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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”.