News Tagged ‘John Cardiel’

Jeff Grosso – Loveletters – John Cardiel Part 2

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

 

Jeff Grosso’s Loveletters series for Vans has been providing us with quality entertainment for eight seasons and long may that continue. Now the second part of the John Cardiel episode is here and it’s just as good if not even better than the first. With the same mixture of various interviews, archive footage and photos that reminds us of how gnarly Cardiel, one of skateboarding’s most influential characters really is. Screams, slams, makes, words from most of the Anti Hero team and much much more. John is one of a kind and his contribution to skateboarding is a heavy one, if this doesn’t get you hyped we don’t know what will.

 

Click play below for another insight into an absolute legend, ”ALL HAIL CARDIEL”

 

 

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Jeff Grosso – Love Letters -Cardiel

Friday, May 12th, 2017

 

Yes, yes and to right YES!

 

New season from Vans ‘Jeff Grosso’s Love Letters To Skateboarding‘ starting off with a serious bang. You by now will be aware of the saying “ALL HAIL CARDIEL” well this just further cements it up more with epic archival footage from the original skateboarding madman John Cardiel!

 

Way back in the late nineties I had to pleasure to follow the now legendary tour of which John was a part of, yeah I’d watched every video possible with Card’s in it and yes this is the reason we’d traveled the breath of the country to watch him along with the Gonz etc skate our crappy UK parks but not nothing could prepare you for watching Cardiel skate in the flesh. I don’t even say this likely as in this era we where quite acustomed to turning up at Goshen Sports Center (the only vert in the country at the time) to see Tony Hawk and likes tearing it a new one but witnessing Cardiel frothing like a madman and inventing impossible lines at Romford park and tweaking every which way at Leigh On Sea park he’s forever been an all time favorite (I’m pretty much sure I don’t stand alone on this one!)

 

Enough of the waffle, basically stoked once again to see the next season of Jeff Grosso’s Love Letters To Skateboarding return with a special part one all about John Cardiel.

 

Get watching now whilst chanting loudly “ALL HAIL CARDIEL!”

 

 

 

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Real Skateboards Favorite Series

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

 

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The newest decks from Real Skateboards are now in store and online. The latest drop comes from Real’s My Favorite Pro series in which three Real riders have chosen three influential legends to have their names on their boards. This is a really good opportunity for all you Real fans to skate a board with one of the three legends names on it, or even hang it on your wall either way these boards are special so grab one while you can. It was a tricky decision deciding which parts to post because there are so many. Click play below and enjoy some of the most influential skate parts ever.

 

First up was Justin Brock, he opted for…..John Cardiel

 

 

Secondly, Kyle Walker chose…… the boss, Andrew Reynolds

 

 

Then finally, Ishod Wair picked…..Guy Mariano

 

 

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Official – Cardiel ‘Park Ragers’

Friday, March 11th, 2016

 

 

 

 

This past spring Official was honored to participate in one of John Cardiel’s long time aspirations of riding bikes from our homes in Sacramento, CA to Yosemite National Forest (around 180 miles in 3 days). The bike tour was inspired by John’s childhood trips to Yosemite with his father and his ever inspirational need to challenge and push himself. Official Park Ragers is a twist on the original Yosemite Rangers, birthed completely by John and as a way to commemorate the epic three days of riding and camping with our bros and also to poke a little fun at the time honored rangers. This collection celebrates everything that is classic and awesome about John Cardiel and we couldn’t be prouder to have gone on a small piece of the journey with him. Take a closer look below at the collection…

 

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Keep up with all Cardiel’s adventures on Instagram.

