Skateboarding

Huston, Baker Take 2017 SLS Super Crown

by The Editors on September 15, 2017

The Street League Skateboarding (SLS) Nike SB World Tour landed at USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles on Friday September 15, 2017, with Nyjah Huston and Lacey Baker  taking the wins. On the men’s side Shane O’Neill and Kelvin Hoefler finished second and third. For the official word from the SLS, including results, please follow the jump.
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New Vans Crockett Pro 2 Colorways

by The Editors on September 5, 2017

Vans Pro Skate has launched Gilbert Crockett’s second signature model in all new fall colors. It’s like a September trip through Vermont, but for your feet.

Now available in Gun Metal/Gum and White/Black, the Vans Crockett Pro 2 boasts a new and improved outsole that utilizes the performance advancements of Vans Wafflecup technology, providing the premium support and board feel demanded by skateboarders everywhere—the best of both worlds.

For the official word from Vans, please follow the jump.

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RIP: Preston Maigetter

by The Editors on September 1, 2017

The skate world lost a great human when Preston Maigetter, a staff filmer for Thrasher Magazinewas killed in a single car collision on Vashon Island, Washington the evening of August 30, 2017.

The driver of the car, pro skater Cory Kennedy, 26, was arrested on Thursday morning, August 31, 2017 on suspicion of vehicular homicide, according to a story in the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber. Kennedy was released on Friday pending a charging decision.

An early Thursday morning press release from the King County Sheriff’s office stated that just before 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, a homeowner in the area near where Bank Road turns into Thorsen Road, heard a “loud crash” in front of his residence. When sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene, they found a single-vehicle accident where a car had collided with a guardrail and tree — authorities believe Kennedy may have failed to negotiate the sharp curve.

Maigetter leaves behind a wife and two kids. He was 45. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of everyone involved. 

[Link: Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber and Thrasher Magazine]

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Finally A Hermès Skateboard

by The Editors on August 17, 2017

. . . you know, to go with your Hermès Apple Watch.

As befitting a brand that specialises in discreet, exceptionally expensive subversion, French fashion house Hermès has unveiled a collection of skateboards and longboards. In the same vein as Chanel’s snowboard and Saint Laurent’s stiletto-roller skates (although, admittedly, the latter are just for show), the Hermès skateboard takes an item straight from the street and gives it a luxury makeover.

And it only costs $3,000. Thanks we’d rather roll a Penny.

[Link: Time]

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Agenda Adds Live Music To The Mix

by The Editors on July 18, 2017

We didn’t attend Agenda. In fact, we haven’t been to one of the shows for what seems like years now (2014 it seems), but truth up, no one called to say they missed us so guess we’re all good. Luckily, LA Weekly went this year so we got the word on this year’s summer Agenda show from an outside source. Which is a good thing every once in a while.

Here’s a sample of what LA Weekly’s Ivan Fernandez had to share:

The layout was such that everyone had to walk through the pop-up shops area first before arriving to either music stage. That’s probably why most of the people arriving to watch the Beat Junkies were dressed in new shirts branded with cartoon characters, or sporting new pairs of limited-edition kicks imported from Japan, or strapped with giant novelty backpacks large enough to carry three average-sized toddlers.

Kind of bummed we missed Tyler. . . again, but don’t think we missed much else. Click the link for the rest. 

[Link: LA Weekly]

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SFPD Loves Some Dolores Hill Bomb

by The Editors on July 13, 2017

When you think of all the crime going down in the city of San Francisco on July 11, 2017 it’s good to know that the San Francisco Police Department would allow so many of their officers to hang out a catch all the action at Dolores Park.

[Link: SFist]

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Ed Templeton’s Home Tour With TG

by The Editors on July 12, 2017

It’s home tour time with Ed Templeton, but please don’t go to his house and steal any of his stuff now that you know exactly where it is because that would be so not nice. Ya dig?

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Protec At Born Free 2017 Vert Demo

by The Editors on July 12, 2017

Yeah, there’s some retro motorcycles up in this piece, but it’s also got Steve Cabellero and Christian Hosoi so we’re willing to sit through the vroom vroom nonsense for a little bit of vert.

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Tommy Guerrero & Ed Templeton Part 3

by The Editors on July 12, 2017

We lagged pretty hard on this one, but just so we have it up for posterity here is part three of Tommy Guerrero’s interview with amazingly talented Huntington Beach Pier walker Ed Templeton.

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CJ Olivares New CEO of SLS’s ETN

by The Editors on June 22, 2017

Street League Skateboarding’s video on demand channel ETN got a serious boost on June 22, 2017 when it was announced that Fuel TV founder CJ Olivares would be the new CEO.

“Finding an executive like CJ to lead the business into the next chapter is like finding a unicorn,” said SLS founder and Chairman of the Board Rob Dyrdek. “There are no other people I know that have run a global channel of the magnitude that he has with the unique programming mix of skateboarding, live events, and irreverent original shows. He is a perfect fit to take ETN to the next level and developing SLS into the future.”

This seems like a perfect fit. No one in action sports television has done a better job of bridging the gap between TV execs and skateboarders than Olivares and he seems happy about this new chapter.

“Taking the helm of ETN Media is an amazing opportunity to continue to build a game-changing platform that can engage and entertain skateboarding audiences around the world. The team’s early efforts to create original, must-see programming have already struck a chord with a global fan base and this is just the beginning.” Olivares continues, ”In terms of SLS, there is an exciting opportunity for continued international expansion on the road to skateboarding’s debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.”

We’re looking forward to seeing what Olivares can pull together this time around. For the official word from SLS, please follow the jump.

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