Spike Jonze is often heralded as one of the greatest living film directors. Works like Being John Malkovich
have brought Spike critical acclaim in Hollywood. What you may not know, is that Spike is the co-founder of Girl Skateboards. His roots are in BMX (he was the main photographer on Freestylin
' magazine in the late 80s) and skateboarding (he directed Blind's Video Days, and more recently co-produced Fully-Flared
with Ty Evans) and he continues to… Continue
Added by Editor on February 27, 2009 at 4:00pm —
I just came across this interview on Interview Magazine's site with James Jebbia, who in 1994, started a skate shop which has evolved into one of todays most iconic streetwear brands: Supreme. With Skateboard decks featuring art from Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst, Supreme is no ordinary skate brand.
"When people think of skaters, they think of, like, the 12- or 13- or 14-year-old kid. But in New York, it was the 18-to-24-year-old hardcore kid who wasn’t wearing any skate stuff. They’d… Continue
Added by BFD Skate on February 27, 2009 at 10:00am —
The last few years have been a huge reality check for all of us involved in action sports. BMX rider Stephen Murray's career ending injury two years ago, and more recently FMX rider Jeremy Lusk's fatal crash bring the true danger of what we do every day.
2008 started out an amazing year for influential BMX rider Mike Aitken. A new son, a win in front of a hometown crowd at the Dew Tour in Salt Lake City (Aitken was given a wild-card for that event and went on to win), and an invite… Continue
Added by BFD BMX on February 26, 2009 at 6:57pm —
Pro Skateboarder Neal Hendrix has traveled the world many times over, and lately he's been documenting his journey's with a camera. The result is his first solo photo show at the renowned Tampa Pro.
Added by BFD Skate on February 26, 2009 at 7:54am —
Autumn Ramp Park in Joplin, Missouri
April 3 + 4, 2009
“The contest will be held in The Foundry, a concert hall connected to Autumn Ramp Park, with two amateur classes competing on Friday and the pro class competing on Saturday, followed by a party in The Foundry. We are encouraging flatland riders of all ages and skill levels from all around the world to register for flatland’s debut at JoMo Pro and be a part of history. Registration is now open online at… Continue
Added by BFD BMX on February 25, 2009 at 3:13pm —
Real Estate Developer John Parker, no-footed invert.
About a year ago I moved to Portland, OR from Central Pennsylvania, where I spent four years of my life for one reason: Woodward Camp. As a photographer shooting BMX, it doesn't get much better than having some of the best riders in the world around every day.
After four years in State College, the nearby city where myself, and most of the riders lived, I decided I… Continue
Added by Editor on February 22, 2009 at 8:00pm —
Forbes magazine recently listed its ten highest paid Action Sports Athletes. There are several notably missing from the list, though I wouldn't expect it to be accurate.
Accurate or not here is their list anyway:
1. Tony Hawk - $12 mil/year
2. Shaun White - $9 mil/year
3. Ryan Sheckler - $5 mil/year
4. Travis Pastrana - $3 mil/year
4. Kelly Slater - $3 mil/year
6. Laird Hamilton - $2.5 mil/year
7. Paul Rodriquez - $2 mil/year
8. Danny Kass - $1… Continue
Added by BFD on February 18, 2009 at 12:29pm —
custom longboards at customlongboards.net aslow as 39.00 blank decks.
20% off all artwork on boards and gear, we amake stencils,decals and banners for clubs too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Added by flipper clipper on February 17, 2009 at 3:30am —
ASA ACTION SPORTS WORLD TOUR DEBUTS AT MINNEAPOLIS’ TARGET CENTER
Tickets Go On Sale Saturday, February 21st
LOS ANGELES (February 13, 2009) – ASA Entertainment (ASA) is thrilled to announce that the ASA Action Sports World Tour, one of the industry’s oldest and most elite action sports circuits, will make its first ever stop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. On April 25th the ASA World Tour will debut at Target Center with a one-day competition featuring the… Continue
Added by BFD on February 15, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Due to the outpouring of love, affection, admiration and sentiment regarding Jeremy, please note that funeral services will be webcast simultaneously at:
Monday, February 16th, 2009 at 1:00 PM (PST).
Limited church capacity mandates that only family, friends and industry associates attend please.
Added by BFD FMX on February 15, 2009 at 12:08pm —
If it isn't already, Portland, Oregon is on its way to becoming America's official skate city. That's a good part of the reason I, and many other people have moved here. Any city with a "master skatepark plan" written into city ordinance is fine by me.
