Skateboarding

Skateline 10.28.14 Is Up

by The Editors on October 28, 2014

It’s been a long while since we checked in with Gary Rogers and Skateline. So, here you go. Seems like Gary has been keeping on keeping on all this time. Still funny. Still on point. Still doing it. Guess he’s not bored just yet.

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Johnny Schillereff’s Innocent Passions

by The Editors on October 28, 2014

TED talks are a lot like the food served in high school cafeterias: it looks interesting at first, but after a while it all begins taste the same. It could be someone talking about teaching crows to buy food, or how skateboarding can build an adult man, but the pacing, verbal styling, and Powerpoints make it look and sound the same.

In this TEDx Orange Coast, Element founder Johnny Schillereff attempts to explains his views on leadership through innocent passion. It definitely doesn’t taste the same as all the other TED talks. In fact, we’re still trying to figure out what the hell Johnny was talking about with his “no tipping points” and “upside down tipping points.”  And what about the drum thing? If you know, please share the info.

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Primitive Skateboarding + 2Pac

by The Editors on October 28, 2014

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Primitive SkateboardingsPaul Rodriguez just launched a new official collaboration deck with the one and only Tupac Shakur.

“Working with friends on insanely fun projects is seriously the best feeling,” says Primitive Skateboards co-founder and pro, Paul Rodriguez. “I can’t believe that we’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with the late, great Tupac Shakur! I hope Pac is up there with that big smile of his digging this board as much as I do. I feel blessed!”

Not exactly sure how P-Rod got to “work with” 2Pac, but the package certainly looks good. The deck comes in 8 and 8.25 widths and includes a hologram 2Pac sticker, or course.

[Link: Primitive Skateboarding]

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Nixon + Boarding For Breast Cancer

by The Editors on October 28, 2014

90A1Afa2-Eebe-4D06-8B0C-96Ff290Bdb37Nixon today (October 28, 2014) launched a new bright pink color way for their The Small Time Teller in collaboration with Boarding for Breast Cancer.

A longtime partner of Nixon, B4BC is a non-profit dedicated to providing breast cancer education and support programs for young people and the action sports community at large. Through grassroots events and the Survivorship Fund, B4BC is able to further its mission of promoting early detection and a healthy, active lifestyle as the best means of breast cancer prevention. . . . A cause close to Nixon, B4BC was co-founded by Nixon original snow team riders Shannon Dunn and Tina Basich. Current Nixon team riders, including Elena Hight, Hana Beaman, Mimi Knoop and others, continue to advocate on behalf of B4BC.

The watch features a Miyota quarts 3 hand movement and a tapered 5 link stainless steel bracelet with locking clasp. It retails for $95 with a percentage of the sales going to benefit B4BC/s education outreach and prevention programs. For the official word from Nixon, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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The Real Hendo Hoverboard

by The Editors on October 21, 2014

New York Times technology writer Conor Dougherty hung out with Greg and Jill Henderson, creators of the Hendo Hoverboard. It’s not exactly ready for the Street League, but it does hover and it is a board.

It hovers about an inch above the ground. But when the 190-pound visitor stood atop the 100-pound board, one gentle push was enough to send him spinning across the room over a cushion of air.

Nice to see that is possible. Now, we’ll have to wait until they figure out how to make them turn.

[Link: New York Times]

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365Skate Accused of Shady Ways

by The Editors on October 13, 2014

Seems some skateboard shops will try anything to move product. Recently several Denver skaters have accused 365skateboards.com of offering up sponsorship in exchange for the purchase of a board. When people don’t get the board they ordered their names and personal information was put up on 365skate’s Wall of Shame. The Wall of Shame has been taken down, but the site still appears to be live. Watch the edit for the rest of the story.

[Link: CBS Denver]

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Hit Up Hollywood High On Your iPhone

by The Editors on October 9, 2014

Now, thanks to a new game for iOS, we can all skate Carlsbad, or Hollywood High on our iPhones. Here, let Andrew Reynolds explain a little about one of the spots featured in the new Skater app. Click here to download it, or here for more info. This thing actually looks fun. Only problem, it will cost you $4.99.

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Tony Hawk Gets Rad For Ray

by The Editors on October 6, 2014

Getradforray FlyerRaleigh, North Carolina’s Marsh Creek Skatepark will be host to Get Rad For Ray Presented by Endless Grind and 80s themed charity event to celebrate the life and legacy of one of skateboarding’s all-time greats, Ray Underhill on October 18, 2014 (Ray’s birthday) and to raise money for the Ray Underhill Foundation’s efforts to assist family affected by Chordoma.

The world lost Ray in 2008, after his long battle with Chordoma, a rare but relentless spinal cancer. To honor his life, Ray’s family and friends have joined the City Of Raleigh to host the inaugural Get Rad For Ray Presented By Endless Grind skateboarding contest and 80s-themed Legends jam session at the Marsh Creek Skatepark. This will be a free public event to celebrate Ray with an amazing display of local and legendary skate talent, and to raise funds for the Ray Underhill Foundation, which supports NC families affected by Chordoma.

Tony Hawk will be joined by some of the biggest names in skateboarding including: Christian Hosoi, Eddie Elguera, Mike McGill, Ben Raybourn, Kevin Staab, Grant Taylor, Ben Hatchell, and Curren Caples. For all the official details, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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This Is Stefan Janoski

by The Editors on October 6, 2014

Desillusion Magazine’s Pierre David proves once again that he can take any crisp, bright, blue sky day and turn it into the darkest, moodiest, blurriest creepy edit ever with his profile of Vacaville, California’s own Stefan Janoski. If you’re not feeling up enough to wallow in its arty darkness, then please, at least listen to it because Stefan has loads of knowledge to share.

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2014 Kimberley Diamond Cup Street Finals

by The Editors on October 6, 2014

If you didn’t catch Brazil’s Kelvin Hoefler winning $100,000 in the KDC World Championship Street Finals from Kimberley, South Africa yesterday, October 5, 2014, then here is all two hours of if cued up and ready for Monday morning viewing. Follow the jump for the official word from KDC and complete street results. [click to continue…]

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