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SteveLaClair

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  1. I realize there was an issue when the software was updated that it reverted everybody's name back to the ones that they registered with. I have no problem changing them back to whatever they were when the place went down. Just reply to this thread and I'll correct it.
  2. Varial Heel - 5 flat 5

    Here's a shot from over the break... Also a Q flash got demolished that day, awesome. Is linking from IG kosher? We'll find out.
  3. I feel this video deserves a discussion given the degree of production that went into it given the audience of this site. What are your thoughts on it? I'm still pretty torn. Pros: - Always a Ty Evans fan even if I don't like every last piece of his work, more so in the past few years but I think he's helped push the creative boundaries that at minimum trickles down to dudes that even make your basic vx video - Independent project - everybody that broke themselves off knew that they were gonna get an over-the-top production from Ty and weren't roped into participation via their sponsor. - Self funded... I have a difficult time wrapping my head around how that was possible, especially considering a van and multiple engine failures worked their way into the budget - The skating was pretty insane Cons: - It's re-watchability for me is pretty low... I ordered it and had a few friends over, we watched it once then hit a few select parts again and that was that - Some of the weird imagery scenes went on far beyond how long I thought they would, especially the 360 cam stuff would have been really neat if shrunk down - The transitions were beat to death in Michael Pulizzi's, was impossible to watch again Overall, I'm glad he's still doing what he does
  4. Jesus Christ. What happened?

    Keep posting and replying, it's the only way the place gets going again (although it'll never reach 2005-2010 popularity)
  5. Figured it couldn't hurt to have a roll call and see what everybody has been up to. I've been an old man (older than ever), barely skating but I still keep up with it all. A lot of life hammers in the past few months, got engaged, expecting a baby boy (Dylan) in March, got my MBA from NC State and bought a place in Raleigh to store all of these things, make meatloaf, etc. Hope everybody else is doing well.
  6. Alright so if you guys didn't notice we had some major site issues the last few days that were deeper than I had previously thought; unfortunately to save it I had to pull it from a database backup that was 4 days old... so yeah we lost some posts. My apologies. Just so you know the PM system is broke still, I'm going to just try and give this reload the stress test and let you guys keep beating the crap out of it to make sure it's fine.. I'll keep jamming out on the PM shit. edit april 22 PM system is functional again, let me know if anything else seems out of place... I think it's all covered now.
  7. RU sponcerd by brons? But for real, you’ve been killing it man.
  8. Welcome back to SP. As you may realize, things may look a little different but it's all still here. Things to make note of: I updated the software to the latest version so your display name will be your original user name... I could manually go and update them if necessary If you were a moderator, you may still be one but I'm likely to clean up the extensive list to something reasonable Many forums got merged together to save on wasted scrolling space just to get to AAG While SP was down, Photobucket changed their policy for hot linking photos, so there's bound to be thousands of broken images on here... That's out of my control This new software is way different than the stuff that was used previously, so hang with me as I figure stuff out There's an abundance of pinned topics cluttering everything up... This is an artifact of merging so many forums together and will be a manual process to clean up So what happened to SP? Long story short, I was getting a little bummed on the place as it had been a great collaborative community for nearly 10 years and then went off the rails as a spot for idiots and trolls so when some big bills for overages came in, I said "screw it, shut it off" and let it die. Fortunately over that year and half I received many emails, DM's and even people giving me shit in person about bringing it back. So here's to seeing if we can restore it to a place that fosters learning and all of that stuff. I hope you all enjoy, I'll look forward to seeing what everybody has been up to.
  9. Black.. I was able to work 3 dealerships against each other and get one for under MSRP (which I read isn't easy), they're estimating I'll have it in 4 weeks or so. Durham had a white one on the floor but they weren't budging on the $2k of markup.
  10. Nice! $10 says the 911 gives you less problems than the Cooper.
  11. Post your username changes

    No prob, sent.
  12. What the hell have you been up to?

    haha no, that died a long time ago. The interest never really picked up. PS: It's okay to sell out, eventually we all do.
  13. Post your username changes

    Done, keep them coming.
  14. The Flat Earth Video

    Let's be honest, did you watch it more than once? I think that's my hangup with it. But part of me thinks that wasn't really his main concern either. Also, you're old.
  15. Dog Appreciation

    Here's my dog Bill, he's pretty worthless but doesn't bite people so that's good for something.
  16. Varial Heel - 5 flat 5

    This was on Provia 100
  17. Welcome Back - Read This First

    I find it's easier to not read the old stuff and remember that we all grow as adults and stuff.
  18. Black is amazing with ceramic coating, I’m sold on that stuff. I was looking at just doing a TRD sport, wouldn’t do anything in the tire/wheel dept as I don’t really care about that stuff. I like the idea that it’s a truck that you could easily drive for 20 years. I’ll mull over it for a few months for sure.
  19. They’re the ones that come with the competition package. TBH, I see every other color but no black F80’s. (Audi’s are a different story) Why do you think I’d hate a Tacoma? Or is it that I’d hate stepping down? The easy transition plan is to sell it, drive my fiancé’s wastebin jetta for a month and then everything feels nice.
  20. What photo stuff happened while SP was away?

    Shit, you're right... I'm sure the Mo Naked Hoes things came from Jordan Lewis circa 2008. Probably time to switch it up.
  21. Is the Hpx170/Xtreme better than the V1000,2000, & 2100 mk1?

    I finally sold my vx in August after having it for god knows how long. I'm still sold on how perfect that setup is for skating; however, logging footage, servicing and the dongle/cable hell you have to go through just to capture on a modern mac is a bit of a pain. Personally, if I were to get back into filming I would go the HPX route and use this fisheye... reproduces the classic image very well and still maintains usefulness. https://boysofsummervideo.com/products/century-optics-mk2
  22. Random Photo Discussion

    PeteH is all in on the Harvest Roots farm stuff. I follow it although I rarely ever have any idea of what they're talking about. But they appear to be very successful doing something they're super passionate about... which I deem as the definition of success. MF Timmy is killing it doing Tattoos, from what I can tell, he's completely detached from skating but still doing awesome. Everybody is growing up
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