éS Footwear – 25 Years of éS and the Accel

Anyone who has known me for the last 20+ years knows that I’m loyal to one thing; éS footwear and the Accel. Aside from a brief scare between 2012 and 2014, éS has been my only choice for shoes. Since their return, éS has paid homage to the classic style, functionality, and tech in their catalog, while also releasing a few limited throwbacks in the mix.

Trespassing Ticket at GA Tech - Accel Plus PJ Ladd - 2005
Trespassing Ticket at GA Tech – Accel Plus PJ Ladd – 2005

After success with the etnies Sal 23, éS Footwear was imagined by Pierre-André Senizergues as he joined forces with Don Brown over 25 years ago. Retiring while being recognized as a World Champion freestyle skateboarder, Pierre-André left his hometown outside of Paris for California.

etnies released their first skate film High 5 in 1995 and Pierre-André saw the potential of the new crew coming up. The video highlighted the talent witnessed first hand from the likes of Koston, Penny, Muska, and so many others. Read More >

MARTY – Short Documentary

Talk about an old soul in a young blood. This kid Marty gets it. With youthful vision and a deep connection to the fast paced bloodline of punk music and ’80s skateboarding, he lives his life his way…at 11 years old. Marty’s style is all his and is a nostalgic remembrance to when times were simpler. It’s almost like looking in a mirror or having a flashback when watching this short documentary. Give it a go and never forget that it’s OK to be different.

This 7 minute documentary titled MARTY follows an 11-year-old ’80s-obsessed skate punk who is stuck in the past while struggling to navigate the present. Produced by Skull Skates.

MARTY from Mike McKinlay on Vimeo. Read More >

adidas Skateboarding presents /// SHIN

In celebration of the latest addition to the adidas Skateboarding team, this edit showcases Shin Sanbongi‘s effortless style on a cross-continental run with fellow teammates Filip Almqvist, Dennis Busenitz, Niels Bennett and Silas Baxter-Neal. Captured through the lens of Chris Mulhern on location in Taiwan, Detroit, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York and Paris.

Music: “El Camino Negro” – Tommy Guerrero untitled by Likeminds Filmed & edited by: Chris Mulhern
Additional filming by: Hadrien Buhannic and Masanori Uruma

adidas Matchbreak Super x Shin

Colorway by Adidas Pro rider Shin Sabongi

Inspired by the archives but not limited by the past, the Matchbreak Super shoes are the highest-quality in Vulcanized footwear ever produced by adidas Skateboarding. Offering pinnacle comfort and performance, they’re ready to help you earn bragging rights of your own. Read More >

Brothers from Different Mothers?

Two backside lipslides and a backside tailslide. Who's who?
Huhta, Spelta, Da Silva…who’s who?

Have you ever watched a part and immediately thought, “Oh, this person is biting so and so’s style.”? Or, watched a friend or local skateboarder switch up their kit to look like their favorite professional? When I see this I’m sure anyone within 20 miles can hear the sound of my eyes rolling. Fairly recently three separate skateboarders have caught my attention, all of whom share similar trick selection, style, etc. Has anyone ever seen Heitor Da Silva, Vincent Huhta, or Ruben Spelta in the same place? Maybe they are all the same person? Or, are they brothers from different mothers?

Watch these three parts.

Vincent Huhta’s Sour Solution II Part

adidas Skateboarding Presents /// Heitor

Ruben Spelta’s Mamma Mia

Even though all three seem to mimic each other they still manage to coexist with a certain level of autonomy that seems authentic. I really like all three of these parts, but I think I like Vincent’s part the best. What do you guys think? Read More >

Favorite Bobby Worrest Parts

Is it just me or has Bobby Worrest proven to be one of the most prolific skateboarders of his generation? The man is a perennial Thrasher Magazine Skater of the Year contender and these days he seems to drop at least two parts a year, all of which are no bullshit, pure, plaza skateboarding. To me, no one personifies street tech quite like Bobby. He can do it all without making lines feel too contrived or tech tricks seem too over the top. And, the dude has never switched up his style or chased trends. When Krooked Skateboards released The Mermaid video two weeks ago, I decided to revisit some of my favorite Worrest parts.

So, in no particular order, here are the quintessential Bobby Worrest video parts. Read More >

Outside the Box

Being a skateboarding fanatic for the better part of my life I’ve noticed that all my favorite skateboarders tend to adhere to the less is more approach. Nothing about their trick or spot selections were super over the top. Tricks were basic, but done at breakneck speed and with power and finesse. I could never really get down with the overtly tech skating, ledge dancing, or manual stuff. To me really technical skating could almost seem gimmicky or circus-like. Maybe I couldn’t appreciate it because somewhere deep down I knew I’d never be able to do it. Who knows?

 So why have I recently been so stoked on Matt Tomasello’s skating? As Jenkem said, “He skates like Rodney Mullen on Bathsalts.” He even tampers with oddball skateboards like Simon Woodstock. Read More >

“High ‘N’ Dry” Video – Wet n’ Wild

Fun Fact: A few local kids snuck into White Water here in Georgia a few years ago and skated the tunnel. They got caught and paid a CRAZY expensive fine.

MARIETTA— Two men are accused of breaking into Six Flags White Water and skateboarding down a waterslide, causing $20,800 worth of damage.

Joseph James Webster, 25, of Marietta, and James Bode Swanson, 26, of Atlanta, were arrested on felony charges of criminal damage to property and released on bail.

According to the arrest warrants:
The two bypassed three fences and gates to enter the closed water park on the afternoon of Feb. 20. They then used the Tornado waterslide as a skate ramp, causing “significant scrapes and scuffing to the fiberglass slide.” Read More >

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