SeaSk8 Summer Jam

July 22nd, 2011

Are you or friends planning on going to this? Come find us! We’ll be looking like doofuses sporting the Brilliance shirts handing out some free stuff. Hope to run into you.

“I should quit my job…”

July 22nd, 2011

My buddy and I were talking the other day about how much our work lives effect our social lives and things we’re committed to. In the end, it all boiled down to one thing; “I should quit my job…”

Don’t get me wrong, I love where I work (for the co-workers reading this), but it’s hard to get everything done when you’ve got so much compiled into one full day. Eventually the workload starts building upon itself until you’ve forgotten about that one thing you love to do. And for me, that’s skating. It got me thinking, I should just put in my two weeks and dedicate 110% to skating, just to see where it takes me. Ha, yeah right! Got to pay the bills somehow. We can dream big, though.

The main purpose of this blog was to apologize to all the blog and Twitter followers out there for the lack of updates. The truth is, all of us on the Brilliance team have been pushing hard at our day jobs and haven’t put in enough time for Brilliance into our everyday tasks. That needs to change. So, from now on, there will be daily blogs (only on the weekdays because I’ll be skating on the weekends), lots of conversing throughout the Twittersphere, and a little secret… we’ve got a pretty big online contest in the works!

Hang in there, guys. We’re doing our best to manage our time and put in at least 50% towards those who care about Brilliance and what the company stands for.

Zumiez Couch Tour

June 7th, 2011

A few of the Brilliance staff members recently attended the Zumiez Couch Tour here in Washington. Pretty epic insane skating. Check out some of the footage of the Toy Machine demo and the Best Foot Forward AM Contest.

Mike Mo Sponser Me Tape for Spitfire

May 24th, 2011

Enough said.

Kid Daytona… It’s So Buttery

May 23rd, 2011

I know this song will be playing in my iTunes while I skate for the next few weeks. So buttery is right…

LRG Films took Kid Daytona out to Puerto Rico to shoot a 3 part series with directors Derek Pike and Woodworks. Check out the first video off his Interlude LP for the single “Padma, So Buttery.”

Kilian Martin: A Skate Escalation

May 19th, 2011

I’ve always had a huge passion for this style of skateboarding. I’m impressed. Those one-footed nose manuals are astonishing!

The skater, Kilian Martin
The filmer, Brett Novak
The song, Patrick Watson – “Tracy’s Water”

Atiba Jefferson and Ty Evans’ Panasonic GH2 Skate Film Test

May 19th, 2011

Wow. Just wow. So fresh.

Atiba Jefferson and Ty Evans test the Lumix GH2 DSLR camera for Panasonic. Nostalgic film mode with no color grading to show image straight out of the camera.

Jamie Thomas – BANGIN’!

January 21st, 2011

Thomas has always been one of my top 5 favorite skaters. Can we just go ahead and skip to the 18 second mark in this video… The guy is just sick.

A Triple Cork

December 27th, 2010

Get Smart w/ the Enjoi Team: Round 3

December 25th, 2010

Well, Jerry Hsu pretty much has dominated every round thus far with a total of 13 points. However, Cairo and Caswell aren’t too far behind him who are both tied for second place with 10 points. Here’s the third round of Enjoi’s Get Smart Contest. Enjoy!