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Jersey City Gets $25K From Hawk Foundation

by The Editors on March 4, 2015

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Jersey City, New Jersey is getting a nice, big, $25,000 grant for their Berry Land Park from the Tony Hawk Foundation.

“It’s inspiring to see skaters work so hard for their communities, while earning the respect and trust of their city councils,” said Tony Hawk. “These skatepark projects are the result of grassroots public efforts and real collaboration between the skaters, the community, and local leaders.”

Yes it is. For more the Berry Lane Park and other three recipients of Tony Hawk Foundation grants (which total $50,000), follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Ancell + Slater = Blackfish Boards

by The Editors on February 17, 2015

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Kelly Slater and RVCA ANP artist Kevin Ancell got together on a project called #ThePod, which pays homage to the movie Blackfish and friends who have passed.

“After watching the movie Blackfish, I was so moved and perturbed with the wild captures and captive breeding of the Orcas that I felt compelled to paint my boards to mimic their markings,” Slater says. “Kevin and I had been thinking about something we could do together for a couple of years and we happened to be on a trip together just as the idea occurred. So the first board we did was painted in Kevin’s word art to say “Blackfish.” Kevin initially saw it as my project, but asked if he could start adding some of his color into the messaging and the second board was painted in the DFW tag.”

They exhibited at Pow! Wow! Hawaii last Friday, February 13, 2015 in a show that was curated by RVCA Founder, PM Tenore. And we missed it.

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Shaun White Out Peddling Air & Style Tickets

by The Editors on January 30, 2015

Looks like X Games 4th place finisher Shaun White is having a little trouble drumming up sales for his upcoming Air & Style event in the Rose Bowl parking lot (not the bowl) in Pasadena, California in February (you know, “Coachella meets X Games”). Either that, or he just likes having local news crews (San Diego CBS 8) follow him around to his favorite Mexi joints.

The famous Snowboarder was at one of his favorite taco shops this morning – Ricos Taco Shop in Encinitas to surprise fans and promote Air + Style. . . The event features a combination of the world’s greatest snowboarders, skiers and skateboarders, as well as live performances from some of the top music acts.

With Mr. Blanco it seems the hustle never stops. Truth is, with a music line up featuring the Lips (both Black and Flaming), Sleigh Bells, Surfer Blood, Steve Aoki, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and more it’s going to be a great show regardless of the hucking going on the crushed ice tower. Click here for all the info.

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Tony Hawk Holiday eBay Auction Is Live

by The Editors on December 8, 2014

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The annual Tony Hawk Foundation Holiday eBay Auction is live. It works a little like this: Tony Hawk and his friends have donated really cool items (including a Tony hawk Edition Triumph Speedmaster motorcycle, guitars, skateboards, cameras, and other stuff). When you bid on and buy the items all the money raised goes to the fund the Tony Hawk Foundations missing to empower youth through the creation of public skateparks in low-income communities across the US and other causes overseas. Click here to learn more about it, or click here to bid on something. [click to continue…]

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Jamie Anderson + Donald Trump

by The Editors on November 4, 2014

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Jamie Anderson is stepping up to prime time in January 2015 by being a contestant on the 7th season of NBC’s reality business show Celebrity Apprentice.

Competing in business-driven tasks around New York City for the charity Protect Our Winters, Anderson joins fellow cast members Geraldo Rivera, Kate Gosselin, Johnny Damon, Terrell Owens, Kevin Jonas and Vivica A. Fox, among others, in hopes of not getting “fired” by host Donald Trump, premiering January 4th. Over the past year, Anderson claimed gold in her sport’s Olympic debut, won at the 2014 ESPY Awards for Best U.S. Olympic Athlete and Best Female Action Sports Athlete and has been featured on the covers of both Sports Illustrated and ESPN The Magazine Body Issue. She has also appeared on Ellen, The Tonight Show/Jimmy Fallon, the TODAY show and Good Morning America, among others.

That’s right kids, the only thing you’ll be good for after winning an Olympic gold medal is reality TV. Which reminds us — when will Mr. White join a show?

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Hawk + Ecko = TheRideChannel.com

by The Editors on October 30, 2014

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Tony Hawk’s Ride Channel (one of YouTube’s top 1 percent most viewed channels) has partnered with Mark Ecko’s Complex Media for a brand new home on the web as TheRideChannel.com. The new site joins Complex’s network of websites that include such staples as Complex.com, Sneakerfreaker.com, SlamXhype.com, and a slew of other websites that appeal to pop conscious young males.

