Vans have always been our number one choice for after riding activities, but we can’t say our feet always stayed warm and dry. In fact, we’ve frozen our feet for fashion many times. That’s why it’s nice to see this new line of Vans Mountain Edition Sk8-His and Eras that have been winterized for our protection.
Designed for the elements, the Era MTE and Sk8-Hi MTE are re-engineered Classic silhouettes with weather-resistant builds. Premium Scotchgard™ protected uppers, fleece linings and a heat retention layer between sock liner and outsole keep the feet warm and dry. The original vulcanized waffle mold is reversed and extended to form a lug outsole that provides upgraded traction on wet surfaces and in snow.
Warm, cozy, dry and good looking. That’s about all we could ask for. Follow the jump for the official word from Vans. [click to continue…]
Absinthe Films is hitting the Euro road with their new film Heavymental. During September and October they’ll be in 20 countries. Click the link for all the dates and times. In the meantime here a little clip featuring Victor de le Rue, Bode Merrill, Mat Schaer and Ozzy Henning mixed in with some party party action action.
[Link: Absinthe Films]
Nixon is following in the footsteps of other luxury brands by taking their products directly to the customers with two new European brand stores. Today, (September 4, 2014) Nixon opened a store in Paris’ le Marais district. And in October they will open a store in London as well.
These new locations premiere Nixon’s Horizon marketing concept. The horizon line is a reference to a common thread, which runs through the Nixon landscape—oceans, mountains, concrete jungles. A subtle nod to the diverse environments of surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding, the horizon line is more of an ownable design point of view than a literal interpretation. It becomes the canvas for the Nixon story, allowing us to showcase our perspective and products in a bold, distinct way.
Appears to be just one more step toward Nixon running everything their way. For the official word from Nixon including Paris store location and business hours, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Vice Films (yeah, those Capitalist hipsters whose company is now valued at $2.5 billion) is releasing a documentary on the downfall of the extremely talented skateboarding brothers Tas and Ben Pappas.
Utilizing archives of footage taken throughout the brothers’ lives through to the present day, paired with interviews with other legendary skateboarding stars, All This Mayhem chronicles the brothers’ meteoric rise to number one and two in the world and the heartbreaking personal and professional story that ensued. . . FilmBuff and VICE Films will release the film theatrically in select markets, and on all leading On Demand platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Google Play, XBOX Video, and Sony PlayStation on September 9th.
We’d like to think of this as a cautionary tale, but it always seems like the fucks ups get all the media play. For the official word from Vice, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Spitfire’s Tyson Bowerbank, Jack Olson, Tristan Funkhouser, and Jonathon Reese in the streets for the Keeping the Underground Lit Fall ‘14 release.
[Link: Spitfire Wheels]
Back in January of 2013 Paul Flannery of Australia based Strewth Snowboards pitched his step-in snowboard binding on indigogo. He hoped to raise $100,000, but when the funding drive ended two months later only $5,295 had been raised.
Now, Flannery is back and on the beg for funding once again. This time on Kickstarter. Flannery has apparently lowered his sights in his second go round and is only asking for $50,000 in Australian dollars. With 22 days to go Strewth has raised $7,865. Sadly, for most snowboarders it seems getting into their bindings isn’t that big of a problem. If you’d someone who has a rough time with binding straps (or with bending over) step up and provide funding, why don’t you?
On Saturday, September 6, 2014 the Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow Gallery in Laguna Beach, California will kick off the Expression Session 2 show.
Selected by guest curator Will Pennartz, founder and owner of The Surf Gallery (2001-2010), the exhibition consists of paintings, photographs, prints and posters by John Severson, Mike Salisbury, Rick Griffin, Thomas Campbell, Geoff McFetridge, Andy Davis and Tyler Warren. The show will be on view September 4-28, 2014 with an opening reception on September 6. Among the works available will be never-before-exhibited prints of 1960s-era Surfer Magazine drawings by Salisbury, as well as a new limited edition print from Thomas Campbell.
The opening (which features Pizza Port Brewing beverages) beings a 6 PM. AR4T is located at 1175 S. Coast Hwy in Laguna Beach, California. For the official word from AR4T please follow the jump [click to continue…]
Tony Hawk has always been a fan of that action camera. But he doesn’t GoPro. No, no, no. He Sony Action Cams. And this is the first little video of Mr. Hawk’s Life On The Road.
Eli Reed makes getting head whipped look like a dream ticket to hottie heaven in this short Diamond Supply Co. viral video attempt at the Playboy Mansion. Hey, we fell for it. Why not? In other news, apparently the Playboy bunnies have names, too: Kayla Collins, Ashley Doris, Carly Lauren, Crystal McCahill, Jaslyn Ome, Tiffany Toth, and Dani Mathers. PS: we’re not even getting into this video’s other sponsor.
Marginal Way DIY Skatepark will be host to Lib Tech’s Lords of Seatown on Sunday, September 14, 2014. The event which is a mix of skate jam, bbq, and fund raiser will be collection funds for the Marginal Way Skatepark Association.
Lib Tech is putting up $2000 in cash ($1000 1st / $500 2nd / $300 3rd + $200 for random acts of rawness) for the Open category, as well as getting the fundraiser off to a good start with a $1000 donation! Other categories such as Groms, Grrrls & Gramps/Old Guys will compete for prizes from our amazing sponsors. . . $20 entry fee includes BBQ lunch, drink and a raffle ticket. We are capping the entrants at 50.
The Marginal Way DIY Skatepark is located at 1 S. Hanford St. in Seattle, Washington. For the official word from Lib Tech, follow the jump. [click to continue…]