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adidas Skateboarding Releases Official Trailer for “Away Days”

YouTube Preview Imageadidas Skateboarding releases the official trailer for its highly anticipated first full-length feature skate film – Away Days. As the visual culmination of more than three years of filming, spanning shoots in more than 90 cities around the globe, Away Days profiles adidas Skateboarding talent, and their individual personalities and style. Away Days captures the breadth of adidas’ diverse global and international teams as they travel the world showcasing some of the best skateboarding moments both on and off the board.

Titled by adidas Skateboarding U.S. Team Manager and iconic photographer, Skin Phillips, the film’s namesake nods the British futbol term ‘Away Days’ and compares the team pride and road trip camaraderie experienced amongst its team riders to the diehard enthusiasm of avid futbol (soccer) fans who travel together away from their hometowns to support their team at away games in rival cities.

Anchored by a unique team chemistry and the creative spirit inspired by life on the road, the film features full parts from adidas’ legacy pros like Mark Gonzales, Dennis Busenitz, Lucas Puig and Silas Baxter-Neal, along with some of the brand’s newest rising talent including Na-kel Smith and Miles Silvas.

Away Days will premiere in Los Angeles in May 2016 followed by a world premiere tour including stops in New York, London, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. Details of the world premiere tour will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Street League Skateboarding Announces 2016 Tour Schedule

YouTube Preview ImageStreet League Skateboarding (SLS) has announced this year’s dates and locations of Pro contests in the SLS global qualification structure towards the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship. As the official street skateboarding world championship series as sanctioned by the International Skateboarding Federation (ISF), the SLS qualifying contests and the SLS Nike SB World Tour are skateboarding’s most prestigious contests in professional competitive skateboarding.

For the second year in a row, SLS will include a Women’s Division as part of the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship, allowing the world’s best female street skateboarders to compete for the title of World Champ. 2015 was a historical year as eight of the best skaters competed for the highest first-place prize in women’s street skateboarding with Brazilian Leticia Bufoni taking the first-ever female Championship.

International fans can watch each event of the 2016 SLS NikeSB World Tour webcasted live exclusively on StreetLeague.com. Fans in the United States can watch SLS on FS1 and customers of participating cable and satellite TV providers may access the live stream through the FOX Sports GO app for iOS, Android, Windows and Kindle devices, as well as on desktops through FOXSportsGO.com. Head over to the SLS site for the complete press release and more info.

SLS Season Dates and Venues
• March 5–6 Tampa Pro – Skatepark of Tampa – Tampa, Florida, USA
• May 21–22 SLS Nike SB Pro Open – Skate Agora BDN I Barcelona, Spain
• July 2 SLS Nike SB World Tour: Munich – Olympic Park – Munich, Germany
• August 28 SLS Nike SB World Tour: New Jersey – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ, USA
• October 2 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship – Galen Center at USC – Los Angeles, CA, USA

FS1 Telecast Schedule
SLS Nike SB Pro Open – Sunday, May 22 (9:30 PM – 11:00 PM ET)
SLS Nike SB World Tour: Munich – Saturday, July 2 (1:30 PM – 3:00 PM ET)
SLS Nike SB World Tour: New Jersey – Sunday, August 28 (5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET)
SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship – Sunday, October 2 (10:30 PM – 12:00 AM ET)

Vans to Host Worldwide Celebrations Culminating 50 Years of “Off The Wall”

Vans 50th HOVPress Release: On March 16, 2016, Vans brings together 50 years of “Off The Wall” heritage in action sports, art, music and street culture for a worldwide celebration of creative expression at the House of Vans. Vans’ legacy will be brought to life in ten cities across the globe to celebrate its 50th anniversary alongside the extended Vans family that have made the brand what it is today. From New York to London to Hong Kong, Vans is thrilled to welcome a mix of eclectic performers including Nas, Dinosaur Jr., Wu-Tang Clan, The Kills, Erykah Badu, Jamie xx, Dizzee Rascal, Yeasayer, Shlohmo and more, within an immersive brand environment specially created for Vans’ anniversary year. Additionally, guests at every location will be welcomed to participate in a range of workshops for a hands-on experience that is truly Vans.

The highly anticipated House of Vans experience showcases Vans’ unique culture through multifaceted activations including D.I.Y workshops, shoe personalization, a retrospective look at the brand’s history, curated musical performances, and an interactive, 3-D display of Vans’ 2016 brand campaign, which is set to release March 16. Upon entering the House of Vans, patrons will take a walk through Vans history for an intimate look at memorabilia installations highlighting 50 years of iconic moments. To honor and tell the story of Vans’ design progression, Vans has partnered with esteemed collectors Skateboardmuseum Berlin and @PillowHeat from The Other Side of the Pillow to present a gallery of vintage Vans products. Attending guests will revel in the sounds of a genre-diverse selection of musical talent including punk rock, hip-hop, indie and electronic, all which represent Vans’ unique music aesthetic.

The most exciting component of the House of Vans 50th anniversary events comes from the engaging experience that will bring to life Vans’ 2016 brand campaign. Not yet released, the 2016 Vans brand campaign puts a spotlight on Vans’ 50 years of enabling creative expression through the brand’s cultural pillars. For a sneak peak at the campaign visit YouTube.com/vans.

The March 16 kick off events are the beginning of the global expansion of House of Vans, which further cements Vans’ dedication to fostering creative expression through action sports, art, music and street culture. Throughout 2016, Vans will host a variety of activations including skateboarding demos, music events, interactive design workshops and art installations, all to continue to encourage the creative communities that have supported Vans for the past 50 years. As the cultural hub for Vans, House of Vans seeks to inspire and connect with everyone who enters the space. With two permanent locations, one in New York and the second in London, Vans’ golden anniversary year will introduce pop-up House of Vans experiences to more locations around the globe creating a space where Vans enthusiasts around the world can interact with the brand one-on-one.

The March 16 House of Vans events will be hosted in Austin, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, London, São Paulo, Hong Kong, Seoul, Cape Town and Kuala Lumpur. RSVP today for an event near you and to learn more about House of Vans visit www.houseofvans.com.

Street League Introduces SLS Picks for 2016

SLS Picks 2016Street League has announced and introduced SLS Picks for 2016 where four new non-SLS pros, hand picked by SLS and their fans, will skate in the year’s SLS Nike SB World Tour.

Additional non-SLS Pros will still have the opportunity to make it into SLS via Tampa Pro & the SLS Pro Open. SLS Picks is being added for Pros that may not skate contests, but put it down heavy in the streets with incredible video parts and raw street skateboarding. To date, Miles Silvas, Kyle Walker Kevin Bradley and Chris Joslin have been announced as SLS Picks.

Double Rock: All-Star Montage

YouTube Preview Image On any given day, there might be a rager inside The Rock. Here’s a chunk of some heavy-hitting footage from the last couple months. Keep up with Thrasher Magazine here.

Witchcraft Hardware : Rikk Fields

Street Canoe brings to you an exclusive from their friends at Witchcraft Hardware. This edit features Rikk Fields in a section of his lost footage from the past twelve months. The filming took place in some random British towns and citys from Wigan, Liverpool, Cornwall, Scotland to Hongkong.