Skateboarding

Tony Hawk Foundation Supports Skateistan

by The Editors on October 15, 2018

The Tony Hawk Foundation has awarded international youth charity Skateistan a $50,000 grant to support the organization’s skateboarding and educational programs. 

Skateistan operates five schools in South Africa, Cambodia, and Afghanistan, and combines skateboarding instruction with core subjects to inspire youth to learn and to be active. This is the second grant awarded to Skateistan by the Tony Hawk Foundation. The first was a $100,000 gift in 2015 and represented the launch of THF’s International Program. The current grant renews the foundation’s commitment to enriching the lives of youth through skateboarding, both in the U.S. and abroad.

For more news from the THF please click the link.

[Link: Tony Hawk Foundation]

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Last Week Today News Update

by The Editors on October 15, 2018

Once again, a list of links to some of the stories we wish we had time to read and re-type. Follow the jump for all the details.
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New England Am 2018 at The Edge

by The Editors on October 8, 2018

Join All I Need Skateboards on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at The Edge Indoor Skatepark in Taunton, Massachusetts for the New England Am contest. For more info, click the link.

[Link: The Edge]

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Vans Park Series Finals In Shanghai

by The Editors on October 4, 2018

The Vans Park Series will wrap things up for the 2018 season in Shanghai, China October 27 and crown two new VPS park terrain champions.

Saluting an incredible international tour across five continents to showcase the world’s best park terrain skateboarders, the 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Finals culminates in yet another historic year in skateboarding’s progression onto the world stage. The confirmed field of competitors has been revealed today on vansparkseries.com including defending champions Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg and Nora Vasconcellos, leading Tour Challengers Tristan Rennie and Sakura Yosozumi, and select VPS Continental Champions from Brazil, Japan, South Africa, Europe and Australia.

For the official word from Vans including all the continental champions and current standings, please follow the jump.

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Tony Hawk’s New Lakai Proto

by The Editors on September 27, 2018

One of these shoes is Tony Hawk’s latest designed Proto the other is an old skate shoe from the end of the 80s.

Tony Hawk’s signature shoe, the Lakai Proto, is available now in Lakai retailers around the world. The Proto is inspired by Tony’s creative impact on skateboarding. It is designed and developed to provide support and comfort for everyday skateboarding. This limited Powell colorway is a nod to Tony’s most iconic footage during the Bones Brigade era.

We’re just having a rough time figuring out which is which. Maybe Michael Jordan could help?

[Link: Lakai]

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Jonah Hill’s mid90s Trailer #2

by The Editors on September 26, 2018

Not gonna lie, this whole mid90s thing is looking pretty sweet. Maybe a movie can save the skateboard industry! Now all we need is for every kid in America to see the movie and then go out and buy a skateboard. . . could happen.

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C.R. Stecyk III + Nixon = Urban Maneuvers

by The Editors on September 25, 2018

Nixon has talked Craig Stecyk into creating a collection and not surprisingly, it is one of our favorites in a long while. Here’s how they pitch it:

C.R. Stecyk III exists in the shadows, and even when he does slide into the sunlight, it rarely adds clarity. A pioneer of the Dogtown skate ethos, Stecyk has helped shape modern skateboarding in more ways than imaginable: through videos, writing, art installations, and co-founded Juxtapoz Art magazine, among others. A widely-acknowledged street art progenitor, Stecyk’s contributions to the counterculture are so engrained in society that the Smithsonian permanently houses some of his work. 

The capsule includes a watch, a camera bag, and some other cool stuff. Sadly, there are only 100 watches and bags world wide (it’s limited). So if you want one you better hurry to an exclusive Nixon retailer. For the details, click the link.

[Link: Nixon]

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Notable News From Last Week

by The Editors on September 24, 2018

Each week we read more stories than we have time to post so we’re going to link them up with little or no commentary every now and again because commentary means caring and we don’t seem to have much energy pointed in the caring direction lately (sorry Stab High).

So for a few of the stories from the last week, follow the jump.
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The Snowboarder’s Journal 16.1 Out Now

by The Editors on September 20, 2018

If you’re going to buy a snowboard magazine this fall, and we suggest it as you can read it without being bombarded by Google ads curated just for you (like the ones you see on the right side of this page), we suggest you start with The Snowboarder’s Journal Volume 16, Number 1. Then while you’re at it go ahead and subscribe. Click the link for all the goodness you’ll find inside.

[Link: The Snowboarder’s Journal]

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Hey Kids, Puffy Shoes Are Back

by The Editors on September 19, 2018

You know it’s hitting critical mass when Osiris and Under Armour are fighting about who designed the original ugly puffer D3 (was it Brian Reid or Dave Mayhew), because, you know, Under Armor’s new A$AP Rocky sneaker is a direct design knock off. Meanwhile Vans is dipping their toes into the puffy pool with their new Varix WC. Guess those of us who like the sleek, classic stylings of the Vans Old Skool are going to just have to hang in for a minutes until they come back around. Fashion!

[Link: Vans & Footwear News]

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