14.08.08 by Jeff

Vancouver Is Awesome!

A bunch of new faces are getting added to the already massive blogroll over at Vancouver is Awesome! If you don’t already know, this is the place to find out about cool stuff happening in Vancouver.

If you were already in the know about VIA then you probably heard about VIA Challenge #1: Ollie up onto and over the HUGE FREAKIN’ BALL at GM Place. There were rumors that Jeremy Wray had done it a long time ago but many people said it was near impossible. Well, someone finally did it!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azfDRQffllE[/youtube]

Congrats Davers. I’m speechless I really thought this couldn’t be done. You really have to come to Vancouver to see these balls in person to realise how huge they are! (haha this last sentence is ridiculous)

http://www.vancouverisawesome.com













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • craig engman

    slowmo that ollie

  • Kyle

    yea when you slowmo it, it looks a bit sketch.. animated or something

  • haha those bastards, i fell for it. YEAH RIGHT. i shoulda known since Stoddard had his hand in it

  • i tried to find the invisible skate ramps from yeah right but this is way better

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nICHJ-gFpck

  • craig engman

    ya that was good .. like his BS shit huh

  • haha yea its funnier watching it now





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