To celebrate the release of Todd Francis’ new book Look Away, Antihero Skateboards is launching a reissue collection called Worst of the Worst.
Check out the mini site to see the limited tees, sticker packs and hand signed limited decks, along with a sneak peek at Todd’s new book including unseen artwork, original sketches and classic board graphics for Antihero and more. Available Now in Select Skate shops.
For the young this is all new, fas or the rest of you, just let the nostalgia splash over you like a spilled PBR. Then no one will notice your tears for better days.
We’ll admit it. We’re suckers for every single version of the Vans Old Skool that ever comes out. That’s why we’re pointing out this new Kyle Walker Collection.
. . . the Oklahoma native customized a Vans Slip-On ‘59 Pro and the staple Old Skool ‘92 Pro with premium pig suede uppers, corduroy details and custom insole artwork on Vans proven ULTRACUSH HD technology by Kyle’s good Oklahomie, Brian Nichols. The Vans Pro Classics Kyle Walker pack is equipped to maximize performance with enhanced cushioning and durability for the long haul while still looking clean and classy in true white and burgundy color schemes.
The good news is that these shoes are available only at finer skate shops worldwide (are there any left?).
With 13 days to go the Hexo+ autonomous action cam drone has raised over $971,101 on Kickstarter. Their goal was only $50,000. Makes us wonder if there isn’t some fuzzy Silicon Valley VC math at work here, but either way it would appear that we’re all one step closing to having drones follow us everywhere we go capturing every boring minute of our action sports lives. Where will we find the hard drive space?
We’ve seen the Christian Hosoi Hammerhead surfboards from UNIV, now Penny Skateboards has updated their Christian Hosoi Signature Series with the Penny Nickel 27 inch Hammerhead.
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.”
For more details, click the link.
[Link: Penny Skateboards]
Spy Optic is celebrating 20 years of sunglass making with the Happy 20 Collection. The retro forward sunglasses come in three limited edition styles: the Fore, the Union, and the Heir.
“SPY has now been on the vanguard of eyewear evolution for twenty years,” says Michael Marckx, SPY president and CEO. “The Happy 20 Collection combines our distinct design heritage with our current technologies to make something for people who have been with SPY all along and for those who are just hopping on the train. Plus, we give a nod to where we are all headed. In any form, we promise you’re in for a fun ride.”
The glasses are built with recycled metals, plus Spy’s 100 percent biodegradable Plantate frame material. And, they feature Happy Lenses as well. Thought they wouldn’t? The retail from between $130 to $170. For the official word from Spy, follow the jump.
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Raen kicks down a little classic heavy-frame style with their new Archar.
. . . a tip of the hat to the squared off old-schoo of Raen styles past with a modern updated appear. Details inlude a knocked out bridge and metal appliqué above the brown and on the temple. The archer offers an option for the new Stout or Ripple acetate.
And yes, they look good $135 dollars (and free shipping). Click the link to snatch some up.
. . . about Thunder’s 149 IIs. Yes he does. And Mikey Taylor is going to show you a few things right here. See, we all learned something already. Educational films work like that.
[Link: Thunder Trucks]
Christian Hosoi has taken his iconic Hammerhead skateboard design and transformed it into a surfboard with a little help from the heads at the UNIV Work Shop, in Encinitas, California. Here’s how they tell it:
The collaboration was born in 2013 and then Christian came down to our UNIV Work Shop in Encinitas, California and the first Hammerhead surfboard was shaped. The original is 5’5” by 22” and is true to scale to the skateboard dimensions. With a hulled-out nose, deep single to double concave, sharp rail and four-fin setup, the Hammerhead is designed for high performance surfing and flow.
Looks like a big skateboard for the waves, right? For the official word from UNIV, follow the jump.
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Rareform takes old advertising and makes surf and travel bags out it. Nice to see that sometimes old messages can survive the transitory nature of outdoor ads.
Founder and outdoor enthusiast, Alec Avedissian’s brilliant idea of billboards to bags came to mind during a surf trip to El Salvador where he noticed locals using old billboards to protect their homes from wet weather and the effect of mildew. Launched in September 2012, the former investment banker transitioned his life to reflect his passion for the environment and the outdoors; his now Rareform vinyl products are padded, waterproof, mildew-proof, and as tough as the products they protect due to the sturdy material each Rareform piece is created with. The one of a kind brand offers eco-friendly products ranging from surf bags, paddle bags, totes and backpacks to laptop and cell phone cases available in warm, cool, dark, light and mixed colors to ensure the best protection for outdoor gear.
Rareform bags are available at Patagonia, REI, and other retailers who sell high-priced outdoor gear to people who rarely go outdoors.
With the launch their Z-Flex Core Cruiser series the brand is jumping back into hand-crafted ethos with sanded wheel wells and laser etched logos. The Z-Racer (above) is a 29 incher that is 7.75 inches wide and comes complete with 60mm White 97A wheels. This series reminds us of a few old photos from the Fruit Bowl. For all the details, click the link.