Anti-Art McNett Show in SF This Saturday

Dennis McNett Art Show
Dennis McNett is having an Anti-Art Show this Saturday, August 3rd, at the Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco from 6-9pm. The show features all 26 Antihero boards done by Dennis McNett and the process by which he created the artwork for each, featuring carved wood blocks and limited edition prints. This will be a great show. Don’t miss out if you’re in the area!

New Beginnings and Change Ups

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If you haven’t already heard, after an 8-year run, Paul Rodriguez has left Plan B in search of a new beginning and maintaining control his own new skateboard brand. Tune into the interview above to hear the details from him in his own words.

On the skate shoe front, Peter Ramondetta’s clean signature shoes on HUF have just dropped. Be sure to check ‘em out and support Pete! Speaking of HUF, Dylan Rieder and Austyn Gillette have both joined the team with signature shoes in development right now. Elsewhere, Matt Bennett’s pro shoe on Dekline has just rolled out onto the skate shop shelves. Check his intro video right here. More shoe news reveals that I Path is going through a bit of a restructure with its team and focus and Manny Santiago has signed on as their newest pro going forward. Stay tuned.

Resuscitated from the mid 90s, Dan Drehobl has relaunched Freedumb Airlines and his cynical and thought provoking graphics are great to see back in the mix of skateboarding. So far, he’s released several of his classic art tees and they’re available on his new site. Don’t goon it and go for the corpo crap, support a dedicated skater and buy a Piscat tee or two for you and your gal.

Gonz Joins ISFF & GoPro Filmmaker Challenge 2013

Mark GonzalesGoPro, has announced that Mark Gonzales, one of the most creative minds in skateboarding and most renowned artists of his generation, will participate in the first-ever International Skateboard Film Festival (ISFF) + GoPro Filmmaker Challenge 2013. Nine other participating filmmakers will join Mark, including Craig R. Stecyk III (USA), James Holman (New Zealand), Russell Houghten (USA), Philip Evans (Ireland), Takahiro Morita (Japan), Sebastien Abes (France), Ryan Dearth (USA), Elard Robles (Peru) and Dan Wolfe (USA).

Each filmmaker is creating a short film (three to eight minutes in length) on any subject related to skateboarding, exclusively shot and edited with the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition. A panel of judges from the Academy of Skateboard Filmmakers, along with a few invited guest judges, will select the winner based on originality, execution, and editing. The top three will be recognized and awarded at the ISFF Awards Ceremony.

Gonzales’ film, along with the nine other entrants, will be hosted exclusively on the International Skateboard Film Festival website.

The International Skateboard Film Festival is the premier film festival dedicated to honoring the creativity of filmmaking within the skateboard industry. Giving recognition to both the filmmakers and their creations, the festival opens a whole new path into the recognition of skateboarding as a lifestyle and a worldwide art form. The Festival is open to filmmakers from around the world, independent to emerging, skate shops, media, and brands. ISFF is sanctioned by the Academy of Skateboard Filmmakers, Arts & Science (ASF), an honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and science of skateboard films. Comprised of some of the most iconic and influential figures in skateboarding, it is the industry’s first and only organization to represent the art of filmmaking. ISFF is proud to actively contribute to skateboard filmmaking creativeness in such way for its 4th annual edition which will take place in Los Angeles on November 10, 2013.

Now open for submissions, categories for the competition are: Best Brand, Best Director, Best Documentary, Best Independent & Emerging, Best Short, Best Skate Shop Video, Best Soundtrack and Best Solo Part. Submissions will be accepted through August 31, 2013.

Van Doren Invitational Results

Steve Van Doren Out on the sand of Huntington Beach and in what will hopefully become the first annual Van Doren Invitational, many of the world’s gnarliest bowlriders, delivered a heavy display of top notch skating this weekend. In today’s Pro/AM Finals, Ben Hatchell emerged on top of the podium along with Greyson Fletcher and Raven Tershy in second and third respectively. The heats were stacked with plenty of hits, collisions and near misses, and the barrage of rapid fire tricks made it all that much sicker.

Stop by the Vans skate and the US Open sites to view complete results, photos and the recorded webcast of the action in case you missed it. Wow!

Final Results
1. Ben Hatchell – $25,000
2. Greyson Fletcher – $15,000
3. Raven Tershy 10 – $10,000
4. Tony Trujillo
5. Ben Raybourne
6. Curren Caples
7. Aaron Hamoki
8. Kevin Kowalski
9. Brad McClain
10. Chris Gregson
11. Charlie Blair
12. Ronnie Sandoval

Full Rotation – Part 2: Tom Schaar

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In the second episode of Full Rotation, Tom showcases his vert skills with commentary by Neal Hendrix, Kevin Staab, and Eddie Reategui. Find out exactly why Tom Schaar is turning heads everywhere.

Real Skateboards Summer Catalog Refresh

Real SkateboardsThe newest release from Real Skateboards introduces the all new Low Pro II construction decks, the Wrecking Crew Pro Series, Busenitz Overkill, a look at Ishod’s newest ad and new Custom Oval decks that can personalized as your own Pro REAL deck. Dig in.