Showing yet another sign of the changing and tough times in print media, Factory Media has announced that it’s shutting down a majority of its print publications including Europe’s popular Kingpin, Sidewalk and Skateboard MSM titles and moving them strictly to digital platforms. Read the press release right here and support the print magazines that remain. Indeed, it’s a sad day in skateboarding.
When you have a belief and a passion towards something that moves you and comes from the heart, you pursue it. Such is the case and creative aspirations of Mark “Monk” Hubbard, and his skatepark company Grindline Skateparks which began from humble beginnings in the Pacific Northwest. Tune in to this short film that follows Mark’s story and his huge contributions amongst several others, which helped to kickstart the modern day public skatepark movement.
Directed by Michael Maniglia
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!