éS is excited to be celebrating 20 years of 100% commitment to skateboarding, design and innovation by relaunching the legendary Sal 23 as a slimmed down limited edition Sal 20. Have a look at the video (above) with archival footage, new clips and Sal breaking down the Sal 20’s design process.
Sal has been a pivotal personality in skate style, fashion and design for more than 20 years. As one of the pioneers of 90s street skating, Sal earned pro boards with H-Street and Plan B – two of the most influential board companies of that era.
Although his first pro shoe “Sal 23” was an etnies model, Sal’s style on and off the board lent itself perfectly to the launch of éS in 1995. The Sal 23 pro model has remained one of the most iconic and demanded pro skate shoes ever created.
This shoe is available at finer skate shops around the world today. Check out the shop locator on esskateboarding.com to find a shop carrying them in your area.
Dan Broad is a veteran skater and graphic designer from London and over the last five years he’s been researching, collecting and re-drawing hundreds of skateboard company logos from the 70s to the mid 90s. From this work, he’s designed and screen printed a series of three limited edition prints and he’s released them under his company Backpull.
There have been many amount of skateboard brands over the last 40 or so years, some large and well known, others smaller, more underground or short lived. These awesome prints don’t champion any one single company, but they commemorate as many as possible within each era. This is by no means a complete history, but more of a collection of some of Dan’s (and our) favorite logos from the 70s, 80s and mid 90s all designed within a shaped deck from each respective era.
A percentage of all Backpull profits from the sale of the prints will go to skateboard causes in the UK, such as helping fund the resurfacing of a local ramp or donating to skate related charities. Basically, whoever could do with a helping hand and is doing something positive so that people can enjoy and benefit from skateboarding.
• Hand pulled 3 color screenprint
• 270gsm Bread & Butter Edition, acid free paper
• 42cm x 92cm
• Hand embossed & numbered
• Limited Edition of 100 of each print
• Each print is priced at £75.00 GBP – roughly equivalent to $114.00 USD + shipping
Looking for a unique gift for the significant skater in your life for a birthday present of the holidays? These high quality Backpull prints are high up on our list!
In addition to this “Knows” clip with Daniel DuBois, Thunder Trucks has dropped its second Fall Drop release with JT Aultz’s backside flip too fast for the fuzz. See JT’s new ad, plus all new Paranora Lights and Hollow Lights, Brad Cromer’s first Pro Trucks, Sonora Livewires and more right here.
Red hot am out of the Washington DC area, Yoshi Tanenbaum rose the top of the podium at three Damn Am Select Series stops in 2015 and has now also earned the title of The Skateboard Mag’s Damn Am of the Year. For all of his efforts, he gets a entry to 2016’s SLS Pro Open after his dreserved spot Tampa Am’s in the Semi-Finals in early November. Head over to SPoTTampa.com for more info.
Join Frank Gerwer and Andrew Allen this week for The Conversation and the newest Fall ’15 Drop 2 Release from Antihero.
Jason Adams has reconnected with John Lucero and Black Label to carry on with the brand’s long standing tradition of creative skateboarding. Welcome back kid!