Skateboarding

John Fitzgerald Flips A Mini Truck

by The Editors on January 28, 2015

Apparently, John Fitzgerald knows a little more than he’s telling in this little Thunder clip. It’s all in the angles, right?

[Link: Thunder Trucks]

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Man Dies Falling Off Motorized Skateboard

by The Editors on January 26, 2015

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A 31-year-old Covington, Lousiana man has the above SkaterX 49cc skateboard to blame for his death on Sunday, January 25, 2015, according to a story on Fox8Live.

Jerry Siles Jr., 31, was killed on Sunday while driving a SkaterX 49cc, a gas powered skateboard. . . Officers say that Siles was traveling westbound on Boston Street when, for unknown reasons, he lost control and was thrown from the skateboard. . . Covington Police say he was not wearing a helmet.

One more reason to stick to the stunt sticks.

[Link: Fox8Live]

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Thrasher’s Mike Gilbert On The Cons Project

by The Editors on January 9, 2015

Master skate filmmaker Jon Holland directed this video with Thrasher Magazine digital director Mike Gilbert on the The CONS Project and what Gilbert and the crew hope to communicate to aspiring skateboarding filmers. This is part one of a four edit series.

The four films being rolled out over the next few weeks will show tips on skate filming including editing techniques, follow filming, shot composition, and skating in front of the camera with experts Mike Gilbert, Ewan Bowman, Nick Genova, and Don “Nuge” Nguyen. The video includes footage from a CONS Project Filming Skate Videos workshop Gilbert led last fall.

We could all use a few tips from the pros, right? Truth is, we’d be most interested in hearing some tips from Mr. Holland himself. Maybe next time.

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TransWorld Skate Awards Results

by The Editors on January 8, 2015

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Last night the skate world gathered at The Theatre At Ace Hotel in Los Angeles for the 17th Annual TransWorld Skateboarding Awards. Hosts Brian Schaefer and Lee Dupont, along with a cast of legendary skateboarding presenters, handed out the trophies in front of a packed house last night at The Theatre At Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. We’ll give you a hint: the Thrasher SOTY won the Readers’ Choice. For the for the rest of the results, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Signal Builds A Lithe Snowboard

by The Editors on January 8, 2015

Yes. it’s time for the first Every Third Thursday of 2015. This time Dave Lee oversees a little technology borrowing from Lithe Skateboards to make a crazy snowboard design using cutting edge, top secret, skateboard construction. We’re not so sure about the snowboard, but that skate deck look pretty rock solid.

[Link: Signal Snowboards]

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Supporting Sara In Her Battle With Cancer

by The Editors on January 7, 2015

2838089 1418757550.8759In December of 2013 The Skateboard Mag co-founder Mike Mihaly’s wife Sara (mother of their three daughters) was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. After her first rounds of treatment the cancer has returned and is now in Stage IV. A friend of the family, Kate Patterson Baldwin, has set up a site on gofundme.com to help the family with their mounting medical expenses. Here’s what Kate says about Sara:

Somehow, even in the face of such giant obstacles, Sara manages to keep it all together with a positive and courageous attitude. She has summoned an undeniable strength that is exemplary and inspiring on all accounts; and, not only is she providing a beautiful example of strength and perseverance for her three little girls, she is, without a doubt, doing the same for me. I strongly believe that if we had more people in the word who could face challenge with the same grace and poise that Sara does, the world might be a gentler and kinder place.

Please click the link to read the rest of this story, and if you can, please donate something to the fund. At a time like this, every bit helps.

[Link: Supporting Sara]

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Tony Trujillo’s New Vans TNT SG

by The Editors on January 5, 2015

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Tony Trujillo’s sixth gen TNT SG shoe by Vans just launched and it looks like the perfect continuation of old school flavor and performance construction.

The TNT SG connects Tony’s on-board performance with Vans Pro Skate product performance, offering unrivaled control in Vans’ legendary Original Waffle Outsole, superior board feel in Vans’ Pro Vulc Construction and light, predictable cushioning in Vans Ortholite sockliners.

The new TNT SG​ goes live on January 10, 2015 in black, scarlet red and navy, plus there’s also a Vans x Antihero edition to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Antihero Skateboards. Follow the jump for a closer look at all the shoes. [click to continue…]

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The Doors Of Agenda Swing Wide Open

by The Editors on January 5, 2015

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What better way to kick off the new year that by diving deep into the action apparel-poloza that is the Agenda Show. It opens its two day run at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California today at 9 AM. Over 500 brands are represented at the show. So don’t think you’re not going to find what you’re looking for.

And while you’re there you might want to try to snag one of these limited edition Agenda collab FlexFits designed by Eric Haze, Herschel Supply, Deathwish, and Master P. They will undoubtedly be in short supply. To check all the brands, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Last Minute Gifts: Mission Belt Co

by The Editors on December 18, 2014

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It is getting down to the wire. If you weren’t paying attention when we listed out our 12 Days Of Gifts and you didn’t take action on any of those ideas, not to worry. We’re still rocking this gift game and the good news is you still have time to help the one you love hold their pants up with a rockin’, totally adjustable belt from Mission Belt Co.

Mission belts don’t have holes. They have a ratchet systems that allows for a perfect fit each and every time they go on. And better yet, you’re not just getting high tech leather belt, you’re also helping to end world hunger. Mission Belt Co. gives one dollar from the sale of each belt to the micro lending site Kiva.org.

For each Mission Belt sold we contribute a dollar into a Kiva fund that then gets lent out to borrowers in developing countries who are seeking money to support their small business operations. We’re not talking about expensive factory equipment or a new tractor, but rather what we might consider a relatively cheap income producing asset, like a cow that produces milk, or a few hundred dollars worth of supplies that can be resold for a profit. In this way, our Mission isn’t just satisfying people’s immediate needs, but giving them the means for an improved standard of living that will last the rest of their life.

So with this gift, you’re holding up someone’s pants and helping to change the world through local economics all at the same time. And, if you order a belt by noon mountain time on December 19, 2014 (that’s tomorrow), you’ll get the belt by Christmas and everyone’s happy.

[Link: Mission Belt Co.]

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Ryan Sheckler Strips Down For Peta2

by The Editors on December 16, 2014

It’s nothing half of Las Vegas hasn’t seen at those summer pool parties, but Ryan Sheckler has shown some skin for PETA youth division’s “Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin, and Let Animals Keep Theirs,” campaign.

“I’ll never put on a mink coat. It’s just not right,” Sheckler says in an exclusive video interview with peta2. “Be aware of what you’re actually doing and what materials you are using. You’re taking a life from an innocent animal.”

We agree with Ryan. For the full page ad and the official word from PETA2, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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