Skateboarding

Last Minute Gifts: Mission Belt Co

by The Editors on December 18, 2014

Mission Belts

It is getting down to the wire. If you weren’t paying attention when we listed out our 12 Days Of Gifts and you didn’t take action on any of those ideas, not to worry. We’re still rocking this gift game and the good news is you still have time to help the one you love hold their pants up with a rockin’, totally adjustable belt from Mission Belt Co.

Mission belts don’t have holes. They have a ratchet systems that allows for a perfect fit each and every time they go on. And better yet, you’re not just getting high tech leather belt, you’re also helping to end world hunger. Mission Belt Co. gives one dollar from the sale of each belt to the micro lending site Kiva.org.

For each Mission Belt sold we contribute a dollar into a Kiva fund that then gets lent out to borrowers in developing countries who are seeking money to support their small business operations. We’re not talking about expensive factory equipment or a new tractor, but rather what we might consider a relatively cheap income producing asset, like a cow that produces milk, or a few hundred dollars worth of supplies that can be resold for a profit. In this way, our Mission isn’t just satisfying people’s immediate needs, but giving them the means for an improved standard of living that will last the rest of their life.

So with this gift, you’re holding up someone’s pants and helping to change the world through local economics all at the same time. And, if you order a belt by noon mountain time on December 19, 2014 (that’s tomorrow), you’ll get the belt by Christmas and everyone’s happy.

[Link: Mission Belt Co.]

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Ryan Sheckler Strips Down For Peta2

by The Editors on December 16, 2014

It’s nothing half of Las Vegas hasn’t seen at those summer pool parties, but Ryan Sheckler has shown some skin for PETA youth division’s “Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin, and Let Animals Keep Theirs,” campaign.

“I’ll never put on a mink coat. It’s just not right,” Sheckler says in an exclusive video interview with peta2. “Be aware of what you’re actually doing and what materials you are using. You’re taking a life from an innocent animal.”

We agree with Ryan. For the full page ad and the official word from PETA2, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Skatecrate.com Is Live & Online

by The Editors on December 16, 2014

97Dd3090-9984-4175-Bd75-A182Ee697973Blockhead Skateboards founder Dave Bergthold is happy to announce that Skate Crate, his newest skateboarding retro-innovation, is now live on the web.

Over a year and a half since building the first prototypes we’re finally in business! We are proud to announce the SkateCrate.com site is now fully functional and before we could even get this announcement out – some pre-orders have rolled in. . . We have t-shirts, decks, trucks and wheels ready to ship and pre-orders for Skate Crates will be shipping as soon as we have product in our hands (this week – fingers crossed!). Like I mentioned before, we’re offering a 10% discount on all Skate Crates and complete Blockhead skateboards through the end of December. We are also offering free shipping on orders of $100 or more through the end of January!

For the official word from Skate Crate, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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12 Days of Gifts Day 10 A: Perfect Bar

by The Editors on December 10, 2014

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While the mouse dissolving, caffeinated, carbonated, high fructose corn syrup tour may want to you think otherwise, all athletes know that you’re only as good as the food you put in your body. That’s why a box of Perfect Bars makes the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season. With some Perfect bars the next time your giftee heads out for an all-day shred, they can slip a Perfect Bar in their pocket or backpack. Then, when everyone else is headed in for lunch, they’ll keep charging while snacking on an all-natural, gluten free, and non-GMO snack bar that’s loaded with good stuff (and not one single bit of refined sugar). It’s a difference they’ll noticed from the first bite.

The bars are available in seven flavors including: lite cranberry crunch, lite almond acai, carob chip, fruit and nut, peanut butter, almond butter, and vegan almond coconut. And, while each has a slightly different flavor profile, with the exception of the lite flavors all of them pack in about 300 calories. The lite cranberry crunch and lite almond acai use puffed crisp rice to keep the calorie count in the 200 range. In addition, more than twenty superfoods such as kale, spinach, celery and others are hiding inside the bar in a powdered form.

With all that inside, it’d be easy for the bars to taste like a dirty hippy smells, but they don’t. Instead, the bars taste like fresh peanut butter or almond butter mixed with a little honey and milk—because aside from all those ground up superfoods that’s basically what they are. Though we would have liked to see one or two flavors of the bars sporting a influx of oats for a slower-release of carbohydrates on a sustained effort, for the most part the Perfect Bar really was just that.

Sure they seem simple, but after a few weeks of eating a Perfect Bar for lunch the shreds on your christmas list will be hard pressed to go back to any pre-packaged energy bar that they’ve eaten in the past. You can find Perfect Bars online for about $20 for a box of 8 (or 20 bite-sized minis) at shop.perfectbar.com or in the refrigerated aisle of your local health food grocer.

[Link: Perfect Bar]

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Supra Adds Mexico City To The Mix

by The Editors on December 10, 2014

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Supra Footwear has opened a flagship retail store in the heart of Mexico City’s historic Colonia Juarez neighborhood. This new store joins other flagship locations in Paris, NYC, Santa Monica, and Tokyo.

