Tag: Mike Carroll

It is still and always will be Keenan forever and as soon as you hear Royal Flush you know you are in for something good.

Truth be told we could use a bit of legend spice in there but we must also be honest and say that this generation of Girl Skateboards is shaping up nicely.

Congrats to Griffin and Niels Bennett!

After the success of the first movie and the leftover montage we now get “Boys Of Summer 2”. The film has the same humor, the same behind the scenes type of feel and big-name skating that the first one had.

Still, part 2 seems more serious, less of the cuff and more focussed, you win some you lose some, see for yourself.

This time the crew takes a cruise through downtown LA where you get busted quickly.

Featuring Yonnie Cruz, Sean Malto, Andrew Brophy, Tyler Pacheco, Kenny Anderson, Vincent Alvarez, Mike Carroll, Stevie Perez and Diego Johnson.

With its ups and downs I’d say 2016 was all in all a solid year for Girl and Chocolate Skateboards. Some of the good moments of the past year are composed in this review edit.

Featuring Vincent Alvarez, Tyler Pacheco, Brandon Biebel, Simon Bannerot, James Capps, Jerry Hsu, Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Rick McCrank, Justin Eldridge, Kenny Anderson, Andrew Brophy, Elijah Berle, Cory Kennedy, Chris Roberts, Jeron Wilson, Zach Saraceno, Griffin Gass and Johnny Jones.

I guess we do not have to worry about a next generation. These kids are wild:

“FTC team riders Nico Hiraga, Tafari Whitter, and Jonathan Perez were hand picked by Mike Carroll years ago to represent Lakai up in The City. The three have grown into their own, and been putting on for FTC and Lakai hard over the past few years, and this Holiday season our latest collaboration with the legendary San Francisco skateshop is based on these three Bay Area young bucks. The Lakai X FTC Holiday Collaboration features an Owen updated with our popular VLK sole. The Owen VLK was given to Nico, Tafari, and Jonathan for each of them to color up, and give some personality to. We sent the three their shoes to test in the rough streets of San Francisco.”

A great day for Brian who now doesn’t have to hide anymore. At the same time, it saddens us to hear some of the reasons why he felt he needed to keep his sexual preference a secret for so long. Let’s hope that openly being yourself at all times will become accepted sooner rather than later.

Photo by Marcel Veldman


The Fourstar Team, namely Andrew Brophy, Cory Kennedy, Ishod Wair, Lucas Puig, Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Sean Malto, Tony Trujillo and Tyler Bledsoe are coming to a town near you, especially if that town is Hamburg or Berlin. Go there if you’re around – these Guys are amazing, especially when on a board!

Demo July 24, 19:00 at I-Punkt Skateland in Hamburg, Germany
Demo July 30, 17:00 at Nike SB Shelter in Berlin, Germany

Wir hatten das Fourstar Australien Tourvideo “Crocodile Done Deal” ja bereits letzte Woche angekündigt – hier ist es nun in voller Länge. Soll heißen: 18 Minuten Sommer, Sonne, gute Laune und knallhartes Skateboarding.

Featuring: Eric Koston, Cory Kennedy, Tony Trujillo, Ishod Wair, Shane O’Neill, Tyler Bledsoe, Brian Anderson, Mike Carroll, Andrew Brophy, Sean Malto, Max Schaaf & Rick Howard

Wem bei den Namen Eric Koston, Cory Kennedy, Tony Trujillo, Ishod Wair, Shane O’Neill, Tyler Bledsoe, Brian Anderson, Mike Carroll, Andrew Brophy, Sean Malto, Rick Howard und Max Schaaf das Wasser im Munde zusammen läuft, darf sich auf Montag freuen, denn dann feiert das Tourvideo “Crocodile Done Deal” von Fourstar online Premiere. Nur noch dreimal schlafen…

Fourstar Clothing zeigt ein Sammelband von verschiedenen Katalog Shootings der letzten Jahre. Was bei anderen Companys eher gewöhnliche Arbeit ist, wird von Fourstar in eine spaßige Session verpackt – Crailtap halt. Mit dabei sind all eure Lieblingsskater!

Das On Video ist leider schon seit Jahren eingestellt und die Section Why Style Matters bereits 12 Jahre alt. Trotzdem ist und bleibt sie aktuell, denn Stil geht bekanntlich nie aus der Mode. Die richtigen Leute erzählen von den Dingen, welche den feinen Unterschied machen und wieso es nicht darauf ankommt, was du machst, sondern wie du es machst. Marc Johnson, John Cardiel, Nate Jones und einige andere Legenden kommen zu Wort.

Das neue Manolo Tape ist ein Rundumschlag der Videogeschichte von Girl Skateboards. Zum 20-jährigen Geburtstag gibt es zusammengefasst die Highlights von Goldfish, Paco, Mouse, The Chocolate Tour, Yeah Right!, Hot Chocolate, Fully Flared und Pretty Sweet. Diese Videos waren stets Meilensteine in ihrer jeweiligen Zeit und haben Legenden zu Legenden werden lassen.

Der New Yorker Store DQM hat sich mit Girl Skateboards zusammen getan und bringt am kommenden Freitag die ‘Everyday’ Kollektion heraus. Dafür haben Mike Carroll und Lee Smith den Nylon Windbreaker, das Karohemd und die Chino Hose extra eingeskatet. Guter Service.