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Jordan Hoffart not only skates for a living, but he totally immersed himself in the sport at his home. The Canadian native made a personal skate utopia at his house in Vista, California. Hoffart pulled recourses from experienced friends, Josh Hawkins and Kyle Berard, in order to create a fully skate-able property equipped with mini-quarter pipe, lips, ledges, kickers, and a bowl that took around six weeks to build. Wouldn’t mind waking up to this everyday!
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Behold, a glimpse into the life of a traveling surf photographer. Following up last year’s opus, this year’s iPhone edit from Morgan Maassen gives us nuggets of behind the scenes reality and hilarity that only he can deliver through his all-access lens.
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In the Spring of 2014 a small group of close friends broke ground on a building project in Skamania County, Washington in the Columbia River Gorge. Their primary endeavor was a multi-platform tree house, but also included a skate bowl and a wood fired soaking tub as well. The crew came from all over the country and from a variety of backgrounds. Some were professional carpenters, others learned on the job, gaining experience along the way. The Cinder Cone is Foster Huntington’s short film that documents this year-long process of building his dream home with this community of tight knit friends. Check out the Kickstarter for the book here:
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Kung Fury is an over-the-top 80’s action comedy that was crowd funded through Kickstarter. It features Kung Fury, a Kung Fu renegade cop who travels back in time to kill his Nemesis, Hitler. The film features nazis, dinosaurs, vikings and cheesy one-liners. The campaign that was launched in December, 2013 was backed by more than 17,000 people who together gave more than $630,000. This love letter to the 80’s by director David Sandberg makes me want to take back all the things I said about the internet ruining creativity.
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Happy Friday! Here’s a little afternoon delight: a behind-the-scenes edit featuring model, Rocky Barnes shot by Steven Lippman for Malibu Mag. It’d actually be a pretty sweet pool to skate if it weren’t for all the damn water being sprayed and smoking hot babes running around in it.
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No this is not a joke, yes it is really happening. This is a trailer for the Point Break reboot movie – which is basically the original Point Break on steroids and Red Bull (and in wingsuits). What drives me crazier than yet another Hollywood remake is that this is a remake of a movie that really should not be remade. All the things we love (and love to hate) about the original film were rooted in the actors and the time period. Point Break is surfing’s dark age that was the 90s. Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves epitomized surfer stereotypes in the most uncomfortable ways possible. Why a cult classic just be left alone for once? It had it’s time and we continue to celebrate it by quoting the many iconic Bodhi and Johnny Utah lines – and we even have Point Break Live to further continue the joke. But no, Hollywood can’t help itself from doing the same thing it always does: copy and dilute an original formula that made buttloads of money in the past, therefore a recycled version (or perhaps a sequel) will do the same. And we can’t help but fall for it every time. Hopefully this version will also be “so bad, it’s good.”
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Nothing will take you back you those teen angst years quite like a little Rage Against The Machine. Here is full concert footage of the band’s first ever public performance at The Quad, Cal State Northridge, Northridge, CA on Oct. 23, 1991 in all of its gritty, poor quality VHS glory. It’s not often that a band’s very first concert was caught on film in its entirety like this. Enjoy!
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Artist, designer, wood worker, and friend, Todd St. John of Hunter Gatherer studio will be debuting a collection of furniture starting Saturday thru Tuesday at ICFF. Todd collaborated with us on the Indoek Wax Kit and has since delved further into the art of furniture design. His unique pieces reflect his clean yet eclectic, geometric design sensibilities and we look forward to seeing more.