Building from the content already featured on the RIDE Channel on YouTube, Complex Media’s editorial team will support news, tips & tricks, how-to and video coverage featuring some of the biggest names in the skate industry including Tony Hawk, Jamie Thomas, Lance Krall, SLAP, Skatepark of Tampa, Mike Manzoori, Frank Black, Rob Brink, Erica Yary, Kevin Staab, Thurston Moore, Chris Cole, Stevie Williams, amongst others.

The site soft-launched late October and is up for your pleasure right now. Looks like The Berrics and Thrasher are going to have a little more company on the web this holiday season. Check it out and let us know what you think.

[Link: TheRideChannel]

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Primitive Skateboarding + 2Pac

by The Editors on October 28, 2014

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Primitive SkateboardingsPaul Rodriguez just launched a new official collaboration deck with the one and only Tupac Shakur.

“Working with friends on insanely fun projects is seriously the best feeling,” says Primitive Skateboards co-founder and pro, Paul Rodriguez. “I can’t believe that we’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with the late, great Tupac Shakur! I hope Pac is up there with that big smile of his digging this board as much as I do. I feel blessed!”

Not exactly sure how P-Rod got to “work with” 2Pac, but the package certainly looks good. The deck comes in 8 and 8.25 widths and includes a hologram 2Pac sticker, or course.

[Link: Primitive Skateboarding]

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Shaun White Brings Air + Style To Pasadena

by The Editors on October 17, 2014

This morning, while we were out plowing furrows in tiny waves with our Lib Tech Air-E-Ola waterboard, Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White was making a huge announcement at Southern California’s Rose Bowl. Apparently, Shaun and his friends are going to put on an Air + Style event at the Rose Bowl on February 21 – 22, 2015, according to a post on Yobeat.

“It’s pretty crazy, and it’s come a long way since we first started brainstorming the idea of bringing Air & Style to the U.S. last year,” White told ESPN. “Now it’s official: We’re doing the third stop of the tour for Air & Style at the Rose Bowl, and we picked that venue because Los Angeles is my hometown. A lot of people in Pasadena probably have never even seen snow, but that’s the beauty of it.”

This event will feature skiers, Shaun White on rhythm guitar, and no Shaun White in the contest. And general admission floor seats will only cost $189. (Reminds us of an old Steve Martin bit). Guess the big questions is: does anyone in SoCal want to spend one-third the price of a Mammoth Mountain season pass to watch a bunch of Euro huckers they’ve never heard of spin off a monstrous jump to a edm backbeat? For that answer we’ll all have to wait until February and see.

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Tony Hawk Still Stands Up For Skateparks

by The Editors on September 23, 2014

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For the 11th year in a row Tony Hawk invited skateboarders, celebrities, rockers, and their families to Stand Up For Skateparks (a family-friendly action-sports carnival with games, food, and live and silent auctions) to help raise money for the Tony Hawk Foundation’s mission to help communities build skateboard parks. The event was held at Ron Burkle’s Green Acres Estate in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

“Stand Up For Skateparks and the skatepark movement in general have come such a long way,” Hawk said. “With more than 500 skateparks in all 50 states receiving funding from THF, and more than 2,000 projects benefiting from our technical assistance program, we’re as busy and as needed as ever. This was our eleventh-annual benefit, and I believe it was our best yet. Skating my ramp with DJ Z-Trip spinning and mashing it up on the deck—literally with the riders—was incredible. It was a great display of skateboarding, BMX and music, and a fitting end to a terrific day.”

Attendees included: pro-skaters Lizzie Armanto, Andy Macdonald, Allysha Bergado, Tom Schaar, Elliot Sloan, Kevin Staab, and Lincoln Ueda along with celebrities like Mel B., Erik Estrada, Eve, Perry Farrell, Brian Austin Green, Tom Green, David Hasselhoff, Anthony Keidis, Chuck Liddell, Joaquin Phoenix, Rain Phoenix, Slash, Verne Troyer, Robert Trujillo, Chris Tucker, Lars Ulrich, and Wee Man. It was a fun filled day in Beverly Hills for a good cause. For the official word from the Tony Hawk Foundation, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Tony Hawk’s New Hexbug Circuit Boards

by The Editors on September 19, 2014

Hey kids, Uncle Tony’s got a great new toy for you to beg for this christmas. It’s by the people who gave us vibrating bugs and remote control spider bots — Hexbug. Can we really skate better than Tony Hawk? Hey! It did help answer this recent question: how does Tony keep the brand rolling? This is just one way. Follow the jump for the official word from Hexbug. [click to continue…]

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