Skateboarding

The Daft Punk “Da Funk” Skateboard

by The Editors on May 21, 2015

Skateboard-OptimisedMusicians have three basic jobs — create music, play music, and sell anything they can that has their logo on it. French EDM legends Daft Punk have decided that what you really need from them is a cruiser board covered in Daft Punk logos, according to a story on Gigwise.

“These artisanal skateboard decks are handmade in France of molded beechwood by Hervet-Manufacturier. The board is clad with Formica laminate on both sides. The top face is laser engraved with a “grip effect” repeated logo pattern. The bottom is a 2 color inlayed logo. Limited to a series of 25 units per color way with a laser etched edition number.” The price is $280.

Buy it, use it, break it, fix it, trash it, change it, mail – upgrade it. Just make sure to pay them on the way.

[Link: Daft Punk via Gigwise]

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Sean Malto’s Got A Whole New Bag

by The Editors on May 21, 2015

Uby4Cbqjvmeuq7E6Qs45Frx3Iiiit Saby5QgivfdqgWe haven’t really figured any reason to carry an iPad or and iPad Mini around with us when we already have our phone. But Sean Malto rocks his all the time and apparently didn’t have a nice way to keep it protected while on the road.

Incase helped him out with that in the form of the Incase x Sean Malto Field Bag. It’s got a padded main zippered enclosure and a flip down flap that makes using the iPad mini possible without even opening the bag. There’s even a hole for the camera.

“Whether we’re filming locally or across the globe, I’m always looking for ways to minimize what I carry when I travel and wanted something clean yet super functional without having to carry a larger bag,” says Malto. “The team at Incase and I were able to build something that delivers exactly what I use day in and day out with simple lines, total protection and ideal organization.”

For the official word from Incase, including all the details on this $99.95 bag, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Greg Lutzka Signs With GoPole

by The Editors on May 19, 2015

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These are days of miracles and selfies. . . the way the camera follows us in slo-mo it’s no wonder we all need to get the shot from a better angle. Greg Lutzka knows this better than most and that’s likely why he has just signed with GoPro camera accessory leader GoPole.

Lutzka will be joining some of the world’s top action sports athletes including surfer Jamie O’Brien, wakeboarder Josh Palma and snowboarder Tim Humphreys to help promote and support action footage captured utilizing GoPole products. Skateboarding is an essential part of GoPole’s mission to push the progression and diversity within action sports and adding Lutzka, who has a reputation of being one of the hardest working skateboarders in the industry, will only solidify their efforts.

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

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Nyjah Huston Keeps Winning At SLS

by The Editors on May 18, 2015

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Nyjah Huston continued his seemingly unstoppable winning ways at the SLS Nike SB Pro Barcelona over the weekend. Yeah, Nyjah.

“I always tend to put myself in the most challenging situations when it comes to winning Street League finals. This was one of the gnarliest, most nerve racking situations I’ve ever been in, and was especially tough since it came down to the last try after I missed a few times,” Huston said. “I’m really stoked it worked out in the end – great way to start off the season”

For the official word from one of his sponsors, including full results, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 Skips Wii U

by The Editors on May 14, 2015

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Okay, we’re going to show our console color here for a minute, but Activision has officially announced that the stalled Tony Hawk Pro Skater franchise is back in action and will be released on PS4 and Xbox One later this year and also for PS3 and Xbox 360 after that.

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 will be employing the core gameplay of the first four titles of the series, hence it retained the “Pro Skater” title. This game will see the additions of power-ups and shooting projectiles in specific additions while the developers promise that the gameplay will be finely tuned. . . . There will be new set of levels with objectives. The missions can be completed either alone or with friends through online co-op. There is also multiplayer competitive play. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 can be played with either friends or strangers or the combination of both.

Skaters featured in the game will include: Nyjah Huston, Aaron Homoki, Ishod Wair, Riley Hawk, Lizzie Armanto, Chris Cole, David Gonzalez, Leticia Bufoni, and Andrew Reynolds. But what about Wii U? Nope. Apparently there’s no love for Nintendo at the Pro Skater house.

[Link: VC Post]

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Real Hits The Casting Ponds

by The Editors on May 13, 2015

Check out Peter Ramondetta and Tommy G. hitting up the Casting Ponds in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park — an epic once-in-a-while secret spot that looks good.

