Author Archives: Kerry Weber

Vegetable Shredder – Michael Dean

NAME: Michael Dean LOCATION: Encinitas, CA OCCUPATION: Surfboard factory hand Where do you like skating? Poods Park in Enci, both in the park and the perfect red curb in the parking lot. Why did you go Veg? I went vegan solely to … Continue reading

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DC Evan Smith Hi

DC Evan Smith Hi debuted in January with some great vegan colorways, though some may have been a bit more colorful for your monochrome skate uniforms. Well you’re in luck Lil’ Dracula, this season features an all black model! If … Continue reading

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Once A Month Crew (older young man Portland skate club)

 Long time VSB contributor Sean “sleepinghouse” Conley is a working stiff.  Dom Parlavecchio rips for Troika Skateboards and somehow still works a real job like a grown-ass person.   Somehow they still make time in their busy lives to at least … Continue reading

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Look Back Library – BrotherBoarderPowerSlap Tour West Coast edition!

Kevin Mark’s Look Back Library Tour is back on the west coast and will be at Commonwealth Skatepark in Portland Oregon this Friday!  The tour features a bevy of out of print publications, notable covers, and a chance to see … Continue reading

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Vegan Matzo Ball Soup!!!

Matzo Ball Soup is one of my favorite meals during the colder months. It’s a traditional jewish chicken soup with dumplings. I grew up eating it in the spring for Passover but it’s good all year! This is my vegan … Continue reading

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Vegetable Shredder – James Alby

NAME: James Alby LOCATION: Portland, OR OCCUPATION: I work for Stumptown Coffee. Where do you like skating? I cruise the streets of Portland, looking for spots that aren’t really skate spots. Things out of the ordinary. Why did you go … Continue reading

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David Mayhew interview by Kevin Marks

David Mayhew izas a professional skateboarder through most of the 90s. Coming up amongst such legends as Marc Johnson, Jerry Hsu, and Rodney Mullen; Mayhew was a street skating tech-wizard. His most infamous mark on skateboarding was the Osiris D3. A bombastic … Continue reading

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Emerica Romero Laced

Emerica Romero Laced comes in a vegan synthetic-leather colorway for the fall season!  Leo Romero’s revisions to the classic Laced model made this low profile shoe even more skateable. A single piece toe cap gives a smooth flick and should … Continue reading

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Vegetable Shredder – Weston Rundle

NAME: Weston Rundle LOCATION: Portland, OR OCCUPATION: Cook, looking for a full time job at a vegan restaurant. Where do you like skating? Street spots…many pads, ledges, gaps, banks, anything that grinds.  Skateparks with good street options all day. Why … Continue reading

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Vans AV Rapidweld Pro Lite dropped this spring in an entirely animal-free line! An update to Anthony Van Engelen’s line of pro model shoes with some truly durable material! The Rapidweld is a heat fusing technology that leaves no visible … Continue reading

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