News Tagged ‘Frank Gerwer’

Antihero skateboards do it again ‘Arbitrary Function’

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

All I wanted for Christmas was more Grant Taylor footage! Like a scabby Santa, Antihero skateboards came through and dropped a video bomb just in time for the festive season. Like their last full-lengther Destination Unknown, 2019’s Antihero skateboard’s release came in the form of a completely unheralded 15-minute banger.
In an age where people rarely go to the bog without teasing their toilet decision on Instagram for a month beforehand, it’s immensely refreshing to see that Antihero still have the bollocks to just drop a video as heavy as Implosionistic tendencies: Arbitrary Function with almost zero pre-hype.
The reason? Well, they just don’t need to hype it up first. It’s Antihero, it’s going to be sick!

 

 
Antihero skateboards do it again

Established in 1995 by early street skating pioneer and one time Santa Monica Airlines and Underworld Element pro skater Julien Stranger, Antihero skateboards appeared at a pivotal time in skateboarding’s development away from the inward-looking overly-technical skateboard scene of the early 1990’s.
Emerging from under the Deluxe umbrella, from the outset Antihero represented the raw underbelly of skateboarding and offered a pure vision of what being a skateboarder meant – regardless of trends or perceived rules.

 

 

Antihero skateboards do it again

Their inaugural video release ‘Fucktards‘ (1997) featuring the original team of Julien Stranger, Sean Young, John Cardiel, Eric J and Bob Burnquist firmly established an aesthetic that showcased every style of skating from vert to street and focused on the grimier aspects of the culture.
Anti Hero skateboards‘ instantly recognisable graphical output followed in the same vein with memorable graphics from the likes of Todd Francis (amongst many others) that celebrate the underbelly of the American dream and revel in the realities of street trash, political corruption, vagrancy and the darker side of life.

 

 

As the brand grew, the team changed but the underlying philosophy did not – hit the road and skate everything and anything that you encounter.
Antihero‘s video releases to date are numerous and include classics such as:
Fucktards (1997)
Cow (1998)
Two Songs (2002)
Cash Money Vagrant (2003)
Bonus Footage (2006)
and their full-length video Destination Unknown (2014) released in customary fashion with absolutely zero advertising beforehand to worldwide acclaim.

 

 

Antihero skateboards do it again

Here’s the timeless 1997 Fucktards in full just to remind you why this Antihero skateboards is now, and always will be, the shit.

When you’ve done that – take your fingers for a stroll over to our webstore and fill your boots as we’ve loads of Antihero merchandise online and ready to roll.


Spitfire Wheels: Arson Dept

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

 

 

Coming in hot! The Spitfire Wheels team tear the Bay Area to pieces in the latest visual treat out of the DLXSF camp.

 

Reigning Euro SOTY Daan Van Der Linden, the people’s hero Dennis Busenitz, the most powerful nose in skateboarding Frank Gerwer and our man Harry Lintell put on one hell of show alongside Peter Ramondetta, Evan Smith, Tristan Funkhouser, Axel Cruysberghs and more.

 

We couldn’t be more stoked to see Harry getting a bit of shine over in the US and the rest of the Spitfire Crew kill it so hard that this is an ideal bit of hype to get you going even on the chilliest on winter days.

 

Indulge your eyeballs above and grab yourself some new Spitfire Wheels at: https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/spitfire-wheels.html

 


Frank Gerwer Straight To Floppy Disk (Lost Part)

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

 

 

We all scope various websites/Instagram pages each morning trying to witness the latest part that skateboarding has on offer. Although what was a delight and shocked my normal robot browse was when I payed a visit to the Free Skateboard Magazine website and instantly noticed the name… Frank Gerwer. Gerwer is a New York veteran and Anti-Hero ambassador who tackled many iconic spots NYC holds before anyone even looked at them. He was and still is a trend setter, style genius and if you know then you know he is certainly one of the greatest characters of his board. His skateboarding is one to be familiar with so please take this lost ‘Straight To Floppy Disk’ part seriously. I have no idea how it even became lost and to be quite honest I’m glad it did because this section has inspired/motivated me for the up and coming weeks. Enjoy people…

 


Converse’s “Unusual Suspects” Video

Friday, November 18th, 2016

 

We all know that Converse has one of the strongest ripping teams out there. Its latest edit ”Unusual Suspects”, released via Thrasher Magazine highlights this aspect of the team. Jason Jessee, Tom Remillard, Zered Bassett, Frank Gerwer and more took the onslaught to the Northeast where they skated the crustiest concrete and gnarliest spots they could find. Click play below and see the destruction yourself.

 

 

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