Change Ups and New Beginnings

YouTube Preview ImageAfter last year’s dissolution of the World camp Anthony Shetler has taken his All I Need apparel brand into the hardgoods category with a line of skateboards. Chris Nieratko caught up with the New Englander with this interview at ESPN. Elsewhere, Stereo Skateboards has linked up with Syndrome for their distribution arrangement going forward. Speaking of Stereo, Oscar Meza has been added to the FKD Bearings team. Paradise Wheels has welcomed the Midwest’s Eric Thomas to its roster of riders.

Steve Van Doren: Vans Sidestripe Origins

YouTube Preview Image Steven Van Doren gives you a bit of insight with the legacy of the Vans Sidestripe. Debuting nearly four decades ago, the Sidestripe started as a random doodle by Vans Founder Paul Van Doren. Over the years the simple motif has evolved into an iconic symbol of the brand’s heritage. Originally referred to as the “Jazz Stripe”, the Sidestripe has marked some of Vans’ most celebrated footwear styles since its inception. Vans kicks off the celebration in spring 2014 as we reflect on the Sidestripe’s history and offer an expanded range of the original sidestriped silhouette: the Old Skool.

Flo Mirtain – Always On The Grind

YouTube Preview ImageVenture just dropped a new Always On The Grind video clip with Flo Mirtain along with their first drop of Spring 2014 goods including Felipe Gustavo’s first ever Pro V-Light truck, all new P-Rod V-Hollow Lights, plus new pro trucks from Torey Pudwill, PJ Ladd and more.

Epicly Later’d: Theotis Beasley – Part 2

In the second part of Theotis’ Epicly Later’d, he discusses dealing with a Baker-imposed skate video curfew, turning pro during the 2011 Transworld Awards, and giving back to his family and fans. Head on over to Green Label to check out an interview with Patrick O’Dell about Theotis Beasley.

2013’s King Of The Road Midway Madness

YouTube Preview ImageThe appointment of KOTR Mystery Guests, generator races, jousting, kegboards and kegstands, and a wild fire all contributed to the midway madness at Sacramento’s B Street Skatepark. Drop by Thrasher Magazine’s site to catch up on all 2013 King of the Road episodes that you might have missed.

London’s Mayor Boris Johnson Supports Southbank Skating

Southbank SkateboardingThe Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has released an official statement in support of skateboarding at its current undercroft location amongst the city’s redevelopment of Southbank Centre. This breakthrough is significantly positive news since the beginning of this battle to save this world-renowned skate zone that started close to a year ago.

The Mayor Boris Johnson said, “The skate park is the epicentre of UK skateboarding and is part of the cultural fabric of London. This much-loved community space has been used by thousands of young people over the years. It attracts tourists from across the world and undoubtedly adds to the vibrancy of the area – it helps to make London the great city it is.”