We went behind the scenes of a new live hill bombing series on ETN called “Kamikazes”. The time trial contenders were Active Pro’s Don “Nuge” Nguyen and Brian “Slash” Hansen along with Raven Tershy and Tom Remillard. Frank Gerwer was on speed radar duty and commentary. Raven won and got down the hill in 43 mph! Check out some photos from that day and after sign up on ETN Live to watch it!
My homie Jacob Messex had a photo show held at KINGSWELL in Los Feliz. A good formula for a good skateboarding photo is having the right lighting + angle + skateboarder + photographer. Jacob nails it all. Peep his photos and some photos from the opening night.
By now, you’ve seen all the other recaps from that night… here’s mine! Let the photos speak for itself, no need for SEO optimization here. Key words: EMERICA, Andrew Reynolds, Justin “Figgy” Figueroa, Bryan Herman, Jerry Hsu, Collin Provost, Kevin “Spanky” Long all had full parts with additional clips from fellow team riders Jeremy Leabres, Leo Romero, & Brandon Westgate. Where was Ed Templeton? He was in London… Oh, don’t forget Jon Dickson is now on Emerica!
Oh what a night it was!… DJ Premier, Snoop Dogg, & The Gonz?! Here are photos from the world premier of Adidas’ Away Days video in Los Angeles. It was the night they announced Daewon Song & Marc Johnson on the team that also stirred up conversations. We’re also doing a special premier here at the Active HQ on Friday. Cruise through!
It was quite a night for the DC Shoes collab release party with the infamous Big Brother Magazine. If you don’t know, Big Brother was a highly controversial skateboarding magazine at the time (1992 – 2004) that eventually led to Jackass, WildBoyz, etc… To those who skated during those times, Big Brother brings back nostalgia from that era.
Vans Syndicate Commemorates 10 Years with “THESE DAYS” Footwear Exhibit at Known Gallery.
Heroin Skateboards premiers “BATH SALTS” at the Regent Theatre in Los Angeles. It’s skateboarding in its rawest entirety on video. It was also the night that Heroin team rider, Tony Karr turned pro, congrats! Following after, The Bots performed a set. Skateboarding is one helluva drug!
HUF & Thrasher‘s Stoops tour videos are always a fun one to watch. To go along with the tours, HUF & Thrasher released a collection of limited apparel & accessories. Here are some photos at the low-key launch party at their Fairfax store in Los Angeles… get the collection HERE
We brought the Endless Summer party along the next day to Active Escondido for a team signing. All hungover, or maybe not. Just as long as it was after noon then I think we were good. But the party didn’t stop there! Thanks for cruising out everyone! The line up: Bryan Herman, Windsor James, Don ‘Nuge’ Nguyen, Brian ‘Slash’ Hansen, Riley Hawk, Chris Gregson, Collin Provost, Jon Dickson, Justin ‘Figgy’ Figueroa, & Jeremy Leabres!
It’s party time! Our good friends from Psockadelic had done us a good one with this Endless Summer party at the Pour House in Oceanside! Everybody was there, your mom, your dad, even your ex’s! Radio Moscow kicked ass as always with their psychedelic blues and surprisingly Figgy’s new side band, WRIT opened up the place with a bang! The first of many awesome times with Psockadelic, cheers fellas!
We jumped our way on over to Active Riverside for a special event with our friends from Theeve Trucks. There was a ton of pizza, guest appearances by Theeve pro’s Anthony Schultz, Jordan Hoffart, & Forrest Edwards! Thanks to all the Riverside locals for cruising out to this fun sesh! MIGHT AS WELL JUMP!