The “My War” video above and these accompanying words are too good not to share. Thrasher Magazine nails an important piece of skateboarding’s backstory with this: “There are a handful of tricks in the history of street skating that were absolute game changers and helped push us to where we are today. Bachinsky’s El Toro kickflip in 2006 was one of them.”
It’s often been said that without a past, you have no future and we couldn’t agree more in the world of skateboarding and towards the pioneers, legends and those that have spent their lives pushing its progression. That said, ballots went out to nearly 400 qualified representatives from all eras of skateboarding history to vote for their choice for the Class of 2015 Hall of Fame inductions. After a week of vote collection, here are the results.
2015 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductees
1960s Brian Logan
1970s Era One – Henry Hester
1970s Era Two – Duane Peters
1980s Era One – Neil Blender
1980s Era Two – Chris Miller
1990s John Cardiel
1970s Female – Robin Logan
1980s Female – Cara-Beth Burnside
1990s Female – Elissa Steamer
2015 Icon Awards: TBA
The 6th Annual Skateboarding Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony takes place on May 14th, 2015 at the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel in Costa Mesa, California. Tickets to attend this event and evening of celebration are available right now, right here.
Congratulations to all of the #SHOF2015 inductees!
Tampa Pro Finals just wrapped up at the Skatepark of Tampa where it was truly a proud day for Brazil skateboarding, its nation of skaters, and its gifted professionals. As per several predictions, Luan Oliveira nailed a flawless and technical line of mastery in his third run that kept going well past the buzzer to take home the victory.
What’s more, fellow Brazilian shredders Kelvin Hoeffler and Felipe Gustavo definitively earned their places onto Street League’s 2014 World Tour with their sick runs in the finals as well. Drop by both the Skatepark of Tampa and Street League websites for more info and recaps on today’s action. Congrats Luan, Kelvin and Felipe!
1. Luan Oliveira – $20,000
2. Nyjah Huston – $15,000
3. Kelvin Hoeffler – $10,000
4. Trevor Colden – $5,000
5. Chaz Ortiz – $4,000
6. Felipe Gustavo – $3,000
7. Shane O’Neill – $2,000
8. Youness Amrani – $1,750
9. Cody McEntire – $1,500
10. Chris Cole – $1,250
11. Ishod Wair – $1,000
12. Boo Johnson – $1,000
The 21st Annual Tampa Pro has begun and the live webcast exclusively through StreetLeague.com has kicked off with the Semi-Finals. The top 28 from yesterday’s Qualifiers along with any past winners of Tamp Pro will skate today where the top 10 will meet up with Golden Ticket winners Shane O’Neill and Ishod Wair in this afternoon’s Finals. And of course, don’t forget the live coverage of the customary Moat Race!
Again, visit the live webcast right now, and you will also find out which two finalists will become the two new SLS Pros heading into the 2015 SLS NikeSB World Tour. In addition, all respective dates and locations are to be announced as well.
Be sure to tune into the live webcast exclusively through StreetLeague.com beginning tomorrow at 11am ET/8am PST to watch the Qualifiers where top US and international professionals, SLS pros, SOTY alumni, rookies, and old vets battle for their chance to advance to Sunday’s Semi-Finals. It will be nothing but tough love for all who put in their time and pay their dues on the Skatepark of Tampa’s newly reconfigured street course. The Independent Trucks Best Trick contest follow immediately following the Quailifers.
Sunday’s Tampa Pro webcast begins at the same time (11am ET/8am PST) with Semi-Finals followed by the much anticipated 12-man Finals.
Again, visit the live webcast this weekend, and you will also find out which two finalists will become the two new SLS Pros heading into the 2015 SLS NikeSB World Tour. In addition, all respective dates and locations are to be announced as well.
The official trailer for Ty Evans’ next skate film has arrived in the form of “We Are Blood.” This cinematic film features Paul Rodriguez and a hit list of top pro, am, and otherwise unknown skateboarders as they seek out the best hot spots all over the planet and push progressive skating though their common love and bond for skating. Produced by Mountain Dew Green Label Films in association with Brain Farm, We Are Blood will debut worldwide August 2015.
Be sure to follow the We Are Blood website for more info and updates.