Passed by city council ordinance on August 3, 2005, the plan recommends 3 types of skateparks — 19 in total — 13 neighborhood skate spots, 5 district-wide skateparks, and one central city anchor park. Portland is well on it's way to… Continue
Added by BFD Skate on February 14, 2009 at 8:23pm —
Jeremy Lusk’s Funeral Services
Monday, February 16th, 2009 at 1:00 PM
At the Revival Christian Fellowship Church
29220 Scott Road • Menifee • CA • 92584
All are welcome.
Added by BFD FMX on February 11, 2009 at 11:10pm —
Web videos are changing everything. 25 years ago, new tricks would happen in Southern California, and then 3 months later the rest of the world would catch on to them via print magazines like BMX Action or Freestylin.' This lag kept progression to a slow, easy to catch on to pace, that "the rest of us" could follow.
In the last couple years the internet has boosted the rate of progression in BMX (and everything else for that matter) infinitely. New tricks are fired out, and they're… Continue
Added by BFD BMX on February 10, 2009 at 6:00pm —
The staff of ASA Entertainment would like to offer its heartfelt condolences and prayers to Jeremy Lusk’s wife, the Metal Mulisha, his mother and father, mother and father-in-law, and his friends. Jeremy was more than just one of the premier athletes in the sport and an integral part of our events; he was also our friend. Everyone who knew him or merely just met him was immediately drawn to his humble nature and sincere goodness. He touched everyone with the warmth of his… Continue
Added by BFD FMX on February 10, 2009 at 2:30pm —
From the Metal Mulish web site moments ago:
It is with great sadness that we report our beloved Jeremy Lusk passed away at approximately 11:03PM PST this evening due to complications from the crash sustained Saturday evening in Costa Rica. In his final moments Jeremy was surrounded by many loved ones, including his Mother and Father, Chuck and Gina Lusk, his wonderful wife Lauren, and many of his Mulisha Family.
Please keep Jeremy and his family in your thoughts and… Continue
Added by BFD FMX on February 10, 2009 at 12:25am —
Transworld Skateboarding have an excellent Rodney Mullen Feature up at the moment by Sean Mortimer, in which Rodney talks about his upbringing in Florida.
"California represented absolute freedom for me. I had very limited exposure to a lot of things because of how I grew up. [Rodney's dad was extremely strict.] Moving out to California wasn’t a goal—it was a dream. I was so stoked to come to California for contests that when I was there, I’d tape the radio station KROQ. When I… Continue
Added by BFD Skate on February 9, 2009 at 4:49pm —
An emergency fund to help defer the costs of Jeremy Lusk's medical care has already been established and is set up to take donations immediately.
Through the quick-moving efforts of the Athlete Recovery Fund, those interested in making a donation may do so by visiting www.athleterecoveryfund.com
and clicking on the “make a donation” button. All donations made through this website, starting TODAY, are earmarked directly for Jeremy… Continue
Added by BFD FMX on February 9, 2009 at 9:27am —
If you haven't already seen the news, FMX rider and Metal Mulisha member Jeremy Lusk was seriously injured competing in the X-Nights competition Saturday, February 7th. He under-rotated a superman seatgrab backflip, result in a front wheel landing and an horrific over the bars crash.
For an update on Jeremy's condition as it unfolds, check this blog:… Continue
Added by BFD FMX on February 8, 2009 at 2:30pm —
This 360 transfer was enormous. Bruce did it twice... flawlessly. Photo: Souney
I've heard kids joke to each other that "That guy won the X Games." A lot of times a stranger will have an interest in the crazy BMX action they're witnessing, try to get more insight, and the riders mock them with statements like "he won the X Games."
I guess it's a fun joke.
The other day, while shooting photos of Bruce Crisman, a… Continue
Added by BFD BMX on February 4, 2009 at 9:30pm —
We are excited to announce the addition of a new fun raising program for Athlete Recovery Fund. ARF now has its own little Expedia®! This is a full featured travel website private labeled with the ARF name and logo. Go check it out! You can find it at: www.ytbtravel.com/ARF
How it works: Every time travel is arranged through an online travel website, travel companies pay commissions for your reservation. When travel is booked on our new… Continue
Added by BFD BMX on February 4, 2009 at 8:00pm —