Vans South Africa have released a skate documentary showcasing the South African team including KFD team rider Trae Rice. Check it out and see the progression of the SA skate scene.
It doesn’t get more raw than this. Watch Elijah as he kills it for the Propeller Film.
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Black Math is a Durban based three piece Garage Rock band.
This video documents their tour that occurred early January proudly organised by Psych Night & Vans.
The band tells some unknown tales e.g. why they chose their name etc.
Video: Two Lives Left
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Vans presents The Pit Party 2014. Following on from last years epic bowl contest, this year’s Vans invitational skate contest will be held in the bowl again.
This event is open to public spectators.
RIDERS TO BE ANNOUNCED!
All riders need to be at The Pit at 5pm to draw your heat numbers for round 1. You will have 2 hours to warm up. At 7.30pm we will start the contest. The heats will be 5 min jam sessions, with 3 guys in each heat. After round one, we will take the 9 top scoring guys into into the semi finals, where the same 5 min rules apply per 3 man heats. The finals will be the top 3 scoring guys from the semi finals, this final will be a 7min heat.
Riders will be judged for: Style, Consistency, Use of Bowl and Difficulty
Prize Money up for grabs:
Red Bull Highest Wallride.
There will be loads of Vans promo stuff!
Red Bull will be providing energy for all the skaters and spectators throughout the evening.
Poster artwork by Ian Jepson.
NO UNDER 18’s.
The organisations involved are not liable for any damage to person or property on this evening.
2 August 2014
The Pit, 133 Bree Street, Cape Town
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A Party Town and Psych Night event, dedicated to those that have a severe disrespect for shit music (and open to lengthly debates about what that means).
This Friday; Psych, Garage and Punk hold hands for an awkward one-two step of culture and bad romance. So, come clad the walls of The Pit with celebrations of revolt and white-boy dancing.
Helping us through this will be:
Bad Drugs – We’ve managed to stir them from their cave of noise experimentation, and fresh rumours speak of new material…
And on the DJ side:
(Resident madman) DJ HEINO
THE HOW ARE YOUS (Don’t expect them to care)
Finally, our groovy selection of Psych Night DJs, will keep you numb and moving ’til your wallet is reasonably empty.
R20 gets you in. Doors open at 8pm. And that’s about as complicated as it gets.
Poster design by Justin Poulter and Jay Gordon.
See you on the other side!
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VANS & PARTY TOWN PRESENTS: DEATH PEGASUS!
Joburg Thrash Metal band, Death Pegasus, are in Cape Town for a night of mayhem and destruction!
Friday 21 March
The Pit, 133 Bree Street, Cape Town
RSVP to the Facebook event here.
Daniel Lutheran talks about his part in Toy Machine’s Brain Wash video, and how he got the opener part over Johnny Layton.
The Blind team start at Vans Downtown Showdown in Paris then head through Switzerland and finish up in Italy. Eight minutes of bangers across Europe from Kevin Romar, Tj Rogers, Yuri Facchini, Sam Beckett and a quick cameo from Sewa Kroetkov.
On Sunday, September 8th, 2013 the Vans Team did a bittersweet demo at the Amsterdam Skatepark. Sadly, it is to be the last demo held there because the city is evicting the park at the end of the year. The guys did their best to send it off in grand fashion. Thanks for the memories, Amsterdam.
After the Vans Skate Team Demo at Southbank in London on 3 September, they spoke to Southbank’s Henry Edwards-Wood about the threat to destroy this legendary skate spot. Henry talks about why he is against turning the space into a retail space, and about the heritage of Southbank skateboarding.
The Vans Downtown Showdown Paris 2013 happened this past weekend.
Top 4 teams:
1. Element: Ross McGouran, Phil Zwijsen, Nassim Guammaz, Karsten Kleppan
2. Sweet: Gustav Tönneson, Josef Scott Jatta, Jonas Skröder, Nisse Ingemarsson
3. Flip: Geoff Rowley, Ben Nordberg, Luan Oliveira, Louie Lopez
4. Dropdead: Pedro Barros, Rodolfo Ramos, Evandro Martins, Guilherme Guimarães + guest Chris Pfanner
1. Luan Oliveira
2. Louie Lopez
3. Yuri Facchini
1. Pedro Barros
2. Sylvain Tognelli
3. Louie Lopez
1. Josef Scott Jatta
2. Luan Oliveira
3. Louie Lopez
1. Nassim Guammaz
2. Karsten Kleppan
3. Chris Pfanner
Monster Quasimodo Prize: Evandro Martins
Best AM: Nassim Guammaz
Best Pro: Luan Oliveira
Vans Argentinian skater, Dario Mattarollo, travelled straight from Argentina to the Van Doren Invitational and let his riding do the talking.
