Cowtown’s Slap Slash and Slam Bowl Jam presented by Pro-Tec went down last weekend at the Goodyear park in AZ. Contests included a Rat Race, sticker slap in the over vert, as well as cash prizes awarded during the bowl jam. We had a great turn out, and would like to thanks everyone that came to skate, watch, and make the event happen.
Star Wars and Vans just collaborated on a new shoe line! To back the project 100% Steve Caballero and Christian Hosoi joined up with the Star Wars production crew to shoot this ad. The Wookie skater is Cabbie, going up against Hosoi in a 1980 California skate contest. Check out some of the industry celebs in video, and the cool retro branding from some long standing staples in the skateboard world. We are stoked on the way this project came out. Well done fellas.
In Traditional Phoenix Am fashion the Skaters were charging this past weekend at The Desert West Skate plaza in Glendale AZ, Taken over by Cowtown for the 13th Annual PHXAM!
Recap the Finals with this edit from Thrasher Magazine, who as onsite to capture most of the action.
The Final Round results -
1. Matt Berger
2. Micky Papa
3. Jack Olson
4. Tyson Bowerbank
5. Jagger Eaton
6. Clive Dixon
7. Chase Webb
8. Cyril Jackson
9. Noe Solis
10. Gustavo Servin
11. Dashawn Jordan
12. Sebo Walker
Well before the finals were underway there was plenty of sick skating going down. Here’s a qualifier recap edit from Cowtown.
Don’t forget about the stills. Check out these photo galleries.
Thanks to Cowtown and all the fans that came to make the event a huge success!
The 5th Annual Bucky Lasek Boo-BQ went off!! Tons of great costumes, great skating, and a great turnout to support Grind for Life Charity. In case you missed the live webcast from Pro-Tec, here are the highlights from the day. Thanks to Go Pro, Puma, the Lasek Family, and Transworld Skate for making this event happen!
thanks for playing! I loved reading everybody’s replies and they were all pretty amazing!
I liked so many of them I decided to pick two (2) winners of the Independent Helmet
Sasha Zimmerman Smith
This is too true about too many parks around the country .. We need to change that.
Congrats you guys!
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on how to claim your prize!
Unless you have been living under a rock and you missed the X-Games this year you can’t help but notice that Bucky took home the Gold at X-Games for the 4th time this year.
Add this to a first place win at the 9th Annual Vans Pool Party and first place gold at the Dew Tour in Baltimore MD you have one heck of a year … In the words of Paul over at Green Issue Skateboards “Bucky Yeah!”
to all your success this year we salute you Bucky!
This past April as we prepared for the 9th Annual Vans Pool Party we were able to meet at Lance Mountain’s home in LA to shoot a video with the legend himself Christian Hosoi. While we visited and shot the video we got the chance to sit down with Christian and film the first in a series of a Tribute to the 40 years of Pro-Tec as a brand.
Pro-Tec is blessed and honored to have legends like Christian and Steve Cab, future legends such Pedro Barros and Bucky Lasek, and upstarts like Josh Borden, Alex Perelson,
and Zach Miller as part of the Pro-Tec team and family!
Christian a true family man brought along his sons Classic and Endless to enjoy a day of skating and fun!
We would like to give a special things to all those that supported this video and Christian through out the years.
Darryl and Ray of RND Management
Steve Van Doren of Vans Footwear
Lincoln and Serge at Type-S Urethane Wheels
Lance Mountain for the gracious and generous use of the bowl in his backyard
All the mags (Transworld, Thrasher, Skateboarder, the Skateboard Mag, and many others) and the photographers who have shot amazing photos of Christian over the years.
and the staff and marketing Team here at Dye Precision and Pro-Tec
If you haven’t seen the commercial from the Pool Party here it is!
Truly it is becoming Ground Hog’s day except that this movie stars Bucky Lasek and not Billy Murray and Bucky actually wins the Gold medal in X-Games for the 3rd time!
This little video tells Bucky’s thoughts before this X Games got under way …
sit back and relax .. it looks so easy for this guy! We love it! Congrats Bucky yet again!
Here is his winning run!
Zach Miller sent us over a great post from his blog ROAM .. here are some photos from the blog post and trip to the DEW TOUR 2013 Maryland ..
good stuff! thanks Zach for sending this over!
from the blog
“I just got home from the Dew Tour in Ocean City, MD… Logos, Logos, Logos… Sponsorships and advertisements plaster everything. High school kids terrorize the boardwalk rocking various trashy ‘Jersey Shore’ sayings, families wander the beach on vacation, the heat melts groms ice-cream, carnival music fills the air and once a year a massive tent city is erected on the beach to host, The Dew Tour.
It’s the Big Leagues… TV, Sponsors, Media Obligations, and competitive skateboarding pushing the limits. Bucky took vert, Pedro in the bowl, and my pops won the ‘Legends’ bowl event, again. I both love and hate contests like this. All the hype and ‘big time TV’ pressure is a double edged sword. It either breaks you or pushes you to the next level. I’m going with a new strategy for the rest of the year. HAVE FUN! I think I did it…. Put together some runs, skated with the boys, rider lounge Ping Pong battles, and just observed the ridiculous scene of the Ocean City boardwalk.
It was rad. Behind the massive TV production, and the “Professional” side of skateboarding. It’s still, just skateboarding.”
cover photo by Bryce Knaights