Tony Hawk sits down with New York Times bestselling author and writer-at-large for Esquire Magazine, Cal Fussman to talk about the big part movies played in his growing up, and becoming a professional skateboarder in this episode of Fandango’s “I Love Movies.” This original video series showcases cultural influencers across the globe, sharing personal stories of how movies have touched their lives. The series airs on Fandango’s digital network, including Fandango Movieclips, the number one movie trailer and content channel on YouTube, plus Fandango channels on Hulu, Roku and Samsung’s Milk Video Service.
In the new episode, Hawk reveals the impact of the seeing the James Bond action-adventure, “The Spy Who Loved Me,” for the first time at the age of 10, around the time he first started skating. “This movie was all about me,” recalls Hawk. “There were gadgets and death-defying stunts and it inspired me to do something daring like that.” On the flip side, comedies also taught him to laugh off his first skating experience. “I couldn’t figure out where to turn and ran into a fence – my first experience on a skateboard was definitely out of “The Naked Gun,” like the scene with Nordberg getting caught in a bear-trap.” [click to continue…]
We’ve been surfing Lib Tech Waterboards for six months now and while we love the shapes and truly believe the founder Mike Olson is changing the face of the surf industry with his complete reset on surfboard construction technology, we also kept thinking how amazing it would be so other high-profile shapers got behind the technology.
Well, today Lib Tech announced a partnership with Lost Enterprises. Now some of Matt Biolos‘ masterpiece shapes are available in Lib Tech ECO ISO construction. And that is just plain rad.
Here’s what Biolos had to say about it:
“Since I first saw Lib Tech’s ECO ISO construction, I wanted to build a board with it. The strength to weight ratio, eco minded materials and techniques, and the fact that this tech was being built in the USA was incredibly interesting to me. I am stoked that the time has finally come and hope people enjoy riding them as much as we have enjoyed building them.”
Mike Olson is also obviously stoked:
“I have been working with alternative environmentally safer, high performance surf construction all my life…our ECO ISO construction process is much healthier for the craftsmen while at the same time using more environmentally friendly materials and having incredible durability. We are so stoked that Matt took notice of what we are doing up in the northern corner of the USA near Canada, we couldn’t imagine a better partner.”
Seeing as Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 will not be coming out on Wii U, we were thinking that maybe he could do some kind of collab with Nintendo on a game that melds THPS 5 with the just launched first person paint splatter fest Splatoon. It might looks something like this that went down at the UK’s Adrenaline Alley skatepark. They could even call it Splatony Hawk Pro Skater. Come on. Give it a go?
Ever thought to yourself, ” Damn, I could spend all day listening to Tommy Guerrero talk skateboarding.” Well, here’s your chance with Episode one of BS with TG and his co-host Jim Thiebaud. The guest on this week’s episode is Frank Gerwer. And it’s 28 minutes of skateboard gold. Yep, that’s what it is.
The 2015 Austin X Games kick off next month and to celebrate (because you know how much we love the X Games) we have a pair of 3-Day admission tickets to the Games up for grabs including VIP access to the Metallica gig on Saturday night. Yes, VIP access to the show of the summer.
Skype is once again set to bring you closer than ever to the athletes and sports during the Games. Consider it your backstage pass to all the action. Get insider tips from athletes Curren Caples, Jamie Bestwick & Shane O’Neill during group chats on Skype. Then submit your own tricks to not only be viewed by the guys but potentially aired during The Xtra Show on ESPN! Add XGames2015 on Skype to find out more.
We have a pair of 3-Day admission tickets to the Games to give away thanks to Skype. These tickets will give you and a friend a full pass three days of X Games action as well as a VIP upgrade on Saturday night. In conjunction with an admission wristband you get reserved viewing of live music at Infield Super Stage, Skateboard Park / Street Womens and Ams, Rally Car, Moto X Speed & Style and BMX Big Air. Access to the air conditioned Velocity Lounge with hospitality, and restrooms. You also receive a voucher to exchange at COTA for commemorative X Games Austin 2015 skate deck.
To enter, simply add XGames2015 on Skype and then send a message with the words “I want to win Metallica tickets” along with “BoardistanVIP” and you’re in the draw. Too easy, right? Don’t miss out on any of the 2015 X Games Austin action! Follow #SkypeXGames and catch updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Competition closes Friday the 29th of May. Follow the jump for the official details, rules, and lawyer speak. Seriously, you won’t want to miss it. [click to continue…]
So big wave surfer Laird Hamilton is reportedly the co-founder of a company that makes a skateboard like golf cart that’s used at Bend, Oregon’s Tetherow Resort. It’s call the GolfBoard. And next weekend he is hosting the world’s first “GolfBoard Only Tournament.” In other words, everyone has to get around the course on a GolfBoard.
Festivities kick off Friday, May 29 with a Speedgolf demo and competition (winner takes home $1,000), followed by a lively meet and greet arrival party at 5:30 pm. The GolfBoard Open Tournament will take place on Saturday morning, May 30, topped off with afternoon libations, lunch and awards ceremony.
We’ve said before that there’s nothing anyone could do to golf that would make us want to play it, but the GolfBoard certainly makes it look a little less boring and painful. The downside — we’d still have to hang out with golfers. Follow the jump for the official word from Tetherow Resort. [click to continue…]
Undecided on where to take a spring trip this year, Yadin Nicol and Dillon Perillo looked at the reports, packed their bags, and bought one-way tickets to Smith’s new home in Portland, Oregon. From there, the two embarked on a 1,600-mile journey down the pacific northwest coast searching for waves and avoiding sharks. Titled “Highway 101,” the second surf installment of Life Beyond Walls shares a glimpse into their journey as they weave down the coastal route drinking coffee and looking for hidden gems along the way.
Byrd, the men’s grooming product company founded by Chase “Big Bird” Wilson has decided to jump in on the sex sells game with a stunning little 16mm featurette staring Kayslee Collins. The question is, does it make you feel like buying pomade?