Ryan Kenreich, Chad Timtim, and Carlos De Andrade. Carlos went insane!
A re-imaging of some earlier wiskate content. As a point of reference, this is what the “demos” page on wiskate looked like 20+ years ago:
Blue Building. My Hi8 tapes that span a time frame of roughly 1998-2000. I tried to not reuse the “famous” clips that I’ve dredged up and posted in various places in the past. I hope you catch a vibe. A lot of it is awful in my favorite way. The best times with my high school skate crew. A lot of feelings involved.
The titular Blue Building was a structure at Heiderich Greenhouses. My friend Mark grew up there, and the greenhouse business was out back from his house. Whenever winter hit, we always had a place to skate.
Features Josh Ellis, Mark Heiderich, Pat Gaynor, Ben Vance, Boban, and more.
“Mega ramp this!!!” The 43rd document. Originally posted April 10, 2008.
It appears to feature footage from both the fall of 2007 into spring 2008. Nothing much from the winter in between. I don’t think we were such gluttons for cold air punishment back then. Instead, to pass the winter, we spent our time playing Rock Band on the Xbox 360, texting on flip phones (T9 Mode), wondering what was going to happen on “Breaking Bad”, and probably other various mid to late 2000s activities.
Originally posted Nov 2, 2007. I never really actually liked this one that much. I think it’s the song. Have I convinced you to watch it?
The chronology is a bit confused as this video features footage filmed that came from before Mini Video 40. Why didn’t I use it in that one? I don’t know. Maybe the song was too short. Or maybe I forgot to capture an older tape. Who can say?
This is a “problem” because I’ve already used up some of the photos that should’ve been used on this post instead. Scroll back to get yourself up to speed.
As a special point of interest, this is the very last video I ever edited on a PC.
To summarize, more of the same, but a little different. Can I keep the ball rolling? I apologize in advance, it’s difficult.
The 40th Mini Video. The file “date created” is October 1, 2007, which is the same date as the last video, and doesn’t exactly seem correct. But what do I know? It seems as if this one was filmed from around May to September. I think it took sort of a long time because I was trying to focus more on shooting photos.
Update! Gabe was kind enough to send me the footage of the criminal beer fueled backside disaster.
I realized I end these types of posts very abruptly, so I guess we’ll go with a “’til next time…”.
“Hey, y’all wanna kick it with Pizzy?!?!” Originally posted Oct 1, 2007. This one is novel in approach as it was all filmed in one weekend. 9/22 to 9/23 2007. George Bush was still president.
I don’t know why I remember this, but this is the same weekend that Brooks Schuping from Louisville was in town and he executed what, as far as I know, is the first documented “off the top rope” at the US Bank Hubba. Uncle Will was there and captured it on his Canon Elph.
Since the time frame covered by the video took place only over a weekend, we’re quite limited in related media.
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?