The Animal Chin Ramp 30 Years Later

by The Editors on October 27, 2016

The hype surrounding The Bones Brigade will likely continue well past the time they all become bones, but that’s okay because we never get tired of hearing the old stories of the crew that changed skateboarding forever. Here’s this story:

In 1987, Powell Peralta released The Search for Animal Chin, its third video. In it, the Bones Brigade—Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, Tommy Guerrero, and Mike McGill—embarked on a journey to find Won Ton “Animal” Chin, a mythical skater who had gone missing. The film concluded with the Bones Brigade skating what became known as the Chin ramp—a  vert spine outfitted with an escalator, extensions, channels, a mini ramp on one of its decks, and a hidden tunnel. While it was said to be south of Guadalupe, in Mexico, between two junkyards, it was actually built in a field in Oceanside, California. The Bones Brigade skated it for a matter of days, in 1986, before it was torn down.

This past September, Tim Payne, who built the structure, quietly made his way to Woodward West, where he created a near-identical Chin ramp 30 years later. The original members of the Bones Brigade reunited at the camp for a series of sessions on perhaps the most famous vert ramp in skateboarding’s history.

With commentary from Payne and the skaters, the video above shows how it went down. This is 30 Years of Animal Chin.


BS with TG: Mark Gonzales Part 1

by The Editors on October 24, 2016

Tommy Guerrero rolls around NYC with Mark Gonzales and gets the enigma to elucidate. Not easy, and not to be missed.


Vans Adds Denim To The Rowley Collection

by The Editors on October 18, 2016


Vans has expanded their Geoff Rowley Signature footwear and apparel collection to include his first signature denim pant.

The V56 Standard / Rowley is equipped with Vans’ Sturdy Stretch engineered fiber to achieve enhanced comfort with exceptional shape and stretch retention. The new denim silhouette features a reinforced crotch gusset to allow for increased range of movement and durability while also utilizing Silvadur™ anti-microbial protection to preserve garment freshness. Rowley’s V56 Standard denim is accompanied by his original GR Chino II pant style, available this season in four traditional colorways.

Sounds nice, but that’s not all. Follow the jump for all the official details.

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RIP: Dylan Rieder

by The Editors on October 12, 2016

We’re still trying to process the information. Dylan Rieder died today (October 12, 2016) after a battle with leukemia. According to reports he was with his family at the end. Dylan was an individual in a sea of conformity. He lived his way, skated his way, and the cameras loved him for it. Dylan will be remembered forever as one of the most inherently stylish skateboarders ever. He was 28. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and the entire skateboarding community.

As we said on August 24, 2010 when Gravis released Dylan on their website: “Dylan Rieder fans should check it out for their own seven minutes of heaven.” It’s every bit as good today as it was six years ago.


Tech Nerd Tony Hawk’s Favorite Gear

by The Editors on October 12, 2016

The fact that Tony Hawk was and is a nerd has long been an industry secret that no one really talked about, but now he’s sharing it with the world. Witness this. . .


Thunder Trucks Goes Road Trippin’

by The Editors on October 11, 2016

Jamie Foy, Zion Wright, Robbie Brockel, Tyson Bowerbank, Jack Olson and Corey Millett on the road from Denver to Salt Lake City. There’s a lot between those two towns and Thunder Trucks is gonna show us.

[Link: Thunder Trucks]


Brian Anderson Does Playboy

by The Editors on October 5, 2016


Yes, the Brian Anderson is gay story that started out on Vice, then lit up the New York Times is now on Playboy thanks to an interview with BA by Rob Brink. And don’t worry — Playboy don’t do nudes no more.

[Link: Playboy]


Smith Ends Cross Country Skateboard Trip

by The Editors on September 30, 2016

jacksmithMorro Bay Skateboard Museum owner Jack Smith, 59,  has called off his “ride an electric skateboard across America” fundraising effort after rolling through only two states in seven days, according to a story the San Luis Obispo Tribune.

Jack Smith had planned to become the first person to ride an electric skateboard across the country, when he left on his trip two weeks ago from Florence, Oregon. . . After traveling for seven days, however, he ended his journey on Sept. 21 in Mountain Home, Idaho, about 45 miles from Boise, out of fear he might be hit by a passing vehicle.

Don’t think it would have taken us seven days on the road to figure that out, but then we haven’t skateboarded across the country four times like Smith has.

[Link: San Luis Obispo Tribune]


THPS Special Tricks In Real Life

by The Editors on September 30, 2016

[Link: Sploid]



Daan Van Der Linden Is Committed

by The Editors on September 30, 2016

People sometimes ask how it is that skateboarders end up being so extremely successful. Our answer is always one word: commitment. Good skateboarders learn to do things over and over until they get it right and they don’t care about anything but success. Here, let Daan Van Der Linden show you what we mean.

[Link: Spitfire Wheels]