Skating is an individual pursuit, but sometimes teams of guys and gals get put together for whatever reason and make an impact on the skateboard world. Grosso sits down with Tony Alva, Scott Foss and Tony Hawk among others to discuss several classic skate teams.
To introduce the special edition Vans x Star Wars collection of shoes and apparel launching in June, Vans gathered a crew of phenomenal talent at the Vans Off the Wall Skatepark in Huntington Beach, CA to film a skate contest set back in 1980. After legendary skateboarder Christian Hosoi finishes his run, a rookie wookiee (played by Steve Caballero) rips the bowl and receives mixed scores from the judges. Tony Alva, Steve Van Doren, Steve Alba, Jeff Grosso and others can be seen cheering in the crowd alongside Stormtroopers, Jawas and Chewbacca.
The newest release of goods from Antihero has arrived. Have a look and skate away with Parasites of the New World, Grosso’s Shady Hills Skateboarding Recovery Center, Pfanner’s Savage Iron Pfists, Miorana’s new shovel, Grant Taylor’s God Hates Antihero and the newest in Gentrification & Eviction Technologies.
Looking to hear some insight of what were considered some of the most influential skate teams ever? Wondering whether or not backyard pools should be kept secret or blown out? Is skating an artform? Which pro skaters have kids who are also pro skaters? Who invented the 50-50? Are backside roll-ins scarier than frontside ones? Well, those answers and more, are coming your way on May 17th with Jeff Grosso and friends on Season 5 of ‘Love Letters’ brought to you by Vans’ very own Offthewall.tv.