Skateboarding

Step Into Pizzanista With Merge4 Socks

by The Editors on June 13, 2019

MERGE4 has collaborated with Salman Agah on a new pair of socks that feature a collection of Pizzanista’s iconic logo boosts from all your favorite skate brands.

The Pizzanista! sock features . . .  combed cotton, a terry loped foot, self-adjusting welt cuff, reinforced heel and toe, and elastic arch support, this awesome y-heel sock is athletic ribbed for performance (or for tip-toeing to the fridge in the middle of a night for that cold slice you’ve been dreaming about). . . “I’m constantly looking for relevant ways to communicate Pizzanista’s brand and teaming up with MERGE4 was a great way for us to do that,” said Agah, “Now everybody’s feet can also be ‘powered by Pizzanista!’”

Buy them wherever MERGE4 socks are sold.

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This Month’s News List Today

by The Editors on May 30, 2019

This is the list of the news stories we didn’t have time to read, comment on, and/or pass on to you in a more visually pleasing format. Follow the link and enjoy! If you read something you like, leave a comment. It’s certainly okay to speak your mind every now and again.

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Must-have New Product Spotlight

by The Editors on May 30, 2019

Today we’re highlighting an amazingly bland new product you don’t need, from a company we don’t like because, well, we got a press release from said company and putting up a press release is far easier than creating original content especially when all we’re interested in doing is fooling Google Ads into thinking we’re still posting content on this site so our rankings will continue to soar. 

This banal new product is of course made in China and features several prominently placed logos from the company— both on the front, the back, the top, and the sides. In fact, this product features nine logos (if you count the one on the label). By moving this product around in the physical world you are acting as a sign spinner for this private equity funded zombie brand. You’re adding your youth, energy, and all around sexiness to their brand by being associated with it. Only difference is the sign spinner is getting paid $25 a hour and you’re getting nothing, aside from the pride you feel from sporting a logo that says you paid way more than you should have for this Bangladesh made product. Wait, did we say China before… sorry, same difference. 

We’d highlight several of the features that set this product apart from all the other products available to you in this category and encourage you to purchase it, however, there’s nothing about this product that makes it standout from a similar product that can be purchased much more economically at one of the big box retailers. 

That said, this product is being promoted as part of a “limited edition” collection which means you’ll be forced to visit one of the brand’s mall-based “flagship stores” or order it online directly from the brand because they don’t want to drop this product in the same massive chain stores where they dump the rest of their product because they’re charging more for this and that means they want you to have to work even harder to find it. As a value add this means you’ll have a product that your lazier, more thrifty friends won’t. And that makes you a big winner. 

For more information on this product please visit the brand’s website where you can get the “product narrative” directly from their poorly paid marketing wizards. We’re guessing they’ll offer free shipping and returns so what have you got to lose? Shop, buy, consume. Repeat.

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SI Joins Salter’s Zombie Brand Portfolio

by The Editors on May 29, 2019

It’s official, Jamie Slater and his Authentic Brands Group of zombie brands (which now include Volcom, Airwalk, Vision Street Wear, and 47 others) has purchased the softcore skin and sports magazine brand Sports Illustrated from Meredith Corp for $110 million dollars, according to a story on Variety.com

Under terms of the deal, Authentic Brands acquires the rights to market, develop and license Sports Illustrated and its kids’ edition as well as its swimsuit and “Sportsperson of the Year” franchises, along with the magazine’s photo archive. Meredith will pay a licensing fee to operate the editorial operations of Sports Illustrated in print and in digital for a minimum of two years. Editor Chris Stone and Publisher Danny Lee will continue to lead Sports Illustrated at Meredith.

So, Meredith is selling the brand and then paying to run the print magazine into the ground while ABG gets to re-animate  Sports Illustrated by slapping it on all kinds of products until no one remembers what SI was all about in the first place. Chalk that up as another win-win for ABG.

[Link: Variety]

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Dylan Forever Photo Show

by The Editors on May 20, 2019

On May 24, 2019 HUF and Monster Children are hosting a photo show celebrating the life, legacy, and memory of Dylan Rieder while raising funds for City of Hope. Dylan Forever, held at the 1700 Naud Gallery, features the work of Atiba Jefferson, Ryan Allan, John Bradford, Jonathan Mehring, Andrew Peters, Chris Searl, Brian Kelley, and Mark Oblow. The show opens at 7 PM. For more info, click the link.

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RIP: Enjoi Pro Ben Raemers

by The Editors on May 15, 2019

The skateboarding world was rocked last weekend (May 11-12, 2019) as news spread that Enjoi pro, and Thrasher Magazine King of the Road standout Ben Raemers has died, according to a post from Louie Barletta on Enjoi’s Instagram feed. He was 28 years old.

Ben Raemers was last active on his Instagram account on April 28. . . He was from Walton-on-the-Naze, a small town in Essex, England, but was based in the United States,” according to a story on Monsters & Critics. “He appeared on the cover of Thrasher in 2010 as his career continued in an upward trajectory. . . Ben Raemers was not publicly known to have suffered from any medical conditions that could explain his untimely passing. . . So far there is no official cause of death.

Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and the entire skateboarding community.

[Link: Enjoi and Monsters and Critics]

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Transworld’s Daewon Doco Drops May 12

by The Editors on May 1, 2019

Transworld Skateboarding will be premiering their new documentary film on Daewon Song in LA on May 12, 2019 (yeah, Mother’s Day).

The documentary illustrates Song’s fierce dedication to the sport over his lifetime, and how his abilities have constantly raised the bar and inspired others. Throughout the edit, fellow skaters Rodney Mullen, Marc Johnson, Tony Hawk, Mark Gonzales, Nora Vasconcellos, Torey Pudwill and many others weigh in to share accounts of their connection, and admiration for Daewon’s influence and continued impact on the skateboarding world.

For all the details including the upcoming pro invitation picnic table challenge at Lockwood Elementary School, please follow the jump.

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Vans Park Series Invite List 2019

by The Editors on April 30, 2019

Wonder who will be skating in the 2019 Vans Park Series? Wonder no more because here’s the invite list:

Alex Sorgente, CJ Collins, Cory Juneau, Jagger Eaton, Patrick Ryan, Pedro Barros, Roman Pabich, Tom Schaar. . . Brighton Zeuner, Jordan Barratt, Kisa Nakamura, Kokona Hiraki, Nicole Hause, Poppy Starr Olsen, Yndiara Asp.

Not a bad lineup, huh? For a complete list of wildcards and challengers, please follow the jump.

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2019 Vans Pool Party Live May 4

by The Editors on April 25, 2019

The 15th Annual Vans Pool Party is aninvite-only bash, but you can watch the worlds best bowl skaters destroy the Vans Combi Bowl on Saturday May 4, 2019 live online.

Vans looks forward to commemorating 15 years of iconic skateboarding, as the 2019 Vans Pool Party makes its historic return to the legendary Vans Combi Bowl on Saturday, May 4 in Orange, CA. Highly regarded as the premier bowl competition that pioneered the style and evolution of modern vertical skateboarding today, the Vans Pool Party showcases the undisputed Legends of the sport, alongside the world’s leading Pros and Masters to celebrate the pure creativity and athleticism that has emerged from the Combi Bowl’s legacy. 

Watch it live beginning at 4 PM PT at vans.com/poolpartyFor additional details, follow the jump.

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This Week’s News Headline Dumpage

by The Editors on April 24, 2019

All the headlines, no comments. Scan them, click them, read them, or just ignore them. A couple of these stories are worth reading and we’d point them out to you, but, well, that would take more time. You’ll just have to hunt them out yourself. Cheers.

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