Posts Tagged ‘SK8TV’

Hope Springs Eternal

April 29, 2009


Flower power

Following on fellow team rider Jereme Rogers’ late-nite i-phone philosophizing, here we find his comparatively soft-spoken countryman and teammate Ryan Gallant in a season-specific ad that’s refreshing in more ways than one. The trick itself isn’t super hot, not “Put ‘Em In the Lac” hot anyway, but it’s nice enough, the angle is different, and personally I’m okay not being beaten over the head with ender-enders on each and every page. You know? Plan B as a company carries a lot of baggage* (though Massachusetts as the new Canada is an intriguing concept) but there are small things they get right now and then that make it a little harder to write them off entirely, abysmal graphics and reality TV car-wrecks aside. This ad, and the fact that they seem to have ditched the campaign idea in favor of generally running with whatever they’re feeling that month, transports me back to a time when the only skateboarder putting out rap albums held it down on Nickelodeon. The Scott Decenzo full-bleed switch backside tailslide last month was cool also.

*Insert Jereme Rogers Louis Vuitton-related rap lyric here

Do the skate

September 7, 2008


Peep this indeed

On a lighter note: Ran across this while moving a few weeks ago, and deduced that it would be extremely remiss of me as the proprietor of a skateboard blog not to post it. Consider this a tip of the cap to Skatemaster Tate’s contributions to our beloved subculture at the waning of the me decade. Remember his longboard with the three trucks he rode in SK8TV? When is that show getting released on DVD, by the way? This new generation needs to know that before Guy Mariano was a Band of Horses fan, he was Style King of the Week.