Vans put up some rad footage from Orion Fest. There’s even a Segway race between Steve Caballero and Christian Hosoi. Enjoy!
These ‘Get Out and Do Something’ videos are so rad. They make you just want to go out and do something active. They’re from the Get Out and Do Something tour happening from next week in America, with legendary pro’s Ray Barbee and John Cardiel.
Get out and do something!
If you thought the Qualifiers was good, then you’re in for a treat with the Finals. The level of skateboarding is mind blowing. Just watch it as see what we mean.
1. Ben Hatchell
2. Greyson Fletcher
3. Raven Tershy
Check out the qualifiers video from the Vans US Open in Huntington Beach, California. That bowl, especially the section hand painted by Mike Giant, looks incredible. Semi Finals and Finals coming soon. This is probably some of the smoothest transition skating we’ve ever seen.
1. Ben Hatchell – $25,000
2. Greyson Fletcher – $15,000
3. Raven Tershy 10 – $10,000
4. Tony Trujillo
5. Ben Raybourne
6. Curren Caples
7. Aaron “Jaws” Hamoki
8. Kevin Kowalski
9. Brad McClain
10. Chris Gregson
11. Charlie Blair
12. Ronnie Sandoval
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Dusters California is (from left to right) Eric Sentianin (product and R&D) Nano Nobrega (Creative Director) and Steve Douglas.
To see what Dusters cruisers and longboards we have in stock, click here.
In a day and age when just about every brand has added longboards and/or cruisers to its catalog, it can be hard to stand out from the pack. For every new line, there comes a littany of shadow products that would make Xerox proud. But Dwindle Distribution’s brand of heritage cruisers, Dusters California, is bringing a fresh look and vibe to the table. Taking its name from the legendary ‘70s muscle car, the Plymouth Duster, skate legend and Dwindle’s Don of Business Development Steve Douglas sums up the brand in five words: “skateboarding, California, heritage, lifestyle, and fun.”
“I grew up in pools and ramps and was fortunate to turn pro back in the late ‘80s,” Douglas says. “During that time I had to progress doing some tricks that were not fun, but it was about getting that sequence for that ad. What I like about our Dusters program is it gets me back to the roots of why I fell in love with skating in the first place—fun. Just pushing, turning, grinding, and going fast.”
When talking with the Dusters team of Douglas, Eric Sentianin, and Nano Nobrega; the recurring theme is fun. Inclusive fun in a time when the pool of active skaters is shrinking. We caught up with the trio to learn more about Dusters and how they’re seeking to stand apart.
What sets these apart in the ballooning crop of cruisers?
Dusters is built by a core skate team that understands, in and out, the functionality of these boards with more than 25 years of experience in the industry. Throughout all these years of skateboarding and manufacturing we learned the importance of the fit and finishes of a skateboard and you can see that by analyzing every single details on Dusters boards. Besides the core functionality, meticulous fit and finishes and the incredible price point compared to our competitors, Dusters California brings to all our riders out there the true heritage and lifestyle of skateboarding by portraying in its art direction, the same vintage looks and vibes as the beginning stages of skateboarding in Venice Beach, California, back in late ’60s and ’70s.
So you guys are building these in house, Where’s your factory?
We design Dusters in El Segundo, California and manufacture in our overseas factory. You can get a real sense of the factory and how we manufacture skateboards from this video that we produced shortly after the factory was completed.
How does building your own boards help from a cost, delivery, and quality standpoint? What can you do to detail these that OEM’ers can’t?
The main advantage of manufacturing our own boards is the ability to control the quality at every step. Not just from the point at pressing veneers, but from the arrival of the logs. Wood is an organic material and needs to be stored in very specific temperature and humidity controlled environments. By eliminating a middle man in the supply chain we have the ability to offer competitive prices at a higher quality and higher margin. This higher quality comes in terms of material choices, cosmetic treatments, and finishes.
Who is your target consumer for Dusters?
