Ryan Lay


Welcome back

Poor puns aside, Welcome Skateboards just dropped a new full-length video on YouTube; this week smells like in general, many independent companies have been cooking up such online surprises as it already has known the public release of plenty of remarkable pieces from the likes of TrafficHeroin et Roger.

This new video is thirty-five minutes of quality skateboarding, although the spirit obviously has come a long way since the beginning of the company back when it sponsored the likes of Erick Winkowski, Logan Lara, Nolan Johnson or Chris Milic. The production feels a lot cleaner and instead, it is still-young dad Jordan Sanchez's father duties (and spot experimentation) that we're granted to watch alongside a Ryan Lay who definitely made the right choice to stick with Welcome despite HUF's insistence if such quality output was to be one of the consequences, a Nora Vasconcellos who Vasconcelloses just like she has steadily been since 1997, and also Daniel Vargas, Ryan Townley, Will Blaty, Aaron Goure, Jason Salillas and many more amateurs most will have a hard time identifying, unfortunately, due to their names only ever flashing on screen for a brief second at the beginning of the credits.

Your daily dose of quirky tricks, a pinch of transition, and H.D. footage despite which the recipe works, and the sauce builds up so much one is bound to reach the aforementioned credits before realizing it already anyway.

Ryan Lay, our champion!

Nothing new, here, we have been digging Ryan Lay's skateboarding here, for a minute or two, but his recent and brave statements in a both touchy and complex debate, while most of our public figures have been hiding behind heart shaped emojis of various color, just put him under a different type of spotlight than the one only involving the manipulation of one's skateboard. All in all, some would rather keep it on that level only, and never have to worry about real life issues, and they (as well, as we) are in luck with his brand new part in Etnies' "Album", that will stoke any fan of powerful yet refined skating. Hell, you can even spot that he actually uses his brain about it all in here. A champ', we tell ya. A real one.

EDIT: "making-of" version!


Long Legs Lay!

Now that's a good surprise! Etnies enrolls the Arizona citizen we all appreciate for his clean, always well popped, skating, on all sorts of grounds and urban furniture. Proof, here, with the first two tricks!


only you

They do have everything right, at Welcome, especially when adding Ryan Lay to the crew! Definitely clean on and off the board, it might have looked as an odd couple, but it sure works! Let's also deliver a special nod to Ryan Sublette, for his smith nose manny nollie tre out… Always surprising, that guy!!

La, la, la, Lay!

Ryan Lay on Welcome, well, yeah, off course , it works!


Charles' tip: Ryan Lay

"With a bit of luck, your holidays could look like this, more or less! Nollie frontside wallride optional…"


Rico, riquisimo!

Considering the weird monsoon period Europe is going through right now, this Puerto Rico trips with the good heads from Coalatree seems about perfectly timed! Enjoy!


Let's say it: if Live Skateboard Media should start its own team, the Huf one could be a good example to follow: dudes that enjoy skating, and have fun with it, whatever the post is sounds like a good times, no?

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