Another one of these pieces on one of skateboarding’s most polarizing figures. Truth be told though, knitwear is truly a must-have during the coming months.
Remember those Vogue skateboard magazine t-shirts, the one with the Thrasher font? Well, there might be more truth to that shirt than we thought because they just released a really good article about the rise of women in skateboarding. Here is a part of the article
“In 2005, the Action Sports Alliance staged a women’s boycott of the X Games until pay and media coverage were improved. A year later, they landed a meeting with John Skipper, then president of ESPN, who agreed he would bring the women’s prize winnings up every year until it was equal to the men’s earnings. “He was true to his word,” says Knoop. In 2008, the women and men’s champions both took home $40,000. “And it’s been equal ever since.””
Written by Mackenzie Wagoner
If that sparks your interest please click this link to read the full thing.
Photo by Arto Saari.
“Skate New York With the City’s Coolest Crew for Vogue”
Is the official title of this video and it is enough to divide people into different camps. The skating is obviously great and the music isn’t bad at all maybe it is the name Vogue that bothers people, we don’t know!
To us, the real shock is that more and more girls seem to openly show love for nerdy activities! I don’t know about you guys but when we were growing up playing Pokemon, kicking a hackeysack around or even skateboarding did not exactly seem to be that cool to the girls we were hanging out with. In recent times the script has been flipped and the beauty in that is what Alex Olson probably wants us to see.