Leica presents a short film series, Let Us Roam, documenting the lives of inspiring and creative people in the skateboarding world. The first film of the series explores legendary skateboarder and long time Vans team rider Ray Barbee, and his life in San Jose, CA. Following his passion for photography, music and skateboarding, the film beautifully illustrates Ray Barbee’s life philosophy and the importance of being inspired through all that you do.
The love letters are back for a fourth season. To get things rolling, Jeff puts together an editor’s choice episode that is dedicated to all the photos and footage that have inspired the show over the past few seasons. Enjoy the lesson in skate history.
Low morale due to lack of decent weather brought us all together last Monday night for a few team building exercises at the House of Vans in Brooklyn. Staff and team members were treated to free beer and pizza thanks to Vans, and also enjoyed an open course skate session. A couple of dental casualties aside, the video and photographic footage seen in the post is proof of a renewed and overwhelming sense of team work and camaraderie. Enjoy.
In the latest episode of Loveletters to Skateboarding on Off The Wall T.V. Jeff Grosso takes a look back and remembers some very inspirational skateboarders that are no longer with us. Some were close personal friends, some were inspirations and some were legends and skateboarding icons, but all are dearly missed.
So listen to Grosso on this one and get out there and slappy that curb, slash that pool or just roll to the store because we ain’t promised tomorrow.
It’s not a death metal band, an extreme diet club or historic dominoes association—the Bones Brigade was a talented gang of teenage outcasts. Unmotivated by fame or popularity, they completely dedicated their lives to a disrespected art form. For most of the 1980s, this misfit crew headed by Stacy Peralta, a 1970s ex-skateboard champion, blasted the industry with a mixture of art and raw talent becoming the most popular skateboarding team in history.