Dreams do come true, just ask 19 year old Andreas Belton from Durham North Carolina. Andreas’ life changed when he was convinced by one of his friends to enter DGK’s Self Made contest and won despite thinking that he did not have a chance. The premise of the contest is simple, post your best 15 seconds of footage on Instagram and tag @DGK and #dgkselfmade. The fans pick their favorite videos each week and eventually narrow it down to six finalists which are voted on again to choose the ultimate winner who will be flown out to California to spend a weekend skating with the DGK team. Andreas describes the experience as being the opportunity of a lifetime.
You’ll have an opportunity to win a chance of a lifetime from DGK later this year when DGK launches Self Made 2. Follow @DGK on Instagram for more information.
Mike Anderson shares some aspects of his life as a pro skater in this 3-minute piece released by Matix. Have a look and get to know this all terrain ripper raised and currently living in Ventura, California.
Over on the Vans Tumblr blog Chris Nieratko caught up with Steve Caballero for an exclusive interview about skating as the rookie wookie in the Van x Star Wars commerical, how he had to have his foot shot with cortisone just to be able to skate, and many more things relative to Star Wars.
To introduce the special edition Vans x Star Wars collection of shoes and apparel launching in June, Vans gathered a crew of phenomenal talent at the Vans Off the Wall Skatepark in Huntington Beach, CA to film a skate contest set back in 1980. After legendary skateboarder Christian Hosoi finishes his run, a rookie wookiee (played by Steve Caballero) rips the bowl and receives mixed scores from the judges. Tony Alva, Steve Van Doren, Steve Alba, Jeff Grosso and others can be seen cheering in the crowd alongside Stormtroopers, Jawas and Chewbacca.
X Games has announced their highly skilled field of competitors for 2014 with an action photo gallery on their site. The guys that will be out there busting their asses to deliver a one-minute video part and a chance at a big payoff this year include: Riley Hawk, Forrest Edwards, James Hardy, Billy Marks, Wes Kremer, David Reyes, Tyler Surrey, Dane Burman, Evan Smith, Rodrigo Petersen, Nick Dompierre, Mikey Taylor, Clint Walker, Davis Torgerson, Moose and Luis Tolentino.