Skateboarding

Switchfoot Floats New Album July 8

by The Editors on June 14, 2016

Switchfoot’s new album Where the Light Shines Through drops on July 8, 2016. No surprise, really, but Float sounds good this morning and we’re looking forward to some more of Switchfoot’s pleasant, positive pop.

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Yaje Popson’s New Venture

by The Editors on June 14, 2016

Venture Trucks is proud to welcome the newest member to the team, Yaje Popson. Check out Yaje’s welcome part, now live.

[Link: Venture]

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Vans Pro Skate Park Series Brazil Goes Live

by The Editors on June 10, 2016

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The Vans Pro Skate Park Series Brazil Qualifier goes live online tomorrow, Saturday, June 11, 2016 beginning 12PM local time (8 AM on the West Coast) on www.vansparkseries.com. Ivan Federico (above) is the first place challenger on his way to the Semi-Finals.

World-renowned as a global epicenter for the next generation of bowlriders, Vans Park Series celebrates the second of four Global Qualifier events in the beautiful city of Florianopolis, Brazil. Rebuilt and donated to the community by Vans, the newly remodeled Costeira Skatepark will be the exciting backdrop for competition, featuring over 5,000 square feet of concrete paradise with a new flow to guarantee never-before-seen lines and maneuvers.

For the official word from Vans, including all the confirmed pros and advancing challengers, please follow the jump.

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Vans Pro Park Series Heads To Brazil

by The Editors on June 6, 2016

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The race to Malmö continues as the Vans Pro Skate Park Series, skateboarding’s first-ever world championship park terrain point series, advances to the beautiful locale of Florianópolis, Brazil for the second Global Qualifier event on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

The high-stakes competition will challenge the world’s best skateboarders to earn valuable qualification points in pursuit of competing in the Vans Park Series World Championships finale, sanctioned by the International Skateboarding Federation as the definitive first-ever park terrain crowning event, to be held in Sweden this August.

For complete rankings and the official word from Vans, please follow the jump.

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Get Rad Remembering Ray Underhill

by The Editors on June 3, 2016

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Tony Hawk, Mike McGill, Aaron Homoki, Ben Raybourn, Lizzie Armanto, and a great crew of skateboard legends are heading down South on June 19, 2016 for a celebration of the life of Ray Underhill with an 80s themed Get Rad For Ray at the Kennesaw Skateboard Park in Kennesaw, Georgia.

A Wilmington, North Carolina native, Underhill was a member of the infamous Bones Brigade squad of the 1980s, a teammate of Hawk’s, and known for his smooth skating style. But his friends remember him best for his kindness, wit, and dedication—his true enduring legacies. . . “Ray was a great friend,” said Hawk. “We miss him every day, so we’re coming to Kennesaw to remember him the best way we know—to skate in his honor while helping others!”

Ray died in 2008 after a long battle with Chordoma, a rare form of spinal cancer. Funds raised by the event will go to the Ray Underhill Foundation. Just posting this reminds us of how much we enjoyed every minute we spent with Ray. For the official word from the Tony Hawk Foundation, please follow the jump.

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Tony Hawk & Jaws In Zero Gravity

by The Editors on May 27, 2016

Thanks to a little Sony marketing promo, Tony Hawk and Aaron “Jaws” Homoki got to ride in the Zero G plane for some skateboarding in space. . . sort of. You’ll see. And if you want to take the same ride it only costs $4,950.

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Leticia Bufoni’s Frontside & Backside Video

by The Editors on May 25, 2016

Yes, this proves it — Leticia Bufoni still skates better than you.

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Dylan’s Rieder’s New HUF Summer Slippers

by The Editors on May 24, 2016

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Stylish skateboarders have worshipped Dylan Rieder’s minimal footwear designs for years. Now, HUF has the latest incarnation of sleek, stylish footwear for the discerning skaters in some summer shades.

Created under the ethos of ‘less is more,’ the streamlined construction of the Dylan Slip On lends itself effortlessly to a vulcanized platform. The shoe embodies clean and sophisticated design, ideal in any environment and the perfect representation of Dylan’s unique perspective. The pig-suede lining of the slip-on accentuates a luxurious feel, as the HYDRO-SNUFF construction with Ortholite keeps feet cool, comfortable and dry. Constructed using only the finest Italian and full-grain leathers, the Dylan Slip On elevates the standard of functional skateboarding footwear.

For more click the link.

[Link: HUF]

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The New York Ramp Company Story

by The Editors on May 24, 2016

Jenkem follows New Jersey skateboarder Kevin (insta @NYRampCo) on one of his missions into NYC with his portable, pop-up skatepark.

On his off days, Kevin loads up his van and makes the hour trek from Jersey into the city with homemade boxes, rails and kickers, where he creates pop up skateparks. His obstacles are open for anyone to skate and organized purely for the love, which is why it feels like Christmas when he happens to stop by your area.

How’s that for bringing smiles?

 

[Link: Jenkem via NYSkateboarding.com]

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Tampa Police Picking On 15 Year Old

by The Editors on May 23, 2016

You have to wonder how the Tampa Police Department can protect its citizens when their officers can’t even throw a waif of a 15-year-old kid on the ground without tripping themselves and falling in the gutter. Seriously. Is that cop impaired?

The teen is 15 years old, stands about 5’4″ and weighs maybe 120 pounds, said Patrick van Kampen, 18, who was part of about a dozen skateboarders skating on a public street that was closed off to traffic in downtown Tampa on Saturday. He also said there were no signs forbidding skateboarding.

It seems like cops are always roughest on the people who can’t fight back. Cop #1 is likely blaming the kid (who was reportedly held for 12 hours) for his sore back. For more on the story, click the link.

[Link: Photography Is Not A Crime]

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