Skateboarding

Bam Margera Goes Back To Rehab

by The Editors on January 16, 2018

With all this news about Bam Margera having a baby, then getting arrested, and then getting shipped off to rehab with a little help from Element’s Johnny Scillereff, the datapoint that keeps tripping us up is this — it was Bam’s first DUI!

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Marc McKee To The Nines

by The Editors on January 9, 2018

Marc McKee is one of the nicest, most modest, talented visual artists ever to grace the skateboard industry. And when you check out some of the graphics he created during the 90s glory days of World Industries that can be a bit of a mind slip because his artwork stirred it up so hard. But just click play and let him tell you all about Big Brother magazine, how he created Flameboy, Wet WillyDevil man, and so much more.

Oh, and for some background on The Nine Club, click here for a great interview on Jenkem.

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The Tony Hawk Foundation Holiday Card

by The Editors on December 22, 2017

Happy Holidays from the Tony Hawk Foundation. They do so much for skateboarding around the world, if you’d like to help them in their mission to build quality skateparks in low income communities (among other things), then please click here to make a donation.

[Link: The Tony Hawk Foundation]

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Vans Pro Skate AVE’s Rapidweld Pro Lite

by The Editors on December 19, 2017

Vans is celebration the holidays by spotlighting the AVE Rapidweld Pro Lite. The look good, don’t they?

The AV Rapidweld Pro Lite offers an advanced stitchless upper construction, providing a more durable and flexible panel that eliminates seam bursts and prolongs the life of the shoe overall. The AV Rapidweld Pro Lite achieves long lasting durability while still reducing the weight of the shoe. Utilizing Vans’ polyurethane-based Ultracush HD sockliner to keep the foot close to the board, the construction won’t pack out over time—providing the highest level of impact cushioning for which Vans is known. To complete the ultralight masterpiece, the AV Rapidweld Pro Lite employs Vans’ Duracap reinforced uppers, and Vans’ iconic original Waffle outsole.

The AVE Rapidweld Pro Lite comes in two brand new holiday colors and if you order them today, you can get them in time for Christmas.

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Karl Watson Writes A Children’s Book

by The Editors on December 12, 2017

It won’t arrive in time for Christmas, but Karl Watson’s new kids book (illustrated by Henry Jones) might be the perfect late January gift for they kids you know. Titled, My First Skateboard, the book tells the story of how skateboarding can change the world.

After 30 years of skateboarding in San Francisco and around the world professional skater, Karl Watson, wrote this children’s book in hopes of inspiring future generations to become skateboarders.

You can pre-order it now, and get it in January by clicking the link.

[Link: My First Skateboard via Vice]

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Idaho Skate Shop Owner Could Face Prison

by The Editors on December 12, 2017

Darin “D’Beau” Black, 46, the owner of the DeckadencE skateboard shop in Pocatello, Idaho could be up for 20 years in prison on charges stemming from a fight that happened in the alley beside his shop at 3 AM on September 16, 2017, according to a story in the Idaho State Journal.

Black was charged in connection to an altercation that involved five men attacking two other people in an alleyway near his skateboard shop on West Center Street. The attack left two people stabbed and ended when Black allegedly opened fire on two of the five attackers.

According to Black’s attorney the shop owner was acting in self defense. According to the Journal, “Black is back in court for a pretrial conference in February with a trial date currently set for March 13, 2018.”

[Link: Idaho State Journal]

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Altamont Welcomes Dakota Servold

by The Editors on December 12, 2017

Altamont is proud to announce that Dakota Servold has joined their skate team. To celebrate this addition, they’ve partnered with Dakota’s board sponsor Foundation Skateboards to release two custom skate decks featuring the same Clay Halling artwork as his two new Altamont collaboration tees. We call that synergy.

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Pro-Tec + Volcom = Helmets

by The Editors on December 7, 2017

Why build your own when you can collab? We never understood, but it’s nice to see that Volcom has realized that having good helmets with your logos on them is a great thing.

“Our collaboration with Volcom is a great way to celebrate Pro-Tec’s 45th Anniversary,” says R.P. Bess Pro-Tec Global Brand Director. “With Volcom’s creative direction and Pro-Tec’s classic styling, these helmets are a must-have for skaters and snowboarders.”

“I was naturally excited to work with Pro-Tec having worn them throughout my vert career and to be able to instigate the never-been-done swirl injection mold [for Volcom] was what got me super hyped.” Remy Stratton, Volcom SVP of Global Skate and Snow.

For the official word from Volcom and Pro-Tec please follow the jump.

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adidas Skateboarding Debuts “RŌZU”

by The Editors on December 7, 2017

adidas Skateboarding releases their newest skate edit, “RŌZU” or “Rose”. The brand’s latest video features the global team taking to the streets of one of their favorite cities – Tokyo. Dennis Busenitz, Silas Baxter-Neal, Rodrigo Teixeira, Mark Suciu, Gustav Tønnesen and other team riders. Yeah?

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Eric Dressen Joins Merge4

by The Editors on December 6, 2017

MERGE4 is proud and stoked to announce the addition of skateboarding legend Eric Dressen to their family of collaborators creating art-driven socks for countless happy feet around the world.

“Eric Dressen is a ‘Skate Lifer,’ and his skating has been blowing minds throughout his entire skate career,” says Jef Hartsel. “In fact, when I first got to meet him after moving to Venice in the 80’s, I remember being extra stoked inside because I’d known of Eric for many years prior from seeing him in his “Who’s Hot” feature in Skateboarder Magazine when I first started skating back in the 70’s. He was still only 10 years young then, and already riding for Logan Earth Ski, the same skateboard company that sponsored and helped to launch Tony Alva’s skate career during his early years after first turning pro.”

For the official word from Merge4, please follow the jump.

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