Graffiti Hierarchy 2 x Best Trick Contest – Las Vegas


Official Genius and Recognizing Real present BEST TRICK CONTEST on the MINI-RAMP at FIRST FRIDAY at Cornerstone Art Gallery in the Arts District, Downtown Las Vegas.

Attention Graff Heads!!
Graffiti Hierarchy 2 is goin on this Friday at Cornerstone Art Gallery.. ft KING RUCK, DEX, KOPYE, PRIME and AISE plus tons of new art from amazing artists inside the gallery !

sounds by DJ EDOC

Don’t miss this first Friday with these visiting graffiti kings !


skate trick comp on the ISI half-pipe present by OG and RR!


Free Steez Mag stickers and giveaways will be on hand, go check it out.

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Posted by: Official Genius | November 5, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Skateboarding

Mowers/Steez Release Party


Last weekend the culmination of months of work reached a pinnacle at the Mowers x Steez collaboration release party in Beverly, Ma, just north of Boston. If you remember our Esoteric interview from issue 32 then you might recognize these shots from inside the shop. This was the first of what will undoubtfully be many more collaborations to come with Mowers. It was an easy and natural fit to work with a barbershop that’s not only right in our backyard, but one that actually gives a shit about it’s clientele and putting out a quality product. Straight razors and hot towels are commonplace at Mowers Barbershop at 269 Cabot St. To elevate the relationship we teamed up to create a high quality hooded sweatshirt that reflected our culture and upbringing. Every hoody comes with a custom comb as well with the W.C. Fields homage. We were stoked to see so many people come out despite the Nor’easter. Never a bad party when Karma and 7L come out either! You can pick up a dope hoody while they last from our store. Check out the photos from release night. Thanks to Deep Eddy Vodka for coming through with the spirits too!
Photos by Jenna Hoy

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Yok & Sheryo bring Nasty Goreng Show to LA

Sheryo and Yok have been working away on a new solo-duo show at Superchief gallery in down town LA, opening November 8th.

The show has a combination of work made in indonesia, with original drawings and work made at the gallery in LA. Come down to 739 Kohler st to treat your eyeballs to Nasty Goreng LA style, and have some beers with us.

Big thanks to montana cans USA for supporting us with paint and tiger beer for the brews!

Take a peak at some process images.

November 8th, 6pm onwards

Super Chief Gallery
739 Kohler St




















Posted by: Official Genius | November 4, 2014 | Categorized under: Art, Events



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All I Need Skate and Shake Shack Team Up to
Host Amateur Skateboard Contest at Skaters Edge Indoor Skatepark

TAUNTON, MA – November 3, 2014 – All I Need Skate, in association with Shake Shack and a bevy of top skateboard and lifestyle brands, is proud to announce theFirst Annual New England Am skateboard contest is set for Saturday, November 22, 2014, from Noon-9:00pm, at Skaters Edge Indoor Skatepark.

Located at 391 Water Street in Taunton, Skaters Edge is the largest indoor skatepark in Massachusetts with more than 30,000 square feet of skater-designed stairs, ledges, ramps, rails, and more.

The New England Am skateboard contest will feature three divisions: 14 & Under(Noon-2:00pm), 15 & Over (3:00-5:00pm), and a special invite-only Skateshop Am(7:00-9:00pm).

Skaters in all three divisions will battle it out for bragging rights and a wide variety of top-shelf prizes from contest sponsors (full list below). A $1,500 cash prize, courtesy of Shake Shack and Skaters Edge, will be awarded to the top three shops competing in the Skateshop Am division (1st Place: $1,000; 2nd Place: $300; 3rd Place: $200).

“The New England skate scene has experienced tremendous growth recently, and the New England Am will be the first contest of its kind to unite the entire community for an awesome day of skating at the region’s top skatepark,” says Anthony Shetler, pro skateboarder and New England Am Founder. “I have been dreaming about making this contest happen for more than two years now, and I am hyped to watch my dream become a reality. This contest will bring together local skaters of all ages and abilities, and it will ensure the New England skate scene continues to thrive, prosper and rise for years to come.”

For the first time ever, the invite-only Skateshop Am division will determine which local shops truly have the region’s best amateur skaters. Participating shops will includeCivilEastern BoarderFun Box BoardsHiveLevitateLogicMax Hesh,Narragansett Surf & SkateRed AlertSolsticeTechnical, and Theory. More shops may be added in the coming weeks.

