Skateboarding (in some form) is shortlisted to become a part of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Already, internet commenters are …
It’s Official – Nike Bails On Snowboarding
The Holiday 2015 will be the last season of Nike Snowboarding gear according to a company statement reported on the Oregon …
TWS Outliers Trailer
Transworld Skate have released the trailer for their new film, Outliers. It features Zered Bassett, Riley Hawk, Lee Yankou, Neen Williams, Marius …
Ross Rebagliati Embracing The Past
For those who frequent Whistler in the Northern Winter, this may not be news to you. But I read it …
Danny Way Interview For Transworld
PART 1 Danny Way has been interviewed by Skin Phillips for Transworld’s 30th anniversary. It’s part of a series of …
2013 Street League Brazil Stop This Weekend
The first stop of the 2013 Street League season is happening this weekend in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. I’ve looked at the ESPN 3 Australian broadcast times from this page and listed …
Two New Lifts For Whistler Blackcomb
Australia Day is tomorrow and what better way to celebrate it than news on two new lifts at the place most ruined by our fellow countrymen every northern winter, Whistler Blackcomb.
Cable Cams At Dew Tour
I found this neat article in Wired about how the Dew Tour has introduced cable cams into the pipe at its comps. As you can see from the video below, the cam is run down the centre of the pipe and can sometimes clearly capture …
Josh Swindell Out Of Jail
I saw Boardistan tweet the rumor yesterday afternoon and now we have the below tweet from Danny Way… Apparently Josh Swindell is out of jail. For those that don’t know the story, Swindell was in jail for second degree murder after leading Keith Ogden out of a bar and kicking him three to five times in the face. There are plenty of rumors about that night – I’m struggling to find printed versions of them but they run along the lines that …
Transworld’s Cinematographer Project
Transworld have been announcing the winners from their Cinematographer Project – number one went to Dan Mizicko who created this incredible clip. Amazing settings, skating and camera work. There’s nine other winners that will each get a ‘part’ in the new Transworld film. Such a rad idea. You can check the winner out below and view the rest over here.
UPDATE: Dyrdek To Buy Workshop?
This is a completely unconfirmed rumor scraped from the Slap boards this morning but someone on there is claiming to have spoken to Dyrdek who is talking about having purchased Alien Workshop from Burton. While I wouldn’t normally post a rumor this vague, it’s Dyrdek which means its entertaining… AWS has seen a bit of a resurgence since Burton took over a few years back and it would be an interesting turn if they chose to sell …
Just Your Average Work Day For T.Rice
Caught this rad clip of Travis Rice from Quiksilver. Basically two minutes of riding in helicopters, talking style and epic snow. Enjoy!
Lost On The Slopes? Check Google Maps!
Google have been running around in their customized snowmobile adding snow slopes to their Maps site. So far they have the likes of Whistler and Crystal happening. Check some details on the snowmobile below and details on their progress in the video below that.
Justin Bieber Doing Good For Skate
Here’s a name I never thought I’d see in a headline on here but Justin Bieber was on the current season premiere of Fantasy Factory where show host Rob Dyrdek gifted him a custom Campagna T-Rex 14 R bike. Pretty damn rad. Bieber is auctioning the bike to raise money for Dyrdek’s foundation which helps get skateparks built. What a good dude. Check out Bieber on the show below and a few shots of the guys above.
Maloof Money Cup South Africa Results
The Maloof Money Cup in South Africa went down over the weekend with Tommy Fynn taking second just behind Ishod Wair. Fynn will take home $40,000 for the days work. Ryan Decenzo took the bronze. During the Mega-Mini best trick section of the comp, Elliot Sloan pulled the first ever 900 tailgrab (see video below) – it was his first 900 as well. Pretty rad. For more on the comp, you can see the full release here.
Aarto Saari’s Pool Party
Aarto Saari built a pool then has a party with some of the greatest pool skaters of all time.
Thirty Two & Etnies Ammo Video
Thitry Two and Etnies release an all AM full length video …
2011 Street League Championship Highlights Clip
Here’s a highlight clip from last weekends Street League Championship in Newark, NJ. As mentioned back here, the day went to Sean Malto who was a late inclusion after Tommy Sandoval had to pull out due to injury. You can see why Malto took the win in the clip below – consistent and great style. A few new photos from the weekend in the gallery above too.
Dave Carnie On Street League
Dave Carnie has written a long piece about Rob Dyrdek and Street League’s direction for Already Been Done. The piece covers Greg Lutzka’s move from SL back to The Dew Tour earlier in the year – referred to by Rob Brink as “the first trade in skateboarding” and then moves through a conversation with Rob Dyrdek about the league as a whole and the direction it is taking skateboarding. Both Carnie and Dyrdek acknowledge that season …
Transworld have a new quarterly video series focusing purely on street skating.
