Skateboarding

Nintendo Splatoon Takes Over Skatepark

by The Editors on June 1, 2015

Seeing as Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 will not be coming out on Wii U, we were thinking that maybe he could do some kind of collab with Nintendo on a game that melds THPS 5 with the just launched first person paint splatter fest Splatoon. It might looks something like this that went down at the UK’s Adrenaline Alley skatepark. They could even call it Splatony Hawk Pro Skater. Come on. Give it a go?

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Tony Hawk Needs Your Help

by The Editors on June 1, 2015

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Throughout June, the Tony Hawk Foundation is partnering with CrowdRise to celebrate International Go Skateboarding Day all month long by raising funds for communities building free, public skateparks. 100% of money raised though this campaign will directly fund skatepark projects across the U.S.

By helping out, you have a chance to win my signed skateboard deck, or two VIP Tickets to our exclusive Stand Up For Skateparks benefit taking place on October 11, 2015. . . Starting is easy, just go to www.crowdrise.com/MakeConcreteChange and click the “Fundraise for this Campaign” button to get started. It should take 30 seconds. . . Once you’ve established your fundraiser, make sure to update it with the story of why you support THF. The more personal and compelling your story, the more likely you are to get donations.

Help out and maybe win something cool. It’s a win-win. For the official word from Tony Hawk, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Leticia Bufoni Joins B4BC

by The Editors on May 29, 2015

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Ripping street skatestress Leticia Bufoni has joined the Boarding for Breast Cancer team.

“Working with B4BC to inspire and motivate girls to live a healthy, active lifestyle is really important to me,” said Bufoni. “I’m really excited to be officially joining the team alongside some of the most amazing female athletes of my generation!”

For the official word from B4BC, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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BS With TG Episode 1: Frank Gerwer

by The Editors on May 27, 2015

Ever thought to yourself, ” Damn, I could spend all day listening to Tommy Guerrero talk skateboarding.” Well, here’s your chance with Episode one of BS with TG and his co-host Jim Thiebaud. The guest on this week’s episode is Frank Gerwer. And it’s 28 minutes of skateboard gold. Yep, that’s what it is.

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All The Vans Pool Party Craziness

by The Editors on May 26, 2015

We missed the Vans Pool Party this year and after watching this highlights edit we’re pretty bummed we missed it. Relive a few of the moments from one of the raddest pool sessions of the decade.

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Win Passes To Austin X Games & Metallica

by Sponsored Post on May 26, 2015

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The 2015 Austin X Games kick off next month and to celebrate (because you know how much we love the X Games) we have a pair of 3-Day admission tickets to the Games up for grabs including VIP access to the Metallica gig on Saturday night. Yes, VIP access to the show of the summer.

Skype is once again set to bring you closer than ever to the athletes and sports during the Games. Consider it your backstage pass to all the action. Get insider tips from athletes Curren Caples, Jamie Bestwick & Shane O’Neill during group chats on Skype. Then submit your own tricks to not only be viewed by the guys but potentially aired during The Xtra Show on ESPN! Add XGames2015 on Skype to find out more.

We have a pair of 3-Day admission tickets to the Games to give away thanks to Skype. These tickets will give you and a friend a full pass three days of X Games action as well as a VIP upgrade on Saturday night. In conjunction with an admission wristband you get reserved viewing of live music at Infield Super Stage, Skateboard Park / Street Womens and Ams, Rally Car, Moto X Speed & Style and BMX Big Air. Access to the air conditioned Velocity Lounge with hospitality, and restrooms. You also receive a voucher to exchange at COTA for commemorative X Games Austin 2015 skate deck.

To enter, simply add XGames2015 on Skype and then send a message with the words “I want to win Metallica tickets” along with “BoardistanVIP” and you’re in the draw. Too easy, right? Don’t miss out on any of the 2015 X Games Austin action! Follow #SkypeXGames and catch updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Competition closes Friday the 29th of May. Follow the jump for the official details, rules, and lawyer speak. Seriously, you won’t want to miss it. [click to continue…]

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The Daft Punk “Da Funk” Skateboard

by The Editors on May 21, 2015

Skateboard-OptimisedMusicians have three basic jobs — create music, play music, and sell anything they can that has their logo on it. French EDM legends Daft Punk have decided that what you really need from them is a cruiser board covered in Daft Punk logos, according to a story on Gigwise.

“These artisanal skateboard decks are handmade in France of molded beechwood by Hervet-Manufacturier. The board is clad with Formica laminate on both sides. The top face is laser engraved with a “grip effect” repeated logo pattern. The bottom is a 2 color inlayed logo. Limited to a series of 25 units per color way with a laser etched edition number.” The price is $280.

Buy it, use it, break it, fix it, trash it, change it, mail – upgrade it. Just make sure to pay them on the way.

[Link: Daft Punk via Gigwise]

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Sean Malto’s Got A Whole New Bag

by The Editors on May 21, 2015

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Incase helped him out with that in the form of the Incase x Sean Malto Field Bag. It’s got a padded main zippered enclosure and a flip down flap that makes using the iPad mini possible without even opening the bag. There’s even a hole for the camera.

“Whether we’re filming locally or across the globe, I’m always looking for ways to minimize what I carry when I travel and wanted something clean yet super functional without having to carry a larger bag,” says Malto. “The team at Incase and I were able to build something that delivers exactly what I use day in and day out with simple lines, total protection and ideal organization.”

For the official word from Incase, including all the details on this $99.95 bag, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Greg Lutzka Signs With GoPole

by The Editors on May 19, 2015

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These are days of miracles and selfies. . . the way the camera follows us in slo-mo it’s no wonder we all need to get the shot from a better angle. Greg Lutzka knows this better than most and that’s likely why he has just signed with GoPro camera accessory leader GoPole.

Lutzka will be joining some of the world’s top action sports athletes including surfer Jamie O’Brien, wakeboarder Josh Palma and snowboarder Tim Humphreys to help promote and support action footage captured utilizing GoPole products. Skateboarding is an essential part of GoPole’s mission to push the progression and diversity within action sports and adding Lutzka, who has a reputation of being one of the hardest working skateboarders in the industry, will only solidify their efforts.

For the official word from GoPro, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Nyjah Huston Keeps Winning At SLS

by The Editors on May 18, 2015

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Nyjah Huston continued his seemingly unstoppable winning ways at the SLS Nike SB Pro Barcelona over the weekend. Yeah, Nyjah.

“I always tend to put myself in the most challenging situations when it comes to winning Street League finals. This was one of the gnarliest, most nerve racking situations I’ve ever been in, and was especially tough since it came down to the last try after I missed a few times,” Huston said. “I’m really stoked it worked out in the end – great way to start off the season”

For the official word from one of his sponsors, including full results, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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