Skateboarders. It’s a short answer… But we make great product for people who want to skate, whether it’s to bomb a hill of simply cruise to the corner store. The line has a wide variety of boards to fit everyone’s needs from short board that fit in a school locker to medium size ripable cruisers to longboards, drop-throughs and drop downs. The product offering was developed to cater to every level of skater.
I’m stoked to see you guys are focusing on the ladies. I’ve been surprised that more skate companies aren’t making an effort there with cruisers and longboards. Do you see this as a strong spot for growth?
Most definitely! Women have always been part of the industry in and out of the skate parks and Dusters is just making sure they share the same spotlight as men do!
The fact that this is sort of an unexplored market in skateboarding, it opens up huge doors increasing the amount of skaters, followers and fans. That increase in the demand will just benefit the industry as a whole and will most likely make skate parks look a lot better with beautiful ladies skating instead of solely a bunch of sweaty guys!
Why did you decide to partner with GRO and how do you see this getting more girls on board?
We are always looking out for ways to help skateboarding grow bigger and more accessible, and with the latest collaboration Dusters did with old school pro rider Cindy Whitehead, we figure we could aim straight to the ladies. So we looked for all sorts of nonprofit organizations that are somehow helping women and their rights and we found GRO, a nonprofit that works to inspire, educate and support girls through action sports. It couldn’t be a better fit for this colab.
Tell us a little about the vibe and construction of this line.
Dusters’ focus is on creating great looking product using premium components at a fair price. We can do this by having our own factory and cutting out cost and passing on the savings to them.
It’s really about the finishing details of the board; using wood branding for the Dusters logo, incorporating v-ply veneers into the construction, or using unconventional wood inlays. The graphics are 70s retro inspired infusing the beach and surf lifestyle. While the artwork and feel of the brand is throwback, the constructions and shapes of the Dusters line remain authentic as well as progressive, especially when it comes to the drop-through and drop-down constructions. These types of longboards are made for bombing down hills.
The completes feature ABEC-7 bearings with Slant trucks or Slant Inverted trucks. The slant inverted trucks are reversible. They can be used in either a 50-degree or a 54-degree configuration to adjust your turning radius depending on wheel base or preferred turning geometry .
What trucks and wheels are you using on these and what do price points for completes look like?
We use our proprietary truck brand Slant. Slant have developed a unique Reversible truck with a special hanger that offers 2 angles for different riding styles. We will be re-introducing Kryptonics wheels (the original ‘Star Trac’ styles) on some models stating in Fall which we are really excited about I rode these wheel in the 70’s and they were a game changer, currently we use our own Dusters formula urethane. We use Dusters Abec 7 Ultimate Cruising High Performance bearing for all our Dusters models. Our compact cruisers (Ace) start retailing at $100, with most of our best-selling cruisers (Keen, Cazh, Flashback & Kosher) retailing around $110 – $120. We have great price points for our longboards, Demo & Summer models starting at $130 with our premium longboards retailing between $160 and $230 for our top end models. One comment we repeatedly hear is how great our build quality, fit & finish is compared to some other brands, it really helps when you have your own factory. We live eat and breath skateboarding and our Customers notice and appreciate all the extra details.
We’re digging the Hendrix and Doors models. How difficult was it to set partner with those guys from a rights standpoint?
Definitely working through lawyers to get all the contractual items can be a lot of back and forth, however once the legalese was behind us I would have to say it’s been great working with these groups. They have both been excited about the opportunity and our ability to really work with their assets in different ways to make some really great looking boards! Going into this I’m not sure they really understood what we are capable of producing now days as they were pretty excited when we were able to show them samples. I must also say that the Doors management have been especially open and proactive in supporting the marketing efforts to promote this product.
Any concerns on eroding Dwindle’s brand equity with core street skaters by adding the Dusters brand?
If we had started Dusters in the dark days of 1992 I would say yes, but today not at all, most brands have cruisers and long boards so a brand focusing on that can live right beside a core brand, at the end of the day its about having a healthy diverse business that focuses on Skateboarding. In a recent retail run to core skate stores on the east coast—95% of all shops I went to had longboards and cruisers. That’s great, we need healthy skate shops.
What’s your take on the cruiser market? You think it’s a fad or here to stay?
