Skateboarding

IASC Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

by The Editors on April 27, 2016

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The International Association of Skateboard Companies are inducting a whole slew of skateboarding greats at their seventh annual International Skateboarding Hall of Fame awards show to be held May 13, 2016 at the City National Grove of Anaheim. Those being celebrated include:

Skip Frye, Ty Page, Steve Alba, Eddie Elguera, Tommy Guerrero, Ed Templeton, Ellen Berryman, Cindy Whitehead, and Jen O’Brien. This year’s Icon Award recipients are pioneering skateboard company Powell-Peralta, photographer/writer/designer Mörizen “Mofo” Föche and legendary hardcore punk band Suicidal Tendencies.

Sounds a little bit like a part you shouldn’t miss. For the official word from the IASC (including the names of everyone in the hall of fame), please follow the jump.

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Vans Goes Hawaiian With Island Vibes

by The Editors on April 25, 2016

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Bring on those warm tropical breezes with a new set of Vans classic silhouettes in Aloha Hawaiian print styles. It’s like a luau for your feet:

Vans invents three new Hawaiian-style prints coined the Digi Hula, Digi Aloha and the multi-colored Tropical print made exclusively for women. The Digi Hula and Digi Aloha colorways present all-over photorealistic patterns with the Digi Hula happily showcasing a hula doll dancing across the Sk8-Hi Reissue, Old Skool and Authentic, while the Digi Aloha highlights a hibiscus floral arrangement on the SK8-Reissue, Era and Classic Slip-On.

Looks good to us. Check them out wherever you buy shoes.

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How To Bertlemann With Ellie-Jean Coffey

by The Editors on April 20, 2016

Little bit of surf training on the @obfiveskateboards this afternoon snapchat:elliejeancoffey

A video posted by Ellie-Jean Coffey (@elliejeancoffey) on

Apparently, both GQ and Stab Magazines thought you’d like to see this April 17, 2016 post from young Ellie-Jean Coffey. Probably because it was such a well executed Bertlemann slide clinic. That’s how you do it.

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Sport Chalet! We’re Going Out of Business

by The Editors on April 16, 2016

sport_chaletSport Chalet, SoCal moms’ favorite action sporting, big box chain store, is calling it quits after 57 years in business. But they’re not going to try and restructure like PacSun, or Quiksilver. No, they’ve turned off their online store and are shutting down each and every one of their 47 locations, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times.

The chain has 40 stores in California, mainly in the Southland, according to the website. It also operates five stores in Arizona and two in Las Vegas. The company didn’t say how many people would be losing their jobs, but as of March 30, 2014, the chain employed 1,200 full-time workers and 1,600 part-timers. . . At the Sport Chalet in downtown Los Angeles, the signs in windows of the black-and-white facade told of the chain’s fate. “Everything must go,” they stated. “All Sales are Final No Returns.”

The chain reportedly hadn’t made a profit since 2007 and was apparently $52 million in debt when it was sold in 2014 for $17 million. Blame Target and those dastardly online discounters.

Surprisingly, if you’re looking for cheap camping gear for a summer road trip, you should definitely look elsewhere. There are no deals at Sport Chalet. According to one store employee, “The liquidation company came in and took over the pricing,” he said. “We have no control over anything” Meaning, most everything in the store is now more expensive than it was before the closing announcement.

[Link: LA Times]

 

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Chris Russell Wins Vans Global Qualifier 1

by The Editors on April 16, 2016

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Vans Park Series Global Qualifier kicked off today (April 16, 2016) in Melbourne, Australia and the results looked a little like this:

1st – Chris Russell
2nd – Pedro Barros
3rd – Kevin Kowalski
4th – Cory Juneau
5th – Ben Hatchell
6th – Tom Schaar
7th – Ronnie Sandoval
8th – Alex Sorgente

For the qualifier series rankings, follow the jump.
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Vans Pro Skate Park Series Goes Live Tonight

by The Editors on April 15, 2016

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The Vans Pro Skate Park Series kicks off at St. Kilda Skatepark in Melbourne, Australia tomorrow April 16, 2016, however, because it’s going on down under tomorrow is actually today in North America. And that means on the West Coast the action begins at 9 PM right here: www.vansparkseries.com.

Here are the Vans Park Series Melbourne Qualifier Live streaming start times:

GLOBAL WEBCAST TIMES
Los Angeles – Friday 4/15 9PM
New York – Saturday 4/16 12AM
Rio de Janeiro – Saturday 4/16 1AM
London – Saturday 4/16 5AM
Melbourne – Saturday 4/16 2PM

Confirmed pros include: Aaron Jaws HamokiBen HatchellChris RussellCurren CaplesGreyson FletcherKevin KowalskiOskar  Rosenberg HallbergPedro BarrosRaven TershyRiley HawkRonnie Sandoval, and Rowan Zorilla. How’s that for a stacked set of tranny slayers?

For the official word from Vans, please follow the jump.
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IASC Skateboard Summit Early Bird Ends Soon

by The Editors on April 15, 2016

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The 2016 IASC Skateboarding Summit is less than one month away and early bird registration ends Monday, April 18, 2016

Next week we will be announcing this years keynote along with the rest of the program and it is shaping up to be one of the best Summits yet! So don’t miss your chance to attend the best educational, networking and inspirational event in skateboarding. The 9th Annual IASC Skateboarding Summit will be focused on the looking at the current lackluster state of the skateboard industry and finding ways to collectively push the industry forward. . . All Summit attendees are guaranteed entrance to the IASC Skateboarding Hall of Fame Induction and Icon Awards Ceremony presented by Vans on May 13th, 2016 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm at the City National Grove of Anaheim. As the SHOF has outgrown the ballroom ceremonies of the past four years this beautiful venue gives us a chance to really shine. It’s going to be an amazing night with some surprise special guests, music, art and more.

For additional ticket info click the link: https://2016-shof.eventbrite.com

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An Inside Look At Adidas Away Days

by The Editors on April 15, 2016

Along with the video teaser, adidas Skateboarding reveals the premiere schedule for the Away Days global tour and limited-edition team poster slated for distribution to skate shops around the world. In the clip, team riders Lucas Puig, Na-Kel Smith and Silas Baxter-Neal offer an insight to the personal challenges faced while filming for Away Days.

For further info on the Global Premiere and showing dates (including the poster), please follow the jump.
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Tommy Guerrero vs. The Streets Of SF

by The Editors on April 14, 2016

Tommy Guerrero moves through the streets of San Francisco like a hotbutter knife. If you want one, click the link.

 

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What Ever Happened To Sean Malto?

by The Editors on April 11, 2016

Now, thanks to the work of Ty Evans and his Ghost Digital Cinema crew with a little help from Apple (it was filmed entirely on iPhone) we know the answer about what’s been going on in Sean Malto’s life since that ankle injury in 2013 sidelined one of the best skateboarders of the his generation.

[Link via SkateDaily]

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