Saturday, September 27, 2008
A few weeks ago, NYC’s Recon was the first U.S. account to get the WeSC x Stash Collection. Now the full collection–full-zip hoods, a cardigan, crewneck sweatshirts, t-shirts, and denim–is up for grabs directly from Karmaloop (grimy hair and shady eyes not included). The word is officially out now, so don’t wait!
Hangovers and live shows aren’t the only things on Jim Greco’s agenda. Everyone’s favorite strung out rockstar skater designed this dope “Thunder” Jacket as part of his signature collection for Kr3w. It’s made of %100 PU (synthetic) leather and completed with roomy pockets. And you thought nothing matched those silver Skytops. Expect this jacket to hit official Kr3w retailers real soon. Check out the black colorway after the jump.
We showed you the upcoming “Gold Rail” Dunk Low and more recently the “Back to the Future” Tre AD, now Nike SB comes at us again with a Star Wars themed “Boba Fett’ Dunk Hi. You can be sure that Star Wars fans will be hunting after these just as hard as dedicated SB heads. These kicks also have a high bounty on ‘em because they’re online hitting a few Nike SB accounts–keep your eyes peeled.
If the purpled up Supra Vaider is a bit too Prince for your taste, settle with this black/purple Skytop. It features accents of crackle-print purple, perforated gray, and areas of faux croc. Expect this sneaker to be hitting authorized Supra dealers for October.
Some more Supra NS sneakers have dropped for this Fall/Winter season. The first is Steve Aoki’s signature Supra Sneaker, and the other is none other than the Lil Wayne Skytop. Head over to Daily Drop for more information and how to purchase these sneakers.
We recently gave you the heads up about Bigfoot’s new site, now he updated the online store with this limited edition customized art skateboard deck. There’s only twenty available and they feature professional art print on base with the top side being custom hand-drawn by Bigfoot, with signature, character, and number. 9″ x 32″. If you’re not into decks, you can also grab some of his new artwork. Give your walls a Bigfoot-sized makeover!The Supra Vaider’s been giving the Skytop a run for its money, and with this royal purple/gold color-up, Skytop fiends may be leaving their first love. Expect these to hit accounts next month. For all of us who skate, the game S.K.A.T.E. is like the basketball version of H.O.R.S.E.–someone does a trick, you have to match the trick or you get a letter. Well, skaters Robbie McKinley and Kevin Lewis put their heads together and invented Sk8 Dice, an actual group of 4 die, each with different symbols/skateboard terms. The jist of the game is you roll the dice and do the trick the dice represent. Head on over to the Sk8 Dice website for a full set of rules and order your dice today! Your local skate shop should also be stocking them for fall.
For all of us who skate, the game S.K.A.T.E. is like the basketball version of H.O.R.S.E.–someone does a trick, you have to match the trick or you get a letter. Well, skaters Robbie McKinley and Kevin Lewis put their heads together and invented Sk8 Dice, an actual group of 4 die, each with different symbols/skateboard terms. The jist of the game is you roll the dice and do the trick the dice represent. Head on over to the Sk8 Dice website for a full set of rules and order your dice today! Your local skate shop should also be stocking them for fall.
The Kayo Corp is the umbrella company that covers such hard hitting brands as Expedition One, DGK, Organika and Gold Wheels. I'd been a big fan of the Kayo family since seeing their all encompassing video, It's Official.
DGK Motivation (Black) 8.0 X 31.06
The DGK "Motivation" board featuring the reversal of psychology slogan, "I Love' Haters" comes in two distinct colors and sizes. The 'White' one being the smaller of the two, sizing in at 7.5 X 31.06. I was sent the 'Black' model, which at 8.0 X 31.06, is much more my style. With most boards I ride, I have the tendency to get stuck with either too much kick or not enough. This board has a clean shape and just the right amount of kick. Not too steep and not too flat. I skated this board for close to a month without any complaints. It's stiffness remained, as did the over-all shape of the board. Solid pop all the way through and DGK.
