Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The 12th Annual TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards are coming soon! The winners are chosen by the pros, so we’ll be posting interviews of pros revealing who they voted for. Who’d Ol’ Dirty Smolik vote for? Find out below. Who’s gonna win ‘em all? Find out June 15. See the other pro votes here.
The official date for the 12th Annual TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards has been set for June 15. Mark your calendars, the biggest and best skateboarding awards show is only months away and will be held once again at the Avalon in Hollywood. Along with honoring skateboarding’s finest, we’ll also be premiering our 22nd film, Hallelujah, starring Ryan Decenzo, Pete Eldridge, Torey Pudwill, Taylor Bingaman, and Tyler Bledsoe. Stay tuned to skateboarding.com for more info and complete Awards coverage before, during, and after the event!
George C. Moreno
Hometown: Burbank, California
Sponsors: World Industries, éS Footwear (flow), Select Wheels
Am who should be pro: Jake Johnson.
Best video of 2009: Moving In Traffic.
Music you’re always listening to: Well, I work at a record shop, so I would say a bit of everything.
Good advice you’ve been given: “Seek peace and pursue it.”
What you’d do if the world ended tomorrow: Hopefully be ready.
Favorite skate spot: The East Coast.
Bad habit: On occasion I’ll forget to turn off my record player when the last side is finished, which usually only happens when I’m distracted by something.
Place you want to travel to next: Somewhere scenic.
Worst injury: Almost slicing one of my fingers off when I was a child.
Best skate shoes: The simpler ones.
Web site you check every day: My friend Jeb Allred’s photo blog.
Who hooked you up: The good Lord!
Filmed by: Daniel Shetron & Sage Caswell. Edited by: Daniel Shetron
Marquee Photo by: Chris Ortiz. Portrait by: Jared Sherbert
George lives down the street from me. He’s one of the most humble and smartest persons I have ever met. Once he skated over a Christmas present to my house. Anyways, George rips and always tells me about new spots in the neighborhood, even about the school across the street from my house. You can find George slangin’ records or exploring the streets of Burbank for skate spots. Let him know the Yankees suck if you see him.—Scuba Steve
Garrett Hill takes the TIH full titanium hangers for a test run at the Blackbox warehouse and gives a sneak peak of his TIAX and CSX Pro Models dropping this month.
Check out the new Tum Yeto Pocket Cam, Episode #5
Featuring: Matt Bennett, Austin Stephens, Johnny Layton, Dakota Servold, Corey Duffel, Dan Murphy, Angel Ramierz, Nick Merlino, Elijah Berle and Special guests: Gilbert Crockett & The Black Box homeys.
Mark your calendars, etnies presents Am Getting Paid in Montreal, Canada on September 25. Visit here for more info.
SHAUN WHITE, RYAN SHECKLER AND PAUL RODRIGUEZ AMONG ATHLETES SET TO COMPETE AT DEW TOUR’S SKATE OPEN, SKATEBOARDING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, JUNE 25-26 AT BOSTON’S TD GARDEN
Tickets Start at $15, On Sale Now at Ticketmaster
Following a gold-medal-winning performance at the Vancouver Olympics in snowboard halfpipe, Shaun White will now be vying for a new title to add to his collection – Skateboarding World Champion. White’s opportunity for his second major accolade of the year will take place at the Dew Tour’s Skate Open, International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) Skateboarding World Championships June 25-26 at Boston’s legendary TD Garden. Tickets for the first stop of the 2010 Dew Tour are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com starting at just $15.
In addition to White, top skate athletes from around the world will be competing at the Skate Open in both skate park and vert, including defending Dew Cup champion and Skate Vert World Champion, Bucky Lasek. Boston-local Andy Macdonald, up-and-comer Alex Perelson and vert legend Bob Burnquist will also be among those competing at TD Garden against White in a fierce battle for both the Skate Open win and the title of ISF Skateboarding World Champion in the vert discipline.
The defending Skate Park World Champion and three-time Dew Cup champion, Ryan Sheckler will look to repeat his World Champion status again in 2010. However, he will have to contend with the likes of Paul Rodriguez, Chaz Ortiz and Greg Lutzka.
A sneak peek at the skate park course for this year’s Skate Open, ISF Skateboarding World Championships is available by visiting allisports.com.
Tickets to see White, Sheckler, Rodriguez and more than 150 of the world’s best skate park and vert athletes at TD Garden, June 25-26, are now on sale at Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster.com and select Ticketmaster retail outlets or by phone at (800) 745-3000.
For Saturday’s finals, Action Zone tickets cost $100 a day for adults and children and provide access to priority reserved seating for all finals contests on Saturday, in addition to official Dew Tour merchandise, a behind-the-scenes tour, athlete autograph session, merchandise discount coupon, Fast Pass access into all venues and interactive areas, and cold Mountain Dew. Reserved seating tickets will be $35 for children and adults and guarantees seating for all finals competitions. Grounds Pass tickets cost $15 for adults and children.
Friday’s event tickets are on sale for $15 for all ages. The ticket will include admission to all preliminary round competitions held at TD Garden.
In addition to world-class competitions, the two-day event will also include a free music concert – taking place at City Hall Plaza on Friday, June 25 – and an interactive Festival Village featuring Mountain Dew and FUEL TV’s Green Label Experience, the Nike iD program where fans can customize their own pair of shoes, the NERF Dart Tag World Championships and free product giveaways, demos of the latest Sony and PlayStation games and electronics and athlete autograph signings.
For more information, visit allisports.com.
The Skate Open schedule of events is as follows:
Friday, June 25 – Gates open at 3pm
3:00pm Festival Village opens
3:45pm-5:00pm Women’s SKB vert prelims
5:15pm-6:45pm Men’s SKB park prelims, Group 1
7:15pm-8:45pm Men’s SKB park prelims, Group 2
9:00pm-10:30pm Concert at City Hall Plaza
Saturday, June 26 – Gates open at noon
Noon Festival Village opens
4:00pm-4:45pm Women’s SKB vert finals
5:00pm-6:00pm Men’s SKB vert finals
7:00pm-8:00pm Women’s SKB park finals
8:30pm-9:30pm Men’s SKB park finals
**Schedule is subject to change**
The complete 2010 Dew Tour schedule is as follows:
Event Date Location
Skate Open, June 25-26 Boston, Mass. – TD Garden
ISF Skateboarding World Championships
Nike 6.0 BMX Open July 23-24 Chicago, Ill. – Soldier Field South Festival Lot
Wendy’s Invitational Aug. 12-15 Portland, Ore. – Rose Quarter
Toyota Challenge Sept. 16-19 Salt Lake City, Utah – EnergySolutions Arena
Dew Tour Championships Oct. 14-17 Las Vegas, Nev. – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Deluxe just put up an interview with Giovanni Reda about his new book Demigods & Cosmic Children coming out this week. Check out some of the portraits from the book, his interview plus watch Steve Olson’s video interview.
Here it is via YouTube, the new wonderfully hilarious, cinematic trailer for Skate 3 starring Joey Brezinski, Lizard King, Chris Haslam, Danny Way, and so many more.
The infamous Hot Tubb caught up with Chet Childress to do this interview of the artist now know as Adul Skoorc. Read on.
Element is proud to begin the release Trio this Friday, May14 with a full part from Chad Tim Tim! Trio is a new Element video with parts from Tim Tim, Levi Brown and Darrell Stanton. To watch online this Friday, and for more info visit elementskateboards.com/trio.
Catch some weird art from Werdlifers Geoff Rowley, Mark Appleyard, Arto Saari, DJ Baron, Todd Bratrud, and more June 6 in Brooklyn, NYC.