Veteran professional skateboarder Steve Olson discusses getting his first board for Christmas in 1966, turning pro at age 16 for Santa Cruz, making up tricks in his contest runs, winning Skateboarder Magazine’s skater of the year, how skating died in the early 80’s, playing a Dagger in the movie Thrashin’ and much more. Don’t miss this episode people!
Lance Mountain recently unleashed a special collection of his paintings in Japan which derived from many of the photos that were posted on his walls of his bedroom as a teen. Listen in and learn more of this special creative journey with Brad Bowman, Steve Alba, Steve Olson and Pat Ngoho who also joined Lance for the good times.
This episode is so big it had to get split into two parts… it’s basically a mini documentary about the history of trucks – John Lucero, Lance Mountain, Joey Tershay, Tony Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Allen Losi, Steve Olson, Sam Hitz, Rick Blackhart and others discuss how truck companies have shaped skateboarding from the beginning.
This is so big it had to get split in to two parts… it’s basically a mini documentary about the history of skateboard trucks – John Lucero, Lance Mountain, Joey Tershay, Tony Hawk, Cab, Steve Olson, Sam Hitz, Rick Blackhart and others discuss how truck companies have shaped skateboarding from the beginning.
Real Skateboards just released a new Actions REALized project with Steve Olson and his “Let the People Paint” program. A portion of the proceeds from these Steve Olson – Actions REALized decks will go to the “Let The People Paint” program to help youth and developmentally disabled adults experience the feeling of painting and creating art.
Available now at actionsrealized.com/
The International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) and the International Skateboarding Hall of Fame have proudly to announced this year’s Skateboarding Hall of Fame inductees: Skip Frye (1960s), Ty Page (1970s, Era One), Steve Alba (1970s, Era Two), Eddie Elguera (1980s, Era One), Tommy Guerrero (1980s, Era Two), Ed Templeton (1990s) and three women – Ellen Berryman (1970s), Cindy Whitehead (1980s) and Jen O’Brien (1990s). This year’s Icon Award recipients are pioneering skateboard company Powell-Peralta, photographer/writer/designer Mörizen “Mofo” Föche and legendary hardcore punk band Suicidal Tendencies. The induction and awards ceremony will be held on May 13th, 2016.
After four years of phenomenal growth onsite at the IASC Summit, this year the Skateboarding Hall of Fame will be held at the City National Grove of Anaheim. Hosting at this incredible new venue is made possible thanks to the generous support of our presenting sponsor Vans. The doors will open for happy hour at 5:00 p.m. on May 13th, with the VIP Meet-and-Greet and dinner beginning at 6:00 p.m., with the ceremony following at 7:30 p.m. Along with the induction ceremony and Icon awards, there will be musical performances by inductee Steve Alba and the Powerflex 5, as well as Icon award recipient Mofo of the Drunk Injuns. For tickets to the Skateboarding Hall of Fame, please visit: https://2016-shof.eventbrite.com.
“When Steve Van Doren let us know Vans wanted to step up and really do the Skateboarding Hall of Fame right as part of their 50th year anniversary celebration, I knew we’d have the chance to do something really special,” said Josh Friedberg, Skateboarding Hall of Fame Ceremony producer. “The show has just gotten better every year, but now that we’re in an event space like the City National Grove of Anaheim, there is no doubt in my mind that this will be the best year yet.”
Created in 2009, The Skateboarding Hall of Fame recognizes and honors the history of skateboarding and those influential figures who have significantly shaped skateboarding and our culture throughout the years. All proceeds benefit the not-for-profit efforts of the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and the Go Skateboarding Foundation’s Just One Board initiative.
Selection for the Skateboarding Hall of Fame isn’t wholly determined by seasons, contest results or stats. Above all else, innovation, influence and creativity are honored as the drivers at the heart of the constant evolution of skateboarding.
Current Inductees include: Bruce Logan, Torger Johnson, Danny Bearer, Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, Jay Adams, Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Mark Gonzales, Danny Way, Eric Koston, Bob Burnquist , Patti McGee, Peggy Oki, Woody Woodward, Tom Sims, Alan “Ollie” Gelfand, Rodney Mullen, Christian Hosoi, Wendy Bearer Bull, Laura Thornhill Caswell, Gregg Carroll, Jim Muir, Steve Olson, Lance Mountain, Natas Kaupas, Laurie Turner DeMott, Ellen Oneal Deason, Brian Logan, Henry Hester, Duane Peters, Neil Blender, Chris Miller, John Cardiel, Robin Logan, Cara-Beth Burnside, and Elissa Steamer.
Current Icons: CR Stecyk, Larry Stevenson, John Humphrey, Frank Nasworthy, Glen E. Friedman, Black Flag, Warren Bolster, NHS, Devo, Steve Van Doren, James O’Mahoney, Tracker Trucks, Fausto Vitello, J.Grant Brittain and Pipeline Skatepark.
The Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Icon Awards Ceremony is a production of the International Association of Skateboard Companies’ Go Skateboarding Foundation under license from the International Skateboarding Hall of Fame™.