Skateboarding

Tim Swart Named Pretty Great Marketing Director

by The Editors on June 24, 2016

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Neither of the guys in the photo above are Tim Swart, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t stoked to pass on the news that Pretty Great Company (the parent of SLVDR, Bonfire, Sessions, and Nikita) have just named the founder and former creative director of UNIV as their new marketing director.

“Based off the fact that Tim was SLVDR’s first dealer, he has a deep history with the brand. With his decades of snowboarding he has lived all facets of the snow industry. Also with his marketing and creative experience from start-ups to bigger brands, Tim is a solid asset to lead our marketing efforts for the brands,” says Rob Myers, Pretty Great President.

Good news for Pretty Great Company. For the official word, please follow the jump.

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Sky Siljeg Goes Sky High With Lib

by The Editors on June 21, 2016

It’s about time transition ripper Sky Siljeg got a pro model from Lib Tech.

Just like his skating Sky’s model, the Sky High, is a progressive and unique creativity sled, with a literally mind blowing graphic by the homie Quincy Quigg. You can get the Sky High “normal” (9.3″ x 32.75″) or you can get it asymmetrical regular footed and goofy footed! That’s right folks, Sky and the Lib Tech bitchin’ board builders created regular and goofy specific shapes with notches for backside and frontside grabs as well as more concave on the backside for a quicker connection to the heels. And of course all Sky High models are handkrafted with our painstaking Technologically Tougher Exo-skeletch construction, they pop like crazy and don’t break!

For the official word from Lib Tech, please follow the jump.

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Agenda Show Long Beach Coming Up

by The Editors on June 15, 2016

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This is a little reminder that the Long Beach Agenda Show is coming up June 29 – 30, 2016. If this is news to you, it’s probably too late to do much more than show up. And if you’re going to show up, you should register. To register, click the link right here.  And then, have a great show.

Oh, and if you can’t make Long Beach, there’s always Miami and Las Vegas, too.

[Link: Agenda Show]

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Hawk Foundation Celebrates 500th Skatepark

by The Editors on June 15, 2016

Tony Hawk is a busy, generous man. And no where is this more evident than when you look at all the skateboard parks he’s helped build (500 so far). One of them is in Burlington, Vermont and Hawk travelled there last week to help celebrate the city’s newly named Andy “A-Dog” Williams Skatepark.

“It was an honor to be in Burlington for the A-Dog Skatepark naming ceremony and to skate with the locals,” said Tony Hawk. “We’re proud to have been involved with this project—it’s a great park that resulted from a strong grassroots effort from local advocates and a true commitment from the city. It also represents the 500th park to open with assistance from THF. Here’s to the next 500!”

For the official word from the Tony Hawk Foundation, please follow the jump.

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Real Surveillance #01: Peter Ramondetta

by The Editors on June 15, 2016

But there’s more the Ramondetta in this one. Watch this and you’ll catch a little Dennis Busenitz, Ishod Wair, Ernie Torres, and Zion Wright for good measure.

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Pedro Barros Crowned Vans Floripa Champion

by The Editors on June 14, 2016

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Hometown Hero Pedro Barros takes the Vans Pro Skate Park Series Floripa title with a wicked final run edgeing Italy’s Ivan Federico, and Kevin KowalskiTom Schaar Leads Qualifier Rankings on the Road to First-Ever Park Terrain World Championships in Malmö, Sweden. For the full results rankings, please follow the jump.
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Switchfoot Floats New Album July 8

by The Editors on June 14, 2016

Switchfoot’s new album Where the Light Shines Through drops on July 8, 2016. No surprise, really, but Float sounds good this morning and we’re looking forward to some more of Switchfoot’s pleasant, positive pop.

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Yaje Popson’s New Venture

by The Editors on June 14, 2016

Venture Trucks is proud to welcome the newest member to the team, Yaje Popson. Check out Yaje’s welcome part, now live.

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Vans Pro Skate Park Series Brazil Goes Live

by The Editors on June 10, 2016

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The Vans Pro Skate Park Series Brazil Qualifier goes live online tomorrow, Saturday, June 11, 2016 beginning 12PM local time (8 AM on the West Coast) on www.vansparkseries.com. Ivan Federico (above) is the first place challenger on his way to the Semi-Finals.

World-renowned as a global epicenter for the next generation of bowlriders, Vans Park Series celebrates the second of four Global Qualifier events in the beautiful city of Florianopolis, Brazil. Rebuilt and donated to the community by Vans, the newly remodeled Costeira Skatepark will be the exciting backdrop for competition, featuring over 5,000 square feet of concrete paradise with a new flow to guarantee never-before-seen lines and maneuvers.

For the official word from Vans, including all the confirmed pros and advancing challengers, please follow the jump.

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Vans Pro Park Series Heads To Brazil

by The Editors on June 6, 2016

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The race to Malmö continues as the Vans Pro Skate Park Series, skateboarding’s first-ever world championship park terrain point series, advances to the beautiful locale of Florianópolis, Brazil for the second Global Qualifier event on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

The high-stakes competition will challenge the world’s best skateboarders to earn valuable qualification points in pursuit of competing in the Vans Park Series World Championships finale, sanctioned by the International Skateboarding Federation as the definitive first-ever park terrain crowning event, to be held in Sweden this August.

For complete rankings and the official word from Vans, please follow the jump.

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