Thomas Campbell remains our favorite board sporting artist and may just be one of our favorite artists ever.
Filmmaker, photographer, artist, writer, painter, sculptor, surfer, skater, Thomas is a master of many traits. Desillusion spent a day with Thomas in his hometown of Santa Cruz, to discuss his influences, his meticulous approach to his craft and why creating with your hands is so important.
Robbie Russo and Jeff Grosso hop a ferry to Catalina and spend the day hiking, pool hunting, skating and talking in Antihero’s The Conversation. Check out Antihero’s new fall drop by clicking the link.
For the past 30 years LibTech founders Mike Olsen and Pete Saari have been making summertime treks from their factory in Washington to test out new technology on snow at Mt. Hood. This summer was a little different. You’ll know just how different after watching this.
Last night (Wednesday November 11, 2015) 2 John Florence and Blake Kueny premiered their new surf film collaboration View From A Blue Moon to a massive hometown crowd at Sunset Elementary on the North Shore. Kind of wish we’d been there on the lawn with all the menehune, but we weren’t.
Sports Illustrated (yeah, the bikini porn mag), however, has a little behind the scenes piece that tells a pleasant story of the background of Kueny and Florence’s partnership and Kueny’s start in action filming. If you’re interested, it’s worth a read.
New Yorker Magazine writer Malcolm Gladwell popularized the theory that anyone can become world class at anything if they dedicate 10,000 hours to practicing. While we don’t necessarily believe that, it was cool to check out what Mike Boyd could learn in just under six hours. It gives us hope on some flip tricks of our own, but most importantly, it means that the only thing standing between you and an SLS Final are a few thousand hours.
We haven’t been watching the Weekend Buzz all that much lately, but last week’s chat with Lizzie Armando and Allysha Le was a beerless breath of fresh air. For real. Check it. And then follow the jump to see Part 2. [click to continue…]
The SnowSports Industries of America has created a video series to help communicate what they feel is the current “State of The Industry.” The above edit is the snowboard version. Here’s their pitch:
“We understand people are short on time and the State of the Industry Video Series provides a quick snapshot of last season. We focus on the stats that mean the most to all snow sports professionals – be it retail sales, marketing or manufacturing — to help everyone make sound business decisions in the year ahead,” commented Kelly Davis, director of research for SIA.
What do you think? Are they on target? We’d tell you what we thought, but that would means watching the video and really, who has time for that?
The new Vans Rowley Solos are arriving in new colors just in time for the Holidays (and to curb those sore heels).
Inspired by the original Vans Era, one of the first shoe models ever built by skateboarders for skateboarding, the new Vans [ROWLEY] SOLOS transform the legendary Vans silhouette to create a revolutionary model that performs even better, featuring Vans’ DURACAP reinforced natural canvas textiles and premium suede uppers with Vans’ ULTRACUSH HD high-impact polyurethane cushioning, all grounded on Vans’ ORIGINAL WAFFLE outsole.
For the official word from Vans, please follow the jump.
The new line of wall clocks will feature dramatic photography from Jack English, as well as collaborations with noted graphic artists Corrine Lan Franco and Dylan Quirk. Spotlighting some of the world’s most photogenic locations including Waimea Bay, Hawaii; North Shore, Oahu; Tahiti; and Australia, the wall clocks will be a striking addition to any home or office.
For the official word from Jack, please follow the jump.