[Link: Real Skateboards]

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Curren Caples Capture Challenger

by The Editors on May 11, 2015

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Ryan Sheckler had a little skate contest in Detroit over the weekend and Curren Caples won. We’re happy for him.

For his efforts Caples not only received $35,000, but also a brand new 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T presented by Pennzoil Synthetics. “I never thought I would be here right now,” said Caples at the end of his third and final run. “The competition format was so new to me but I just focused on hitting as many features well in a short amount of time, and it worked out great for me today.”

For the complete results, please follow the jump and remember: never ingest energy drinks.

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Supra Goes Running With Angel Cabada

by The Editors on May 6, 2015

Angel-Cabada-SupraFootwear News has an interview with Supra founder Angel Cabada in which he talks about why he wants his $100 million shoe company to get into running and do battle with the big boys. Here’s why:

There’s nothing out there in the running market for me. I’m a monochromatic kind of person: I wear black, I wear white, I wear gray. I don’t wear color. I keep it simple, without crazy graphics and colors. I feel like every trainer out there looks like a NASCAR race car. That’s all you can buy if you want that comfort or that look or that profile of shoe. I’m not promoting the Olympics, I’m not starting a race team tomorrow — I just want our shoes to look good, be light, comfortable and provide the same experience you’d have in any other running shoe — without looking like a Christmas tree.

For the rest the interview with the mind behind Supra, click the link.

[Link: Footwear News]

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Motivation 2: The Chris Cole Story

by The Editors on May 4, 2015

Adam Bhala Lough, the filmmaker behind The Carter, Bomb the System and and the Street League Skateboarding documentary The Motivation has a new film dropping worldwide on June 23, 2015. It is Motivation 2: The Chris Cole Story.

Shot over the course of a year in San Diego, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and China, Motivation 2: The Chris Cole Story is the story of a man that earned his place as an innovator, motivator and legend in skateboarding that now creates inspiration and opportunity for a new generation. Cole’s progression from humble neighborhood beginnings to the world of elite street skateboarding is revealed through recently discovered archival footage, presenting a skater that went on to achieve the highest amount of skate contest wins, a list of defining video parts, being twice selected as Thrasher magazine’s Skater of the Year, back-to-back X-Games gold medals, and becoming the 2013 Street League Super Crown World Champion. . . Featuring interviews with some of the most respected figures in skateboarding, including Tony Hawk, Rob Dyrdek, Stevie Williams, Rodney Mullen, Bam Margera and Jamie Thomas, this is already one of the most anticipated sport documentaries of the year.

The film premieres June 20, 2015 at LA Live in Los Angeles and will be followed by a party at The Berrics. We all can download a copy from iTunes on June 23, 2015. Not a bad way to kick off the summer, right?

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Concrete Skateboarding’s Greg Hunt Interview

by The Editors on April 30, 2015

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While caught up in the magic of a skateboard video premiere like Vans’ Propeller it is easy to forget that behind all those shots, and edits, and effects, there was someone making every single decision. Sometimes doing an edit different ways for weeks before finalizing it. In the case of Propeller that person was director Greg Hunt. His critically acclaimed body of work shows that he has gotten his head around the long form skateboarding video, but what’s interesting is hearing what he has to say about the process and how his ideas are reflected in the video. That’s why this interview by Concrete Skateboarding’s Editor Jeff Thorburn is so key.

Here’s a slice of what Hunt has to say:

It’s just a video I made at home, so it’s hard for me to imagine that it’s going to push skating in any direction,” Hunt says. “It’s a video. I don’t mean to downplay it, but it’s a video. It’s not going to change the world or anything. But I would like to think the way these guys skate, and the way it’s presented, it’s honest. It’s honest and real skateboarding. If anything, it’ll hopefully keep things going in that direction. I don’t think it will push skateboarding in any new direction, because I don’t think skateboarding needs that. I would like to think that maybe with everything that’s happening within skateboarding and outside of skateboarding right now, that this will just keep pushing that sort of true skating that’s at the heart of everything, in the direction that it’s always been going, and hopefully not let it derail into some sort of other strange competitive thing.”

See? Skate wisdom straight up. For the rest of this exceptional (and long) interview, please click the link.

[Link: Concrete Skateboarding]

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