“As Mexico’s capital city, opening a store here makes perfect sense in securing a longtime home for SUPRA,” said SUPRA co-founder Scott Bailey. “Since we started this company some of our most ardent fans have been from Mexico, so we look forward to nurturing that relationship as the brand continues to grow globally.”

For the official word from Supra (including comments from Chad Muska) follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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12 Days Of Gifts Day 10: Boosted Electic Skateboard

by The Editors on December 10, 2014

Boosted Dual

Sometimes skaters are just lazy (especially longboarders). Maybe his holiday season someone you know just doesn’t feel like pushing it any more and would rather stand around on their skateboard. If so, Boosted Longboards has answer in the form of a Bluetooth controlled electric skateboard that can cruise along at 20 miles an hour. With a power output of 1,500 watts, this high tech longboard can blast up a 20 percent grade with no problem. The brains in the electric motor make this one of the smartest skateboards ever made. Onboard sensors deliver what Boosted says is “unbelievably smooth” power and when the brakes are applied the skateboard regeneratively charges up the batteries automatically.

The Boosted Dual board features a Loaded brand bamboo deck, a wireless Bluetooth remote, Caliber trucks, a rechargeable Lithium Iron Phosphate battery, and Orangatang In Heat wheels. It weighs 15 pounds and has a range of about six miles. The Boosted Dual Electric retails for $1,299 and can be purchased right here.

[Link: Boosted Boards]

12 Days Of Gifts Recap
Day 9: Freewaters Scamps Flips
Day 8: Smith Marvine Sunglasses
Day 7: GoPole Reach Selfie Stick
Day 6: Vans Jamie Lynn Sk8-HI
Day 5: Dakine Ally Pack
Day 4: SOL Republic Relays
Day 3: Spy Bravo Goggles
Day 2: Stance Wittlake Five-Toe Compression Socks
Day 1: Byrd Dopp Bag

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Skateline: December 9, 2014

by The Editors on December 9, 2014

It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for Skateline. Or something.

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Tony Hawk Holiday eBay Auction Is Live

by The Editors on December 8, 2014

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The annual Tony Hawk Foundation Holiday eBay Auction is live. It works a little like this: Tony Hawk and his friends have donated really cool items (including a Tony hawk Edition Triumph Speedmaster motorcycle, guitars, skateboards, cameras, and other stuff). When you bid on and buy the items all the money raised goes to the fund the Tony Hawk Foundations missing to empower youth through the creation of public skateparks in low-income communities across the US and other causes overseas. Click here to learn more about it, or click here to bid on something. [click to continue…]

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12 Days Of Gifts Day 8: Smith Marvine

by The Editors on December 8, 2014

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They were stylish back in the day and now Smith Optics has brought the Marvine back again for some modern, retro flavor. In fact, these shades are guaranteed to make you look 15-20 IQ points smarter. And we all know people who could use the gift of intelligence this holiday season.

Buried in the vaults of Smith’s sunglass archive for decades, this iconic circular frame has a distinctive round shape and vintage curves. Drawing from all the elements expected of traditional design-simplicity, quality and craftsmanship, the Marvine is an authentic blast from our historic past. Proudly paying homage to generations of free-spirited, creative, and thoughtful intellectuals.

We like ‘em in matte tortoise with polarized brown lenses, however, the Marvine comes is six different color ways and look just as good on girls as they do on guys. The Marvine’s retails for $119 and you can buy them right here.

[Link: Smith Optic]

12 Days Of Gifts Recap
Day 7: GoPole Reach Selfie Stick
Day 6: Vans Jamie Lynn Sk8-HI
Day 5: Dakine Ally Pack
Day 4: SOL Republic Relays
Day 3: Spy Bravo Goggles
Day 2: Stance Wittlake Five-Toe Compression Socks
Day 1: Byrd Dopp Bag

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12 Days Of Gifts Day 7: GoPole Selfie Stick

by The Editors on December 7, 2014

Gopole Reach

This just might be the perfect gift for the snowboarder, skateboarder, or surfer on your list who just can’t get enough of themselves (Narcissus, photographer?). Who doesn’t want more rad footage of themselves ripping it up? And that’s just what the GoPole Reach Selfie Stick delivers. The GoPole features a GoPro camera mount on one end and a no-slip rubber matrix grip on the other. It can be extended from 14 to 40 inches long providing the perfect distance for almost any selfie video. Shreds simply grab hold of the Selfie Stick and go. Built into the base of the pole is a ¼-twenty threaded insert that allows for an attached wrist strap or tripod mount for those times when 40 inches is just way too close. It even has a removable wifi remote clip that makes starting and stopping the camera one thumb click away. The Reach Selfie Stick retails for $54.99 and can be purchased right here.

[Link: GoPole]

12 Days Of Gifts Recap
Day 6: Vans Jamie Lynn Sk8-HI
Day 5: Dakine Ally Pack
Day 4: SOL Republic Relays
Day 3: Spy Bravo Goggles
Day 2: Stance Wittlake Five-Toe Compression Socks
Day 1: Byrd Dopp Bag

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