Nothing like a fast new car and a couple good waves to get the blood pumping in the morning. Highsnobiety, Mercedes, and Marlon Lipke get together to make it all work. This edit is another reminder, however, that each time we see a Mercedes it makes us want to test drive a Tesla. . . is that weird?
The Going Off Grid show host Laura Ling gets a tour of Mikey Basich’s Area 241 house on 40 acres near Northern California’s Donner Summit. It’s a great look into living right. To bed with the sun, up with the sun. Man, brother Mikey!
After watching Luan Oliveira over-kill the 2015 Tampa Pro we’re seriously wondering if there will ever be a better display of technical contest skateboarding, ever. Not only did Oliveira hit every single thing he tried in his final runs, he kept going long after his time was up with five or six more makes before a miss. In fact, in his winning run he went 20 tricks deep before a falter. It was mind-blowing.
Sure, Nyjah Huston, who finished in second, gave it a solid go with his practiced precision, but Oliveira’s threw everything he had at it and he didn’t miss. Watch the video and you’ll see. For the complete results, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
There were rumors. There were rumors that it “only took Trevor Colden one session to destroy the Diamond Park and hook up the locals up with some free trucks for the newest Thunder Trucks Parks & Wreck.”
Okay, it wasn’t a rumor. It was a press release. But that’s okay, isn’t it?
See kids, once you get away from an “all-over” sponsor you can start reeling in all the brands you’ve liked, but not been able to ride before. Take John Jackson for example. Now that he’s on Signal Snowboards he can ride whatever bindings, clothing, goggles, shoes, and boots he wants. His most recent choice is Flux Bindings.
“I’m really amped to be joining the Flux team,” says Jackson. “The first time I set up my bindings this year, I was amazed at how good they felt. Super durable, stylish, simple, and lightweight. That’s everything I look for in a binding. I’ve been putting the same pair of bindings through abuse all year and they are just like new. Sad to say, but that’s rare these days. I’m very excited to start this relationship and help Flux continue to create seamless board to foot happiness.”
Skateboarding auteur Greg Hunt is back with Propeller a new video for Vans featuring the talents of: Anthony Van Engelen, Tony Trujillo, Geoff Rowley, Gilbert Crockett, Chris Pfanner, Kyle Wlker, Daniel Lutheran, Elijah Berle, Pedro Barros, Curren Caples, Andrew Allen, Dustin Dollin, Jason Dill, Omar Hassan, Rowan Zorilla, Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, Jeff Grosso, Ray Barbee, John Cardiel, and Tony Alva. If that isn’t stacked enough it features original music from Ray Barbee with John Herndon and The Mattson 2.
Looks like this is going to be huge. The film drops in May 2015. We’ll keep you posted.
Vice Sports (just one more arm of the billion dollar media octopus called Vice) is dropping in with a new show which follows the Too Hard crew as they gather footage for their all-girl snowboard action videos. It’s called Lady Shredders and as you might expect, part one comes with full raw-dog Vice stylings that just might make this more entertaining that your average snow doco. Bad-ass indeed.
In tandem with this year’s Skate Copa, adidas introduces #BoostTheBar —a best trick contest held on a custom built bump-to-bar obstacle that’s open to everyone to skate. With cash prizes and Boost prize packs up for grabs, Boost The Bar is going down at every #adidasSkateCopa stop in North America with the first stop happening this Saturday at Noon at the Westchester Skate Plaza in LA.