Eagle, Idaho’s Proof Eyewear has dropped their 2013 Spring/Summer collection and some of the frames are fashioned from “repurposed skateboard decks” and the multicolored layers look smooth.
The Bud sunglass (shown above) is a modern classic shaped frame. The Bud is part of the Skateboard collection which is handcrafted and assembled from 5 ply canadian maple skateboard decks. This unique skateboard construction makes them very durable and one of a kind. Each frame is hand polished and coated with a water/sweat protective seal.
Wonder how easy these are to focus when you just can’t land? Either way, they look pretty good. Check ‘em out on Proof’s website.
[Link: Proof Eyewear]
We learned our lesson years ago about saying anything about the Battles at the Berrics until Steve and Eric say it’s okay. So, with that said, be sure to click the link for all the coverage from this weekend’s Battle 6. It will blow your mind three times. Yes, and the Wall Street Journal even blogged it again.
[Link: The Berrics]
The pendant measures just under 1.5″ and comes with an adjustable black cotton cord. 25% of the proceeds from sales benefit MusiCares’ Map Fund providing financial and supportive assistance for music people in need of addiction recovery services.
It was a strange day to be indoors in LA, but that’s where Dylan Williams was on Sunday, June 2, 2013, when he won The Damn Am Los Angeles. For complete results, follow the jump.
Yes, Sewa Kroetkov’s manuals are so solid you could build a house of cards between his feet. If you wanna check out the rest of the Venture Trucks complete summer drop click the link. Otherwise, back to whatever it was you were doing.
[Link: Venture Trucks]
Ipath VP of Marketing, Kristin Cusic, says, “Ipath is in a great spot as a footwear brand and we have an opportunity to re-build our initiatives from the ground up. Bringing Chris on to help with that process was a strategic move that relies on his history and 20 plus years of experience in the skateboarding industry.”
Pastras says he’s “happy to be a part of [iPath's] mission.” For the official word from iPath follow the jump. Continue reading ‘Chris Pastras Gets On The Right iPath’
We’re pretty sure this isn’t the first time a skateboarder has been hit from behind by a cougar and then run for his life, but it may be the first time a skater has used his board in an real mountain lion attack.
According to a story on the CBC, that’s exactly what happened to a skater in Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Parks Canada officials are out with tracking dogs to collect droppings and try to find the cougar. They say they have spoken with a man who says he fought off a cougar attack with his skateboard. . . ”They say they have confirmed that a man was knocked down by a cougar in that area Thursday but he swung his skateboard at the animal, causing it to back off,” said Bill Hunt, a resource conservation specialist with Banff National Park.
The man didn’t originally report the attack because he thought it might have been illegal to hit the animal with his skateboard. Which is odd, because all the guys we know who’ve hit cougars weren’t usually worried about the law, they were scared someone would see them with the beast the next morning.
[Editors' Note: Thank you to everyone who sent us a link to this story. It has been the number one most contributed story in our history. Which isn't saying a lot, but it's definitely saying something.]
[Link: CBC News]
Tony Hawk is back at it again. As he does every year he’s asking (yes, asking) people to hit up the Tony Hawk Foundation for free money (up to $25,000) to be used for building skateboard parks. There is a catch: eligible parks must serve at-risk youth in low-income communities. And he’s done a lot of this.
Having awarded more than 500 grants since 2002 to skatepark projects in all 50 states, the Tony Hawk Foundation has seen 80% of the skateparks it’s helped fund open and begin serving almost 13,000 youth daily. In addition to its domestic Grant Program, the Tony Hawk Foundation has also provided critical Technical Assistance to thousands of skatepark projects around the world. In many instances, the foundation’s Technical Assistance has helped communities avoid costly mistakes and delays. Tony Hawk Foundation staff assisted over 1,000 communities in 2012 alone.
The Tony Hawk Foundation is doing great things in this world. To find out how you can help support, or apply for some funding for a skateboard park in your neighborhood follow the jump. One more thing: applications must be turned in by July 1, 2013 to be considered.
World Industries has just dropped a new line of Plyagra decks that feature North American maple veneers with a carbon fiber inlay in the top layer to help the boards say stiffer and stronger for longer.
If you’re facing embarrassing performance anxiety the Plyagra just might be the right board for you. They apparently work for Andrew Cannon. Plyagra decks are currently available in fine independent skateboarding shops for $59.95, but we don’t know how long they’ll last.
“SUPRA has always been a design driven brand,” said Scott Bailey, ONE Distribution’s CEO, “and Brandon’s commitment to pushing design make him uniquely suited to lead our young team. Bringing Brandon back home to Southern California after years of experience with some major footwear brands is something we’re really proud of.”
For the official word from Supra follow the jump.