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G-SHOCK PROFILES: SHUT NYC- FRANK151

21 October 2014, 17.41 | Posted in skateboard | No comments »

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G-SHOCK PROFILES: SHUT NYC- FRANK151. Embodying the rugged appeal of skateboarding and skate parks all across New York and the world, the G-Shock GD400 model definitely wasn’t designed for fragile activities or dainty hands.
Created for skateboarders who often get thrown off their boards, and with a face-guard literally inspired by skate rails, it’s a durable alternative to cracked iPhone screens and fancy timepieces that can’t stand the test of the streets.
Poised to highlight these very inspirations for G-Shock Volume 3, we thought it best to get to the roots of New York City skateboarding, and so we reached out to the team at SHUT NYC—the city’s first skate brand launching in 1986—to set the record straight.
Sitting down at their Orchard Street store, we caught up with owners Rodney Smith, Michael Cohen, and Adam Schatz, plus head designer Eli Morgan Gesner, to talk roots, nostalgia, and where the culture is headed next.

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Save the Date “Snowboarding: For Me”

08 October 2014, 19.58 | Posted in Snowboard | No comments »

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Save the Date “Snowboarding: For Me” Premieres in New York City, Sunshine Cinema, Nov. 4, 2014. The all-star line-up includes snowboarding pioneers Terje Håkonsen, Eero Ettala and JP Walker, Olympians Danny Kass, Shaun White, Mark McMorris and Ståle Sandbech, and backcountry specialists Jake Blauvelt and Nicolas Müller, and more!
“I want to inspire people to go ride, be creative, be yourself, have fun,” said style icon Nicolas Müller. “I know life is serious, but that’s why we have snowboarding.” Peep Trailer here
#SnowboardingForMe @OakleySnowboarding

CONS X Polar Collection & Premiere of the “Manhattan Days”

01 October 2014, 07.54 | Posted in skateboard | No comments »

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CONS X Polar Collection & Premiere of the “Manhattan Days” in Brooklyn! Beer, pizza and skateboarding with friends is always a great combination for a good time. Converse and Polar got together to showcase their new collab along with some amazing photography and a captivating short composed by Pontas Alv called “Manhattan Days” a film about skateboarding with friends and the creativity thru the world of skateboarders. Check out some of my pics from the gig! Click Read more

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OJ Wheels Presents SHUT Pro Tony Manfre “On the Spot”

01 October 2014, 01.06 | Posted in skateboard | No comments »

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OJ Wheels, Indy Trucks and Strange Notes Present SHUT Pro Tony Manfre’s “On the Spot”.

RC Insider Recap of the SHUT | Chrome Party

05 September 2014, 04.55 | Posted in art, skateboard | No comments »

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Check out this RC insider recap from last weeks Chrome Industries and SHUT Skateboards gallery show and party. SHUT founder and skateboarder Rodney Smith showcased a sample of his vast collection of iconic skateboards and photo memorabilia. Also featured at the event was Chrome Industries custom Barrage backpacks. This after work happy hour catered to our friends and family of the two brands was shared with a spectacular view and amazing cocktails thanks to the folks at Charged.FM, PBR and Ilegal Mezcal.
Check all the pics from this amazing night, click read more. Photo’s by Zak Mo and Michael A. Cohen

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Chrome Industries and SHUT Skateboards

27 August 2014, 16.43 | Posted in skateboard | No comments »

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Chrome Industries and SHUT Skateboards have paired up to bring a gallery show and party celebrating the history of New York skateboarding. SHUT founder and skateboarder Rodney Smith will be showing a curated sample of his vast collection of iconic skateboards and photo memorabilia. Chrome Industries will be releasing five custom Barrage backpacks inspired by five iconic SHUT Skateboards to be raffled off at the end of the night. Beer provided by Pabst Blue Ribbon. Tequila provided by Ilegal Mezcal.
Charged.FM, 10 Jay St, 2nd Floor,Brooklyn, NY, Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 6-10pm…RSVP info@shutnyc.com before 3pm Thursday. RSVP shutxchrome.eventbrite.com

SKATE NIGHT

16 August 2014, 21.25 | Posted in skateboard | No comments »

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Monday Night Is SKATE Night! hosted by Big Jim, Somdusca and Alex Corporan. And Sponsored by Schaller & Webber, Owney’s Rum! Epsteins Bar 82 Stanton st. 5pm – 10pm. ….. ” NYSkateboarding.com Rules!!!

VonZipper Freethinkers Conspiracy Guild

14 August 2014, 18.53 | Posted in fashion | No comments »

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The crew over at VonZipper has a lot of fun, and their latest Freethinkers Conspiracy Guild collection is a toast to those having more fun than ought to be legal! Forward thinking and more contemporary than ordinary, check out their video for a glimpse into the inspiration behind the collection.

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From Now On August Is SHUT Shark Month

13 August 2014, 21.23 | Posted in skateboard | No comments »

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Mark your calendar…From Now On August Is SHUT Shark Month!
SHUT Skaters: Tony Manfre, Luis Tolentino, Dan Carriero, Leo Gutman, Jason Klotz, Mike Powley, Bogdan Dzyurak and SHUT Fam Luke “Wise Guy” van Unen.
Edited by Eli Gesner of SHUT Media Group
Filmed by The Man Who Films, Stefano Kerster, Daniel Kirijenko, Chris Mulhern, Richard Napoli, Estaban Jefferson, Danny Santiago, Evan Walsh, Richard Quintero, Jack Mansfeild and Joeface.

SHUT X The Meatball Shop Party Recap

10 August 2014, 00.39 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »

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SHUT X The Meatball Shop “Grinder’ deck Party Recap! When you serve up amazing Meatballs, PBR Beer, Kool Beats by DJ Smoke LES, Fred Water and 200 New Yorkers on a closed block… you’re gonna have a BLOW OUT Block PARTY! People were dancing, skateboarding and getting their grub & buzz on in the streets of the Lower East Side. The Meatball Shop and SHUT skateboards also showcased their new deck called the “Grinder”. The shape of the deck was architected by SHUT’s Mat Terwilliger and the art work was done by SHUT Fam Steve Ellis. His work will be shown at SHUT Gallery for another month. Stay tuned for closing party details!
Photo’s by Peter Pabon, Steve Ellis and Michael Cohen… Click Read More for pic!

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