I am stoked out of my tiny mind to announce the collaboration of Heroin Skateboards and the original 1974 version of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre film. One of my favorite films of all time, a huge inspiration on me and my little company since day one. I can't believe this came together and there are only about five films in total that I would even consider collaborating with. We have a collection of four boards, two shirts and 4 stickers, I can't imagine these will be around for long.
Jenkem just put up an interesting little article about influential Japanese video parts. Our guys Chopper and Gou had honorable mentions, and thought it was time to put up Gou's Overground Broadcasting part by Takahiro Morita, and Choppers extended Video Nasty part (Hamaji Edit)
Maybe its time to watch Craigs Bath Salts part again. I liked this part a lot, it shows how entertaining it is skating with Craig.
I'm not going to lie, it was one of the funnest events we ever did. More of our guys should retire so that we can throw parties like this one. It was awesome. There was a coffee sponsor, thanks Thunderking coffee, there was cake, there was art, prizes, a Shimizu edit care of Joey Sinko. Sapporo supplied the beer, thanks so much. Bob played some Smiths and Morrissey songs, we had a dance party. Good times, for a change...
If you were there then you know how much it ruled. You can recreate those warm fuzzy feelings you had on Saturday by watching the video below, try and spot yourself, remember what a great time we all had. If you didn't make it you can wallow in regret and self pity for not clearing your calendar to make it this incredible event. Either way, you win!!
Friend Zone is an awesome Seattle based independent skate video that came out right at the end of last year, our man Logan Devlin had a part and Jake Menne the man behind this one was cool enough to let us share his part on our site. Definitely worth picking up this one if you can find it.
Jakes instagram is @jakevx1k if you need to hit him up and buy a copy from him direct.
Fat Jim has done it again. Almost a year exactly after the fantastic "Land" edit came out, he follows it up with his new film "Island" an exploration of the lesser skated spots of the British Isles. Featuring our boys Tom Day and Zach Riley, along with Keanu Robson, Joe O Donnell and more, Island is a refreshing change from other edits of late, fully exploring our environment and finding truly unskated spots. Beautifully shot, and scored by Matt Fowler (Yes, the same Matt Fowler from Playing Fields) this one will make your day. Thanks to Emerica and Dickies for their kind support of this project.
I was reluctant to give away Tony Karr's Bath Salts part for a long time. I think its a really great part and that if you cared about seeing it, then you could fork over a few dollars for the trouble that we put into making it. That way of thinking seems to be old fashioned now. I grew up in a time when a VHS tape would cost £35 and you would watch the thing 300 times. (Public Domain was the one that comes to mind) Nowadays though with everyone bending over backwards to give their videos away free to Thrasher, it's changed the Landscape of the Skateboard video. There was a time when online parts weren't even taken seriously, now they're the currency with which this industry works in. Times have definitely changed. The first videos I made were shot with a VHS C camera, and put out on VHS Tapes. That evolved into DVD's, those were fun to make, then we had to make iTunes versions too. Now I don't know if we'll even make DVD's again. Just the way that things have gone with it all really.
Anyway, I decided that its time. Time to give away the part that turned Tony Pro back in 2015. The final part in our Bath Salts video. Thanks to everyone who bought the DVD, Limited VHS edit or iTunes version. I really appreciate your support. Thanks to all who filmed for this and our other videos. Thanks to Cody Thompson for making this part, and Nick Cave and all at Mute for permission to use the rad song. Enjoy.
Want to see what Craig Questions does when he's not skating? Jack Lammas made this really great, short documentary film about him.
The hits keep coming, last week it was the incredible HIVE video by Fat Jim, now for a limited time only, Film-maker Mike McKinlay's much anticipated Barrier Kult HORDE 2 video is out now, in association with King Skate mag just in time for Halloween. Supported by Emerica, Skull Skates, PD's Hot shop, and of course Heroin Skateboards.
On a personal note, the Barrier Kult have influenced Heroin video's as far back as me and Alan Glass making Live From Antarctica in 2005. Even before Deer Man of Dark Woods joined the Heroin pro team roster. Horde 2 follows their 2004 Horde release which revealed the existence of the Kult to the world, and it's exactly what you expect and want (need) from a Barrier Kult video.
Everyone Killed it, but I believe the most important part in this video might even be Cthylla Ascention from Deep Cenote. I called Deer Man and said "Its rad that there's a kid who has a part in the video" He said to me "That's a girl!" My mind was blown. I'm 100% supportive of girls in skateboarding and always have been, but this to me is a huge milestone. The fact that I didn't know it was a girl because off the anonymity aspect of the Kult is great, and that she goes toe to toe with the guys in the video is such a huge thing. There's no separation, that's what I feel is the major important factor.
James Craven is a grafter. When he's not working at Note or filming Tom Day, Joe O Donnell or Zach Riley parts for us, he's on missions filming for various other projects. This is his latest one, HIVE features Emerica riders and is filmed entirely in Manchester, unquestionably one of the greatest cities on the planet. Enjoy.