Ontario’s Bobby De Keyzer is now on Habitat Skateboards. nice pick Habitat, he’s one of Canada’s best!
Yet another video in a long stream of amazing videos, Matt Berger continues to show us how frigging amazing he is. This is his Pro debut video from Flip. Enjoy.
Dan Redmond travels through Hawaii with a few homies and filmer Ethan Craig.
Alien Workshop showing off new team rider Frankie Spears in their own unique quirky alien way.
Spears joins Alien team riders Joey Guevara and Paul Liliani (CANADA!!!)
You might not know who Tom Delonge is but you’ve probably heard of Blink 182. He’s the guitar player…no not that guy, the other guy. Anyway, Tom has a new music video out and it features Tum Yeto team riders: Nick Merlino, Ryan Spencer, Cole Wilson, Billy Marks and Matt Bennett.
Brandon Westgate has just joined Element, and we’d say this is a winning situation for both parties. Enjoy his welcome video.
APRIL 21, 2015 – DC Shoes released the latest addition to their collection of technically progressive skate shoes today with Mikey Taylor’s new pro model, the Mikey Taylor 2. The shoe launch will be supported by an online video part from Taylor premiering April 28th, the follow up to his Fan Favorite-voted “Real Street” part from last summer’s X Games. An introduction video can be found at http://bit.ly/1cW9Pd9
Taylor, whose original pro model with DC Shoes has been a mainstay in the brand’s core skate collection for years, wanted to upgrade his existing shoe with more impact protection and support. The Mikey Taylor 2 rises to the occasion with the addition of a Unilite Drop In insole for impact protection that doesn’t add weight or bulk, as well as a heel stabilizer for increased support. A Super Suede upper provides durability that stands up to Taylor’s long hours in the streets, while keeping the clean, sleek look of his original style.
“I’m really stoked on the way my second shoe came out,” said Taylor. “It looks awesome and the Unilite insole gives me the extra cushion I need for skating bigger stuff. I really couldn’t be happier.”
This May, Vans marks the official release of the highly anticipated first-ever, feature-length Vans global skateboarding video, PROPELLER. Directed by acclaimed skateboard filmmaker Greg Hunt and featuring full parts from some of the biggest names in modern skateboarding alongside appearances from legends and true pioneers, PROPELLER presents a sweeping snapshot of modern skateboarding that only Vans can deliver.
On May 2nd, Vans presents the Canadian world premiere of PROPELLER at the Royal Theatre in Toronto. Tickets to the Canadian world premiere will be available exclusively at select local skate shops beginning Saturday, April 11. PROPELLER will make its way across the globe with stops in Europe, Asia, Australia and Mexico. Visit VANSPROPELLER.COM to learn more about world premiere tour dates, locations, ticket information.
WORLD PREMIERE TOUR DATES
APRIL 21 LOS ANGELES
April 24 MELBOURNE
April 26 SHANGHAI
April 28 BERLIN
April 29 PARIS
April 30 LONDON
MAY 1 NEW YORK CITY
MAY 2 THE ROYAL THEATRE 608 College St. TORONTO M6G 1A1
MAY 3 MEXICO CITY
*TORONTO PREMIERE TICKETS AVAILABLE BEGINNING APRIL 25 EXCLUSIVELY AT THE FOLLOWING SKATE SHOPS WHILE SUPPLIES LAST:
116 Spadina Ave G2
Toronto, ON M5V 2K6
Blue Tile Lounge
822 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M6J 1V3
2 King Street West,
Hamilton, ON L8P 1A1
2225 Queen St E,
Toronto, ON M4E 1E8
CANADIAN REGIONAL PREMIERE DETAILS TO FOLLOW
Every significant skateboarding video energizes the community by building on the legacy of its predecessors to drive progression – propelling skateboarding forward.
The first name in skateboarding footwear and apparel introduces its highly anticipated first-ever feature-length global skateboarding video, PROPELLER. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Greg Hunt and featuring full parts from some of the biggest names in modern skateboarding alongside appearances from legends and true pioneers, PROPELLER presents a sweeping snapshot of modern skateboarding that only Vans can deliver.
