Weekly Roundup 📰

All the Skate Stuff You Should Know

Globe Launches a Sustainability Initiative

While it’s not always at the forefront of our thinking, sustainability has become increasingly important across the industry. From how we source materials for boards to sourcing materials for softgoods. In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, Globe is out with a new program Living Low Velocity.

🗞 Now You Know

    • Tony Hawk is renaming the “mute air/grab” to the “Weddle Grab” in the upcoming THPS release to properly honor Chris Weddle, the deaf skater who invented the trick.
    • Two-time X Games gold medalist and Team USA rider Mariah Duran was recently interviewed for ‘Brando’s World Of X’ on the X Games channel.
    • For those who might not think the board shortage is real, check out this photo of Mike V sitting on his empty shelves. Long live Street Plant!
    • Together with the skaters of Beirut, Make Life Skate Life, the non-profit working to create community-built skateparks around the world have launched a Skate Relief Fund to support Lebanese skaters.
    • Eli Reed is the latest guest to ‘Stop And Chat’ with The Nine Club. Following up on his original in-studio interview from March 2017.
    • Netflix acquired the rights to Desert Dolphin, a film about a teen girl in rural India, whose life changes when she learns to skateboard. As part of the movie, they even constructed India’s largest and Rajasthan’s first skatepark to be featured in our film.
    • Street League is out with ROUND 2 of the SLS Games. This week features Team KOSTON vs. Team SHANE battling in a Game of O.U.T.
    • Gnarhunters is hitting the streets, parks and backyard bowls in a new six-minute edit “Sweetness.”

🎥 Must Watch

1️⃣ Converse and Monster Children linked up for the next installment of their “One Night” series. This time they tagged along with Louie Lopez and Mike Anderson as they skate through Downtown LA.

2️⃣ Shane O’Neill, Yuto Horigome, and the rest of the April skateboards crew put on a clinic in their latest, “Park Update.”

3️⃣ Shari White is back at it again. After her first monster of a video for Vans, “Credits,” White is back with a quick edit from a recent trip to Melbourne.

4️⃣ Justin Sommer stopped the skate world with his part in “Til the End – Vol.4” for Santa Cruz. One month later he’s back with a dope part courtesy of OJ Wheels

5️⃣ Bronson is out with a new promo featuring Clive Dixon & Chris Wimer as they tear through Santa Ana and Tustin skateparks.

And 5 more for ya…

1️⃣ Thomas Campbell gives us a bunch of excerpts from the first formal Ye Olde Destruction trip some eight years ago featuring Evan Smith, Ray Barbee, and others.

2️⃣ Vague Mag in collaboration with Vans premiered Jordan Sharkey’s latest video part and it’s a monster.

3️⃣ Indy spent an entire day hanging out with the Pabich Brothers. 

4️⃣ Red Bull is pulling back the curtain and giving us a behind-the-scenes look at YOU GOOD? with Midler’s raw edit.

5️⃣ Evan Smith’s “Modern Frequency” part is live and it’s 5-minutes of complete madness.

CONS Honors a Legend with a Chuck SKT Colorway

In 1990, Sao Leopoldo’s Biano Bianchin famously rode buses for 24 hours to get to Sao Paulo — essentially carrying nothing but his backpack and a skateboard — and became one of the country’s most well-known (and well-rounded) pros. CONS is paying homage to him with his own colorway.

More info on this one can be found here but to be honest, we’re not sure if you’re going to be able to cop it in the States.

🎒 Gear

    • Dakota Servold recently dropped his first signature colorway for Emerica. Servold added his style to Emerica’s Wino G6.
    • After they teased a capsule last week, Palace and adidas finally pulled back the curtain on their full collab that drops today.
    • Krooked dropped its new catalog featuring a slew of hardgoods, Fresh Gonz graphics for Manderson, and a guest board from Alexis Sablone. 
    • Artist Travis Millard and Lakai linked up for a shoe and apparel capsulefeaturing a variety of his original drawings, patterns, and doodles.
    • Tiago Lemos released his first New Balance signature model after leaving DC late last year.
    • Rune Glifberg is out with a special guest board for Madness. Check out the dope promo vid and then scoop one up over on the Madness site.
    • DC is dropping a capsule with Paterson tomorrow, which includes a KALIS S. You can get a sneak peek of the release right here.
    • Creature and OJ Wheels linked up to create BloodSuckers and Super Juice for your pushing pleasure.
    • After they teased a capsule last week, Palace and adidas finally pulled back the curtain on their full collab that drops today.
    • Thank You teamed up with Familia Skateboard Shop in Minnesota for a limited edition MPLS deck available now on thankyouskateco.com.