In case you didn’t know, there have been a lot of speculations and rumors involving the skate scene. Pro skater Windsor James just linked up with Krew as a new addition. Jani Laitiala is said to have a pro model being released from Selfish skateboards in a few months. Kellen James has been rumored to click up with Osiris as the newest affiliate to their pro team, its not on their website yet, but if you’re checking it pretty often it’ll be sure to confirm the rumor soon enough. When the time comes, check out his moves in their upcoming video. It’s also been rumored that Skater Jake Brown left Blind in exchange for being endorsed by SK8MAFIA.
Vox Footwear added Jordan Hoffart as well as Josh Hawkins to their crew of skaters. These two amazing riders have been added to the likes of Dave Bachinsky, Shawn Hale, & Cody McEntire to top off their up and coming summer tour being held in Europe this year. To conclude this coverage it has been said that Rob Gonzales, Adelmo Jr. & Rodrigo Peterson are not being represented on LRG’s team page, but its been rumored that the three are still associated to the brand.
Pedro Barros has done it again. He has defended his title as the winner of the Pro-tec Pool Party Pro crown. Along with the title and bragging rights, he snagged a purse of $28,000 at the Vans Off the Wall park located in Orange, Ca. The competition was a true dogfight including Bucky Lasek who returned to the madness after falling short of the competition last year due to a broken ankle. But Pedro battled a long and hard fought duel with Rune Glifberg to secure his crown.
The Masters division was named in conjunction with an all-star line up consisting of legends such as Lance Mountain and Steve Caballero. It turned out to be more a Bones reunion with alumni scattered all around the competition with the likes of Tony Hawk and others as well. Steve Caballero was the projected winner out of this division with a recent return from an injury to snatch First place and a purse of $14,000. Tony Hawk then took 2nd place while Lance Mountain took on 3rd along with Mike McGill taking on 4th. This competition marks the first time that these legends took place in the same competition since about the early nineties. Stacy Peralta and George Powell were on board as well to witness that anticipated event.
While you’re at it, check out some of the footage for yourself.
Yeah, the wait is almost over. Its okay, just be patient. X Games Real Street will be making its highly anticipated arrival come June 5th. Its going to be better than ever with a ridiculous line up of 16 of our best street skaters. Nyjah Huston, Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, Cory Kennedy, and Dan Murphy are listed in the lineup with an abundance of other legends in the making.
Each and every skater will have a chance to compete for $50,000 along with an X Games Gold medal. All they have to do is amaze us in a minute long video, and once the videos have been previewed there will be a group of judges to decide on who is worthy of this honor during the X Games premiere on Sunday July 1st.
But as previously stated before, all 16 videos of each skater will premiere on games.com/realstreet on the Fifth of June. There is going to be a a bracket styled tourney for all of the fan favorites making its way to the official X Games of Los Angeles. The fan favorite who receives the most votes will win a purse of Fifty Grand, along with the Gold Medal. Get Some.
Get acquainted with Brixton. They’re an embracement of culture, fashion, music, and a lifestyle of expression. Now if you’re already familiar with Brxtn, then you’re well aware of the bold styling and retro approach of their products, focusing mainly on their hats and jackets. But as summer nears, Brixton will have you covered for whatever the situation may be regarding beaches, summer nights, or surf sessions.
With an awesome line-up of board shorts and t-shirts alike, they’ll have you looking and staying cool at the same time. We all know how frustrating the sun can be, especially after getting used to the past seasons with layers of clothing. Well, times have changed and so should your wardrobe. Now is the time to stock up and take advantage of these offers, especially before they’re all gone.
Out with the old and in with the new, Huf just recently brought us the Spring 2012 Collection with the aid of the Spring Lookbook. They enlisted photographer Brian Kelley as well to direct the overall effect of the book. Just add Brian, Huf riders Emilio Cuilan and Tucker Phillips to the equation, and a masterpiece is what you’ll end up with.
The book was shot in the streets of New York for a clean yet raw feel of the brand’s appearance, and not only that, whats a better setting for Huf then Keith’s native land. The book traces back to its roots with the visual imagery of where Huf and its counterparts where conceived.
The collection is consistent as always and focuses on a wide variety of pieces consisting of hats, tees, and shoes as well. Huf keeps it simple with their combination of street and skate wear that ultimately keeps us satisfied with variation and style.
and while you’re at it, Check out the Huf Collection right here on our online store at Stix!
So for all the real skaters and admirers of skate alike, Skatematic recently came out with an app for your iPhone that enables you to watch tons of videos of your favorite skaters from Eric Koston to Paul Rodriguez. You can stay up to date with the latest news and events in the skate industry. Its about time we have a “Sports Center” for skating. Its about time to entertain the masses with gut wrenching wipeouts and off the wall tricks and stunts. Theres a wide range of skaters thats available for you to choose from, and not only that, but they feature videos from Thrasher Magazine, Slap Magazine, Crailtap, and many for your viewing pleasures.
The Skatematic App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch from Skatematic on Vimeo.
Keith Hufnagel is the culprit for the up and coming brand HUF. It has been taking the streets at will continue to do so nonetheless. Mr. Hufnagel grew up on the east coast in New York with skateboarding as his motive and purpose. As a result Keith packed up his stuff and made the move to San Francisco to chase his dream in skateboarding. While he was in San Francisco, he got tired of the brands out during the time and wanted a change. Thats when the master plan came into play and made the change himself. August 2002 was when he opened his first store as a shop to provide the surrounding areas with the most favored and sought-after brands out at the time. During his experience, he came to the conclusion of starting HUF. Which eventually swayed him to focus mainly on his brand itself. Huf then transformed into one of the fastest growing and identified street brands out right now. Keith has done an incredible job of tying the differences of street wear and skaters alike into one. HUF is now a worldwide brand and can be seen in retailers across the globe.
In case you guys didn’t know or weren’t aware of, Stix has switched their entire system and is running on an entirely new and efficient site that allows for way more accessibility than before. We now offer coupon discounts and an abundance of new products coming in weekly. Make sure you check it out and spread the word. As of now, we have received a few shipments from the hottest brands out right now including Acrylick and Huf. Do yourself a favor and be sure to get your hands on these limited products. They’re going fast so don’t miss out. While you’re there you might want to check out our awesome selection of sale and clearance items that are selling for incredibly low prices, no matter what your price range and budget is theres always something in store for you here at Stix.