 

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Classic Videos – Transworld Sight Unseen

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

 

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Transworld’s Sight unseen was released back in 2001, put together by Jon Holland and Greg Hunt ,this was the twelfth installment of what was a continuing series of Transworld videos being released every few years or so. Even today, Sight Unseen remains the how – to when it comes to making proper skateboard videos, from John Cardiel setting the standard for all – terrain skating to Tosh Townend’s break out part, the craziness of Dustin Dollin to Heath Kirchart’s epic part to the beautiful piece of music that is ‘Nights In White Satin’. Then topping it off with Henry Sanchez coming out of retirement to give it his all for one last section for the skateboarding world. It was one of those videos that I watched when I was younger and was totally blown away, the skating, the spots and the soundtrack are all bang on. Another great thing about this vid and pretty much the majority of Transworld videos is that they keep it simple, focusing on the five main skaters, John Cardiel, Henry Sanchez, Tosh Townend, Dustin Dollin and Heath Kirchart. For me, its all about that Heath section, don’t get me wrong Cardiel is a legend and Dollin’s section is proper raw but Heaths is next level, from that first switch flip down the stairs, to that incredible backside nose blunt down that square rail! This was the time before all the Street League hype and numerous internet clips that we see today. For me it’s a timeless classic. And now thanks to the wonders of the internet it’s here for your viewing pleasure! Get the kettle on, put your feet up and give Sight Unseen half an hour of your time, you wont regret it!

 

 

 

 


Vans X Anti Hero

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

 

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In celebration of  Anti Hero‘s 20th anniversary , Vans have joined forces with the legendary board  brand to bring you the Vans X Anti Hero collection, featuring new models of pro skate footwear and apparel pieces. Established way back in 1995, Anti Hero is one of the most well respected skateboard companies in the scene today with a robust heritage behind them, who can forget their videos like The Anti Hero Video, Tent City, Cash Money Vagrant and their most recent online release Destination Unknown. With a team consisting of some of the most influential riders like Jeff Grosso, Frank Grewer, John Cardiel and Tony Trujillo to name a few, you can bet that that the products in this collection will be much sought after!

 

From the collection we will be stocking the Vans X Anti Hero T-shirts, a white version and a black one,  Socks in white / brown, Vans X Anti Hero snapback hat in dachshund brown / black and the Vans X Anti Hero coach jacket in pine green, Tony Trujillo’s sixth Vans shoe the Vans TNT SG (Pictured below) and the Vans Era 46 Pro (pictured bottom) which has been designed by Chris Pfanner!

 

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The TNT SG features  print on the upper, Anti Hero flag and original lock up graphic on the tongue. Vans legendary waffle outsole, superior board feel in Van’s pro vulc construction and light cushioning with ortholite sock-liners.

 

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Vans Era Pro 46

The Era Pro 46  has a classic stitched Vans suede outer with a leather accent heel, Vans ultracrush Anti Hero sole, slim padded tongue, all over double needle stitching, suede upper and Vans classic rubber vulcanized outsole.

 

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See the Vans X Anti Hero collection here > http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=vans+x+anti+hero

 

 

 


Propeller – The Vans Video

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

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So its finally been announced, officially,  the long awaited, highly anticipated, first-ever feature-length video from Vans will be released in May 2015! ‘Propeller’ will be directed by acclaimed skateboard film maker Greg Hunt who has worked on some of the most memorable skate videos like The DC video, Alien Workshop’s Mindfield and numerous Transworld videos like Sight Unseen and Viedeoradio to name just a few. The video will feature full parts from some of the biggest names in skateboarding alongside appearances from some of the true legends of our culture. Starring in Propeller will be Anthony Van Engelen, Tony Trujillo,  Geoff Rowley,  Gilbert Crockett,  Chima Ferguson,  Chris Pfanner,  Kyle Walker,  Daniel Lutheran,  Elijah Berle,  Pedro Barros,  Curren Caples,  Andrew Allen,  Dustin Dollin,  Jason Dill,  Omar Hassand, Rowan Zorilla with Steve Caballero,  Christian Hosoi,  Jeff Grosso,  Ray Barbee,  John Cardiel and Tony Alva.

 

With a line up as good as that May 2015 can’t come quick enough! The exact release date has not yet been released but keep your eyes peeled on our blog and our other social media outlets and as soon as we know we will spread the word! For know heres the official trailer, it doesnt give much away but it sure builds up the hype for the first ever Vans video!