Friday, July 30, 2010

NEW C1RCA COMBAT WEBSITE NOW LAUNCHED!


www.c1rcacombat.com

ZOO YORK EDITING CONTEST

Zoo York and Lush Productions are proud to announce the ZOO YORK EDITING CONTEST, launching this week on skateboard.com.au and lushproductions.com.

This unique competition will be judged by RB Umali, a name synonymous with NYC skateboard videos. Umali has been producing video's for over ten years, including Zoo York's State of Mind, Peep This and Mix Tape.

Entrants will head to skateboard.com.au to download raw footage, which features Australian Zoo York riders James Briody, Shane Mathewson, Anthony Davie, Justin Edwards, Rob Kenworthy and George Simmonds.

Entrants can edit in any way they wish, with complete creative control over music, titles and style.

Once the clip is completed, entrants must upload their entry direct to skateboard.com.au, where it will be judged.

Entries will be judged on creativity, best use of the footage and the overall flow of the clip.

The winner will walk away with a massive prize pack, filled with Zoo York goods, a copy of Zoo York "State of Mind", a limited edition Zoo York trophy and a Flip Mino HD camera.

The winning clip will be posted on the front page of lushproductions.com and zooyork.com.

Entries close on Friday 13 August.

HOW I CAME UP WITH DENNIS DURRANT

Dennis, Tony, and Windsor reminisce about the first time they met and how Dennis' sponsor me video blew their minds. They also look over a couple of Dennis' video parts from Australia that you definitely haven't seen. Watching Dennis squirm as Tony fans out on him is pretty classic too. Go to youtube and search for "Northern Lights" and "Part & Parcel" to see his parts in their entirety.

ZOO YORK FREE FLOW TOUR BALTIMORE VIDEO

Check out the Zoo crew at the Baltimore Gatorade Free Flow Tour stop. Thanks to everyone at CharmCity and everyone who came out!

BANGIN! FORREST KIRBY


THRASHER MAGAZINE SNEAK PEAK SEPTEMBER 2010

Head on over to The Mag for a sneak peak of the September issue with Indy Team Pro Leo Romero on the cover + 20 page interview + Debut Indy ad.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

SHUFFL CREW CELEBRATION

Walker Ryan, Dave Abair, David Cole, and Ryan Harris all have ripping full parts in the new Shuffl video. They celebrated the Oakland premiere by renting out a house boat somewhere in SF. David added to the good times by testing out his new aqua board. Check it out.

HAROLD TRIBUTE AND DEATHBOWL TO DOWNTOWN SCREENING


This week, the Maysles Cinema presents the sixth monthly installment of its sports-themed series, "Jock Docs." Rolling through the local history of skateboarding, this month's series focuses on two recently deceased legends of their eras: Andy Kessler and Harold Hunter. Presented in association with the Andy Kessler and Harold Hunter Foundations, this series aims to commemorate their talents and lasting impact through skate videos, documentaries, discussions and celebration.

Deathbowl to Downtown: The Evolution of Skateboarding in New York City
Dir. Coan Nichols and Rick Charnoski (2009) 87 min.
Deathbowl to Downtown documents the shift in skateboarding primacy from the parks and the pools of sunny California in the 70s to the gritty streets of New York in the 1990's. This transition also foretells the recent hybrid uptake of skateboard culture in Harlem and other communities of color.

Panel Discussion and Reception to follow.

Legends Never Die - Harold Hunter Tribute
15 years of NYC Skateboarding ('95-'10)
Dir. R.B. Umali

In The Streets
Dir. Steve Marino

5BORO's 55 Nights On Your Couch
Dir. Tom Colabraro

Reception to follow.

For more info on both nights, visit www.mayslesinstitute.org.

SOME GOOD ADVICE FROM JASON JESSEE


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CREATURE x DRESSEN


It's our pleasure here at Creature to present you with our newest limited offering by Eric Dressen. You can't deny the legend status that Dressen has carved for himself over the last 30 years, I mean, I guess you could but you'd be some sort of asshole. Eric's a busy guy, slinging ink and managing Yer Cheatin Heart Tattoo in LA, but we somehow managed to get him to bang out a graphic for us. These boards were handscreened and are limited to 300 pieces. Get in there Fiends, time to strike.

3 MINUTES WITH BRANDON AND CHAZ

While up in Canada the other week Z.Y. Official's Brandon and Chaz sat down for a couple quick questions... and yes they are tired it was 9am and we had been up for 27 hours straight the day before.

INDY TEAM FEATURED IN THE SKATEBOARD MAG - SEPT ISSUE

Rune takes the cover with a back tail slide over a death box out in Salba's neighborhood. You need some 3D glasses to really check it out. Seems like alot of 3D hype going on. Its hard to look at the rest of the mag with the glasses on?

Check out the full coverage HERE.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

VOTE FOR SIERRA FELLERS

C1RCA's Sierra Fellers' video is LIVE now for his XGames Real Street Part.

VOTE FOR TONY TAVE

C1RCA's Tony Tave's video is LIVE now for his XGames Real Street Part.

