Last weekend while we were at the Downtown Showdown, our international counter part, Alex Mizurov, was in Berlin Germany for the T-Mobile Extreme Playgrounds contest. Alex has been on a path of bloodshed and destruction as heâ€™s been winning every contest heâ€™s been entering. This time was no different. Alex took first and most importantly a nice 7000 Euros for his bank account. Be sure to check out Alex and the rest of the international team in the new Osiris video â€œFeed The Needâ€ premiering November 2nd.
Another weekend another contest, but this time it was the Downtown Showdown. Stu Graham showed up and was about to showdown when Creatureâ€™s own obstacle took him out in practice Friday. While shooting through the â€œDarkest Passage into the Depths of Doom and Despair,â€ Stu decided to stand up midway through and split open his head. Stu is tough, so instead of going to the hospital for stitches, he went out, head butted a door, and had a run in with a flight of stairs adding another bump to his head. Garrett Hill, John Rattray, and James Brockman were all there helping Zero place first in the overall team category and collected a well-earned $30K to split with their fellow teammates. John also placed third in Realâ€™s event entitled â€œSacto Rebateâ€ earning himself an additional $1000. Shuriken was on hand for the Label, but decided to let Alfaro and Mumma handle their business. Corey was there as well with his cast supporting his fellow Foundation team memebers. The contest was amazing. Thatâ€™s what happens when the top pros and ams get together and push each other to the next level. Other highlights included Mike Mo and Sean Malto. Everything they touch turns to gold. They annihilated Girls obstacle â€œGirls Gonz Wild.â€ For more photos and video check out the Skateparkoftampa and TWS sites. See you next year.
I just received this picture of PLG today. PLG is training hard these days for the last stop of the Dew Tour next weekend in Orlando Florida. We wish him luck. Currently PLG is second in points. Photo by Luke Cessna.
This Saturday is the Downtown Showdown at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. The teams competing this year are Zero, Toy Machine, Real, Girl, Element, Alien Workshop, Foundation, Creature and Black Label. Garrett, Shuriken, and Stu will all be present, and Stu will definitely be annihilating everything he touches. We will have photos and videos from the event, so come back soon.
Gailea and the rest of the Darkstar team are in the UK tearing up shit. You can check out some of the tour in a photo gallery on the Thrasher site. Be sure to scroll to the bottom and watch the video of Adam Dyet. Insane.
If you haven't heard, Garrett Hill is the newest Zero pro. You can check out his pro-models here, and you can check out Garrett in his first video part since turning pro in the new Osiris video "Feed The Need" premiering November 2nd at La Paloma theatre.
Fresh off his win at the ESâ€™ Game of Skate held at the ASR tradeshow late last month newly signed Osiris European Team rider Alex Mizurov continued his assault on the contest circuit this weekend by taking home the German Skateboard Championship title in Hamburg. This win earned Alex a spot to showcase his talents in the Slam City Jam event held in Vancouver next spring. Alex also took home an impressive victory in the Playstation Best Trick contest with a switch big spin heelflip down the main stair set. Keep an eye out for this kid, heâ€™s sure to impress anyone who sees him in action. Congratulations Alex!
We have teamed up with Consolidated Skateboards to create a new special-edition of their infamous shoe called â€œThe Drunk,â€ which takes aim at large sporting good companies who are strategically trying to invade the action sports industry. The shoes are going to be sold only at core skate and surf shops in support of the Donâ€™t Do It campaign, a movement that seeks to put the power back into the hands of those companies that built the action sports industry.
The Drunk, a thinly veiled comedic wordplay on a popular shoe style from one of the large sporting goods companies, bears a signature banana logo on the side of each shoe. It was created as a playful knock on the large sporting goods brands that are now making a strong push to take a share of the market in the action sports industry. Though the shoe is humorous in itâ€™s design, the message that the Donâ€™t Do It Campaign conveys is a very serious one. Steve â€œBirdoâ€ Guisinger, owner of Consolidated Skateboards states, â€œ There is a reason there are no football, baseball, basketball, or soccer, player owned companies-and there should be. We don't want this to happen to our industry.â€ Jay â€œThe Wizardâ€ Wilson, Executive Vice President for Osiris, adds, â€œIf they can make skate shoes, we can make basketball shoes that you can skate in. Canâ€™t we all have a little fun?â€
Osiris will be the first in a series of core skate companies who will be creating a new version of the Drunk each season. The Osiris Drunk is a patent leather paneled quarter top shoe, with itâ€™s design borrowed from a new style of shoes from Osiris called the South Bronx. â€œEver since I can remember, I longed to work with the famous banana. Itâ€™s a legend in its own right, for itâ€™s continued efforts to break down the corporate evils that plague our industry,â€ says Brian Reid, Chief Creative Officer for Osiris.
Consolidated Skateboards, who has been leading the Donâ€™t Do It campaign since 1997, rallied the support of the heads of many of the core industry companies to lead this awareness campaign by creating a new version of the Drunk each season. â€œMaking quality skate shoes is not our specialty, so we are excited to co-op "Drunks" with Osiris and other quality skate shoe makers.â€ says Steve â€œBirdoâ€ Guisinger.
The Osiris Drunks will be available at select core shops and will be priced at $69.95.