Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Words from Emerica Team Manager, Jeff Henderson:
“As a team manager, you have to keep a constant look out for up and coming skaters who will possibly one day be a member of the team. A while back Remy Stratton from Volcom told me that Collin Provost, a young buck at the time, wanted to ride for Emerica. I started flowing him shoes and took him on some trips. He was really young but you could tell he was a such natural. Over the years we saw Collin grow and become very powerful on a skateboard. An all terrain ripper, he has the skills to make everything look really easy. The Emerica team took notice of Collin stepping it up over the past couple of years. After sticking it out on flow and putting in some hard work he has earned himself a spot on the Emerica team. Congratulations Collin and welcome aboard! Here is a little taste of what to expect from Collin Provost in Stay Gold!”
Stay Gold the Emerica video is coming soon, but in the mean time take a gander at Colin’s two minute, yes two minute welcome video here: (Note: This is Colin’s Emerica Stay Gold throw away footy.)

CCS hooked up with team rider Arto Saari one Sunday morning to nab a photo for its newest ad and catalog cover.  Arto also talked a little bit about his new Gravis shoe, the Arto, online now in the CCS shop.
Check the videos.  Where’s the make of the backside flip you ask? Gravis has it right here.

Over the weekend, down under, 14-year-old phenom Pedro Barros charged his way to back to back Bowl a Rama victories in Wellington, New Zealand and Bondi Beach, Australia. Legend Steve Caballero also rolled smoothly to a three-peat in the 40 and over Masters division at the Vans Bowl a Rama down under in Bondi Beach, Australia. Full results & cash breakdown here. More words from Dave Duncan at the World Cup site here.
Photos by Chris Ortiz

  1. Pedro Barros
  2. Bucky Lasek
  3. Bob Burnquist
  4. Omar Hassan
  5. Rune Glifberg
  6. RJ Barbaro
  7. Jueren Horrwar
  8. Josh Borden
  9. Rion Linderman
  10. Renton Millar
  1. Steve caballero
  2. Pat Ngoho
  3. Mik Mulhall
  4. Glen Charnoski
  5. Lester Kasai
  6. Jeff Grosso
  7. John Grey
  8. Lance Mountain

Matt Miller breaks down his new Expedition ride, Indy trucks, Gold wheels and much more.
Filmed & edited by Chris Thiessen.

Check out Toy Machine’s Chile & Argentina Lost Reel featuring Billy Marks, Johnny Layton, Nick Trapasso, and more.

Catch the Habitat team later this month cruising through California from San Luis Obispo on down to SD.

Woodward Ambush, Amateur skate contests. April 30-May 2. All the info below or right here.

Continuing with DC’s Skateboarding Is Forever video project, next in the line up—Greg Myers is having his part premiere this Thursday, February 25 at famed skater watering hole The Saloon in Encinitas, California. The evening will also include a performance by Nihilist and tunes by the LSDj’s.
Previous SIF premieres: Marquise Henry & Matt Miller.

Our favorite shop in St. Petersburg, Florida, The Finest, is having a gang of events during the Tampa Pro weekend (March 11-13). Check out the fliers for the Osiris team signing (March 11), Blind team signing (March 10), Katch1 art show (March 13) and more below.

Real just put out a new board series complete with downloadable Realicons that can be used anywhere, plus a chance to win prizes from Real if you can make your own. Check em out, plus a new video with Huf and Dennis Busenitz.

Mike V’s got himself an iPhone videogame and it’s out now. You can play Mr. V himself in various eras of his career and even drive his Trans Am. And, as he said not too long ago in this interview, “there are over 40-some tricks, so gamers can skate how they want—they’re not just stuck doing bonelesses like me [laughs].” Go here to learn more on how to download the videogame.

By now you have all probably heard the shitty news about our friend Nathan’s passing last week from his long bout with cancer. On Friday there will be a celebration of his life through his photography at Antisocial.
Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 8 pm
Antisocial Skateshop/Gallery
2337 Main Street
Vancouver, BC
There will be drinks, a video, and the photographs will sell by silent auction with all proceeds going to his family. The show will continue to run for the following week.