Wednesday, June 30, 2010

SkateDaily.net posted an article about the Portland Skate Park

"Five years ago the city of Portland, Maine tore down its only skatepark to make room for college dorms with the promise to relocate the park within a year. Fast forward to 2010, after raising some capitol, the city and skaters finally had a plan, the ‘M’ design. The excitement of the plan was short lived. There was no further progress with the ‘M’ design, no ground breaking and no return phone calls from the city with regards to the issue. The city finally responded with a new plan and a modified design. A design that would cut the square footage of the park from 20,000 sq ft to 8,000 sq ft, yet still cost about the same amount of money.

Maine Skateboarding.com has set up a Facebook page as a forum to express the concerns of the skaters to the city of Portland and hope to return the ‘M’ Design to the planning board and provide a state of the art park for the skateboarders of Maine, the East Coast and the world. Voice your opinion."

Check the link out for yourself http://www.skatedaily.net/2010/06/30/maine-skateboarders-want-the-m-design/

Ben Skrzypek Firing Line

Justin Norton Name Drop

Friday, June 25, 2010

Help us get the "M" design park built in Portland

This was the park Portland, Maine was suppose to get and now we're going to get this piece of shit below. This park would of been the best park in New England possibly the best park in the upper East Coast. If you have Facebook please help us and join our cause to help get the park back. The address is below to where to join or click the icon with the picture of the park on the right side of the blog that says "Help the Maine Skateboard Community". www.facebook.com/PortlandMEwantstheMdesign

Ryan Lafean Name Drop

Josh Goodman Name Drop

Jay Brown Backside Flip

Jay Brown did this backside flip first try in the dark. The only light was from the flash for that quick second. Big Ups Jay. Photo: Sam Mckenna

James Engle Name Drop

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Basic design for the Standish park by Who Skates

A 4' Mini Ramp will also be added. There might be a few other changes to the design. During the planning meeting only 4 middle school students and 1 27 yr old showed up to add their input.

the "New" Portland park design as in the 3rd or 4th time it's changed

So basically they changed the whole set up of the park again. Their plan of having it done by June/July isn't gonna happen as expected. It's half the size as the originally and is no longer a street plaza.

Shaine Morris Name Drop

Mitch Cosgrove Name Drop

Check out our next door neighbors " The DirtyShire"

Check out the Dirty Shire site. They're doing the same thing we're doing but in New Hampshire. They just showed our site some love by giving us exposure on their site so we're gonna do the same http://dirtyshire.com/

CMart on Fuel TV

Friday, June 18, 2010

Gabe Kendall Name Drop

Lizard King Epicly Later'd

Epicly Later'd is the best show and it's only fitting that after he gets award Reader's choice award for Transworld O'dell comes out with the Lizard King episode! So much passion! Brian Anderson and now Lizard so ill!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Fresh Pavement in Portland gives new life to old spots

With the help of the Portland works department they helped bring new life to some old spots in Portland. They've been doing lots of repaving around Portland and made 2 spots a lot better than before. First being the bank under Tukies Bridge next to the old sunny breeze they extended the sidewalk so you no longer have to make the quick pop up the curve and now can hit the cement hump some biker made a few years back. Second they also repaved the sidewalk under the overpass off of Marginal Way behind the hannaford plaza.

Mike Gustafson - Backside Blunt

Mike Gustafson - Fs Flip

Alex Winslow - Ollie

All Photos taken by Sam Mckenna

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Devinn Goodine Name Drop

Sam Mckenna Skate Photography

Sam Mckenna has been working hard in the streets of Portland shooting photos with some of the best skaters around. He's young and has a great future ahead of him with the eye he has for photography and knowledge for skateboarding. Check more of his photos on his flickr page and his section on the Maine Skateboarding facebook page. He's always down to go do work so hit him up! I'm backing this kid 100%!
Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/32780687@N02/

Maine skateboarding facebook - http://www.facebook.com/MaineSkateboarding#!/album.php?aid=162881&id=57645782877

Toebee Parkhurst - Front Rock

P-Vann Phum - Backside Tailslide

Mike Gustafson - Fakie Frontside Noseslide

Peter Higgins - Krooked grind

David Labbe- Backside Hurricane

Dave Green - Kickflip

Dave Green - Hardflip

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Garrett Brooks Name Drop

Garrett Brooks is 16 lives in Portland, Maine. Here's his Name Drop doing a Front board pop out at the Medians downtown

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Chris Peterson Name Drop

Peter Higgins Name Drop

Augusta Skate Park Grand Opening

The Augusta Skatepark is now opening! The First phase is down with a couple rails, ledges, a hubba off stairs and plenty of flat ground space. The grand opening will be July 3rd and a best trick contest will be on the rail and stairs. There will be a $5 fee to help with phase 2 of the park. Here's a few pics of what's going on lately