Skateboarding

Antihero Spring Drop 2

by The Editors on March 24, 2017

Antihero’s spring drop 2 is up and rolling. 

Going once…going twice….psych! The Spring Drop 2 Catalog from Antihero is online and up for auction. Check out Grosso’s Pool Party board, Cardiel’s Caballitos, ltd color of BA’s 1st, ‘State of Mind Pro’ series, and updated colors from artist John Herndon’s ‘A Doper Grape’ series.

We’d go with the Grosso, however, the Chris Stroples aren’t bad either. Click the link for more graphical goodness from the Antihero.

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Lost Art In Stereo By Christian Cooper

by The Editors on March 24, 2017

The word from Stereo Skateboard’s Chris Pastras and Jason Lee is as follows:

Ethan Fowler came on to ride for Stereo in 1994 when A Visual Sound was pretty much in the can and finished, so we gave him and Tobin Yelland some Super 8 film, and a two week deadline. The result was one of the most fluid, powerful, and stylish video parts of all time. Watching Ethan skate during that time was like watching Jazz great Thelonious Monk at the piano, improvisational genius.” – Chris “Dune” Pastras

“Those early Stereo days were some of the most enjoyable times of my life, and having guys like Carl and Ethan around and skating and creating with us made what we were doing that much more special. Two of my all-time favorite skateboarders, and I’m honored that after all these years we are still collaborating.’” – Jason Lee

For more info, click the link.

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Marc Johnson & Adidas Matchcourts

by The Editors on March 22, 2017

They are called Matchcourt Mid’s (guess they’re repurposed old Adidas tennis shoes or something). But they’re skate shoes now, thanks to Marc Johnson and his funny, funny ways.

Pantone 542, the official school color of the University of North Carolina, known as “Carolina Blue”, serves as the inspiration for the signature colorway of the Matchcourt Mid x MJ. The blue pays homage to Johnson’s home state and skateboarding roots. 

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Hot Surf Girl On A Longboard Skateboard

by The Editors on March 16, 2017

Sector 9 Skateboard Company is pleased to announces that WSL surfer Tia Blanco is now on the team.

“I am beyond excited and honored to now be part of this amazing skate family,” says Blanco. “The crew at Sector 9 has been incredibly welcoming and genuine, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us as a team! I am so grateful for the support I now have from Sector 9 and am looking forward to skating all over the world.”

Congrats, Tia. For the official word from Sector 9, please follow the jump. (Oh, and we apologize in advance for our SEO trolling headline.)

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2017 Skateboarding Hall Of Fame Inductees

by The Editors on March 16, 2017

On May 12, 2017 Bob Mohr, Greg Weaver, Kim Cespedes, Vicki Vikers, Russ Howell, Shogo Kubo, Mike McGill, Eric Dressen, and Daewon Song are getting inducted into the International Skateboarding Hall of Fame and you can be there to see it. The ISHOF presentation, held at City National Grove of Anaheim, will be open to the public for the first time this year. . . 

. . . so fans can honor their favorite skateboarding legends, watch them be inducted into the hall of fame, and even mingle with VIPs in the action sports industry. The night will include a happy hour, VIP meet-and-greet, VIP dinner and awards ceremony, with a musical performance by legendary 80’s skateboarder, Ray Barbee. All proceeds benefit the not-for-profit efforts of the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and the Go Skateboarding Foundation.

That Warren Bolster Skateboarder Magazine cover of Greg Weaver carving a pool barefoot is so hardwired into our adolescent brains that it’s impossible to see his name without drifting off on a wave of stoke. . . . For tickets to the Skateboarding Hall of Fame, please visit: https://shof2017.eventbrite.com. For the official word from the International Association of Skateboard Companies and the ISHOF, please follow the jump.

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Skate Mental’s Spring 2017 Drops Goodness

by The Editors on March 8, 2017

As longtime fans of Austrian folk singer Hansi Hinterseer you don’t know how stoked we were to see Karsten Kleppan’s Dreams Do Come True deck in the Spring 2017 product drop from Skatemental. For the rest of the goodness, click the link.

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Louie Lopez’s Winning Tampa Pro Run

by The Editors on March 6, 2017

Congrats to Louie Lopez for winning the 2017 Tampa Pro. His winner went like this. . . 

 

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Schaar Takes Vans Park Series Qualifiers

by The Editors on March 6, 2017

Back to back rain delays did not stop the 2017 Vans Park Series Pro Tour Global Qualifiers in Australia on March 4, 2017, as twenty of the world’s most talented park terrain skateboarders battled through a lightning round of finals heats, to inevitably crown Tom Schaar the winner of the VPS Australia Global Qualifier.

With an exceptional performance leading the qualifiers and flawless runs in today’s finals, the 17-year-old perfectionist swept the crowds with his dynamic flow and precision throughout the custom-spec park terrain course. Tom Schaar’s conclusive win not only grants him the Australia Global Qualifier title, but also places him in the lead in the 2017 VPS Men’s Tour Challenger Rankings.

For the official word (and complete results) from Vans please follow the jump.
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Patagonia Gets Down With Sleeping Bags

by The Editors on March 3, 2017

We know what you’re thinking: hasn’t Patagonia been made sleeping bags for years? We thought that too, but in fact they haven’t. . . until now with the  800 Down Sleeping Bag. 

“After years and years of making one-off sleeping bags for ourselves and people heading out on select trips, we wanted to share what we’ve learned with the greater outdoor community,” said Jenna Johnson, Patagonia’s sr. director, technical outdoor. “Our team built on a deep knowledge of insulation design and thought through every aspect of these sleeping bags, offering our customers a highly crafted, super functional bag option. Sleeping bags are such a crux part of our kit, and they become like a partner as we go out to explore and see new places. I’m very proud of our work and excited to offer these products to our customers.”

Nothing makes sleeping in your car more comfortable than a good mummy bag. For all the official details, please follow the jump.

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Vans Park Series Kicks Off March 3, 2017

by The Editors on February 28, 2017

The Vans Park Series kicks off the 2017 VPS Men’s Pro Tour this weekend in Sydney, Australia.

Situated in the scenic locale of Manly Beach, the custom-designed VPS park course is built directly on the sand, highlighting infinite opportunities for speed, air and style. The course terrain features a unique deep end equipped with pool coping, a gigantic hipped layback bank, a spine on top of the deck that with a raw concrete curb on top of it, a huge 10.5’ tall extension, and an abundance of hips and transfers.

The live broadcast begins March 3, 2017 on VansParkSeries.com. For all the official details, please follow the jump.

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