Ishod Wair Wins Skate Street at Dew Tour BKNYC

With a format in place that provided grouped skate jams upon three separate sections of the Dew Tour’s Skate Street course, Philadelphia’s own Ishod Wair emerged victorious and $30,000 richer yesterday afternoon.

Complete results with photos and video can be viewed on the Dew Tour and The Boardr and Thrasher Magazine websites.

Final Results
1. Ishod Wair
2. Trevor Colden
3. Louie Lopez
4. Chris Cole
5. Paul Rodriguez
6. Ryan Decenzo
7. Tom Asta
8. Chaz Ortiz

The Dew Tour’s Streetstyle event kicks off today and at 3:30pm ET/ 12:30pm PST. Check the livestream feed via your computer or mobile device.

BLack Label Moves Forward on Its Own

Black LabelThere’s a tried and true saying that goes “If you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself.”
Black Label Skateboards is stoked and excited to announce that they are once again in charge of their own destiny and will now be handling all sales and distribution in house.

Dew Tour: Live and Direct from Brooklyn

Dew Tour GonzalesThe Dew Tour takes over The House of Vans and its street front this weekend with plenty of action along with its live stream component beginning today with the Skate Street event at 5pm ET/2pm PST. Be sure to have a look yesterday’s practice session in which NY resident Mark Gonzales took to the course with a classic style.

Tomorrow’s Streetstyle event kicks off at 3:30pm ET/ 12:30pm PST.

Southbank is Saved!

south_bankFollowing talks that have taken place over the last three months, Long Live Southbank and Southbank Centre are delighted to have reached an agreement that secures the Queen Elizabeth Hall undercroft as the long-term home of British skateboarding and the other urban activities for which it is famous.

The agreement has been formalised in a binding planning agreement with Lambeth Council. In the agreement, Southbank Centre agrees to keep the undercroft open for use without charge for skateboarding, BMX riding and other urban activities.

You can read the complete press release by clicking here.

Vans Shop Riot 2014: Italy

YouTube Preview Image A perfect skatepark, more then 100 skateboarders, and a crowd so big it barely fitted in the skatepark, literaly invading every empty corner available, and an unbelievable amount of tricks. This has been the best edition of the Shop Riot ever! Enjoy it!

Red Bull DIY Spot Supply: South Philly Bowl

YouTube Preview Image The South Philly Bowl is one of those spots where an incredible reputation precedes the spot. Almost everyone in the City of Brotherly Love and beyond knows the tricks, the clips and the photos that have been produced in a windowless warehouse just off the beaten path. Scott Kmiec and Andrew Laputka were good enough to open the doors to Red Bull Spot Supply over the summer.

A ramp that is part engineering feat, part art installation, the South Philly Bowl fits perfectly into its tight warehouse. Vert ramp transition, bowled out corners, wallrides, and even a street course style pyramid, create a flow that’s taken years to design and produce.