Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Girl Skateboards teamed up with Product (RED) again this year to produce some boards with a portion of the proceeds going to help people in need. Peep Andy Jenkins handywork and Mike Carroll’s mastery of the skateboard here.
Vans just finished up the first half of a major overhaul it have planned for its skate site.
The format and look are still the same, but it’s now chock full of photos and all new interviews with the entire team, including Trujillo, Dollin, Rowley, Van Engelen and Layton. Stay tuned for bigger changes to skate.vans.com later this year.
K5 Game of Skate Results
Sun, fun, and some amazing skating went down at the annual K5 game of skate in Encinitas, California.
With over 50 entries, the competition was fierce. Here are the final results:
1. Will Fyock
2. Brendon Villunueva
18 and up Class
1. Taylor Smith
2. Brandon Keavy
3. Will Fyock
Best Trick Contest
Brandon Keavy—manual to impossible out on the up box.
Join us for the K5 Poway Game of skate, Saturday June, 20th!
Danny Way, who started on the pole position in Saturday’s Toyota Grand Prix Celebrity Pro and lead the celebrities the entire race, crashed in the final lap with a little help from the That’s So Raven’s Raven Symone. Famous barney Keanu Reeves ended up winning. Read on in the Long Beach Press Telegram.
“I got robbed,” said the skateboarding great, who will certainly take some heat from fellow X-Gamers and previous Pro/Celebrity Race winners Bucky Lasek and Dave Mirra. “I worked hard to get the best lap. It’s not my fault that effort was taken away. Everyone knows if she didn’t crash that I would have won.”
Other drivers said: “That’s racing.”
Sole Tech chief Pierre Andre chatted with the LA Times recently about eco-friendly technology, recycled materials, and all things green. Click on it for an educational read.
“If I can have a company that can work on the green model,” he says, kicking back on a couch crafted from discarded skate decks in the Lake Forest offices of Sole Technology Inc., “it might inspire other companies and we’ll have a green revolution—like the Industrial Revolution, but only with everyone trying to reduce their carbon footprint.”
After 3 years of support, Supra Footwear welcomes Vancouvers’ own Spencer Hamilton to the Am Team.
When asked about Spencer, Antwuan Dixon had a few words of his own, “Yeah you already know who this is, this Antwuan man and I’m gonna be talking about my boy Spencer. He’s from straight Vancouver, Canada
where the weed is legal. Basically my boy got some talent. He’s a cool dude, he’s hard on a skateboard, and he let’s the good times roll if you know what I mean. Plus he vibes with everybody and ain’t nobody got any bad vibes about him, you know what I’m sayin’? He’s down with cool people and cool people are down with him. So, I just want to say we all know you got talent, you’re my homie, and all I can say is congratulations!”
Who do you think should win best skater of 2008/09? From January 2008 to April 2009 and everything in between—who killed it the hardest? Vote now and see who wins at the 11th Annual Transworld SKATEboarding Awards.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with THE SKATER’S NAME IN THE SUBJECT LINE. The winner will be announced at the awards show on June 12, in Hollywood, California. This prestigious award is based solely on the votes of the readers! So vote now!