Guest judges for the New England Am will include top East coast pro skateboardersNick Dompierre and Brandon Westgate, as well as local legend Donny Barley.

“The New England Am is keeping the East coast alive and bringing everyone together for a sick session—can’t wait,” says Brandon Westgate, resident of Wareham, MA, and founder/owner of Westgate Cranberries, an event sponsor.

Pro skateboarder Donny Barley, hailing from Groton, CT, adds, “New England skateboarding made me. So, I’m honored to be a part of New England Am. I know it’s going to be an amazing experience for everyone involved!”

The inaugural New England Am skateboard contest is made possible through generous support from All I Need SkateBones BearingsDC ShoesFilmbotFootprint Insole TechnologyHouse of MarleyKnockaround SunglassesLowcard MagazineMatix ClothingOC RampsShake ShackSkaters Edge Indoor SkateparkSk8ologySteez MagazineStelth Headwear, and Westgate Cranberries.

To learn more, please visit ,

Posted by: Official Genius | | Categorized under: Events, Skateboarding

McGhies Tent Sale – Las Vegas

Be sure to join us NOV 8th for McGhies/Technine winter kick off party & annual tent sale! Get laced up for winter! Pick up your season passes,Free BBQ, Live DJs provided by DJ Munkey, L Boogie, Jay Kapp and DJ EDOC !! We will be raffling a technine snowboard & bindings etc. also game of SKATE Battle for prizes will be held at 3 PM! Movie premieres 6pm SOE movie , 7pm snowboarder magazine’s movie FOREWORD! raffles will be held after the movie premieres! Event sponsored by Technine, Neff Headwear, Jammy Pack, Skatin on Em, Official Genius, Snowboarder Mag, Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort, and Brian Head Resort Mcghies Store located at 4035.S FORT APACHE RD. LAS VEGAS NV. 89247 phone # 702-252-8077  


photo/flier by : AG Photographix  rider: Curren Weber !


Posted by: Official Genius | October 29, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard


“The infamous CROSSFIRE HALLOWEEN MASSACRE returns to London on Saturday November 1st in association with Vans. Now in its eighth year, the “gnarliest Halloween party in town” will rock House of Vans London – situated in the spooky Old Vic Tunnels, famed for its dark past and crypt like surroundings.”

“The Halloween Massacre will also host the biggest bowl riding skateboard jam the UK has seen this year, with a huge purse of 10,000EUR prize money available to both amateur and pro skateboarders from around the world.”


Posted by: Official Genius | October 27, 2014 | Categorized under: Events


Global Action Sports Spectacle Zooms Across U.S with 14-City Tour Beginning May 5, 2015
Pre-Sale Begins October 22; General On-Sale Begins October 25

Watch LIVE at 10:30pm est or 7:30pm pst

Los Angeles – October 22, 2014 – Nitro Circus founder, ringleader and world-class athlete Travis Pastrana today announced that Nitro Circus Live ( is returning to North America with a 2015 U.S. tour. The first leg will visit 14 cities across the country beginning May 5 in Tampa, Florida and wrapping May 24 in Houston, Texas. Nitro Circus Live, the action sports spectacle that is a worldwide phenomenon, features more than 40 of the world’s best action sports athletes performing daring and record-breaking tricks in freestyle motocross, BMX and skateboarding. The tour features hilarious and heart-stopping stunts unique to Nitro Circus using contraptions such as water coolers, rocking horses, a lazyboy couch and more. Pastrana, a 10-time X Games gold medalist in freestyle motocross and one of extreme sport’s biggest names, is bringing back the stars of Nitro Circus’ hit MTV show and Nitro Circus 3D film. The team helped sell out city after city on its first U.S. tour earlier this year.


Pre-sale tickets for the 2015 U.S. tour go on sale October 22 at 10:30 p.m. (EST) and to the general public October 25. Tickets can be purchased through

“We are so stoked to bring the biggest, most daring action sports production ever staged back home where Nitro Circus all started years ago,” says Pastrana. “Our insane group of athletes perform stunts that you literally cannot see anywhere else on the planet. We’re constantly pushing each other to break records and do things that people previously thought was physically impossible. We had an epic time in the US earlier this year, and we were pumped on just how many people came out to see us. Now we’re ready to show a whole bunch of new cities what we’re all about.”

