08.12.14 by Jeff

Skate Video of the Day: Skateboarding Inside Abandoned Multi-Million Dollar Aspotogan Resort in Nova Scotia

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Twenty years ago construction crews abandoned construction on a multi million dollar resort development on a remote peninsula in Nova Scotia. In September of this year, Ryan Decenzo, TJ Rogers, Joey Brezinski and several other skaters got the opportunity to skate inside the unfinished hotel.

My friends, director Alex Craig, and the Zenga Bros used materials found around the resort to build features around the 175,000 square foot area.

 

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Watch Red Bull’s “Last Resort: Aspotogan” below!

 

Director: Alex Craig

Builders: Zenga Bros

Director of Photography: Norm Li

Cinematographers: Liam Mitchell, Dave Ehrenreich, Ben Gulliver

Via: Red Bull













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



  • yea i’m sure it woulda been pretty tough to get permission safety-wise to keep a bowl in an unfinished construction site. it would be nice to see a project like this somewhere where it could be a permanent park afterwards though i agree

    • Thanks for responding Jeff, I felt like I should share this story to highlight the other sides of the project. It was probably understood by everyone involved that anything built would have to inevitably be taken down, and it’s good that they involved a local business/group to construct most of the features, but unfortunate that RedBull spent a ton of money flying a helicopter around and creating all that temporary infrastructure instead of actually connecting with/supporting the local skate community; not exactly an unpretentious move by RedBull.





23.06.17 by Jeff

5 Questions You Must Answer (or die)

This is our weekly discussion post where I ask 5 questions and you answer them (I answer them too). If you missed them, the previous 5 Questions posts are HEREHEREHERE and HERE.

 

The Questions

1- What’s your favourite piece of useless trivia?

2- What’s a bargain bin movie that’s actually really good?

3- How many times do you think you’ve stolen something in your life?

4- Describe your favourite procrastination technique.

5- What’s a unique question that I can use for a future 5 Questions post?

 

 

23.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Luke Ramsey

Loving these paintings from “Out In It” by Luke Ramsey, which is just coming down at Madrona Gallery, part of his artist residency in Victoria, BC. This is what summer feels like here. Have a look at more from the series as well as a couple murals below!

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23.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Luis Garcia aka OOGLIOO

Loving these weird drawings by San Diego-based artist Luis Garcia aka OOGLIOO. Have a look at a couple more below!

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22.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Gareth Cadwallader

A selection of paintings by British artist Gareth Cadwallader (another great find from Supersonic). More images below.

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22.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Steve Chmilar

Paintings by Canadian artist (and musician) Steve Chmilar, born in Grand Prairie, Alberta and now living in Toronto, Ontario. His upcoming show “Wrong Century” starts June 23rd at 7pm at Hashtag Gallery (Toronto). More images below.

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