Chris Cole Skateboarding Outside

by The Editors on April 9, 2014

Chris Cole knows that sometimes it’s a good idea to leave the Street League arena and skateboard outside. He also knows Thunder Trucks. You know?

[Link: Thunder Trucks]


John Steele’s Teenagers From Mars

by The Editors on April 3, 2014

Teenagers FmHandplant skateboard shop in Laguna Beach, California is presenting a collection of “strictly skate derived” art from Jon Steele titled Teenagers From Mars on April 5, 2014.

Jon Steele is a renaissance man, writer, artist, photographer, skater, surfer, wanderer; his past and present work has taken him all over the world including China, Guatemala, New York, the Galapagos as well as many other spots and working with great and amazing athletes and talent. Its been non stop traveling, producing art and shooting photos and video closely with the Sector9 surf and skate team, XGames/ESPN site, surfing, skate and SUP magazines and websites as well as many more companies. . .”I like the fact that skateboarding was an outlaw activity growing up as a kid and I’m blessed to have gone through that period in time of skating,” says Steele. “I think ‘Teenagers from Mars’ is a show that shows the fun and outlaw side of skateboarding and being different growing up then others. I would have never thought that a piece of wood with some wheels on it would have taken me all over the world.”

Teenagers From Mars show opens April 5, 2014 at 7 PM. Handplant is located at 1025 South Coast Highway, in Laguna Beach, California.


Going Down To Cowtown Live

by The Editors on April 3, 2014

Phxam-Ad-20141[2]If it’s April 2014 then that means it’s time for the 13th Annual PHXAM contest and live webcast presented by Vans.

Cowtown’s 13th annual PHXAM contest presented by Vans returns this weekend, April 5 and 6 at the Desert West Skateboard Plaza in Phoenix, Arizona just north of the I-10 on 67th Ave. Today’s top amateur skateboarders from across the globe including Vans Ams Kyle Walker, Rowan Zorilla, John Fitzgerald, and many more will compete for more than $8,500 in cash, prizes, glory and the thrill of victory. The Official PHXAM After Party tops off the event with DEATH, The Allah-Las, Dam-Funk and more on Saturday night at The Pressroom.

For the official word (including all manner of “watch and win” promotional contests) follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Russ Pope At Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow

by The Editors on April 2, 2014

Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow presents Russ Pope + Neil Blender = Baggage Claim Opening Reception, Saturday , April 5th, 2014 : 6-9PM.

AR4T is located at 1175 South Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, California.

[Link: AR4T]


Vans + Independent = OG Collection

by The Editors on April 2, 2014

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These two brands have been showing up on the same people for decades, so it’s fitting that Vans and Independent Truck Company are collaborating on an exclusive apparel and footwear collection.

As original manufacturers in skateboarding, these two brands share an influential heritage deeply rooted in the early days of skating’s genesis as well as current team riders from Amateur to Legendary such as Gilbert Crockett, Anthony Van Engelen, Geoff Rowley, Tony Trujillo, Andrew Allen, Curren Caples, Daniel Lutheran, Dustin Dollin, Elijah Berle, Jason Dill, Omar Hassan, Pedro Barros, Christian Hosoi, Jeff Grosso, John Cardiel, Ray Barbee, Steve Caballero and Tony Alva. Hailing from Santa Cruz, Independent has offered skateboarding hardwoods since the late 70’s, providing the functional equipment that hardcore skaters rely on to this day.

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


Penny Fades Into New Deck Release

by The Editors on April 2, 2014

612X612Byp[6]Penny gets into a three-way with their latest skateboard release, and they look pretty swell.

Inspired by surfboard art and by the creative mind of one passionate Penny follower, the new Fades series combines the best of both Penny worlds: fabulous, vibrant colors, and the beach lifestyle that underpins the essence of the Penny brand. The new Fades series offer a unique addition to the already widely diverse stable of color options. . . Each board across the collection mixes three perfectly complementary color combinations in an ombre effect that fades across the board. . . Global Marketing Manager Jay Baikie said, “The new Fades series has come about through the power of social media and our ability to connect with our customers by really tapping into what they’re asking for.”

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


Camp Woodward Joins The April Fools

by The Editors on April 1, 2014

Woodward West is going full street this summer and we’ve got all the details right here. . .


Gary Vanyerchuk To Keynote Skate Summit

by The Editors on March 27, 2014


The IASC today announced that VanyerMedia’s Gary Vanyerchuk will be presenting the keynote address at the 2014 IASC Skateboarding Summit May 14-16, 2014 at the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel in beautiful downtown Costa Mesa, California.

“Gary’s passion for his business and entrepreneurial spirit directly translates to everyone that works in our industry,” says Josh Friedberg, Executive Director of IASC. “The fact he has built up a following of smart marketers from within skateboarding is a testament to the universal strength of the information he shares and the strategies he lives and breathes.”

We guarantee that attending this keynote will leave you entertained, enlightened, inspired, and maybe even annoyed, but don’t let that stop you. Oh, and the event will also host the 2014 Skateboarding Hall of Fame induction of Gregg Carroll, Jim Muir, Steve Olson, Lance Mountain, Natas Kaupas, Laurie Turner DeMott and Ellen Oneal Deason. Yes, that Ellen Oneal. So you won’t want to miss that either.

For the official word from the IASC follow the jump.

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Danny Way Starts Racing Cars, Too

by The Editors on March 25, 2014

Way_rallySkateboarding legend Danny Way will apparently be following DC Shoe co co-founder Ken Block’s automobile racing tracks this week as Way drops in on rallycross racing  in “a Suzuki Swift at the first round of the British Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill,”  according to a story on The Checkered Flag.

Way, X Games Gold Medalist for both Big Air and MegaRail and Multiple World Record Holder. . . His new target is to to challenge himself further in the direction of rallycross. With his ultimate goal being the FIA World Rallycross Championship.

What is a Suzuki Swift anyway? It has been said that cars are the biggest reason kids give up skateboarding after they turn 16. Guess some kids just get a later start than others. We have no doubt that Way will be winning races in no time. The dude is gifted.

[Link: The Checkered Flag]


Paul Hart Packs A Minute

by The Editors on March 24, 2014

Paul Hart is on the grind for Venture Trucks with one packed minute. Damn. How does he fold time like that?