Mother Collective RIP as Quasi Skateboards is born

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The guys at Mother Collective ran into some legal nightmares only a few months after launching their new skate company and were served up a cease and desist letter. Like any name thesedays, it’s tough to find one that isn’t owned by someone else, even if it’s not for the same goods, but it looks like they’ve nailed the issue head on.

You can imagine the amount of stress this would have caused but they have fought it and re-launched this week under a new name, so welcome Quasi Skateboards and their new first run of decks that look incredible.

Nothing has changed other than the name so look out for these colourful gems in your local skate shop.

Blue balls 8.375″ X 32.25″.

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8″ X 32.125″ & 8.25″.

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Bledsoe – ‘Shaman’ One 8.125″.

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Gilbert Crockett – ‘Quilt’ 8.25″ & 8.5″.

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’72 [ whitewash ] 8.5″ X 33″.

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‘Proto One’ 8.25″ X 32.125″. Comes with a free custom mini-sharpie.

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Heroin Skateboards Dark Judges 2000 AD series

Get a preview of the rad new Heroin Skateboards deck series that will be heading to the UK in May from across the pond. The Dark Judges series sees Fos’ dream of a collab with 2000 AD come to life after growing up reading their comics since he was 12 years old.

Order them now from your local skater owned shop.

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Isle Skateboards is launched

Paul Shier and Nick Jensen’s new skateboard company has been revealed as Isle Skateboards today. Chris Jones is their 6th and final rider alongside previously announced team riders Sylvain Tognelli (who is pro), Jon Nguyen and Tom Knox.

In an interview today Nick Jensen explains the meaning of the name Isle: “We are thinking of it in terms of an independent piece of land that is related to a larger part. In the way that each skater has their own uniqueness that relates to the team as a whole…”

Download their Spring/Summer 2013 lookbook here and take in what’s in your local skate shop this Spring.

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Flip x Jon Contino Collab

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Flip Skateboards rolled out a sick new deck series this morning featuring the artwork of New York graphic artist/illustrator Jon Contino. Watch this video and have a closer look at how his sterling work has graced the decks of their pro team with art direction from Jeremy Fox.

Flip x Jon Contino Collab from FLIP SKATEBOARDS on Vimeo.

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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.

Palmer and Moss pro for Death Skateboards

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Death Skateboards kick off 2013 in fine style following the release of their epic ‘Ordinary Madness‘ DVD a few weeks ago. The team welcome two new pro’s to their ranks today. Dean Palmer and Adam Moss, will now have their names on infamous Death wood after some serious dedication to the brand. The Dean Palmer ‘Death dome’ model has been released first with art by Alastair Mooney and a new edit from Down Under that you can watch in this page. Look out for the release of Moss’ deck soon.

Richie Jackson has a new Stoned graphic pro model out this month as an 8.125″, and Patrick Melcher’s new Bottle deck will hit your local skate shop in 8.25″. Both decks have graphics by AyeJay. There’s a brand new Ordinary Madness swirl deck (graphic by JayBone) also winging it’s way into stores in 8.25″ size. Start 2013 with a new rig and get yours ordered today.

Benny Fairfax discusses new Stereo Shutter series

bennyfairfaxStereo have a new deck series out there this month featuring pro decks from Stereo pro’s Benny Fairfax, Raymond Molinar, Ben Gore and Jack Sabback. The Shutter Series is made up of film and Polaroids from personal collections so press play to hear Benny Fairfax take you through his choices for what photos made the cut from his travels.