Organika Full Flavor Red 8.06 X 32
Next up was the Organika team "Full Flavor Red" board. The "Full Flavor" team decks come in blue, black and red, and all feature different lengths and widths. I received the biggest of the three, the 'Red', which clocked in at a nicely measured 8.06 x 32. This board features a super unique shape. It was much more stubby than I was used to, with a real bulbous nose and tail. After I got used to the unconventional width of the nose and tail, this board felt real comfortable under my feet. Its nice, medium sized kick lasted a while, even after I shaved down my tail to a sharp little razor. I should mention the overall quality of Kayo's wood. They use nice thin plys that somehow minimizes the weight of each board without compromising any strength whatsoever.
Expedition Stripe (Yellow) 8 X 31.2
The last board I rode of the bunch was the Expedition One "Yellow Stripe" deck. Like the Organika team series, this board is part of a group of three sizes, made up of a blue, green and yellow. The "Yellow Stripe" I rode is 8 X 31.25 and features a clean, straightforward shape. While riding this one I couldn't get over how resistant it was to my hard landings. I tend to land all my tricks real hard, slamming my board down to the ground, like an impatient dipsh*t. Back in the day, breaking boards on flatground was a ridiculous notion reserved for fat guys and giants like Brian Anderson. But in the recent years I've found myself breaking tons of boards on flat, especially with switch frontside shove-its (I've K.O'ed more boards with this trick than Kimbo's straight knocked out suckas). I guess I land hard. Anyway, with everyone of my forceful landings that should have snapped this board like twig beneath, it remained solid, just as the other Kayo boards had. I'm backing Kayo 100%, so that means you should too. Demand your local shop order some of their decks right now. If you're impatient like me, go here to buy direct from the Kayo crew.
The Final Flare
When Lakai's Fully Flared hit the streets, I nearly sh*t my pants. Why would you do such a thing, you ask? Because the flick was that good! That's why. And now, after it's highly succesful release, Fully Flared will be coming out in the form of a Deluxe Edition Box Set. The Final Flare Deluxe Bonus Edition box set will contain all kinds of special stuff, including 1 Blu-Ray disk and 2 SD DVD disks featuring the original Fully Flared release, photo galleries, alternate edits, unused footage and a 60 minute documentary entitled, Behind The Flare. If that wasn't enough to make your butt pop, the set will also be packaged with a 48-page photo book. Oh hell yeah, son! And the best part is, this bitch will retail for only $49.95. To celebrate this highly anticipated set, Lakai has issued an official countdown on their site. You can stare at the depleting numbers like a fool all day, or get a solid taste of what's to come by sampling the new extended trailer below. All you need to do is click away
If you thought Lakai’s Fully Flared was the best skate video of the year, wait until the Final Flare drops. Lakai Limited Footwear presents the Fully Flared Deluxe Edition–a three-disc box set with one HD Blu-Ray Disc and 2 SD DVD Discs. This must-have box set comes with a whole slew of goods featuring “Fully Flared”, a photo galley, a photo booklet, alternate edits, unseen footy, and an epic 60-minute documentary they like to call, “Behind The Flare.” The countdown has begun.
While we’re struggling over here on the east coast for warmer weather and a dry skate park, big things are going down in Los Angeles this weekend. Tomorrow, Saturday, September 27th, LA’s first-ever street skate plaza, dubbed Ambassador Plaza, will officially open. For those of you who don’t know, a skate plaza is the equivalent to skate heaven–it has every skate-able thing you could want/imagine. Visit The Ambassador Series for a full run-down on the event and watch a video featuring Raekwon the Chef, Paul Rodriguez, Daewon Song, and other ambassador-minded folks explaining the idea behind the epic plaza. Be there Saturday at 4pm to be part of the grand opening, which is sure to be chalked full of pro skaters.