It’s no secret we love where we live and Flatspot is an actual home to many of us, not just the place we go for work. Mischa literally lives here, I spend more of my time at Flatspot than I do my own home. We’re also pretty stoked on some of our neighbours and have become friends with a number of them. El Kartel Shop two stores down is definitely one of them and owner Pablo Zamudio is an incredible friend to have. // read more
The other day we posted a photo set from skateboarding around Vancouver’s Chinatown featuring local skaters and residents, Danny Smith and Andrew Grant. Mischa Chandler and I (Les Robertson) went out to shoot and decided to make it a contest to see who took the better photos from the spot. I just point out, les is moar. And with that, check the photos below and send in your vote in the form to tell us who took the better photo!
VOTE & WIN! // read more
Sometimes curbs are just chundery to slappy, or the pool coping is lacking sauce. Luckily Skeleton Key is bringing back an age old coping mechanism.
There’s a lot of skateboarding happening in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside as a whole. From the classic Vancouver ‘it’ spot, Plaza, to crusty DIY and just making due with what there is. Some come to Chinatown to seek out spots and skate something different than their own hood, but for Flatspot Team riders Danny Smith and Andrew Grant, this is their home. I don’t mean that in some kind of ‘I’m a local’ generality either, these guys live right here in the heart of Chinatown and some of the gnarliest DTES has to offer…. that is until they slab over it with high-rise condos. #Resist
Britannia has been cancelled for 2017 so if you’re looking for a freeride and race in British Columbia, welcome to the Salt Spring Slasher com in yup May 13th and 14th right before Danger Bay. // read more
Britannia was an absolute blast last year. Every hay bail had a spider in it and you know the bridge was utterly soaked. But alas, the classic is now more nostalgic than we could have ever hoped.
We know nothing about radical skater girls, because we are all lame skater boys, and we are STOKED on this chance to learn a little bit about what thats all about.
This great land vessel of rickety radness is a testament that just about anything can run on Strikers energy. Riding it is a lesson in acceptance and adventure into the unknown. There are no regrets on the Cribb.