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Afghan Skateboarders at Go Skateboarding Day

by admin on Jul.15, 2011, under News

Afghan skateboarders in Kabul joined in celebrations to mark this year’s International Go Skateboarding Day.

Check out the BBC for more information.

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Skateboard Art

by admin on May.10, 2011, under Pictures

Skateboard Art?

Skateboard Art?

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adidas skate event ‘The Obstacle’

by admin on May.09, 2011, under News

The full Hold Tight Henry edit of last Sunday’s Adidas Skateboarding “The Obstacle” event in London is still yet to appear, but until then, Tidy Mike Pearson has put together a quick clip of the days highlights, featuring Mark Gonzales, Lucas Puig, Nestor Judkins and Karim.

Press play below to view – more from The Obstacle soon enough…

adidas obstacle from still in progress on Vimeo.

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3 Minutes with Joe Gavin

by Andrew on Apr.08, 2011, under News


3 minutes with Joe Gavin

Chances are if you don’t live in the UK, you probably haven’t heard Joe’s name or seen pictures or footage of him in a while. We wondered what’s been keeping him under the radar and figured it would be nice to share his skills and style with the rest of the world. Check out what Joe has to say in his ‘3 minutes with’-feature and enjoy the edit he put together for us. Expect more to come this year from this quiet Mancunian. For more info on Joe, check etnies.com

etnies: http://etnies.com/blog/2011/4/07/3-minutes-with-joe-gavin/

Vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/22065935
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yplcsnoC8aE
Mpora: http://video.mpora.com/watch/qFuCkQd5R/
Freecaster: http://freecaster.tv/skate/1015373/3-minutes-with-joe-gavin

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The Stay Gold B-sides #1 – 8 minutes of Collin Provost

by Andrew on Apr.08, 2011, under News

Stay Gold B-sides – Collin Provost

The Filming of Stay Gold yielded a ton gigs logged on Jon Miner’s hard drives. Only a small percentage of that footage has been seen to this day, the cream of the crop. Lucky for us, Jon has decided to dig deep into those hard drives and cut together some never-before-seen footage, second angles, slams, and random shenanigans that went on during the filming of Stay Gold.

Starting today, every Friday for the next few weeks we will be releasing The Stay Gold B-sides. The first one goes out to The Skateboard Mag’s “Year’s Best Am” Collin Provost. If you still don’t own a copy of Stay Gold, get one at your local skateshop or get on over to iTunes and drop some coin!”

Check Collin’s B-sides out here:

Vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/22042882
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYGZs6ustf0
Mpora: http://video.mpora.com/watch/Npc5cXcMb/

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New North East Skateboard DVD Due Out Early 2011

by Andrew on Feb.21, 2011, under News

James Coyle’s follow up skateboard DVD to ‘Way Up North’ is due out in early 2011. Here’s the first of the teaser video clips that are being released online every week in the run up to the premiere.

James coyle bails and old footage teaser from jamesc20 on Vimeo.

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JOIN ETNIES IN CREATING A COSTA RICAN RAINFOREST

by Andrew on Feb.17, 2011, under News

One Tribe, One Country, One Company with One Goal – Creating a Rainforest

February 15, 2011 (Lake Forest, CA) – One may seem like a small lonely number, but when one brand (etnies), teams up with one tribe (the Maleku), and one foundation (La Reserva) in Costa Rica, a country committed to sustainability, the results can be incredible! To celebrate etnies’ 25 year anniversary, etnies owner and CEO, Pierre-Andre Senizergues has decided to look toward the future and what the NEXT 25 holds! There’s no better way to celebrate the future than by planting a rainforest in Costa Rica through etnies’ new Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree project. For every pair of Jameson 2 Eco shoes sold, etnies will plant one tree in what will become the new rainforest.

Check out this video and web feature to learn more about the etnies Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree project:
http://etnies.com/blog/2011/2/14/the-etnies-rainforest-is-coming/.

etnies is on track to plant at least 35,000 trees on the Maleku reserve in northern Costa Rica this year. The Maleku are an indigenous tribe with a way of life that revolves around the forest, and they are rightfully known as the guardians of the forest. For more than 150 years, the Maleku have had to fight for their trees that were depleted due to cattle farming and a horrible rubber-tree war, which led to a massacre, and nearly wiped out their tribe. The United Nations has sanctioned their land as a biological corridor to be restored and the international  organization has officially marked 2011 as the “Year of the Forest” globally. The Maleku just need help obtaining the trees to reach their goal of reforesting the lands they live off of.

That’s where your help comes in – anyone who buys a pair of etnies Jameson 2 Eco shoes will help reforest Costa Rica one tree at a time. Together with La Reserva Forest Foundation and etnies’ “Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree” program, the Maleku are helping to replenish the reserve with the trees that once maintained this community. La Reserva Forest Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the recovery and preservation of indigenous tropical rainforests in Costa Rica.

This will also help Costa Rica in reaching its goal of becoming the first carbon neutral country by 2021, a pledge paralleled by Pierre-Andre Senizeruges who set the goal several years ago for etnies to be carbon neutral by 2020.

This pledge of carbon neutrality and the country’s natural habitat made Costa Rica an ideal partner for the etnies project to plant a rainforest and the etnies’ Jameson 2 Eco the ideal shoe to get the community involved in reforestation. Bike tires and used rubber gloves are recycled to create the Jameson 2 Eco shoe’s outsole and plastic bottles are used in the making of their PET shoe laces.

Rainforests help curb global climate change by providing more than a quarter of the oxygen to the world, and are home to thousands of species of animals. By planting at least 35,000 trees in the etnies Rainforest, approximately 6,930 tons of CO2 will be absorbed from the Earth’s atmosphere throughout the trees’ lifetime. This represents 465,051,360 etnies shoe boxes worth of CO2, placed end-to-end and wrapped around the Earth more than three-and–a-half times.

Check: http://www.etnies.com/buyashoeplantatree for additional info, video and images on the etnies Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree project.

Vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/19965141
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2cvnr4itig
Mpora: http://video.mpora.com/watch/mD9BHPgCp/
Freecaster: http://freecaster.tv/bmx/1014555/the-etnies-rainforrest-is-coming

For more information on etnies check: www.etnies.com
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ETNIES.EUROPE

Make sure you check out the etnies iPhone app as well.
This app is available only in the EMEA regions and is available for the iPod Touch too.
http://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/etnies-europe/id375136734?mt=8

About etnies:

Established in 1986, etnies is the first skateboarder-owned and operated global action sports footwear and apparel company. etnies not only pushed the envelope by creating the first pro model skate shoe, but it pioneered technological advances and changed the face of skateboard footwear forever. Today, etnies’ vision, led by owner and skateboarder Pierre-André Senizergues, is to remain the leading action sports company committed to creating innovative products that provide the most style, comfort and protection possible. etnies stays true to its roots by sponsoring world class skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, moto x, BMX and auto teams and continues its dedication by giving back to each of these communities. For additional information, visit etnies.com.

About La Reserva:

La Reserva Forest Foundation is a non-profit volunteer, charitable organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the world’s vital indigenous tropical rain forests. LRFF is a registered 501 c 3 non-profit tax-exempt organization in the United States and Costa Rica.

Early on LRFF planted “tree bridges” (biological corridors) to connect the remnant forests that remained on the La Reserva property, noting that animals could then move from one stand of trees to other forested areas without exposing themselves to predators on the ground.

