Nate Nahina: The Most Hawaiian Kickflip Ever

Nate literally took skateboarding back to its roots with this one. I say that because Hawaiians are responsible for skateboarding existing in the first place. Think about it, if Captain Cook's rediscovery of Hawai'i never happened, Haoles might not have had the chance to export surfing from Hawai'i.  Hawaiians were unquestionably the pioneers of surfing, while Haoles took the Japanese approach (to take an existing idea and re-engineer it to be better) by taking surfing out of the water and putting it onto asphalt and concrete. Now people are surfing everywhere via skateboards. And then like a Muslim to Mecca, skateboarding eventually made its way back to Hawai'i. Now in 2016, skateboarding has officially come around full circle thanks to these two Hawaiians.

Kaikea // HUF Soto Wear Test

Back in October, HUF picked 18 skate shops from across the country to wear test an unreleased shoe. The objective was to have one rider film a part in the one pair of shoes over the month of November. APB was one of the chosen shops, so Kaikea, being flowed by HUF, was given the task. Despite dealing with consistent rain, his car breaking down, and major stomach problems, Kaikea was a champ and managed to log 4:00 of raw footage.

Larry's 46th Birthday Challenge

In words, this challenge sounds daunting. I don't think I've done more than 20 tricks on this thing. 46 at 46 (technically 45 at the time) sounded insane! But after watching this, you already know he has more tricks in his bag. Larry proves age is just a state of mind and that skateboarding is in fact a fountain of youth. Truly inspiring Larry!

filmed/edit by Conor McGivern

LOLO

Lolo in Pidgin Hawaiian describes a crazy, outlandish, attention seeking stupid person. It's also our first collaboration with TreeVisions and APB, which was originally released last year in 2014. This wasn't just the first collaborative video with another filmmaker, but it was also my first time editing under the influence of adderall.  Now I'm being as completely serious when I say that I DO NOT suggest anyone to do adderall, UNLESS under the supervision of a zero bullshit critic because they won't be afraid to tell you your work sucks and that it looks like you threw everything up onto the timeline.  Adderall is a low grade amphetamine (meths baby cousin) and is suppose to help people with ADD and ADHD by helping them settle and focus. It did just that for me I wasn't surprised that it worked, really well. I stayed awake for close to 2 days, which wasn't shocking, but what caught me off guard was the almost disappearance of my critical judgment. If I were getting busy work done like entering data onto a spreadsheet, this drug would be marvelous, but trying to be creative was a bit difficult because the inner critic was overpowered by someone trying to take care of business. Also, the next day after editing wasn't filled with the satisfaction of completing this video or any feeling relief, it was filled with anxiety, fear, and depression. The down was real deep and for me, it's not worth the down in my opinion. In the end, I'm glad I shared the experience with friends and now see how adderall can actually be beneficial in certain situations, not so much creative endeavors. As a disclaimer for myself, my experience is based on one 25 mg dose and I haven't tried it since. I'm not opposed to experimenting with smaller doses, but I haven't found a reason too, probably because I see it as a crutch and you don't need to be a Lolo.

Hi-Sk8 Films 2015

Some of the videos from this years Hi-Sk8 Films Showcase at the Doris Duke Theater are now available to the world (No, Poi Dog isn't one of them.) These are the only ones I've come across so far and coincidentally my 3 favorite films of the night are already up. I was about to do a more elaborate review on them but then I thought, no one reads this nor should you care what I think. I mean I've only been skateboarding for the past 15 years, and filming it for the last 10, but that doesn't really matter because these videos speak for themselves. Each of them portrays a different aspect of skateboarding that I've come to love and appreciate throughout my years as an addict. So grab your favorite green bottle and indulge in some good old fashion Hawaii skateboarding. 

Teenage rebellion, incriminating activities... like jail time illegal, slappies, raw streets, HI-jinx

Good vibes, smooth jams, the best host and DJ fo'reals, Sporty 40's in full effect, new Hartsel footage!

Personally my favorite video, if you're not down with the Shitty Kids, we have no business with you.

Nutz fakaz bombing Tantalus.

Old guy cruising Kaimuki Hills