Join Dave B and the old school Blockhead Skateboards crew in Oceanside, California on Saturday night November 7, 2015 for their 30th Anniversary Reunion Party Art Show. The party will features classic photos by Grant Brittain, O, Spike Jonze, Michael Blanchard, Steve Sherman, Mark Waters, Tobin Yelland, Hunter Kimball, Luke Ogden, Christian Kline and more, plus the art of Ron Cameron, Dave Bergthold, Ron Lemon, Andy Jenkins, and Jeremy Wray.
Tillman, the action sporting English bull dog who showed the world how much fun a dog could have on boards of all kinds, died Tuesday October 27, 2015, according to a story on NBC News. He was 10 years old (or 70 in dog years).
“He was my best friend, my brother and my shadow, and when it was show time, it was amazing. He made millions and millions of people smile throughout the world,” owner Ron Davis said of his pooch. “He was a little 60-pound butterball of inspiration for a lot of people.”
Tillman’s original Youtube video has been viewed over 20 million times and he was the star on an early Apple iPhone commercial. He will be missed.
All around transition wizard Curren Caples has been “voted” on to Nixon’s global gang of wrist jewelry wearers.
“Curren brings a refreshing style to going big and he makes the hardest tricks look easy,” said Tony Hawk. “I’m honored to be on the same team as him.” . . . Curren’s devotion to skateboarding began when he was very young with him earning a spot onto the legendary Flip Skateboards team at the age of 13 and then turning pro two years ago. An impressive transitional skater, Curren’s style is heavily influenced by his formative years growing up in the coastal community of Ventura, CA and his time spent surfing.
For the official word from Nixon, please follow the jump.
Cherokee Global Brands, the fashion giant who licenses Tony Hawk’s name for apparel has announced that they’ve signed a new deal that will see a “broad assortment of Tony Hawk® signature apparel, accessory and footwear categories for young men’s and boy’s sizes 4-20” roll into Canadian Walmart stores. Here are Tony’s thoughts on the deal:
“I’ve worked closely with the team at Cherokee Global Brands to create a launch plan appropriate for the number one retailer in Canada. In my many visits to Canada on skate tours, I am consistently humbled by the response that Canadians have given to me, the Tony Hawk brand and skateboarding in general. I will be fully committed to the success of this launch through my social media, marketing, and appearances. It’s going to be a great ride!”
Indeed. Walmart Canada has 395 stores and more than 1.2 million customers each day. Cha-China!
Shaun White just upped his LA real estate game with brand new $6.4 million home in “Los Angeles’s heavily celebrified Outpost Estates,” according to a story in Variety.
The approximately 4,500-square-foot house, a boxy but still sleek and architecturally masculine interplay of poured concrete, horizontally applied wood siding, and dramatic expanses of glass, features five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and a glass-doored side-facing two-car garage.
Oh, those Hollywood nights, in those Hollywood Hills. . . above all the lights. . . (how’s that for an ancient reference?) Have to say, we totally approve of Señor Blanco’s real estate choices. For interior photos and a look at the view, click the link.
Not sure we’ve ever seen anyone work so hard at something as Grayson Fletcher has worked at skateboarding. He didn’t have to, no one forced him, yet as a kid he was always out there doing it — over and over and over. For a guy whose opportunities for distraction were infinite, he stayed focused. It appears nothing has changed. Gnarly.
Last Sunday (October 11, 2015) the Tony Hawk Foundation took over Ron Burkle’s Green Acres Estate in Beverly Hills for the 12th Annual Stand Up For Skateparks benefit. The day included performances by The Vandals, DJ Z-Trip and appearances by some of Mr. Hawk’s celebrity friends including: Anthony Kiedis, Perry Farrell, David Spade, Johnny Knoxville, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Fred Durst, Sarah Chalke, Verne Troyer, and many others.
Tony Hawk’s Stand Up For Skateparks benefit is a family-friendly action-sports carnival that included games, food, and live and silent auctions with unique items and experiences. All proceeds from the event will support the Tony Hawk Foundation’s mission to empower youth through the creation of free, quality, public skateparks in low-income communities throughout the U.S., and Internationally with programs that enrich the lives of youth through skateboarding. Since launching in 2004, the annual Stand Up For Skateparks benefit has raised over $9.3-million dollars to benefit the Tony Hawk Foundation.
As further entertainment Tony Hawk, Elliot Sloan, Lizzie Armanto, Allysha Bergado, Evan Doherty, Paul-Luc Ronchetti, Andy Macdonald, Simon Tabron, Coco Zurita, Kevin Staab, and Mat Hoffman dazzled the crowd on Tony’s 13-foot vert ramp.For the official word from the Tony Hawk Foundation, please follow the jump.