Monday, December 28, 2009

Rome Prejib, Mad River, OH

Here's what went down in Mad River on December 12th, 2009. It was super fun and kids were KILLING it all day as you'll see in Mr. Kevin Castanheira's edit. Super sick, thanks Kevin!!

rome pre jib mad river from syndicate on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Follow Cam Bro!!!

Here is Hoffmaster Charles ducking some trees at Nub's on opening day.

Untitled from Richard Whinnie on Vimeo.


Charlie and Doug looking so Fresh


Zack Ginop, Me, and Charlie

Didn't want to leave Errol out

Blowing it

Charlie and Henry

Nub's Blows Hard

Charles Hoffman

Charles shooting under branches

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday Medio-chords

Lots of mistakes, but I was in a hurry so didn't want to re-record. Enjoy.

Just a Phase from Richard Whinnie on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Yeah Mike Forester!

To all you shop kids and resort employees, get this shit before it's too late!!! AMAZING job, Mike!!!

With the season kicking off all over the world, the Rome SDS releases the 2011 Artifact 1985 SK.

Last season, Rome expanded the idea behind the shop-kid-only Artifact SK that it has made for the last two years. This time, the idea was to let the shop kids create the art for the SK—Designed By Shop Kids, For Shop Kids. More than ever, the idea was to listen to kids on shred.
As announced earlier in the summer, Mike Forester from the one-and-only Casualties in Marquette, Michigan won the first annual Artifact SK art contest. From there, he worked with Rome’s art director for boards to finalize and refine his ideas (and he ended up designing a couple 2011 Rome board as well).

Meat Justice is the result of Forester’s creative genius on the 2011 SK.

Technologically speaking, this year the SK is built on the Artifact 1985 design, featuring Rome’s Poprock reverse camber technology.

Limited to fewer than 100 boards worldwide, the SK is be available exclusively through Rome’s Operative Program for shop kids and resort employees living in resort-town ghettos.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

"Hello, Friends" Pt 1. From Jake Breed.

Here is FourFive's latest of some northern Michigan skateboarding. Enjoy.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New School.

They both have robot legs in my opinion. Best game ever.

Old School.

Takin' it back to about 6 years ago....

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Hard Lessons live in Charlevoix!

So one morning I got a friend request on Facebook from my friend Carter. I browse his page and I see that he had a post that said the Hard Lessons played in Marquette, I scroll down and see someone asks "when are they playing in Charlevoix?" and he writes that they're playing tonight!
The Hard Lessons are my favorite live band, super high energy. I've seen them three times, once at the Temple Club in Lansing, once at the Magic Stick in Detroit (with Carter), and now at the Pavilion in Charlevoix. Not a single show was disappointing and I urge you go to one of they're shows. Though at the Temple Club I was forced to watch Motion Shitty Soundtrack, THL blew them out of the water. They have a unique sound and they represent Michigan and the Midwest pretty hard. There is so much more that I can say about them, but I'll let you check them out and decide for yourself. And it was fate that let me know about the show, pretty crazy.
Here are some pictures and videos of them:

The Hard Lessons from Richard Whinnie on Vimeo.

The Hard Lessons playing in Char from Richard Whinnie on Vimeo.

Midwest Wins Local Gnar 3 Years in a Row!

Here's Syndicate's entry for Rome's Local Gnar contest. We won it year one, the Fresh Air crew won it year two, now Syndicate. It's great to see kids representing the midwest so hard!

Michigan's own Marie Hucal!

Marie has been an AM on the Rome team for awhile now, but check out her profile on the 2010 site!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Footage from 6/21/09

Here's Casey with a nice line he got first try at the Petoskey park in June. Thanks Casey for repping the Ipath!!!

casey line from Richard Whinnie on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Summertime and the livin is easy...

Fish are jumpin and the cotton is fine.

A couple nights last week we went fishing in a super secret spot on a lake. The crew was Matt Cramton, Doug Gulau, Jeff Bunker, Travis Bunker, and myself. We took a pontoon out to the spot and started trolling. We ended up with a few big ones and called it a night at around 5am, I happened to catch this fatty in the picture. Not a bad night.
 The next night we all got out of work early and were on the lake at around 10pm with a few hours of no luck. Eventually it started pouring rain, I mean POURING rain. It was raining down, left, right, and yes, even up. We were all soaked and finally Doug had a fish on the line at around 2am. He was a tough catch, that's for sure. There was yelling, screaming, and cheering from all of us. It was straight out of "The Deadliest Catch," no joke. He was a keeper, I caught a couple throw-backs, then we called it a night at 4am. Another GREAT night. 

ROME WINS! - TWS Team Shootout

So by now this is old news, but the Rome SDS won the Transworld Team Shootout!!! It's great to see their hard work paid off. I know they're proud of it, as am I.
Download the whole feature from Itunes for only $5. You'll see why Rome won, it's pretty clear, but I'll let the film speak for itself. Go download it asap, Rome's "A Hard Day's Night" is worth the $5 alone!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

June 21st, 2009.

Here's an edit I put together really quick, literally just through shots in. I was forced to use iMovie so I wanted to put it together as quick as possible. It was all shot at the Petoskey skatepark in one day, ending with a pretty epic game of skate between Casey Huizenga and Jake Breed. Thanks to everyone who came and thanks Ipath and Neff.
SORRY for the shitty quality!!!! I was in a hurry.

Go Skate day 09 2 from Richard Whinnie on Vimeo.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Petoskey Park

Photo by Dylan Riffer