Originally a small DVD series filmed in Pastrana’s Maryland backyard, Nitro Circus grew into a successful MTV show with more than 46 million U.S. viewers and broadcast in 60 countries worldwide. The next step was Nitro Circus Live, which has captured the imagination of fans worldwide with a string of sell-out shows and record-breaking crowds across Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Africa.


Fans can expect spectacular, fully choreographed huge motocross stunts and outrageous feats on an array of contraptions – trikes, snow skis, a bath tub on wheels, tandem bikes, razor scooters, shopping carts, and even a Barbie car, all launched with precision and skill off the one of a kind 50-foot high Nitro Gigant-A-Ramp. The ridiculous ‘Nitro Bomb’ is a favorite across the globe, with up to 20 riders mid-air and upside-down at the same time. Check out the Nitro bomb here:

“We are building on the huge global success of Nitro Circus and can’t wait to return to North America in 2015,” said Managing Director of Nitro Circus Live Michael Porra. “We are breaking ticket sales records in Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand and sold out arenas at nearly every stop on our first U.S. tour last year. It’s been a big year for Nitro Circus, and we can’t wait to bring the crew’s crazy antics to 14 brand new cities across the country.”


For fans upset that NCL is not coming to their city on this leg of the tour – don’t sweat it! Nitro Circus Live will be touring more than 25 other cities across the US and Canada in 2015, with the dates to be announced early next year. For more tour information, updates from the road and behind-the-scenes content, visit Follow Nitro Circus Live on Twitter: @nitrocircuslive and Facebook: Fans looking for even more excitement can purchase special Nitro Circus VIP Experience packages featuring an exclusive Travis Pastrana meet & greet opportunity, premium reserved seating with the best view of the action, tour merch not available anywhere else and much more. Don’t wait, however, as quantities are very limited: only 150 VIP Experience passes will be available for each show.


About Nitro Circus Live
Nitro Circus continues to position itself as one of the foremost, up and coming youth action sports & entertainment brands on the planet.  From humble beginnings, with Jeremy Rawle, Gregg Godfrey and extreme sports superstar Travis Pastrana producing DVDs from a garage in Utah in 2003, to a smash TV series which has aired in 60+ countries and become one of MTV’s most popular programs of all time, Nitro Circus has exploded to global popularity, leaving a burning impression on the minds of young people across the planet. The Nitro Circus 3D Movie, featuring cast members from the MTV series, was released in 2012 in cinemas worldwide.

In 2010, the TV show was transformed by current CEO and action sports industry veteran Michael Porra into a must-see live event, creating the global touring phenomenon that is Nitro Circus Live. Since the inaugural tour of Australia four years ago, the show has travelled the globe, obliterating box office records and cultivating a legion of diehard fans. The tour has now rolled across five continents, with sold-out shows in Australia, New Zealand, China, the United States, Canada, South Africa, and all across the European Continent.

2015 Tour Schedule (First Leg)*
Tues, May 5 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Wed, May 6 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
Fri, May 8 Jacksonville, FL – Veterans Memorial Arena
Sat, May 9 Orlando, FL – Amway Center
Sun, May 10 Atlanta, GA – Georgia Dome
Tues, May 12 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Thurs, May 14 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Fri, May 15 Uniondale, NJ – Nassau Coliseum
Sun, May 17 Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
Tues, May 19 St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
Wed, May 20 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Thurs, May 21 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Sat, May 23 Dallas, TX – Toyota Stadium
Sun, May 24 Houston, TX – TDECU Stadium
*More dates announced soon


Posted by: Official Genius | October 24, 2014 | Categorized under: Events



Leading Designer and Craftsman, Andy Vasquez and Converse CONS Skate Ambassadors, Eli Reed and Aaron Herrington to Lead Interactive Workshop in Boston

Converse CONS announces the return of CONS Project: Boston, a series of community projects designed to inspire the next generation of creative spirits through interactive skate, art and music workshops. This installment of CONS Project: Boston, focusing on “Creative Recycling,” is the third of five in the ongoing workshop series slated to hit the city over the next year.

Encouraging aspiring designers and artistic builders to register today, “Creative Recycling” will teach participants the key skills of repurposing used skateboards. From building furniture from recycled skate decks to designing and painting finished pieces, the daylong workshop will be led by renowned designer and craftsman, Andy Vasquez with the help of Converse CONS Skate Ambassadors, Eli Reed and Aaron Herrington.