LRFF is dedicated to reversing the widespread conversion of tropical forest to farmland, recognizing that we are the “gardeners” of the Earth, not just exploiters and consumers. We call our work “oxygen farming” because forests produce oxygen and absorb CO2, thus helping to curb global warming. This is the symbiotic relationship we share with trees, they breathe in CO2 and exhale oxygen, we inhale oxygen and exhale CO2, not to mention all of our technology’s CO2 emissions. In the tropical climate forests regenerate in as little as eight years, allowing biological corridors to quickly link former isolated patches of forest.

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Stance Socks: The Uncommon Thread

by Andrew on Feb.10, 2011, under News

Birthed in January of 2010, Stance rolled out its introductory line of artist and rider-endorsed socks for avid skateboarders in the spring and summer months that followed. The initial offering includes a diverse and colorful array of styles for consumers in all sizes. From basic black and white socks to “Pipe Bombs” tube socks, to the illustrative Artist Series, to the Gripper Cush variety made of performance-minded materials as well, there’s much more behind Stance’s range of foot warmers than many of us would consider.

Stance’s line of casual socks has been fitted with combed cotton, arch support, and mesh venting to combat the dreaded damp effects of “swamp” foot. Their Sock Top series and Lowriders provide low cut “cheerleader” socks for skaters that prefer the “less is more” feel to their shredding.

As a wearable canvas, the Artist Series features original artwork by Don Pendleton, Jim Phillips’ classic Jason Jessee “Sun God” graphic and Stance’s favourite artists and designers.

Stance’s Gripper Cush socks utilize cushioned treads on the ball and heel areas to minimize slippage and provide added cushion against heel bruises and hot pockets. Woven with Coolmax® technology, these vented socks are performance enhanced for comfort and aim to keep your feet locked in place.

Sure, there have been other skateboarding-related brands of socks out there over the years, but none have hit the mark to promote individuality with influential backing from a specific team of skaters. Definitively, and through the direct involvement of Stance’s co-founder Ryan Kingman, the brand has attracted and assembled the collective heavyweight talent of Chris Cole, Duane Peters, Lizard King, Theotis Beasley, Tom Remillard, Jason Jessee, Christian and Greyson Fletcher, Brandon Perelson, Julian Davidson, Nick Garcia and newest recruit, Daniel Lutheran to assure us that their socks are ready to for daily skate sessions and months of abuse.

Stance’s radiant and robust line of socks are sure to liven up any skate session, generate some individuality, or of course, simply provide comfort in plain old black and white if that’s more your style.

Ask for Stance’s current line of socks at a retailer near you or order directly online in order to feel the comfortable fit for yourself.

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DC’s Amateur Skate Team’s MARQUISE HENRY Bio

by Andrew on Feb.05, 2011, under News

MARQUISE HENRY BIO

Name: Marquise Henry

Birthplace: Long Beach, CA

Resides: Inland Empire, CA

Years skating: 12

Music: Rap, Hip hop, jazz, oldies

Last skate magazine looked at: Transworld

Last video you saw: The Blind video

Favourite video: Mouse

Favourite place to travel to: Everywhere

You will never catch me filming at: A skate spot I don’t like

You will never catch me entering: A contest

Favourite DC’s: Match S Mid

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Skate News: DC PROUDLY WELCOMES CHRIS COLE TO THE TEAM!

by Andrew on Feb.04, 2011, under News

DC is proud to welcome Chris Cole to the DC skate team. He is one of the best and most influential skaters of his generation. Cole is only the second skater to ever become Thrasher’s “Skater of the Year” twice (after DC’s Danny Way) once in 2005, and again in 2009. In that same year, he was also honoured with TransWorld SKATEboarding’s Readers Choice Award.

DC is a huge force in skateboarding, pushing new technology and styling into skate footwear,” said Cole. “I’ve always admired that, and when I had the opportunity to be a part of their team I jumped at it. They have already made me an even bigger fan with the way they do things, how I’ve been treated, and the things I’ve been shown.”

Cole is working on finishing his part for Zero’s Cold War and his signature model shoe will be debuting Fall 2011.

Welcome to the family Chris!

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