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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Professional Skateboarder Stevie Williams has teamed up with New York heavyweights Alife on a signature make-up of his favourite model, the Everybody High America. The sneakers are finished in the colours of Stevie’s hometown baseball team, the Philadelphia Phillies. Look for these to release in the coming weeks at colette and select Alife accounts.
Here is a trailer to the new skate video called Elephant Direct brought to you by WeSC, Adidas Skateboarding, and Color Magazine.
This video premiered in Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Boston, New York, and San Francisco. It premiered this past Wednesday at weekly Power Hour Battle Of The Barrics night in Ottawa. During this preimiere we were able to talk with one of the editors from Color Magazine; check their site to see more detailed features on this movie and the skaters in it here.
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.
210 Princess Street.
Sorry, I had to do it and put a spin on the Timbuk3 80’s classic “The Future’s So Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades)”, LOL. Anywhoo, The Goodie Bag would like to re-introduce everyone to 9Five Eyewear. San Diego, CA based 9Five is inspired by the very sport that is perfect for a typical sunny southern California day, skateboarding. Also the crew will tell you that 1995 was just a damn good year in skateboarding, sneakers, and music, period.
What separates 9Five from the norm, is they offer kick-ass designs at awesome pricepoints. With already 2 seasons in, the guys have solidified their branding presence even in these current tough economic times. The consumers will support and remember brands that are conscious and sympathetic to their wallets, and 9Five exemplifies all of this.
The new season offers top shelf hand-made acetate with CR-39 lenses, and pro skater models and colourways in the Fall. Models like the “Majors” in smoke colourway are must haves!
9Five will be at Agenda (August 4 – 5) Huntington Beach, CA in the Berrics Agenda Booth #R2 downstairs, and at Las Vegas MAGIC (August 17 – 19) Booth SL8-22921.
Although it is from last season, peep out one of the most creative lookbooks I have seen, ever.