As one local component of the overarching North American CONS Project initiative, CONS Project: Boston is slated to continue alongside other workshops in key cities including New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto through Spring 2015. This specialized program, geared towards up-and-coming skate and art talents, offers extensive, hands-on workshops with renowned legends and up-and-coming super stars at no cost.

Aspiring creative actives between the ages of 13 and 24 can apply for a slot at

WHEN: “Creative Recycling” – Saturday, November 15 / 11am to 5pm

WHERE: Artists for Humanity / 100 West 2nd Street, Boston, MA 02127


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

Volcom Takes Over Lido Theater For Mr.Plant Premiere


This past Friday, October 17th, Volcom took over the Lido Theater in Newport Beach, CA, and debuted their newest film Mr. Plant -a Veeco Film production based on the travels of snowboarder and New Hampshire backwoodsman Pat Moore. The film follows Pat as he spends a season traveling around the world with the rest of the Volcom Snow family, friends and icons.




Left: audience; Right: Volcom Co-Founder, Richard Woolcott shares a few words)

Volcom opened Lido Theater doors to the public which included fans of all ages, local editors, tastemakers, bloggers, professional snow athletes and Mr.Plant co-stars such as Curtis Ciszek, Scott Blum, Bryan Iguchi, Seth Huot, Harrison Gordon, Alex Lopez, Jake Price and Elena Hight.

(Right-Left: Volcom Snow Team-Seth Huot, Jake Price, Pat Moore, Bryan Iguchi, Scott Blum, Elena Hight, Alex Lopez, Curtis Ciszek)

Prior to the film premiere, Volcom family and friends were treated to a pre-party at the Volcom headquarters for a VIP skate and BBQ. The lucky guests were later loaded up into an eye-catching Volcom Red Bull double-decker bus and chauffeured to the main event.

mp_lido-7685(Left-Right: Donny Stevens, Curtis Ciszek, Scott Blum, Alex Lopez, Bryan Iguchi, Ryan Immegart)

With 13 stops left on the global premiere tour, be sure to check out the tour schedule for upcoming listings!


Posted by: Official Genius | October 21, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Premiers, Snowboard

OCT 19 Crotched Parks – Preseason Rail Session


Crotched Park’s annual preseason rail session is back for another day of next level shredding & lots of snow to go with it! Our crew is hauling in over 20 cubic yards of snow for the event. With 5-6 freestyle features, live music to keep the stoke up, this Sunday (October 19th) should make for the best Preseason Rail Session to date!

The only money you’ll be dishing out is for gas to get here, the preseason rail jam is FREE TO THE PUBLIC. Food (BBQ) will be available for purchase.

DATE: Sunday, October 19, 2014
TIME: 2pm – 5pm
WHERE: Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride

Posted by: Official Genius | October 15, 2014 | Categorized under: Events

11/22 – New England AM


first annual @NewEnglandAm contest @SkatersEdgeSkatepark Nov.22 2014 please help spread

Posted by: Official Genius | October 10, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Skateboarding

“Higher” Now Available on iTunes

The award-winning producers from Teton Gravity Research (TGR) announce the release of Jeremy Jones’ “Higher” on iTunes.

(Jackson Hole, Wyo.) – The award-winning producers from Teton Gravity Research (TGR) announce the release of Jeremy Jones’ Higher on iTunes. Currently showing on a worldwide film tour, an official selection of the San Sebastian Film Festival, and a finalist for ‘Best Film’ at the Banff International Mountain Film Festival, Higher, presented by Subaru, traces the origins and pinnacle achievements of Jeremy Jones, one of the greatest big mountain snowboarders of our time. The film is co-directed by Jones and his brothers, TGR co-founders Todd and Steve Jones.
Ten-time Snowboarder magazine ‘Big Mountain Rider of the Year’ Jeremy Jones revolutionized backcountry snowboarding with Deeper, TGR’s 2010 ode to splitboarding and human-powered adventure. TGR’s 2012 sequel Further took him to the planet’s most remote mountain ranges and earned him a nod as a 2013 National Geographic ‘Adventurer of the Year’.
His environmental advocacy work with Protect Our Winters won him recognition as one of President Barack Obama’s 2013 ‘Champions of Change’. Now, Jones and the TGR crew are elevating their game and taking their quest to the highest standard for the third and final installment of the Deeper, Further, Higher trilogy from Teton Gravity Research.
“I have set up my life around finding and riding the planet’s best mountains for snowboarding, and Higher represents the pinnacle achievements in my life as a snowboarder,” says Jeremy Jones. “As much as I appreciate all the accolades I have received in snowboarding, these lines mean the most to me. They are my lifetime achievement awards.”

