11 Sep
Eastern experiments with new laces & looks for Fall/Winter 2012

Converse Japan has released two new headturning high-top styles for Fall/Winter 2012. The first, ‘Mountain Parka Hi’ (above), eschews using different textures or materials and opts instead to be inspired by (and look very similar to) a mountain parka. You you may have one that already matches the shoes in your closet. Simple colors (red, […]


21 Aug
The story of Powell Peralta's legendary 1980s skateboard crew

We posted about the Bones Brigade: An Autobiography documentary when it was just a teaser, but now the full trailer has been released and we’re only getting more excited. We’ve been worshiping the truly legendary Bones Brigade crew ever since first popping in that old VHS tape of Search for Animal Chin oh so many […]


15 Jun
Guy Laramee's waves, mountains & caves in tome form

Guy Laramee has recently completed a series of sculptures in which he transforms tomes into incredible, vast, highly detailed landscape topographical features. Some of the sculptures are part of his project, Guan Yin, which is dedicated to the forces “that enable individuals to endure grief and pain”. Click through the Gallery below to see how […]


16 May
To grind or to frame, that is the question...

Skate it or Hang it? That is the question nearly every man who skates has had when confronted with the beauty of a truly well designed new deck. Of course 99% of the time one opts for the former, but every so often we’re so enamored by a particular pristine graphic (such as Doodah’s Supermodel […]


20 Mar
Aluminum frame, full suspension & Shimano disc brakes

BMW upgrades its Enduro Mountain Bike for 2012 with a series of technological and design elements, including its aluminum frame with full suspension, Shimano XT hydraulic brakes, FOX forks and Crank Bros. wheels. It also gets a brand new colorway for 2012 — a gorgeous matte black with neon green. And it all comes in […]


21 Feb
High performance spider-web lattice frame handcrafted in USA

Based on a patented (and very unique looking) IsoTruss carbon fiber and Kevlar open lattice tube design, the Delta 7 Arantix Mountain Bicycle is a high performance 2-wheeler that weighs in at a scant 2.74 pounds. The lightweight hardtail bike frame is handcrafted in the USA, with a “spiderweb-like” design that boasts an unparalleled strength-to-weight ratio resulting […]


20 Feb
The story of Powell Peralta's legendary 1980s skateboard crew

When the Madman was not but a wee Mad Grommet, he stumbled across The Search For Animal Chin VHS tape and the world entered another era. That was my introduction to the Bones Brigade, and the Powell Peralta skate universe in general. Featuring all All Star roster of 80s skating talent — including Steve Caballero, […]


25 Jan
"Mad Max" Stöckl attempts to break the World Serial Mountain Bike Speed Record on a remote Nicaraguan volcano

Austrian downhill mountain biker Marcus “Max” Stöckl has been training to claim the record as the fastest on Earth. To seize the title, he’ll have to beat renowned French rider Eric Barone’s time of 101.68 mph — a record Barone established a decade ago on the unforgiving Cerro Negro volcano in northern Nicaragua. It was a […]