Santa Cruz have their 40th anniversary coming up, and a tie in with Cons is one of the spin offs. Jason Jessee explains.
Loving this. Koyaanisqatsi meets Welcome to Hell with @jamiethomas and the heavy beards of @fallenfootwear. "Road Less Travelled" is online in chunks at @transworldskate, or get the whole thing on iTunes.
Amazing mega-ramp video up for Brazialian vert skater Bob Burnquist. This is what happens when you make a lot of money and have land to build your dream ramp on.
Nice little film as Natas takes part in an artists' residency in Australia. Obligatory product shot at the end to let you know who's paying the bills.
The Gonz has joined the #SaveSouthBank campaign
I can totally understand why they don't get made that much, but I love an arty skate video. This is Equinox, from Toronto production house Street Feet.
"Cold street footage with a dose of jazz, rap, Charles Bukowski and much more." - via Crossfire Magazine
This guy is fast becoming one of my favourite skaters for his super smooth style and great choice in tunes. Check out his part in Pretty Sweet ...which is not on YouTube unfortunately. Here's a funny skit and a clip from Lakai's Fully Flared video instead. And here's a link to his part from Yeah Right!
Boards, jumpsuits, Red Epic slow mo...
Promising first-crush story about a couple of teenage skaters in a SoCal desert
Despite skateboarding getting more and more dominated by The Man (check out @Jenkemmag 's thoughts), it's always been unusual to see any skater who doesn't somehow fit the stereotype. Australian Richie Jackson is one such dude, channelling his inner Wolfmother while still pulling insane tricks ...many of which he pioneered.
Forget the well-managed PR of #PrettySweet, skateboarding showed it's still got balls at the recent riot-inducing LA premiere of the new Baker video Bake and Destroy (see above).
And now the whole enchilada is online and available for viewing/download via Thrasher Magazine. Enjoy.
trailer up for the new Stacy Peralta doc looking at the early days of skating
Skate and snowboard pioneer Tom Sims has died, leaving behind a pretty epic extreme sports legacy ...incluidng his stunt riding for James Bond movie View To A Kill.
Lovely litte advertorial film up for Vans, documenting their history and sports involvement.
Directed by Sebastian Linda with a Red Epic
Thurston Moore talking skating, meeting the Gonz, finding Spike Jonze and hearing Sonic Youth songs in skate vids - over at Ride channel
I tried to refrain from posting this double-barrelled culture co-opt video, with Nike and Levi's teaming up to take over skateboarding. But the film is so good it would be a shame not too. Not working for the man, just freelancing.
chilled lifestyle vid from "small, aggressive-gull-themed, home-grown business" The Predatory Bird
skating in a Madrid ditch with a giant rubber band propulsion system
Unfknblvble. I couldn't jump from most of these heights without breaking both of my legs ....never mind having to land on a skateboard.
Yes, it's an ad - but it's a good one.
because it's about time that skating got its own Breakdance 2: Electric Boogaloo
Hawk v Hosoi! Relive one of the great 80s skating rivalries in this upcoming documentary about the legendary Bones Brigade crew from Stacy Peralta
great use of 1000 fps camera tech from Adam Shomsky
like this Parisian health warning? @blackscore_ has got the T-shirt for you
Via BlackScore: CHECK OUT THIS QUICK VIDEO WE SHOT AT SATURDAY'S EVENT AT THE NEWLY REFRUBISHED KENNINGTON BOWL. CONVERSE AND CALIFORNIA SKATEPARKS HAVE DONE AN INCREDIBLE JOB REFURBISHING THE NEAR-DERELICT 70S CONCRETE PARK, PROVIDING A WHOLE NEW SURFACE AND SOME CONTEMPORARY NEW FEATURES.
Duff Beer for me, Duff board for you
Check out landmark 1965 skate video Skater Dater, which unbelievably was nominated for the Palme D'Or at Cannes and even an Oscar.
Via Glen E. Friedman
some verrrrrrrry slo-mo tricks in this skate vid from Charles Bergquist
Nomad take things way back in this ad for a new cruiser - more #PreSkate than #PostSkate
Skateboarding's probably pretty close to porn when it comes to using advances in film technology. Check out this quick how-to about mounting a mini GoPro HD camera under a skateboard, from @RideChannel's excellent In Focus series.
Always been a big fan of Stereo, since way back before Jason Lee started popping up in the movies. Thanks to the newly launched Ride Channel, here we have a two part (1 / 2) interview with Pastras, discussing the history behind him and Jason Lee's Stereo Skates.
@YouTube have been setting up some new content partnerships recently and @RIDEChannel is one such offering, from Tony Hawk's 900 Films. The idea is to push channels with regular, programmed content - as YouTube attempst to push itself as a TV replacement.
Ride Channel features a number of skateboard-related shows, such as Jamie Thomas' Let The Good Times Roll, Trick-a-day, Hand in Hand - which features interviews with musicians who have inspired skating (Thurston Moore, for example), Free Lunch which rolls down memory lane with famous skaters and In Focus, which provies great technical tips on making your own skate movies.
More info on that fIREHOSE reunion: Consequence of Sound are reporting that as well as playing at Coachella, the band will reunite after 18 years for a US tour. Which makes me 18+ years older than I thought, as me and Cnrth saw them at the Marquee in 1991-ish.
Needless Natas Kaupas plug below.
fIREHOSE 2012 Tour Dates:
04/05 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
04/06 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
04/07 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
04/09 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo House of Music
04/10 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
04/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
04/12 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Historic Coconut Grove Ballroom *
04/13 – Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
04/14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
04/18 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre *
04/19 – Tucson, AZ @ Plush
04/20 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
Fucked up promo for Mister Heavenly's track Bronx Sniper. Modern Lynchian distopia.
eS Skateboarding have a spin off.
Great slice of 90's skate action with Josh Beagle, Ronnie Creager and Heath Kirchart leading the charge in this Spike Jonze-related skate classic which sends the under-age drinkers on an irrsponsible road-trip accross America. It starts with a ridiculous Land Rover jump and heads downhill from there, beautifully soundtracked along the way.
I've been Googling for this skate video classic every 12 months or so, and finally some conscience-free skate fan has had the decency to dump the whole thing onto YouTube as a playlist. My US NTSC VHS copy was getting a little unplayable.
Via Skate.ly - an awesome archive of online skate movies.