Starring: Jeremy Jones / Ryland Bell / Bryan Iguchi / Luca Pandolfi

On Location: Teton National Park, Wyoming / Alaska Range, Alaska / Himalaya, Nepal / Cape Cod, Massachusetts

“Higher provides a more intimate look at Jeremy’s life and career — from conflicts arising from a life in the mountains dealing with family and the loss of friends — to his most recent achievements climbing and riding the biggest lines of his life,” says Steve Jones. “It’s the most powerful film we’ve produced.”



Posted by: Official Genius | October 8, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard

10/11 – Vans Shop Riot 2014

Vans will be streaming live at the Shop Riot European Finals 2014 happening in Aalst, Belgium from Saturday 11th October – Sunday 12th October at

As autumn approaches, it brings colour to the trees, a crisp chill to the air and everyone’s favourite time of year…THE VANS SHOP RIOT EUROPEAN FINALS!

It’s been a whirlwind five-month build up, taking in 16 stops across Europe and bringing together over 200 of best shop teams from across the land, with the best store team from each leg earning themselves a place in the finals. While it’s gone quickly, it has been quite a journey and we’ve seen some epic showdowns during the course of the series. From revisiting some of the favourite parks and spots from previous years, such as Chelles’ Cosanostra skatepark (FR), to bringing a bit of culture to the scene as the Nordic leg set up right outside Helsinki’s Kiasma Modern Art Museum (FI), the cream of European skate shops assembled their finest teams and set out to shred their way across the continent.
One of the favourite stops of the series has been Aalst’s ‘Flesh & Bones’ skatepark, aptly named given the amount of skin it claimed during the Belgian leg of the Vans Shop Riot earlier in the year. Fittingly, this becomes the battleground for next month’s finals, and as such will bear witness to teams from Moscow to Manchester thrashing it out in what’s set to be an awesome end to another hotly contested series.

After last year’s crown was claimed by a team based just an hour up the road from the venue – the Works Skatepark in Leeds, UK – all eyes will be on Belgium’s Rampaffairz team to see how they fair on home ground. 2013 winners from Black Sheep, Manchester, won’t be defending their title this year, but with stores including Skate Pharmacy and Lost Art representing the UK, France’s Nozbone and Titus from Munster, Germany, we’re sure to see a good fight amongst the final 16 teams.
As a nation famed for it’s fine chocolate, world beating beers, and rather fittingly – waffles, expect sugar highs and hangovers as a motley assortment of Europe’s finest skateshops head to Aalst to fight it out for the title of Vans Shop Riot Top Shop Team, 2014.
If you’re not as adventurous as Tintin and getting to Belgium proves too much of a Hasselt, luckily for you the whole shebang will be live streamed right into your google glasses. Or desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Keep an eye on for reviews of the final stops, news and exclusive insights behind the series, and Vans’ facebook page, twitter and instagram for updates and live notifications.

Posted by: Official Genius | | Categorized under: Events, Skateboarding

11/15 – Burton Rail Days

As you likely know, the 4th annual Burton Rail Days presented by MINI is set to take place in Japan on November 15th. Sixteen of the world’s top urban riders will compete at the Roppongi Hills Arena in downtown Tokyo for a $27,000 prize purse.


We’re hoping you can help us spread the word about something new for this year’s event: one of the 16 spots will go to a lucky rider who will be chosen to compete based on video footage submissions and an online judging panel.

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Details: Male and female riders age 16 and older can send in a video part through October 13th that showcases their best urban snowboard style. Online fan voting will take place from October 20th through November 2nd. On November 3rd, the winning rider will be announced and will head to Japan to compete at Burton Rail Days. Complete details on applications and voting can be found at


The actual competition on November 15th will start with a 40-minute jam session, followed by a best of two-run finals with the top 6 riders to determine the winner. There will also be 3 different best trick awards given out at this year’s event. Last year brought in a packed crowd of 5,000 fans to the arena and we’re expecting the same amazing response as previous years. The competition will be webcast LIVE at

Zach Hale

Who will win??

Posted by: Official Genius | October 7, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard