While the growth of women in skateboarding and desire to learn the sport among young people is far greater among females than males, as we’ve seen in our Youth Culture Studies for the past 9 years in a row, it continues to be a struggle for women in skateboarding when it comes to events and […]
Street Leagues Skateboarding Tour Ends on Highnote: Nyjah Takes Home $200,000 as World Champ, Paul Rodriguez Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell
The last stop of the Street LeagueSkateboarding Tour ended on a high note. First, on Friday, August 22, 2014, in honor of the 2014 Street League Skateboarding Nike SB Super Crown World Championship descending upon the Prudential Center in Newark on Sunday, August 24, pro skater Paul Rodriguez, rang the NASDAQ Opening Bell. On Sunday, […]
X Games Debuts in Austin, Large Crowds, Mega Sponsor Activation, Bad Religion, Kanye, and High Action Sports Drama
The X Games’ new home in Austin, TX from June 5-8, 2014, was a major success. Not only did the city of Austin greet the action sports athletes, fans, and sponsors with enthusiasm, but the new format for the games including music stages and performances from the Flaming Lips, Bad Religion, Mac Miller, and Kanye […]
Skate Round-up: Levi’s New Skate Collection; Street League Skateboarding Adds New Stops in Chicago, LA, and Tour 2014
While many skaters wear some version of Levi Strauss jeans while skateboarding, Levi’s today, May 6, 2014, announced their Spring/Summer 2014 skateboard collection dedicated to the tribe. The vibe this time around has to do with Americana workwear, military, sweatpants, and Levi’s version of skate. First, the collection is for guys only (which means they […]
Skateboarding Big Air Off 80-Foot Perches Stokes Fans at X Games 17 -Bob Burnquist Lands the Gold
One of the most exciting events at the X Games, Big Air skateboarding came with its fair share of thrills and chills and top skaters, including newcomer, 14-year-old Mitchie Brusco, threw massive tricks.
X Games Axes Women’s Vert Skateboarding for Summer Game-Ripple Effects of Disappoint Grows
X Games boosts its moto events, but axes one of the few events left for women competitors, and their best event at that. From Tony Hawk to Lyn-Z Adams, girl shredders to supporters around the world -people are pissed.
The Art of Surfing and Skateboarding -Boards Made from Beach Garbage, Decks Made from Basketball Courts
Skateboarding Size of Market: Fresh Data Quantifies the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
This action sport has gone through significant change in the last few years, in particular the last year. Fresh data from Label Networks’ Action Sports Report within the upcoming Fall Youth Culture Study reveals what to expect next.
Women’s Skateboarding Take to New Heights at X Games 16
An Adrenaline-Filled Skateboard Vert Women’s Final Kickflips Gaby Ponce to Her First Gold Medal at X Games 16.
Sports Round-up: Swell Surf Show Takes Over Manhattan; Full Bleed Skateboarding Book Debuts Covering NYC Scene; Plus Presentation Announcements–Label Networks to Present at OR; Trade Show and Retail Updates: B&B, Bright, Agenda, Billabong, Adidas Originals Denim
It’s a busy time of year for the sporting world, ranging from art shows to marketing, trade shows, and retail changes. Here’s the scoop.