“Rising Son – The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi” – This full length documentary highlights the rise, fall, and rebirth of Christian Hosoi, the veteran professional skater who helped skateboarding re-emerge as a major cultural influence throughout the 1980s. As most of us know, Christian was incarcerated in 2000 for trafficking controlled substances across state lines, and since his parole in 2004, the Born-Again Christian has dedicated his life to being a good father and positive influence on skateboarders and youth worldwide. Narrated by Dennis Hopper
Vans has one of the deepest skate histories out there. They’ve supported skating through thick and thin and have always had amazing riders. Here’s Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, Geoff Rowley, Jason Dill, Curren Caples, Elijah Berle, Dan Lu, Andrew Allen, Chima Ferguson, and Alex Perelson for an episode of Skatepark Round-Up from Thrasher Mag.
This May, Vans marks the official release of its highly anticipated first-ever, feature-length Vans skateboarding video, Propeller. Directed by acclaimed pro skateboarder turned filmmaker Greg Hunt and featuring full parts from some of the heavies in modern skateboarding alongside legends and pioneers of our culture, this video is set to blow some minds.
On April 21, Vans presents the world premiere of Propeller at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Tickets to the Los Angeles world premiere will be sold exclusively at select local skate shops beginning this Saturday, April 11th. Propeler will make its international debut across the globe with stops in Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada and Mexico. Visit VansPropeller.com to learn more about world premiere tour dates, locations, ticket information and to find a local premiere near you.
Brian Schaefer and Lee Dupont keep the ship on course in part two of the TWS Awards: Ray Barbee and Evan Smith present Best Team, Theotis Beasley and Jason Hernandez present Best Video, Marc Johnson and Chris Roberts present Best Video Part and Christian Hosoi introduced the TWS Legend Award.
Stay tuned to the TWS site as they’ll be dropping the Skateistan and Jay Adams Legend videos next month when their Awards issue hits newsstands!
The Tony Hawk Foundation hosted a fundraiser at House of Vans Brooklyn. Skaters included Tony Hawk, Eddie Elguera, Lance Mountain, Mike McGill, Rodney Mullen, Christian Hosoi, Ben Raybourn, Chris Cole, Ishod Wair, Corbin Harris, Kevin Staab, Riley Hawk and Nyjah Huston!