Cruising On Cruisers & Bombing Hills On Race Boards
Dane Hanna & Alex Hannigan emerging from the forest. P: Jacob Lambert
We’re for sure not the only ones out there who’ve fallen prey to Covid’s moratorium on skate trips with the homies and perhaps, some would say, fun in general! 2020/21, the era of feeling-sorry-for-one’s-self, came with many challenges but one that was particularly painful for us was the ban on travelling to the kinds of beautiful locations & epic hills that help us create the media that you’ve come to love! We set out with cruisers and race boards and ventured from North Vancouver down to Richmond, stopping anywhere that took our fancy - a luxury that the big Skate and Explore tips don't really afford as the schedules are strict. It was certainly a nice change of pace to go back to a more simpler kind of tour, the one where you just do what you want!
Grab some popcorn!
Riders: Dane Hanna, Alex Hannigan & Edd Aviña.
Film: Dave Leslie & Danm Norberg
Edit: Dave Leslie
"old slippers" by @gwizmusic http://www.soundcloud.com/gwizdb
"Black Smith" by The Anchors
"Você Pra Mim" by Fernanda Abreu
But we’re not ones to shy away from a challenge, or good times with the friends, or skating for that matter, so this year we kept our bubble small and took Skate and Explore down a notch by sticking to Vancouver, our home city. Lucky for us Vancouver is stacked with spots to cruise, carve or bomb and Landyachtz team riders!
Dane & Alex are riding the El Peligro.
In this video we set out with Alex Hannigan & Ed Avina for some casual Dinghy cruising around the bay and went up into the mountains with Dane Hanna to get some stoke and speed on his pro-model the El Peligro.
Dane Hanna dropping into a gated construction site, a haven for any DH skater.
Alex figuring out the tone for the day.
Maybe there's some tone in here.
We scoured through google maps and our memory banks to find new zones, a challenge when you’ve spent much of your life skating this city… But it wasn’t all bad news as, In the wake of Covid lock-downs, we revelled in the reduced traffic on both road and sidewalk, empty mountain roads and a general unwillingness from intolerant bystanders/security to move us along…!
Ed catching a few breaths on stage left.
Alex enrolling in the school of rock, specialising in grunge.
Thanks for watching!
Words & Photos from Jacob Lambert