Today marks Lance Mountain’s 50th birthday. So let’s all celebrate the imaginative, creative and youthful spirit that Lance has brought to skateboarding throughout the years. Skateboarding would surely be much different without his influence and progressive talents. Cheers Lance!
Dive in to the latest installment of “Pooling Around” for your monthly fix of backyard-pool action, featuring Lance Mountain, Ben Raybourn, Willis Kimbel, Stu Graham, Mason Merlino, Chris Gregson, and many more.
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!
Nike SB and Jordan Brand are soon to release the new Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Pack. In collaboration with Lance Mountain, the unique release brings new meaning to the concept of wear-and-tear on shoes.
According to Nike: “More literal with his designs, Mountain chose to emphasize how skaters of the era mismatched pairs in order to extend the life of their Jordans. To create uniformity they would then paint over each shoe. The two Lance Mountain Nike SB x AJIs recreate this aesthetic by mismatching both a black/red and black/royal colorway in one pair and then covering the colors, DIY-style, with black or white paint. As each pair is worn and the paint wears away to reveal the colors underneath, they will become unique to their wearer. Lastly, Mountain created a “Paint shoes not walls” graphic that emblazons his attitude on the insoles.”
The Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Pack designed by Lance Mountain will be available in limited quantities at select Nike SB retailers and online at Nike.com beginning June 7.
Thrasher Magazine hits the road with a new feature at their site called Traffic Talk. Lance Mountain takes shotgun for the premier episode and discusses classic skateparks, Neil Blender, BB gun accidents and much more.
In the works for the past two years or so, the SK8FACE film which digs into the history and evolution of skateboard art and culture is nearing completion. Up to this point, SK8FACE founder and filmmaker Matt Bass’ creative efforts, travel and hours invested in this project have been self-funded. This next phase of this worthy project involves editing, motion graphics, photo and music licensing, mastering and more.
Head over to SK8FACE’s Kickstarter page where you can and pledge funds to the fundraising effort needed to complete this very insightful and important film. Have a look at the SK8FACE micro movie series as well!