Jose Rojo: BMXican

Jose Rojo The Bmxican

On the high plains desert of Central California, a lone gunman rides. He is armed with nothing more than his BMX bike and a dream. Jose Rojo is The BMXican!

New Toy Machine Graphics

Toy Machine graphics by Ed Templeton

Toy Machine graphics by Ed Templeton

Toy Machine have some rad new graphics they’ve just released, done by the creative hands of Ed Templeton. Click HERE or on the image above to check out the new catalog.

Almost Famous Ep. 18

Almost Famous Ep 18

Willow’s World Remix – Almost Famous Ep. 18

In this episode Willow takes a twisted journey down the rabbit hole, AKA Willow’s brain. Enjoy the awesomely deranged skating that it produces and don’t let the big smile and loose style fool you, Willow is gnarly! This episode features some reworked footage from Willow’s World.

Anthony de Mendonca at Arts on Main

Anthony de Mendonca

World Skateboarding GP was invited by the Northern Cape Tourism Association to Johannesburg to skate on SABC’s Morning Live show, to celebrate the launch of Northern Cape World Tourism Month. Check out Anthony de Mendonca, Adam Woolf and some other skaters shredding on a narrow ramp/rail setup outside Arts on Main in Maboneng.

Verb x Adventure Time

Cartoon Network News Release Verb Adventure Time

Cartoon Network News Release Verb Adventure Time

Let Cartoon Network take you on another exhilarating adventure with brand new episodes of Adventure Time!

An awesome CN party for your friends, Adventure Time Verb skateboards and prizes up for grabs.

Cartoon Network has announced that brand new episodes of the 5th season of pop culture sensation, Adventure Time – which follows two unlikely heroes in Finn, a quirky kid with an awesome hat and Jake, a friendly dog with a big heart – will be on South African television screens soon.

South Africans will be able to join the world’s most beloved human and dog pals, who are up for some more truly mathematical adventures across the Land of Ooo. Finn and Jake will be commencing their new adventures from Monday 15 September 2014 until Friday 31 October 2014. The show will air every Monday to Friday at 16h35 with repeats on weekends at 08h20 and 12h05 on Cartoon Network, DStv channel 301.

These two buddies, Finn and Jake, traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colourful inhabitants. From the mind of creator Pendleton Ward (Cartoon Network Studios, LA), Ooo is a land built for adventure. Teeming with imposing mountains, lush green plains, vibrant forests, endless prairies and winding rivers, the cities and towns are filled with bizarre characters in need of unique assistance. Whether it’s saving Princess Bubblegum, defeating zombie candy, mocking the “oxy-moronic” Ice King or skateboarding with BMO, for Finn & Jake it’s always Adventure Time.

“The strength of the Emmy Award winning Adventure Time franchise has always been our unwavering commitment to investing in engaging content that grows with our consumers. Adventure Time with its visuals, characters and engaging storylines marks another exciting chapter in the shows evolution and continuing success”, said Pierre Branco, Vice President Southern Europe and Africa for Turner Broadcasting System.

To kick-start the excitement before the launch date, Cartoon Network – in partnership with Verb and DStv – hosted an amazing Adventure Time party at the Johannesburg Zoo on Saturday 23 August 2014. To win a ticket to this fantastic event, fans had to enter a competition through the DStv website and lucky winners got a chance to experience the new season for the first time. There was also a special opportunity for kids to interact with a giant BMO and hidden cameras captured their gleeful faces.

All interactions with BMO built up a special party meter which set off streamers and balloons in true party style as soon as it reached the “It’s Party Time” level. Guests received a bunch of treats, merchandise and a photo with their favourite character before the party was over. Cartoon Network also hosted 40 kids from Reach for a Dream Foundation and fulfilled a special dream for one of the children who wanted to meet some of his favourite Cartoon Network characters. This brought smiles to all their little faces and they enjoyed having fun on their own exhilarating adventures.

For all of those fans who could not attend the Adventure Time party, the adventure is not over yet. All they need to do is visit the Adventure Time “It’s Party Time” microsite at www.cartoonnetworkafrica.com/partytime from 23 August 2014 where they can play the specially created Adventure Time game and fill in a competition form to stand a chance to win an exclusive party for themselves and their friends, including a viewing of one of the new episodes with Finn “in person”. Second prize will be a limited edition of Adventure Time skateboards designed by Verb available in-store from October, and third prize is a Cartoon Network goodie bag with great Adventure Time merchandise.

The show has already had great success both on TV and online with over 17 million Facebook fans, and in Q1 of 2014 the show was watched by an enormous 132 million kids globally. Adventure Time is also very active when it comes to gaming, with four new web games and six new applications launching during 2014. One of these applications is the newest collaboration between Cartoon Network and TwinSky Games, Time Travel which features original voiceovers from Finn and Jake now available on iOs, Android and Amazon.

