Sunday, October 12, 2008
Zoo York’s notable Fall 2008 Footwear, now Zoo hooks us up with a sneak peek at their upcoming Holiday ‘08 and Spring ‘09 Footwear. This collection consists of a smooth mix of hi and low-cut styles with a diversified use of colors and patterns - you’ve got your plaid, perforated, elephant print, snake skin print, and other designs. Take a look at the rest of the kicks after the jump and for a super up-close look, click HERE. And you thought you weren’t going to apply Zoo York directly to your Christmas list.
For those of you who don’t know Bob Burnquist, you should probably Google him, he’s one of the best skaters in the world. Now for the Spring 2009 season, IPATH will be releasing a signature model for Bob that meets all of his specifications. It’ll be available in three colorways, including one with a hemp upper [not pictured]. These will be available on IPATH.com and at IPATH retailers for Spring ‘09.
For the past week, Diamond Supply Co. has kept the surprises coming, with two of the big highlights being the Fold Beanies and the Diamond Supply Co. x DVS Original Intent Part II. Now it’s time to unveil the Zumiez|Karmaloop Exclusive T-Shirt Collection. There is a total of seven t-shirt designs, all in multiple colorways, hoodies and crews will also be debuted at a later time. Diamond Supply Co. also introduces their new mascot “Lil Cutty” [seen above] for their Fall Season. Stay tuned, this little guy will be repeated in furture designs. Hit the “Read more” link below to view them all and stay tuned for an official release date.
Vans got together with retailer CCS on a Halloween Pack. The pack consists of a Vans No Skool Mid 2, t-shirt and matching skateboard deck. The collab is a tribute to 80’s skate thrash graphics and was designed by JP Elliott, exclusively for CCS.
All three pieces in the pack have been printed with glow-in-the-dark ink, making sure you shine when the lights go off.
The Vans x CCS “Halloween Pack” is now available at CCS.
Vans presents the second fixed gear biking inspired pack this season. The Era comes in three colorways, with hints to the fixed gear discipline on the back heel and on the inner sole. Solid colors and a choice that will pretty much please everybody, the Vans “Fixed Gear: Cog & Chain” Era pack is now available at DQM.
Blind killed it at Paramount Studios during the 2008 Vans Downtown Showdown. Here’s the unofficial official (from what we could remember) results from the contest. Keep checking back for the official official results, photos, and video.
Best Team: Blind
Best Pro: Jani Laitiala
Best AM: Jamie Tancowny
Blind Takes 4th Annual Vans Downtown Showdown Team Title
Zero’s Jamie Tancowny Named Top Am and Blind’s Jani Laitiala Top Pro of Day
Hollywood, CA (Saturday, October 11, 2008) – The 4th Vans Downtown Showdown was held on the Paramount Studios back lot Saturday with the world’s top street skaters attacking custom-built obstacles set against a New York City backdrop. The Blind board crew claimed team honors and $30,000 while Zero’s Jamie Tancowny won $5,000 as top am and Blind’s Jani Laitiala was named top pro and placed in three of four obstacles, pocketing $14,000 total.
The Vans Downtown Showdown featured many skaters who rarely take part in contests from Foundation, Toy Machine, Girl, Zero, Element, Habitat, Creature, Black Label and Blind.
Each skateboard team submitted designs for a custom obstacle with the top four chosen and built to that team’s specifications. Skateboard teams then chose three riders, consisting of at least one pro and one am, to jam on each of the four features.
