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]


Tony Hawk’s New Walmart Ride

by The Editors on October 20, 2015

360980Cherokee Global Brands, the fashion giant who licenses Tony Hawk’s name for apparel has announced that they’ve signed a new deal that will see a “broad assortment of Tony Hawk® signature apparel, accessory and footwear categories for young men’s and boy’s sizes 4-20” roll into Canadian Walmart stores. Here are Tony’s thoughts on the deal:

“I’ve worked closely with the team at Cherokee Global Brands to create a launch plan appropriate for the number one retailer in Canada. In my many visits to Canada on skate tours, I am consistently humbled by the response that Canadians have given to me, the Tony Hawk brand and skateboarding in general. I will be fully committed to the success of this launch through my social media, marketing, and appearances. It’s going to be a great ride!”

Indeed. Walmart Canada has 395 stores and more than 1.2 million customers each day. Cha-China!

[Link: Global New Wire via SES]


Check Out Shaun White’s Newest House

by The Editors on October 20, 2015


Shaun White just upped his LA real estate game with brand new $6.4 million home in “Los Angeles’s heavily celebrified Outpost Estates,” according to a story in Variety.

The approximately 4,500-square-foot house, a boxy but still sleek and architecturally masculine interplay of poured concrete, horizontally applied wood siding, and dramatic expanses of glass, features five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and a glass-doored side-facing two-car garage.

Oh, those Hollywood nights, in those Hollywood Hills. . . above all the lights. . . (how’s that for an ancient reference?) Have to say, we totally approve of Señor Blanco’s real estate choices. For interior photos and a look at the view, click the link.


[Link: Variety]


Tony Hawk Stands Up For Skateparks Again

by The Editors on October 13, 2015


Last Sunday (October 11, 2015) the Tony Hawk Foundation took over Ron Burkle’s Green Acres Estate in Beverly Hills for the 12th Annual Stand Up For Skateparks benefit. The day included performances by The Vandals, DJ Z-Trip and appearances by some of Mr. Hawk’s celebrity friends including: Anthony Kiedis, Perry Farrell, David Spade, Johnny Knoxville, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Fred Durst, Sarah Chalke, Verne Troyer, and many others.

Tony Hawk’s Stand Up For Skateparks benefit is a family-friendly action-sports carnival that included games, food, and live and silent auctions with unique items and experiences. All proceeds from the event will support the Tony Hawk Foundation’s mission to empower youth through the creation of free, quality, public skateparks in low-income communities throughout the U.S., and Internationally with programs that enrich the lives of youth through skateboarding. Since launching in 2004, the annual Stand Up For Skateparks benefit has raised over $9.3-million dollars to benefit the Tony Hawk Foundation.

As further entertainment Tony Hawk, Elliot Sloan, Lizzie Armanto, Allysha Bergado, Evan Doherty, Paul-Luc Ronchetti, Andy Macdonald, Simon Tabron, Coco Zurita, Kevin Staab, and Mat Hoffman dazzled the crowd on Tony’s 13-foot vert ramp. For the official word from the Tony Hawk Foundation, please follow the jump.


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Shaun White’s Got Halfpop Flavor

by The Editors on October 1, 2015

Shaun White has launched a couple new flavors for the half popped popcorn brand Halfpop (corn nuts). Kind of makes us hungry, but not for Brooklyn Dill Pickle, if you know what we mean. No offense, Shaun.


THPS 5 Having A Really Bad Launch Day

by The Editors on September 29, 2015

Today is the official launch day of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 and from the word on the street things aren’t going well. The above video is a collection of glitches that occurred during game play today, and according to a post on Forbes.com there is a huge update coming.

Yesterday it was revealed that a day one update for the game will be 7.7GB. Hefty, but not unheard of, I suppose. But the difference here is that the original file size of the game is only 4.6GB. It’s unclear why exactly more than half of the game’s data is being saved for a patch, but reportedly it was playable, even without it. Still, it’s more than a little bizarre.

As they said on Destructoid, maybe we should wait until all this gets sorted out. One thing is for sure — there is a reason that no early release copies were sent out and it’s probably because all the fixes weren’t completed yet.

[Link: Forbes.com]


Stand Up For Skateparks Tickets On Sale

by The Editors on September 3, 2015

Tony Hawk’s annual Stand Up For Skateparks fundraiser at Ron Birkle’s Beverly Hills, California mansion is scheduled for Sunday, October 11, 2015. The event will features skateboarding, BMX, and DJ’s and a bunch of Tony’s celebrity friends and their families. Tickets are expensive (it’s a fund raiser for a great cause), but if you want to go, the tickets are on sale right here.

[Link: Stand Up For Skateparks]


Live In Shaun White’s Beach House

by The Editors on June 9, 2015


Yes, now you too can live in Shaun White’s Encinitas, California beach house for the bargain rate of $12,500 a month, according to story in the LA Times.

The 3,500 square feet of polished interiors features dark wood floors, wrought iron chandeliers and bi-folding doors that give way to unobstructed ocean views. Smart home features, wireless speakers and a modernized kitchen with marble countertops and large center island are among the updates. . . The master suite sports a free-standing soaking tub and a glass-enclosed rain shower for four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Just think, the only thing standing between you and your summer of a rock star is $36,000.

[Link: LA Times]


Vans + Disney = Magic Kingdom Kicks

by The Editors on June 5, 2015

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There are only about two things we’re suckers for — Star Wars and Disneyland. With the release of the Vans Disney footwear and apparel collection they’ve pretty much got us tied up.

Sharing a rich heritage rooted in Southern California, both Vans and Disney are dedicated to those who are young at heart and never stop following their dreams. The collection features iconic Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, Goofy and Winnie the Pooh across a range of Vans apparel and accessories and Classic footwear in adult, kids and toddler sizing.

Magic Kingdom, indeed. For the official word from Vans (including all the apparel) Please follow the jump. [click to continue…]