BFFS: Lyon Sessions

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These Lyon dream spots get destroyed by both Flip and Cliché riders. There’s also a Gonz cameo, an amazing gap to noseslide, and Cairo has a brutal battle.

THROWBACK THURSDAYS

Kind of a combination of Wipeout Wednesdays and Throwback Thursdays, this clip of Mark Gonzales eating it comes from the 1998 Antihero video. John Cardiel makes it, The Gonz tries it, and…

GONZ EXHIBITION

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If you’re in Joburg, get down to Area3 for the Gonz exhibition.

It opened on Saturday and runs until 31 July.

NATAS INTERVIEWS GONZ

Legendary skateboarder Natas Kaupas interviews The Gonz (Mark Gonzales) about his 15 years with adidas, along with some other things. Looks like such a rad exhibition.

15 YEARS OF GONZ AND ADIDAS COLLECTION

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15 years is a long time. Mark Gonzales has been a member of the adidas Skateboarding family inspiring, developing and nurturing the skateboarding program for 15 years. To honour this occasion a special collection of footwear and apparel, inspired and created by Gonz’s illustrations and creative mojo has been launched.

GONZ PRO:
The first ever adidas Skateboarding Gonz Pro model features a moulded sock liner, an extra set of laces, the Gonz’ tread pattern and the special blue, red and white design. “The colour inspiration behind the special collection Gonz Pro was to make it red, white and blue and then heavy on the black – much like the wardrobe of the 1700’s of France, like Louis the XIV.” – Mark Gonzales. It’s up to you whether you believe the inspiration it or not…

GONZ SLIP:
Design inspiration for the new Gonz Slip-on came from spending a week in Paris with the man himself. Comfortable, easy-to-wear and made for skateboarding, Gonz’ new shoe features a moulded sock liner and a Gonz designed tread pattern.

GONZ STRIPED OXFORD SHIRT:
This long-sleeve Oxford-style shirt features horizontal yarn-dyed stripes selected by Gonz himself.

GONZ QUILTED JACKET:
Inspired by Gonz’s fascination with Italian rifle jackets, this quilted winter-ready jacket is fully-lined, has corduroy trims and a DWR finish.

GONZ HOODIE:
Made with a colored mélange body and stripes with solid sleeves, this cardigan-inspired hoodie achieves Gonz’s request for a “cool Yale Sweater” and features the Gonz 15-year crest on the left chest and applied 3-Stripes on the sleeves.

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GONZ STRETCH CHINO PANT:
With a design brief to “have enough stretch to kill it skating the streets of Paris” and detailed with custom Gonz trims these chinos not disappoint.

GONZ TRACK TOP:
Mark’s favourite piece is inspired by the classic adidas track top. Built for skating with sweat-wicking climalite® French terry fabric, it blends an iconic silhouette with a contemporary execution.

GONZ POCKET TEE:
Gonz drew a pocket into his artwork, so we made it exactly that way. The graphic is printed on top of the attached pocket making it a truly unique piece of art.

GONZ SKATE KAT TEE:
Showing off Gonz’s original ‘Skate Kat’ graphic in a waterbased screenprint, this tee features custom trims for the full Gonz treatment.

GONZ RAMBLE TEE:
Brand new artwork by the Gonz inspired by the by the opulence of historical French dandyism. It shows off his epic signature and features custom Gonz neck tape and labels.

This collection is tied together with a GONZ SNAP BACK HAT, GONZ CAP & GONZ SOCKS.

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This special 15 Years of Gonz & adidas collection compliments the comprehensive FW13 collection, which is also available. For more information check out the full collection at adidasskateboarding.com