Absinthe Films is hitting the Euro road with their new film Heavymental. During September and October they’ll be in 20 countries. Click the link for all the dates and times. In the meantime here a little clip featuring Victor de le Rue, Bode Merrill, Mat Schaer and Ozzy Henning mixed in with some party party action action.
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Vice Films (yeah, those Capitalist hipsters whose company is now valued at $2.5 billion) is releasing a documentary on the downfall of the extremely talented skateboarding brothers Tas and Ben Pappas.
Utilizing archives of footage taken throughout the brothers’ lives through to the present day, paired with interviews with other legendary skateboarding stars, All This Mayhem chronicles the brothers’ meteoric rise to number one and two in the world and the heartbreaking personal and professional story that ensued. . . FilmBuff and VICE Films will release the film theatrically in select markets, and on all leading On Demand platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Google Play, XBOX Video, and Sony PlayStation on September 9th.
We’d like to think of this as a cautionary tale, but it always seems like the fucks ups get all the media play. For the official word from Vice, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Spitfire’s Tyson Bowerbank, Jack Olson, Tristan Funkhouser, and Jonathon Reese in the streets for the Keeping the Underground Lit Fall ‘14 release.
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Tony Hawk has always been a fan of that action camera. But he doesn’t GoPro. No, no, no. He Sony Action Cams. And this is the first little video of Mr. Hawk’s Life On The Road.
Eli Reed makes getting head whipped look like a dream ticket to hottie heaven in this short Diamond Supply Co. viral video attempt at the Playboy Mansion. Hey, we fell for it. Why not? In other news, apparently the Playboy bunnies have names, too: Kayla Collins, Ashley Doris, Carly Lauren, Crystal McCahill, Jaslyn Ome, Tiffany Toth, and Dani Mathers. PS: we’re not even getting into this video’s other sponsor.
Want to go on a skate tour of LA? Terry Kennedy know exactly where to take you to live and ride in LA.
From where it all started in Venice Beach to Downtown LA hotspots and into the streets of Long Beach, Terry teams up with pro skaters hitting up LA’s best skateparks, along with musicians, artists, and street wear moguls with ties to skating. . . This first installment of the series, which includes three episodes, showcases Terry Kennedy, Kevin Romar, Tristan Funkhouser, Kid Ink, Crooked I, Stevie Williams, Cyril Jackson, Felix Arguelles, Chad Tim Tim, Gary Rogers, Venice Skatepark, Stoner Park, Fairfax Avenue, Belmont Plaza, and much more.
Terry even a gets a word from Dogtown legend Nathan Pratt. Yes, it’s that deep.
Dave Bergthold, the legendary creative mind behind Blockhead Skateboards and the TV show Built To Shred, is kickstarting a whole new skateboarding groove with the launch of Skate Crate. These retro skateboard designs are taking skateboarding back 100 years to the days of a two-by-four and a fruit crates, but doing it in an all new way.
Utilizing high quality Baltic Birch and Canadian Maple for both the crate and modern skateboard deck, Skate Crate replaces the bone shaking metal wheels of old with smooth riding urethane cruiser wheels. The crates feature eyelet hooks to easily tie down a 12-pack, groceries, or a backpack inside the box. Vintage fruit crate labels, classic motorcycle racing, and car club designs were the influence for the fully-assembled Flying Tiger, Raceway, and Sidewalk Screamer models. The DIY kits come unassembled with racing-inspired decals available to encourage hands-on fun.
Click here to visit the Skate Crate Kickstarter page and help get these retro skateboards rolling, or follow the jump for all the official details from Skate Crate by Blockhead.
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This post sponsored by Driftingthru.com
Innovations in surfing equipment are coming thick and fast, but not all of them catch on. The industry is buzzing with new sustainable ways for manufacturing surf products, asymmetrical surfboards seem to be making a comeback, and the foam Beater boards from Californian company Catch Surf are attracting a lot of interest. They have been around for a few years now and are becoming a staple board in many-a-surfer’s quiver, but what makes them so good?
Let’s start from the beginning. The name “Beater” is a pun really, because one of the original ideas behind the board was creating it so that it could be surfed during busy summer periods when lifeguards raise the dreaded black ball flag. While conventional hard surfboards are deemed unsafe to be in the water when the yellow and black flags appear, a soft foam board could be acceptable. And so the blackball ‘Beater’ was born, a fun surfboard perfect for small summer surf days. Plenty of buoyancy for a board with such a short length, and soft enough not to cause any significant damage to swimmers in the water if a collision occurs. The first ones did not even have fins, and no doubt were disregarded by many in the surf industry as just another surf toy that wouldn’t take off. A few years on and the Beater has progressed somewhat.
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The end of July means one thing in Southern California–the US Open of Surfing. And one of our favorite events at the US Open is the Globe movie premiere. Globe always puts on the best premiere parties.This year their premiere of Strange Rumblings In Shargri La is going down in Long Beach, California on July 31, 2014 and if you can get there, we highly suggest being there. For more details on Strange Rumblings, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
The summer heat getting your wound up? Let photographer Chris Burkard and his crew of frozen surfers (Patrick Millin, Brett Barley, and Chadd Konig) cool you down with a little Arctic Circle surfing.
The bitterly cold seas and wind exact a large price on their minds and bodies, but the reward – adventure, amazement, and self-knowledge – draws them closer together and pushes them to tackle the next frontier in surfing.
We feel cooler already.