With the rain and wind, is outdoor skateboarding season over for another year? Or is there a spot where you still at daily? Let us know so we can shout out about it!
Kellan Lutz hit the boardwalk in Santa Monica on Saturday to take a stroll and skateboard ride with his family. Things got a little hot for the actor in the midday sun, and he stripped off his tee to reveal washboard abs while rolling by the water — Kellan’s six-pack is also front and center in the new trailer for Immortals. Kellan was back home just in time to serve as a groomsman in his brother’s wedding over the weekend, after his final trip to Vancouver for Twilight. Kellan, along with costars Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, and Peter Facinelli, went north to wrap up work on Breaking Dawn last week. AnnaLynne McCord came along with Kellan on his latest trip to Canada, though she left him there in order to attend a recent pool party in Las Vegas. She and her sister, Angel, threw on their bikinis to cohost a party for their friend Sara Oriolo, who became a Mrs. Lutz when she married Kellan’s brother Brandon on Saturday. AnnaLynne was also Kellan’s date for Brandon and Sara’s big day!
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
The Emerica team did a little demo at the NoHo skatepark in North Hollywood, CA.
Emerica teamriders Andrew Reynolds , Leo Romero , Brandon Westgate, Braydon Szafranski , Collin Provost and Marquis Preston all came out to skate it and throw out a few bangers
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.
The Gears of war complete board made by Globe is a surety for big skate delight in combination with war graffics. The chosen materials guarantee high performance skating and a long life anyway. 1/8 pads arrange for stabile driving conditions.
Size: 7.875″ x 31.6″
* Globe Gears of War deck
* Slam Flat Black Inverted trucks
* Globe Smokin 53mm wheels
* Skull griptape
Please note: Because of the weight of this item we are unable to send outside of Europe for the normal delivery fee. If you wish to ship outside of Europe then please contact us for a courier quote. Approx cost will be £20-30 extra depending on location.
Keeping a well maintained Skateboard is important as it will help prolong it’s lifespan. Nuts and bolts will come loose and Skateboard parts do wear out, so keeping your Skateboard correctly maintained is just as important to your safety as it is to the Skateboard’s durability.
Keep your Deck Clean
Take care of your deck, always wear clean shoes and make every attempt to keep mud and dirt of the griptape. Keep the deck out of wet weather. Look out for pressure cracks often, as they’ll severely weaken your deck. If you notice too many pressure cracks it’s time to replace your deck, otherwise you put yourself at risk!
Maintaining your Skateboards Bearings
It’s important to keep fresh bearings and clean them out regularly. To clean out your bearings, the easiest way is to simply remove them from your wheels and spray them with a lubricant (not WD-40). It’s important you use a lubricant which won’t leave any residue behind so when you buy some make sure you look out for that. Once your done simply put them back in the wheels and your finished.
Storing a Skateboard
It’s important that a Skateboard is kept in a cool and dry location and not somewhere warm, moist as it’ll warp and become weaker, heavier and loose it’s pop.
Loose Parts on your Skateboard
Check your Skateboard regularly for loose or broken parts, it’s best to carry around a skate tool with you just in case you need to adjust your Skateboard’s trucks or tighten up a loose bolt.
Maintain your Wheels
Make sure your wheels are smooth and damage free, if you notice any flat spots, missing chunks it’s time to replace them.
Keep an Eye on your Bushings
One of the more undervalued parts of a Skateboard. Bushings are very important as they take a lot of pressure and stress. If you notice any cracks or splits in the bushings then replace them. It’s best to replace them reguarly as they are cheap and can make a big difference in your Skateboards peformance.
Skating with worn griptape is a bad idea, not only do you have less grip you’ll find it harder to do certain Skateboard tricks. If you find your griptape is worn take a look at your deck, if its in bad condition consider buying a new deck as this will come with new griptape. If your deck is still in good condition then go down to your local skateshop and buy a new sheet of griptape and replace the old worn griptape.
We are pleased to inform many skaters in our local area that a new skatepark has been opened, and its in Peterlee. The Peterlee Skate Action Group have compaigned for over 10 years to have a skate park in the new town of Peterlee and on Monday 25th October it opened to the general public.
The skatepark is located in the Woodhouse Park area of Peterlee, opposite East Durham College’s new college campus.
This follows the opening of Seaham Skatepark in August.
Belgium’s Skatepark ZUMIEZ presents Nike Sb Best Trick Contest on October 31st with € 500 cash prize money.
2 categories: sponsored & non sponsored
Park open 13:00
Contest starts 15:00
Park closed 20:00
Go and compete with the Nike Sb Benelux team!