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Birling the Archives

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Birling the Archives

The Garden of the Provinces and Territories has been the go-to staple Ottawa street spot for decades. Skaters refer to it simply as “Archives” due to the fact that it lies across the street from Library and Archives Canada. It is centrally located, with plenty of shade from numerous trees, and is rather large in size. Archives features 2 long, yet small ledges, a taller ledge and two eight sets. It also features plenty of room to hang out and play S.K.A.T.E. It’s the closest thing Ottawa has to a street plaza, but a far cry from legendary spots such as Pulaski, J-kwon, or Love....

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Shogo

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Shogo

Enjoy this photo of Shogo (0) Aaron Cayer

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Skate Jawn

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Skate Jawn

In case you did not pick up the last copy of Skate Jawn - here are two photos that were published of our friends Tommy and Sam!  Tommy Wright rides for Birling, DC Shoes and RDS. Gap to 5-0 (0) Aaron Cayer Sam is awesome. Backside flip (0) Aaron Cayer

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That was then, this is now: Ben Jensen

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That was then, this is now: Ben Jensen

Through his artwork, Ben “Way Bad” Jensen has become a household name in skateboarding. Behind the art and low brow comics we all know and love is a husband, a father, a mason and above all (to us), a skater. His skateboarding based comics act as a creative (and funny) means of expressing what’s on a lot of our minds.  They exude the kind of grumpiness that we at Birling appreciate. He has contributed graphics to many shops and brands out there, although his most valued contribution to our culture is undoubtedly, the "pizza beer bong". Chatting with Ben regarding the current state of...

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Birling the Perspective

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Birling the Perspective

   The surroundings in which you find yourself can have a large impact on your perspective. A man holding a baseball bat evokes a different thought, depending on whether he’s standing in a baseball diamond or a dark alleyway. We stumbled into an interesting example of this concept while drifting through America’s “rustbelt”.      2019 was the year that we truly took the “road less travelled” approach to heart with regards to skate trips. Among other destinations, this led us to the streets of Cleveland, Ohio. At one point during our stay, a kid informed us that “ever since Lebron left, this...

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