We are saddened to share the news that Preston Maigetter one of skateboarding’s best dudes, staff filmer for Thrasher mag and an influential friend to so many of us around the world has passed away in a tragic accident on Wednesday evening. He could put a smile on anyone’s face, turn a nightmare road trip into one of glory days, cook up a mean barbecue for the whole squad and film the entire trip without worrying about where he was to sleep eat night. That’s just how great he was and how easy P Stone rolled through his life as a die hard skateboarder. He will be sorely missed and but his influence upon us will never be forgotten. We offer our deepest sympathy to his family. Rest Easy Preston.
In celebration of the release of the all new Converse Cons x Chocolate Skateboards collaboration designed by Kenny Anderson, Kenny hit the streets of Los Angeles, Ca with some of his closest friends and put the product to the test. After the skating was done, Kenny’s creative juices were still flowing so he decided to enlist longtime friend Alberto Bof to create an original track to accompany the shredding. Enjoy!
The short film features the Girl Skateboards team on the road traveling from Seattle, Washington to San Francisco, California. Along the way they captured their adventures on the new Kodak Super8 camera. Featuring Andrew Brophy, Cory Kennedy, Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Rick McCrank, Sean Malto, Simon Bannerot and Tyler “Manchild” Pacheco.
The collaboration includes an offering of skateboards, wheels, and printed apparel. The Kodak | Girl Skateboard Co. collection is now available finer skate shops world wide. Visit http://girlskateboards.com/kodak/
Lance Mountain set out to make a TV show in 2009 to pay respect to the generation of skaters from the late 1970s. This included two pioneers Bobby Valdez and Darrell Miller who didn’t become household names, but nonetheless they had a huge impact on Lance and skateboarding’s progression. The show never happened but Jeff Grosso and the Six Stair crew located all of the footage and decided to cut the story together. Have a look!
James Craig discusses growing up in Orange County CA, getting sponsored by Liberty Boardshop, beating his older brother in contests, getting on Grindking, showing off for Koston at the courthouse, skating for Society, getting on Blind, having a personalized song in The Blind Video, tearing his ACL, leaving DVS for Circa, becoming team manager for Dwindle, getting let go from Dwindle, his company smlwheels, starting his new job at the Boardr and much more…