Skateboarding

Wilkins Wins KDC 2014 World Vert Champs

by The Editors on October 6, 2014

Over the weekend Kimberley, South Africa was host to the Kimberly Diamond Cup World Skateboarding Championships. And in the vert skateboarding division (yes, people still skate vert ramps) Jimmy Wilkins rolled away with the title and a $35,000 check.

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Parks & Wrecks With Neen Williams

by The Editors on September 25, 2014

[Link: Thunder Trucks]

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James Kelly Burns Down The Sierra

by The Editors on September 24, 2014

We’re not normally all that into watching downhill skateboarding videos. And we started this one with some skepticism. We sat through the clips of the ghost town and were about to turn it off when we saw James Kelly begin bombing down the Pass and then it got crazy. Arbor Skateboard’s James Kelly man handled the whole thing. Watch and cringe.

[Link: Arbor Skateboards]

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Dave B’s Skate Crate On The Hundreds

by The Editors on September 23, 2014

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Last week The Hundreds‘ Mac Sandefur interviewed Dave Bergthold about his new Skate Crate project. As many know, Dave B is never one to boast about how deep his roots in skateboarding go, or how many of today’s skateboard industry leaders got their start working, or skating for him. That’s why it’s nice to see The Hundreds get in and ask the questions, shoot the photos, and get it done so the rest of the world can hear the story straight from Bergthold’s mouth — not only the history of Blockhead, but also the genesis for the now funded Skate Crate kickstarter project. Click the link and check it.

[Link: The Hundreds]

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Tony Hawk Still Stands Up For Skateparks

by The Editors on September 23, 2014

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For the 11th year in a row Tony Hawk invited skateboarders, celebrities, rockers, and their families to Stand Up For Skateparks (a family-friendly action-sports carnival with games, food, and live and silent auctions) to help raise money for the Tony Hawk Foundation’s mission to help communities build skateboard parks. The event was held at Ron Burkle’s Green Acres Estate in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

“Stand Up For Skateparks and the skatepark movement in general have come such a long way,” Hawk said. “With more than 500 skateparks in all 50 states receiving funding from THF, and more than 2,000 projects benefiting from our technical assistance program, we’re as busy and as needed as ever. This was our eleventh-annual benefit, and I believe it was our best yet. Skating my ramp with DJ Z-Trip spinning and mashing it up on the deck—literally with the riders—was incredible. It was a great display of skateboarding, BMX and music, and a fitting end to a terrific day.”

Attendees included: pro-skaters Lizzie Armanto, Andy Macdonald, Allysha Bergado, Tom Schaar, Elliot Sloan, Kevin Staab, and Lincoln Ueda along with celebrities like Mel B., Erik Estrada, Eve, Perry Farrell, Brian Austin Green, Tom Green, David Hasselhoff, Anthony Keidis, Chuck Liddell, Joaquin Phoenix, Rain Phoenix, Slash, Verne Troyer, Robert Trujillo, Chris Tucker, Lars Ulrich, and Wee Man. It was a fun filled day in Beverly Hills for a good cause. For the official word from the Tony Hawk Foundation, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Tony Hawk’s New Hexbug Circuit Boards

by The Editors on September 19, 2014

Hey kids, Uncle Tony’s got a great new toy for you to beg for this christmas. It’s by the people who gave us vibrating bugs and remote control spider bots — Hexbug. Can we really skate better than Tony Hawk? Hey! It did help answer this recent question: how does Tony keep the brand rolling? This is just one way. Follow the jump for the official word from Hexbug. [click to continue…]

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Lords Of Seatown Full Edit

by The Editors on September 19, 2014

Lib Tech Skate’s 2nd annual Lords of Seatown skate contest and Marginal Way Skatepark benefit raised over $2500 to help locals finish a new section of this iconic DIY skateboard masterpiece. Oh, and Phil Hansen won a $1000 first prize. Winner winner. . .

[Link: Lib Tech Skate]

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ESWIC’s Ultimate Canadian Invasion

by The Editors on September 19, 2014

Ultimate Eswic InstaEswic President Jimmy Arrighi is happy to announces that Eswic has signed a Canadian distribution agreement with Ultimate Distribution for exclusive representation in the Great White North.

“We are excited about our new relationship with Ultimate Distribution. It’s a great opportunity to expand Eswic in the Canadian market,” said Jimmy Arrighi, Eswic President.  “Ultimate Distribution has strong relationships with key retailers which has given them a track record of success in Canada. They are going to be a great sales and distribution partner in that region and valued member of our team.”

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

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World Industries Sold To Golden Viking

by The Editors on September 10, 2014

WorldindustriesWorld Industries continues its zombie brand march through the industry with the announcement today (September 10, 2014) that all its assets and trademarks have been purchased from Seven Wells LLC by the Kent, Washington based Golden Viking Sports for an undisclosed amount.

For those not familiar with Golden Viking, the company currently markets and distributes footwear brands like Diadora and Hot Wheels, among others. They also own Capix helmets and zombie snowboard brand M3. Remember them?

Going forward, Golden Viking Sports will continue to aggressively build on the business that World Industries created, and will re-launch the World and Flameboy vs. Wet Willy brands in the core footwear category in Spring 2015. Other products will follow soon thereafter. U.S. distribution for the World Industries labels will include the family footwear channel as well as select sports specialty stores and online retailers.

For the official word from Golden Viking, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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B4BC’s New Mobile App Is Tits

by The Editors on September 4, 2014

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Boarding for Breast Cancer has a new mobile app for iPhone and Android that helps women help themselves when it comes to health.

Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) wants you to be your own biggest health advocate by downloading the free B4BC App for Apple and Android devices today. The recently released mobile app allows you to set a personalized automatic reminder to help you maintain your monthly Breast Self-Exam (BSE), one of the most effective means for early detection of breast cancer. And for those who aren’t sure of the proper technique, the Check One, Two® guide provides a step-by-step tutorial on how to perform your own BSE. . . For the active girl on the go, the app has the latest B4BC info with updates on B4BC programs and events, plus tons of health and wellness content by B4BC’s contributors and team riders including pro snowboarders Elena Hight, Jamie Anderson, Kimmy Fasani, Megan Pischke; pro surfers Sage Erickson, Malia Manuel, Courtney Conlogue and more.

What’s good for breasts is always good for us. For the official word from B4BC, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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