Check out the homies Ian & Sturgill skating the streets of Charlotte to an unreleased track from Stranger Day’s upcoming project Vice Matters…
“the premises was a day off with a 12 pack and downtown skating
we quickly forgot about the 12 pack and just went skating
sturgill insisted we call it 12 pack day anyway
so …. 12 pack day with Sturgill Horn and Ian Isenhour”
My heart is racing and I can barely type this news!!! One of my favorite sneakers, the Nike Challenge Court, (#GrailStatus) has received a Nike Skateboarding makeover. Original Nike team rider and style icon, Gino Iannucci, adapts a classic tennis sneaker from the ’80s for the streets of 2012. While the original model was rocked courtside by Nike tennis icon John McEnroe, this new adaptation is the result of a bold vision from a new icon. Watch as two of New York’s giants come face-to-face, and the worlds of Gino and Johnny Mac collide! Must cop immediately!!! I wish there was a skate shop open at 9:30 at night…
Last weekend I scooped a pair of Nike and Levi’s 511 Skateboarding Denim at Black Sheep. The 511 Skateboarding is built specifically for skateboarders and integrates Nike’s innovative Dri-FIT and vectran technologies, coupled with Levi’s timeless design, meticulous craftsmanship, and popular fit of the 511 Skinny. Upon trying them on, I was amazed by their “already broken in” feel. Most jeans boast about a feature like that, but these really and truly felt great immediately. I’ve worn them all week and they still fit great. They haven’t stretched out… yet.
Yesterday, we visited the Saturday Skateboards Warehouse in Charlotte, NC. What’s cool about this space is that it functions as a skatepark, the HQ for the Saturday Skateboards brand, and it houses local screen-printing/sign shop, Ink Floyd. There aren’t many mixed-use spaces here in ATL, but I sure would like to see more of them. It just makes sense. Screen-printing and skatebaording go hand-in-hand.
Side note: Ink Floyd helped us produce our 4 Horsemen sticker pack a few months back. Good folks!
We’re releasing our We Are The Process Summer 2012 line very soon and as a sneak peak, we’ve made this skate deck for the 3rd annual “Let The Good Times Roll” skate deck art show. It’s organized by our friends over at Black Sheep Skateshop in Charlotte. It will take place at Twenty-Two Art gallery from August 11-31.
This month’s Nike SB quickstrike is a Janoski Mid Premium. Nicknamed the “Inuit” for it’s winter-weather features: sherpa lining, water resistant obsidian Leather, D-ring boot eyelets, and brown leather laces. An alternate pair of navy blue leather laces comes with the package as well. Score a pair at your local Nike SB retailer now.
“The SB Chronicles, Vol. 1″ is the new feature-length Nike SB video project. The first of three films in the “SB Chronicles” video series, it will premiere online December 3, 2011 at 7 p.m. EST. Starting December 10, 2011, the film will also become available for purchase on iTunes.
Shot entirely in HD, “The SB Chronicles, Vol.1″ was filmed on location around the world in the streets and parks of Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Dubai, and the United States. “The SB Chronicles, Vol.1″ was by shot by Jason Hernandez and showcases full parts from Nike SB team riders Youness Amrani, Chet Childress, Clark Hassler, Stefan Janoski, Lewis Marnell, Daniel Shimizu, Grant Taylor, and Wieger Van Wageningen, as well as an eclectic soundtrack featuring artists selected by the skaters themselves.
“The SB Chronicles, Vol. 1″ will premiere in cities across the globe (Los Angeles, New York, Tampa, London, Paris, Milan, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo,) as well at Nike SB dealers worldwide. However, anybody anywhere can take part in the simultaneous interactive online premiere by tuning into nikeskateboarding.com/sbchronicles at the worldwide event time of December 3, 2011 at 7 p.m. EST to watch the complete video, get an inside look at the various premieres, and ask questions in real-time to the Nike SB team riders featured in the video, as well as director Jason Hernandez, after the premiere.
Charlotte’s Black Sheep Skate Shop has teamed up with Alien Workshop for a limited edition deck that will be released on Friday, December 2nd, 2011. The original artwork was created by Alien Workshop co-founder Mike Hill. To celebrate this release, Black Sheep has teamed up with CharlotteSkate for a photo retrospective of the skateboarding scene in Charlotte featuring over 20 years of local skateboard history from photographers, including Brian Tucker, Richie McCorkle, Jason Waters, and Mark Hansen.
I remember seeing Grant Taylor just shredding his Shanghai Dunk SBs in Little Five Points and thinking to myself, “This KID is crazy! Why would you abuse those gems?!?” Then I started seeing him go harder than anyone else in skate videos and I proclaimed to everyone within earshot that he was the best skater out there. Maybe my passion was fueled more by seeing a member of the Dirty South kicking ass on a national stage?
Fast-forward a few years… Now it seems like the Thrasher Magazine bros share the same sentiment as me. Congrats Grant on winning Skater of the Year! ATL stand up!
Note: Peep all the ATL spots in this video… I see Murder Kroger!!!