Why compromise style with functionality when you can have both? There’s a balance to be measured, and Markisa has it down to a tee. Trends are to be set or followed, and in this case Markisa sets them. Innovation and ingenuity are a couple of ideas this company is based upon.
As an example they started out with wallets, reason being is because a wallet is one of the items that you carry and use everyday. The idea of a wallet has lost its luster during the past years, but its the same item that carries your most valuable possessions of money, cards, and even contacts. Markisa recognized that and did something about it, & for starters they’ve brought back the importance of the little things that count.
Theres much more to this company than products, its the ideas that are behind them. They’re based upon the notion of originality, inventiveness as well as finesse, & you can see that through their merchandise. They combined the use of everyday items such as bags, accessories, and apparel with the style and edge we so desperately look for. Why settle for style while being uncomfortable, and why settle for comfort without good use for it? Those were a couple questions poised by this brand, and have since been answered with their first product.
Markisa was founded in 2009 by the likes of Paul Rodriguez, Nigel Alexander & Jason Wakuzawa through one mind and common cause. Style and functionality is the epitome of this brand, and those are the ideals that sets this brand apart from the others.
Mountain Dew proudly presented their Dew Tour Skate Street Competition in sunny San Francisco this past weekend. This event held a variety of skate pro’s including Paul Rodriguez, Felipe Gustavo, Milton Martinez, as well as Nyjah Huston. With those skaters being mentioned, you know the competition was a fierce and hard-fought battle.
If you’ve been paying attention to Nyjah Huston lately, then probably know of the power streak he’s been on with award acquisitions across the board. He’s been pocketing 1st place on a consistent basis with ease. His close to flawless style has rendered him the next Tony Hawk if you will says skate fans and admirers alike.
Now with that being said, Nyjah proved his worth with a bunch of tricks out of his sleeve, his technical genius landed him 1st place at the Dew Tour’s Skate Street event that was held in San Fran last Saturday.
The next couple of days Ryan Sheckler would do what he does best and lay down some gnarly tricks to earn him the winner of the Street Style event as well as hefty payout of 10 Grand. Also skater Zared Bassett pocketed a purse of 10 Grand as well for the Overall Style Award which was voted from every single skater that was in the competition from both of the events.
For all the avid skateboarding heads and fans alike, there’s a few updates and announcements for your vice. Pro skater Luan Oliveira was confirmed to be the next addition to the Nike Skateboarding family through a personal and broadcasted phone call from Paul Rodriguez himself. His technique and style serves a purpose of in this industry and his purpose served him well.
In regards to that matter, Luan Oliveira actually landed himself the winner of the 2nd Annual skateboarding competition better known as the Maloof Money Cup World Championship all the way down in Kimberly, South Africa. Luan not only proved his worth amongst Nike, but he has done so with the 1st prize purse of $100,000 for pocket money. Be on the lookout for many more stories to come with this guy.
In other news, the final results of the competition is below in due order.
In case you didn’t know, National Go Skate Day was on the 21st of June. Well, here at Stix we believe skating should be an every day thing. Nike SB seems to have the same frame of mind with the launch of their Skate Every Damn Day campaign. It’ll consist of a month long crusade that includes an incredible lineup of pro’s from the likes of Eric Koston, Sean Malto, Stefan Janowski, as well as Paul Rodriguez.
During this month long adventure, these stuntdevils are said to have individual interviews that’ll take each skater on a journey into their memory banks explaining different shred spots that lead them to where they are today. Once July 21st hits, the good people down at Nike will release an all new Nike SB commercial including the awesome Nike SB team showcasing their talent in China.
A picture is worth a thousand words. That one moment caught in time can convey and depict the many emotions and feelings that were once felt. Those childhood pictures can bring back memories as far as you can remember and those candid shots can expose your genuine self.
For Omar Hasaan, a quick look through his old photo book brings back those fond memories of him and his quest through the skateboarding industry. The pictures hold a sincere depth that channels him through the success and hardships of his career. The shots vary from his first quarter pipe all the way to Europe during his travels along with a list of reminiscent memories that made Omar what he is today.
Ever wondered what it feels like to shred with the pro’s? If you ever had the opportunity I’m sure it was a good one, or maybe not since they busted your chops at s.k.a.t.e. Well in this case, Vans and Pro-Tec gave us the option to have some kind of connection with these guys. They mic’d up some of our favorite skaters during a bowl session that gave us the feeling of being there.
Its pretty cool to hear Jesse Fritsch telling Tony Hawk and Bucky Lasek which tricks to do. It was a unique experience providing the different aspect of their use of audio. It has been a pleasure, and were definitely looking forward to the actual Pro-Tec pool party competition. Stay Tuned!
The competition is heating up and the line up has been minimized to a number of 8 competitors. Make your vote count and vote for your favorite skater. If you head to the Real Street site you can view minutes long clips of straight up matches like Bobby Worrest versus Aaron Jaws Homoki, or how about Collin Provost versus the likes of Chad Tim?
The list goes on as the excitement rises. Every single skater in this competition has a chance of pocketing 50 grand as well as the honor of accepting an X Games Gold medal. Be sure to vote if you haven’t already, the tallies for this round will conclude on the June 18th.
Just like we said before, the wait is almost over. X Games Real Street is here to take command once again for its 3rd year now. With an incredible line-up of 16 of the Globe’s top performing professional skaters. Every single skater has submitted a minute long video showcasing their talents for an opportunity of scoring $50,000 as well as an X Games Gold medal. Some exciting names coming out the bunch would be Nyjah Huston, Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, and Freddie Gal.
Once the clips air during the X Games showcase on ESPN2 on July 1st, a line up of judges will determine the Winner of the X Games medals. The purse of $50,000 will be awarded to the skater that gets the most votes in a tournament styled contest. Make your vote count and contribute to this exciting event. Vote here.
The Vans half cab is celebrating its 20th birthday this year, and as a way to celebrate the life of this icon was to release a limited edition signature label every month during the summer. Vans will commemorate and reflect on the history and success of this shoe. The designing of the labels will be a joint effort of four Half Cab artists including the one and only Steve Caballero himself.
The brands very first drop will showcase Morizen Foche commonly known as Mofo, a legend in the in skate industry. He’s also well known for his hand in starting Thrasher Magazine during the early 80′s. His actions led to the raw setting of the industry that evolved into the notorious brand that its known for today. Morizen took the infamous picture of Steve Caballero that became the origin of the label that appeared on Half Cabs over a period of 20 years.
The first step for a skater to be recognized can be a number of things. It all starts with dedication, commitment, and hard work. It could start with the first day you stepped on your board. The dedication aspect will tie into your development as a skater, whether it may be a few injuries or countless pairs of shoes to damage. In the end you reap what you sow, and if you think you have what it takes, then the opportunity is here for the taking.
Element along with the Berrics have been hosting a contest across the nation for an opportunity to prove yourself. Its not too late to compete in the finals, all you have to do is send in a one minute video of yourself at any skatepark showcasing your best tricks. The winner of the finals will not only take a completely paid trip, but they’ll be able to spend a day at the Berrics with the Element crew, along with the possibility to be sponsored by Element as well.