Skateboarding

Feel Good Post O’ The Day

by The Editors on April 25, 2017

This will reorganize your first world worries and cares for certain. Skateboarding is the antidote for so much that is wrong in the world and it would be great if more people understood that.

[Link: SportsWallah]

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Lizzie Armanto Is All Fired Up

by The Editors on April 25, 2017

We finally figured out why Lizzie Armanto has been showing up so often in our Instafeed on a beach in nothing but a Target bikini. It’s because the girl is on fire. Now it all makes sense. 

[Link: Thrasher Mag]

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Gonz’s Krooked Beemer Board

by The Editors on April 21, 2017

No lie. We’ve always liked that logo. Pure evil? Here’s the juice from Krooked.

Mark Gonzales spent the last 9 months developing the Krooked Beemer shape and it’s finally ready to release! This board takes takes 4 hours to make and only 300 could be made. Learn more on the Beemer web page and look for it in your local skateshop!”

Are you still looking? If so click the link below and get the facts, man.

[Link: Krooked]

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The Vert Is Attacked In Malmo, Sweden

by The Editors on April 19, 2017

Malmo, Sweden was home to Vert Attack XI Presented by Pro-Tec April 13-15, 2017. If you missed any of it, then by all means, click play and check it out. Or, for all the official details, click the link.

[Link: Vert Attack XI]

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Fish By Fish: Jeremy & Jayde

by The Editors on April 10, 2017

The story of Jeremy Fish, his wife Jayde and how they’re ruling the San Francisco art scene is spelled out in the SF Weekly and it’s worth a gander. Check it:

Both Jeremy and Jayde have achieved celebrity status within the fringes of the established art community for some time, and Jeremy has become a cult figure in the skating industry for his tripped-out line work, often depicting tiny, somewhat morbid, pink bunnies. The image originated from the calling card of a skateboarding crew he created in the ’90s: The Silly Pink Bunnies.

Remember the SPBs? Sure you do. For the rest of the story, flick the flink.

[Link: SF Weekly]

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Thunder Trucks’ Gage Boyle

by The Editors on April 10, 2017

Can’t help but laugh when you hear the angry man at the beginning of Gage Boyle’s new Thunder Trucks part: “Do it again and I’ll take the camera from you. . . give me that goddamn board now. . . ” Nice work, Gage.

[Link: Thunder Trucks]

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15-Year-0ld Dies Skateboard Towing

by The Editors on April 10, 2017

These are the stories we hate. On April 7, 2017 at around 7:30 PM 15-year-old Sandro McIlroy of Manhattan Beach, California grabbed onto the side of a moving Jeep while riding a skateboard, according to as story on 6ABC.com. The car was rolling at about 10 MPH and as we’ve learned accidents while skateboard towing rarely ends well.

At some point, the boy lost control of the skateboard, which caused him to hit the outer rear tire of the Jeep. He then fell, hitting his head on the roadway. . . Police and emergency personnel arrived and took the teen to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Our thoughts are with McIlroy’s friends and family.

[Link: 6ABC.com]

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Pedro Barros Wins Vans Park Series Brazil

by The Editors on April 8, 2017

Pedro Barros claimed first place at the Vans Park Series Brazil Global Qualifier on Saturday, April 8, 2017 one year after winning his hometown stop of Florianopolis in 2016.

“It’s skateboarding,” Barros said. “It’s the heat. It’s that flame that will always be alive. When it’s done with passion, and truly done, you’re going to see everyone give all they’ve got.”

For the official details (including full results) please follow the jump. Stay tuned for the next event when the Vans Park Series lands in Malmo Sweden May 26 – 27, 2017.

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Upland Skatepark Finally Re-Opens

by The Editors on March 28, 2017

The Upland Skatepark, which has been closed since November 2016 thanks to what the City of Upland calls “crime and safety issues,” finally reopened in mid March 2017, according to a story in the Daily Bulletin.

Professional skateboarder Steve Alba, a Rancho Cucamonga resident who helped design the 15-year-old park, had been a vocal advocate for its immediate reopening on behalf of the skate park patrons. “I’m just very happy that they opened it finally,” Alba said by phone. “I commend the city and the Police Department for helping clean the park out. They’ve done a great job.”

Pro-Tec Helmets even kicked in 20 helmets to be used at the park on an honor system. It’s good to see a great park back in action. 

[Link: Daily Bulletin]

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The Tony Hawk Video Game Doco

by The Editors on March 28, 2017

Looks like we’re all going to get a chance to check out the behind the scenes story of the Tony Hawk Pro Skater video game franchise with an upcoming documentary titled Pretending I’m A Superman. Looks like it could be good.

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