Skateboarding

Tech Nerd Tony Hawk’s Favorite Gear

by The Editors on October 12, 2016

The fact that Tony Hawk was and is a nerd has long been an industry secret that no one really talked about, but now he’s sharing it with the world. Witness this. . .

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Thunder Trucks Goes Road Trippin’

by The Editors on October 11, 2016

Jamie Foy, Zion Wright, Robbie Brockel, Tyson Bowerbank, Jack Olson and Corey Millett on the road from Denver to Salt Lake City. There’s a lot between those two towns and Thunder Trucks is gonna show us.

[Link: Thunder Trucks]

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Brian Anderson Does Playboy

by The Editors on October 5, 2016

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Yes, the Brian Anderson is gay story that started out on Vice, then lit up the New York Times is now on Playboy thanks to an interview with BA by Rob Brink. And don’t worry — Playboy don’t do nudes no more.

[Link: Playboy]

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Smith Ends Cross Country Skateboard Trip

by The Editors on September 30, 2016

jacksmithMorro Bay Skateboard Museum owner Jack Smith, 59,  has called off his “ride an electric skateboard across America” fundraising effort after rolling through only two states in seven days, according to a story the San Luis Obispo Tribune.

Jack Smith had planned to become the first person to ride an electric skateboard across the country, when he left on his trip two weeks ago from Florence, Oregon. . . After traveling for seven days, however, he ended his journey on Sept. 21 in Mountain Home, Idaho, about 45 miles from Boise, out of fear he might be hit by a passing vehicle.

Don’t think it would have taken us seven days on the road to figure that out, but then we haven’t skateboarded across the country four times like Smith has.

[Link: San Luis Obispo Tribune]

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THPS Special Tricks In Real Life

by The Editors on September 30, 2016

[Link: Sploid]

 

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Daan Van Der Linden Is Committed

by The Editors on September 30, 2016

People sometimes ask how it is that skateboarders end up being so extremely successful. Our answer is always one word: commitment. Good skateboarders learn to do things over and over until they get it right and they don’t care about anything but success. Here, let Daan Van Der Linden show you what we mean.

[Link: Spitfire Wheels]

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That Brian Anderson Video You Should Watch

by The Editors on September 28, 2016

Yes, this is the video that everyone has been talking about, praising, and holding up. “My name is Brian Anderson. I’m a professional skateboarder. And we are here to talk about the fact that I am gay.”

Watch, listen, learn. Oh, and nice job, Reda.

[Link: Vice Sports]

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NikeSB App Rolls Into Retirement

by The Editors on September 28, 2016

nikesb_appscrnIn an “service update” email sent today (September 28, 2016) to users of the NikeSB skateboarding app the company says they will be retiring the iOS social sharing skateboarding app on November 1, 2016 to “make way for their newest services.” They offered the following advice for users who would still like to get up with NikeSB.

In place of using the SB App to upload your clips, now you can get your clips spotted on Instagram.
1. Upload your videos to Instagram
2. Tag @nikesb and use the hashtag #CheckMeSB
3. Have a chance to be featured on our Nike SB channelsIn addition, we will continue to serve you with first access to SB product, videos and events through the Nike+ App.

We haven’t used the app in a while, but remember it being pretty solid when it launched in 2013. Guess we’ll have to wait and see if  they’ve got something better coming up. Seems it’s still open season in the hunt for a “Strava for skateboarding” app. Better get on it.

 

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The Blockhead Skateboards Story

by The Editors on September 26, 2016

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As part of The Hundreds’ “Garage Brands” series Anthony Pappalardo (the writer) recounts the story of Dave Bergthold and Blockhead Skateboards. It is a good story of skateboarding, Sacramento, and staying true to a dream no matter what.

“I wanted to work in skateboarding, because that’s all I cared about,” he said. “Skateboarding was absolutely fucking dead at that point,” he [Bergthold] said of the industry landscape of the industry in 1985. “There were magazines and there was a scene, but you could count the number of skateboard companies on your fingers and toes. I was working delivering pizzas and saved up about $3,000. I ended up buying a batch of boards—about 60 decks total, because that’s what they [Uncle Wiggly] could make a day. I decided I needed an ad in Thrasher, so people would take me seriously. I don’t remember how much it cost, but it had to be around $800, so I spent almost a quarter of my budget just on this one ad.”

Thanks to his dedication Dave B. is still working in skateboarding and you can still buy a Blockhead skateboard. For a better understanding of why this is such a good thing, read the rest of the interview by clicking the link.

[Link: The Hundreds]

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Skateline Gary Is Still Blowing Up

by The Editors on September 20, 2016

It’s been a long time, but Gary is still at it with the Skateline NBD, mixing up talk of hookers, Jesus, and skateboarding. As usual, he has all the bases covered.

[Link: Thrasher]

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