So it went down a little like this: Jimmy Wilkins won vert, Tom Schaar took Big Air, Pedro Barros grabbed the Park, and Nyja Huston (of course) and a ripping Lacey Baker took street. This edit shows how Nyjah did it up. For the rest of the final results, please follow the jump, or click here for all of the X Games Austin 2014 results.
[click to continue…]
Skullcandy founder Rick Alden explains the Alta situation quite succinctly in this edit. But here’s a little more:
Wasatch Equality began as a grassroots movement of individuals, families, and businesses committed to ending the anti-snowboarding policies at Alta Ski Area that have defined the resort since the early 1980’s. Long after the rest of the winter community has come to recognize snowboarding, it’s hard to believe there’s still an argument being made against the sport. . . By convincing Utah’s hold-out resorts to open their lifts to everyone, friends and families will be able to exercise their legal right to enjoy public land, regardless of how they choose to get downhill.
If you’d like to help Wasatch Equality in their efforts to open Alta Ski Resort to snowboarding, please click here to donate.
[Link: Wasatch Equality]
We’re always amazed by how talented people can create stunning beauty out of nothing more than a few blank boards, paint and paint pens. Here, watch this. . .
[Link: Runamuk Visuals]
Our favorite Wall Street Journal reporter, skater Conor Dougherty, is about to become our favorite San Francisco, California based New York Times reporter (congrats, Conor). But before he switched gigs, he wanted to do one more story for his former employer. Did he investigate the fading housing crisis? Or, sneak onto a Google Bus? No, he tested a slew of electric skateboards and even found one he liked. Sadly, although he has a solid kickflip, he was unable to do that on any of the electric skateboards, and that may be the problem.
[Link: The Wall Street Journal]
We’ve seen the Christian Hosoi Hammerhead surfboards from UNIV, now Penny Skateboards has updated their Christian Hosoi Signature Series with the Penny Nickel 27 inch Hammerhead.
In speaking about his partnership with Penny and the “Hammerhead” graphic, Hosoi says that it came about when he was a young kid with big dreams wanting to do something outside of the box. “I was wanting to be an individual, creative, artistic entity. Skateboarding is art, mixed with what we love to do….and that’s where determination…(and) motivation comes from, it comes from a place where you do it because you love it. Not because you’re going to get something from it, but because you’re going to give back to it.”
For more details, click the link.
[Link: Penny Skateboards]
Surfer Tai Blanco, 17, is vegan. And she’s helping PETA2 spread the word for the ethical treatment of animals with a new ad. In this edit she explains what it’s all about. Oh, and those blurry logos on her board and wetsuit? She surfs for Reef now, not that other company. For the official word, follow the jump.
[click to continue…]
Asher Bradshaw, the 9-year-old skateboarding wunderkinder has kind of blown the whole 900 thing up by landing it at his age. Say what you will about underground baby racing, but this is truly impressive.
Follow the jump for the official Camp Woodward version of this record breaking spin. [click to continue…]
Robbie Brockel, Davis Torgerson and Jack Olson serve up some good, old fashioned Wrecking Crew action in the ditches of the great American Southwest. Kinda makes you wanna hit the road to flash flood country, doesn’t it?
[Link: Real Skateboards]
The launch of the new Vans.com site has even Steve Van Doren looking a little confused. Luckily, Vans President Kevin Bailey has a good handle on it:
“It was imperative going into the new site development that we merge Vans storytelling and brand content while showcasing all of our product categories in the most comprehensive way for our consumers,” Bailey said. “The new Vans.com allows consumers to engage with our brand, find the product they want and from there, locate a store, buy online or purchase however they choose.”
Follow the jump for the official word from Vans.
[click to continue…]
We’ve been posting stories of sharks nipping surfers at Florida’s New Smyrna Beach for years and here’s an up-close example of just why it happens and how much the local surfers don’t care. . .