Who Knows? Walker Ryan Knows

by The Editors on April 15, 2014

Yes, we’ve been putting a few of these up lately, but here’s the straight truth: we’ll put up anything Walker Ryan produces. Always. Click the link and read the interview after you’re done watching this.

[Link: Thunder Trucks]

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Stereophonic Sound: Volume 15

by The Editors on April 14, 2014

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Skateducate Skate Camps For Girls

by The Editors on April 14, 2014

Denmark’s Skateducate is working to get more girls skateboarding by creating a camp where girls can skate together, and they’ve taken to crowd sourcing site IndieGogo to raise some funding. Here’s what they’re about:

We seek to encourage communities across age, cultural and social differences. By making camps in a local community we are making sure, that the girls get to know the best places to skate near their homes, and they get to meet other girls from their area, with whom they can continue to skate with, when the SKATEDUCATE camp is over.

Watch the edit and if you feel moved to contribute, click the link and pledge some money. Anne Eggebrecht and crew are hoping to raise $6,000 and so far (with four days left) they only have $599. And, if you give $450 you’ll get an art deck created exclusively for Skateducate. Click the link for all the info.

[Link: Skateducate]

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Rider Cup New York City Summer 2014

by The Editors on April 14, 2014

WorldskateboardingridercupWorld Skateboarding Grand Prix is taking the World Skateboarding Rider Cup to the five boroughs this summer: Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island this summer. Beginning July 12, 2014 at the LES Skatepark, the World Skateboarding Rider Cup allows local skateboarders to form teams a represent their boroughs in a jam format contest for a shot at a $10,000 cash prize and an all-expenses paid trip to South Africa to compete in the World Skateboarding Rider Cup championships during the 2014 Kimberley Diamond Cup.

Teams must be made up of four riders, with an alternate in case of injury, all from the same borough. Two, four or eight teams will represent each district. Teams will compete in skateparks divided into four sections. Each section will belong to a rider on each team and they will be judged head-to-head. Skaters will be judged based on the number of tricks landed, difficulty of tricks and overall impression.

For the official word from World Skateboarding, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Bourez Slips In Drug Aware Pro Win

by The Editors on April 13, 2014

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Some would say it was closer than the 15.90 to 12.44 score would suggest, however, the ASP judges saw Michel Bourez win the 2014 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro on Sunday, April 13, 2014. And for the second year in a row, Josh Kerr ended up in the runner up position. As can be imagined, he was not happy about it.

I just tried to relax going into the Final,” said Josh Kerr. “It was a rough Heat but I wanted to put a show on for everyone. It hurt last year getting runner up and it hurts even more this year. I made a few errors at the start of the Heat by falling on the inside and I definitely didn’t chose the right waves. The Heat came down to strategy and things didn’t got my way. It’s pretty annoying to make the Final and surf really badly. I’m stoked with the result though, the West has been good to me and I enjoy being here. I’m happy we have a WCT event here and it was great to surf at The Box. I’m going to take the year event by event and I’m excited to move on to the next one.”

Congrats for Bourez for sticking out what seemed like a really, really long contest. He is The Spartan, after all. For the official word from the ASP including full results, follow the jump.

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Chris Cole Skateboarding Outside

by The Editors on April 9, 2014

Chris Cole knows that sometimes it’s a good idea to leave the Street League arena and skateboard outside. He also knows Thunder Trucks. You know?

[Link: Thunder Trucks]

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Carissa Moore Wins Drug Aware Pro

by The Editors on April 7, 2014

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Carissa Moore marched right on through to the finals of the Drug Aware Margaret River Womens’ Pro, but don’t think for a minute that Australian Tyler Wright just handed over the title. Nope she hit it hard early. And from then on it was back and forth until currently ASP world champion Moore finally finished Wright off with an 8.23 to.

“Tyler Wright looked awesome today and she’s a tough competitor,” said Carissa Moore. “I think any time any of us are in a Final we really want to win it and take it home. I was really excited and told myself ‘come on, it’s time’. It’s a very challenging wave here at Margaret River and I’m constantly learning so I’m thankful to be able to win here again. I love this place and I love Western Australia. It feels good to be up there at the top of the rankings with Stephanie (Gilmore) and I can’t wait to see how the rest of the events unfold.”

For the official word from the ASP, follow the jump.

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John Steele’s Teenagers From Mars

by The Editors on April 3, 2014

Teenagers FmHandplant skateboard shop in Laguna Beach, California is presenting a collection of “strictly skate derived” art from Jon Steele titled Teenagers From Mars on April 5, 2014.

Jon Steele is a renaissance man, writer, artist, photographer, skater, surfer, wanderer; his past and present work has taken him all over the world including China, Guatemala, New York, the Galapagos as well as many other spots and working with great and amazing athletes and talent. Its been non stop traveling, producing art and shooting photos and video closely with the Sector9 surf and skate team, XGames/ESPN site, surfing, skate and SUP magazines and websites as well as many more companies. . .”I like the fact that skateboarding was an outlaw activity growing up as a kid and I’m blessed to have gone through that period in time of skating,” says Steele. “I think ‘Teenagers from Mars’ is a show that shows the fun and outlaw side of skateboarding and being different growing up then others. I would have never thought that a piece of wood with some wheels on it would have taken me all over the world.”

Teenagers From Mars show opens April 5, 2014 at 7 PM. Handplant is located at 1025 South Coast Highway, in Laguna Beach, California.

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Going Down To Cowtown Live

by The Editors on April 3, 2014

Phxam-Ad-20141[2]If it’s April 2014 then that means it’s time for the 13th Annual PHXAM contest and live webcast presented by Vans.

Cowtown’s 13th annual PHXAM contest presented by Vans returns this weekend, April 5 and 6 at the Desert West Skateboard Plaza in Phoenix, Arizona just north of the I-10 on 67th Ave. Today’s top amateur skateboarders from across the globe including Vans Ams Kyle Walker, Rowan Zorilla, John Fitzgerald, and many more will compete for more than $8,500 in cash, prizes, glory and the thrill of victory. The Official PHXAM After Party tops off the event with DEATH, The Allah-Las, Dam-Funk and more on Saturday night at The Pressroom.

For the official word (including all manner of “watch and win” promotional contests) follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Raen Has Just The Right Prescription

by The Editors on April 3, 2014

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Southern California’s Raen eyewear is delivering just the right prescription for people who need to wear glasses for a little more than style. By partnering with Coastal.com Raen can now prescription optics delivered right to your door in 72 hours.

“With frames priced at $100, and prescription fulfillment starting at $100, our customers can now order prescription eyeglasses for much less than if they weren’t the tradition route,” says Raen COO Jeremy Heit. “We’ve partnered with Coastal.com to make the entire process of fulfilling eyeglasses more affordable, without compromising the handmade quality and modern-classic style Raen is known for.”

We can see clearly now after what Raen has done. . . for the official word from Raen, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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