New York-based skateboard and apparel company HOPPS, run by pro skater Jahmal Williams, introduces a new line of signature skate decks for 2011 inspired by the iconic Popsicle logo. Sporting the classic ice cream man attire and bicycle, Jahmal takes a stroll along the streets of New York and eventually rides off into the skies like E.T. More information regarding the brand can be found on their official website. . HOPPSSICLES … Read More →
Classified Moto’s John Ryland has been known for his incredible spin on creating custom bikes for quite some time. Reworking the classic 1982 XV920 Yamaha Virago bike that was laying around the shop was no easy task. The bike took weeks to finish and features a rear end conversation as well as Classified’s signature front-end swap with timeless detailing that leaves an overall unique look. From redesigning the tank to … Read More →
Paul Budnitz is perhaps best known as the founder of Kid Robot, as well as the design mastermind behind many of the funky vinyl toy collectibles that the brand originally became revered for. What many may not know, however, is that the Yale-educated mogul is also an adamant biking enthusiast and recently-minted designer of high-end bicycles. Crafted out of titanium Lynskey Performance frames (“arguably the top Titanium frame maker in … Read More →
Earlier this summer Chaz Ortiz spent a few days shredding with the Primitive crew down in sunny SoCal. The session (seen above) was filmed in a few hours at Hollenbeck Skatepark in Los Angeles, with a special appearance by Theotis Beasley. Enjoy! .
After testing their skills at the Mont Blanc massif, highliners Tancrede, Julien, Sebastien and Antoine return for a new challenge at the highest twin towers in Paris, France. Check the trailer above for Skyliners in Paris, courtesy of adventure video blog Sebmontaz.com, and stay tuned for a full look into the film soon. . Skyliners Paris trailer from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo.
DC Shoes and Ken Block present “Gymkhana 4: The Hollywood Megamercial.” GYM4 surpasses the high-production style of Gymkhana 2 with even more spectacular effects shot in the backlots of Universal Studios, California. Filmed over the course of five days, director Ben Conrad and his team at Logan deliver a Hollywood-caliber production complete with pyrotechnics, massive stunts and a series of unbelievable tricks. Featured are robotic sharks, deranged zombies and a … Read More →
In the final edit of the three-part “All Day Sessions” series from Gatorade, Nigel Sylvester and Ralphy Ramos head out to Bay Area, California. A long day of bombing hills, hitting up spots and a group ride around the city all lead to an exclusive performance by Dom Kennedy. Soundtrack features the track “2 mph” by Dom Kennedy, featuring Big K.R.I.T. Video shot by Glenn PP Milligan. .
Japanese photographer Tomoki Momozono, otherwise known as MOMO, began his career as a sports photographer in 2001. Following a couple of stints as a studio assistant and trainee photographer, MOMO honed his skills in photography and lighting, which eventually turned into a contract with Japanese publisherBungeishunju. Shown above is a series of photographs from Momozono titled “Art of Sumo,” an outsider’s view into the iconic sport of Japanese sumo wrestling. Source: mashKULTURE
As skateboarding continues to evolve and progress, it draws from the many influences that define and redefine its character; no one can predict what it will be like in the next 25 years. With this momentum, the movement will not stagnate, the destination is uncertain so it’s irrelevant. The magic is in the journey and experience. Mike Manzoori’s Aimless, presented by etnies, celebrates this visually by capturing the feeling of pure … Read More →
“8 Hours in Brooklyn” is Next Level Pictures’ latest video presentation. Simply shot with a Phantom Flex camera (you know the 1,000,000 fps camera) , the concept behind the video was to document whatever the group could find in Brooklyn, New York during an eight hour time span. The result is this artistic video featuring skateboarders, break dancers, basketball players and more in stunning slow motion shots. Parts of the … Read More →