“Part one of Vice’s 20 Years of Chocolate episodes. In the four-part series, Patrick O’Dell and Chocolate’s recent addition Jerry Hsu head to San Francisco and meet with Chico Brenes, Marc Johnson, Kenny Anderson, Ben Sanchez, Mike York, Daniel Castillo, Spike Jonze, and many more to tell the story of Chocolate skateboards.”
We were at the Gundo the other night celebrating the release of Active & Girl Pro, Guy Mariano‘s exclusive deck! The Girl & Chocolate family were also there in support with a signing and hanging out with their fans and having staring contests. Luckily, we didn’t leave our wallets in El Segundo (A Tribe Called Quest reference). Here are some photos from that night!
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Went out to Jumbo Rocks Campgrounds at Joshua Tree for a day with Lakai and some of the Active fam from each shop who were slangin’ the most Lakai shoes (and who’s schedule permits). The weather was not too hot, not too cold. In fact, it was the best place to be. Isolated from society and no cell phone service (a lot of #latergrams.) We were climbing up on some rough rocks but well worth the view in the end. The sights were unbelievable, sorta like being at California Adventure in Disneyland… but the real thing! It was a great getaway before the Holiday season. Thank you BK & Culver for letting me tag along and document this!!!
Monster Children and Chocolate Skateboards have released a limited edition deck designed by artist Evan Hecox; the first in a series of collaborations to be issued this year as the magazine celebrates 10 years of publishing.
Available May 7th in Australian utility vehicle, or ‘Ute.’ Only 130 decks have been produced for sale worldwide.
The Chocolate collaboration is the first of many to be released in 2013, including collaborations with MAKR, HUF, RVCA, Stance, Incase and Vans amongst others. Monster Children’s 10 year celebrations will culminate in a huge MC hardcover book in September which traces the magazine’s history from its credit card-funded inception all the way through to the evil behemoth it is today. Stay tuned.
“We were really pleased to be able to collaborate with Chocolate and Evan creating this deck. We’ve had a great relationship with them both, ever since we started the magazine back in 2003 and were glad they could help us celebrate our 10th year.”
-Monster Children creative director Campbell Milligan
It was a pretty sweet Trunk Boyz demo here at the Active Park. After having minds blown by the “Pretty Sweet” film, many fans of Girl & Chocolate came out of their way to the headquarters in good ol’ middle-of-nowhere Mira Loma, California to see their favorite team riders shred in person. Needless to say, Raven Tershy, Elijah Berle, Cory Kennedy, Mike Mo, & Sean Malto demolished rather than demonstrated the park! While the OG’s: Rick Howard, Mike Carroll, & Chris Roberts watched on. The Active Ride Shop team riders, also known as the “Active Army” were also throwing down hammers with the Trunk Boyz. The #prettysweet hashtag made its way through the night as the fans had their photo ops with the team. After the demo, everyone had the chance to meet & greet the team through the autograph signing and even more photo ops. Thanks to Sam Smyth & Jason Callaway at Girl for coming through as well as getting some of the team to the park after a long trip around the world!
Also, check out some more photos HERE!
The TRUNK BOYZ went H.A.M. at the Active headquarters last night! The Girl & Chocolate team demolished the Active Park in honor of Pretty Sweet. At the end of the demolition demonstration, there was a #prettysweet signing. BIG thanks to Rick Howard, Mike Carroll, Raven Tershy, Cory Kennedy, Elijah Berle, Sean Malto, Chris Roberts, & Mike Mo for cruising through, signing autographs, shredding, & stoking out the fans!
Everyone from Active Ride Shop got to skate the Crailtap park October 17 6-8. Everyone killed it and had a great time. Special thanks to Crailtap, Girl, Chocolate, and Royal for letting us skate the park and a special thanks to Joey Coleman for setting up! Filmed/Edited by Cody Hyman from Active Thousand Oaks!
Go Skate Day 2012 @ Active Headquarters had it all… brand new park from Monster Energy, $500 Volcom Best Trick Contest with Vans throwing in another $500 to sweeten the deal along with free BBQ for all, and all the bad ass vendors anyone could ever want to hang with, came out with enough free giveaways to fill giant Active bags and fun games to play. Props go to Daniel Espinoza for his big-flip front-board fakie to seal the win and the Volcom $500 cash!! Big thanks to all who made this day possible including: Monster Energy, Volcom, Vans, Tec Color Craft, Active Ride shop, Oakley, Analog, Gravis, Sole Tech, Black Box, Tum Yeto, Baker Boys, Girl, Chocolate, Element, Plan B, Huf, Heelbruise, Nixon, The Hundreds, Krew/Supra, Crooks and Castles, Kayo Corp, JSLV, Primitive, Electric, Sector 9, Hurley, Rhythm, Fly Society, Orisue, Quiet Life, Know Hardware, Broadcast Wheels, Us Versus Them, Brixton
In honor of (RED) RUSH TO ZERO fundraiser campaign from Girl & Chocolate, Active Ride Shop Costa Mesa hosted a Girl & Chocolate signing June 7th at 6pm. Customers who purchase (RED) product will help to try and eliminate the HIV epidemic in our World today. Let’s do our best to sell out of every piece store wide!Error loading Flickr gallery
Girl Skateboard Company‘s full-time art department “The ART DUMP” presents to you “Clocked In” @ THIS Gallery in L.A. featuring works from:
Eric Anthony, Hershel Baltrotsky, Michael Coleman, Andy Jenkins, Christian Morin, Andy Mueller, Chris Waycott
April 6th 7-11PM
5906 N. Figeroa St.
LA, CA 90042
Congratulations to Clarence!! The Heel Bruise guys picked yours as their favorite grip job!!
Nice work Clarence…nice work.
Black griptape with colored bolts…Boring! I like to see some creativity! And so do our friends over at Heel Bruise.
So here’s the contest: Send us a picture of your best griptape job. It could be a quote from a song, a cool cut job or even a fancy art piece. Whatever it is, make it creative! Just take a picture of it and send it to [email protected] by July 9th. Richard and Thomas over from Heel Bruise will pick their favorite one. Here’s what you win:
- 1 Heel Bruise hat
- 2 Heel Bruise shirts
- 1 sticker pack
- 1 Heel Bruise Elephant Print. Limited Edition of 40 (size 19″ x 25″)
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