Kenny Anderson

The Return of The CONS Project

YouTube Preview ImageConverse has announced the return of the Cons Project, a series of global community workshops with a DIY focus built by experts in the worlds of skate, art and music to inspire creativity. Following the success of last year’s program, the growing initiative will now encompass a free, hands-on workshop series throughout six cities, as well as an expanded Cons Project digital community. This year’s Cons Project will run from December 2015 to May 2016, with live workshops slated to debut for the first time in Austin and Chicago, and return stops in Los Angeles, New York, Boston and Toronto over the next five months.

As a unique digital platform for interaction and inspiration among the skate and art communities, the online Cons Project community will serve as a DIY resource that will feature step-by-step video tutorials and original video content; profiles of Cons Project mentors and Cons Skate Team ambassadors; and an interactive, digital community zine that allows members to highlight and share their DIY and creative efforts.

Cons Project Dates and Locations
December 12, 2015 – Austin
“Create a Skate Deck” – Learn how to size, shape, and design skate decks from accomplished skateboard manufacturer Paul Schmitt of CreateASkate, designer Josh Row and Cons Skate Ambassador Don “Nuge” Nguyen

February 6, 2016 – Boston
“DIY Skate Spot” – Learn how to build skate structures with concrete at a DIY skate spot with accomplished builders Tom Dupere and Noah Powell, and Cons Skate Ambassador Tom Remillard

March 5, 2016 – Chicago
“Creative Recycling” – Learn how to repurpose used skate decks and build your own furniture with designer Andy Vasquez and Cons Skate Ambassador Mike Anderson

March 19, 2016 – Toronto

“Building Skate Structures” – Learn how to build a skate structure with accomplished builder and designer Dan Bergeron, and Cons Skate Ambassador Kenny Anderson

April 2, 2016 – Los Angeles and May 7, 2016 – New York
“Skate Photography & Zine Making” – Learn how to shoot rad skate photos and make your own zine from professional skate photographer Joe Brook, zine expert Jai Tanju and Cons Skate Ambassadors Kenny Anderson and Aaron Herrington

To register for a workshop and explore the Cons Project community, visit the official CONS Project website.

Drehobl’s Ramp Video

YouTube Preview Image Dan Drehobl has a ramp in his backyard and a long list of friends to call up to session. This clip at the Thrasher site features Dan along with Pat Duffy, Kyle Berard, Justin Strubing, Sam Hitz, Kevin Kowalski, Kenny Anderson and many others.

Kenny Anderson KA3 Signature Sneaker

YouTube Preview Image Today, CONS announced the launch of the new Converse CONS KA3, the third signature sneaker with longtime Converse Skate Ambassador Kenny Anderson.

The Converse CONS KA3 stays true to the CONS skateboarding heritage with a classic skateboarding silhouette, and also integrates functional features like CONS traction rubber for optimal board grip, a drop-in Lunarlon sockliner for cushioning, and a vulcanized last for superior board feel. The perforated memory foam collar forms to the foot and provides breathability while the gusseted tongue offers stability and comfort.

The Converse CONS KA3 sneaker will be available for purchase on Friday, January 15 with a rich premium leather silhouette for a suggested retail price $80 USD, as well as other iterations in leather, canvas and suede in six different colors including Black, White, Red, Vision Blue, Dolphin and Black for a suggested retail price of $70 USD. Both models will be available at Converse, and skate specialty retailers nationwide.

20 Years of Chocolate, Denver & NYC

YouTube Preview Image Marc Johnson, Jerry Hsu, Justin Eldridge, Kenny Anderson, Chico Brenes and Sean Malto followed the 20 Years of Chocolate art show to Denver and New York City for some meeting, greeting and, of course, some skating.

The Back Forty

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