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Glen E. Friedman @ Pizzanista!

Glen E. Friedman, the man who has documented most of the iconic & classic photos that you might have reblogged on tumblr at this day & age. The era from the early rise of skateboarding, punk, & hip-hop culture. His book “My Rules” features many timeless photos from skateboarding legends ranging from, Tony Hawk to Duane Peters & as well as musical legends such as Minor Threat to Public Enemy. Here are some photos I took from meeting one of my favorite photographers at my favorite pizza place, Pizzanista!

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Penny x Hosoi Hippy Jump Contest @ Active Huntington Beach!

Christian Hosoi will be in store at Active Huntington Beach with us on Saturday July 27th from 11am-1pm signing autographs, shaking hands and kissing babies and possibly helping decide who will win the $500 cash prize courtesy of Penny. This is going to be a fun event during the madness that is the US Open and hope to see you all there!

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Musink 2010

The 2010 Musink Festival at the OC Fairgrounds was a historic event for Active! It was an amazing blend of radness, tattoo artists, skateboarding and good times!  With sick bands like The Damned, Buzzcocks, NOFX and even a Black Flag tribute band featuring Mike Vallely and Duane Peters.

The Legends Jam included skateboarding hall of famer’s Tony Alva, Duane Peters, Salba, Steve Olsen, Christian Hosoi, Eric Dressen, Eddie Reategui, and Ben Schroeder.  Highlights include a tour of the tattoo halls by Creature Hessian Neil Heddings and a puppet show by Father Abraham.

Huge props to SpeerCo for the providing the Jarritos Halfpipe!! And to everyone that showed up and showed their support. Thank you very much and we’ll see you next year!

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MUSINK Tattoo Convention and Music Festival

Active hosted the mini ramp jam at the MUSINK  Tattoo and Music Festival this past weekend which was held out at the O.C. Fairgrounds.  Jarritos teamed up with Active in sponsoring  the ramp and brought out legends such as Tony Alva, Christian Hosoi, Mike Vallely,  Salba, Steve Olson, Eric Dressen, Duane Peters and others for the “Legends Skate Jam” Saturday night.  Thanks to all who attended and we’ll see you next year!

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Toy Drive Highlight Reel

Presented by Tum Yeto, Active, and City Lights Dream Center

We collected unwrapped toys at all of our store locations and brought them down to the boys and girls at the City Lights Dream Center in Santa Ana. Headed up by the Dream Centers own Chris Swaim and his nephew, none other than, Christian Hosoi! They brought the good news to all the fine folks in the neighborhood and the kids got stoked on Jesus and free gifts!
After the morning holiday celebrations, we packed out the City Lights Dream Center skate park with the locals and hosted best trick contest and gave out some goodies. Active Pro Mike V was on hand to sign some autographs and the Active Army crew was there to shred! Big thanks to all the Active Family who made this possible!

For more info about the Dream Center, to make a donation or to join them for their weekly bible studies contact:
Address: 1215 North Ross St, Santa Ana CA 92701
Phone: 714-543-3127
Email: [email protected]

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P Rod and Active take GOLD at X Games 15!

X Games 15 was off the hook all weekend. It was an amazing weekend and there was so much great skateboarding that went down. Active walked away with a Gold Medal for our second time at X Games Shop Challenge. Active’s shop team was: David Loy, Anthony Shebelski, Chase Webb, and Mike Franklin. After Anthony Shebelski hurt his ankle Andrew Langi came in as our pinch hitter. Active Rider Paul Rodriguez took home his 3rd Gold Medal in Street making him the first skater in X Games history to get three Gold Medals! Congrats to Paul!! Also, Rune Glifberg took home his second consecutive gold medal in Skateboard Park this year and our friend Christian Hosoi brought home the first Skateboard Legends Gold Medal. In Ladies Street, Marisa Dal Santo took home Gold! Congrats to everyone who made the podium and to those who made the finals in the events. Much more coverage on ESPN’s website as well as Transworld’s website.

All photos: Erica Yary

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Transworld Awards Photos and Winners

Tony Hawk and Heath Kirchart

The 11th Annual Transworld Awards has once again come and gone. And this time, just like every other time, everyone and their momma was in attendance. The Alien Workshop team swept the awards and TWS also premiered ‘Right Foot Forward’ which should be in stores and online in the next couple weeks. Check out the photos from the evening and here’s the full list of winners:

BEST ROOKIE
Sean Malto

BEST STREET
Heath Kirchart

BEST TEAM
Alien Workshop

BEST VIDEO
Mind Field, Alien Workshop

BEST TRANSITION
Peter Hewitt

BEST VIDEO PART
Anthony Van Engelen, Mind Field

TWS READERS’ CHOICE
Chris Cole

TWS LEGEND
Christian Hosoi

All Photos: Erica Yary

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