Well we promised to show you what was going down with DC when we knew and here it is dun dun dun....
The deal with DC shoes was introduce Mike Mo Capaldi and Nyjah Huston to the DC skate team along with a brand new campaign for 2012, Rediscover DC. And for the first time in almost a decade, the video presents the entire DC skate team together. With newest members of the skate crew Mike Mo and Nyjah.
Check out the entire video below:
The Lakai team recently went on a tour through Germany, Switzerland and France called Voltage. And guess what? They brought along some cameras, and those cameras do process called "recording". Then there's this other process called editing, and that's exactly what they're in the process of right now.
Below is a teaser of the 25 minute video that documents the tour and will be released on December 6 over at www.lakai.com. It's kind of an early holiday present.
So check out: Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Guy Mariano, Marc Johnson, Brandon Biebel, Sean Malto, Vincent Alvarez, Riley Hawk, Mike Mo, Jesus Fernandez, Sean Brady, Danie Espinoza, Cairo Foster, J.B. Gillet, NIck Jensen and Raven Tershy:
In case you haven't heard already, Steve Jobs, head honcho over at the orchard, aka CEO of Apple Inc, unveiled the the new iPad today at the annual Macworld Expo in San Francisco, CA. The new edition to the Apple lineup is a tablet-style computer that is billed as "the most advanced piece of technology" Apple has ever released. As someone who uses words as a source of an income, the iBooks feature on this thing immediately caught my attention. You've heard of iTunes right? Well, now there's an iBooks. Translation, all you indie book store owners out there may want to refill your Anti-Depressants. Hell, places like Barnes and Noble and Borders too! Remember what iTunes did to the music industry. Your augment; people buy books to get something to hold on to. Yeah, well people bought CDs to add to their collection, and read the little cover books a decade ago. Plus, this iBooks thing will be good for the environment; less trees cut down.
Anyway, you're probably asking what does all this mean to the world of this website. Well my friends, the surf/skate/snow industry is one of the trendiest industries around when it comes to new things from Apple, because we're all so cool and creative, right? And Apple is for the cool creative people, right? Pictures and web videos are one of the most important things in our little world, and this thing looks like it could change how we go about getting them out there. You know, the first place I saw the iPhone was at the surf spot, Lower Trestles, during the NSSA Nationals surf contest, the day after it came out. San Diego surf photographer, Josh Bernard, had it, and already had surf shots on it.
Who care about the industry people, right? How are your favorite rich, trendy pros going to embrace this ting? Well, I can tell you one thing's for sure; the entire Girl skateboards team is going to have one the day after it comes out. Koston can now Twitter about how he's on the Nike "PJ," aka private jet, from his iTab, and Mike Mo will soon be giving you video game updates from his Tab, or whatever the nickname is going to be. They already have a Nano edition of Plant Life on Crailtap (Girl's distributor) where they do little web videos filmed by the new video feature on the iPod Nano.
They're not the only ones in skateboarding that will have this thing as soon as it comes out. Sheckler will be able to keep track of his harem, and an eye on what his manager is doing with his money on one. The Baker/Death Wish guys will be rolling joints on the back of theirs', and P-Rod can watch You Tube video of how funny his dad, Paul Rodriguez Sr. used to be on his.
What about surfing? Well, three quarters of the ASP top 45 will have one as soon as it comes out. Oh, your so core that you don't care about the top 45 guys. Well, neither does Bruce Irons, and he will already of broken three by the time you even get one. And where's Wardo? He'll have all his lawyers, and pending court cases organized on one. Slater will have his tabs all set for the next time he jams with Eddie Vedder, and Danny Fuller will be able to remember how hot his model girlfriend is in the photo feature (next time he is on a trip without her).
Now, I don't know snowboarding that well, but I can guarantee you Shaun White will get his Tab on, that is unless he's not already sponsored by a competitor, and if TV commercials haven't steered me wrong, which they never do, he does. No worries though, all the other snowboards who hate on him, because he 's better than them, can email each other on theirs about how he can't have one. At least they'll have that on him. Oh and what about the Dingo? Well, now he can replay his latest TMZ appearance on one while everyone else is snowboarding. Sorry but that's about all my snowboarding knowledge. Oh wait, I bet Peter Line will do something super weird on one.
There you go folks. Get ready for the iPad to invade our world just like the iPhone and MacBook Pro (which is what I am typing this on) have. I'll leave you with a quote from the man himself Steve Jobs, "It is the best browsing experience you've ever had." We'll see.
Here's a funny little Thrasher video of all the Ask the Phelper outtakes from the Wallenberg shows. It's like when The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air used to show all the botched lines at the end. It's just these are better. I think Jake is Will, and Burnett is Carleton. As Smolik would say, Check it son:
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