I think it’s healthy for everyone, its definitely not a fad, people love skateboarding for what it is—fun. Some people just like to roll and others like to learn tricks and others just like to go fast etc. What is so great about skateboarding today is that whatever you are into as far as skateboarding its all going on at the same time. From downhill, to slalom to street skating, to the mega ramp, and everything in between—people love to roll. I believe the act of skateboarding is the healthiest it has ever been.
How have orders been on these and what types of shops are they mostly going in?
Our Dusters sales have continued to grow rapidly, and are now one of our top brands at Dwindle. Our Jimi Hendrix and The Doors collabs that are being released now have helped open people’s eyes to the brand. We have also expanded our longboard range as this is where we see most of the current demand. Dusters is carried by our core customers – the ones that are open to cruiser/longboard sales. We also do very well with Zumiez, CCS, and Vans stores and we are opening up new stores all the time. The shops that have Dusters in stock are selling them well above class average so we know when they get on the shelves, in our dusters rack, that they sell and sell well.
Best session you’ve had on a Duster: (answered by Steve Douglas) I grew up in pools & ramps and was fortunate to turn pro back in the late 80’s, during that time I had to progress my skating doing some tricks that were not fun but it was about progressing and getting that sequence for that add. What I like about our Dusters program is gets me back to the roots of why I fell in love skating in the first place in the70’s, FUN. Just pushing, turning, grinding and going fast, so my best session is every session I step on my board.
To view the Summer / Fall line of Dusters cruisers and longboards, click here.
Dusters California Interview courtesy of Transworld Business.
We found this video super inspiring. Ray Barbee encourages you to get out and do something. Be active. Make it happen.
On Saturday the 22nd of June, the Joburg skate fraternity had their turn to celebrate go skate day with an event at an empty factory in Commissioner Street, downtown Joburg. A chilly morning made for a slow start to the day, but gave the guys a chance to put finishing touches on a skate photography exhibition which included works from Dwayne, Lingo, Werner, Jonathan and Rudi. As the day warmed up, skaters poured in from Soweto, Pretoria, Jhb, Vereeniging, and even GVB and Dave made it all the way from Durban. By lunchtime there were at least 100 guys skating with just as many spectators. Samsung sponsored hotdogs for everyone at the event and after lunch it was time to get to the fun underway with the highest ollie, highest hippie jump and furthest ollie contest, all sponsored by Baseline. Jonathan won the hippie jump with a well over hip high jump and Stuart cleared over 3 meters to win the longest ollie contest. The product toss always makes for good spectator value and this event was no different thanks to donations from Volcom and Vans. The most popular of the obstacles for the day, was the wall ride sponsored by Verb, so we decided to run 2 events, the first was the highest wall ride which was won by Evan who impressed all by getting at least 2m above the top of the ramp and then coming in fakie. The second was a best trick contest on the wall ride, which was won by TK who went wall ride to flat. The final event for the day was the KFD box jam which was won by Mitchell with an impressive front blunt slide to backside flip out. The day was finished off with a performance by Jet Black Camaro. The best part of the day was getting all the inner city kids on boards. Many of these kids had never been on skateboard before and everyone was keen to give them a try and some helpful tips. Everyone was so taken by the enthusiasm of the kids that they donated any extra boards or hardgoods that they could. Verb donated 3 completes to a few of the inner city guys that showed the most potential. Special thanks to Lingo for organising an amazing event as well as the companies that contributed towards the day: Verb, KFD, Revolution, Baseline, Volcom, Vans, Samsung and to all the skaters who came out to make this a great day!
Moad 281 Commissioner Street, JHB, 22nd June, 11AM – 9PM.
Go Skateboarding Day originated as the day for skateboarders to have fun, raise awareness about the issues we face; to show the world what skateboarding is really all about; to reclaim our culture; and to define skateboarding as the rebellious, creative celebration of independence it continues to be. The holiday continues to grow, but the mission remains the same: Get hyped, go skateboarding.
14:00 – Baseline Skate shop Highest Ollie, Hippie Jump and Longest Ollie.
16:00 – Verb Skateboards Highest Wall Ride.
17:00 – Revolution Grind box shred.
18:00 – Live Band – Jet Black Camaro.
Sk8Shades Lucky Draw. (Donate your old deck and win).
Photo & Board exhibition:
Verb Skateboards Photographer Tribute Series board exhibition.
Free Hot Dogs sponsored by Samsung.
