The skate community came together to ride and rally for Black Lives Matter. We as skaters are almost by nature outcasts, so we ban together.
So by now, we have been quarantined for some many months and the cops are killing us, and maybe we have started back doing some normal activities, mainly skating outside again...
To lighten things up a bit... here is our competition we did.
So the rules pretty basic... the entries will be judged by superstar judging panel.
El Señor @rhydem came through this day! Like a G, he went to work before the shoot and then showed up and killed it. E NA'IWALE NO' OUKOUI KU'UPONO 'A'OLE E PAU
Dedicated to life, past, present, and future. Embracing change to build a bridge for culture and youth to intersect, respect daily, culture daily, 'ike daily, mahalo daily...
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We are offering a classic black tee and round gold medallion with the iconic Fitted 'Brigante' logo.
I met Rene Mathyssen in San Francisco around 1993 when he was pro for New Deal. Like a big brother then and now, but now we go fishing instead of skating, haha. Next ramp jam I am going to get him and me on the board, the last ramp jam they threw I was manning the grill the whole time, and we had just got back from fishing on his boat, so maybe a lil tired with sea legs and a few beers in us. We did not catch anything that day, which puts us at 2 out of 3. We did catch a 130 marlin on my first try!
For our 7th year anniversary we collaborated with Hawaii's In4mation to make their iconic 'hi' logo into a jewelry piece that compliments any outfit. Represent Hawaii all the time with this classic conversational piece, it is an anagram, upside down it says 'ny' which is why we made all three, it just made sense. 'hi' 'ny' and the anagram together 'hi/ny.'
Complimented with black and white 7th anniversary t-shirts and 'ny' hat.
'hi/ny' world board, we created a map of our worlds, relating the two states and switching around the names as we see the similarities between the boroughs and islands.
I have known Jun Jo for a long time now, we were both on Alphanumeric together. He was our token surfer, haha! He later moved to New York and got on Zoo York as their pro surfer. Hanging out at Max Fish and the Lower Eastside was good times in the early 2000's. Fast forward and In4mation is a staple in streetwear, we are in Hawaii, working together and it is amazing how the world works. Thanks Ryan, Todd, Keith for the inspiration, generosity, and guidance.
We have had free domestic shipping for some time now, which includes all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Guam. Enjoy, spring is right around the corner. Day light savings day is coming up and it is always good in New York City during that time! Hawaii does not have day light savings and instead of being 5 hours behind New York, Hawaii will be 6 hours behind New York.
All photos shot on film by Kale Olivia.
Words by Spencer Fujimoto
On Saturday February 15th, Valentine's Day/Presidents Day weekend we hosted the first annual 'Pandemonium at Pearlridge' Game of Skate Tournament at Neon Mainstage underneath the canopies between the food trucks in Pearlridge Center,
Pearlridge Center is Hawaii's largest enclosed shopping center located in Aiea, Oahu, overlooking historic Pearl Harbor.
We had 32 open spots for the head to head match up, tournament style elimination. It was somewhat of an invitational although we did have random walk ins and instagram entries, we played with Berrics rules.
Beginning with 16 skaters on each side of the bracket, winners advance to the next round and win a bag of products from all of our generous sponsors. Each round the bags get bigger and better. So by the end of it all, the podium finishers got cash and needed help carrying out all the product they had won advancing threw the rounds. The premise was simple win and receive, as if we were betting on the street. I am a firm believer in the merit system.
The Hawaii skate community came out to support, thank you. Triple og pro skater Rob Carlyon was one our guest judges along side G Smoke and Bryson Napaepae who all did an amazing job, judging any contest is not the easiest thing to do. They have to concentrate on everything the skaters are doing, making the tough decisions. Thank you guys for giving the skaters your undivided attention and donating us your valuable time. DJ Kavet from Lightsleepers came through on the 1s and 2s with the good vibes, played a lot of my personal favorites by random. Rhydem lent helping hands by jumping on the mic and assisting El Señor Spencer Fujimoto with formulating the matchups in the brackets. He kept a really nice flow for the day (he does get paid to play music) and we actually finished ahead of schedule somehow, a feat not achieved too often in skateboarding or event production.
Pt.2 Pandemonium blog coming soon, with play by plays, placings, and more.
The Shralpin.com @shralpinskateboarding x El Señor instagram giveaway contest was a hit, thanks to all that participated. Congrats to the winners @manoloszc and @quinta_benta, winning a skateboard pendant each and a surprise follow back bonus. We each picked a lucky winner from our posts.
Had a lot of fun picking the winner on our end, at least 5 of the first picks did not follow the rules. Pretty standard, follow the 2 parties and @ 3 people, seems easy enough. Sometimes skaters are not the best at doing other things besides skateboarding. And sometime they can figure out how to make a rocket ship, go figure. I love skateboarders, the dumbest smart dudes out. HAHAA, it's all love, can't wait to do another giveaway. Stay posted and keep skating. Don't let anybody tell you how to live your life.
Peace and love,