Converse CONS Project: Toronto hosted accomplished Zine Maker and Publisher, Brian
Paul Lamotte, Nick Sethi and Converse CONS Skate Ambassador, Eli Reed to lead latest
interactive workshop “Zine Making & Printing” in Toronto.
This instalment CONS Project: Toronto, a series of free community projects designed
to inspire the next generation of creative spirits through interactive skate, art
and music workshops, was the fourth of five in the ongoing workshop series slated to
hit the city over the new year.
Sixty-three aspiring designers, publishers, and creators participated in the “Zine
Making & Printing” workshop that provided a brief lesson in skate-zine history and
culture and taught participants the various... [Voir la suite]
I had watched most of the contest live from a phone recording, no editing and no different angles. Since the contest went down, I have been waiting for the coverage to appear on the internet. Outlets like Thrasher Magazine and Transworld Skateboarding rarely ever post contests let alone a girl’s contest. They can do whatever they want.
Over the years I have sessioned with most of the girls in these different categories. They almost always make me look like a big chicken during those sessions. Even though my skating did not shine during these session, I usually had an amazing time. Actually, since I have a pear shape to my body (like a woman), I should spend more time watch girls skateboard to figure how they get... [Voir la suite]
People keep on telling me that mellow, short, non challenging obstacles are required for (private) skateparks. Apparently little kids (and beginners) can not skate anything that passes 45 degrees of vertical (meaning mellow). They also can not skate anything taller than 7 feet tall, or is that 6 feet, or maybe 5 feet? What am I saying? 4 feet the limit. Maybe it should be 1 foot? Or maybe skaters should get a license that defines their abilities and they should only be able to skateboard on obstacles that are classified under their abilities like how snowboarding on ski hills was in the mid 80’s? If a skatepark obstacle has the possibility of being challenging it should not be included within a private skatepark is the... [Voir la suite]
As Converse CONS rings in the new year with the fourth installment of CONS Project –
a series of free community projects designed to inspire the next generation of
creative spirits through interactive skate and art workshops with renowned legends
and up-and-coming superstars - registration is now open for “Zine Making & Printing”
in key cities throughout North America including New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and
Toronto today at http://consproject.com<http://consproject.com/>.
Geared towards aspiring designers, publishers, and creators between the ages of
13-24, “Zine Making & Printing" will provide a brief lesson in skate-zine history
and culture, as well as teach participants the various... [Voir la suite]
CONVERSE CONS DEBUTS THIRD
KENNY ANDERSON KA3 SIGNATURE SNEAKER
The new Converse CONS KA3 sneaker delivers the perfect balance
of skate performance and style
The Converse CONS KA3 was designed to not only meet the performance demands of skateboarders, but also for the lifestyle consumer looking for an essential sneaker to wear on their daily journey.
The Converse CONS KA3 stays true to the CONS skateboarding heritage with a classic skateboarding silhouette, and also integrates functional features like CONS traction rubber for optimal board grip, a drop-in Lunarlon sockliner for cushioning, and a vulcanized last for superior board feel. The perforated memory foam collar forms to the foot and... [Voir la suite]
Suite au succès du projet pilote pour légaliser le skateboard au Peace Park, le maire de Montréal, Denis Coderre, vient de rendre le skateboard légal au Peace Park!
Pour célébrer cet événement, il y a un gros party au TRH bar ce mercredi, 17 décembre.
Clic l’image pour les détails.
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Last year when I traveled to Los Angeles out of the blue for the US Thanksgiving, I just happened to be there for the first ever Slappy Slaughter. I could not believe how many of my friends happened to be there. Tristan Rennie was just starting to think about girls, I mean one girl. Nathan Rennie (the younger brother) disappeared with CJ’s (Cedrick Juan [haha]) sister. Tons of heads were around too that day. This year my out of the blue trip ended up ending a week too early to make it to the second edition of the Slappy Slaughter. Maybe that is why it rained. Brandon from Radballs at least covered the event so that I could read about what I missed. MRZ even captured a great photo of Brandon partaking in a slappy.... [Voir la suite]
Almost a month ago Exposure 2014 went down. Exposure is a female skateboard contest that regroups girls (and women) from all over to have fun and push themselves in a contest format. This year the event was held at the Encinitas Y.M.C.A. ironically. Yes, at the Y.M.C.A which stands for Young Men‘s Christian Association. I have partaken in a couple of heated girl skateboard sessions before. Some skaters do not like the fact that girls enjoy skateboarding. Oh no, the girl has a shinner! She’ll live just as you do when you get a shinner. I actually rather enjoy skating with girls, especially the cream of the crop girls. These girls are pushing themselves and their skateboarding much more than most skaters. For... [Voir la suite]
The girls over at Get Born are having a release party for their new zine and this dude named Patches is apparently taking over.
After you’re done at the Boonies Skatepark go party with some girls that aren’t bummed that you skate!
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This Saturday is the grand opening of the new Boonies Skatepark which was started by the good people at Balance Boardshop out in Cowansville. Doors open at 10am and there will be a Vans best trick with $1000 in cash to give away!
Don’t miss out!
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Deluxe Distribution is having the world premier of their secret video at TRH Bar onWednesday November 26th courtesy of Supra Distribution!
Rumours are circulating that a long awaited video part will be dropping.
Go check it out!
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On Saturday, November 15th, more than 40 kids participated in the latest CONS
Project: Toronto workshop series, “Creative Recycling.” “Creative Recycling”
taught participants the key skills of repurposing used skateboards. From building
furniture from recycled skate decks to designing and painting finished pieces, the
daylong workshop was led by designer, craftsman, and founder of skateboard recycling
company, Deckstool, Jason Podlaski, with the help of Converse CONS Skate Ambassador,
Don “Nuge” Nguyen.
The workshop offered participants the chance to work in small groups to build
Muskoka Chairs providing them an opportunity to build and work collaboratively.
After lunch, attendees worked on their individual build... [Voir la suite]