The Riot grrrls of Olympia, WA, Sleater-Kinney, have reunited after an 8 year hiatus. After multiple projects (Carrie Brownstein’s Portlandia show for one) they return in their full feminist form. Their second single, "Surface Envy", is the perfect blend of Corin Tucker’s powerful howl and Carrie’s trebly, distorted guitar. Click to hear it on our favorite cloud.
Its becoming more and more common to see athletes editing their own videos, and Mason Ho is no exception. In fact his skills behind the computer are only topped by his skills on the board. Watch Mason do his thing on and off the water in this prelude to his big upcoming video project.
Once in a while we hear about amazing causes around the world, and Beyond The Surface International is one of the raddest. This group of board riding advocates travel to lesser fortunate parts of the world and use surfing and skateboarding as a medium to motivate and educate young minds. The video below was filmed and directed by 3 brothers from Lobitos, Peru, and they even made the music. The next project for them and BTSI is to build a skatepark in Lobitos. Support this and other projects here: http://www.beyondthesurfaceinternational.org/
A new take on the Gullwing Sidewinder Trucks has them whipping and carving under the newest additions to the Sector 9 Mini Series. The Barra Soap and Skatepark are helping to translate a surf style turn onto pavement. The bottom line is... these boards are fun!
The Redbull Steep Crest quietly went off last week in San Francisco as a test event for future contests. We were hyped to have the Downhill Division's Louis Pilloni, Chance Gaul, and Ross Druckrey invited to compete. Watch from the eyes of Louis Pilloni as he claims 2nd place in the downhill race.
Washington, DC based group Congo Sanchez, has drawn their line in the sand with today's release of their first full length album titled 'Dealin' With This'. This album is anything but your average radio loop, as it takes you through turmoil, protest, love, and life on the road. Spanning from funky dance breaks to dark hip-hop beats, and back to lounge based sambas, this album takes you on a ride. 'Dealin' With This' is available today on Herb Records, buy it here.: http://herbrecords.bandcamp.com/
You've seen Gullwing Truck Co.'s 3-part video series, Keeping It Local, well now they've released the full length version for your viewing pleasure. Follow along on this Southern California roadtrip with Sector 9 team riders Micah Green, Daniel Luna, Tibs Parise, and Fabian Gutierrez.
No graham crackers and chocolate needed here. Just skewer the 61mm Marshmallows on to your favorite set of trucks and unleash their sugary goodness on the concrete world. The 78a durometer and pure white urethane give these wheels a smooth roll and slide as you melt them on the asphalt. Watch 12 year old ripper, Cole Trotta, toast his set out in the San Diego hill country.
The Downhill Division was recently in the Pacific Northwest for the 6th Annual Cathlamet Downhill Corral. Before the skateboard festival, the crew meet up with Daddies Board Shop at Mt. Tabor for a demo day of the new Sector 9 lineup. Team riders A.J. Haiby, Chance Gaul, Jake Wilkinson, Georgia Bontorin, Harrison DePass, Louis Pilloni, and Tibs Parise grabbed a variety of setups and rallied the closed road with the locals.