The Vans Downtown Showdown, held Labor Day weekend on the Universal Studios Back Lot, was truly a one-of-a-kind event. Against a city backdrop more reminiscent of Brooklyn than Hollywood, streets and alleys covered with custom-built skating obstacles brought out the world’s top street skateboarders. Andrew Reynolds, Jamie Thomas, Eric Koston, and many other top pros […]
Daewon Song words: Brian Peech photos: Anthony Acosta After a hectic year of juggling two of the strongest video parts of his career, Daewon Song has finally found room to breathe. We caught up with him during a taxing video premire tour. In typical Daewon form—humble, down-to-earth and animated—he shares tales of escaping gang life, […]
60 Seconds with Max Schaff Your idea of paradise? A woman to love, your friends are there and you’re young forever. Last time you felt like a rock star? I was just in Japan and because of Eric Koston and Brian Anderson, the kids were just going crazy. But I didn’t really feel like a […]
15 Things You Didn’t Know About Skatopia words: Kevin Craft photos: Ben Colen 1. In 1996, skateboarder Brewce Martin’s dream to create a skate haven where he could play loud music and build ramps materialized. He purchased 88 acres of southern Ohio backwoods for a mere $45,000, and Skatopia was born. Sandwiched between garage cells […]
Brian Sumner I was visiting your website [briansumner.net] and noticed that a lot of your graphics have to do with ninjas. Are you just a fan of Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee movies, or do you actually practice martial arts? Do you think that there is a link between martial arts and skateboarding? My friends […]
Question Authority Rick McCrank You’re my favorite skateboarder. Not only do you kill it on the streets, but also on transitions. And you’re not a dick or all flashy and hype, y’know? How do you manage to be a pro and live in Vancouver? Do you ever think of living in California? What do you […]
Vert Best Trick and Big Air from Los Angeles Bob Burnquist and Danny Way come out on top at the X Games. These guys are driven; both of them suffered repeated slams, both of them ignored the beatings and moved on to take Gold. Vert Best Trick The crowd was behind Shaun White and his […]
4 teams, 3 cities and one week to destroy them all.
We tracked Chet Childress down at his home in Portland Oregon to ask him a few questions about art, inspiration and and his alter ego. Once your done reading this, Click Here to win some Childress art T’s What inspires your style of art? Traveling, being stuck in limbo (airplanes, bars, hotels, tours). …drawing on […]
Grindline Comes To California. The trannys are poured, and the Mammoth Skatepark is soon to be open. It’slated to be the biggest park in California at 45,000 square feet. This skatepark was built in memory of pro snowboarder, avid skateboarder and Mammoth native, Jeff Anderson and will be titled the “Brothers Skatepark”.
Los Angeles, Calif. – Blood, sweat and tears went into creating the etnies Stereo Collection. etnies designers worked with Jason Lee and Chris Pastras around the clock to develop footwear that possessed Stereo’s urban Americana style. After all the hard work that went into the project, etnies and Stereo hosted an evening of Martinis and […]