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PHXAM Set for April 5th & 6th

PHXAMCowtown Skateboards is proud to announce the 2014 PHXAM Skateboard Contest presented by Vans Shoes. Top amateur skateboarders from around the world will once again unite in Phoenix on Saturday, April 5th for qualifying day. The top 40 riders will move on to Sunday’s semi-finals round where they will be competing for a piece of the $8,500 cash and prize purse. 1st place will take home $3,000, 2nd place $2,000 and 3rd $1,000. Following the finals, all riders will be eligible to skate in the Red Bull Best Trick contest where the skater who lands the best trick takes home $2,500. PHXAM begins at 10am Saturday, and continues on Sunday at 11am with a Live webcast of the entire competition Sunday at PHXAM.com

Team Managers email “laura@cowtownskateboards.com for registration. Limited spots available for Nationally recognized industry sponsored ams.

Vans X A.skate Spring Footwear Collaboration

AskateVans in collaboration with A.skate, the non-profit foundation created to introduce kids with autism to the engaging and therapeutic effects of skateboarding, are proud to present the Vans x A.skate collaboration for spring 2014. The Vans x A.skate partnership welcomes the first-ever Era Laceless Pro performance model to the Vans Pro Skate line, and marks Vans’ continued support of the A.skate vision.

The Vans x A.skate Era Laceless Pro features Vans Pro Skate performance upgrades plus the added benefit of an easy closure option. The custom “Obsessed to Skate” insole artwork by Jay Croft calls out autism’s obsessive tendencies and brings awareness to A.skate’s mission to channel that energy through skateboarding.

“Autism, like skateboarding, can be unpredictable and often times unruly,” says Crys Worley, founder of A.skate Foundation. “A.skate embraces the parts of autism that are hard to understand and gives children an outlet that is free of rules or judgement, allowing them to be social, without them being ‘social.’”

For every pair sold, a portion of the profit will go to support A.skate in their mission to empower kids with autism everywhere, including hosting nationwide autism-friendly skate clinics. The Vans and A.skate collaboration is available now.

Spring 2014 with Brixton

YouTube Preview Image Brixton initiates the launch of their Spring 2014 collection with this visit to the quickie mart.

Live On K-OOK 1800AM – New Antihero Goods

YouTube Preview ImageNow live on K-OOK 1800AM Radio, the newest roll out of goods from Antihero featuring Frank Gerwer’s look at the full line up of 2014 Vagrant All Stars, Grosso’s career saving street video part, and new pro boards from Trujillo, Gerwer, Pfanner, Cardiel and more.

Legends Collide in Oakland: Levi’s Skateboarding

YouTube Preview ImageWhen the Levi’s enlisted the thoughtful eye of skateboarding master lensman, Jon Humphries, to capture their Spring 2014 Skateboarding Collection video, they limited location scouting to the brand’s native Bay Area. With so many options in their backyard, they settled on Oakland – it was clear the video needed a uniquely Oakland track.

The natural fit…Deltron 3030’s iconic classic, “Mastermind”. Del, Dan and Kid Koala’s tracks have been the backdrop to many skateboarding video parts since the early 2000s. It wasn’t enough to simply have their beats and rhymes, so Levi’s invited the Bay Area duo of Del and Dan to play cameos in the short film as well.

“Humphries was an obvious choice to repeat as director,” explains Levi’s Creative Director, Michael Leon, “He has a long history with the Levi’s crew and the talent to direct the video and shoot still at the same time. He took on some ambitious techniques like shooting with a crane truck on the Bay Bridge and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the results.”

Tune in as Jon Humphries talks about the project from a behind the scenes perspective. Then follow the links at the end to view the full length commercial on the new Levi’s Skateboarding website where you can view the Spring ’14 Collection in its entirety.

MOB Grip x Mouse Facebook Giveaway

YouTube Preview ImageMOB Grip and Mouse partnered up to give away five packs of MOB x Mouse grip through this month. Drop by the Win Mouse MOB Facebook page and enter to win.