Aussie surf brand Billabong announced last week that it had acquired longboard makers Sector 9 and, subsequently, Sector 9’s truck brand, Gullwing. I’m stoked on this otherwise standard industry news because I designed the baseplate type for Gullwing’s Charger model. The Charger itself was designed by Neil from Carver Skateboards.
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I caught the Steve Rocco doc The Man Who Souled the World at the Swerve Festival yesterday. The more I think about it, the more I think it spent too much time laughing over Rocco stories from back in the day and not enough telling you why it was so important or historically significant. But [...]
The Wall Street Journal brings the debate over blank decks to the masses today in an article titled “Avid Boarders Bypass Branded Gear.” The last time I mentioned this, it was partly to say how ridiculous I found the IASC’s pamphlet, Under Fire: A Special Report on the Skate Hardgoods Industry, and I wrote, “You [...]