Hey kids, Uncle Tony’s got a great new toy for you to beg for this christmas. It’s by the people who gave us vibrating bugs and remote control spider bots — Hexbug. Can we really skate better than Tony Hawk? Hey! It did help answer this recent question: how does Tony keep the brand rolling? This is just one way. Follow the jump for the official word from Hexbug. [click to continue…]
Lib Tech Skate’s 2nd annual Lords of Seatown skate contest and Marginal Way Skatepark benefit raised over $2500 to help locals finish a new section of this iconic DIY skateboard masterpiece. Oh, and Phil Hansen won a $1000 first prize. Winner winner. . .
[Link: Lib Tech Skate]
Eswic President Jimmy Arrighi is happy to announces that Eswic has signed a Canadian distribution agreement with Ultimate Distribution for exclusive representation in the Great White North.
“We are excited about our new relationship with Ultimate Distribution. It’s a great opportunity to expand Eswic in the Canadian market,” said Jimmy Arrighi, Eswic President. “Ultimate Distribution has strong relationships with key retailers which has given them a track record of success in Canada. They are going to be a great sales and distribution partner in that region and valued member of our team.”
For the official word from Eswic, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
World Industries continues its zombie brand march through the industry with the announcement today (September 10, 2014) that all its assets and trademarks have been purchased from Seven Wells LLC by the Kent, Washington based Golden Viking Sports for an undisclosed amount.
For those not familiar with Golden Viking, the company currently markets and distributes footwear brands like Diadora and Hot Wheels, among others. They also own Capix helmets and zombie snowboard brand M3. Remember them?
Going forward, Golden Viking Sports will continue to aggressively build on the business that World Industries created, and will re-launch the World and Flameboy vs. Wet Willy brands in the core footwear category in Spring 2015. Other products will follow soon thereafter. U.S. distribution for the World Industries labels will include the family footwear channel as well as select sports specialty stores and online retailers.
For the official word from Golden Viking, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Boarding for Breast Cancer has a new mobile app for iPhone and Android that helps women help themselves when it comes to health.
Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) wants you to be your own biggest health advocate by downloading the free B4BC App for Apple and Android devices today. The recently released mobile app allows you to set a personalized automatic reminder to help you maintain your monthly Breast Self-Exam (BSE), one of the most effective means for early detection of breast cancer. And for those who aren’t sure of the proper technique, the Check One, Two® guide provides a step-by-step tutorial on how to perform your own BSE. . . For the active girl on the go, the app has the latest B4BC info with updates on B4BC programs and events, plus tons of health and wellness content by B4BC’s contributors and team riders including pro snowboarders Elena Hight, Jamie Anderson, Kimmy Fasani, Megan Pischke; pro surfers Sage Erickson, Malia Manuel, Courtney Conlogue and more.
What’s good for breasts is always good for us. For the official word from B4BC, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Vice Films (yeah, those Capitalist hipsters whose company is now valued at $2.5 billion) is releasing a documentary on the downfall of the extremely talented skateboarding brothers Tas and Ben Pappas.
Utilizing archives of footage taken throughout the brothers’ lives through to the present day, paired with interviews with other legendary skateboarding stars, All This Mayhem chronicles the brothers’ meteoric rise to number one and two in the world and the heartbreaking personal and professional story that ensued. . . FilmBuff and VICE Films will release the film theatrically in select markets, and on all leading On Demand platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Google Play, XBOX Video, and Sony PlayStation on September 9th.
We’d like to think of this as a cautionary tale, but it always seems like the fucks ups get all the media play. For the official word from Vice, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Spitfire’s Tyson Bowerbank, Jack Olson, Tristan Funkhouser, and Jonathon Reese in the streets for the Keeping the Underground Lit Fall ‘14 release.
[Link: Spitfire Wheels]
Tony Hawk has always been a fan of that action camera. But he doesn’t GoPro. No, no, no. He Sony Action Cams. And this is the first little video of Mr. Hawk’s Life On The Road.
Eli Reed makes getting head whipped look like a dream ticket to hottie heaven in this short Diamond Supply Co. viral video attempt at the Playboy Mansion. Hey, we fell for it. Why not? In other news, apparently the Playboy bunnies have names, too: Kayla Collins, Ashley Doris, Carly Lauren, Crystal McCahill, Jaslyn Ome, Tiffany Toth, and Dani Mathers. PS: we’re not even getting into this video’s other sponsor.
Marginal Way DIY Skatepark will be host to Lib Tech’s Lords of Seatown on Sunday, September 14, 2014. The event which is a mix of skate jam, bbq, and fund raiser will be collection funds for the Marginal Way Skatepark Association.
Lib Tech is putting up $2000 in cash ($1000 1st / $500 2nd / $300 3rd + $200 for random acts of rawness) for the Open category, as well as getting the fundraiser off to a good start with a $1000 donation! Other categories such as Groms, Grrrls & Gramps/Old Guys will compete for prizes from our amazing sponsors. . . $20 entry fee includes BBQ lunch, drink and a raffle ticket. We are capping the entrants at 50.
The Marginal Way DIY Skatepark is located at 1 S. Hanford St. in Seattle, Washington. For the official word from Lib Tech, follow the jump. [click to continue…]