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Extra Loveletter to Strople’s Thrasher Cover
The Vans Pool Party of 2013 was another installment of the most electrifying skateboarding ever witnessed. The intensity and mayhem may not have been believable in the days of yor, but in the modern world where it can be broadcast to your living room via the world wide web, many thousands around the globe would agree with the skaters, media, and frothing fans in attendance that this event is better then all the rest. Read more
Photos by Anthony Acosta/Vans
Vans Celebrates 20 Years of Steve Caballero and the Half Cab, Skate’s Most Iconic Shoe, at the House of Vans Thursday Night
More than 1,000 friends and family descended upon the House of Vans in Brooklyn Thursday, October 4 to salute Steve Caballero and 20 years of the most iconic shoe in skateboarding — the Half Cab. The crowd immersed themselves in a night of music, art and skateboarding in conjunction with the first-ever BOWL-A-RAMA NYC this weekend at Pier 62 Skatepark. Steve Caballero and the Half Cab are the focus of a year-long celebration with special releases monthly during 2012. The history of the Half Cab and information on the latest incarnation available this month, the Vans x Metallica Half Cab, can be found at vans.com/halfcab20.
Agent Orange with Steve Caballero
The Drunk Injuns
Hosoi Mountain and Grosso
A full photo recap from last night: http://skate.vans.com/news/2012/oct/half-cab-20th-anniversary-party-photo-recap/
Highlighting the night was a legendary skate rock lineup headlined by seminal three-piece punk outfit Agent Orange joined for the night by Caballero himself. Tony Alva and G.F.P with members of Suicidal Tendencies, Circle Jerks and D.F.L. got the evening started, while originators of Skate Rock, Drunk Injuns, kept the show rolling in between as many of the world’s best skaters took turns in the House of Vans bowl.
Partygoers entered and were surrounded by the TWENTY photo exhibition curated by Lance Dawes featuring classic images of skaters wearing the Half Cab and photographed by luminaries Anthony Acosta, Atiba Jefferson, Ben Colen, Bryce Kanights, Dave Swift, Gabe Morford, Jai Tanju, Lance Dawes, Luke Ogden, Mike O’Meally, MoFo and Rhino.
Cab also handpicked many of his favorite artists to lend their talents in an amazing collection of customized Half Cab shoes. Those featured included Andy Howell, Augie Pagan, Big Toe, Billy Bakker, Bobby Brown, Chris Pastras, Christine Benjamin, Danny Miki, Dirty Donny, Greg "Craola" Simkins, Jason Adams, Jason Janes, Jason Tingler, Jeral Tidwell, Jimbo Phillips, Johnny Rodriguez, Keith Meek, Lance Mountain, MoFo, Orly Locquaio, Greg "Pnut" Galinsky, Rich Luna, Shepard Fairey, Sid Enck, Taka Hayashi, Tony Squindo, and Tanner Goldbeck.
Half Cab Art & Photo Auction Benefitting A.Skate
Each of the photos and Half Cab shoes exhibited are being auctioned off with proceeds benefiting A.Skate which aims to conquer autism with skateboarding. See the catalog and bid on-line beginning Sept. 28 at eBay.com, search username: askatefdn.
Join the fight at askate.org.
Grosso dissects the origins of the Fakie and Switch with the originators themselves, pros Eddie Elguera and Salman Agah.
Growing up in Alhambra in the summer of 85 was not your ordinary summer. That year my old man and I built my first quarter pipe/launch ramp. I call it a mix of both because the transitions were horrible and if you went too fast you could launch out of it. It had no coping and the wood could splinter the hell out of you if you weren t careful. I would bring it out every day and usually session by myself or with my friend Daniel Riggi. Read more
The riders were skating like there is no tomorrow. Piles of money on the table. Rune and Patch doing full doubles runs un-planned nearly made me def from the crowd eruption. It really felt like a great moment in skate history was taking place.