Monday, September 15, 2008
As the hype of Supra continues to grow, and the more celebrity endorsement they get, they have successfully locked down the street/skate world. Now, we have a new color of their popular Vaider model. This color way of the Supra Vaider incorporates a nice aqua color way with a gray/black snake skin on the front and upper-backs of the sneaker.
The much anticipated Vans x Taka Hayashi Pack 2, the second collaboration with artist and skater Taka Hayashi, has finally been released.
Consisting of a Vans No Skool Mid Vulc, Vans Ownes Hi Vulc and Vans Rowley Shambles Hi, the pack presents a very special line-up. The amount of details on each sneaker is mind-blowing. Premium materials, including leathers, pony hair and more have been used. Furthermore there is a lot of embroidery, printed graphics and tags to be found. The good thing is, even though the sneakers are loaded with details, the choice of color was kept simple, giving the pack an overall round look.
We gave you the complete lowdown on the Lil Wayne’s VMA get-up, now we have a more detailed picture of the Supra Vaiders–Pete Wentz 29th Birthday edition–he received for the Best Hip-Hop Video award. Only 29 pairs exist, so hit up your most exclusive industry homeboy and hope for the best.
The Aloha Army is in full effect, and they hold it down for the skate side with this Aloha Army Cruiser skateboard deck. What better way to spend your weekend than cruising around on this Aloha Army skate deck. Stay tuned for more information on Aloha Army products.
Recently hooking up with Brooklyn based Dalek, Carrot Clothing produce a skate deck featuring the celebrated graffiti artist’s well known work. With other projects alongside 123 Klan and Travis Millard, the Serbian clothing company is making quite a name for themselves. This particular Carrot x Dalek limited edition deck will be limited to only 100 pieces.
Last night was a big night for Chaz Ortiz: he toppled AST Dew heavyweights Ryan Sheckler, Paul Rodriguez, and Greg Lutzka to win his first-ever pro contest. If you saw his Silver footy last week, it was mighty clear he’d be a threat. Not bad for a 14-year-old.
FINAL STREET RESULTS
1) Chaz Ortiz - 93.05
2) Ryan Sheckler - 90
3) Rodolfo Ramos - 85.9
4) Greg Lutzka - 84.75
5) Carlos De Andrade - 82
6) Austen Seaholm - 81.6
7) Danilo do Rosario - 79.75
8) Paul Rodriguez - 79.5
9) Tulio Oliveira - 79.25
10) Kurtis Colamonico- 78.75
11) Adam Dyet - 77.25
12) Fabrizio Santos - 72.25
Chaz Ortiz wins AST Dew Tour Skateboard Park event and Adam Jones Wins freestyle motocross event at Toyota Challenge in Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY – In front of the largest single day crowd in AST Dew Tour history, Chaz Ortiz won his first ever professional skateboard park event.
Today’s competition drew a record 25,996 fans.
In what is considered the largest crowd in skateboard park history, fourteen-year old Chaz Ortiz won the event while competing in his rookie season.
Chicago’s Ortiz went trick for trick with three-time defending Dew Cup champion Ryan Sheckler and the athletes were tied after their first runs. Sheckler, of San Clemente, Calif. surpassed Ortiz with his second run, but it was the 7-minute jam session that decided the win.
Ortiz executed a kickflip frontside boardside and kickflip out on the rail and earned 93.05. Sheckler was second with a score of 90.00 and Brazilian Rodolfo Ramos was third at 85.90.
“I landed all the tricks I wanted to,” Ortiz said. “After my first run I was feeling pretty confidant. I just wanted to get top three and obviously the results were better than I thought. I’m feeling good. I’m super happy. I guess today was my day.”
Sheckler gave Ortiz high fives between his runs and congratulated him on his first win of the AST Dew Tour season.
“We’re all friends,” Sheckler said. “If you’re not friends in skateboarding and you compete against these guys, there’s no future in it. It’s not a team sport but if you have fun with everyone, it makes it a lot easier. And we do, we all have fun together.”
Sheckler now leads the point standings at 338, but Ortiz is close behind with 330 points. Paul Rodriguez trails with 323 points, setting the stage for a close finale in Orlando to decide the Dew Cup winner.
The four-day competition is the fourth of five stops of the AST Dew Tour that features skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross. Sunday’s action features the BMX park and skateboard vert finals.
AST Dew Tour-Toyota Challenge Results
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Salt Lake City
Skateboard Park Finals
1. Chaz Ortiz, Chicago, 93.05. 2. Ryan Sheckler, San Clemente, Calif., 90.00. 3. Rodolfo Ramos, Brazil, 85.90. 4. Greg Lutzka, Milwaukee, 84.75. 5. Carlos De Andrade, Brazil, 82.00. 6. Austen Seaholm, Anaheim, Calif., 81.60. 7. Danilo Do Rosario, Brazil, 79.75. 8. Paul Rodriguez, Tarzana, Calif., 79.50. 9. Tulio Oliveira, Brazil, 79.25. 10. Kurtis Colamonico, Long Beach, Calif., 78.75.
AST Dew Tour Current Standings
Skateboard Park Points
1. Ryan Sheckler, 338. 2. Chaz Ortiz, 330. 3. Paul Rodriguez, 323. 4. Greg Lutzka, 285. 5. Austen Seaholm, 240. 6. Rodolfo Ramos, 217. 7. Carlos De Andrade, 206. 8. Danilo Do Rosario, 162. 9. Fabrizio Santos, 161. 10. Chad Bartie, 152.