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Andy Irons Memorial Paddle-Out

04 November 2010, 13.34 | Posted in surfing, Tragedy, videos | 1 comment »


The ASP World Tour paid its respect to Andy Irons with a massive memorial paddle-out in Puerto Rico yesterday. Rip Curl put together this solemn edit of the memorial for the surf legend. RIP.

Andy Irons RIP

02 November 2010, 20.15 | Posted in surfing, Tragedy | 1 comment »


In some major bummer news, Andy Irons was found dead in a hotel room in Dallas, Texas. Cause hasn’t been announced but TMZ (of all sources) says he was battling dengue, a fly-borne fever that hits hard in Brasil frequently. Our condolences to his family and friends. Deka also got the news and posted some rad videos in tribute.

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TransWorld Park Edit Dedicated To Eric Stricker

23 September 2010, 16.57 | Posted in Skateboarding, Tragedy, videos | No comments »


Radcollector lost a longtime friend last year when Eric Stricker passed away. Today two new friends, Ben Kelly and Blair Alley commemorate Eric’s passing: “One year ago today we lost TransWorld SKATEboarding editor, friend, and loved one Eric Stricker. This one is dedicated to him. Featuring Chris Troy, Ryan Sheckler, Chris Cole, Chad Bartie, Anthony Schultz, Jimmy Cao, Walker Ryan, John Rattray, Shuriken Shannon, and Ryan Gallant.”

Love & Guts Art Show Video

29 June 2010, 18.45 | Posted in Art, Skateboarding, Tragedy, videos | No comments »


Check out this edit from Oakley featuring Pat Ngoho, Steve Caballero, Steve Olson, Lance Mountain and others setting up the Redbull Space in SoHo, and explaining the theme of the Love & Guts art show.

Josh Evin Tribute Video

17 June 2010, 15.46 | Posted in Skateboarding, Tragedy, videos | No comments »


Tragedy recently hit the skateboard world with the loss of Josh Evin. To honor his memory, Unified Skate Supply and Civilized Skateboards put together this edit of “The Warrior” doing what he did best, ripping.

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Love & Guts Art Show Recap

05 June 2010, 09.59 | Posted in Art, exhibitions, Skateboarding, Tragedy | 3 comments »


In what was a gathering that both inspired and saddened, the Love & Guts Art Show tribute to skateboarding’s fallen heroes completed it’s one night stand last night at the Red Bull Space in NYC. Standing in a room with legends like Steve Caballero and Lance Mountain and viewing their personal artistic respects to the ones that passed too soon was moving beyond words. More photos after the jump.

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Go Skate the Brooklyn Banks Right Now!

01 June 2010, 14.39 | Posted in legendary skatespots, Skateboarding, Tragedy | No comments »


It’s true, today is the last day to skate the infamous Brooklyn Banks for who knows how long. That means its time to stop whatever you are doing and go there right now, if enough people show up maybe they won’t be able to really shut it down! Read the sad announcement from the Department of Transportation after the jump. Thanks to Blair Alley for the tip and to Michael Cohen for the pic.

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Eric Stricker RIP

24 September 2009, 16.31 | Posted in magazines, Skateboarding, Tragedy | 1 comment »

Rad Collector - Eric Stricker RIP
In some horribly tragic news, Transworld Skate editor, Eric Stricker, has passed away. We at RadCollector knew Eric for over ten years and are particularly shocked and deeply saddened by this loss. He was a one of kind wit and a man whose passion for skateboarding knew no bounds. He will be greatly missed. Stay tuned to Transworld for more information and how to commemorate his rad life.

Andy Kessler RIP

11 August 2009, 10.34 | Posted in history, Skateboarding, Tragedy | 1 comment »


New York City and the world lost a crucial figure yesterday with the extremely untimely death of legendary skater Andy Kessler. Kessler, who pioneered East Coast skateboarding in the 1970’s with the Soul Artists of Zoo York, had been recently experiencing a surge in notoriety due to attention brought back on the OG NYC skateboard movement through the documentary film Deathbowl to Downtown. Kessler evidently died from complications following an allergic reaction to a wasp sting on Long Island. He was 48. He will be greatly missed. Join us as we take a moment to reflect with this amazing footage of the The Grandmaster of 108. Rest In Peace.

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