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Vans SK8 iPhone app

Looks like Vans has their name on a new iPhone app. In a partnership with Fuel Games, Vans has released a cool looking iPhone skate game, called Vans Pool Service. The game features Bucky Lasek and Omar Hassan. Vans and Fuel Games put their heads together to create the most addictive iPhone skateboarding app to [...]

Active Mailorder files for chapter 11

Active Ride Shop announced that they have filed for a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the county of Riverside. Which means after recently closing several stores, they’re still having enough financial problems that they need help. Chapter 11 allows them reorganize their finances and temporarily not pay [...]

A Detailed Analysis of Board Company Sales Over Six Years

Rob Meronek of the Skatepark of Tampa has been kind enough to share stats on deck sales for the last 6 years. If you’re in the Biz, you’ll appreciate this kind of info. You can see the full report here.

Rob Dyrdek strikes again- Skate Plaza LA

Rob Dyrdek has been on a campaign for the last few years to build a different kinda skatepark. His first one, in his hometown of Kettering Ohio has been received well by skaters and community a like. Now with the completion of his mini skate plaza in LA’s Lafayette Park, he’s on a roll. Rummor [...]

iSkateboard iPhone app

Just about everyone has a iPhone now, it’s a pretty amazing little device. Now, with the new iSkateboard iPhone app, you can find and share skate spots. Currently they claim 30,000 street spots, skate parks and skate shops worldwide. I can see this growing pretty rapidly, especially since they’re currently working on apps for the [...]

Forbes Magazine list of higest paid in action sports

Tony Hawk tops the list with $12 million and The Flying Tomato made an estimated $9 million in 2008. Suspiciously missing from the list is Rob Dyrdek and BAM, who both make at least $1 mill per year. Skateboarding and other board sport stars on average still make a lot less than main stream sports. [...]

San Diego Union-Tribune claims action sports doom

Staff writer Jennifer Davies of the San Diego Union Tribune did a interesting piece on the looming economic times for the Action Sports Industry. Already struggling with a glut of inventory, the $14.4 billion industry is forecasting sales to fall as much as 25 percent this year. Some surfboard makers say their business is down [...]

P-Rod tries is hand at acting

Paul Rodriguez jr. (aka P-Rod) makes his big screen debut in the upcoming movie Vicious Circle. Set in modern day Venice Beach, this character study uniquely examines cause and effect, unintended consequences and the duality of brotherhood. Inventive and wise beyond his years, young RJ is an artist, a chess master, and on a mission [...]

EXPN changes name to ESPN Sports

The flagship “extreme Sports” site for ESPN has been EXPN for since early 2000. They’ve now re-branded under the name ESPN Action Sports. ESPN is re-branding its online home for action sports. The site will become ESPN Action Sports this fall as part of a new multimedia initiative that will also mark the launch of [...]

Flip Skateboards finds a new home at NHS

Jeff Rowley and the Flip team have moved to Santa Cruz and have joined forces with NHS, Inc. You can check out the press release here. I wonder what’s going on over at Blitz Distribution? First, Birdhouse and now Flip.