Instagram hashtags: #moad #maboneng #weareverb #verbskateboards #revolutiondaily #revolutionskateboardsupplyco #baselineskateshop #sk8shades #dopeindustries #sessionskatemag #etniessouthafrica #samsung #redbull #volcomsouthafrica #vanssouthafrica #3starpowwow
Event Venue and Product sponsored by: The Maboneng Precinct, Revolution Skateboard Supply Co, Verb Skateboards, Baseline Skate Shop, Etnies, Dope Industries, Session Skate Mag, Volcom, Sk8shades, Vans and Samsung.
See you there!
If you’re in Gauteng this weekend, this is something that you don’t want to miss!
International Go Skateboarding Day happens this time every year, and is the best reason to drop whatever you’re doing and go skate.
So, on Saturday, get yourself down to Maboneng for good times, free hot dogs, best trick comp, photo and board exhibition, and jams from DJ Django and Jet Black Camaro.
Facebook event link: www.facebook.com/events/540876322637700/
The new Revolution Online store is now live!
Get a Verb, Killer, or KFD hood for R399,95, or two for R599,95. Simply choose two hoods, add them to your cart, then put the coupon “hoodspecial” into the coupon field in your cart.
Other specials coming soon!
Revolution Online currently stocks:
Fallen, Brixton, Iron Fist, Globe, Vans, Killer, Verb, KFD, Almost, Enjoi, Darkstar, Brigada, Deathwish, Dusters, Mystery, Speed Demons, Tensor, Threat, Zoo York, and tons more other brands that will be consistently added to.
Information about the website:
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The site is going to be constantly updated with products, specials and other stuff, so make sure to keep coming back.
Get your fix of Footwear, Clothing, Headwear, Accessories and Skate products online now!
Jeff Grosso’s Love Letters to Skateboarding was such a good, nostalgic video that we thought it would be perfect for today’s Throwback Thursdays.
The video was brought to you by Vans OffTheWall.tv, and features tons of unique, old, and lost footage from skateboarding’s archives. Jeff Grosso presents his “Editor’s Choice” of his favourite photos and videos. There will be things you haven’t seen, so watch and enjoy.
Check out the videos from the Pro and Masters divisions of the 2013 Vans Pool Party.
That bowl looks super deep and pretty gnarly to skate, but the pro’s make it look so easy. There are even guys skating it without pads. Watch out for Rune Glifberg, Bucky Lasek and some other skaters.
It is so rad to see middle-aged guys still shredding hard. When most would have expected them to be in wheelchairs by now, guys like Christian Hosoi and Steve Caballero show everyone what’s up.
Vans recently hosted it’s fifth Vans Off the Wall Spring Classic event. The event took place on the 3rd of May 2013 in the costal town of Varazze, Italy. Thousands of skateboarders, press and people came to the event from all over Europe for the weekend. The video really makes the event look like such a good time, with super good skateboarding in an amazing mini-ramp and street park, good music, beautiful beachfront surroundings, and good times. This could easily be South Africa. We also really enjoyed the footage and animation in the video. Good job Vans!
During Olympic fever of the summer of 2012, Vans and the team ventured to Athens, Greece. There they explored the Olympic village for uncharted skate spots and a long abandoned catering building which offered some interesting spots for the skaters.
Vans presents this weeks episode of Funny Fridaze. Muno who is one of Vans Gabba Land characters explores the streets of L.A along some iconic segments from the Bones Brigade Video show!
Check out this really feel good posi video presented by Vans. Grosso sits down with the guys from the DIY Channel Street park in San Pedro where they talk about how they built their own park under the bridge.
Vans stopped over at The SXSW music festival in Austin Texas. They chat to Trash Talk, Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) and others.
Elijah Berle get interviewed on the Bones Brigade Trivia Show. He gets tested on Stacy Peralta’s second video, Future Primitive and hilarity ensues with the the presenters of the show.
Vans have recently announced their collaboration with Robert Trujillo, bassist for Metallica. Check out this video as Robert jams with some of the vans time and talks about his collaboraion shoe, skating and playing music.
Its Friday! Check out this geeky gag by legendary skateboard artist Travis Millard and Jim Dirshberger. Travis is well known for doing design work for Volcom, Vans, King Brown as well as doing exhibitions at the legendary Fecal Face Gallery in SF.
Check out Travis Millards amazing artwork over here.