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Tricks For Treats Giveaway

In: Fun Stuff

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Fall is finally upon us, which means now you can go out and skate without feeling like an ant under a magnifying glass. It’s about time to dust off the old beanie and throw on that torn up plaid shirt you refuse to throw away. Aside from skateboarding, it’s also that time of year to binge snack on Snickers, Reese’s Cups and stale, tasteless candy corn while dressing up in ridiculous costumes for Halloween. We know what you’re thinking… how could fall possibly get any more fun than it already is? Drum roll please.

 

To add to the fall fun, Warehouse Skateboards is giving you a chance to win a new deck of your choice in the Tricks For Treats Giveaway! If you want to get in on this action, all you have to do is: (1) follow us on Instagram @warehouseskateboards, (2) snap a picture or video of you doing your best trick, and (3) tag #tricks4decks in your post. Follow these 3 simple steps and you’ll automatically be entered to win a new deck.

 

The clock is ticking – start posting your tricks today! Increase your chances of winning by posting as many times as your kick-flipping heart desires between now and 12:00 midnight on Halloween, October 31, 2014 (when the giveaway ends). The lucky winner will be notified in a comment of their winning photo and announced on Warehouse Skateboards Facebook and Instagram on Monday, November 3, 2014.

 

Check out your competition and view the Tricks For Treats Giveaway submissions here.

 

 

2014 Street League Tickets Giveaway Winner

In: Contests, Freebies, Fun Stuff

We probably won’t say this again in this lifetime, but New Jersey was the place to be this weekend.

The Street League Skateboarding Nike SB Super Crown World Championship was going down with some of the biggest names in skateboarding competing for gold. For those who haven’t already heard, Nyjah Huston absolutely killed it again throughout the contest, solidifying his 1st place trophy with a huge Full Cab Flip down the impact section and into the bank. Luckily for Warehouse Skateboards follower Marlon Miller, we were able to hook him up with a Girl Skateboards backpack stuffed full of skateboarding goodies, including 3 tickets to the contest being held just about an hour away from his home in New York.  We also hooked him up with a new Plan B deck and some Spitfire Daewon Song wheels. Needless to say, Marlon’s stoked.

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Who knows? Maybe you could win a prize package next time…

GRO x Dusters California Collabo Board

In: Causes, Fun Stuff, Industry News, New Arrivals

Who is Lacey Baker? If you happened to catch the X-Games in Austin last month you would have seen her win gold in the Women’s Street contest. Her run was flawless, combining technically savvy manuals with full rotations and an array of flip tricks. It’s hard to believe that we don’t hear her name more often; after all Pedro Barros won the gold in the Men’s contest and we’ve seen his name all over the place since then.  So why haven’t we seen Lacey on billboards or in commercials?

 

Establishing professional women’s skateboarding as a serious sport has always been an uphill battle. Up until 2006, the prize purse for the women’s skateboarding X-Games event was substantially smaller than the men’s purse.  Luckily, The Action Sports Alliance was formed by some of the most recognized names in female skateboarding, including the likes of Cara Beth Burnside, Lyn Z Adams, Vanessa Torres and Jen O’Brien, and began taking steps toward leveling out the playing field.  The Action Sports Alliance boosted the female skateboarding culture to a new high, earning a matched prize purse for contests and extended amounts of media coverage.  Additionally, they were able to open up female events in the newer Dew Action Sports Tour. But in 2011, their efforts proved futile when the X-Games actually pulled the plug on Women’s skateboarding due to a lack of popularity and participant base. This crushed the hopes and dreams of pro women skateboards at the time, as well as the young females skateboarders that looked up to them. As far as the business side of skateboarding has been concerned, the overall support for women’s skateboarding has been bleak.

 

Although it’s easy to point fingers toward big corporations for issues like this, skateboarders in general haven’t been the most supportive of women’s skateboarding either. Skateboarding has historically been aimed towards males. Go to a skate park on any given day and you’ll see the population is dominantly male. Is it because the girls didn’t want to buy a deck that sported a half naked woman on it?  Maybe they went to the local skate shop only to find boy’s clothing. These are all safe assumptions. However, what about that saying that every brother has told their sister about skateboarding or for that matter any sport in general?

 

“You play like a girl.”

 

“You play like a girl” is something that you would expect to hear during recess hour in elementary school. However it was only last year when Nyjah Huston threw himself into the spotlight of sexism when he was quoted telling Thrasher Magazine that “some girls can skate but I personally believe that skateboarding is not for girls at all. Not one bit.” Although he apologized (and seemed very genuine) the elephant in the room not only remained, his comments still caused damage and reinforced the idea that women don’t have a place in professional skateboarding.