ZERED BASSET - XGAMES REAL STREET - VOTE FOR HIM

Z.Y. Official Zered Bassett's part for the XGames Real Street Contest just dropped! Watch it below! Vote for Zered here! Read an interview with Zered about the making of his part here.

ZOO AT GATORADE FREEFLOW TOUR - CHARMCITY BALTIMORE


This past weekend we loaded up the van and headed to Baltimore for the CharmCity Skatepark stop of Gatorade's Free Flow tour. Sick contest and after we were through a ZOOBQ in the parking lot. Video coming later this week.

Check out more photo's HERE.

NEW iPHONE CASES

So this weekend I got a bit crazed and broke my clavicle and shattered a bit of my soul.. Lee mentioned it here.. thanks homie!

Guess what didn't get ruined though. My phone. My uncommon case made it through without a scratch. A good rule of thumb is to never be a dumbass but if you're going to why don't you at least hook yourself up with a case that will protect your phone whilst you act like a kook..
amped and want to learn more? Here's the spiel...

"NHS is stoked to announce the partnership with Uncommon iPhone 3G/3GS & iPod Touch cases featuring customized graphics from Independent Truck Company, Creature Skateboards, Santa Cruz Skateboards, OJ Wheels and NorCal.

Uncommon uses a patented permanent printing process to embed artwork into the case-no peeling, fading or chipping. The two-part slider design allows for easy insertion and docking. These shatterproof polycarbonate cases keep your iPhone or iPod Touch safe and looking tight!

Check out www.getuncommon.com/collections to view case designs from Independent Trucks, NorCal, Creature Skateboards, OJ Wheels and Santa Cruz."

Monday, July 26, 2010

CHAZ ORTIZ INTERVIEW ON SKATER.RU


X PRACTICE PRE HYPE

Made it up to LA to check out the X Games skatepark. No crowds and no contest. Just a practice session with Mountain, Hosoi, Hassan, Barros, Grosso, Rune, Bucky, Josh Borden and some others. The park was made for the contest out of concrete and skatelite. It even had some sort of visor/ wave design that was kind of limited but I'm sure it will look cool on t.v. Drinking beers skating the course, who would have imagined? Things will heat up more next week and along with the Xtreme crowds.

Josh Borden boneless:
Check out more photo's HERE.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Zoo York BMX team competing in SLAY THE RAILS


Next Wednesday night, Revolver Upstairs will be clearing out lamps, shag rugs and couches and building ramps and rails smack-bang in the middle of the backroom.

There are a bunch of sponsors onboard, including 2020BMX Magazine, Colony BMX, Stowaway Distribution, Backbone BMX, Sanction BMX and Focal Point Magazine, who will be providing great prizes for the teams competing on the night. Some of Australia best pro riders (including the freshly recruited Zoo York AU BMX team - Troy Jackson, Cooper Brownlee and Chris O'Donnell) will be taking part in the comp in this unique setting.

Revolver DJs will be providing a soundtrack and there'll be plenty of refreshments thanks to Carlton Dry.

Doors at 5pm and the night riding kicks of at 8.30pm.

Free Entry.

Revolver Upstairs - 229 Chapel St, Prahran.

MORE INFO:

SHUFFL VIDEO EXCLUSIVE

Walker has been premiering the Shuffl Video up and down the west coast and was kind enough to throw together an exclusive bonus trailer from the video. I checked out the Oakland premiere and this is definitely the best homie video to come out in a while. Make sure you check it when it becomes available in late July. You will not be disappointed. Also, Check back on Tuesday for some random shenanigans from our Oakland premiere trip.

C1RCA COMBAT TOUR


ELI REED'S NEIGHBORHOOD


Thursday, July 22, 2010

BEN HATCHELL CHUGGIN' ON THE ZERO TOUR


Wet Hot American Summer is on!

ELI REED'S NEIGHBORHOOD PREVIEW

A few weeks ago the Transworld Skateboarding crew kicked it with Z.Y. Official Eli and got a feel for his Chinatown neighborhood. Check the preview and stay tuned for the video later this week:

TUCK N ROLLA!!!!

Santa Cruz 9.3x36 Tuck N Rolla Cruzer Available in Australia - August 2010.


"They're Cruzers not longboards!"

The Tuck N Rolla is the latest and greatest special project that could only come from Santa Cruz. Featuring a hot, metal flake vinyl decktop, kustom stitched with diamond pleats for a classic hot rod look. The vinyl top is backed by foam liner for a smooth ride, shoes optional! With brand new art by Jimbo Phillips, the Tuck N Rolla is one of a kind, you've never seen anything like this!

Features Bullet B147 Red Trucks, Black/Red Road Rider Radial 70mm 78A durometer wheels.

VIDEO: Celebrity Appearance by "Creature Lee!"...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

CLIP OF THE WEEK!

