Kennedy Charged In Maigetter’s Death

by The Editors on February 7, 2018

Pro skateboarder Cory Kennedy has been formally charged with “vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and reckless driving” in the death of Preston Maigetter on August 30, 2017 by King County Prosecutors, according to a story in the Vashon Beachcomber.

The incident report states that several empty beer cans were in the back seat. Initially, Kennedy claimed that he had had just one drink hours earlier, but a portable breath test showed a blood alcohol content (BAC) of just over .10 and inconsistent with that statement. A blood test drawn three hours after the crash showed his BAC was approximately .099 and consistent with being higher than .11 within two hours of the collision and well over the legal limit of .08.

Kennedy’s arraignment is scheduled for February 14, 2018 in Seattle, Washington’s King County courthouse. Our thoughts are with both families and their friends.

[Link: Vashon Beachcomber]

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Pro-Tec Is Like 45 Years Old

by The Editors on January 24, 2018

Pro-Tec is celebrating 45 years in business this year with a return to San Diego an expanded helmet line, a new range of snow helmets, and a collaboration with Volcom.

Pro-Tec relocated from San Clemente to join Sector 9 Skateboard Co., another brand under the Bravo Sports Corp. Specialty Division, in the new San Diego headquarters. The move reflects the company’s commitment to its core market and marks a company promise to support and protect riders with proven and innovative products that professionals and beginners from around the world rely on every day.

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Reminder: Backyard Pools Are Cools

by The Editors on January 18, 2018

Thanks, OJ Wheels. We needed that.


Bam Margera Goes Back To Rehab

by The Editors on January 16, 2018

With all this news about Bam Margera having a baby, then getting arrested, and then getting shipped off to rehab with a little help from Element’s Johnny Scillereff, the datapoint that keeps tripping us up is this — it was Bam’s first DUI!


Marc McKee To The Nines

by The Editors on January 9, 2018

Marc McKee is one of the nicest, most modest, talented visual artists ever to grace the skateboard industry. And when you check out some of the graphics he created during the 90s glory days of World Industries that can be a bit of a mind slip because his artwork stirred it up so hard. But just click play and let him tell you all about Big Brother magazine, how he created Flameboy, Wet WillyDevil man, and so much more.

Oh, and for some background on The Nine Club, click here for a great interview on Jenkem.


The Tony Hawk Foundation Holiday Card

by The Editors on December 22, 2017

Happy Holidays from the Tony Hawk Foundation. They do so much for skateboarding around the world, if you’d like to help them in their mission to build quality skateparks in low income communities (among other things), then please click here to make a donation.

[Link: The Tony Hawk Foundation]


Vans Pro Skate AVE’s Rapidweld Pro Lite

by The Editors on December 19, 2017

Vans is celebration the holidays by spotlighting the AVE Rapidweld Pro Lite. The look good, don’t they?

The AV Rapidweld Pro Lite offers an advanced stitchless upper construction, providing a more durable and flexible panel that eliminates seam bursts and prolongs the life of the shoe overall. The AV Rapidweld Pro Lite achieves long lasting durability while still reducing the weight of the shoe. Utilizing Vans’ polyurethane-based Ultracush HD sockliner to keep the foot close to the board, the construction won’t pack out over time—providing the highest level of impact cushioning for which Vans is known. To complete the ultralight masterpiece, the AV Rapidweld Pro Lite employs Vans’ Duracap reinforced uppers, and Vans’ iconic original Waffle outsole.

The AVE Rapidweld Pro Lite comes in two brand new holiday colors and if you order them today, you can get them in time for Christmas.

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Karl Watson Writes A Children’s Book

by The Editors on December 12, 2017

It won’t arrive in time for Christmas, but Karl Watson’s new kids book (illustrated by Henry Jones) might be the perfect late January gift for they kids you know. Titled, My First Skateboard, the book tells the story of how skateboarding can change the world.

After 30 years of skateboarding in San Francisco and around the world professional skater, Karl Watson, wrote this children’s book in hopes of inspiring future generations to become skateboarders.

You can pre-order it now, and get it in January by clicking the link.

[Link: My First Skateboard via Vice]


Idaho Skate Shop Owner Could Face Prison

by The Editors on December 12, 2017

Darin “D’Beau” Black, 46, the owner of the DeckadencE skateboard shop in Pocatello, Idaho could be up for 20 years in prison on charges stemming from a fight that happened in the alley beside his shop at 3 AM on September 16, 2017, according to a story in the Idaho State Journal.

Black was charged in connection to an altercation that involved five men attacking two other people in an alleyway near his skateboard shop on West Center Street. The attack left two people stabbed and ended when Black allegedly opened fire on two of the five attackers.

According to Black’s attorney the shop owner was acting in self defense. According to the Journal, “Black is back in court for a pretrial conference in February with a trial date currently set for March 13, 2018.”

[Link: Idaho State Journal]


Altamont Welcomes Dakota Servold

by The Editors on December 12, 2017

Altamont is proud to announce that Dakota Servold has joined their skate team. To celebrate this addition, they’ve partnered with Dakota’s board sponsor Foundation Skateboards to release two custom skate decks featuring the same Clay Halling artwork as his two new Altamont collaboration tees. We call that synergy.