Skateboarder Magazine has a killer edit of the 2013 Tampa Pro Finals and Luan Oliveira’s winning run.
Check out the trailer:
Blind Skateboards just released this special Boards For Bros deck. Boards For Bros is the Skatepark of Tampa’s charity organization that collects old skateboards so that they can be refurbished and then given to kids in the community that can’t afford their own. Pick one of them up right here.
Don’t forget…tonight is the Blind 21-Year Birthday Party and Todd Bratrud Art Installation @ The Bricks! Once again, FREE Narragansett Tall-Boys, Drink Specials, and the new Blind AM Video “This Is Not A Test” will premiere at 10 pm!
This event is free/ all ages and gets started at 8 pm.
All 3 “Behind The Scenes” parts of the Blind “Video Days” 20th Anniversary Reunion Shoot are now available from Skateboarder Magazine. Make sure to get your hands on the Feb/ Mar issue of Skateboarder Magazine, which is available now, for all of the photos and interviews from Jason Lee, Mark Gonzales, Guy Mariano, Rudy Johnson, and Jordan Richter.
1991′s Blind “Video Days” is undoubtedly one of skateboarding’s most legendary videos. I watched that video over and over and over again, watching a video like “Video Days” was part of many skateboarders’ “pre-skate” routine in those days. The skateboarding is amazing, even in a time in skateboarding history when the whole industry was fledgling. But, what is also just as intriguing, is some of the other history that this video holds. “Video Days” was the first movie/ video that Spike Jonze directed, and was instrumental in launching his directing career. Also, Jason Lee’s impromptu song at the end of his part in “Video Days” caught the eye of Kevin Smith, director of Clerks, which then earned Jason Lee a part in Mallrats, launching Jason Lee’s acting career…and the rest is history. Finally, the song in Jason Lee’s part that we were all super-stoked on, but none of us in those days could get our hands on, because there was no “Internet”. Well, that song is “Knife Song”, by Milk. Milk, was a band that was founded by Jeff Tremaine, the co-creator of a little show called Jackass…maybe you’ve heard of it? Obviously Blind “Video Days” is a very important part of the history of skateboarding…and apparently Hollywood also!