The past twelve months have amassed a wide range of viable SOTY candidates that each delivered heavy doses of skateboarding all across the planet. The video parts, the tour clips, the covers and magazine coverage all count towards skateboarding’s most coveted award. The pros, top ams and others have voiced their choices for Thrasher Magazine’s 2015 Skate of The Year. Who’s got your vote? The official announcement comes soon!
Over the past weeks there’s been quite a lot of shuffling going on among top am and professional skaters with their respective sponsors and endorsements. First of note, Shane O’Neill has made the move to both become an investor and team rider with Primitive. Not sure where his apparel endorsement will lie. Both Eric Koston and Guy Mariano have jettisoned their long careers with the Girl Skateboards and Guy has joined the legion of others over at Nike SB. Other news related to the Girl camp acknowledges that Rick McCrank has gone into retirement, but you can bet that he still has quite a few decades of skateboarding remaining beneath his griptape. Frank Gerwer will continue to entertain us all as a solid addition to the Fourstar Clothing team. With a pro model in the works, Forrest Edwards is no longer associated with Zero Skateboards. Alex Perelson is no longer Welcome – he was repping the brand for a hot minute and then quite just several weeks later. And red hot European ripper Daan Van Der Linden has been upgraded to the global Volcom team with this video edit of Instagrammed greatness.
Ishod Wair, Cory Kennedy, Mike Carroll, Guy Mariano, Tyler Bledsoe, Rick Howard, Lucas Puig & Brian Anderson hit the mini ramp in this clip for the Fourstar Spring line.
Lakai introduces the GuyMar, the newest shoe for Guy Mariano featuring VLK Performance construction.
While the majority of the synchronized “doubles” footage features Andy Macdonald at Tony’s ramp, there are numerous others featured including: Kevin Staab, Christian Hosoi, Steve Caballero, Neal Hendrix, Jesse Fritsch, Tom Schaar, PLG, Lincoln Ueda, Guy Mariano, Geoff Rowley, Chris Cole, Chris Haslam, Corbin Harris, Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, Daewon Song, Neil Blender, Ben Raybourn, Lance Mountain and Rodney Mullen. Sit back and enjoy. Cheers!