Shane O’Neill on Primitive

shane_oneill_promitive

It’s official. Shane O’Neill has just announced on his insta just now that he will be joining Primitive Skateboards alongside new partner Paul Rodriguez. O’Neill will become part owner in the brand as well as a pro.

“I now ride for and am part owner of Primitive, they also have let me hire my friends for filming, photos, edits and really anything they need. Paul Rodriguez is one of my best friends and it only made sense to make it happen. Either way we are stoked and it’s all about the skating not the politics, hope you enjoy the part Dec 1st on Thrasher”.

Skate Mental Spring 2013 catalogue

Those lazer-eyed cats that run Skate Mental have rolled out their Spring 2013 catalogue this weekend. Shane O’Neill, Dan Plunkett, John Motta, Brad Staba and Matt Beach all have new pro decks. A selection of one-off decks are also available alongside a new Evil Cat tee, tees featuring a Girl snogging a Dolphin, Wet T-shirts, stoned dinosaurs, Rainbow Uzi’s, beanies, caps, long socks, Fake Crap wax, Three in the Pink, One in the Stink Wheels and loads more.

There’s some of the new range featured here but find the full set on their site.

skatemental_shaneoneill

skatemental-DECKS

skatementaldolphintee

skatemental_wettee

skatementalsocks

skatemenal_stinkwheel

Off the Grid with Murawski and Motta

Remember that Off The Grid video feature with Eric Koston that was online in May?

This latest video feature has Blueprint’s Marty Murawski and Skate Mental’s John Motta on the dartboard. Watch THE best pool skating you have ever witnessed and much more. So much fun.

Line Check July 2011

UK skate shops are stacked with new decks, wheels, clothing, shoes, hats and more right now so here’s our monthly gathering of what we think are the best options throughout July. Explore below for a selection of products available from Skate Mental, Girl, Superdead, Heroin, Drawing Boards, Volcom, Foundation, Unabomber, Chocolate, Crayon, Toy Machine, Fourstar, Altamont, DVS, Lakai, Kr3w, éS and Emerica.

If you would like your product considered for inclusion in this zine, get in touch here.

Watch: Shane O’Neill video compilation

shane o'neillThere are skateboarders who rip and those who shred, there those who can make a statement and leave a legacy at a specific street spot or park and there are those who write history. Australian skater Shane O’Neill seems to be ticking all of those boxes so far and seems to push his technical ability to the very highest level.

This week a video compilation of footage was posted on his youtube channel featuring Shane skating from when he was 14 up to when he turned 20 including some unseen and unused footage filmed mainly by Chris Middlebrook.

Watch the good work of Melbourne’s finest here.

Line Check – Holiday 2010 1 of 2

Across the UK, skater owned shops are currently getting fresh packages from distributors dishing out the new products for the Holiday Season. Understandably, there’s lots of quality goods included in these packages and condensing our favourites into one Line Check didn’t seem as appealing to us as running two of them. So before you head out with the intention of blowing your Xmas savings, have a look at our selection of some top shelf products that are arriving in your local skate shop now.

Antiz have never been afraid to tell it like it is, so with the help of Ben The and Ludovic Gabriel they have produced the ‘Ass‘ Series. Just like everyone has an opinion, everyone has an ass; and the Antiz pro team are no exception to that rule.

Skate Mental have a huge range of decks available right now but those are our chosen six above, including O’Neill’s of-the-moment ‘Call Of Duty‘ deck and Matt Beach’s super rad Tre Flip model that provides Ewoks with the publicity they have always deserved.

Kill City are keeping things street in South Wales with their ‘Spray Paint‘ and ‘Marker‘ models. Note how good those sizes are; for those of you out there with pixie feet who haven’t made the jump up from 7.5″ here’s a good excuse to man up.

Tyler Bledsoe’s debut pro model for Alien Workshop is in shops now with a suitably trippy graphic to cause your own Mindfield to relapse. Crayon hooked up with the CSC mascot, ‘Boxman‘ and his model designed by the wonderful Philip Morgan is now available fresh from the press. Hype! are making a name for themselves with some superb web edits and quality decks to match and Karma hooks up with the insomniac Alex Maw who knocked up a couple of rad designs for their latest decks. We’re stoked on these.

Ace Trucks are starting to become a common name in UK stores so if you’re looking for something new to get your grind on with then try these out. They are selling fast having already made an impact on a competitive truck market in the US and are set to do the same here.

OJ Wheels have made a welcome comeback into the urethane spotlight this year and are our selected wheels alongside Andrew Pommier’s Tin Toy series for Momentum.

The winter warmers are in stock! Now, unless your skin is made of thinsulate material then you’ve probably noticed it’s absolutely bloody freezing outside; have a look at cozy jackets and shirts from Matix, Fourstar, Addict, Independent and Etnies right there above.

Ok, so we were so stoked on Beach’s 360 flipping Ewok that we had no choice but to include the matching tee in our t-shirt round up alongside other graphic gems from Girl and Hype! Uzi does it now…

Soletech may be reknowed for their innovative progress in shoe technology, but you shouldn’t think that less effort is put into their threads. éS and Emerica make some of the best clothes going and the cords and chinos you see above are nice, simple and ridiculously comfortable.

But if it is shoes you’re after because the ones your wearing are soaked through with melted snow then be sure to check out Habitat’s Footwear range. Like Soletech, they’ve got the talent and experience to dabble in more than just one area. We have a Habitat package to give away this month that includes a pair of their awesome shoes; click here to enter. And as per, DVS bring the goods with simple and effective designs in dope colourways. Port should be really considered more often.

Check back for more recommended products in the following weeks.