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ollie

txt: Ollie Shots

That title almost sounds dirty ... moving on ... interesting renditions and interesting places I have ollied over the years.
Mar 2018 / ollies / jay fink

a surfer

txt: EA Skate (& Others)

A look at the whys and what nots of some video games I like during recovery downtime and those shut in days.
Feb 2018 / games / jay fink

a surfer

txt: Troubled Waters I

Some sessions go from bad to worse to downright dangerous in a really short amount of time. Part I of weird surf troubles I've experienced.
Feb 2018 / troubles / jay fink

a skater

txt: Hackers & Skaters

Last year I wrote a very censored article for another website discussing the similarities of hackers & skaters. This is the uncut touched up version.
Feb 2018 / article / jay fink

a surfer

txt: SurfLife Metaphor

Surfing in all of its forms is not a good metaphor for alot because of variances. The ride though, itself, is pretty much a metaphor for life.
Jan 2018 / the metaphor / jay fink

muddy mountain bike

txt: Images & Dreams

Images sell us ideas and dreams. Sometimes good sometimes stupid. How do images impact us? That is for each but I've some thoughts.
Dec 25, 2017 / dream image / jay fink

ea skate3 hall of meat

txt: Skate/Surf & My Monster

What drives us to take risks, push ourselves and get hurt? Is it mainly fun? Mostly stoke? Just getting away? Or is it the monster within?
Dec 12, 2017 / the monster / jay fink

boston

txt: Boston 1 Block

Back in the winter of 2014 I was at a hotel in Boston & did a quick skate recon around the area. Found several spots all on the same block.
Nov 12, 2017 / the spots / jay fink

my shit

txt: Entry Costs

The costs of getting started with skating, surfing and mountain biking. Please note your mileage may vary with this one.
Oct 25, 2017 / the cost / jay fink

upgrind

txt: Overfloater

Crossover in sports is inevitable. For my part those things happen almost without thinking while doing. Retrospect into where I started, where I've been and what I like has led to my own more or less weird styles of riding and will continue to do so for some time (probably forever).
Oct 13, 2017 / overfloatin / jay fink

the wall

txt: Trapped Under a Sea Wall

Experienced surfers, like myself, say things like respect the ocean or respect nature not only because we want to keep it clean (and we most certainly do) but because things can change, fast, out there. Leashes snap, sharks do show up, we get hit, take tumbles and so on. There is no way to prepare for everything but often it is the cool head that saves the day.
Sep 22, 2017 / the incident / jay fink

jay at maudslay

txt: Maudslay Park MTB Session

Not too long ago I had to trek up to New England to take care of some stuff. While I was back at one of my stomping grounds I decided to do a mountain bike session over at Maudslay State Park in Newburyport, MA. It was really my first time mountain biking there and I didn't have a lot of time but I definitely enjoyed it.
Sep 15, 2017 / the ride / jay fink

jay at seattle center skate park

5 Mornings at Seattle Center Skatepark

In 2015 I had the opportunity to ride Seattle Center Skatepark several mornings in a row. I was visiting Seattle on a work related trip so I could only ride pretty early in the morning which is just as well since in the afternoon and early evenings it gets packed and I am not good enough at skating to deal with crowds (it is safer for everyone). The park itself has some really great features and arguably is a work of art. The features and aethestic were not the best part for me, for me it was getting to talk to some super interesting people from all of the country.
Sep 09, 2017 / the text / jay fink

mtb track picture

Mountain Biking under Route 1

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Here I was at Indian River Inlet's surfing side (north side of Indian River Inlet Park in Delaware) surfboards and wax ready go ... and not a wave in sight ... yet. Time for a bike session underneath the highway.
Aug 25, 2017 / the story / jay fink

diy skatepark

Haverhill DIY Skatepark

The 2014 to 2015 winter was "the unending New England Hell" for many of us but what was probably worse, especially for skaters, was the thaw that just wouldn't finish. Eventually Spring began to show up but for many of us the parks were out so we DIY'd it.
Aug 09, 2017 / the dirt / jay fink

kennebunkport surf

Maine October Sky 2013

 

When you think of surfing Maine isn't exactly the first place that pops into a persons head. Yet there I was late October with a friend from work who had sold me on the idea of a road trip.
Aug 23, 2017 / the stoke / jay fink