Pizzacat’s Skate or Pie recap

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Recognizing Real presents @The_Pizzacat’s 1st Annual Skate or Pie ! Skateboard and Pizza Contest

RESULTS: 16 & up
1st Jason Thurtle – THE SAUCE BO$$
2nd Adrian McCoy
3rd Travis Myers
4th Will Pousant
5th Chris Perez
6th Emmanuel Lozano
winners (photo: Durso)

The “Quarter Pie” Award – BEST TRICK on the Quarterpipe – Emmanuel Lozano.

Flatbread Combination Award – BEST COMBINATION of Tricks on the Flatbox – Chris Perez.

1st – AJ Sedupe
2nd – DJ Swartley
3rd – Caleb Kozakasky
4th – Drew Hartler
5th – Julian Martinez
6th – Dylan Batoon
7th – James Steinke

Groms – 12&under
1st – Laird Brunson
2nd – Ivan Kozakovsky
3rd – Miles Davis
4th – Johnny Steinke

Golden Slice Awards 2014
Fan Favorite – Poppy’s Pizza

Best Pepperoni – Pizza Rock
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Biggest Slice – Pin up Pizza
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Recognizing Real presents The Pizzacat’s 1st Annual Skate or Pie ! Skateboard and Pizza Contest!!
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Hosted by DOUBLE D – Dave Duncan!

Couldn’t be more happy with the event turnout!! Major shout out to RECOGNIZING REAL and their team for being huge supporters of the event and really helping it be the most it could be!! All the Vendors AG Photographix! Mad Klothing, Crooked Kingdom, Colonial brand, Deuces All star Krew, Mowgli art, Nation Essentials, ParkFAB, Laced, Dopeass Glass, Bad Boarderz, Pizza Chefs, Poppys Pizza and Zyda skateboards, vending in the heat and supporting the skate scene can’t thank you enough for all the giveaways, the kids were super stoked on em! S/O Thugkrew, Steez mag, Explosive Ind, and Osiris shoes for providing giveaways to the winners and crowd! Skatecity and Colonial brand skateboards for hosting us! The OG skate team for repping hard as fuck! All the Judges, Blue Tile Lounge and JARRITOS for coming in as last minute sponsors! Stoked to have the support of the skate rock legends comp that happened last month, also the legend Double D Dave Duncan for making it sound like the Xgames or Dew tour in there! All the performers Late for Dinner, DJ Munkey, Johnny Mcnazty, Jay Kapp, L Boogie, Bangerz and DeMarco Cruz for killing their sets! Good music always helps make a great event, they killed it And finally all the skaters, parents and homies that came out can’t wait for the next one! ‪

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Recognizing Real’s recap of Skate or Pie – video by Jesse Hudson

Zyda Skateboards recap

Explosive team riders were also on the scene, check out there recap here on RollDawgszine.

Posted by: Official Genius | June 23, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Skateboarding

The Lb Project


The LB Project has been created to unite the European Skateboard scene through art shows in Berlin, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam and London. This project will support Skateistan by donating half of the artworks presented during the exhibition.

The show will feature: Michael Sieben / Todd Bratrud / Jeremy Fish / Mark Foster / Jeremyville / Kid Creature / Funeral French / Mike Kershnar / Lucas Beaufort / Chad Eaton / BB Bastidas

Posted by: admin | June 20, 2014 | Categorized under: Art, Events

NYRock Exchange Submissions for Summer Music Collection


The New York Rock Exchange is an innovative new company that connects bands directly with fans, they do this through songshares. They have already launch successful songshares with over a dozen bands and singers, all devoted to spreading their music. This summer they are launching a Summer Music Collection with 10 of the hottest up-and-coming bands. If you’re interested check out their site or apply for this sick opportunity.

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LOOK AWAY: The Art of Todd Fancis


WINS is happy to announce the global release of LOOK AWAY: THE ART OF TODD FRANCIS, by Seb Carayol and Todd Francis on June 26th at the Hennessey + Ingalls in LA. Most people know Todd Francis for his work over the past 20 years creating iconinc skateboard graphics for Antihero, Element, Real and Stereo among others.

