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Krooked Skateboards Mermaid video – Bobby Worrest alert!

Saturday, August 10th, 2019



If there’s one thing that DLXSF’s Gonz led brand Krooked skateboards can be relied on to produce, it’s banging video content. With a long back catalogue of releases including the only-on-VHS 2007 classic ‘Gnar Gnar‘, (which predated the current vogue for low-fi VHS skate videos by at least a couple of years) and skateboarding’s only ever 3-D video ‘Krook3d‘ to name just two – Krooked’s unique take on skateboarding has seen them quietly but solidly dominate the over-saturated skateboard airwaves since their inception.
Their latest straight-to-web piece – Krooked Skateboards Mermaid video serves up 10 minutes of new footage of most of the squad, (the originator and skateboarding’s own gaffer Mark Gonzales is sadly absent from this one) with a grip of footage from Brad Cromer, Matt Gottwig, Simon Jensen, Eddie Cernicky, Ronnie Sandoval, Felipe Bartolome and Mike Anderson, plus a 3 minute ender of a Bobby Worrest section and a fair few cameos including none other than Ray Barbee, (who’s rumoured to be riding for Krooked in some capacity after parting ways with Element recently).



As with everything Krooked put out – Mermaid is a cornucopia of skateboarding with everything from ditches, Ronnie Sandoval backyard DIY tranny carnage, and lines at what’s left of the infamous Justin Herman Plaza in SF (AKA ‘EMB‘) getting a shoeing from the Krooked warriors. Add to that a warm and enjoyable vibe, a banger of a soundtrack (who knew that the Tom Tom Club or HUM’s ‘You’d prefer an Astronaut’ would go so well with skating?) and a brace of Brad Cromer majesty and you’re basically laughing.
Put your phone down for a second, boy off the slow mo/trap music late flip clips and enjoy some realness.



Krooked Skateboards Mermaid video - Bobby Worrest alert!



As we’ve mentioned our appreciation for Krooked Skateboard’s previous video output it seems churlish not to throw a classic in here too, just so you can continue to bask in the Gonz-iverse following watching Krooked Skateboards Mermaid video. Scroll below and remind yourself of just how far ahead of the curve Gonz was with Gnar Gnar – long before Palace skateboards repopularised the VHS aesthetic, (and by doing so launched a million Instagram copycats), Krooked were releasing full-length VHS videos complete with obscure (ish) tracks by New Order and The Smiths. Damn well makes you think eh?



If you’re still keen for more from Krooked Skateboards – take your fingers for a wander around our extensive Krooked range, including everything from adidas Skateboarding X Krooked collabo merch, to Krooked decks, Krooked soft goods, cruiser wheels and of course, the classic Krooked Zip Zingers.
Now go learn eggplants.

adidas Skateboarding X Krooked Skateboards Coming Soon

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

adidas Skateboarding X Krooked Skateboards – the three stripes and Mark Gonzales’ beloved board brand come together for the Spring season.




adidas skateboarding and Krooked have teamed for a whimsical capsule featuring artwork by Mark Gonzales spread across a variety of garments alongside limited release colourway of the adidas Superstar Vulc ADV.


The collection draws on Gonz’s legacy within skateboarding by incorporating art from his ‘Gonz and Roses’ pro model deck, originally released during his time riding for Vision Skateboards in 1988, which the board features an instantly recognizable caricature of Gonz penned himself and was later reissued under Krooked Skateboards.


The collection brings together both Gonz’s history within skateboarding and adidas heritage with unique take on the ‘firebird’ tracksuit alongside more contemporary pieces, including a t-shirts and longsleeves, all carrying bright white and canary blue colour palette reflecting the light hearted nature of The Gonzfather himself and Krooked Skateboards as a whole.


Centerpiece for adidas Skateboarding X Krooked Skateboards collaboration is the adidas Superstar Vulc ADV. The classic Superstar is often found on the feet of Gonz and this updated version of the heritage adidas model swaps out the traditional cupsole for vulcanised construction providing excellent boardfeel and, coupled with the shoe’s premium white leather upper, delivers a classic adidas aesthetic.


Have a closer look at the entire collaboration below and get your shopping list ready. The adidas Skateboarding x Krooked Skateboards collection available from April 21st in-store and online at: