Jeff Grosso and Lance Mountain sit down to share their recollections and stories from the “Golden Age of the Backyard Ramp” in this episode of Love Letters. Stay tuned for Part 2 which will continue to the East coast where the same DIY epidemic fueled skate communities from Maine to Florida to Ohio to Virginia and everywhere in between.
This summer’s X Games Real Street video competition landed on the web today with 8 heated match ups between some of the best street skaters on the planet. Each of these 16 guys have been chosen to put together one minute of hard hitting and previously unused/unseen footage that doesn’t include any parks. All of these video include unique lines, spots, hammers, video aesthetics and creative direction that are different as the skaters are to each other.
So head over to the X Games Real Street site and watch each of these short videos in contention for your vote and help push your favorites ahead into the second round. The skater with the most votes from the voting public will win the 2013 Fan Favorite award this summer.
Baker’s Don “Nuge” Nguyen and Birdhouse’s Clint Walker have teamed up to create a Oklamohies collaboration board to help the Moore, Oklahoma Tornado Relief Fund. Baker Boys Distribution will be donating all profits to the Red Cross to help those affected by the tornado.
The board will be available at these fine shops and distributors:
Grandeur, Escapist, Programme LLC., Solstice Skateboarding Inc., Classic Boards, Subsect, Pro Skateboard Shop, Asylum Skate Shop, Long’s Board Shop, Orchard Skateshop, The Mark-it Store, Fun Box Boards, Collective Skate & Snow, Apparition Skateboards, Skatepark of Tampa, BC Surf and Sport, Cowtown Skateboards, Reign Skate, Ambler Skate Shop, X Styles Skate Shop, Holistic Skateboard Shop, Impact streetwear, Inland Surf & Skate, Humidity Skateboards, Pigeon Skates, Active Sports and Lifestyle US, Val Surf Valley Village, Boarders Sports-Glendale, Boarders – Topanga, DLXSF Store, The Berrics, Transitions Skate Shop, Getta Clue Store LLC, ZJ Boarding House, Skate Warehouse LLC., Eastern Skateboard Supply Inc., AWH Skateboard Distribution, PD Distribution, Rough Distribution, Sisimiut Sk8M8, Mehrathon Trading, South Shore Distribution, and Zumiez.
In one of the tightest and closest battles of SKATE ever, PJ Ladd held it down for the regular footers and has won the Championship Battle of The Berrics 6. Another amazing Haroshi trophy is all his. Drop by The Berrics site to see the insane trick-by-trick action with PJ vs. P-Rod.
London’s South Bank Centre has submitted its planning application to Lambeth Council for the building of the new “festival wing”.
Within the details of this application there are 5 key words to take note of: “INFILLING OF GROUND FLOOR UNDERCROFTS”
This refers to the complete removal of the South Bank skate park.
Please follow the instructions below so that you can officially register your objection to this planning application:
Step 1: Visit This Link
Step 2: Click the “REGISTER” tab (top right of menu bar) and fill in your details.
Step3: Click the “COMMENT” tab on the link in Step 1.
Step 4: Fill in details and select appropriate “COMMENTOR TYPE”. Select “OBJECT” in the stance section and type your comment.
Step 5: Click on the “TRACK” buttton to keep informed on this planning application.
STEP 6: Click on the “DETAILS” tab and then click the “IMPORTANT DATES” tab and make a note of them.
It is essential to the campaign that everyone on the petition does this immediately, as the deadline date to submit comments to this planning application is fast approaching. Doing this is one of the most important and influential things you can do to help save the Southbank skatepark. Please act now!
We’re guessing the only thing cooler than actually being Steve Caballero is having Steve as your dad. In the return of Adventures With Chris, Steve ventures south to Orange County for a fun-filled weekend with his son Caleb. They enjoy some motocross, shred the Vans park and hand-make pizzas at Salman Agah’s Pizzanista restaurant in Downtown LA. Special guests: Mike McGill, Salman Agah and Richard Mulder also join in on the fun.