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Cliché Gypsy Life Video Premier photos!

Following after the premier in France, the USA premier of Cliché Skateboards’ “Gypsy Life” Video that brought out all the homies to beautiful San Francisco. Here are photos from our quick SF turnaround trip with our friends from Dwindle Distribution to the premier!

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S.O.T.Y. Party!

Cruised it all the way up to S.F. for the weekend to Thrasher Magazine‘s “Skater of the Year” Party at the Mezzanine! Congrats to David Gonzalez for the win! Black Metal San Francisco locals, Stone Vengeance and Midnight, hailing hell all the way from Cleveland, Ohio were RIPPING as well! Fun night!

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The STITCH: Fall Trends – It’s Jacket Season!

We are officially approaching Fall weather and we’re all on the hunt for those great season jackets! Obey has some great women’s pieces this season that you will have in your closet forever, and will be your go-to jacket once that cool weather starts coming in. My personal favorite is the brown leather Outsider Jacket, this guy is stylish and does the trick to keep you warm! The Outsider Jacket was my best friend a couple weekends back when I visited the chilly Bay Area at San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music Festival. You can find these jackets from Obey, and more, at any Active Ride Shop location.

The Outsider Jacket, available in brown and black leather
The Outsider Jacket, available in brown and black leather
Kiss Me Deadly Zip Up and The Echo Mountain Crew
Kiss Me Deadly Zip Up and The Echo Mountain Crew
The Jump Street Jacket
The Jump Street Jacket

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The STITCH: Outside Lands 2011

This year I was able to bask in all of San Francisco’s glory and attend Outside Lands Music Festival, held in Golden Gate Park. The festival was three days long, and had some great names on the lineup. My favorites were: Phantogram, The Shins, Best Coast, The Black Keys, Muse, Arcade Fire, and Beirut. I am a total San Franciscan at heart, and could not pass up this great line up in a beautiful city! You are surrounded by huge trees, lush green, and the crisp air of San Francisco. The festival also got artsy and created almost a “camping” theme in the tall forests that the beautiful Golden Gate Park has to offer. I snapped some photos of stuff that caught my eye, check it out!

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The STITCH: Turquoise Treasures

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My jewelry has become a part of my life, and a way I express myself everyday. My accessories have become collectables, and I now have a bundle of turquoise treasures. It is a hobby of mine to look for these jems, and find these diamonds in the rough. Everywhere I travel to I am on the hunt for everything from turquoise, to coral, to onyx, and above all antique silver. Flea markets, local antique shops, Morro Bay, and San Francisco are some of my favorite places to look. The thing I love about my jewelry is that it not only expresses my style, but is great to pair with my everyday clothing. Putting together tops and bottoms that I find in Active Ride Shop, from my favorite brands like: Insight, Matix Women, RVCA, and Obey add that extra flare that makes any girl feel unique and fun!! Hope this inspires you to create your own collection of keepsake pieces that will be with you for years to come.

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Bought And Sold in San Francisco

Bought & Sold in San Francisco is an Art Exhibition put together by our friend over at Vans, Mr. Russ Pope. It will be held at Needles and Pens in the lovely San Fransisco and features the works of Chris Johanson, Jay Howell, Russ Pope, Mike Myers and Chris Yormick.

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 5, 2011, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
*Show Runs till March 31st

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The Wallenberg Four

In anticipation of Thrasher’s “Back to the Berg” contest (5/30/09), let’s reminisce the history of the huge San Francisco 4-stair.

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Back in 1991, Mark Gonzales ollied Wallenberg in Blind’s Video Days. That’s 18 years ago for all you math wizards. The stairs became a staple in skate videos throughout the early-mid 90s, with most people opting to skate the set sideways and use the stairs as ledges.

Since then, a lot of big names have landed their signature tricks down it. Andrew Reynolds frontside flipped and backside flipped it, and Chris Cole 360 flipped it. In 2004, Thrasher held a contest called “High Noon at the Big Four” where lots of hammers went down, including Reynolds’ frontside flip.

Here’s a list of notable tricks done down Wallenberg:

  • Mark Gonzales – ollie (1991)
  • Diego Bucchieri – backside 180 ollie (1998)
  • Danny Gonzalez – kickflip melon (1999)
  • Frank Gerwer – kickflip (2002)
  • Tony Manfre – switch ollie (2002)
  • Tony Manfre – switch frontside 180 (2003)
  • Steve Nesser – pop shove-it (2004)
  • Darrell Stanton – switch backside 180 ollie (2004)
  • Andrew Reynolds – frontside 180 kickflip (2004)
  • Lindsey Robertson – heelflip (2004)
  • Chris Cole – 360 Flip (2005)
  • Jeremy Reeves – pop shove-it melon (2007)
  • Andrew Reynolds – backside 180 kickflip (2007
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Wallenberg map and info
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Which tricks do you want to see go down the Wallenberg four?