Thursday, July 31, 2014

Clip of the Week : Static IV Jake Johnson

Did you guys see Street League is now on FOX Sports?????? Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok on a serious note skateboarding is at an obvious crossroads that it has been forced to cross before. There is the mainstream competive Street Leage / Nike BS, I mean SB, and then there's the far more gritty creative version where dudes like Jake Johnson even now force you to walk around urban centers and see walls, sewer grates, and loading docks as more than just the practical pieces of infrastructure they are designed to be. Maybe its because our infrastructure is collapsing thanks to a do nothing Congress but perhaps thats a conversation for another day. Nevertheless there is an underground scene led by some of the old guard that is gaining more and more traction everyday. This is highly encouraging to dudes who like skating the way it was before the Mountain Dews, Nikes, Adidas, Monster, Targets, and Beats of the worlds started manipulating the sport into the Sportcenter highlight reel that it is inevitably heading towards. Now enjoy our favorite part of a video that is a prime example of a project that highlights the East Coast scene in a way that it deserves to be highlighted.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Deck of the Week: Girl Be Kind Rewind

Company : Girl
Skater : Mike Carroll
Width : 8.125
Construction : Your standard Crail wood with 7 ply Canadian maple construction. This deck is part of one of the coolest series of the summer. Each deck highlights a classic movie/tv show that embodies the personality of the skater. Mike Carroll decided to pay homage to the Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels epic Dumb and Dumber while poking fun at his all too broey relationship with Crail/Girl co-owner Rick Howard.  Mike Carroll is classic and a straight up boss. Dumb and Dumber is classic and the early previews of the sequel have me very nervous that the original's legacy may become tarnished so before it does I wanted to remind everyone that Dumb and Dumber was the shit and so is Mike Carroll.