Over the years, I’ve read countless interviews with skateboarders who seem to be riding the sponsor wave until it crashes. They speak candidly on the fact that they wake up day to day and skate if they feel like it. Darren Harper is not one of those skateboarders. Darren not only skates, but is a father who involves himself in charities, records and performs different kinds of music, and stays involved in his local skateboarding scene. When speaking with Darren, you understand that his family, friends and community are the things that are important to him. Coming from the ghetto of Washington DC, Darren shows us that there are multiple avenues out of adversity and every lane is worth dipping into as long as you maintain a knowledge of what you come from and where you’re going.
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Paul Rodriguez has officially unveiled the latest incarnation to his signature sneaker franchize, the Zoom Paul Rodriguez 4. The video is narrarated by hip-hop star Nas.
Rockit Boutique now has shop decks available. Made of 100% Canadian hardrock maple, these are currently available for $49.95 CAD with grip tape. Available in sizes 7.75” and 8”. Limited quantity so act fast.
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“We were invited up to Los Angeles recently to film some behind the scenes for a Green Label Art commercial starring Paul Rodriguez and Don Pendleton. We even got a few words from them after the shoot. The GLA Shop Series program for Mountain Dew is a national contest that kicks off in June. Paul and Don’s custom can celebrates the launch of the program and will be available exclusively in participating shops. This contest will allow shops to work together with a local artist to design a custom can featuring their shop and then people can vote for their favorite design at greenlabelart.com starting June 25.
There will be seven finalists announced at the Salt Lake City Dew Tour, and the final winner will be announced during the last summer Dew Tour stop in Vegas. The can will be distributed nationally in 2011, which is huge exposure for the skate shop.
The mural featured in the commercial with the design inspiration from their can, and will hang in Paul’s warehouse in L.A.”This seems like a really cool project and it is cool to see a clash of someone considered mainstream, Paul, and someone considered core, Don. Don made the point that he made sure the project was to be done right and that only real shops were in the line up before he would do the project. I like how he said that, considering the fact that I write for Alli Sports (the people who run the Dew Tour) and like him, I make sure I write about the skateboarding that I feel is important. Another thing I like about this project is that it seems to be a step closer to better relationships between the skateboarding community and the corporates and I hope to see more mutually benefical projects in the future.
Mighty Healthy has put together A Day In The Life Of Gino Iannucci. For now we have a short lifestyle clip of the video, next week the full version will release, hit the media player above to begin streaming.
Get an inside look at one of skateboarding’s most interesting people.
“Terry’s new shoe releases this week in Black Canvas and Grey Suede colorways. Available this week at authorized Supra Dealers worldwide.
TK, Boo and Keelan mark the Stacks release with this video. Song on the edit is Fly Society’s new track “We Winning”. Download the MP3 here“
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I spotted this over at Transworld Skateboarding today and thought I would share it with you guys. It seems as though Supra has started up a series titled: Antwuan At The Movies. If you’re familiar with Antwuan at all, then you know it can only be bound to greatness hilarity. Be sure to check The Goodie Bag frequently for future episodes and for good measure, I’m going to put one of Antwuan’s parts right below here.
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