El Gato Classic

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Bob Burnquist’s Helicopter Recon

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Future Primitive – Special Edition DVD

Special Edition DVD sheds light on Primitive. Read more

Vans Celebrates 20 Years of Steve Caballero

Half Cab

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

Agent Orange with Steve Caballero

The Drunk Injuns

The Drunk Injuns



Hosoi Mountain and Grosso

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.


From Over The Hill with The Walrus – 1985

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 OPENING of “Skate It, or Hang It!?

The day broke down into three key components. Midmorning had throngs of Atlanta skaters congregating around the historic Fox Theater in anticipation of skating down Peachtree Street with the full cooperation of the city. 11am chimed and the swarm took off with a bang and carved, pushed, and manualed the 15 blocks to the Museum of Design ATLANTA. It was refreshign to see Atlanta legends Jeremiah Babb, Stormy Pruett, and Grant Taylor come out to support and participate in the the event… Adopted Atlanean, Justin Brock was on hand as well. Steve Olson and Lance Mountain were spotted checking out the action along the "parade" route! Read more

Lance Mountains Pool Service – Nike



Lance Mountain independently produced and directed this new “Pool Service” clip in which he and his construction crew (including Grant Taylor, Peter Hewitt, Al Partanen and Alex Olson) dig and build a pool for a family away on vacation, finishing and sessioning it just prior to their return. Beyond the stylish and timeless ripping by the crew, the video is notable for showing the entire process of building a pool, and also features music by Indian Wig (Lance and long-time cohorts Neil Blender, Hogo Nagarian, and Eddie Glass) and Gaoler’s Daughter (http://gaolersdaughter.bandcamp.com/album/how-do-you-know). Enjoy the clip and be sure to check out the entire Nike SB limited edition “Pool Service” collection of shoes and apparel.


Blazer Elite SB

Classic Charcoal

SB Icon Pool Fill Tee

Available in White and Black, Pictured in White

SB Empty Pool Tee

Available in Wolf Grey and Black, Pictured in Wolf Grey

SB Pool Raid Service Tee

Available in Black and Wolf Grey, Pictured in Black

SB Service Harrington Jacket

Available in Hazelnut and Black, Pictured in Black

SB Service L/S Woven

Available in Team Red and Anthracite, Pictured in Anthracite

SB Service Snap Back Hat

Available in Black

Bones Brigade: An Autobiography, Santa Barbara CA. Premiere

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Top 10 finishers:

Pro Division:
1. Rune Glifberg
2. Bucky Lasek
3. Omar Hassan
4. Bob Burnquist
5. Benji Galloway
6. Andy Macdonald
7. Bruno Passos
8. Joshua Borden
9. Lincoln Ueda
10. Sergie Ventura

Masters’ Division:
1.Chris Miller
2. Lance Mountain
3. Steve Caballero
4. Duane Peters
5. Steve Alba
6. Lester Kasai
7. Ben Schroeder
8. Buck Smith
9. Micke Alba
10. Glen Charnoski

Womens’ division:
1.Carabeth Burnside
2. Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins
3. Mimi Knoop
4. Julie Kindstrand
5. Jodi McDonald
6. Apryl Woodcock
7. Nicole Zuck
8. Holly Lyons
9. Mandy Esch
10. Cressey Rice

Media division:
1: Garret Shigenaka-SK8Session.com
2: Brian Fick-Every magazine under the sun?
3 Scott Taylor-Skateboarder Magazine
4 Jim Murphy-Juice Magazine
5 Buddy Carr-ConcreteWave
6 Dave Swift-TheSkateboardMag
7 Mike Cottrell-SoCalSkateparks.com
8 John Fudala-Fork Burns


Big Hairy Fat Juicy Nuggets!

Taste any URETHANE in that beer?.

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