Skateboarding News

Bake and Destroy video premiere starts riots in LA

The Baker Skateboards video premiere of Bake and Destroy was the talk of the town this weekend after skaters allegedly started riots in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Reporter and other news sources have run stories on the event where a few hundred skaters were said to have rampaged outside the Vine Theatre in Hollywood after too many turned up to get in. Allegedly bottles and rocks were thrown at Police who were on full scale alert with tear gas and shooters.

UK skater Alex Moul was there: “It was so gnarly it started a riot and that’s not a joke, Hollywood blvd shut down and locked in for our own protection as police were firing rubber bullets and letting off tear gas.”

Deathwish Skateboards pro Erik Ellington was one of hundreds inside the theatre when all hell broke loose outside and told ESPN:

“When I was watching the video I was midway through the theater and I heard from somebody that there was a riot going on out front and it’s crazy when you find something like that out when you really can’t do anything about it. If they shut the video off, there would be a riot on the inside.”

Skateboarding News

LRG welcome Andrew Langi in style

How’s this for a welcome video? Andrew Langi get’s cut out and becomes animated in a workshop in one of LRG’s sick stop-motion clips.

The clip is below. METAL.

Skateboarding Product Reviews

Altamont – Reynolds Alameda Denim

It’s no secret that Altamont is a skateboard thread with a difference. They have diversity in their lines and produce cloth of the highest standards. When being treated with the honour of giving their product the wear and tear test on this occasion, I got hold of some Alameda denim’s and a T-Shirt collab between Altamont and the coolest cartoonist to ever grace paper with pencil, Ralph Steadman.

If you are yet to set legs in a pair of Altamont denim then I can simply say you are missing out on a revolution in skate apparel. These 98% cotton / 2% spandex five-pocket Kurabo denims were designed purposely for skateboarding with style. The abraised denim itself is rather heavy and very soft with superior craftsmanship in finish. Andrew Reynold’s designed these himself and even though they are quite skinny – let us not forgot the legs belonging to the man who is designing these jeans here – they fit comfortably and work a treat both on and off the board. Go get some.


Click here to view the tee collab.