Tony Hawk sits down with New York Times bestselling author and writer-at-large for Esquire Magazine, Cal Fussman to talk about the big part movies played in his growing up, and becoming a professional skateboarder in this episode of Fandango’s “I Love Movies.” This original video series showcases cultural influencers across the globe, sharing personal stories of how movies have touched their lives. The series airs on Fandango’s digital network, including Fandango Movieclips, the number one movie trailer and content channel on YouTube, plus Fandango channels on Hulu, Roku and Samsung’s Milk Video Service.
In the new episode, Hawk reveals the impact of the seeing the James Bond action-adventure, “The Spy Who Loved Me,” for the first time at the age of 10, around the time he first started skating. “This movie was all about me,” recalls Hawk. “There were gadgets and death-defying stunts and it inspired me to do something daring like that.” On the flip side, comedies also taught him to laugh off his first skating experience. “I couldn’t figure out where to turn and ran into a fence – my first experience on a skateboard was definitely out of “The Naked Gun,” like the scene with Nordberg getting caught in a bear-trap.” [click to continue…]
We’ve been surfing Lib Tech Waterboards for six months now and while we love the shapes and truly believe the founder Mike Olson is changing the face of the surf industry with his complete reset on surfboard construction technology, we also kept thinking how amazing it would be so other high-profile shapers got behind the technology.
Well, today Lib Tech announced a partnership with Lost Enterprises. Now some of Matt Biolos‘ masterpiece shapes are available in Lib Tech ECO ISO construction. And that is just plain rad.
Here’s what Biolos had to say about it:
“Since I first saw Lib Tech’s ECO ISO construction, I wanted to build a board with it. The strength to weight ratio, eco minded materials and techniques, and the fact that this tech was being built in the USA was incredibly interesting to me. I am stoked that the time has finally come and hope people enjoy riding them as much as we have enjoyed building them.”
Mike Olson is also obviously stoked:
“I have been working with alternative environmentally safer, high performance surf construction all my life…our ECO ISO construction process is much healthier for the craftsmen while at the same time using more environmentally friendly materials and having incredible durability. We are so stoked that Matt took notice of what we are doing up in the northern corner of the USA near Canada, we couldn’t imagine a better partner.”
Australia’s Sally Fitzgibbons did not let a little thing like a busted ear drum get in her way at the Fiji Pro. No, she blasted on through over South Africa’s Bianca Buitendag to defend her win at Cloudbreak.
“I’m so exhausted the tears came out,” said Fitzgibbons. “It’s been such a big couple of days and quite a bit of pain. I just thought whatever the ocean is going to deal up to me I’ll be happy with it. At this stage to have a win is so amazing and I’m just so happy. Credit to the medical staff for taping me up and to everyone supporting me back home – I love you guys, we did it. In the face of adversity this is definitely one of the most special wins I’ve ever had.”
For the official word from the privately owned entertainment company specializing in event and online streamed content production (including final results), please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Stokedis hosting their first ever sample sale in their offices in Brooklyn June 12-14, 2015.
We have 25 brands providing great gear and clothing that we’re selling for up to 70% off! All proceeds benefit STOKED. . . We’re also having a preview party on June 11, the evening before. A $20 ticket gives you access to all the great stuff before the sale.
Stoked’s offices are located at 68 Jay Street, Suite 425 in Brooklyn, New York 11201. For all the official details, click the link.
Save the date for the 9th Annual Skatefest 2015 presented by Gatorade, Papa Johns, DK Skate, Fairfax Surf Shop and Fairfax County Park Authority.
Fairfax SkateFest is a two-day event with over $20,000 in prizes. Starting with preliminary rounds of the competition on Friday. The two main festival events are held on Saturday. Skateboarders of all ages and all skill levels will kick off Saturday by participating in Sk8 for a Cause to raise money for Children’s National. Sponsored participants will skate a check-pointed route through Wakefield Skate Park receiving free prizes as they ride along the course. This year Woodward Action Sports Camp will provide the skater who raises the most money in sponsorships with a free trip to Woodward Skate Camp in Pennsylvania, an experience valued at $1,300.
It looks like Supra co-founder Angel Cabada and his investors found an exit they were looking for because today K-Swiss Global Brands announced the acquisition of One-Distribution for the usual “undisclosed amount of money,” according to a story on TransWorld Business.
“Having formed KSGB just two years ago, we are on an aggressive track to become one of the world’s leading multi-brand companies,” said KSGB President and CEO Larry Remington. “KR3W and SUPRA are brands that meet the distinctions we are looking for in our portfolio: authenticity, strong brand awareness, a track record of product innovation and opportunities for long-term, global growth. We are excited to join forces with the ONE-Distribution teams and lay a foundation for the future.”
For a few questions and answers from Remington with TWBiz’sKailee Bradstreet click the link.
Seeing as Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 will not be coming out on Wii U, we were thinking that maybe he could do some kind of collab with Nintendo on a game that melds THPS 5 with the just launched first person paint splatter fest Splatoon. It might looks something like this that went down at the UK’s Adrenaline Alley skatepark. They could even call it Splatony Hawk Pro Skater. Come on. Give it a go?
Throughout June, the Tony Hawk Foundation is partnering with CrowdRise to celebrate International Go Skateboarding Day all month long by raising funds for communities building free, public skateparks. 100% of money raised though this campaign will directly fund skatepark projects across the U.S.
By helping out, you have a chance to win my signed skateboard deck, or two VIP Tickets to our exclusive Stand Up For Skateparks benefit taking place on October 11, 2015. . . Starting is easy, just go to www.crowdrise.com/MakeConcreteChange and click the “Fundraise for this Campaign” button to get started. It should take 30 seconds. . . Once you’ve established your fundraiser, make sure to update it with the story of why you support THF. The more personal and compelling your story, the more likely you are to get donations.
Help out and maybe win something cool. It’s a win-win. For the official word from Tony Hawk, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
“Working with B4BC to inspire and motivate girls to live a healthy, active lifestyle is really important to me,” said Bufoni. “I’m really excited to be officially joining the team alongside some of the most amazing female athletes of my generation!”
Dragon has added The Marquis to their H20 Floatable Collection because, when you think about it, glasses that float are a pretty good idea for people who are around the water all the time, right?
This vintage-inspired, Italian made round-lens design is set off by diamond tail metal accents on the frame front, blending elements that are both classic and casual. As part of the H20 Collection, the Marquis is made from special lightweight frame materials which allow it to float and gives them a comfortable, performance fit.