The early 90s signified the biggest change skateboarding has ever gone through and became the defining principle of what it meant to skateboard. Since then, the pros of the early 90s have managed to rule over skateboarding since they turned it into what it is today. In the early 2000s a few new faces had emerged but still, the ruling pros, the ones who became the owners of companies, the people who say how things are, the people who say who is going to be what, the now establishment, are still those young guys who turned skateboarding on its head over 20 years ago. The chokehold my generation has had for all this time, however, is now slowly starting to loosen its grip on the throat of all those people who dream of coming up and taking their places. It's happening, the new faces are emerging more than the old ones are sticking around. It's an exciting time, some may be bittersweet, but the clock cannot be stopped from ticking. Our hope is that our Recruits someday, maybe 20 years from now, face the same challenges every generation faces with the influx of new faces and talent who do things we only dreamed of. -- sb
Stereo was founded in 1992 by longtime friends Jason Lee and Chris Pastras. By adopting the creative aesthetic of Jazz culture with it's early ads and videos, Stereo truly stood apart, and helped usher in a whole new wave of influences for skateboarding videos, ads, and graphics. Now with 2 decades of heritage, Stereo continues to be an influential brand. More on Stereo at stereosoundagency.com.
BUSTCREW FEATURING GILBERT CROCKETT & FRIENDS
VA to CA, VX to iPhone
"Bust Crew" follows Gilbert Crockett and his hometown crew around Richmond, Virginia. And yes, the skating is just as good as you'd expect.
So much good skating gets posted everyday on Insta. Some clips are so insanely good that a few years ago, they could've been legitimate video part enders. But the nature of Instagram is to be of the moment—to be instant. As a result, these clips get forever lost in the black hole of Insta's infinite scroll. "Liked" once and forgotten. Double Tapped is our way of slowing down the ever-growing feed to reflect. These are the clips that stood the test of time over the past 7 days and deserve a rewatch. Tag @berrics and hashtag #BerricsDoubleTapped on your Instavids for a chance to get in next week's Double Tapped.
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History: a continuous, typically chronological, record of important or public events or of a particular trend or institution
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The late and great Shane Cross would have turned 28 today. It's been nearly a decade since we lost him, but he left one of the biggest impacts on skating, ever. Shane's this one's for you. Celebrate the life of Shane Cross by rewatching his flawless dedication part in Volcom's Let's Live video. Watch the whole video here.
"Vagrant Skateboards is a San Diego based independent skater owned and operated company. We have been flying under the radar since 2011. The team has evolved over the last 3 years. Current lineup is Portland's Frank Shaw, San Pedro loc, Rick Fabro, O-side legend, Danny Scher, Idaho transplant, Shea Cooper, and Colorado native, Justin Greer. These Vagrants plan to stay true to core skateboarding, put out rad graphics and make raw skate videos that are not over produced." More on Vagrant at vagrantskates.com.
MATIX ONLINE WAREHOUSE SALE
Last Day For Deals!
Get in quick. Today is the last day of Matix's online warehouse sale. Deals on Denim, Tees, Button Ups, Shorts, Board Shorts, Pants and Headwear & free shipping on all orders over $100.
Jake Hayes joins Team Hand-Some in this gripping sequel.
For Throwback Thursday, we present Mikey and MikeMo's first "Indy" film. Since movies are notoriously difficult to finance, they just used the five-finger discount.
Legendary skate and music photographer Glen E. Friedman sits down with old friend, Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat, Fugazi, and Dischord Records fame, to discuss some of the photos in Glen's forthcoming book, MY RULES.