October 2011

Walker Ryan Pro Release Party in SF

by The Editors on October 27, 2011


On Sunday night, October 30, 2011 skate heads are gathering at San Francisco, California’s The Mezzanine to celebrate Walker Ryan going pro. The evening will feature the World Premiere of Walker’s pro video and a performance by The Jacka, Rob Young, and Pep Love (of Hieroglyphics). The evening begins at 9 PM.

The Mezzanine is located at 444 Jessie Street @Mint, San Francisco, California. (415) 625-8880.


Hide With Supra Camo Skytop

by The Editors on October 27, 2011


Supra Skytop gets into the hide mode with a new limited edition camouflage and pumpkin canvas shoe. But it’s not just for Halloween.

outfitted with a heavyweight camouflage canvas upper, accented with orange highlights, black laces, white foxing with white pinstripe detailing, and pumpkin orange sole. The design is a subtle reflection of the themes of Samhain and Fall, yet is wearable at any time of year.

Follow the jump for a list of retailers where you can get one only 413 of the Skytops is available, or, click here to buy them in the Suprastore. [click to continue…]


The French: Maglev Skateboard Testing In Paris

by The Editors on October 26, 2011

According to Wikipedia:

Maglev (derived from magnetic levitation), is a system of transportation that uses magnetic levitation to suspend, guide and propel vehicles from magnets rather than using mechanical methods, such as friction-reliant wheels, axles and bearings. Maglev transport is a means of flying a vehicle or object along a guideway by using magnets to create both lift and thrust, only a few inches above the guideway surface.

Looks like this could be the latest attraction planned from New Jersey’s Zanadu Meadowlands action mall complex.

[Link via Skate and Annoy]


Brixton’s Retro 2011 Holiday Moods

by The Editors on October 26, 2011

The boys from Oceanside, California are serving up their Brixton Holiday 2011 moods. It would appear that they’re still running retro pretty hard. There’s just nothing like tomorrow’s yesterdays.

[Link: Brixton]


NorCal Omar Salazar Shoe Release

by The Editors on October 26, 2011

Salazar NikesbNorCal skaters can get a pair of Omar Salazar’s newly updated Nike SB pro shoe (as well as his new signature Spitfire Wheels) at an early release show on Friday, October 28, 2011 at PLA Skate in Folsom, California.

The function which begins at 8 PM, also features the photography of Jeff Landi, Joe Brook, and Greg Hunt.

PLA Skate
is located at 330 E. Bidwell Street, Folsom, California.

[Link: PLA Skate via N-SB]


Rip Curl Throws Perillo And Brady The Wildcard

by The Editors on October 26, 2011


Rip Curl has announced their two wildcards for the Rip Pro Search San Francisco and they are Dillon Perillo and Dean Brady. Yeah, they look ready for Ocean Beach, right?

“I’m excited to be competing in the Search for the second year in a row,” said Perillo, “especially since this year it’s in California—my home state—which makes me even more excited to surf my hardest and try to take down a few of the world’s best surfers.”

Brady even gets to face Kelly Slater in Round 1.

The waiting period for the Rip Curl Pro Search begins Tuesday, November 1, 2011. Which reminds us, the paddle outs are going to be half the show. Follow the jump for the official word from Rip Curl. [click to continue…]


International Skate Film Festival Winners

by The Editors on October 26, 2011

Fabrice Le MaoLast night (Tuesday, October 25, 2011) skateboarding filters, editors, and stars gathered at Hollywood, California’s Music Box for the “invite only” International Skateboarding Film Festival Awards presentations. Festival founder Fabrice Le Mao, (pictured right) welcomed everyone to the awards and then they went down a little like this:

Best Commercial: Torey Pudwill’s Big Bang directed by Dario Rezik
Best Skate Shop Video: TA-HA From Furnace Skate Shop directed by Don Luong
Best Short Or Web Video: Dylan by Greg Hunt
Best Documentary: In Search of the Miraculous
Best Photography: French Fred for Javier Mendizabal Cliché Commercial
Best Editing: Phil Evans for Format Perspective
Best Original Screenplay: Mike Manzoori for Aimless
Best Independent & Emerging: Altered Focus Burma by James Holman and Alex Pasquini
Best Soundtrack: In Search of the Miraculous by Pontus Alv
Best Brand Movie: Stay Gold by Jon Minor
Best Director: Pontus Alv for In Search of the Miraculous



Defenders Of Awesome Collectors Edition

by The Editors on October 25, 2011

Defender CollectWhy just buy a DVD when you can get oh so much more. Capita has released their Defenders of Awesome Collectors Edition and it is loaded with Capita goodness including:

Full Length Defenders of Awesome CAPiTA Team Video!
DVD Menu with Special Features and Exclusive Content not Released online!
Union Custom House/CAPiTA Ultrafear Bindings!
Behind the Scenes Photo Booklet!
Metaphor Logo Keychan!
Magical Pixie dust and Awesome hidden gems!

All this for only $229.00 and available in the C3 store right now. Or you could head over to YoBeat, leave a comments and maybe win the whole setup for free. [click to continue…]

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Gatwick Confiscates Writer’s 686 Tool Belt

by The Editors on October 25, 2011

686-ToolbeltWhen science fiction writer (and Boing Boing blogger) Cory Doctorow was flying through London’s Gatwick Airport yesterday, he lost his favorite 686 belt when security personal decided that the belt was technically a “restricted item.”

The guard who confiscated it had this explanation for why the belt buckle was being confiscated here when all the other UK airports I’d flown out of it with had let me keep it: “I stick to what they’ve told me” . . At that point, a supervisor, Pete Sutherland, the security leader for Gatwick North, gave me a copy of Dangerous and restricted items: what you cannot take on board a flight, which lists, under “work tools,” “screwdrivers.”

Doctorow says that in the three years he had the belt he’s used the screwdrivers dozens of times: “always in some moment of traveller’s extremes, when something really important was really broken. They’ve been figurative lifesavers, and I think if I had them long enough, they’d have been literal ones.”

Sounds like we’re going have to get him another one.

[Link: Boing Boing]


Billabong Shares Up On Retail Plans

by The Editors on October 25, 2011

Billabong Logo-1Billabong’s plans to follow a Hollister like retail strategy is apparently paying off in the eyes of investors, according to a story in the Sydney Morning Herald.

SURFING brand Billabong International says its strategy of buying retail outlets will increase the struggling company’s margins. . . Billabong’s comments that it is on track for strong earnings growth this financial year helped its shares rise nearly 9 per cent yesterday. The stock closed 31¢ up at $3.91, partly offsetting the slump in value this year caused by a fall in profit.

Steve Jobs probably would not have disagreed.

[Link: Sydney Morning Herald]