Globe EU Trippin: Southbank Demo

Globe South Bank

Chris Haslam, Paul Hart, Louie Barletta, Rodney Mullen and the rest the Globe team are trippin balls over in Europe right now. Here’s some video coverage compliments of Route One of their demo at London’s SouthBank.

Almost Famous Ep. 26

Almost Famous Episode 26

Rodney Mullen, Chris Haslam & More – Almost Famous Ep. 26

Rodney Mullen, Chris Haslam, Willow and Cooper Wilt. Looking back at some of the episodes from 2014 while working on the new series for 2015.

Almost Famous Ep. 21

Almost Famous Ep. 21

Issey Yumiba’s Archives, Kris Vile Skate Pharmacy & More! – Almost Famous Ep. 21

A biweekly mixtape made by a pack of friends on a rolling toy. The Almost family provides lots of skateboarding and lots of… well, just immature stuff, to tell the truth. Daewon Song, Rodney Mullen, Chris Haslam, Cooper Wilt, Willow, Youness Amrani, Mitchie Brusco and friends pack each mixtape with death defying.

‘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

Almost Famous Ep. 9

Haslam kills it on a 4×4, spinning grandmas, Rodney ripping, and more of the craziest trick contest than you can handle – winners announced next episode.

ALMOST SKATEBOARDS X DC COMICS

Almost DC Superheroes

The new Almost x DC Superhero series features the following decks:

Daewon / Batman
Width: 8.25″
Length: 31.7″
WB: 14.25″
Mellow Concave

Mullen / Superman
Width: 8.1″
Length: 31.9″
WB: 14″
Medium Concave

Willow / The Flash
Width: 7.75″
Length: 31.1″
WB: 13.88″
Full Concave

Haslam / Wonder Woman
Width: 8.38″
Length: 31.8″
WB: 14.25″
Medium Concave

Youness / Green Lantern
Width: 8.0″
Length: 31.6″
WB: 14″
Full Concave

Cooper / Aquaman
Width: 8.0″
Length: 31.6″
WB: 14.25″
Mellow Concave

The AmYears Youness Amrani from Almost Skateboards on Vimeo.

Available from Revolution stores and Revolution Online from later this week!

Revolution Cresta, Gauteng: (011) 678 1685 / cresta@revolution.co.za
Revolution Menlyn, Gauteng: (012) 348 2959 / menlyn@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/

THROWBACK THURSDAYS

Some vintage footage of Rodney Mullen, from the Bones Brigade vault.

RODNEY MULLEN: A BEAUTIFUL MIND

Rodney Mullen A Beautiful Mind

Rodney Mullen talks to The Berrics about skateboarding, and being a skateboarder, in a way that only he can. His humility and drive is inspiring. Celebrating 10 years of Almost Skateboards!

THROWBACK THURSDAYS

Rodney Mullen and Minor Threat. Photo by Glen E Friedman

Is this photo an incredible piece of history or what? Rodney Mullen skating with Minor Threat sitting on the bench on the right watching him. The photo was taking c. 1982. Not bad, Glen E. Friedman, not bad.

LEWIS MARNELL TRIBUTE VIDEO

Almost Skateboards presents this incredible tribute video on the 1-year anniversary of Lewis’ death. Daewon, Rodney, Haslam, Cooper, and Willow all recollect an amazing skater and individual. This includes amazing footage and photos. Rest in Peace, Lewis.

RODNEY MULLEN TED TALK

Rodney Mullen is widely considered to be the most influential skateboarder in skateboarding history. He shares with humility and passion how the constant search for improvement has led to outstanding innovations and how we can all learn from lessons of great skateboarders.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

THROWBACK THURSDAYS

Almost Mullen Freestyle Mutt Deck

Almost Skateboards have brought out a reissue of Rodney Mullen’s first pro model Freestyle deck – the Mullen Freestyle Mutt.

7.375″ x 27.5″
WB: 12.63″
Flat concave

Coming soon to a Revolution store near you!

Almost Mullen Freestlye Mutt

ALMOST FAMOUS

Episode 1:

A window inside the Almost Universe, based on random segments of remixes, organised chaos and having fun with that stunt wood we call skateboard.

Almost Immediate Family: Daewon Song, Rodney Mullen, Chris Haslam, Cooper Wilt, Willow, Youness Amrani, Mitchie Brusco. #LewisMarnellForever

Episode 2:

Rodney Mullen explains why he flipped the script! Almost High Tide Rider CJ works through his familia issues. Haslam drops some fun and perverted lines in Greece and … Russia? Daewon clogs the feed and Willow gets jumped into a gang!

WINNER OF THE ALMOST UBER LIGHT

Almost Uber Light Some High Tech Shit Limited to 500 Worldwide, the Almost Uber Light is the world's most technically advanced skateboard, developed by Rodney Mullen. Enter the competition below to stand the chance to win one with R1200! Uber Light Carbon Foam Core the board within a board technology.

Congratulations to Katleho Exito Morajane for winning the Almost Uber Light skateboard deck competition!

The Almost “Uber Light” Deck is exclusively available from Revolution: revolutiononline.co.za/product/almost-uber-light/

Jean-marc Johannes tests out the new Almost “Uber Light” deck, the most technically advanced skateboard deck in the world.

Limited to 500 worldwide.