This book reveals more to Francis than most of his biggest fans even know. Check out how to get your hands on it here

Event Dates:
LOS ANGELES – Thursday, June 26 at Hennessey + Ingalls bookstore, 6pm
(1520 N Cahuenga Blvd #8, Los Angeles, CA 90028)

MILAN – Wednesday, July 2 at Bastard store, 6pm
(Via Scipio Slataper, 19, 20125 Milano, Italy)

BERLIN – Tuesday, July 8 at Bright Tradeshow booth 117/118, 4pm
(Brunnenstrasse 19-21, 10119 Berlin, Germany)

SAN FRANCISCO – Thursday, July 17 at DLXSF store, 6pm
(1831 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103)

Posted by: admin | June 19, 2014 | Categorized under: Art, Events

Frendly Gathing Music Festival Announces Greening Initiatives


The team at The Frendly Gathering Music Festival, led by pro snowboarders Jack Mitrani and Danny Davis, announces its greening initiatives for the fourth annual event, taking place June 27-28 at Timber Ridge in Windham, Vermont. The Festival is presented by Burton Snowboards, who returns for its second year the presenting sponsor. With an outdoor multi-day music festival, The Frendly Gathering encourages its own team, its supporters and festival goers to “keep it clean.”

“Our greening initiative is a collaboration amongst the Frendly Crew as well as the community of Frendly Gathering attendees,” said Jack Mitrani, Frendly Gathering co-producer and pro snowboarder. “If we all work together, we can keep Timber Ridge a clean and beautiful environment for everyone to enjoy throughout the weekend.”

The Frendly Gathering has posted an Eco-Frendly Commitment on their website at and has listed goals and suggestions on keeping the event green, including: producing just one dumpster of trash at the most through the entire event, promoting the seven principles of Leave No Trace, encouraging carpooling and leaving glow sticks at home, to name only a few.

For more info check out their site

Posted by: admin | June 17, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Music

Boston Calling Festival Recap

It seems as though music festivals across the country have given a new breed of humans a place to congregate and show off their bizarre hobbies and skills. This past Memorial Day Weekend, Boston Calling Music Festival took over City Hall Plaza with a variety of bands luring in a wide assortment of fans. Each of the three days presented vastly different types of crowds based on the different music genres each day offered, starting on Friday with a mellower crowd for the headliner, Jack Johnson. Saturday started off sunny and a majority of the people took advantage of the warmth by laying on the concrete and bricks while the not as well known bands started off the day. Weird costumes, crop tops, and short shorts ruled the weekend and gave others something to look at. However, the rain on Saturday seemed to deter a good amount of people but the true Death Cab For Cutie fans toughed it out despite being soaked mid afternoon. Whether it was the bands or the weather, these first two days just did not bring as many die-hard fans as you see at the bigger and more popular festivals such as Coachella or SXSW. With a lot of sitting around on the concrete and or lamely standing in the pit showing little musical passion, those “interesting” festival-goers seemed far and few.

With the killer line-up and the crazy amount of hype for Boston Calling, it seemed weird that the crowd was so lame. After waiting two days for those die-hards to show up, Sunday finally delivered. Hula-hoops, rainbow hair, flowery headbands, and face painted girls filled City Hall Plaza. Alcohol and other “feel good” substances consumed the crowd bringing out the rowdy and passionate. A good amount of the weekend presented a lot of swaying and singing-along, but the second Brand New hit the stage a new kind of passion hit the festival. The aggressive pit was not for the weary, but Boston Calling really needed this kind of rowdiness to bring it to the next level. By the time Modest Mouse went on there was barely enough room to breathe, let alone walk around and it was obvious that Boston Calling was the place to be.

Boston has always been known for its city pride, but the crowd at Boston Calling proved that its fans are just as die-hard and as ready to party as any other city. With every train and billboard in the city filled with festival flyers and ads all over the Internet, Boston did a damn good job promoting their semi-annual music festival. And with the wide assortment of bands varying from rock, indie, and pop, its no wonder fans traveled from all over the country to check out Boston Calling.

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Boston Calling is Here

bostoncallingBoston Calling starts this Friday May 23rd. Don;t miss the 3 day events with dozens of local and international musicians. Tickets are nearly all sold out but there’s still some left. Get over to the ticket page to purchase some now!

