Exactly when is the right time for one to turn pro? Well, for one, when that skater has properly earned it with video parts, magazine coverage, tours, demos, shop appearances, web clips and an overall good attitude and connection with other skaters. Perhaps a few contest placings can’t hurt either. One such individual has rightfully attained all of this and the skateboard market has demanded a board with his signature on it. This year’s newest rookie pro is Element’s Evan Smith. His video project “The Evan Smith Experience” releases this Thursday, March 21st, along with his first edition pro model product. Congrats pal!
In other happenings, vert veteran Paul Zitzer has been added to the Roger Skateboards squad. Paul Shier and Nick Jensen’s emerging new board company has announced five of its six team riders so far. In addition to themselves, the team includes Tom Knox (UK), Sylvain Tognelli, and Jon Nguyen. Who’s got the final spot?
Stereo has welcomed Ben Fisher to their team of agents. Hot on the heels of the “CSFU” release, little ripper Chris Russell has been enlisted to Creature’s band of fiends. Nick Tucker has earned a proper spot on the Supra team and Roger Skateboards has re-turned Canada’s Nate Lacoste pro with this stack of footage.
Over the weekend John Magnusson and his crew delivered another great Vert Attack gathering and competition at the Bryggeriet Skatepark in Malmö, Sweden. For those of you not familiar with this skateboarding event, the live webcast footage has been embedded below. Have a look and watch the action with the Pros, Ams, Masters and Juniors from all over the world as the Dutchman Stan Postmus delivers the play-by-play commentary from the flatbottom. WWE stlye indeed.
Complete results can be found through the official Vert Attack/Skate Malmö site.
1. Sam Beckett (UK)
2. Jüergen Horwarrth (GER)
3. Giorgio Zattoni (ITA)
4. Renton Millar (AUS)
5. Josh Stafford (US)
6. Jake Andersson (UK)
7. Brad McClain (US)
8. Lincoln Ueda (BRA)
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Filmed over a couple of trips to Philadelphia during the fall of 2012 and winter of 2013, Mark Suciu makes his official debut for adidas Skateboarding.
GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile cameras has announced the launch of the first ever International Skateboard Film Festival + GoPro Filmmaker Challenge 2013. ISFF selected a panel of ten filmmakers from around the world, including past ISFF winners and world-class skate videographers to compete in the Challenge.
The ten participating filmmakers are: Craig R. Stecyk III (USA), James Holman (New Zealand), Russell Houghten (USA), Philip Evans (Ireland), Takahiro Morita (Japan), Sebastien Abes (France), Ryan Dearth (USA), Josh Stewart (USA), Elard Robles (Peru) and Dan Wolfe (USA). Read the full press release right here.
The guys behind Skate Talk that bring you hard hitting interviews live over the web have launched their website. Drop on by and check out their past show with commentary from the Foundation team from the “That’s Life” era. More to come.
The Street League has announced its 2013 tour of events which includes three international stops which are a part of the X Games global expansion. Beginning next month, SLS kicks off in Brazil followed by Spain, Kansas City, Munich, Portland, Los Angeles and New Jersey on the schedule.
Notably, both DC Shoes and Monster Energy are nowhere to be found as title sponsors this season. Who’s fronting all of the cash for the total prize purse of $2,095,000?