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Tony Hawk & Dave Carnie visit the Hendo Hover warehouse to ride the world’s first real hoverboard.
Tony Hawk skates the new limited edition Krooked deck, featuring artwork by Mark Gonzales. Take it back to the ’80s!
Thrasher Magazine put up these images from Skater of the Year winners from 1990 – today. Enjoy.
We’ve just got some rad new Vision Street Wear footwear in, and we’re pretty hyped about them. They’re exclusively available from Revolution Woodstock and Revolution Online. You can’t get them from anywhere else in the country.
Click on any of the images below to view the shoe on Revolution Online:
It was 1976 and skateboarding was undergoing changes that would forever shape the sport and its culture. The urethane wheel had just been invented, the first outdoor skatepark was built in Florida, Alan Gelfand pulled the first ollie, and Vision Streetwear was born.
From that first year, it was clear that vision was something different. The Vision team represented some of the sickest most innovative skaters at the time including Mark Gonazalez, Lance Mountain, Tas Pappas, Duane Peters and Mark “Gator” Rogowski.
In addition, Vision was the first brand to understand the natural connection between music and skate culture. It put on a number of music and skate events including the Vision Skate Escape featuring Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
And probably most importantly, Vision re-defined skate and street style with its use of bold, in your face graphics on its skate decks, t-shirts and sneakers. The Psycho Stick, Aggressor and Gator Pro Model remain some of the most loved and well-respected symbols of innovative design throughout the history of social Skateboarding.
Since hittin’ the scene well over 30 years ago Vision footwear has always been designed to withstand the wear and tear of skaters everywhere. By pairing the patented Olliepad with bold colors and style, Vision defined the glory days with these instant icons.
“Before the park started they used to go down there and drink beers. Someone suggested making some tranny and the legend was born. Since 1990 ’til now, Burnside in Portland, OR has stood as a monument to ‘Do It Yourself’ spots everywhere. Take a look back to a simpler time that made the blueprint for all under bridge creations. Burnside then, Burnside now, Burnside forever. Peep the first generation lurkers in action. Mark Scott for President.” –Jake Phelps
For those who don’t know, Burnside Skatepark can be found under the Burnside Bridge in Portland, Oregon, USA. The skatepark was originally built by the skateboard community without permission and eventually the city approved the area as a public skatepark. It has been featured in games like Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Grind Session. It was also in Free Willy, the classic 1993 movie, and in the 2007 film Paranoid Park.