Posted by: admin | May 19, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Music

Dam Am Minneapolis

Location: Familia HQ Skatepark
835 E. Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-3080

10am – Doors open + practice
5pm – Riders’ Meeting
6pm – Damn Am Welcome to Town Party

10am – Doors open + practice
12pm – Qualifiers
Three skater jams – three minutes
Top 30 go to Semi-Finals – top two Golden Tickets

10am – Doors open + practice
12pm – Semi-Finals
28 skaters from qualifiers
Two heats, 14 skaters each
Two one minute runs, best counts
Top 10 go to Finals, joining Golden Ticket winners
12 skaters
One heat
Three one minute runs, best counts
Best Trick on Obstacle TBD
Awards and product toss

Email for registration

Posted by: admin | May 13, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Skateboarding

Static IV Premiere

static4Static IV is premiering on Friday, May 9th at 10PM at the Tampa Theatre. There will be a Pep Kim photo show from 6PM – 9PM at Workspace and an After party at The Bricks.

Posted by: admin | May 7, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Skateboarding

The LB Project

lbprojectThe LB project has been created to Unite the European Skateboard scene through art shows in Berlin, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam and London.
A year (June 2014 / June 2015) where artists, skateshops, media and brands will unite to make skateboard and art accessible to all.

Through this project we will support Skateistan by donating half of the artworks presented during the exhibition (27 unique artworks).

The other half will be given to all the users of the LB Project. Indeed, people have the opportunity to register freely on the website to get a chance to win 27 from the 54 unique skateboards.

The Artists-
Michael Sieben, Jeremyville, Todd Bratrud, Jeremy Fish, Funeral French, Kid Creature, Chad Eaton, Mark Foster, Mike Kershnar, BB Bastidas, Lucas Beaufort

LB Project Facebook
LB Project Instagram

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Off The Wall Spring Classic Live Stream

The Vans “Off The Wall” Spring Classic has established itself as something of a hot date in the Italian calendar, and an event that is not to be missed for the European skateboarding scene. Located right on the coast and offering an awesome fusion of sun, sand, sea and inspired mini ramp riding, the event successfully mixes Californian spirit with Italian flair.

Over the past five years, this combination has created what has undoubtedly become one of the most laid back and enjoyable events in skateboarding, and the perfect opener to the contest season. For five years, the little Ligurian town of Varazze has been a fantastic host to the Vans “Off The Wall” Spring Classic, but for 2014, we’re mixing it up a little…and heading south. As we bid ‘arrivederci’ to Varazze, we say ‘salve’ to Napoli! Grab your board and pack your sunblock, as it’s going to be one hell of a weekend.

With all the elements that the event has become famous, now set in the historic the city of Naples, we find ourselves back by the beach and ready to roll. Expect a bigger, better mini ramp, offering more potential and more fun, the Vans’ Market Place with food stalls, barber shop and more, and on the Saturday evening, we’ll have a stellar music line up for you.

Attracting riders from all over Europe, as well as special guests from further afield, the standard of riding at the Vans “Off The Wall” Spring Classic has continued to rise. 2013′s edition really saw the bar being raised, with some insane tricks going down, so with an improved ramp for this year, we can only expect to see it elevated once again. Be sure to join us for a weekend packed full of skateboarding, music and a little sun and sea!

Friday 9th: 6-8pm Mini Ramp Best Trick
Saturday 10th: 1-5:30pm Mini Ramp Qualifications
Sunday 11th: 2 – 4:30pm Mini Ramp Finals 

Posted by: admin | May 6, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, featured, Skateboarding


beastlycrewMAYDAY went down over the weekend at Crotched Mountain and there was still plenty of snow for the first week of May. It’ll probably be there for the rest of the month at this rate. Riders came out from all over to enjoy some super late season jibbing.
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Posted by: admin | May 5, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, featured, Snowboard

Frendly Gathering 2014

Best friends and professional snowboarders Danny Davis and Jack Mitrani are proud to announce the full music lineup for the 2014 Frendly Gathering presented by Burton Snowboards. Headlining the fourth annual, three-day music festival are inspiring jam and indie rock bands Lotus, Delta Spirit and Deer Tick. Local Vermonters and Frendly Gathering house/festival band, Twiddle, who have been making noise across the country with their unique sound that combines funk, jam, and reggae, also play a big role at the event, playing an impressive four times during the fetival. In total, The Frendly Gathering will feature 30 different musical acts to play at the Vermont summer event, which combines music, camping, yoga, food, skateboarding, dancing, inspiration and a big dose of “Frendship.”

