Skateboarding

Babes On Bikes: Women Can Do It All

by The Editors on March 21, 2018

Yes, aside from being able to create new humans inside their own bodies, women can also ride motorcycles, and snowboards, and skateboards. They can also surf. We should all be past needing these reminders, but it’s always good to see evidence every now and again. Here, let Hana Beaman, Sarka Pancochova, Cheryl Maas, and their friends at Harley-Davidson show you a little of what we’re talking about.

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Nyjah Huston Profiled In LA Weekly

by The Editors on March 8, 2018

With Nyjah Huston’s ‘Til Death seared into our retinas we were reminded of how strange his trip really has been thanks to a profile by Lily Moayeri in LA Weekly.

In an interview, Huston is prepared for personal questions. His responses are tailored and efficient, his tone practiced and final, not inviting further questioning into such subjects as his father, his partying, his haters. He gives a nervous sniff at the end of each of his responses.

The profile covers all that and more, but we’ll let you read it yerself.

[Link: LA Weekly]

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Jagger Eaton Wins 2018 Tampa Pro

by The Editors on March 4, 2018

Turns out you can win Tampa Pro by dropping a casual bag of unrushed, polite hammers. Here, let Jagger Eaton show you how it’s done.

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Hypebeast Buys Out The Berrics

by The Editors on February 22, 2018

Urban sneaker streetwear music fashion website Hypebeast has reportedly purchased a majority stake in what remains of Steve Berra and Eric Koston’s The Berrics business, according to a story on Techcrunch.com

Now, The Berrics is being acquired by Hypebeast and they’re forming a new company “The Berrics Company”, with the express mission of making sure the particular spirit that it was founded to foster in skating never dies. Hypebeast is putting in $750k and ending up with 51% of The Berrics and a majority of board seats. The Berrics will contribute its approximate $2.5M in assets, $1M in liabilities and a board seat. Hypebeast has been on a bit of a tear on the markets, with genuinely solid increases in revenue and profits over the past year, so this seems like a smart small acquisition for the company.

We haven’t paid that much attention to The Berrics since they killed off The Skateboard Mag, but this sounds like one more circuit in their downward spiral. Obviously, Hypebeast founder Kevin Ma (above center) does not agree.

[Link: TechCrunch via SkateDaily]

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2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour Dates

by The Editors on February 22, 2018

The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour will kick off in São Paulo, Brazil on June 2, with the inauguration of South America’s first-and-only VPS-certified park terrain course, built and donated by Vans. The completely free and public São Paulo course will be only the second built-to-spec permanent public park terrain skateboarding course in the world, following the initial Malmö, Sweden park location. Consisting of four men’s global qualifiers and three women’s global qualifiers, the VPS Pro Tour spans across five countries on five continents over six months and culminates with the official Vans Park Series World Championships, sanctioned by the World Skate Federation to be held later this year in China.

For the official word from Vans including all event dates, please follow the jump.

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The Original Skateboarder Documentary

by The Editors on February 16, 2018

To anyone who started skateboarding in the 1970s (all old now) Skateboarder Magazine was the bible. In fact, in some fundamentalist Christian homes young skateboarders often heard their parents saying, “If only you spent as much time with the Bible as you do with that magazine.” Skateboarder was the single best communicator of skateboarding to the world. Each month it arrived and was studied in detail like the sacred text that it was. We know people who subscribed twice so they’d have a back up copy when the first one wore out.  Now, Six Stair Productions and Transworld have produced a film on the founding of the magazine. Here’s how they pitch it:

Skateboarder Magazine chronicled the birth of skateboarding during the sport’s late 1970’s boom. From shoeless surfers riding the concrete waves and the vast blacktop of Southern California, to fully padded sessions at skateparks, Skateboarder Magazine exposed the sport to kids around the world. The story of the magazine is told by the photographers and skaters who lived through the birth of skateboarding.

The film features interviews and comments from all the heads like Brad Bowman, Chris Strople, Christian Hosoi, Craig Stecyk, D. David Morin, Doug Saladino, Eddie Elguera, Eric Dressen, Glen E. Friedman, Jeff Grosso, Ian MacKaye, Jaime Owens, James Cassimus, Jeff Ament, Jim Muir, Jim Goodrich, John Lucero, Lance Mountain, Mark Richards, Richard Novak, Steve ‘Salba’ Alba, Steve Cathey, Steve Olson, Tony Hawk, Vicki Vickers, and Wynn Miller.

To view the entire film on iTunes (for $9.99) click here. There goes our morning. . . 

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Tom Schaar: Element’s Newest Pro

by The Editors on February 9, 2018

Tom Schaar has a pro model and it’s an Element Skateboard. It’s about time and it looks good. Welcome to the world of getting a slice, Tom. We hope it sells like . . . well, we hope it sells better than most.

Element Founder, Johnny Schillereff says “Tom is a gentleman, ripper, friend, family and officially a professional skateboarder! Congratulations and thank you Tom for ten years of dedication to Element. It is an honor to have been with you and your amazing family since the get. We love you Tom!”

For photos from what appears to have been a great “surprise” night, follow the jump.

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35th North Settles With City Of Seattle

by The Editors on February 9, 2018

Seattle’s 35th North Skate Shop has reportedly settled with the City of Seattle after the city sued them for a DIY bowl that was built on an island in Green Lake as part of a Nike SB promotion, according to a story in the Seattle Times.

No criminal charges were filed; however, the city filed a lawsuit against 35th North and the unnamed creators of the bowl, seeking to recoup the amount of money spent removing the bowl and restoring what the city called an “environmentally critical area.”. . Tony Croghan, the owner of 35th North, said that while his shop had not had any role in the construction of the bowl, he felt that settling with the city was the “right thing to do for the city and the skating community.”

It’s an outrageous amount to pay, but seems to be a relatively inexpensive compared to a long legal battle. Maybe Nike SB will help them out a little. That would seem like the right thing to do, too.

[Link: Seattle Times]

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Tony Hawk: Latest Slo Mo Guy

by The Editors on February 8, 2018

Apparently watching things happen in super slow motion is a very popular thing. What people will watch on Youtube.com never fails to amaze us. But here is Tony Hawk. And he’s in slow mo and on his way to a million views. Ta duh!

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Kennedy Charged In Maigetter’s Death

by The Editors on February 7, 2018

Pro skateboarder Cory Kennedy has been formally charged with “vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and reckless driving” in the death of Preston Maigetter on August 30, 2017 by King County Prosecutors, according to a story in the Vashon Beachcomber.

The incident report states that several empty beer cans were in the back seat. Initially, Kennedy claimed that he had had just one drink hours earlier, but a portable breath test showed a blood alcohol content (BAC) of just over .10 and inconsistent with that statement. A blood test drawn three hours after the crash showed his BAC was approximately .099 and consistent with being higher than .11 within two hours of the collision and well over the legal limit of .08.

Kennedy’s arraignment is scheduled for February 14, 2018 in Seattle, Washington’s King County courthouse. Our thoughts are with both families and their friends.

[Link: Vashon Beachcomber]

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