Skateboarding

Brighton Zeuner Named To Pro-Tec Team

by The Editors on September 21, 2017

Brighton Zeuner has a new helmet sponsor and it’s Pro-Tec.

“I’ve been a fan of Brighton’s since first meeting her through fellow riders, Lizzie Armanto and Allysha Le,” says R.P. Bess Protec global brand director.  “It’s been amazing watching her style and power grow over the last few years. She’s got a bright future ahead and I look forward to seeing it unfold.”

For the official word from Pro-Tec, follow the jump.

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2017 Vans Park Series Wold Championships

by The Editors on September 20, 2017

Anyone who’s been watching their Instafeeds lately knows that nearly everyone it skateboarding is on their way to Shanghai, China for the 2017 Vans Park Series World Championships finale which goes down this weekend.

Located in the world-famous Bund waterfront area in central Shanghai, China, the 2017 VPS World Championships will pit skateboarding’s elite pros against select VPS Continental Champions to present the greatest showcase of men’s and women’s park terrain skateboarding talent the world has ever seen in a custom-designed and purpose-built, VPS-certified park terrain competition course. This year’s World Championships park course design highlights a surplus of creative features including a center island extension, a kicker into laid back bank, a round flat bar, big hip into the deep end, huge jump box and more, all of which is built directly next to the mesmerizing backdrop of the Shanghai city skyline.

The good news is that we don’t have to fly to China to watch. We can watch the whole thing live at vansparkseries.com beginning Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8 PM PDT (11 PM in New York). For all the details, including a list of skater, please follow the jump.

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Glow-in-the-dark Half Cabs?

by The Editors on September 20, 2017

Yes, glow-in-the-dark Vans Half Cab Pros inspired by Arizona-based skateboarding collective, Pyramid Country.

Paying homage to the vibrant glow that is the Arizona skateboarding scene, the new Vans Pro Skate Half Cab Pro by Pyramid Country highlights a rich crepe gum foxing and outsole that entirely glows in the dark. The Half Cab Pro is equipped with Vans’ proven UltraCush HD sockliners for superior cushioning and boardfeel, Duracap reinforced uppers for enhanced durability, and Vans’ original waffle sole for the most reliable grip in the industry.

These little glow worms will be available at select Vans Pro Skate retailers worldwide this Saturday, September 23, 2017. For the official word (and images of the shoes when they’re not glowing), follow the jump.

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Huston, Baker Take 2017 SLS Super Crown

by The Editors on September 15, 2017

The Street League Skateboarding (SLS) Nike SB World Tour landed at USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles on Friday September 15, 2017, with Nyjah Huston and Lacey Baker  taking the wins. On the men’s side Shane O’Neill and Kelvin Hoefler finished second and third. For the official word from the SLS, including results, please follow the jump.
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New Vans Crockett Pro 2 Colorways

by The Editors on September 5, 2017

Vans Pro Skate has launched Gilbert Crockett’s second signature model in all new fall colors. It’s like a September trip through Vermont, but for your feet.

Now available in Gun Metal/Gum and White/Black, the Vans Crockett Pro 2 boasts a new and improved outsole that utilizes the performance advancements of Vans Wafflecup technology, providing the premium support and board feel demanded by skateboarders everywhere—the best of both worlds.

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

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RIP: Preston Maigetter

by The Editors on September 1, 2017

The skate world lost a great human when Preston Maigetter, a staff filmer for Thrasher Magazinewas killed in a single car collision on Vashon Island, Washington the evening of August 30, 2017.

The driver of the car, pro skater Cory Kennedy, 26, was arrested on Thursday morning, August 31, 2017 on suspicion of vehicular homicide, according to a story in the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber. Kennedy was released on Friday pending a charging decision.

An early Thursday morning press release from the King County Sheriff’s office stated that just before 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, a homeowner in the area near where Bank Road turns into Thorsen Road, heard a “loud crash” in front of his residence. When sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene, they found a single-vehicle accident where a car had collided with a guardrail and tree — authorities believe Kennedy may have failed to negotiate the sharp curve.

Maigetter leaves behind a wife and two kids. He was 45. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of everyone involved. 

[Link: Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber and Thrasher Magazine]

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Finally A Hermès Skateboard

by The Editors on August 17, 2017

. . . you know, to go with your Hermès Apple Watch.

As befitting a brand that specialises in discreet, exceptionally expensive subversion, French fashion house Hermès has unveiled a collection of skateboards and longboards. In the same vein as Chanel’s snowboard and Saint Laurent’s stiletto-roller skates (although, admittedly, the latter are just for show), the Hermès skateboard takes an item straight from the street and gives it a luxury makeover.

And it only costs $3,000. Thanks we’d rather roll a Penny.

[Link: Time]

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Agenda Adds Live Music To The Mix

by The Editors on July 18, 2017

We didn’t attend Agenda. In fact, we haven’t been to one of the shows for what seems like years now (2014 it seems), but truth up, no one called to say they missed us so guess we’re all good. Luckily, LA Weekly went this year so we got the word on this year’s summer Agenda show from an outside source. Which is a good thing every once in a while.

Here’s a sample of what LA Weekly’s Ivan Fernandez had to share:

The layout was such that everyone had to walk through the pop-up shops area first before arriving to either music stage. That’s probably why most of the people arriving to watch the Beat Junkies were dressed in new shirts branded with cartoon characters, or sporting new pairs of limited-edition kicks imported from Japan, or strapped with giant novelty backpacks large enough to carry three average-sized toddlers.

Kind of bummed we missed Tyler. . . again, but don’t think we missed much else. Click the link for the rest. 

[Link: LA Weekly]

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SFPD Loves Some Dolores Hill Bomb

by The Editors on July 13, 2017

When you think of all the crime going down in the city of San Francisco on July 11, 2017 it’s good to know that the San Francisco Police Department would allow so many of their officers to hang out a catch all the action at Dolores Park.

[Link: SFist]

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Ed Templeton’s Home Tour With TG

by The Editors on July 12, 2017

It’s home tour time with Ed Templeton, but please don’t go to his house and steal any of his stuff now that you know exactly where it is because that would be so not nice. Ya dig?

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