Tucked away in the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont, the three-day Frendly Gathering will be held at Timber Ridge, located in Windham. One of New England’s premier music festivals, The Frendly Gathering features a lineup ranging from rock and roll and bluegrass to folk, jam and electronic that is sure to stoke out all types of music lovers.

The brainchild behind the event is a group of pro snowboarders that call themselves the Frendly Crew (there is no “I” in Frends). Heading up the event is Danny Davis and Jack Mitrani who share the same passion for music, the outdoors, the environment and bringing the ideals of “Frendship” to the masses. Both musicians themselves and newly appointed Martin Guitar Ambassadors, they wanted to bring their favorite bands, both known and unknown, to one stage in a frendly and intimate festival setting that combines good vibes, good frends and good times. The Frendly Gathering was born four years ago, and each year has not only grown in audience size, but also in quality of the experience.

One example is this year, The Frendly Gathering is creating a new type of camping experience. For those who would like to camp without the hassle of traveling with gear, they can select the option to simply show up at Timber Ridge to a luxury tent of their choice that is already set up for their stay. Options include tents with cots, full beds, small cottages or RV’s.

“This is our favorite time of year,” said Mitrani. “Come June, we’ve been through the craziest highs and lows of the competition circuit including the X Games, The Dew Tour, the US Open and this year, the Olympics. The festival is our opportunity to bring together all of our fans, frends and family who have supported us throughout the snowboarding season.”

“Burton is super proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Frendly Gathering for the second year in a row,” stated Anne-Marie Dacyshyn, Vice President of Marketing at Burton. “Not only is it awesome to work with our riders Danny and Jack on such a cool project, the festival is also a perfect fit for Burton’s year-round lifestyle, bringing together music, friends, outdoor fun and a really good time. Can’t wait for this year.”

2014 Frendly Gathering Lineup:
Delta Spirit
Deer Tick
Twiddle x4
Lake Street Dive
Shakey Graves
Kung Fu
Sleepy Man Banjo Boys
Spirit Family Reunion
Chuck Ragan
Terra Naomi
The London Souls
Moon Hooch
Jamestown Revival
Kat Wright & ISB
Ludwig and Stiegler
DJ Equal
Disco Phantom
Chris Kasper
Gold Town
Quiet Lion
Myra Flynn
Tallgrass Getdown
Devesh Duo Band
Kris Orlowski
Wind + Wave

For more information on The Frendly Gathering, and to purchase tickets (on-sale now), visit Day passes and multi-day passes are available, as are camping passes.


Posted by: admin | May 1, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Music, Snowboard

Roll For Ian

rollforianOn April 5, friend/brother/son, Ian Imes was hit by a car and paralyzed while skating. Our purpose is increase awareness, provide support, and raise funds. Please visit the Facebook page for more details or help out by donating here.

Posted by: admin | April 29, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Skateboarding

Fifth Annual Snowflex Games

The Snowflex Games will be hosted at the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre in Lynchburg, VA. on Friday April 25th and Saturday April 26th. With a prize purse of over $18,000, the Snowflex Games will be one of the largest competitions in the South East. The events being hosted are Ski Rail Competition, Ski Big Air Competition, Snowboard Rail Competition, and Snowboard Big Air. There will be separate men’s and women’s divisions. Registration and Qualifiers will be on Friday April 25th and Finals will be on Saturday April 26th.

All Athletes need to be registered before Friday April 25th, simply register at the above “register now” tab. If you are unable to pull up the registration form, use an updated web-browser such as Google Chrome. If problems persist please don’t hesitate to call us: 434-592-5501.

Event Schedule
Friday April 25

9:00AM-12:00PM: Competitor Registration

1:00PM: Ski Rail Qualifiers

2:15PM: Snowboard Rail Qualifiers

3:45PM: Ski Big Air Qualifiers

5:00PM: Snowboard Big Air Qualifiers

6:00PM: Finalist Announced

Saturday April 26

12:00PM: Combined Women’s Finals

3:45PM: Ski Rail Jam Finals

4:30PM: Snowboard Rail Jam Finals

5:30PM: Combined Women’s Awards

6:00PM: Snowboard/Ski Big Air Finals

7:00PM: Combined Men’s Awards

Posted by: admin | April 24, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard