to fuck up and fast cars and big-ass contest pay out checks, the people who help make the skateboarding happen at the indie level (what would still be huge by blading standards) have seen the big time $$$ writing on the wall. Because there’s other pros who pull home a whopping $2,000 a month. And a longstanding, diverse marketplace is feeling tremendous pressure that is funneling skater’s money into the already-lined pockets of Nike and Adidas and whoever. But as brands close down there’s more lost than just another choice in shoes or decks or whatever, there’s loss of the identity that made the community what it was.
Added to that, as the inside skateboarder types are talking about, real coporate money is changing skateboarding through the influx of that money, and the focus on metricized contest rankings that make commodities of the athlete/artist skaters themselves. Which, besides pushing skateboarding ever closer to figure skating (compulsory moves), lays the numbers-based foundation for stripping the vibrance and unpredictability of street skateboarding. That sounds sad. Even to me, who doesn’t really care about what skateboarding cares about (despite the presence of this blog!). Just think about a skateboard company having corporate shareholders that demand results! It kinda boggles my mind. In a Hudsucker Proxy kinda way.

But I’m totally rambling, so here’s the point — reading this stuff made me think about a couple things:
1) The Skateboard Mag knew this shift (and that bad things happen when big companies take over your community) was coming and attempted to step away a long time ago. Last time I flipped through a copy I didn’t pay attention to who had ads, so don’t know if this is still true. But it was commendable.
2) Even though these guys smell trouble it’s likely a long way off, and probably a false alarm anyway that just trolls debate.
3) What they are experiencing now is essentially the same structure as the environment surrounding all burgeoning action sports during the ’90s, with ROLLERBLADING being no exception.
There was a lot of money at stake. The power of rollerblading pulled giants, like Fila and Nike, out of their comfort zones and onto wheels. They both failed, but that’s their fault. They didn’t know what they were doing. They were part of the problem that skateboarding is describing, but they contributed to and helped shape our landscape. Hell, B Luv was getting paid, son! Traveling the world! Backsliding up the Eiffel Tower (in an ad treatment)! And Mike Opalek was being filmed and photographed in Japan or some shit for Nike. And there was the Gap. And L2. Don’t forget all the TV time, and Marco Hintze backsliding on the fucking Naya water botle (Ha ha, Naya)! And that’s not even the tip of the ice berg. The point is, there was a time when blading was in deep with the corporations, but it wasn’t all sunshine and lollipops.

In fact, our sacred history as rollerbladers is filled with revolting against this very machine. Box. Video Groove. Daily Bread. Senate. Fucking Rollerblade with Chris Edwards pioneering the whole damn thing. But Rollerblade was a company, and companies (the “bad” ones) were BAD but skaters were good and things skaters liked were good and your friend making money from a company was GOOD but companies were BAD. And ungh did you know that a company paid for this thing but companies are BAD and are you confused yet?

That’s right. We are where we are in large part to our own actions — actions designed to liberate us from the problems of corporate control. They just never thought the money would stop.
But I have good news! We’re a lean, mean machine that is toughened up from years of the opposite cycle. You know the one. And who cares. Let’s continue to celebrate it. Let’s keep blading. Let’s try our best to learn from our mistakes and the mistakes of others. Because whether we realize it or not, we’re in a prime spot.

The global marketplace has changed. You realize it — you’re probably reading this on a device that didn’t exist when we started ONE. Though mainstream attention is still hard to come by — the result of serious PR dollars or absolute luck — it’s easier than ever before to participate in and engage niche communities. Think about how Facebook and Twitter have changed your life (we can debate whether for good or bad later on). Do you go to message boards anymore? Visit websites without a Tweet or Status update? Ha ha, didn’t think so. Who does? That’s the point. Look at Etsy. Think about the craft-made phenomenon. Picture the boutiques in your town and the fancy shit you find on the internet. Well, that’s where we cut out the middleman and take a nice shortcut. And people are already doing it.
Them Goods and Southern Scum come to mind. Erik Bill and Snake River Special. Shred Till You’re Dead II. These are custom products made especially for a very specific person — in incredibly small batches. For all intents and purposes, they are priceless and irreplaceable. It’s really fucking cool. And unlike the elusive dragon of public exposure and mainstream respect we’ve sought for years, this beast can be tamed. And the people who benefit are the same people in the transaction and they are the people who care about rollerblading.

Anyway — back to the point. Don’t look now, the sky is falling. But we’ll survive. We always do. And it pisses them off to no end.

Which is yet another reason the Blading Cup airing on Fox Sports West was so damn boss."

Monday, November 26, 2012

Our Homie, T.Rhodes

ripping!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

NEW NDN GEAR!






Limited quantities...first come first serve!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Lil Quickie

20 minutes on the blades.
2 minutes on the edit.


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Too Busy

For real updates...

But believe that there's good shit coming.

Snake River Special.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

FishguysII


Absolutely incredible!

And Colin Kelso is repping in his NDN Lil' Hell Raisers tee.


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Quick Randumbz



 Clayton was the first to get it. Gettin' mine ASAP! Snake River Special.

Here are some photos that have been sittin' on Grubb's camera for a minute.










Friday, November 2, 2012

Newest Member of the Tribe!

Cameron Card and his wife Kendall had their baby boy today.

Welcome to the fam, baby Tad!

Congrats guys.

Powderhaus X The NDN


Snake River 'Extra Special' Brew

"Hey guys - 


So as of October 19, 2012, it's 100% official that Powderhaus and The NDN have partnered together to create a beer specially for the release of The NDN's new film, "Snake River Special". This ESB will be a roasty, big bodied stout aged with oak and bourbon whiskey. This is one of our most adventurous brews we've ever done here at Powderhaus and we are very excited to release this along side "Snake River Special" on December 15th. The event will happen at 8pm that night at The Crux in Boise, ID. There will be a full bar w/ ID and we will be happily serving our brew, "Snake River ESB". -The Ty's


CHEERS!"

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Snake River Special Flyer by Kyler Martz

Choose a flyer and help spread the word.

Post it everywhere!



Friday, October 26, 2012

Geoff!



Fuck yeah.

For more Geoff Phillip be sure to swoops up on Snake River Special!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

SNAKE RIVER SPECIAL PREMIERE

The Boise premiere is set in stone.

The Crux on 11th and Main.

Saturday, December 15th.

8:00 PM

Come spend a drunken weekend in Boise with the tribe!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cameron & Brian

Just put out a sick new deal.

Keep it up, dudes.

One Blade Mag

Check out www.oneblademag.com for some NDN advertising!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Uncuff Acuff

Ty called me and we had a real long chat about how he's livin' life in the big house.

He wanted me to let all the bladers know that he misses ya'll and he's doing good.

If all goes well he'll find out in December when he's getting out of there.


Friday, October 12, 2012

The NDN 4S Vol.21

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Homie JBARR

ripping this bowl



Sunday, October 7, 2012

art

this photo was emailed to me...


nice drawing by Chuck Ceezy of Erik Bailey's zero far fash from One Mag and Regardless!







Geoff Phillip NDN Park Edit

New park edit!

Geoff's last line will fuck with your head.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Snake River Special Trailer #2

The Blading Cup

Orion Live is streaming the blading cup coverage. Hosted by Zamora and Spizer.

http://www.ustream.tv/orionlivestream

Friday, October 5, 2012

Snake River Special Trailer #2

Releases tomorrow.  Check back!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Couple Contests

The NDN sponsored this contest with J.Stanger Danger rockin' a tee in his clips.

Mile High Battle 2012 from Luke Bender on Vimeo.

and this has some more of the tribe blading in it and repping... Dan Dickerson and Tad Tregeagle with the Lil Hell Raisers Tee



WAO: Shred Lake City Street Battle 2012 from We Are One Skate Park on Vimeo.

I didn't film or edit either of these.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Bailes and the boys destroying!

In the NYC comp

Friday, September 21, 2012

Randumbzz