So here it is for 24 hrs only, Torey Pudwill‘s True part in full. The ender from the new Plan B video that has an amazing mix of technical and balls out skating. Lengthy grinds, tail slides, bluntslides, lipslides and so much more, all met with various tech endings alongside a whole lot more. There’s too much to take in on first viewing. Incredible skateboarding with a respectful cameo to his friend and lost legend, Lewis Marnell (RIP).
The full film is on iTunes if you want to download it, but not for free, it’s £7.64 ($11.99).
Last night, the new Plan B video ‘True’ was finally premiered in Los Angeles to a packed out Ricardo Montalbán Theatre in Hollywood. From overall observations online it’s said to be amazing, “taken skateboarding to the next level” and has delivered a “face melter”.
If you were wondering if Sheckler took ‘that’ backside flip down the famous steps of El Toro then you will probably have to wait for the bonus section on the deluxe – that’s if they were holding it back of course. The team did introduced Chris Joslin though as their newest addition on the night. He’s said to have dropped an absolutely killer part that includes a massive tre flip down the UC Davis gap. You know the one, think Andrew Reynolds’ kickflip in Stay Gold.
Whilst we await a UK premiere and the official DVD or iTunes release, scroll down to watch some Danny Way footage shot on Bob’s megaramp filmed by Kurt Hayashi that he shared over the weekend ahead of the premiere. No helmet required…
In an age where mainstream brands outside of skateboarding have come in and flexed muscles with large wads of cash with no scene history whatsoever, you have to admire the loyalty that Ryan Sheckler has shown to etnies. Fifteen years has gone by since he joined the brand and he is still one of the most consistent performers on a skateboard out there.
That loyalty is a rare sight in this corporately challenged landscape, especially in a recession, but I guess when you are dealing with a company that is 25 years young, and run by skaters who get out of bed for the right reasons everyday, it’s worth pledging your allegiance for. Take note.
So here it is, UK skate videographer Mike Manzoori and etnies have rolled out a tribute video looking back at those 15 years of service with Oliver Barton, Ricki Bedenbaugh, Atiba Jefferson, Manzoori himself and Arto Saari. Enjoy.
A pair of these Etnies Marana’s were sent to our office in January. No note, no info, not even a follow up to this very day, they just arrived awaiting to be skated, sat in a box on their own, looking shiny, Black and brand new.
I’ll get straight to the point with these. As soon as they are on your feet they feel strong all round. You feel protected. It’s definitely due to the combination of various materials used to build this shoe and put to the test, the Marana stands up and delivers a multitude of positivity. The protection simply brings confidence which is not a feeling derived from the many skate shoes made today that are actually designed for the mainstream. These are built for skateboarding and come with a tough shell to cope with that in mind.
The padded tongue stays straight and doesn’t droop to the sides and overall the shoe doesn’t seem to wilt like some others after a few skates. It helps also that these are made by one of the only remaining skater owned shoe companies left. The Marana’s are worth your investment and retail at about £60. Out now.
This new 16 minute ‘Perspective‘ documentary from Redbull features interviews with Ryan Sheckler, Torey Pudwill, Ryan Decenzo and Zered Bassett discussing their roots and outlook on skateboarding from California, New York, and Vancouver. Watch them skate a waterpark, warehouse, ditch and more in this new bungy assisted production.
Plan B‘s Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Sheckler, PJ Ladd, Torey Pudwill, Pat Duffy, Colin McKay, and Danny Way headed to Hawaii to celebrate T&C’s 40th anniversary. For those that don’t know, back in the 80’s Town and Country where one of skateboarding’s most influential clothing brands. Watch all the action from the trip here.