For more information on Adventure Time visit www.cartoonnetworkafrica.com/partytime.

AV23

AV23

AV23

The new AV Skateboarding video is out, AV23. Check out team rider Trae Rice’s nosepick on the on the YBF vert wall on the cover, captured by Jansen Van Staden.

Make sure to catch the screenings if you can!

‘MY RULES’ Book by Glen E. Friedman

Glen E Friedman and Ian Mackaye discuss My Rules

Old friends Glen E. Friedman and Ian MacKaye get together down at Dischord House just outside of Washington DC to discuss some of the photographs in Glen’s forthcoming book MY RULES. You can pre-oder the book HERE.

MY RULES, The book, will be released on the 20th anniversary of FUCK YOU HEROES original publication, in September of 2014. This book will be released by RIZZOLI international publications. Hard cover – 11.5″ tall by 13″ wide – 324 pages. Taking much inspiration from the same title used for GEF’s 1st ever solo publication, Self-published in 1982 – (MY RULES Photozine, the one and only issue).
 It will contain the best of both FUCK YOU HEROES (out of print for over a year now) and FUCK YOU TOO (out of print for over two years now). Over 30% of the book will be never before published work (over 100 never before published photographs). There will also be essays from many of GEF’s favorite and most respected and interesting subjects over the years.

Contributors include:

Tony Alva
Ian Mackaye
Ice-T
Lance Mountain
Henry Rollins
LL Cool J
Duane Peters
Keith Morris
Chuck D.
Rodney Mullen
Rakim Allah
Jay Adams
Milo Aukerman
Darryl McDaniels
Alan “Ollie” Gelfand
Jello Biafra
Rick Rubin
Jeff Ho
Tony (Cadena) Brandenburg
Adam Horovits
Gary “Dr. Know” Miller

Introductions by:
C.R. Stecyk III and Shepard Fairey

Afterwords by:
Lisa Fancher and Gary Harris

Win Tickets to All Assembly Events this Week

Win Assembly Tickets

Win Assembly Tickets

We have 3 double tickets to give away for all the events at The Assembly this week! That is 4 events!

All you have to do is comment below with which event you’re most excited for.

Winners will be announced tomorrow.

The events:

Wednesday: See You Next Wednesday x Hyphen, Mao & Daddy Warbucks
Thursday: The Rock ‘n Rollercoaster Presents: Arno Carstens Music brought to you by Sailor Jerry
Friday: Honda Presents: Pre-Block Party Warm-Up ft. Jamie Saint, DJ Va-Va, DDE, Pixel Pop & Half Life
Saturday: ROCK NIGHT ft. Ashtray Electric, Grassy Spark, The Liminals & YNDIAN MYNAH

Jean-Marc at Gardens Skatepark Opening

Jean Marc Johannes at Opening of Gardens Skatepark Cape Town

2 August was the official opening of the new Gardens Skatepark in Cape Town.

This was a big day/step for Cape Town skateboarding. There was loads of media covering this, as members of parliament were there giving speeches and chatting to the skateboarding scene on what the future holds. I was very grateful to have skated the demo and to have met everybody involved in making this dream a reality!” – Jean-Marc Johannes

Photos by James Johnson.

Jean Marc Johannes at Opening of Gardens Skatepark Cape Town

Jean Marc Johannes at Opening of Gardens Skatepark Cape Town

Opening of Gardens Skatepark Cape Town

RIP Jay Adams

Jay AdamsPhoto: Craig Stecyk

Original Z-Boy Jay Adams Passes Away At Age 53

As an original Z-boys member, Jay Adams is arguably one of the most influential skaters of all time. Stacy Peralta called him, “the world’s greatest natural skater.” He was inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame in 2012.

Jay passed away on 14 August, 2014 from a heart attack. His lifelong friend, Allen Sarlo, stated that Jay had gone to bed on Thursday night after a day surfing, and passed away early Friday morning. Although Jay had a history of drug abuse, he was recently sober.

Condolences go out from Revolution to Jay’s friends and family. He will be missed and his impact on skateboarding will never be forgotten.

August Sale

Revolution August Sale

Revolution is having a massive sale for the month of August.

Selected Footwear R400

Selected Darkstar / Zoo York / Blind / Blast! / Verb decks R350 (including grip)

Up to 50% Off on Winter apparel

Revolution Cresta, Gauteng: (011) 678 1685 / cresta@revolution.co.za
Revolution Long Street, Cape Town: (021) 423 3482 / longstreet@revolution.co.za
Revolution Woodstock Exchange, Cape Town: (021) 447 6801 / woodstock@revolution.co.za
Revolution Online: http://www.revolutiononline.co.za/