SUPA Society is stoked to announce that ASD SK8 Day will take place June 14th 2015 on Mitchell Island (Vancouver BC) at the BCMEA Waterfront Training Facility. ASD SK8 Day will open to children ages 7 to 17 years old with an Autism diagnosis and their siblings. ASD SK8 Day is a free one day event full of fun, sunshine and skateboarding in an inclusive environment for children and families living with Autism.
Thanks to our amazing sponsor BCMEA/Plan 9 Official and our Au-Some Volunteers each child with ASD will be provided a skateboarding lesson with a skateboard coach and an Autism Behaviour Interventionist. Each 2:1 session will be approximately 30 minutes long and tailored towards your child/ren and followed by a 30 minute sibling lesson. This is a family festival so there will be a DJ on hand playing some tunes, free lunch for our registered families, skate demo’s from from Plan 9, activities for the children and an Au-Some awards ceremony for the kiddos at the end of the day. You don’t need to have any skateboard experience and we will supply the boards.
“Start believing that public space is a value that we ought to support.” -Ocean Howell
This morning on CBC, former professional skateboarder Ocean Howell was interviewed on “The Current” with Anna Maria Tremonti. Since leaving professional skateboarding behind, Ocean has gone on to become a professor of history and architectural history at the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon. The piece is entitled, “Defensive architecture is keeping some people out of public space,” so Ocean is an ideal person to speak on the topic of public spaces being built in ways to perturb homeless people, skateboarders, and other members of the public deemed less than desirable by government cronies and corporate black-hearts.
You can listen to the whole segment here. Ocean’s interview starts at 8:06.
While were talking Ocean, let’s enjoy a Manolo’s mixtape of him engaging public and private architecture on his skateboard.
We’ve been waiting for this, well, pretty much since 1966. That’s how far back Vans goes in skateboarding, and their deep roots will be apparent in their first feature-length video. That history, coupled with one of skateboarding’s master lensmen, Greg Hunt, in charge of directing, has laid the groundwork for Propeller, coming in May.
I am willing to bet that we will all be re-watching this video more than anything else that’s come out in recent memory. Greg Hunt’s track record over the years is rock solid, directing videos like Sight Unseen, The DC Video, and Mind Field. All of them are heavily-layered visual and sonic concoctions of stoke, built to stand the test of time. They are the types of videos we can show people to prove that skateboarding is more of a culture than just a sport. They are depictions of skateboarding that we can be proud of, rather than the depictions on TV and all over the internet that we shudder at.
The trailer above is 48 seconds built to cause anticipation and speculation. With such a large and diverse team, who will have full parts? Who will share parts? How will the legends fit in? Who will have the first part? Who will have the last part? Who’s going to be the breakout star? We can speculate on all this for now, and then I expect we will be talking about it all for some time to come. Start bugging your local shop now to make sure they have Propeller when it drops.
Vans has just welcomed Rowan Zorilla to the team, and by all accounts he’s going to have a heavy breakout part in their upcoming video. They’ve got some team testimonials and a brief interview with Rowan here.
Saskatoon native Kevin Lowry has joined the team over at his hometown shop Ninetimes. Featuring some real old footage and some recent stuff too, this edit is definitely not one to disappoint.
In Pocket Cam #31 Cole Wilson rides a rollercoaster, Joey Ragali slides a steep one, Jeremy Leabres pops a rib, Blake Carpenter fucks with it, Nick Merlino is still Nick Merlino, Dakota Servold get’s hyped and Leo Romero falls asleep from all the excitement.
Video by: Mike Sinclair
Nyjah Huston’s latest pro model from DC Shoes, the N2 by Nyjah, will be released today, available in stores and on DCShoes.com
The much anticipated second pro model shoe designed and tested by Huston, carries on the tradition of DC’s unwavering commitment to creating the highest quality, most technically advanced skate shoes on the market.
The N2 by Nyjah meets the unrivalled performance demanded by DC’s three-time Street League Super Crown Champion with a range of progressive tech features. The all new SUPER RUBBER outsole offers 50% more durability than conventional rubber, and is matched with DC’s legendary SUPER SUEDE for a shoe that outlasts long days and nights in the streets. An Exo-Cage upper and Impact-G heel insert provide extra support and protection for Huston’s high-impact skating.