Flip pizza party at Lance Mountain’s Pool

The Skateboard Mag traveled to Lance Mountain‘s home to film the Flip team at a Pizza party.

Arto Saari, Louie Lopez, David Gonzales all get stuck in and Greyson Fletcher smashes it on a Banana board.

Flip Skateboards to visit Hemel’s XC skatepark in July

flip_logoThe Flip Skateboards team will visit the UK in July for an evening session at Hemel Hempstead’s XC park on Thursday July 12th.

The date is set in stone and the rider list could possibly include David Gonzalez, Luan Oliveira, Arto Saari, Tom Penny, Lance Mountain, Louie Lopez, Curren Caples, Ben Nordberg, Greyson Fletcher, Geoff Rowley and Rune Glifberg.

This list of visiting pro’s will be confirmed nearer the time but get this date in your dairy and get your tickets sorted from the skate park. the session will start at 7pm.

Watch Ben Nordberg’s brand new full section for Flip released last week in advance of this visit and get hyped.

Bones Brigade An Autobiography film to premiere

The magic box of skateboard history will be opened once again this month as Stacy Peralta’s new documentary on The Bones Brigade is set to premiere at the Sundance Festival on the 21st January in the US.

Bones Brigade: An Autobiography features archival footage and moving first-person accounts from Brigade members Steve Caballero, Tommy Guerrero, Tony Hawk, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain, and Rodney Mullen, among many others.

The film documents the phenomenal scene that the team inspired at the time with their amazing skateboarding and goofy characters. Whether you are young or older, this will be a documentary that is a must see if you are a skateboarder. Tony Hawk talked to us briefly about the film in this recent video interview that you can view below, look out for the inevitable European screening announcements soon.

Pool sesh at Arto’s with Lance, Hosoi, Nordberg and more

If you have not seen Arto Saari‘s backyard pool yet, here’s the best chance to see how it was put together.

Watch a quick timeline of the build and an amazing session featuring Lance Mountain, Christian Hosoi, Ben Nordberg, Dylan Rieder, Dominik Dietrich, Steve Caballero and more.

Tony Hawk discusses Bones Brigade documentary

tony_hawkTony Hawk has lost a tooth skating a vert ramp in Florida after colliding with long time friend and Birdhouse buddy Kevin Staab. The Birdhouse tour has been rolling across America with demos in various parks, including Tampa’s indoor park.

Watch the footage from that demo below and view our Tony Hawk video interview that covers the forthcoming Bones Brigade documentary that is being filmed right now plus much more.

Tony Hawk interview

tony_hawkTony Hawk is still the busiest and most dedicated skateboarder on the planet, and proved exactly that when he stopped overnight in London last month to inspire kids to support the Laureus project. This foundation uses the power of sport to help tackle pressing social challenges through a worldwide programme of sports related community development initiatives so we popped down to East London to see him box with the locals and discuss the past, present and future.

This video interview covers the Sport For Good Foundation, reminiscing the 1988 Bones Brigade Tour of Europe at the Latimer Road vert demo and skating the legendary Livingstone Skatepark in Scotland. We also ask Tony about how the Megaramp is making an impact across the planet, the rise of ams on the up, the growing popularity of indoor training facilities in the US, plus an insight into the forthcoming Bones Brigade documentary that is being put together right now by Stacy Peralta.

Click play for the full interview by Matthew Bromley and big thanks to Laureus for the invite and photos. Visit the Quiksilver UK site here.

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.

Material World interview with Arto Saari

artosaariFinnish pro rider Arto Saari lets you into to his amazing house in this CCS documentary video that was released yesterday. His top 5 material objects are revealed including some awesome footage of himself and Lance Mountain shredding his most cherished pool.

Watch the video to discover what other 4 material possessions that are on Arto’s list.