Friday, February 13, 2009
JESSUP GRIPTAPE ANNOUNCES NEW DC GRIPTAPE COLLABORATION
Jessup Griptape and DC are pleased to announce the new DC branded griptape collaboration. The DC branded griptape will feature various screen-printed DC logos styles and come in a co-branded custom designed box. Jessup Griptape, the leading griptape brand, has been producing premium skateboard specific griptape since 1975 and is widely revered by skateboarders’ world wide as the best griptape in skateboarding.
“DC is the perfect partner. They have a long-standing commitment to skateboarding and unbelievable team. We continuously seek to align ourselves with the core brands that continuously build skateboarding,” stated Bud Smith of Jessup.
The co-branded griptape will be available exclusively through DC. The collaboration is the one of a few for select core skateboard companies that will have Jessup Griptape offered as their own griptape product.
DC and Jessup team rider PJ Ladd put it quite simply, “The original skateboard griptape. Perfect grip, no holes, plain black.”
Check out the Jessup griptape and DC website for additional information:
Rob Dyrdek/DC Shoes Skate Plaza Foundation To Open Its First Skate Spot in Los Angeles
The Rob Dyrdek/DC Shoes Skate Plaza foundation is pleased to announce it has begun development of its first “Safe Spot, Skate Spot” in Los Angeles’ Lafayette Park this January. The Lafayette Safe Spot Skate Spot will be completed by late February 2009.
The Safe Spot Skate Spot is a program developed by The Rob Dyrdek/DC Shoes Skate Plaza Foundation to support legal and safe skate spots for communities interested in developing skateable terrain for their skateboarders. Based from the skate plaza concept, the Safe Spot Skate Spot program will provide an alternative option for communities to develop real legal street skating locations given limited budgets or space restrictions.
The Lafayette Safe Spot, Skate Spot was developed in partnership with the Foundation, Newline Skate Parks and California Skate Parks. At just over 7000 square feet of skateable terrain the spot will contain ledges, benches and stairs that flow through the park’s natural landscape. Funding from a generous donation by CKE Restaurants, Inc., parent company of the Carl’s Jr.® hamburger chain to the Rob Dyrdek/DC Shoes Skate Plaza Foundation secured the development of the Lafayette skate spot.
“I’m excited to see the first Safe Spot Skate Spot come to life,” said Rob Dyrdek, the Foundation’s Founder and Director. “We realized that cities want to help their skateboarders but are often lacking funds or space and this concept provides the perfect solution for both. Skateboarding has always been defined by great spots and I hope that we are on our way to creating the next great, legal spots for skateboarding.”
Lafayette skate spot is expected to open in late February 2009. For more information and updates on the Lafayette spot, the Safe Spot Skate Spot program and The Rob Dyrdek/DC Shoes Skate Plaza Foundation, visit the new updated website at www.skateplaza.com.
The Rob Dyrdek/DC Shoes Skate Plaza Foundation seeks to promote the sport of skateboarding by assisting municipalities with the design, development, and construction of locations that maintain the integrity of terrain occurring naturally in urban environments and where the sport of skateboarding in its purest form is encouraged rather than discouraged.