Thursday, June 23, 2011

Watson Laminates

Here's a pretty cool LA Times article about Tod Swank and Watson Laminates. I've never been a fan of Watson shapes and concave but you gotta give them props for not moving production overseas.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Golf Boys

WTF??? Super corny.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Riot Nose Slide

Super bummed the Canucks didn't win the Stanley Cup. The riot after the loss was brutal. I hope every jackass that participated in the looting, torching and vandalizing gets arrested. It's definitely not a reflection of Vancouver and the people that reside here. Not sure if this photo above is a photoshop or not. It appears to be the same guy saving this Smartcar in this clip below @ 2:01. Coincidentally, or maybe not, he's stopping a few skateboarders from smashing the Smartcar.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mark Gonzales Interview

Lots of Gonz stuff today. The above in an interview from the end of the 90's and check out the post at Chrome Ball here. There's also this shot below of what appears to be the Gonz at the driving range. Pic from Instead of Eros Avenged.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Transsexual skateboarder

King Shit Mag has an interview with Hillary Thompson, the first transsexual skater. Read it here. Awesome courageous story.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Music Skateboards Series 2

Looking good. I'm really digging their art direction. For more info, visit their website here.

Eric Koston SB

I think his pro shoe looks really nice and clean. These two Footnote segments at the Berrics here and here are pretty cool. One of the Nike commercials at the start of Part One has Koston at the Oven, which is Nike's golf research facility. That would be a trip to go there and test out all the different shaft/head combos and getting fitted for clubs. Images from here and Koston's twitter.