 

That’s where Cindy Whitehead comes in.

 

Cindy has been making waves lately in the skateboarding world, for both men and women. Cindy went pro at the age of 17 and became the  #1 female in the United States for pool and vert skating. She understands why every skateboarder wants to be the first to do something, which is why she teamed up with Dusters California (one of our favorite skateboard manufacturers) to create the “Girl is Not a Four Letter Word” skateboard. Every penny of Cindy’s profits from these boards goes toward the Girl Riders Organization, which helps support girls in pursuing a life involving action sports. We couldn’t be more stoked for Cindy’s cause and can’t wait to see what the future holds for women’s skateboarding.

 

Plan B Video Teaser

In: Fun Stuff

After years of reforming, redesigning, rehiring and reorganizing (allow me to catch a breath)… Plan B has finally released a trailer for what some people are claiming is “the most anticipated skate film of the year.” I know what you’re thinking. “Great. Another skate video that I’ll pay 20 bucks for and only watch once or twice.”  In an era of digital magazines, YouTube channels and a continuous feed of video posts on Facebook it’s hard to imagine anybody actually calling a skate video “epic” anymore. It’s harder than ever for a company to produce a skate film that people are actually going to pay for. Epic tricks are being landed by kids without sponsors and everybody and their mothers are seeing it without having to pay a dime.  No big film production. No soundtrack rights. No Spike Jonze CGI tomfoolery. So why exactly is everybody so hyped up on the new Plan B video?

 

Rewind back to 2007.  Can you remember what video was playing on repeat in your local skate shop?  We’re guessing it was Lakai’s “Fully Flared.”  Why?  Because at that point in skateboarding, Lakai had a powerhouse of a team…Koston, MJ, Howard, Carroll, Mike Mo, Guy Mariano (who at the time, had been missing from the skate scene for about ten years) and a couple handfuls of other legendary skaters.  Much like Lakai back in 2007, Plan B is known for having an incredible team of talent.  Before Rodney Mullen owned Almost, before Howard and Carroll owned Girl and Chocolate, before Matt Hensley was riding Black Label and screaming verses with Flogging Molly, they were known as the Plan B team (along with skating legends Danny Way, Pat Duffy and Colin McKay.)

 

After the untimely death of Plan B’s owner, Plan B relaunched itself in 2005 with an array of new and promising talent.  The new team consisted of Danny Way, Colin Mckay, Pat Duffy, PJ Ladd, Ryan Gallant, Brian Wenning and now Paul Rodriguez.  Later on Ryan Sheckler was recruited, solidifying Plan B as a contest winning super-team.  However, Gallant and Wenning later left in 2010, soon followed by the addition of Torey Pudwill.

 

Between 2010 and 2012, news started spreading that Plan B was in the process of making a skate film.  This would be the first full-length film Plan B ever released with their new team.  Sometime during January 2013, Plan B released a teaser featuring Pudwill skating and claimed that the release was scheduled for the summer of 2013.  Skip ahead a few months to July 2013.  As guessed, Plan B is in the headlines of every skate magazine and website…but for wrong reasons.  Paul Rodriguez, who had helped grow and maintain Plan B’s reputation, announced that he was leaving Plan B to start his own company (which later became Primitive Skateboards.)

 

Rodriguez had thrown not a wrench, but an entire toolbox into the spokes of Plan B’s film production.  Plan B remained out of the spotlight until November 2013, when they finally bumped up Felipe Gustavo to their pro team.  However, Plan B still remained off the grid as far as their film was coming along.   Until now.  Check out the video trailer below.  Board stomping.  Danny Way ripping the mega ramp.  Sheckler standing up on a moped.  Cameras being smashed to smithereens.  We’re pretty excited for this one.

Alec Majerus Goes Pro

In: Industry News, Pro Skaters and Sponsors

If you haven’t already witnessed Alec Majerus killing it throughout the Berrics, placing third at the 2014 Tampa Pro or nailing steezy backside flips at the 2014 X-Games, then you probably don’t follow skateboarding as much as you should. We’ve been keeping an eye on Alec ever since his first run at the 2009 Tampa Am qualifiers. Alec’s got more pop than a bunny rabbit on steroids and his control is just insane.

Fortunately for Alec, flipping burgers and taking orders is no longer in his future, as Flip Skateboards has officially taken him under their wing as their newest pro rider. Two boards have already been designed, pressed and cut up for Alec. Both of Alec’s pro model decks will be 8.25″ wide by 32.31″ long, while one of the two will be joining the Flip P2 collection. Congrats to Alec, we can’t wait to see his next section in Transworld Skateboarding’s newest video.