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Santa Cruz Presents: Sink or Swim Ep.2

YouTube Preview ImageBowlriding veteran Steve Alba has been on a lifelong mission to hit up backyard pools. Sink or Swim Part 2 presented by Santa Cruz Skateboards and Strange Notes gets into some behind-the-scenes action of his daily ritual. Special guests Arto Saari & Kevin “Spanky” Long.

Modern Skateism

For most of the Jews in Israel, Yom Kippur is the most solemn religious fast of the Jewish year. There are many “Don’t” customs regarding this day such as – don’t eat, don’t turn on electricity… don’t drive, etc. For 24 hours you will not see a single car in many parts of the country. This very unique day transforms Israel into a huge playground for any kind of transportation without an engine – especially a skateboard. Just try to imagine a big metropolis without buses cars, trucks or trains. Huge spans of roadway and freeways, free of vehicular traffic, waiting to be skated upon.

Filmmaker Amit Schwachter captures some of these rare moments with his good friend and skater Tamuz Rachman and this short film is the result.

etnies and Plan B Launch Footwear Collaboration

<a href=etnies and Plan B” />etnies and Plan B have had ties since ’97 and the brands collaborated on a new footwear collection that is dropping today to coincide with the upcoming Plan B video “TRUE.” Longtime allies, etnies and Plan B, have reunited to collaborate on a footwear collection. The collection coincides with the release of Plan B’s first full-length video since 1997, “TRUE.” The two brands have had ties since 1992 when Sal Barbier skated etnies Raps in Plan B’s legendary first video, “Questionable.”

Today, Ryan Sheckler leads the charge continuing the alliance between etnies and Plan B. The etnies x Plan B collaboration collection includes the styles that he uses and abuses regularly – the Marana, Marana E-Lite and the Scout all featuring STI Evolution® Foam. The Marana was designed and developed for Ryan to withstand the harsh demands of his skating, and the Marana E-Lite is the newest and most progressive style in the Marana bloodline. The lightweight, durable and high-impact rebound cushioning Scout is the supreme comfort shoe that these guys wear anytime they are off their boards.

Here is a link to download images of the collection.

Creature Releases Its “Spirit Animals”

Ritual commencement for Al Partanen’s “Spirit Animals” series. Skateboarding, drugs, tits and booze… The perfect combination for a Satanic skate jam in the vast desert! Tune in and trip out with Al Partanen, Chris Russell and special guest Jon Dickson.

Woodward Shootout 2014 is Underway

Woodward Shootout 2014The 2014 Woodward West Shootout is live. This year, six sick teams including Stereo, Brimley, C1RCA, Lifeblood, DVS, and Asphalt Yacht Club put together edits at Woodward West. Now it’s up to you to vote for your favorite. The teams are vying for a $15,000 prize purse, to be determined by 50% fan vote and 50% expert panel. In the event of a tie, the panel will determine the winners. So have a look and vote for your favorite video. The poll closes at 9am PST on Friday, November 7th, The winner will be announced on Monday, November 10th.

Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament Brings Skatepark to Browning

Jeff AmentLifelong skateboarder, Jeff Ament is one great human. He’s continually giving back to skateboarding in his home state of Montana and truly understands the creative power and freedom that it provides. Have a look at this recent Great Falls Tribune article regarding his direct contribution to skateboarding.

Cheers Jeff! We look forward to shredding with you soon!