The release of Nyjah Huston’s first DC signature shoe hits hard with a never before done trick at Hollywood High. Yet again, this teenage phenom leaves another benchmark in the skateboarding history books.
Heroin Skateboards’ third Video Nasty trailer features the mysterious entity known only as “Deer Man of Dark Woods” part of the infamous Barrier Kult. Hailing from the frozen wastelands of Canada, Deer Man has committed himself wholly and unreservedly to the unholy act of “Barrier” skating, finding a purity in it that he felt was perhaps lacking in other aspects of skateboarding.
This trailer contains scenes of ritualistic barrier worship, and skateboarding of the most diabolical kind, it is NOT recommended for the faint hearted. Keep telling yourselves, it’s only a trailer, it’s only a trailer… Video Nasty drops in July 2013.
The 7th Annual Clash at Clairemont takes place tomorrow at the Mission Valley YMCA near San Diego tomorrow to raise awareness about cancer and funds for the Grind For Life cancer charity. In the mix this year are Tony Hawk, Andy Macdonald, Bucky Lasek, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Elliot Sloan, Sergie Ventura, Lincoln Ueda, Duane Peters, Eddie Elguera, Christian Hosoi, Mike McGill and others. Music by Mix Master Mike along with special guests, P.O.D. and Three Wheels Out.
The Clash at Clairemont 7 will feature the Sonic Generations of Skate presented by Sonic Lost World! This unique team competition format celebrates three generations of half-pipe skateboarding over the past decades. Each team consists of one 40-something skater (first generation), one 30-something skater (second generation) and one 20- something or younger skater (third generation) competing against the other teams with the same mix!
Check the official Clash at Clairemont 7 site for directions and complete info and details.
Jenkem Mag and Tim O’Connor give us a bit of humor to kick off the weekend in this first part of “Dear Tim” which covers online dating, getting laid as a white guy, new beginnings, and more. Sit back and be entertained.
After many months of hard work, Skateistan has opened a new state of the art skateboarding and education facility in Mazar-e-Sharif, a city of about 400,000 in Northern Afghanistan. Skateistan staff and volunteers, from Mazar and Kabul, were joined by 250 guests to celebrate the official opening of the new project.
Skateistan presented Governor Atta with his own board and helmet, after which some of Afghanistan’s best male and female skaters, instructors from Skateistan Kabul, put on demonstrations, setting new records on the “great wall of Afghanistan”, a feature of the new park.
Bernd Kuebart, Acting Head, Extension Office Mazar-e Sharif, of the German Embassy spoke at the event, explaining that although foreign troops will be withdrawing throughout 2014, the civilian presence in Afghanistan remains. Skateistan is proud to have plans to increase the organization’s student reach by 200% moving into 2014.
The construction of Skateistan Mazar-e-Sharif has been generously funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, and the Embassies of Denmark and Norway in Afghanistan have provided core funding for activities in 2013.
Oliver Percovich, Skateistan’s Founder and Executive Director, thanked the guests for joining the clebration and for the support from the local and international community. He was enormously proud to be able to continue sharing a passion for skateboarding, art, sports and education with growing numbers of youth in Afghanistan.
The three part facility consists of a standalone indoor skatepark, with ramps constructed by IOU, a multi-sports faciity, and a colourful educational facilty constructed using shipping containers sourced from within Afghanistan. Guests at the event remarked that they had never seen anything like this building in the country. Providing indoor sports facilities has proven to be an essential factor in securing the ongoing participation of Afghan girls, since many are not comfortable with or not permitted to engage in sports in public.
Three hundred and thirty five students, mostly girls, have already registered for programs, and staff are excited to begin skateboarding and sports lessons with the youth June 1st.
Venture trucks just dropped its news summer catalog with a new Always On Grind video clip from Sewa Kroetkov. Also in the mix are Keelan Dadd’s first pro Venture truck and the new Champion truck pack from Torey Pudwill, PJ Ladd, and P-Rod. Dig in now.