Nike SB drops its latest commercial promoting the SU’12 Koston 1. Featuring team riders Eric Koston, Sean Malto and Justin Brock, the crew checks-in to the top-secret Lunarlon testing facility to run the brand’s newest shoe through the paces. Additionally, Koston introduces the ‘Mr. Control It All’ contest, calling on the global skateboard community to keep up with 8 thrown-down challenges, from 3/30 – 4/24. Scope the video above and learn more about #MrControl it all here.
With the help of Red Bull‘s mega ramp, Tom Schaar from Malibu California has successfully landed the first ever 1080 (three complete spins), the holy grail of all skateboard tricks. The 12 year old skateboarding prodigy has been riding for eight years and has just accomplished a new trick for the history books. Watch Schaar pulling the 1080 below.Red Bull, Tom Schaar
The Doors have an updated video for their classic hit L.A. Woman in celebration of their final album’s 40th anniversary. The video features professional skateboarders Kenny Anderson, Alex Olson and Braydon Szafranski as they let loose on the streets of Los Angeles. Also featured are cameos of The Doors’ drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger and record exec Jac Holzman, who signed the Doors to his Elektra Records label. Highlighted areas are Venice, Hollywood, downtown L.A., the Wilshire District and other locations that figure in the band’s career.Kenny Anderson, L.A. Women, The Doors
Following up on the well received Episode 1, UK artist Matt Box released the second in his series of hand painted studies, aimed at psychedelically capturing the individual styles of influential skateboarders. Highlighting the iconic flow of Dylan Rieder, Acid Drops Ep. 2 depicts a colorful capture of the skater’s fluid style. Get your hands on original paintings from the animation at here and check out the rest of Box’s portfolio at www.mattbox.co.uk.Dylan Rieder, Matt Box
Shooting to make life easier for the space conscious traveler Snap Skateboards introduces it’s new origami variation on the classic street skate deck. Constructed from 6061-T6 aluminum, the transformable board folds to a manageable 14.3” x 7.87” x 5″ to fit inside smaller lockers and backpacks. Stock, the complete comes equipped with 56mm/ 85a wheels and ABEC 7 bearings… although can easily be updated with any alternative, standard, hardware for those with more exacting tastes. Running $120 per, the Snap Skate is available at www.atiusa.biz.The Snap Skateboard
A throwback to the brand’s 2008 video ad, the infamous talking Zoo York Roaches are at once again, this time alongside supermodel and Sports Illustrated cover girl Kate Upton. Featuring the voices of Giovanni Reda and Felix Arguelles, the boys (vermin) find themselves in a misunderstanding reminiscent of Who’s On First that turns near fatal. Watch as sex sells, and in this case nearly kills. Check out hardgoods and the SP’12 mens/womens lines at www.zooyork.com.Kate Upton, Zoo York
Tom DeLonge of Blink 182 and Angels & Airwaves was recently featured on the show Hand in Hand, which is part of Tony Hawk’s The Ride Channel. The clip highlights on how Tom was influenced and inspired by skateboarding growing up as a young lad in San Diego, Ca.Angels & Airwaves, Blink 182, Ride Channel, Tom DeLonge
Inspired by Desillusion’s world, THE DEATH OF COOL cruiser is a skateboard shaped entirely by the WOODIART hand, made with a mélange of different wood « Iroco-Chestnut-Ipe-Mahogany-pear », fixed onto Gull Wing 150mm trucks and Polyurethane wheels 50mm (Abec 3 precision).
The cruiser comes with it’s own « Mini coffin » box, a coffin shape made from mahogany and iroco. The insides are padded with real leather and feature a brass chain to hold the board. Produced in ultra limited edition THE DEATH OF COOL cruiser by WOODIART is available only at THE GARAGE, Desillusion mag’s online shop.
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20 years in the making, one of skateboarding’s most iconic power riders, postures to debut his new brand of ruleless vision. True to form, Elephant Skateboards are founded on the simplicity of Mike Vallely’s purist skateboarding roots. With a line that directly reflects who Mike is, the Elephant brand is a physical translation of the belief that: skateboarding comes from within. The decks, an amalgamation of early 90′s era board shapes with modern concave design, are just what we’d expect from Vallely. Available in April 2012.Elephant Skateboards, Mike Vallely