The Nine Club Episode 62: James Craig

YouTube Preview ImageJames Craig discusses growing up in Orange County CA, getting sponsored by Liberty Boardshop, beating his older brother in contests, getting on Grindking, showing off for Koston at the courthouse, skating for Society, getting on Blind, having a personalized song in The Blind Video, tearing his ACL, leaving DVS for Circa, becoming team manager for Dwindle, getting let go from Dwindle, his company smlwheels, starting his new job at the Boardr and much more…

 

Concrete Dinosaurs Part 1 – Romford Skatepark

YouTube Preview ImageOur British skate pals at Sidewalk Magazine have recently posted up a momentuous feature on their site which highlights a special skate session upon England’s storied Romford Skatepark. Nearly 40 years old and still dedicating its rough and crusty surfaces to skaters from many generations, Romford continues to hold its weight in gnar and benchmarks. Raven Tershy, Rune Glifberg, Ben Hatchell and Sam Beckett recently convened upon this hallowed ground to have a session long to remember. Have a look!

Vans Celebrates 25 Years of the Half Cab

Vans Half Cab 25This fall, the Vans Half Cab celebrates 25 years of legendary skateboarding heritage. Originally released in 1992, the Half Cab represents an era of true design innovation. Constructed by street skaters in the early 90s by cutting the collar off the original Vans Caballero pro model and spawning the “lighter, better, faster” version of its predecessor, the iconic signature shoe for Steve Caballero has stood the test of time as a Vans Pro Skate favorite. The Half Cab has indisputably revolutionized performance skate progression, and still to this day, represents the leading-edge modifications in skateboarding footwear for which Vans has come to be known.

An icon in his own right with more than 45 years of influential skateboarding under his belt, from his tenure as part of the original Bones Brigade crew to his decades-long career as a pioneer of skateboarding from vert and park, to street and bowl, Vans honors legend Steve Caballero with the release of two exclusive Half Cab colorways in the token silver anniversary hue and classic black.

Half Cab 25 HeelHighlighting premium pig suede uppers, metallic silver details, and a tonal embroidered “XXV” on the back heel for a commemorative touch, the 25th Anniversary Vans Half Cab is equipped with Vans Pro Skate’s signature Pro Classics performance innovation, featuring supportive ULTRACUSH HD sockliners for resilient cushioning and advanced comfort, and DURACAP reinforced underlays in high abrasion areas for premium durability and consistent fit.

The Vans Half Cab 25th Anniversary colorways are available now at authorized Vans Pro Skate dealers near you. Visit Vans.com/skate for the dealer locator and more information on the latest Vans performance skate models.

Palace Skateboads: The Merchandise

Palace Skateboards drops a new edit featuring heaps of NYC footage, more Danny Brady footage than we could have ever hoped for, and, you guesses it, Lucas Puig!

PASS~PORT – GOOD~BYE VX

YouTube Preview ImageThe Aussie rippers over at Passport Skateboards are bidding farewell to the format that we all admire so dearly and have made the switch over to a crisper, more convenient format. Here’s their last montage filmed with the Vx1000 camera. Enjoy.

King of The Road – And The Winner is…

Three of the gnarliest teams in skateboarding have stepped up to the challenges all along the roads and disparate regions of America. The miles and wild experiences are behind them and the points have been tallied. Tune into this episode of Viceland and Thrasher Magazine’s King of The Road series. Who’s got it nailed this year?