Deck inside a Deck: This was developed by Rodney Mullen and C.L Composites. After experimenting with many different layups, they arrived at a method using an actual deck within a deck. The internal carbon fiber foam deck is ultra light and nearly as stiff as metal. It acts like rebar, or a skeleton embodied by a standard 7-ply layup. It also vastly improved the lateral rigidity. The deck wears, slides, and looks like a normal 7-ply, but its lighter and has a supernatural pop last lasts far longer than any normal deck.

Balance is at the very heart of design in anything that spins, flips or flies. By reducing weight and adding rigidity (particularly laterally), the deck reacts more quickly to every movement while flipping faster and more precise.

WIN AN ALMOST UBER LIGHT

Almost Uber Light Some High Tech Shit Limited to 500 Worldwide, the Almost Uber Light is the world's most technically advanced skateboard, developed by Rodney Mullen. Enter the competition below to stand the chance to win one with R1200! Uber Light Carbon Foam Core the board within a board technology.

How to enter the competition:
1. Sign up to the Revolution newsletter, either in the top left corner of this site, or on Revolution Online in the footer.
2. ‘Like’ Revolution On Facebook.
3. ‘Follow’ Revolution on Twitter.
4. Comment below with your favourite feature about the Almost Uber Light.

Easy. Good luck!

Competition closes on Sunday 4 August, and the winner will be announced on Monday 5 August.

The Almost “Uber Light” Deck is exclusively available from Revolution: revolutiononline.co.za/product/almost-uber-light/

Jean-marc Johannes tests out the new Almost “Uber Light” deck, the most technically advanced skateboard deck in the world.

Limited to 500 worldwide.

Deck inside a Deck: This was developed by Rodney Mullen and C.L Composites. After experimenting with many different layups, they arrived at a method using an actual deck within a deck. The internal carbon fiber foam deck is ultra light and nearly as stiff as metal. It acts like rebar, or a skeleton embodied by a standard 7-ply layup. It also vastly improved the lateral rigidity. The deck wears, slides, and looks like a normal 7-ply, but its lighter and has a supernatural pop last lasts far longer than any normal deck.

Balance is at the very heart of design in anything that spins, flips or flies. By reducing weight and adding rigidity (particularly laterally), the deck reacts more quickly to every movement while flipping faster and more precise.

WILDCARD WEDNESDAY

Wildcard Wednesday

TODAY ONLY

Get your hands on the most technically advanced skateboard deck in the world, the Almost Uber Light, for R599,95! Regular price is R1199,95. Only 3 available for today’s special. The Almost Uber Light was developed by Rodney Mullen, and they are limited to 500 worldwide. This is a steal.

How it works:

1. Go here: http://revolutiononline.co.za/product/almost-uber-light/
2. Choose your size i.e. 7.75″ or 8.0″
3. Add it to your cart
4. Go to your cart.
5. Put in “uberlight” where it says ‘Apply Coupon’.

Easy! Get one before they’re gone.

Please note: This special is ONLY available from www.revolutiononline.co.za, not our physical retail stores.

INTRODUCING ALMOST UBER LIGHT

Introducing the Almost “Uber Light”, the most technically advanced skateboard deck in the world.

Limited to 500 worldwide. In South Africa, the board is exclusively available from Revolution.

Deck inside a Deck: This was developed by Rodney Mullen and C.L Composites. After experimenting with many different layups, they arrived at a method using an actual deck within a deck. The internal carbon fiber foam deck is ultra light and nearly as stiff as metal. It acts like rebar, or a skeleton embodied by a standard 7-ply layup. It also vastly improved the lateral rigidity. The deck wears, slides, and looks like a normal 7-ply, but its lighter and has a supernatural pop last lasts far longer than any normal deck.

Balance is at the very heart of design in anything that spins, flips or flies. By reducing weight and adding rigidity (particularly laterally), the deck reacts more quickly to every movement while flipping faster and more precise.

Check out the Almost Uber Light Mullen on Revolution Online here: http://revolutiononline.co.za/product/almost-uber-light/

Almost Uber Light Tech Info
Almost Uber Light Mullen Chicken

Almost Uber Light Rodney Mullen

Almost Uber Light

2013 SKATEBOARDING HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

Rodney Mullen

Rodney Mullen has been inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame.

The Skateboarding Hall of Fame induction took place at the Sheridan Park Hotel in Anaheim, California on the 9th of May this year. Pretty much everyone who is anyone in skateboarding was there. The reason for the event was to celebrate the innovators, pioneers, and inventors in skateboarding history; the ones that laid the foundation that made skateboarding what it is today. The awards were give by the IASC (International Association of Skateboard Companies). Icon Awards, for honouring skateboarding’s greatest influencers, were given to photographer Warren Bolster, NHS, Inc.; and Devo.

The skateboarders immortalized in the Hall of Fame this year were:

1960s: Brandon “Woody” Woodward
1970s: Era One – Tom Sims
1970s: Era Two – Alan “Ollie” Gelfand
1980s: Era One – Rodney Mullen
1980s: Era Two – Christian Hosoi
1960s: Female – Wendy Bearer Bull
1970s: Female – Laura Thornhill Caswell

Here is a video of Rodney’s induction by Steve Caballero and Ben Harper:

Congratulations Rodney! Well deserved.