The Stay Flared mega-tour kicked off yesterday with a showdown at the Etnies park in beautiful Lake Forest, still America's safest city.
Parking lot BBQ at Sole Tech, semi-neutral ground.
Raven's crew posted up on the meet-n-greet, van-style.
It was, how you say, on.
Captains of cross-marketization, everywhere.
Diligent media types.
City Boys, Tilt Moders.
'I'm gonna team manage the fuckin' pants off this tour ...' Big Wheat says to himself, presumably.
Jet and Miner, my bros from the road.
Stay Flared New Gen .... we're gonna need 'em!
Smyth and Bird, lips pursed for 360-degree marketing success.
Pulling out all the stops to give these kids a show.
'You sure you don't need this, Jer? How old are you anyway?'
Meanwhile, over at the park - Leabres starts the sky time.
California demo crowds are notoriously tough, what with their unfettered access to Jordan Hoffart and T-Puds and whatnot, but Leo was gonna make it happen.
Don't worry. They'll be smiling soon.
Just you fuckin' wait.
Big Fig, up the Euro ledge.
Collin, NBS plop.
Riley hit the ground runnin'.
Just a little skate talk, no big deal.
Chris Casey is gonna MC this one, though Meza may come in here and there for commentary.
Boss, back decker.
FSBS off the E!
Mikey made it!
All eyes on the L Man as he goes for that coast-to-coast nose.
Even his falls are elegant!
'Shoulda had this at Channel ...'
Rickk - enter the manual!
Stevie sparks the Euro gap.
Vince, already sweatin'!
Montry drop by Raven.
Jeremy with a one-shoot, one-kill nollie front crooks. Wow!
Sebo on nollie flip.
Stevie, in the bone zone.
Head dipped for the corkscrewed make!
Mikey on that Hokus Pokus back lip.
Herm, cruzing a casual frontside biggie.
There we go!
Followed by K Long's frontside flip.
Meanwhile, in the tent.
Connecting with your core audience, that's the best part.
Leo really goes for it on these things. Kickflip 5-0.
Bring your newborn kitten, if you got one.
High speed and switch, the Vinsanity calling cards!
Later, in the deep end.
Raven and the boys, goin' big guns.
Vadar's helmet-wise, blast-off.
If I could catch air like that, I'd never leave the park!
Meanwhile, Rick cracks an egg in the Turnip. Nice.
Back to Casey's shenanigans.
Stay Flared board up for grabs, only minor humiliation required. Note Water's face in the reflection - forever a strong force behind the scenes.
'I SAID all the way down !!!!'
Gonna be a long summer. See you guys soon!
1/20/2018Final session at Brighton’s ramp with the pros and bros gathering for a farewell schralp.
1/20/2018It’s that time of the year – video surprises around every corner! Louie Lopez dropped a heck of a bombshell and Volcom and Thrasher offered a sneak peek of his latest masterwork at the Good Bar in Long Beach last night, (which magically aligned on his 23rd birthday.) Cheers, Big Lou!
1/20/2018The Scorchin Summer tour winds down in Des Moines, but not before some unorthodox competition among the crew.
1/20/2018The KC stop of the Vans Scorchin' Summer tour starts with a man down and ends with a lady in a tree.
1/20/2018Oklahoma City honored their favorite son by naming July 21, 2017 "Kyle Walker Day," just in time for the Scorchin' Summer tour to pull into town. G Herbo was there too!
1/20/2018The Vans x Thrasher tour rips into the Lone Star state, triple-digit temps be damned!
1/20/2018The Vans x Thrasher Scorchin' Summer is living up to it's name with 100-degree days on its first stop in weirdly-kept Austin, Texas. Total blazing session!
1/20/2018We've dreamed of doing a Bust or Bail at the Atlanta 5 block for years. Watch the video five times and then relive it again… in photo form!
1/20/2018The SOTY Down Unda crew sparks a sesh at the infamous Five Docks park. Remember when street skaters could barely grind a bowl?
1/20/2018Unlike in the USA, downtown is still a go on the Lord's day Down Under. Pilz, Louie, Chima, Ishod, Na-kel and the boys take full advantage. Amen!