Tech Nerd Tony Hawk’s Favorite Gear

by The Editors on October 12, 2016

The fact that Tony Hawk was and is a nerd has long been an industry secret that no one really talked about, but now he’s sharing it with the world. Witness this. . .


Wanna Skate With The Bones Brigade?

by The Editors on September 16, 2016


You have four days left to enter to win the chance to skate with the original Bones Brigade as they celebrate their 30th Anniversary at a secret Southern California location on September 30, 2016.

How do you enter? Click here and then each time you donate $10 to the Tony Hawk Foundation, you are entered to win a spot. The more you donate, the more chances you have. Here’s what you’ll win:

  • All-day excursion to participate/bear witness to BONES BRIGADE history being made at a secret Southern California location on Friday, September 30, 2016 (Guests will meet in Los Angeles).
  • Dinner with the Bones Brigade
  • A load of swag from the Tony Hawk Foundation and the BONES BRIGADE
  • A professional photographer will capture the experience, and photos will be made available to guests after the event

One-hundred percent of the proceeds from this experience will benefit the Tony Hawk Foundation to further its mission to bring free public skateparks to at-risk youth throughout the U.S. Oh, and if you’d don’t like risk and want to be sure you’re at the event, you can purchase two spots for $7,000.  Click the link for more info.

[Link: Tony Hawk Foundation]


Tony Hawk & Jaws In Zero Gravity

by The Editors on May 27, 2016

Thanks to a little Sony marketing promo, Tony Hawk and Aaron “Jaws” Homoki got to ride in the Zero G plane for some skateboarding in space. . . sort of. You’ll see. And if you want to take the same ride it only costs $4,950.


Shaun White Sued By Former Band Member

by The Editors on May 11, 2016


TMZ.com says that Bad Things drummer Lena Zawaideh is suing bandmate Shaun White for among other things “inappropriate and sexually harassing and suggestive comments.”

Zawaideh also claims White forced her to rehearse while sick, demanded she cut her hair before a show in France … and ultimately stopped paying her because he felt she didn’t need the money. . . Zawaideh says White owes her more than $42k in back payments — but she wants A LOT more than that now … because she’s suing for punitive damages.

So far “White’s people” have not gotten back to TMZ. Reminds us of that line about every dollar being a problem.

[Link: TMZ.com]


Bam Margera Reaches Middle Age

by The Editors on April 1, 2016


Apparently, Bam Margera has reached that age when waking up every morning with a hangover just isn’t all that fun any more and everything he eats just loads on as fat. So what does Bam do? Another reality show, only this one is called Family Therapy With Dr. Jenn’s. Good to see he’s still getting paid, that his mom April is still cool, and that Bam may not OD just yet.

[Link: US Magazine]

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Tony Hawk Tries Defying Labels With Mini

by The Editors on February 1, 2016

Funny thing is, while this commercial is trying to be sarcastic, we find it hard to argue with most of the comments being made about the Mini. Then again, we’re probably not in Mini’s target market.

The best part of the ad series is when Tony Hawk talks about being an outcast (below). And maybe we’ll see him putting around in a Mini soon. Yeah, Harvey, we said “putting around in a Mini.”


Shaun White Buys In To Mammoth Resorts

by The Editors on January 28, 2016

Looks like Shaun White has actually “joined the Mammoth Resorts’ ownership team” by plunking down a pretty large pile of cash (reportedly seven figures), even though making money by running ski lifts technically ended somewhere in the 90s. That said, he certainly seems stoked on his latest brand affiliation.

“It’s amazing that I’m now an owner of the mountain where I grew up riding,” said White. “As an owner I’ll be able to make changes and shape the future of the mountain and how people enjoy it–whether they’re beginners or professionals.”

Mr. White’s influence on Mammoth’s Big Bear Resorts will certainly help (White House Slopeside Condominiums, Summer Action Sports Complex, and dryslope maybe), and hey, if it sells a few more Air & Style tickets in the process, even better.

For the official word from Mammoth, please follow the jump.
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Kelly Slater’s Central Valley Cesspool

by The Editors on December 22, 2015

We know this is late, but now that the backwash has settled and all the details have been leaked on Kelly Slater’s epically perfect Lemoore, California wave pool (thanks, Swellnet and Reddit) the big question becomes: would you surf in Kelly’s foamy, brown water?

We’d definitely stop each time we made a run up I-5 and get thrown over the falls a couple times even if it was in a pond filled with industrial farming run off because the wave is just that beautiful. 


Tony Hawk Rides A Horizontal Loop

by The Editors on November 19, 2015

There’s no doubt that the structure Tony Hawk built on his ramp is a mind (and body) twister. But is it a horizontal loop, or just a bowl with a ridable drain? You be the judge.


R.I.P. Tillman The Skateboarding Dog

by The Editors on October 30, 2015

Tillman, the action sporting English bull dog who showed the world how much fun a dog could have on boards of all kinds, died Tuesday October 27, 2015, according to a story on NBC News. He was 10 years old (or 70 in dog years).

“He was my best friend, my brother and my shadow, and when it was show time, it was amazing. He made millions and millions of people smile throughout the world,” owner Ron Davis said of his pooch. “He was a little 60-pound butterball of inspiration for a lot of people.”

Tillman’s original Youtube video has been viewed over 20 million times and he was the star on an early Apple iPhone commercial. He will be missed.

[Link: NBC News]