Girl Fight! Koston Takes It To Olson Over Instagram
After our top 10 skaters to follow on Twitter yesterday, this could not have been timed better. Alex Olson dropped a comment on twitter that Eric Koston too offense to. Koston responded in part with “Do u remember when we used to skate The Berrics and have FUN? When was the last time you genuinely had fun?? When was the last time you weren’t a BITTER LITTLE SPOILED FUCKIN’ BRAT???” (read the full response below). The battle …
Keen To Compete At Stylewars 2011? You can!
Details on Stylewars for 2011 are out and there’s a few changes to this year. Aside from the 20 invited riders, there will be the opportunity for 50 others to go into the qualifiers – anyone can register. If you think you’re in with a shot, hit this link and have fun! The invited riders include Jye Kearney, Clint Allan, Chris De Campo, Ryan Tiene, Mitch Allan, Will Jackways, Jacob Koia and more. The event is running from August 21st – more details are below.
The Berrics Hacked By LulzSec?
I jumped on the Berrics this morning cause it was the first opportunity I had to check out Cole versus Ladd and Mike Mo versus Koston … Unfortunately, all I got was a mysterious message and a facebook comment thing. You can refresh the page dozens of times for different message – some of them are hilarious. There’s a few above but you can see more over here. I’ll post more when we know what’s going on – someone on Slap posted a link to a development site …
Erin McNaught for Issue 18
Erin McNaught got to spend some time shredding in Japan over the last winter for MTV’s Japan Jam – but she’s no beginner. A couple of season at Mt. Baker and a fearless attitude has left her, in the words of Mitch Tomlinson, “like a female action figure doll.” She doesn’t just snowboard well, she is super passionate about it too. And was apparently not afraid of the throttle when they went sledding either.
Nike6’s Amazing ‘Leave A Message’
Nike6’s ‘Leave A Message’ film is available to watch right now – check it out below. This is some incredible filming, editing and surfing in here… Mind blowing actually. Enjoy!
QUIKSILVER’S DOOR 33
Quicksilver has upgraded it’s private facility and is currently showing it off through a series of videos.
Viva Prahran Gallery!
Last weekend was the rescheduled Viva Prahran festival. Converse played a huge part in this years one putting on music, a three-on-three basketball tournament as well as the skate comp. Melbourne weather was at its best – by which I mean the rain held off for a bit and it was only cold enough to cause minor frost bite on the spectators. Check out a few photos from the day in the gallery above!
Lakai’s Commercial For the Carrol5
Lakai have come out with another rad commercial. This time it’s for the Carrol5 – not a bad looking shoe! I love the look on Guy Mariano’s face in this… Check it out below.
Globe have a habit of spending a lot of cash on surf movies, then not really reaping the reward. We’re tipping Year Zero will change that.
Viva Prahran Rescheduled – Happening May 14th
Mt Dew and Converse are supporting the rescheduled Viva Prahran happening on May 14th. There’s a $7,000 prize purse with vert, street, mini ramp and best trick sections. Check the flyer for details – going to be a rad day, can’t wait!
Gathering of the Tribe Reunion
This hasn’t been shouted from the rooftops, but celebrating 50 years at Bells, Rip Curl are holding a reunion for anyone that’s ever competed in, officiated, worked at, or just come to watch the Rip Curl Pro.
7 Days until Bells begins
It’s now only 7 days until the 50th Rip Curl Pro gets underway at Bells Beach. I went by yesterday to have a look at how things were shaping up, and the place is looking ready for the best of the surfing world to arrive.
Stefan Janoski Nike SB’s
Nike SB have released the new Stefan Janoski mid-top. As part of the release, he has created a video – from the music and the animations, and the overall concept, it is all Janoski’s mind at work. If you’re like me, the animations and the music wont get you… But the skating certainly …
Transworld Skate’s New Trailer
Transworld have released the trailer for their 2011 film, Not Another TransWorld Video. According to the blurb with the clip, this is the 23rd film from the guys. It features Nestor Judkins, Theotis Beasley, Wes Kremer, Mike Anderson and our own, Shane O’Neill. The film was created by Jon Holland and Chris Ray and …
Ryan Tiene Interview On Push.ca
Luke at Silver Distribution just shot this through to me – Ryan Tiene has got an interview up on Push.ca talking about filming and other general stuff for Vivo Headwear. It’s an interesting watch – check it out!