Category Archives: Skate History

The Tempster and The Transist

Ed Templeton’s newest Emerica vegan skate shoe, The Tempster as you may have seen in our First Look Review is full of little extras. From the box art to the tongue details, even the insoles have a little touch of … Continue reading

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H-Street Next

Part 4 of Eric Koston’s Epicly Later’d just dropped today. So lets take a look back and what started it all.  For those of you not around in 91′, this was some next level shit. Skating curbs and ramps in … Continue reading

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Roller Derby DELUXE #20

My hunt for antique vintage skateboards has turned up this gem! Another great find in the numbered series from Roller Derby. The Roller Derby DELUXE #20. In the 1960’s they manufactured skateboards in southern Illinois. This makes the estate sales … Continue reading

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Skateboard Hall of Fame / Bones Brigade

I attended The Skateboard Hall of Fame and a screening of “Bones Brigade: An Autobiography” this weekend as part of the IASC Summit. Lots of great stuff came out of it, and I’ll be posting some interviews in the weeks … Continue reading

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Variflex – John Warren

My buddy Chris was cleaning out his dads garage and found this Variflex John Warren deck from 1988. He offered it up to me in exchange for some vegan donuts. (As soon as I finish this semester dude, you’ll get … Continue reading

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300 Posts!!!

300 posts on the Vegan Skate Blog!   Above is a photo of me and my sister, nearly 18 years ago. The two of us were simultaneously trying to kill one another and discovering new music and subcultures together. She … Continue reading

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Thrasher – Maximum Rad

Thrasher Magazine marked 30 years of publication last April. To commemorate there was a special issues, bonus stickers, even a bunch of interviews on the Mag’s site. Now we have a pictorial history of the cover art and story’s to … Continue reading

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RIP Simple Shoes

Back in the day Simple Shoes had a legit skate team with MarK Gonzales! But after 20 years, and a big departure from the skateboard scene they are closing up shop. MooShoes has an assortment of flip-flops (not much good … Continue reading

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Skating DC in 83′

In the the December Zounds section of Thrasher you can read a nice long interview  with Ian Mackaye, so go pick that up.  Not the first time Ian has been featured in the mag talking about skateboarding. That goes back … Continue reading

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