SLS Mobile App True Skate Has Arrived

True SkateThe official Street League Skateboarding mobile game, True Skate has been released and it’s available for download from iTunes, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore for Android. Download your copy today and make sure to grab the $1.00 in-app purchase of the Street League Skateboarding Kansas City course and rip it like your favorite SLS Pros.

This app includes easy-to-follow, ISX™ instant scoring format, the same scoring format used to judge the SLS Pros during each SLS contest, which gives users the ability to compete in their own virtual SLS Nike SB World Tour. Plans to replicate SLS Pros actual skate tricks as they did them in SLS contests is also a long term vision for the True Skate.

Tune in Sunday, June 29th at 7pm ET, to FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO, and the official webcast at streetleague.com for Stop One of the 2014 SLS Nike SB World Tour.

Todd Francis’ Look Away Book Release Tonight

Look AwayTodd Francis and friends are celebrating the release and signing for his new book “Look Away” tonight in Los Angeles from 6-9pm at Hennessey + Ingalls. There’ll be free drinks, a huge Special Crud pigeon mural, all of the new Antihero decks releasing in conjunction with the book and a free pair of Stance socks for the first 50 people to purchase the book. Plus, Todd will be painting special Crud Pigeons live during the event as well.

Shogo Kubo Passes Away

Shogo KuboSocial media channels across the internet has been abuzz over the past hours with posts, obituaries and reports that loved, respected and famed Z Boy and Dogtown skateboarding pioneer Shogo Kubo had died while paddleboarding near his home in Hawaii yesterday morning. Shogo was a bonafide influence on skateboarders since the early 70′s and he possessed that style that we all strived for. Veteran skate photographer has shared some profound words and important photos in respect to Shog’s passing. Please have a read and the next time that you’re on your skateboard, please lay into a long stylish grind in remembrance of our fallen friend. Rest in Peace Shogo Kubo.

The New Thunder 143 Arrives

YouTube Preview ImageThunder Trucks just dropped a new site and videos for their all new Thunder 143 truck which features a quicker, more responsive truck for thinner boards. Dig in!

Innoskate at Polk Museum for Go Skateboarding Day

YouTube Preview ImageIt was a beautiful day to be both a skate rat and skate nerd in the city of Lakeland, Florida for Go Skateboarding Day. The Smithsonian, Polk Museum of Art, The Boardr, and IASC teamed up for the Innoskate program and taught everyone new things, regardless of your new or seasoned veteran status as a lifelong skateboarder. Rodney Mullen, Elissa Steamer, Professor Paul Schmitt, and many other Floridians joined in on the fun!

Pedros Barros Ignites Marseille

Sosh Freestyle Cup 2014Marseille, France’s renowned Parc du Prado skatepark continues to deliver heted skateboarding sessions several decades after it was first built. This past weekend the SOSh Freestyle Cup brought together bowlriders from all over Europe and distant lands to compete on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. At the buzzer it was Brazil’s Pedro Barros that emerged the winner and 5000 Euros richer. Head on over to ISU’s website for a recap of the action by the man of travel, Emile Janicot.

Final Results
1. Pedro Barros 5000 €
2. Danny Leon 4000 €
3. Greyson Fletcher 3000 €

Complete results here.