In this fourth episode Ed discusses the depths of a dark era for skateboarding, with his financial problems, feuds and becoming an unsponsored professional. But Ed’s creative spark endured he put together the a scrappy company called Toy Machine Bloodsucking Skateboard Company. As the months and years and assorted Toy Machine team riders rolled on, Jamie Thomas nailed the production with “Welcome to Hell”, the video that would cement Ed and Toy Machine’s legacy. Tune in.
As veteran skate professional Jamie Thomas enters his 20th year as a pro, he reminisces about former video parts, tales of lost footage and more for ESPN.
Tom Asta, Chris Cole, Kyle Frederick, Jimmy Carlin, and more set it off for Reign in Transworld’s “Brick & Mortar”. Read an interview with Tom about the shop here, and get ready for Tom’s Pro Spotlight Video coming tomorrow at TWS.
In the works for the past two years or so, the SK8FACE film which digs into the history and evolution of skateboard art and culture is nearing completion. Up to this point, SK8FACE founder and filmmaker Matt Bass’ creative efforts, travel and hours invested in this project have been self-funded.
The next phase of this worthy project involves editing, motion graphics, photo and music licensing, mastering and more.
Head over to SK8FACE’s Kickstarter page where you can learn more and pledge funds to the fundraising effort needed to complete this very insightful and important film. Have a look at the SK8FACE micro movie series as well!
For this edition of Typical Culture’s “Grip It & Rip It”, Trevor Ward sets up a fresh deck in Downtown San Diego and cruises around the city to break it in.