Classic skateboarding news clips from local San Diego stations – circa 1998
Archive for December, 2010
The New Zealand tour is rolling though new cities everyday hitting up hills, skateparks, and shops leaving the 9 ball stamp everywhere we can while documenting it all (Oz and NZ videos/pictures). The skate community is strong, loyal, and rapidly growing in NZ. On the first day I was rolling through town I randomly ran into a ripping pack of 10 grom skaters hitting up their local spot. They were overly ecstatic to get some stickers. We having been sessions everyday with the local groups and attending their events. In Wellington, the locals throw a race and 30 of us battled it out on a gnar hill while the rest watch (I got 1st). We are currently on the south island about to be the first skaters to bomb the luge track. The tour is getting coverage in many different areas and we are scheduled to have a segment on the Breakfast Show (biggest morning show in Nz). New Zealand, like Oz, has a very strong surf/skate lifestyle to the country. In comparison to Oz it is just younger and less developed. Almost all of the local skaters buy their stuff though international online vendors to cater to there needs. Every place we stop the skaters are overly stoked just to get a sticker and join in on the session. Loading up the bus now to hit new hills. Thanks for holding it down back home guys!!!