Cliché Gypsy Life Book/DVD

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If you have already seen this on iTunes then you will know it’s a keeper. Cliché’s ongoing Gypsy Life missions will never get old as their team grows worlwide laying down some of the best skateboarding out there and this is arguably their best production to date.

The full team are set a roadtrip to task with small PD’s and goals to see who can last the entire journey. Its far more entertaining than a straight up skate video with incredible skating from the UKs ‪Kyron Davis‬, Max Geronzi‬, Paul Hart, guest skater Chet Childress and many more, but we ain’t spoiling it. Go find this in your local skate shop and see for yourself, you may end up on the road this summer as a result, as this book that comes packed with photos shot from the trip and full DVD is one you should cherish.

Watch Heroin Skateboards new ‘Video Nasty’ trailer!

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Wake up to the news that Heroin Skateboards have released an explosive trailer for their next full video titled VIDEO NASTY. The team has been shooting footage ready for a June 2013 release so hit that play button for Chet Childress, Gou Miyagi, Daniel Shimizu, Chopper, Fos, Rogie, Tom Day, Casper Brooker, Craig Questions, Stephen Malet, and Deer Man of Dark Woods.

How hyped?!

New Heroin deck series for Spring 2013

Heroin Skateboards have unleashed their Spring 2013 deck series today and they looking amazing as ever. Chet Childress flicks the knife in 8.25″, Fos is dressed as an ice-cream in 8.125″, Chopper’s Beer Slave creature comes in 8″ and Gou Miyagi’s swirling head deck is made as an 8.25″ width. Dan Shimizu’s Daruma plank is an 8″, Deer Man of Dark Woods is the largest in 8.5″ and the all new Bruiser board is made as an 8.38″ and looks dope.

Check these and more at the new Heroin Facebook page and look out for them in your local skate shop this month.

Eastenders and Chet Childress collab for Heroin

Since the news broke of Chet Childress joining Heroin Skateboards, Fos and co have allegedly been busy planning the next move to launch his pro deck into the UK’s skater owned shops from Los Angeles. Due to a cunning ploy and some hook ups in the TV world, Childress’ ‘bad-ass’ skating is said to have inspired writers at the BBC to bring back Ian Beale as Luda Crooks in the next wave of exhilarating shows from Walford scheduled for BBC1.

Talking in a recent interview of how this happened Chet said:

“I don’t know, it just did. Shimizu kind of said something to me. I didn’t know what I was doing. I talked to Fos (owner of Heroin) and it just seemed like a real cool thing. The board should be out soon and I’m going to be filming a video part, which I’m psyched about doing again and again and again. The main thing about this is that I’m re-stoked. I spent a couple months not really bummed on skateboarding but not really that motivated. I was skating, I love skating but I didn’t care about any of the other stuff and this got me fired up to do a couple more things before I disappear into this dumb world.”

This is the first official shot of the all-new Heroin fueled Childress on Albert Square. Dressed and ready to roll out a party air off the curb on the way to the cafe for a bacon sandwich. Look out for his introduction on the show tonight at 7.45pm.

Chet Childress is pro for Heroin Skateboards

It’s official. Heroin Skateboards has yet another new pro rider today and it’s Luda Crooks! Fos has been working his magic in California and has snapped up the king of all party airs today.

Talking to ESPN on how this happened, Chet Childress says: “I don’t know, it just did. Shimizu kind of said something to me. I didn’t know what I was doing. I got offers to ride for some random stuff and then I talked to Fos (owner of Heroin) and it just seemed like a real cool thing — and I dig Fos’ art. The board should be out soon and I’m going to be filming a video part, which I’m psyched about doing again and again and again. The main thing about this is that I’m re-stoked. I spent a couple months not really bummed on skateboarding but not really that motivated. I was skating, I love skating but I didn’t care about any of the other stuff and this got me fired up to do a couple more things before I disappear into this dumb world.”

Heroin welcomed Danny Shimizu last month. As Burnley’s finest moves forward across the pond, who do you think could be next to join the ranks?

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Nike SB Chronicles video series launches December 3rd

Nike SB are about to end their year by unleashing the first of three ” SB Chronicles” featuring footage of team riders skating various locations around the world. Shot entirely in HD, “The SB Chronicles, Vol.1″ will premiere online December 3rd and was filmed in the streets and parks of Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Dubai, and the United States.

Like the Nike Skateboarding Facebook page to RSVP for the “The SB Chronicles, Vol. 1” interactive premiere and for updates leading up to the premiere.

Watch the Nike Pool video edit

On May 25th 2011 we all headed over East to Dagenham for a private skate session organised by Nike at The Pool, a local swimming pool that had been redesigned for a cracking BMX comp.

Here’s Alan Christensen’s footage from that secret session with skating from Andy Scott, Chet Childress, Aaron Sweeney, Lee Blackwell, Ben Nordberg, Mike Wright, Neil Smith, Carl Wilson and Sam Pulley. Click here for the write up and photos from Brendan Ryall.

Secret Skate Session at The Pool

Last night (25th May), a select few skaters were invited to skate The Pool, Nike’s latest impressive press stunt that took over a swimming pool in Dagenham and turned it into a fun palace. Brendan Ryall and the boys went down there to enjoy a secret session and came back with some footage and a few photos.

Let’s start this short insight into The Pool by saying that this place is GIGANTIC. The transitions are all monsters. Look at the size of the extension compared to the guys on the platform to work out that we are talking up to 13ft or more from the bottom! This particular part of the park was sessioned a lot. Knowing everyone had only 3 hours to skate this place meant that figuring out the transitions and lines was hard. The session was a tad frustrating for some as a lot of individual tricks were being performed on individual areas rather than free-flowing sessions. When those runs were go they were amazing but not all who dared had it in them to get round the park, mainly because of others dropping in to take tricks home. It was carnage.

Joe Habgood spent the whole night trying to ollie up the roll in slide thing which is massive, and he made it at the end. Ben Nordberg was on fire as you would expect. Andy Scott was making it look like a mini ramp and all the vert/transition guys were grinning all night. We also saw some gnarly slams due to how slippy it was in there. The surface of the wood seemed to be fine for wheels but as soon as you ran out of tricks it was an ice rink which made skating this even more fun.

Special guest Lance Mountain hurt himself at the protec pool party this weekend, so he was a no show unfortunately. But Chet Childress made the flight and was there charging through the Pool like a caveman pulling the fastest blunt back disasters on the extension amongst much more. In my opinion, the transitions are a bit too long for skateboards. Everything was oversized due to the swimming pool mainly being custom built for BMX’s but there was a fun mini ramp built in there so the tech ninjas were loving those long tranny’s and some good shit went down.

Overall Nike put on a good night out with plenty pizza and drinks to keep everyone fueled and charged so thanks for the hospitality. Have a peep at some phone footage of Habgood’s make here from Paul Carroll.