Sunday, September 13, 2009
Social blunders and huge lipslides.
After TumYeto welcomed skateboarding's most controversial (read: trash-talked) figure to Foundation, they've chosen to add him to Dekline shoes as well, and for good reason. Just take a look at this madness. From Atlantic City dealer back into the spotlight, Nick Merlino's back in the game.
Brock's going pro, I'm pretty sure. But that has nothing to do with that little rumor at the end of this post. I'm not even sure if that's even true.
The future of skate videos? The end of the DVD? I don't know. Not sure if I care. I had my tears over the bedriddening blows to VHS (I still use them from time to time, but you know, they're gonna be like records one day). Times are a-changin' and that may include never getting to scroll through that little bonus section of the DVD menu to watch the leftovers, like this here Bonus from Nike SB's Debacle video. When you see Justin Brock, Grant Taylor, Shane O'Neill, Daryl Angel and Theotis Beasley you'll probably wish you had a tangible copy, though (or you might wonder why this footage wasn't included in the video)...
...word on the streets is actual discs might be included in a future shoes of their team riders or something like that. But, don't quote me on that. It's just a rumor.
So I was posted up at the Crossroads retail tradeshow over at Black Box distribution all day yesterday and I'm back here today. Day one was pretty mellow with lots of pros skating the park (Sean Sheffy sighting!) and some random antics out by all the company booths in the parking lot.
But rather than read me talk about all the hoopla, you may as well just check out some video: