Now, this is what I’m talkin’ bout! Finally, someone has made an all-in-one carry-all 360 system. I travel so much. Depending on how long & where I’m going, sometimes I will drag my system along with me. The problem with just having the Xbox 360 with you is you are then subject to whatever crappy, old, 1987, made-of-wood television the hotel has to offer. Never mind finding those hdmi hook-ups, you’re lucky if you can get at the actual place to attach the 360 to the damn tv! This is the ultimate solution. Apparently from what I’ve heard at E3, the booth for this system was going off. It’s not available yet, but they are trying for holidays. Mind you, the new, slim 360 wasn’t even out when they made the first units. It will be even lighter!
If you’re going to hang your nice board for everyone to see, why not hang it with style. These bamboo racks have little stylized details – like the surfer getting shacked. You know what they say…it’s all in the details.
I just got one of these Chemistry Disk boards. It’s so fun. I have made the little dribble waves we have had this summer very entertaining. It wiggles all over the waves and turns looser than Lindsy Lohan at a wine tasting. I got the board shaped with a kind of narrow squash for a little more hold on cutbacks & bottom turns. I find my combo is serving me well. You can also get the Disk as a 5 fin set up and ride it as a quad or a twinny. Get one & get your caboose loose.
I have a couple Andy Jenkin’s pieces hanging in my home. One, is a painting of Ron Whaley pushing. The other, is an abstract frontside air. I love them. At one point, Andy actually dropped me a line saying because I purchased the Ron Whaley painting at a skate art show, it inspired him to paint more. Money can do that. Go check the prints on his site. They look amazing framed & Andy is one of the most iconic skate artists there is.
It was really only a matter of time – Spitfire & Dickies team up to make the blue-collar skate special. To me, Nor-Cal style is Spitfires, Dickies, Vans, Thrasher hat & hills in the Bay Area. The O.G. Fast and Furious, way before it was about Japanese imports and mega douche actors.
Jeff Soto’s work is spectacular. I have always really liked what he put to canvas. Arbor snatched up the collab opportunity & put out a cruiser deck with his work. Ride it or hang it…you can’t really go wrong.
So my friend JJ Thomas has started a “thing”. By “thing” I mean a little jam doing t-shirts, stickers & iPhone cases, so far. I’m sure it will blow up. And, Yea.Nice will make underwear & socks at some point – that’s when you know it’s gone big time. Anyhow, they have some pretty creative peeps behind the brand. JJ is one of my good friends, so of course I’m gonna blow his “thing” up. Did that sound weird?
Well, that was smart! Having the Chief’s ( Jamie Thomas ) two brands come together and make one hell of a shoe. Over the years in skateboarding, I really think there has been one shoe that has been the basis for 80% of the skate shoes on the market. Being Sal Barbier’s OG shoe, back in like 96. I think that’s why I like these Fallen shoes so much. They really remind me of those Sal 23′s.
The Gonz & Brixton have come together to create a special, limited-edition hat. Mark Gonzales’ company, Krooked, has always been at the forefront of cool. They did guest models before that was even hip. Basically, anything the Gonz touches, people want to own. Well…I don’t know if his actual fingers touched this Brixton hat…but, people are snatching them up like he wore every single one personally.
Ever been thrown in a pool at a party with your phone in your pocket? Someone spills water at the breakfast table and your phone auditions to become a sham wow? Watched your brand new 64 gig iPod plop into a Japanese toilet? (that one was me) Up until now, you might as well have written those electronics off as pretty paperweights. Thank Christ in Heaven someone came up with a solution for drying out a cell phone other than a towel & blowing on it. You know those little moisture-eating packs in foods you thought were some kind of flavor packet? Well think that…but on a much more concentrated scale. You leave your soggy item in the bag for a couple days & the moisture is sucked out. More likely than not, once your electronic is completely dry your item will work again. It works like magic. Just like magnets! Big note here though peeps – DO NOT turn your item on if it goes swimming. If it goes into some water, leave it, put it in the bag, wait till it’s moisture free, then attempt a power on. Much less chance of frying the thing! The bag also works for fogged lenses on cameras. It does not work on – livers, wet blanket attitudes or pets.