In speaking about his partnership with Penny and the “Hammerhead” graphic, Hosoi says that it came about when he was a young kid with big dreams wanting to do something outside of the box. “I was wanting to be an individual, creative, artistic entity. Skateboarding is art, mixed with what we love to do….and that’s where determination…(and) motivation comes from, it comes from a place where you do it because you love it. Not because you’re going to get something from it, but because you’re going to give back to it.”
Asher Bradshaw, the 9-year-old skateboarding wunderkinder has kind of blown the whole 900 thing up by landing it at his age. Say what you will about underground baby racing, but this is truly impressive.
Follow the jump for the official Camp Woodward version of this record breaking spin. [click to continue…]
Want to hang out with Hollywood celebrities, rock stars, and legends of skateboarding at a Beverly Hills mansion while at the same time helping to raise money for the Tony Hawk Foundation’s legendary work to build skateboard parks? Then the 11th Annual Standup For Skateparks event is the perfect place for you. Planned for September 21, 2014, this “action-sports carnival” promises to be a good time for a great cause. If you’d like to reserve tickets just click here to email Lily Schwimmer, but be careful. They are spend spend.
Robbie Brockel, Davis Torgerson and Jack Olson serve up some good, old fashioned Wrecking Crew action in the ditches of the great American Southwest. Kinda makes you wanna hit the road to flash flood country, doesn’t it?
The launch of the new Vans.com site has even Steve Van Doren looking a little confused. Luckily, Vans President Kevin Bailey has a good handle on it:
“It was imperative going into the new site development that we merge Vans storytelling and brand content while showcasing all of our product categories in the most comprehensive way for our consumers,” Bailey said. “The new Vans.com allows consumers to engage with our brand, find the product they want and from there, locate a store, buy online or purchase however they choose.”
Here’s a normal clip of an average old guy throwing down ten tricks on the mini at Camp Woodward. What is special about this edit (aside from the blunts) is that the skater, Bret Anthony Johnston, is the director of creative writing at Harvard and his debut novel (Remember Me Like This) just dropped on May 13, 2014.
Now, watch that edit again. Yep, Johnston may be the best literary fiction writing skateboard professor in the world. If that isn’t enough reason for you to check out his book, then here’s a review from the Washington Post. Oh, and both John Irving and Tom Perrotta liked Remember Me Like This as well. If you know them, then you know.
We’ve been trying to figure out why we like Madars Apse’s web series It’s A Mad World, and all we can come up with is that it’s fun to see America through the eyes of someone from Eurolandia. Seriously. In this episode (we don’t know the number) Madars heads to the American Southwest and enjoys some of the most spectacular views the world has on offer. ..oh, and there’s some skating, too.
Boston Celtics managing partner Wyc Grousbeck, left, stands with venture capitalist Bob Higgins, center, and team co-owner Mark Wan.
When Rob Dyrdek discovered he had “maxed out on. . . resources” for his Street League Skateboarding franchise, he did what businessmen have been doing for years: he looked for some new money. He found it in the form of $4 to $5 million dollars from Causeway Media Partners. They’ve owned the Boston Celtics since 2002 and they’re looking to expand into other sports, according to a story in the Telegram.
”Skateboarding’s not a very expensive sport to pick up. It doesn’t require you be a part of a team,” said Causeway co-founder Mark Wan, who is also a part-owner in the Celtics and the San Francisco 49ers. ”That’s one of the goals of street league is to make this really accessible.”
See, if Dyrdek can get enough people flowing money into his project now then he’ll be able to make a big exit later while things are still on the up. That’s how business works. For the rest of the story, click the link.
Marcus Crossland, the Florida skate dad who decided to help his six-year-old son get over fear of the vert ramp by surprise kicking him off the coping appeared on NBC’s Today Show this morning to apologize and explain his “bonehead decision.” He says the repercussions from the video caused him to lose his job and now the family is thinking about moving.