Tomorrow, (Saturday December 6, 2014) Chicago’s Grant Park Skate Park will be hosting a grand opening beginning at 11 AM. There will be contests, giveaways, local DJs and much much more.
“People really want to use it. It’s really motivating to have park space that’s going to be used by people from all over the city and suburbs,” said Bob O’Neill, president of the Grant Park Conservancy. “I think the only people more excited than me are the skateboarders and BMXers. They’ve really been anticipating this.”
It’s going to be cool and breezy, but no rain in the forecast. To get to the park enter at Roosevelt Road. The park is located just east of the Agora Sculpture. For more info follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Chris Cole rolls into Carlsbad, California’s fresh Alga Norte Skate Park, wrecks the place, and then rolls out some Thunder for the locals. Not a bad day’s work, huh?
Know someone who likes riding or skating with their own personal sound track rolling? It’s probably hard to think of anyone who doesn’t rock their music when they roll. And those people need headphones that stay where they’re supposed to stay. The SOL Republic Relays are in-ear headphones that lock into the ear canal and don’t budge no matter how hard they get rattled. Not only do they stay put, they fit so well that they block out ambient noise almost as well as more expensive noise-canceling headphones.
The Relays feature an inline mic and music control buttons that are compatible with iOS and other devices, so pausing the music or answering a phone call is as easy as pressing a button on the cord. It’s never been easier to stay in the groove while on the move. The Relays come in five colors (red, lime, blue, white, and black) to fit the fashion plate of even the pickiest of shreds. Replays retail for $79.99 and can be purchased right here.
[Link: SOL Republic]
12 Days Of Gifts Recap
Day 3: Spy Bravo Goggles
Day 2: Stance Wittlake Five-Toe Compression Socks
Day 1: Byrd Dopp Bag
The second installment of this year’s Thrasher Magazine King Of The Road recap includes the following apparently: “Burger King, babes, buttholes, and much more brutality.” How nice.
[Link: Thrasher Mag]
Just because we all know how badly this must have hurt. . . and Brandon Westgate just takes it all in.
We’ve never been all that hyped on getting socks for Christmas, but that was before we slipped into these Stance Wittlake five-toe compression socks. These things are designed for snowboarding, but once our feet were in them we realized they’re pretty good for everything from kicking around the house, to rolling skateparks in the winter.
For this sock Stance partnered with Scotty Wittlake and Injinji. The Wittlake features Injinji’s patented five-toe design, which properly aligns toes for natural movement. To enhance circulation and reduce fatigue, the sock provides varying degrees of compression throughout the lower leg. And to keep things extra comfy, the Wittlake sports a beefy shin cushion, arch support, and a deep heel pocket. Follow your toes to freedom.
After wearing these 51 percent merino wool socks around for a couple days it feels almost wrong to have all our toes crammed next to each other in our shoes. Believe the five-toe hype. The Stance Wittlake’s retail for $32 and can be purchased right here.
12 Days Of Gifts Day 1: Byrd Dopp Bag
For years we’ve been trying to figure out downhill skateboarding, and now, thanks to Arbor Skateboards’ and Caliber Trucks’ new full-length film Grade it’s beginning to make much more sense. Or, in all honest, less sense, as in these guys will scare you senseless with their non-stop hill bombing.
Tag along with James Kelly, Liam Morgan, Tyler Howell, Brandon Tissen, and Jordan Riachi as they travel to some of the most critical and challenging roads in the world. GRADE was filmed on location in Mexico, Hawaii, Northern Sierras, Laguna Beach, Australia, and Switzerland.
Sheesh. The whole film is here, watch it.
The traveling shred always needs to look good, and looking good these days requires some gear. The best way we’ve found to carry our “intimate items” around is in this bullet proof Byrd Dopp Bag.
This slick travel kit is sized to carry and protect all your personal travel items. Constructed from durable tarpaulin material for maximum wear resistance, the bag has an inner divider and a handy stash pocket inside to keep things tidy. Its compact and lightweight nature keep your essentials on-the-go. The bag also features custom Byrd Hardware throughout.
The bag retails for $50 and is available at Byrdhair.com. And while you’re at it, check out their entire line of quality hairdo products like Byrd Pomade in classic, matte, and light formulas for the proper look of a well kempt man.
[Link: Byrd Hairdo Products]
Pro-Tec’s how-to video series Technique brings in one of the biggest style tricks in the world from a skater with the biggest style as Christian Hosoi explains the subtle skills involved in the Smith Grind. Maybe we’ll finally have the sack to
Scion has created a new touring vehicle (party van) for Riley Hawk. It’s got a load of retro flavor including a working 8-Track stereo and full shag carpet and looks to be a one-of-a-kind xB for certain, according to a story on Carbuzz.com. Kind of makes us want to blast a little Nebula just to get in the mood.