THE BUILD PROJECT
The Build Project is a REAL, Antihero, Krooked, Spitfire, Thunder and Venture worldwide fundraising effort with 250+ skate shops and local DIY crews to help raise money to build / fix DIY skate spots in their areas.
Starting July 20th, 250+ BUILD PROJECT Fundraising Buckets will begin shipping to skate shops in weekly deliveries of 50 Buckets a week.
Inside each BUILD PROJECT bucket will be $50 cash from Deluxe to help start the fundraising efforts, along with ‘I Donated'stickers for anyone who donates.
IT IS NOT A CONTEST.
No one is looking to blow out any spots. Not looking to encroach on any existing efforts.
The Bender crew went to Asheville...
words & photos: BIG HONGRY
You ever wake up in a cold sweat with your panties in a bunch? And it ain't from some stupid fucked up dream you had? Its cause your down south, in hell. Maybe its cause everything you did last night still hasn’t registered and probably never will, maybe because its 98 degrees out and not one drift of a San Franciscan breeze is coming your way, but the only thing that matters in life is skating so you must get up and push wood down someones street, up someones block, around someones corner. 6 runs deep at 4th ward park and you need a breathing treatment, 6 runs deep under the bridge and your in a world of blissful hurt, hill bomb into the temple past the rock bed only to sweat your balls off and drink beers with a bunch of chiggers, yup- your in the dirty south baby, welcome to Atlanta. When I first got here a few years back I knew one thing and quickly realized another. I knew this was the birth place of Martin Luther King, then i quickly realized sam buxton was one of thee sickest skaters to land in little five points. little five points? yea its a little town in atlanta right off Moreland ave, some sort of fucked up skate mecca where generally all the rippers in atlanta or georgia for that matter some how seem to meet up. maybe because the power of Maka Lassi is stronger than we all know, or maybe its because Thomas Taylor has ran one bad ass skate shop out of little five points for about 20-30 years now. I honestly couldn't tell you, I can barely remember last night, but I’ve witnessed some bad ass skating go down with my own two, and Thomas, John Manfredi, and Scott Wagoner managed to stockpile all this great footage new and old into two bad ass skate videos for one bad ass night of premiers. “Lost In Transition” by Thomas Taylor, edited by Manfredi, is nothing but pure skateboarding. I’ve always wondered what the true down south skateboarding scene was about and Georgia has its fair share of rippers from back in the day. There's banging footage from Don Hilsman, Roobzie, the big dawg Load-who apparently cracked Lance Mountain before, footage of a legendary Blaize Blouin which is absolute mind blowing. you wanna talk about backyard ramps? How about front yard ramps-in the 70's and you got Slim Jim O'Brien who used to ride for Zorlac just ripping coping left to right flying all in the air so mommy and daddy can see from they’re living room windows. Lost In Transition even gives you a insight and sort of a first look at Tim Payne's origin of building rad shit for skaters to rip on and him explaining the fact that skaters build stuff for skaters to ride, way better than any silly contractor whose never stepped foot on a board. Spoiler alert: Thomas Taylor has ripping footage at Burnside, bonus section.. The night of this premier was a special one because not only did you get a piece of skate history from TT. But also got a piece of skatings future from Scott Wagoner in his video “Down Right Evil” full parts from David Clark, Justin Brock and Dan Plunkett, clips from any and everyone who was bold enough to get out and street skate, or hit deck specks, or skate grants bowl, or 4th ward, or do anything in that grueling heat and actually make it look good. this guy Sam ”Buck town” Buxton is a killer on a board and he has a full part too. When I say lil five is a mecca I mean you’ll see Down Right Evil and just think to yourself damn, I need to get out there and skate with those guys. Don’t worry tho cause you ain't welcome.
Baker Skateboards signing at the shop recap from the fun in the parking lot after the signing.(photos by Maurice Kent)
click the above image for www.lostintransitionvideo.com website
Lost In Transition is finally finished! The official premiere will take place on July 29th, 2015 at Aisle 5 in Little 5 Points, Atlanta, GA.
Doors open at 8pm and the video will start at 8:30pm. The event is free and open to the public. Copies of the video will be for sale at the venue along with t-shirts, stickers, and boards. If you have already pre-ordered you copy online and plan to attend the event you can take your copy home that night. All other pre-orders will be shipped the following day. It is not too late to pre-order your copy and lock in the lower price. Pre-orders end on July 28th, 2015.
After the showing of Lost In Transition we will be premiering Down Right Evil, an Atlanta skate video by local filmer Scott Wagner. Copies of his video will be for sale as well.
Aisle 5 is located at 1123 Euclid Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307
See you there!
Original neck face art at the shops front counter display.
Sam Buxton turned 28 yesterday. .
Click on image to view Stratosphere's video for for the contest!
Bio: Stratosphere Skateboards opened its doors in 1986. Since then it has worked to support the Atlanta area skate scene. Stratosphere is 100% skater owned and operated and is one of the oldest family owned skate shops in the country.
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Riders: Sam Buxton, Kevin Radley, Troy Cobucci, Elias Kitt, Matt Jordan, Graham Bickerstaff Filmer/Editors: John Manfredi & Scott Wagner
For the first time ever, TransWorld SKATEboarding and Dew Tour are teaming up to host a Shop Showdown video contest on TWSkate.com to find the best shop team in the country. We invited 16 skate shops to create a 3-minute video edit in the span of one month featuring their best shop riders to be judged on creativity, flow, and skill. With no pro involvement, this contest is a prodigious way to shine some light on the underdogs who constantly put in work for their local shops. All 16 videos will be posted to TWSkate.com and bracketed against each other until the final 2 videos are determined through a blend of audience voting and expert analysis by the TWS edit staff and Pro skateboarders from Mountain Dew. The final 2 teams will be flown to Los Angeles, California, to attend the Dew Tour on August 13th where the final 2 videos will be broadcasted through the Dew Tour webcast. We’ll be inviting viewers to cast their final votes on August 13th and 14th during the webcast. The winning shop will be announced at Dew Tour during the live webcast on Sunday, August 16th. #DewTourShopShowdown
Baker Tour 2015 is coming to Atlanta!
Demo: 7/9/15 Thursday at Hazard County skatepark.
Demo: 7/10/15 Friday at Swift Cantrell Kennesaw skatepark.
Signing: 7/12/15 Sunday here at Stratosphere Skateshop.
Beers and babes on the beach in Italy. Throw Grant in the mix going full throttle and all is well in the world. Cheers Vans, keep ‘em coming.
The DownRightEvil full length video is coming very soon, from Scott Wagoner at downrightevil.com. Here is the latest trailer...
Sam Buxton, Justin Brock, Mical Swett, and Jimmy Lannon shred a hot summer day at Brook Run skatepark.
song: "sit and destroy" by Patman and Robin
June 13th @ Aisle 5
1123 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Doors Open:7:00 First Showing: 8:00 pm Second Showing: 9:30pm
June 20th @ Two Boots Pizza
1925 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
Live Music: 7:00pm, Premiere: 8:30pm
Here is the trailer!