I won’t stick my nose in to the ongoing Nike-vs-the-small-guy debate in skateboarding, but I do know that a) Grant Taylor rips and b) I’ve always loved Blazers. Oh and I like creative edits featuring Chopin, although I think a bit less slow-mo would have made clip even better. Best pair of SBs yet? Might have to cop to really know.
What I wanted to post from the skateboarding realm is this new clip from Eli Reed shredding in Tokyo, styles for miles but VHS Mag isn’t being friendly with the embed… then Anti-Hero dropped Destination Unknown out of nowhere featuring gnargly parts from Grant Taylor, Tony Trujillo, Frank Gerwer and a host of others, set to an unfuckitable soundtrack. This is pretty much everything I get stoked on in skating and the phantom pain in my knees while watching is ever-present.
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Turkey and Chase Stopnik take Matix Denim thru their daily routine in this edit, looks about right to me.
Rick McCrank for Drink Water, a rad combo. Also really feeling the lofi black and white treatment. Drink Water are some of the coolest doing it and I couldn’t be more stoked on what they’re pushing, drink that tap water and leave the sugary caffeine swill to someone else with a diabetes hankering.
Bless Captain Fin Co, these dudes have the right take on pretty much everything… skating how I like to skate, just better.
The HUF crew are back again with their latest offering for the fall 2014 season. Although rather small the lookbook gets it across as to where this collection is headed; on point dirt bag classics. Really feeling the 90’s Lo styles and the footwear, although those Rieder joints are not my taste. Also if you haven’t already you should watch the epicaly later’d on Keith, its so good!
A triumph of filmmaking by Deus, head over to their site and donate an email address now to watch the full-length I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night, teased and previewed all year by the multi-continent brand. A stunning tour through Bali via longboard, skate, moto and deep stand-up barrels, props to Deus for this vision and production and to Harrison Roach and Bryce Young for the timeless shred.