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DVS+NYC With Daewon Song, Luis Tolentino, Zack Wallin… Featuring Killer Mike & El-P

04 January 2014, 04.41 | Posted in Music, Skateboarding, Uncategorized, Video | No comments »

A few months ago I traveled with the DVS team to New York to see Luis Tolentino on a week-long trip with Daewon Song, Torey Pudwill, Zack Wallin, Marty Murawski and Jon Nguyen. Here’s a Little Video Edit from the Big Apple, and more visual stimulation can be found in the latest issue of The Skateboard Mag. Filmed & edited by Ryan Dearth. Directed by Kelly D. Williams. Music by Run The Jewels.

DVS Goes HAM in Canada: CANADIAN BACON

20 December 2013, 21.33 | Posted in Skateboarding, Uncategorized, Video | No comments »

The DVS team was recently galloping through The True North in conjunction with a demo tour for SUPRA Distribution and an editorial feature for Concrete Mag. We dubbed the tour Canadian Bacon, and put together a little video edit to highlight some of the action. Watch the vid by clicking here. View the photos associated with the hashtag by clicking here.

Premiere of Lenz II, A Skateboarding Film by Shinpei Ueno & TBPR

10 December 2013, 04.46 | Posted in Art & Design, Culture, Skateboarding, Uncategorized, Video | No comments »

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Approximately 4 years ago, skateboarding in Japan received a proper depiction in the cult video aptly titled LENZ. Since that time, the world has continued to get smaller – and Tight Booth Productions, Shinpei Ueno & Evisen Skateboards teamed up to produce one of the most unique & culturally rich skateboard films to date. Featuring over 180 skateboarders, LENZ II travels throughout Japan, France, and New York City to show that skateboarding flourishes best when allowed to mutate and adapt to the diversity of global terrain. This video proves that although styles may differ internationally, creativity and expression are fundamental to skateboarding.

PERMANENT Distribution is proud to host the Public U.S. Premiere of this special film, held at the Cha Cha Lounge at 2375 Glendale Boulevard in Los Angeles, California on the evening of Thursday December 12, 2013. While RSVPing isn’t required, arriving early with an RSVP is the only way to guarantee entry if the venue fills. You can do so at: http://lenz.eventbrite.com

This 1-night event is sponsored by Permanent, Evisen Skateboards, Broadcast Wheels, and Modus Bearings.

Waters & Army Welcomes Marek Zaprazny

13 November 2013, 02.25 | Posted in Skateboarding, Uncategorized, Video | No comments »

Marek Zaprazny gets drafted into the Army. Check his Intro part on HellaClips.com and learn more about Waters + Army here.

Solo Jazz Video Premiere (Bronze 56k) in Los Angeles

I’ll be putting on a quaint video premiere for the release of the latest skate flick from Bronze (56k) titled Solo Jazz this Saturday. If you’re located in the Westerly regions of the North American continent, you’re invited to come and enjoy a brief visual presentation of East Coast skateboarding and redolent spectacle being projected onto a white wall in Los Angeles.

The video premiere starts at 10:00pm on Saturday August 17th at The Vex, located at 5240 Alhambra Avenue in L.A.

If you have no idea what Bronze or Solo Jazz is, then welcome to class. All ages are welcome, no entry fee. Visit permanentdist.com for more information.

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Rapha Presents: La Centième Prints & 100 Years of The Tour De France

29 June 2013, 00.42 | Posted in Art & Design, Culture, Cycling, Uncategorized | No comments »

Geoff McFetridge is one of the many artists who have recently teamed up with Rapha Cycling to release a limited series of prints in conjunction with the 100th edition of the Tour de France. As it turns out, they sold out almost immediately.

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Update From Rob Kingwill

25 April 2013, 01.32 | Posted in Photography, Snowboarding, Uncategorized | No comments »

Rob Kingwill is the troof. For those of you who follow Kinger’s Instagram- you already know that he has been steady ruling this summer. A couple of trips to AK, Summer Camp, and even a viral video commercial for the new Mercedes-Benz C350 4Matic Coupe. I’ve said this before: when I started Compatriot Snowboard Company nearly 10 years ago, I never imagined the boards would somehow end up in 2 different car commercials. None of that would be possible without RK and KJ.

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Kevin Coakley Night Edit

07 January 2013, 22.19 | Posted in Skateboarding, Uncategorized, Video | No comments »

SLAP Magazine recently dropped this edit with homie and Bostonian ripper Kevin Coakley. Filmed by Alex Pelletier and Dan Magee.

Evisen Skateboards x SADAM

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One of the most exciting new brands to appear recently is Evisen Skateboards from Japan. Amazing graphics, talented team, and soon to be available in the United States.

Katsumi has this to say about Evisen’s latest collaboration with Sadam for Maru’s homie, Shota Kikuchi: “Evisen Skateboards will be releasing a first ever guest model for a skateboarder from Sendai Japan, Shota Kikuchi.  The art work is done by SADAM an artist also from Sendai who has offered to design for the previous collaboration board.  The graphic is not just a Bouquet but there is a Gimmick in the graphics. Kotobuki means felicitation.

“The reason why we made a guest board for Shota is that we have huge respect to him but its not only about that.  Our team rider MARU has been skating with Shota from a young age up till now. MARU strongly wanted to give back to his lifetime brother so that is why we have decided to give a Bouquet designed in the board. Thank you skateboarding.”

The Priest, They Called Him: Mark Gonzales & Krooked for Super7

16 December 2012, 02.52 | Posted in Art & Design, Culture, Products, Skateboarding, Uncategorized | No comments »

KROOKED-GONZ-PRIEST-540PXIn 1993 Kurt Cobain and William S. Burroughs released a rarely-discussed spoken word record entitled “The Priest, They Called Him.” Since I was a fan of both contributors, I eagerly purchased the album so I could complete a collection I was working towards. Bad idea; the album sucked. Live and learn.

Around 6 years after this, and long before the concept of collaboration became commonplace [nearly to the point of obnoxiousness] Mo’Wax and Mark Gonzales released an edition of 1000 Priest statues made of reconstituted stone (porcelain?). The figure was actually sculpted by Ben Drury, not Gonz- but each one was customised by Mark with a paintbrush, sharpie, pencil, or a combination of these. If you’re a weathered skate nerd, you’ve likely seen images of them floating around the internet. I think Mo Wax distributed around 500 of them directly within the UK, and the remainder went to retail in Tokyo, friends & family, various skate shops, and Alleged Gallery in New York.

MOWAX-GONZ-PRIEST-SMI have been searching for some of those remaining ceramic figures for years; so needless to say, I was elated when toy connoisseur Super7 said that they were releasing a brand new Priest figure in conjunction with Gonz and Krooked Skateboards. I’m definitely a fan of both contributors- and buying one of these is a great idea.

The Priest stands at approximately ten inches tall and is draped with a red robe, adorned with gold. You can even change the facial expression with a twist of his head. I’m especially glad that this thing is made of Japanese vinyl, because if I had acted upon my impulse and began the hunt to collect a range of the original stone versions from a decade ago, my children would have positively destroyed each and every one of them by now… But for anyone reading this, let me know if you’ve got any of the original reconstituted stone figurines, I will pay in gold bouillons or grocery money.

KROOKED-GONZALES-PRIEST-SMjpgTo purchase Mark Gonzales’ The Priest, visit Super7store.com … and I suggest you hurry as it’s rumored they are nearly sold out already.

Special thanks go out to Josh and everyone at Super7.

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