Thrasher Mag sent Ewan Bowman down to Brazil to film Luan de Oliveira for a couple weeks in and around his hometown of Porto Alegre. They came through with an amazing video that will be premiering on the Thrasher site on Monday. Look for it.
By now you know that Tom has turned pro and has a rookie board out with Expedition. They’ve also made a limited-edition Cast Cruiser to commemorate the occasion. To celebrate, a good chunk of the Expedition team came by to try their luck on the fun-shaped deck and get some in the Transworld park.
Don’t forget to head over to the Transworld site and leave a comment for your chance to win the Pay Day.
Cowtown 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 “firstname.lastname@example.org for registration. Limited spots available for Nationally recognized industry sponsored ams.
Vans 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.