New Professionals

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Toy Machine and Eswic put together a secretive party for Dakota Servold where he was greeted and surprised with his new status as a professional. Along the same lines, but without the surprise, Mark Suicu and Brian Delatorre have been ushered into the professional ranks with Habitat signature decks of their own.

Love Letters to Skateboarding: Editor’s Choice

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Vans OffTheWall.tv is excited to bring us the season premiere of Jeff Grosso’s Loveletters to Skateboarding. As an ode to years past and the lost gems of footage and archives, Jeff takes a look back on the making of Loveletters to bring you his “Editor’s Choice” of best photos and videos with the launch of this fourth season of Love Letters.. Watch some of his favorite moments in skateboarding -some of which you’ve heard about, and others never before seen!

Cuba Skate Documentary in the Works

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In July and August of this year, several skaters and filmmakers will be traveling on a people-to-people visa to Havana, Cuba in an effort to document the lives and experiences of Cuban skaters for a documentary film. Miles Jackson will be leading the effort and will begin by hitting all of Havana’s skate spots, hosting competitions at the local park, and traveling across the country to visit emerging skate communities in other provinces. Throughout the trip, the crew will be filming and interviewing the skaters, their families, and members of the community, to truly grasp what it is like to be a skater in Cuba.

The group has set up a Kickstarter page with plenty of information. Donations have been coming in steady and the funding has reached close to 3/4ths of its goal. But they are still just $2100 short of the needed funds to move forward with the project. The deadline is June 7th. Please contribute whatever financial donations that you can in the coming weeks.

New Goods from Thunder Trucks

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Thunder Trucks just dropped their new summer catalog release featuring new pro trucks from Theotis Beasley, Shane O’neill, Austyn Gillette, Marc Johnson and others.

Be sure to check out the Thunder Rain Check clip above with Alec Majerus as he escapes the Minnesota weather at 3rd Lair Skatepark.

Heroin’s Video Nasty – Trailer Two

The new video project from Heroin Skateboards, Video Nasty, is nearly done.
This new barrage of visual goodness will feature new footage of Daniel Shimizu, Gou Miyagi, Deer Man of Dark Woods, Rogie, Tom Day, Stephen Malet, Craig Questions, Adrian Adrid, Fos, Chopper and the Osaka Daggers. One question that we have to ask though, “Where’s Chet?”

The second Video Nasty trailer (above) features Tom Day, another good English lad, who got on the HUF UK team earlier this week and also rides for Manchesters NOTE skate shop.

Change Ups and New Beginnings

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After a long and dedicated relationship, Brain Anderson has put his thoughts to paper to announce that he’s left the Girl camp towards a project of his own direction. Only time will tell who else will join him in this endeavor. Will it be Alex Olson who has also parted ways with that renowned family of rippers? Along that same line, Anthony Van Engelen and Jason Dill had parted ways with Alien Workshop a couple of weeks ago and are said to have a new initiative in the works as well.

Florida’s Blake Carpenter has landed a spot as the newest am on the Toy Machine roster. He’s also been added to the Dekline Footwear team.