The skateboarding world was rocked early this morning by the news that original Z Boy, Jay Adams had died of a massive heart attack while vacationing with friends and surfing in Mexico. Jay embodied the raw and aggressive mold that modern skateboarding was founded upon. He inspired generations of skaters to get vertical and strive for their own radical and personal progression. Without him, TA and a few others’ involvement decades ago, skateboarding would have a very different imprint on the youth of today.
Dogtowner and renowned skateboarding legend Stacy Peralta shares the details of this matter more in depth on Thrasher Magazine’s site for better perspective.
Rest in Peace Jay Boy. You will forever live on in our hearts.
Frosch Media, an award-winning game studio, has announced Skater, a best-in-class open world skateboarding game that is coming to the iOS App Store later this month. Frosh Media teamed up with etnies, Emerica, éS, Foundation, Lakai, Toy Machine, Zero, Baker, Deathwish, Shake Junt, Pig Wheels and Bro Style to allow Skater players to skate their newest products at some of the most renowned street spots like the Carlsbad Gap, Hollywood High (pictured below) and the best parks including The Berrics, Woodward and Stoner Plaza.
Learn more about Skater, sign up for the newsletter, and keep an eye out for launch in a few weeks.
David Gravette looks back at 2012’s Dew Tour Streetstyle event on the sloped section of San Francisco’s Harrison Street where he nailed down a second place finish. Watch for Gravette ripping up the streetstyle course again this Sunday, August 17 at 7pm ET at DewTour.com/LIVE or download the NBC Sports Live Extra app.
Sierra Fellers has recently joined the professional lineup alongside Chad Bartie and Josh Hawkins at Ramshakle skateboards.
Today, the Sheckler Foundation announces its top four finalists for Ryan Sheckler’s 3rd “Be the Change” initiative to help action sports athletes and children in need. Board Rescue, Ashley Wade Foundation, Adaptive Action Sports and Brad Smeele were selected as finalists out of the numerous entries submitted from individuals and organizations throughout the country. These top four deserving finalists have been chosen and placed on the Sheckler Foundation’s site for the final vote, which raises greater awareness towards its causes. The finalist that receives the most votes by Monday, August 25, 2014 will receive support from the foundation, its SkateBOARD members and up to $10,000 in funding to elevate its cause.
Roll around the streets of Portland, Oregon with David Gravette as he hits up local skate spots around the Rose City. Gravette even checks out Broadway Street, the Skate Streetsyle location for the upcoming Toyota City Championships. Watch Gravette compete LIVE in the event on Sunday, August 17 at 7pm ET / 4pm PST at DewTour.com/LIVE or via the NBC Sports Live Extra app.