The Shadow Conspiracy and Vans Shoes are teaming up once again to bring you the Shadow x Vans 10th Anniversary Shoes. Made from high quality leather and wax canvas, these shoes were designed for progressive riding and won’t wear out on you. The gum sole is specially formulated with a harder density rubber to give your foot support while also retaining the flex and feel of the classic Vans waffle sole. This project is the culmination of the authenticity and heritage of Vans mixed with the passion and style of Shadow. Available in the 106 and Sk8 Mid style, the Shadow x Vans 10th Anniversary shoe will be released this August and sold EXCLUSIVELY through Dan’s Comp. Keep your eyes peeled for more details, photos, videos, and events involving the collaboration coming soon.
This is pretty rad.
If you’re in the position of wanting /needing to paint your apartment or house and wish to use a photograph as color inspiration, than Sherwin Williams has you covered (no pun intended).
Chip It! is essentially a clever way to entice you to buy Sherwin Williams paint, but it is pretty cool regardless. Say you come across a photo you like with a cool color palatte/scheme on the web, Chip It! allows you to choose that photo and it will break it down into easy paint “chips” so you can get to painting. Boom!
All you have to do is drag the little “chip it” thing into your toolbar and you are set. I tried it above with one of my photos and it was super easy. I could see myself actually using this in the future.
If you enjoy a quality beer and appreciate the great label/bottle art that comes with most of them, than you will get a stiffy up to your earlobe over Oh Beautiful Beer.
I’m definitely guilty (for better or worse) of picking up drinks based solely on packaging/graphics.
Boston based Adam Spitalny recently cooked up the artwork for the 90 EAST video (above). Check out the rest of his work HERE.
If you haven’t checked it out, you should jump over to Verde’s mini-site they have setup for their Out East tour. The site is super dope, they have some rad behind the scenes edits called Trip Diaries, some fun trip facts, and an instagram feed with photos from all the guys on the trip.
Check the site here and keep reading to watch the rest of the trip diaries.
Sitting here in Newport Rhode Island, living la vida loca…
If you follow BMX and you’re anywhere near 30, you probably know Chad DeGroot as one of the baddest riders ever. Chad has done remarkable and unexpected things – getting corporate sponsorships on the strength of (or in spite of) his R-rated BACO videos, appearing on Jerry Springer, winning major televised competitions without taking any of them seriously, and bringing a lot of attention to flatland riding.
There are some super champion competition BMXers out there with incredible drive and skill, and there are some underground backwoods jokesters out there stirring up hijinx. But how many guys were both, at the same time, and got away with it? Chad was that guy, and he’s still that guy, so just in case anyone started to forget, we did this interview.
Here’s Van’s account of his recent trip to
Dallas China. Well done and enjoyable.
Filmed & Edited by Stew Johnson
Broc Raiford for Volume.
Filmed and edited by Mike Mastroni
Growing up in Seattle, the Greenlake trails were hands down the spot that molded me most as a rider and it was the place that I met most of my friends that I still keep in touch with today. Since moving away they built a skatepark right next to the trails… and who would have though that a kid named Mike who rolled up to the trails on a beach cruiser at 12 years old would be having a jam and signing autographs years later at the very spot that got him into BMX.
The jam was part of a little trip that Edwin and Mike Hoder took to ride and chill with the Seattle crew. You can check out all the photos from Animal’s Seattle Jam here.
As you may have noticed, the site has a been a bit slow lately… That has a lot to do with the fact that I just got home from one of the busiest travel months I’ve had in a long time. I was home for only four days in May and the rest were spent seeing the world and having a blast. The last week I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to go on the Gumball 3000. Nigel Sylvester was invited by Gumball to go on the drive from New York to Los Angeles and I joined him to document the whole thing for his Get Sylvester series.
There’s no real way for me to sum up the trip in a blog post, but what I can say is that it was one of the best trips I’ve had in my life, I met some incredible people, was inspired more than I have ever been in a long time, and I didn’t want to see the trip come to an end. I swear we could have been driving for two months straight and I would still feel like the trip ended short.
Now I’m finally back home and I’m going straight into editing mode. Wish me luck because I’m pretty sure I didn’t turn my camera off for the entire month. I have gigs and gigs of amazing footage to go through and even though it’s going to be a daunting task, I’m really excited to sort through all the footage and put the next few episodes of Get Sylvester together…
After the jump you can check out a little recap of Gumball via my Instagram photos. (follow me on instagram! @harrisonboyce)
The Shadow Conspiracy crew took a trip to Denver to film for their new DVD, but came back with so much footage that they put an edit together with all their extras. DNVR OMLTS!
Kink has a great mini-site up for their month long Asian adventure with photos from each country, videos, and instagram photos from all the team riders. Check it out here!
Wanna see Bad Idea? Get your ass to Long Beach.