It’s that time of year once again. Thrasher magazine carries on its tradition of awarding its Skater of The Year trophy, an over-sized check, and the cover to the skater that has racked up the gnarliest photos, produced the heaviest video parts, amassed a stack of webclips, perhaps even some contest results, and absolutely ruled it on their skateboard over the past 12 months. So who’s it gonna be? Who’s earned it? Who’s your pick?
Drop on by Thrasher’s 2013 SOTY Contender page to see the definitive list of of semi-finalists and make your vote count.
Black Sheep is proud to announce the Don Pendleton x Black Sheep skate deck which will be available in store and online tomorrow Friday, November 22nd.
This limited edition release is available in sizes 8″, 8.125″, 8.25″ and 8.5″ featuring color stained tops. Each deck is hand screen printed in the USA. In celebration of the 10 Year Anniversary of Black Sheep and the launch of Darkroom Skateboards, legendary designer Don Pendleton created a custom Black Sheep graphic in true iconic style. Pendleton’s artwork has been featured and shredded all around the globe– having created classic graphics for Alien Workshop, Element, Zero, Stereo, Heroin, the Hundreds, Pearl Jam, and many more with techniques that range from digital and hand painted artwork to original installations for gallery shows internationally.
“This collaboration is a huge milestone for Black Sheep. We are longtime fans of Don Pendleton’s work. He is a legend in world of skate graphics, a lifelong skateboarder, and an avid supporter of independent skate shops. This month marks Black Sheep’s 10th anniversary, so this collaboration is especially meaningful for us and a great way to celebrate.”
– Josh Frazier, Owner
Pro skateboarder Brian Anderson gives XGames.com the lowdown on leaving Girl Skateboards, starting 3D Skateboards, parting ways with Alex Olson and what video part he’s working on next.
Ryan Sheckler and Torey Pudwill will be on site to skate at the opening of the 40,000 square foot Kennesaw Skatepark in Georgia this weekend. A new SLS skate plaza and bowl features in the South has arrived!
Brian Lotti and Karl watson will be at the Kayo Fairfax flagship store showcasing Brian’s artwork, along with the original sketches and wood blocks for a new board series collaboration done with Karl Watson for Organika. Special Live Jazz Music by The Adam Topol Quartet.
RSVP for this event through the Organika Facebook page.
In the second episode of Arnette’s ‘Multiple Personality Disorder’ Skate Series, the team hopped into a fifteen passenger van and drove their way from North Carolina up to New York City for some good old fashioned city street skating.