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PASS~PORT Range 9 Just Released

10 November 2012, 08.23 | Posted in Art & Design, Fashion & Footwear, Products, Project News, Skateboarding, Uncategorized | Comments Off

In 1872 a human-sized gold nugget weighing more than 600 lbs was unearthed from a dusty hill in New South Whales. Rumor has it that when the prospectors were chiseling away at this shiny mother lode, a future-historic skateboard was found deep within the core of the gigantic chunk of cheddar. Not knowing whether it was extraterrestrial, celestial, or just plain pugilistic, the archeologists decided to bury the skateboard and never speak of it again.
From the land down under comes a brand that you should certainly be paying attention to. PASS PORT is making premium skateboard decks and a range of apparel that confirms this is more than just another garage project… and quite possibly connected to the aforementioned true story. They recently dropped a new collection on their website, and fret not: you will soon be able to get your passport stamped, as there are rumors that Pass~Port will be available in the US soon. For more information visit passportal.com.au


Pinkyvision Flip Series

06 November 2011, 04.21 | Posted in Art & Design, Skateboarding, Uncategorized | Comments Off


Friend of the family and magenta psychedelia master, Pinkyvision sent me this short video of him describing the inspiration behind his latest collaboration with Flip Skateboards. My favorites? Most definitely Arto’s and Geoff’s boards. Now that’s full circle Flip, folks!

Stay On, Keep Up: The Stereo Vinyl Cruiser

14 October 2011, 01.23 | Posted in Culture, Products, Skateboarding, Uncategorized | 1 comment »


The very first skateboard that I ever stepped on was a mid-century Freeformer (color: blue) that my dad must have picked up at a thrift shop. I remember that it was really small, had a twin shape, and the wheels were distended with rusty, crownless bearings that caused the balls to constantly fall out when I practiced my own interpretation of abstract freestyle maneuvers on the small cement pad in my gravel driveway.
A few decades later, I opened a box postmarked from Stereo Skateboards containing this piece of better-functioning nostalgia and was shocked to discover that they even provided a free pair of sunglasses for improved leisure. I’ve been skating on the Vinyl Cruiser all week and it’s amazing. I don’t know how Clint Peterson rips so hard in the commercial for it, but that’s his job. Flexy, fast, and more fun than changing a poopy diaper, these Vinyl Cruisers are tops! And y’all better stay tuned because next week Ima give away an Armourdillo Belt & Wallet fo FREE!