Got a ticket for skateboarding lately? Well, REAL, Antihero, Krooked, Spitfire, Thunder and Venture are here to help the The Ticket Relief Fund.
Bring your ticket into a participating shop (click here for the list) and if you’re one of the first two tickets in the shop you’ll get a ticket relief packet including $25 cash. For the official word from Deluxe please follow the jump or click here.
Seriously, is there anyone better to listen to talk skateboarding on a Wednesday afternoon than Lance Mountain and Tommy Guerrero? No. We don’t care how hold you are, it doesn’t get much better than this.
We’ve strayed away from skateboard towing posts lately, but sadly it is still happening. Richard Oates, a 32-year-old father of two who opened East River Skate Shop last summer with his wife, died on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 after falling skateboarding while hanging on to the side of a truck, according to a story on The Gothamist.
Oates was riding his skateboard on Tuesday afternoon (January 12, 20160), gripping the passenger side of a green Mack truck as it drove west on Delancey, according to a preliminary NYPD investigation. Shortly after 1:15 p.m., Oates fell off of his skateboard and was run over by the truck’s rear passenger-side wheels. EMS responded to the corner of Norfolk Street and transported Oates to Bellevue Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Our thoughts are with Oates’ family, friends, and especially his wife Marrisa and their two young children.
Don’t think that just because it’s 2016 that it’s too late for another “best of 2015,” because DLXSF has this combo clip of the best of BS with TG and it’s like seeing all the Tommy Guerrero stuff you missed all year, right here in one place including Jim Thiebaud, Frank Gerwer, Max Schaaf, James Kelch, Orb, and Mickey Reyes. What’s not to like?
Twenty-year-old Jonathan Douglin is dead after being stabbed during an altercation during a party at the EightSixty Custom skateboard shop in Hartford, Connecticut, according to a story in the Hartford Courant.
Two witnesses told Hartford detectives that they were at a New Year’s party at EightSixty Custom, a skateboard shop and indoor skateboard park at 41 Francis Ave., when Douglin accidentally bumped into Tequile Walwyn, 19, according to the warrant for Walwyn’s arrest. It was during the shoving match that followed that Walwyn thrust a knife into Douglin’s chest, puncturing his heart, according to the warrant. . . A friend of Walwyn told police that after the confrontation, Walwyn had a green folding knife and said to him, “I had no choice. I had to poke him.”
Gotta wonder about a kid who brings a knife to a New Year’s Eve party.
Vans is proud to announce promoting 19-year-old amateur skateboard phenom Daan Van Der Linden up to their global skateboarding team.
“Daan’s remarkable talent is undeniable, but it’s his easygoing personality that charmed the whole Vans team. We couldn’t be more stoked to grow our relationship with Daan and elevate him to the ranks of Vans global skateboarding team.” —Justin Regan, Vans Global Skate Marketing
Skaters in Llanera, Asturias, Spain got together with artist Okuda San Miguel and created an art project that is a skatepark. Sadly, the colored cow was involved, however, you should check it out anyway.
TMZ is reporting that Steven Fernandez, 15, a.k.a. Baby Scumbag was arrested on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 along with his manager Jose Barajas and pro skater Kellan Dadd, 27, for “for sexual exploitation of a 12-year-old” girl.
Law enforcement tells TMZ … Fernandez met a 12-year-old girl in his hometown of Compton last month and allegedly promised he’d introduce her to big name celebs in exchange for sexual acts. We’re told the girl agreed and a sexual act was committed. . . Cops were alerted shortly after and LAPD officers arrested Fernandez and 2 adults — his manager Jose Barajas and another skater, 27-year-old Keelan Dadd. We’re told all 3 were booked for sexual exploitation of a 12-year-old.
Since then Dadd’s attorney told TMZ that, “Dadd was not present during any of the events and had no knowledge of the allegations being made. ”
Fernandez’s attorney says Fernandez “was victimized by the other adults involved much like the alleged victim was taken advantage of. He says Barajas and Dadd preyed on Steven’s celebrity status and not all of the facts of the investigation have been laid out.”