SKATEBOARDING NEEDS THOMAS BONILLA


Neil Blender's day of naming tricks are over. Nowadays everything is called what it is. Luckily we have Thomas doing alley oop wallrides rather than bs 180 fakie wallrides. Also, there is no such thing as a nollie half cab. Thomas proves that the kids are definitely doing alright.

EMAN HITS UP THE OLD NORTH WEST

Check out photo's HERE.

NEW SHED SHOE FROM EMERICA

Just got this press release from Sam Hitz:
In the name of noise that is S.H.E.D and BLADERHATING worlwide, let me introduce the S.H.E.D. shoe from EMERICA, designed by yours truly, SAMUEL J. HITZ the 3RD

http://strangenotes.com

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

CLIP OF THE WEEK!

Check out this weeks Clip of the Week featuring Adam Davies (C1RCA, Santa Cruz, Indy), Shane Mathewson (Zoo York) and Anthony Davis (C1RCA, Zoo York). Thanks to our Team Manager Joey for the clip.

ZOO DOING IT BIG IN CANADA

Check the HUGE window covering we just put up at Perigney in Trois Rivieres, Canada! Big up to Jimmy and Jon G for putting in the work.

STAY GOLD

Z.Y. Officials Brandon Westgate and Aaron Suski are wrapping up their full parts in Emerica's eagerly awaited "Stay Gold". Premiering in late August and released in stores on September 1st, this is not one to be missed! Check emericaskate.com for more details.

Monday, July 19, 2010

GEORGE SIMMONDS - INTERVIEW ON SKATEBOARD.COM.AU


Head HERE to check it out.

GIRLS ZOO YORK SUMMER 2010 RANGE - FEATURED ON EMPIRE AVE

The girls Zoo York Summer 2010 range is featured on Empire Ave, head HERE to check it out. The Summer 2010 range will shortly be hitting stores across the country.

ZOO YORK CANADA TOUR VIDEO

INDY TEAM FEATURED IN SKATEBOARDER MAGAZINE - SEPT ISSUE

Matt Miller has been killing it lately, just turned Pro and just landed himself on the cover of the new issue of Skateboarder Magazine. Switch back lip.

Head HERE to see the full Indy team coverage.

A DAY BEHIND THE ORANGE CURTAIN

Check out photo's HERE.

Friday, July 16, 2010

ZOO YORK AU BMX TEAM - NAHYOURITEMATE

Check out Chris O'Donnell (newly added to the Zoo York AU BMX team) in the clip below.

GRAVETTE TAKES ONE FOR EVERYONE

POINT & SHOOT WITH DON NGUYEN

Nuge always has a camera in his pocket ready to go. Here are some of his favorite clips he filmed over the last couple of years... He films lines too.

Click HERE to watch.

ZOO YORK'S "BOMB DOWN WARSAW"

Our crew in Poland took the Bomb Down Broadway race to the streets of Warsaw, check it...

CREATURE'S VERT INSTITUTE OF MINNESOTA

VERT SHMERT

Navs and the dudes are headed up here on a vert mission and today's featured video is a full vert piece from our pike up at 3rd Lair. Man, you'd think that vert was like an actual viable part of skateboarding, thank goodness it's only a dream.
In other news, the Cranny Pack and it's available now (in the US, soon to be released in Australia). Unfortunately, I don't think the Cranny Pack itself can really hold a candle to the video about the Cranny Pack that Marty and Joe made. Lazers? Are we f*cking working at Lucas Ranch for christs sake?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

CHECKIN' IN WITH JUSTIN STRUBING

INDY, RICTA, C1RCA AND STREET MACHINE TEAM FEATURED IN THE SKATEBOARDERS JOURNAL - ISSUE 16

Loads of coverage for the Lush skate team in the new issue of The Skateboarders Journal (Issue 16), check it out below.

'Warning Shots' - Kurt Winter (Street Machine) Switch bigflip:
'Van Diemen's Land' - Dustin Dollin (Indy) Backside kickflip:
'Van Diemen's Land' - Dustin Dollin (Indy) Bigflip:
'DC Goes Country' - Marty Girotto (Ricta) Switch ollie:

'Shopping List' - Jeremy Correa (Indy) Backside smith grind:
'Shopping List' - Bryce Golder (Indy) Frontside nosegrind pop in:
'Shopping List' - Jack Fardell (Indy) Indy air:
'Gallery' - Shane O'Neill (Street Machine) Bigspin Howard grind kickflip out:
'Gallery' - Adam Davies (C1RCA, Santa Cruz, Indy) Backside tailslide:

SKATING WITH SCOOTER


Check out more photo's HERE.

ZOO YORK CANADA TOUR DAY 2


Check out more photo's HERE.

CHARIOTS OF GRAVECHIAN

Back when we were making Hesh Law there was a lot of late nights with the crew. P-stone was always part of the crew and the later it got, the more brews went down and that's when the magic really started to happen. One night the magic had reached a fever pitch and P-stone claimed he was going to make Gravette's part in 20 minutes. He went full Scorsese and made this beauty.

ROSA TRAIN

We made a pit stop in Rosa with the crew. Trains for days. All aboard!

http://strangenotes.com/