Here’s a break down of the best performances of the day:
Girl’s 3 Pump Dump
Jani Laitiala (Blind) - $2,500
Billy Marks (Toy Machine) - $1,500
Rick McCrank (Girl) - $1,000
Creature’s Five Points of Pure Evil
AKA The Darkest Helmet
Jake Duncombe (Blind) - $2,500
Rick McCrank (Girl) - $1,500
Al Partanen (Creature) - $1,000
Black Label’s Dive Bar
Jamie Tancowny (Zero) - $2,500
Sean Malto (Girl) - $1,500
David Gravette (Creature)- $1,000
Foundation’s Lunar Eclipsey Hubba
Billy Marks (Toy Machine) - $2,500
Jani Laitiala (Blind) - $1,500
Ethan Fitzpatrick (Black Label) - $1,000
Top Am Performance – Jamie Tancowny (Zero) - $5,000
Top Pro Performance – Jani Laitiala (Blind) - $10,000
Overall Team Winner – Blind ($30,000) [Girl 2nd ($15,000), Toy Machine 3rd ($5,000)]
A big thanks to each of the teams that represented:
Habitat: Stefan Janoski, Austyn Gillette, Marius Syvanen and Raymond Molinar.
Creature: David Gravette, DarrenNavarrette, Al Partanen, Neil Heddings, Sam Hitz, Taylor Bingaman, Marky Clements, Devin Appelo, Truman Hooker, Mike Guerrero, Raven Tershay, John Ponts, Alex Horn and Steve Reeves.
Girl: Eric Koston, Rick McCrank, Alex Olson, Sean Malto, Mike Mo Capaldi, Brian Anderson, Chico Brenes, Daniel Castillo, Chris Roberts, Devine Calloway, Guy Mariano Jeron Wilson, Justin Eldridge, Kenny Anderson, Marc Johnson, Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Vince Alvarez, and Andrew Langi.
Blind: Ronnie Creager, Danny Cerezini, Jani Laitiala, Rob Lorifice, Jake Brown, Morgan Smith, Grant Patterson, Jake Duncombe, James Craig, Filipe Ortiz, Dominik Dietrich and Bill Weiss.
Foundation: Corey Duffel, Gareth Stehr, Sierra Fellers, Don Nguyen, Angel Ramirez, Alex Gourdouros, Abdias Rivera and David Reyes.
Toy Machine: Johnny Layton, Billy Marks, Josh Harmony, Nick Trapasso, Jordan Taylor, Matt Bennett and Ed Templeton.
Element: Mike Vallely, Chris Senn, Collin Provost, Tony Tave, Tony Karr, Nick Garcia, Brian Price and Aaron Brown.
Black Label: Adam Alfaro, Shuriken Shannon, Chris Troy, Peter Raffin, Omar Hassan, Tyler Mumma, Ethan Fitzpatrick and Andrew Elliot.
Zero: Chris Cole, John Rattray, Garrett Hill, Tommy Sandoval, James Brockman, Tony Cervantes, Keegan Sauder and Jamie Tancowny.
For photos, video streaming and downloads and more commentary on the Vans Downtown Showdown, check out www.vans.com.
The Vans Downtown Showdown will air on January 19, 2009 at 8:00pm EST/PST on FUEL TV.
The Vans Downtown Showdown was made possible by the support of Rockstar Energy Drink, Scion, Epiphone and Skateboard.com.
Flip’s megatour is back, and this time they’re scorching through the southwestern U.S. of A. Will your bumf-ck town be lucky enough to witness the sickness?
FEATURING: Geoff Rowley, Mark Appleyard, David Gonzalez, Rune Glifberg, Lance Mountain, Luan De Oliveira, Curren Caples, and Louie Lopez.
FEAST SOUTHWEST TOUR PRESENTED BY MONSTER
THAT’S RIGHT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE ILLUSTRIOUS FLIP TEAM IS HEADING TO THE DESERT SOUTHWEST AND MOUNTAIN COUNTRY, THE PERFECT WAY TO START THE HOLIDAYS, FORGET YOUR TURKEYS AND FAMILY FEASTS GET YOURSELF OFF TO THE NEAREST SKATEPARK LOCATION ON THE SCHEDULE AND FEAST ON THE FINE SKATEBOARDING OF GEOFF ROWLEY, MARK APPLEYARD, DAVID GONZALEZ, RUNE GLIFBERG, LANCE MOUNTAIN, LUAN DE OLIVEIRA, CURREN CAPLES AND THE GANGSTA STYLE OF LOUIE LOPEZ. WE ALL LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE. HAPPY TRAVELS.