New England Am 2018 at The Edge

by The Editors on October 8, 2018

Join All I Need Skateboards on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at The Edge Indoor Skatepark in Taunton, Massachusetts for the New England Am contest. For more info, click the link.

[Link: The Edge]

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VF Selling Reef Asse(t)s To Rockport

by The Editors on October 4, 2018

We’ve never really been able to figure out why VF owned Reef. They never seem to mention it during their financial calls, nor report on the brand’s progress or any plans they have for the company. It always seemed like Reef was Vans’ forgotten step-sister at VF. Guess VF felt the same way as they are reportedly selling Reef to The Rockport group, according to a story on Bizjournals.com.

Greensboro-based VF Corp. is further slimming its portfolio by entering into an agreement to sell beachwear brand Reef to The Rockport Group. . . The company disclosed the deal today, the terms of which were not disclosed. . . The acquisition is expected to close October 2018. . . The Rockport Group is based in Newton, Massachusetts, and is a maker of casual and dress shoes. The group was acquired by private equity firm Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC Aug. 3.

Okay. Reef and all their assets will now be part of a company that makes shoes the elderly wear while stumbling around in the forrest. Not sure it’s a good fit for reef, but it will likely be great for Rockport. The Newton, Massachusetts based company plans to keep Reef in Carlsbad, California, but really, how long will that last?

[Link: Bizjournals.com]

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Vans Park Series Finals In Shanghai

by The Editors on October 4, 2018

The Vans Park Series will wrap things up for the 2018 season in Shanghai, China October 27 and crown two new VPS park terrain champions.

Saluting an incredible international tour across five continents to showcase the world’s best park terrain skateboarders, the 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Finals culminates in yet another historic year in skateboarding’s progression onto the world stage. The confirmed field of competitors has been revealed today on vansparkseries.com including defending champions Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg and Nora Vasconcellos, leading Tour Challengers Tristan Rennie and Sakura Yosozumi, and select VPS Continental Champions from Brazil, Japan, South Africa, Europe and Australia.

For the official word from Vans including all the continental champions and current standings, please follow the jump.

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Julian Wilson Selling Sunshine Coast Home

by The Editors on October 1, 2018

Julian Wilson, a top actor on a moderately popular, privately owned TV/streaming content series about competitive surfing, is reportedly selling his Sunshine Coast house for a cool $4 million, according to a story in the Sunshine Coast News.

Wilson, a Coolum Beach native who grew up across the beaches along the coastline there, owns an award-winning home designed by renowned Noosa architect Tim Ditchfield. It was described as “a master class in coastal luxe” and became the Australian Institute of Architects‘ Sunshine Coast House of the Year in 2009.. . Wilson’s four bedroom, three bathroom home has hit the market for sale by negotiation, with agents Rachel Sellman and Mike Hay of Century 21 Conolly Hay Group open to offers over $4 million.

Looks like a pretty not bad view from the master bedroom. If you want a shot at it get in there. Getting an appointment to see the house has been pretty tough lately. For more photos, click the link.

[Link: Sunshine Coast News]

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Wave Pool Surfer Dies From Naegleria Fowleri

by The Editors on September 30, 2018

BSR Cable Park, the host of Stab High surf event on September 22, 2018, closed on Friday, September 28, 2018 after it was reported that a New Jersey man (Fabrizio Stabile) who had visited the park in early September died from a “brain-eating amoeba,” according to a story in the Waco Tribune.

BSR Cable Park owner Stuart E. Parsons Jr. said BSR Surf Resort values its guests’ safety and will continue to comply with requests from the CDC and local health department in the investigation of the death of Fabrizio “Fab” Stabile.

The wave pool will be closed pending the test results from the Centers for Disease Control for Naegleria fowleri, however, the rest of the resort will reportedly remain open. Our thoughts are with Stabile’s family.

[Links: Waco Tribune and NJ.com]

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Tony Hawk’s New Lakai Proto

by The Editors on September 27, 2018

One of these shoes is Tony Hawk’s latest designed Proto the other is an old skate shoe from the end of the 80s.

Tony Hawk’s signature shoe, the Lakai Proto, is available now in Lakai retailers around the world. The Proto is inspired by Tony’s creative impact on skateboarding. It is designed and developed to provide support and comfort for everyday skateboarding. This limited Powell colorway is a nod to Tony’s most iconic footage during the Bones Brigade era.

We’re just having a rough time figuring out which is which. Maybe Michael Jordan could help?

[Link: Lakai]

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Lindy Irons After Kissed By God

by The Editors on September 26, 2018

Sean Doherty interviews Lindy Irons after the release of the Kissed by God documentary and it is a good reminder of the strong, thoughtful woman and mother Lindy has become through all this. Click the link to read it.

[Link: Coastalwatch]

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Jonah Hill’s mid90s Trailer #2

by The Editors on September 26, 2018

Not gonna lie, this whole mid90s thing is looking pretty sweet. Maybe a movie can save the skateboard industry! Now all we need is for every kid in America to see the movie and then go out and buy a skateboard. . . could happen.

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C.R. Stecyk III + Nixon = Urban Maneuvers

by The Editors on September 25, 2018

Nixon has talked Craig Stecyk into creating a collection and not surprisingly, it is one of our favorites in a long while. Here’s how they pitch it:

C.R. Stecyk III exists in the shadows, and even when he does slide into the sunlight, it rarely adds clarity. A pioneer of the Dogtown skate ethos, Stecyk has helped shape modern skateboarding in more ways than imaginable: through videos, writing, art installations, and co-founded Juxtapoz Art magazine, among others. A widely-acknowledged street art progenitor, Stecyk’s contributions to the counterculture are so engrained in society that the Smithsonian permanently houses some of his work. 

The capsule includes a watch, a camera bag, and some other cool stuff. Sadly, there are only 100 watches and bags world wide (it’s limited). So if you want one you better hurry to an exclusive Nixon retailer. For the details, click the link.

[Link: Nixon]

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A Mind Expander Split of Jones

by The Editors on September 25, 2018

We’re beginning to dream about winter and when we do we’re not thinking crowded resorts loaded with suburban brats acting rad. We’re thinking quiet forests, open glades, and rolling powder. And the board that gets us to it and through it during these flights is the Jones Mind Expander Split. It goes a little like this:

The new Mind Expander Splitboard was built for the creative rider who weaves nimble and playful lines as they slash through the backcountry. Designed by surf shaper Chris Christenson and Jeremy Jones, the Mind Expander Split features a Christenson Surf Rocker profile and a blunted nose for epic float in pow plus a full size tail for legit freestyle performance. The unique shape is matched with a short sidecut for snappy turn potential in tight trees and inner and outer edge Traction Tech for enhanced edge grip on icy skintracks or firm descents. For unmatched torsionally board connection in ride mode, the Mind Expander Split also features our Boltless Bridge and Karakoram Ultra Clips.

Really, what more do you need?  Click the link for all the details.

[Link: Jones Snowboards]

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