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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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Slater Launches Into Outerknown Space

by The Editors on September 8, 2014

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After leaving the floundering mess that has become Andy Mooney’s Quiksilver (where sales dropped 19 percent last quarter and the stock is down 75 percent year to date), Kelly Slater mentioned that he had some ideas about something new. Today (September 8, 2014) we all know where those ideas are headed with the launch of Mr. Slater’s new clothing line backed by Gucci, Puma, and Volcom parent corporation The Kering Group. It’s called Outerknown. And this is what Kelly had to say about it on Instagram this morning:

It’s been a long time coming and I’m proud to let you know that the clothing brand I’ve been working on has launched our ‘Handshake Website” at Outerknown.com this morning. Our team, lead by designer John Moore and supported by our strategic partner, The Kering Group, are tirelessly working on a brand that blends the relationship between style, sustainability, and travel. I believe we have an obligation to build better products and understand the way our consumption impacts the world around us. In saying that, the focus of our brand is to make a product that has a positive effect on every possible level. I look forward to telling you more as the brand develops.

From the cool stuff they’re doing on their Insta feed, and our trust in Slater’s instincts we’d have to say we’re looking forward to seeing where this Outerknown things leads. . . even if it is being funded by one of the largest fashion megacorps in the world. The bummer is we won’t see any product on the streets until Fall 2015.

[Link: Outerknown]

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Save The Date: Stand Up For Skateparks

by The Editors on May 30, 2014

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Want to hang out with Hollywood celebrities, rock stars, and legends of skateboarding at a Beverly Hills mansion while at the same time helping to raise money for the Tony Hawk Foundation’s legendary work to build skateboard parks? Then the 11th Annual Standup For Skateparks event is the perfect place for you. Planned for September 21, 2014, this “action-sports carnival” promises to be a good time for a great cause. If you’d like to reserve tickets just click here to email Lily Schwimmer, but be careful. They are spend spend.

[Link: Stand Up For Skateparks]

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Ask Tony Hawk Anything On Reddit

by The Editors on May 19, 2014

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Today is Ask Tony Hawk Anything day on Reddit. Have a question you’ve always wanted to ask? Need advice on personal relationships, skateboarding, video games, or raising children? Mr. Hawk is all answers today. Click the link and hit him up!
[Link: Reddit]

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Shaun White Finally Goes To Prom

by The Editors on May 5, 2014

SideboobLast month a high school senior named Carly Monzo decided she wanted to go to prom (at her all-girl high school) with Shaun White.

So, Carly did what any self respecting high school girl would do. She made a video (click here to watch it) asking the former Olympic snowboarder to her prom, according to a story on NBC Philadelphia.

After a month with no response, Monzo figured her video was lost in the millions of tweets that her celeb crush normally receives. It’s a belief she held Friday night when she attended her prom at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. . . That all changed once she arrived and a school staffer called out her name. . . “I thought I was in trouble,” Monzo said. “I went out to the front and then all of a sudden the curtain on this photo booth dropped.” . . Behind the curtain was none other than White and his band “Bad Things.”

Rad to see how dressed up Monzo got without having a date. Guess that’s what makes Catholic School girls so, ah, . . oh, forget it. Follow the jump for her video. [click to continue…]

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Brixton Did SXSW Up Here’s Proof

by The Editors on March 18, 2014

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The crew from Brixton made their annual pilgrimage to Austin, Texas for SXSW and brought back a blog load of photos to prove it. If you’d like to see what they (Jason Lee, Jason Augustine, Adam Warren, Bob Hoste & David Stoddard) saw, click the following links for pretty close to all of it (in four parts). Part I, Part II, Part III, Party IV.

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Tony Hawk Rides The HUVr Board

by The Editors on March 4, 2014

Want to ride it, too? Guess you’ll have to wait for the iOS version of the board in game form or something like that. All we can say is we hope these celebrities are getting paid. For more check out HUVrtech.com.

[Link: The Verge]

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Tony Hawk: Olympics Need Skateboarding

by The Editors on February 20, 2014

While in Sydney, Australia for the run up to the Vans Bowl-A-Rama Tony Hawk took some time to talk to the media about how the Olympics need skateboarding more than skateboarding needs the Olympics. Wise words from a man who knows.

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Kaitlyn Farrington Visits Late Night Old Guy

by The Editors on February 20, 2014

Yes, apparently Late Night With David Letterman is still on and as is the custom he’s interviewing Olympic gold medalists. Here he talks to halfpipe gold medalist Kaitlyn Farrington. If you need to know anything else, watch. Oh, and if you want to see Sage Kotsenburg utter the first words we’ve ever heard him speak, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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