It’s always difficult to think of something to say, so I’ll keep it basic. Here’s the 93rd short video created for this website, wiskate.com. (This is how we chill from 93 til…). Like an Adrenalin “Industry Section” from a 411 in 1995 it features an inordinate amount of wallie grabs.
I had promised the group chat that that I’d make at least one new Mini Vid in 2021, which I already did, so this one is just money in the bank, as they say. It had taken me from May until yesterday to collect the measly three minutes of footage contained herein. Too much bicycle riding, I suppose. And/or continuing the rich tradition of completely neglecting this website, wiskate.com.
Skating by: Max Murphy, Vince Stranc, Sean Hanley, Mikey al Wathiqui, John Mcguire, Taylor Lalk, and in his triumphant return from injury, Nick Mistele.
My friend Bradford Bishop was kind enough to provide some photos taken during the time period when number 93 was made.
Should I stay, or should I go? Does anyone still look at this thing? I’ve been considering letting it go. 1998-2021, R.I.P.? Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you still think wiskate.com is the beez kneez. Hate mail is ok too. It’s been awhile since I’ve gotten some good old fashioned hate mail.
During early pandemic I had captured many of my ancient Hi8 and Digital 8 tapes and made short videos for the Instagram. I never posted any on the site. (Suprise?). This one features a lot of early wiskate.com content, so if I’m going to bother, this should be it.
Feat Vance, Bunch, and the Lutz. 2002. The audio was out of sync due to the daisy chain of devices needed to capture the old tapes. It was too much work to fix it. Most of these skate spots no longer exist.
Bonus! Here’s an even older one. Late 90s. Lots of slams, not many tricks. A lot of these spots still exist. I’d even claim the city looks exactly the same. What does it mean?
The new full length by Patrick Forster.
Starring Max Murphy, Sean Hanley, Nick Mistele, Chad Benson, Dan Jackson, Jerry Mraz, Pat Murphy, Jon Rockafellow, Danny Stemper, Cory Stubing, Alex Keck, Jacob Mumford, Drew Rickaby, Payne Counihan, Tavis Schulz, Vince Stranc, Chase Hopper, Brent Menchaca, Benny Fosco, Roger, David Gackstetter, Taylor Lalk.
Production photos below all by Bradford Bishop.
During pandemic lockdown I claimed I was going to make a new Mini Video in 2021. Promises delivered.
The saga that started over 20 years ago continues..
Starring: Max Murphy, Vince Stranc, Gabe Chan, David Gackstetter, Mike Al Wathiqui, Rory Morgan, Nick Mistele, Sean Hanley, Taylor Lalk, Jacob Mumford, and Payne Counihan
Additional behind the scenes media provided by Bradford Bishop.
2020 into 2021.
Not much going on, right?
During this pandemic I was a decent citizen. I stayed home, and if not, I was meandering all over the city on my bike taking b/w photos of crap in alleys.
To maintain a bit of sanity I would occasionally ride the bike downtown to meet up with the skate brethren and shoot a telephoto spaced out photo or two.
I haven’t been good at sharing this stuff because well, no one looks at the site anymore. It does work as a decent photo repository for self use, so maybe I’ll keep adding more here or there.
Here’s some recent-ish selections from who knows when.