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Shogo Kubo Dead -- Legendary Skateboarder Dies While Surfing in Hawaii

  • TMZ
Shogo Kubo -- the skateboarding legend whose legendary crew was immortalized in the movie "Dogtown and Z-Boys" -- died while paddle boarding by himself in Hawaii on Tuesday ... TMZ Sports has learned. Honolulu Pd tells TMZ Sports ... witnesses noticed the 54-year-old was having problems in the water and several people swam out to bring him into shore. Emergency personnel tried to revive him, but he was pronounced dead on the beach. An autopsy will be
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Cool Videos: Star Wars 1980s Skate Contest

  • JoBlo
There probably isn't a better way to introduce a special edition Vans x Star Wars collection than to get a young Wookie to take part in the likeness of a 1980s skate contest. I will try and think of a way, but it will be tough. The new commercial from Vans celebrates its recent collaboration with the Star Wars franchise in very cool style. Skateboard legends Tony Alva, Jeff Grosso and Steve Van Doren and Christian Hosoi are witness to the young Wookie's (Steve Caballero in...
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'Dog Town & Z Boys' -- Cali Couple Picks Up Hitchhikin' Skater Legend By Accident

  • TMZ
So there they were ... a couple from San Diego driving along a California road ... when they pick up a hitchhiker -- naturally -- who turns out to be one of the Greatest Living Skateboard Legends Ever!!!It's a crazy video -- the couple tells us, they routinely pick up hitchhikers and film them (call it a hobby), but this week ... they hit the hitchhiker jackpot, picking up none other than skater legend Jay Adams, who
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Lr's The Blu Room: Dogtown And Z-boys (Blu-Ray)

Dogtown And Z-boys (Blu-raySONY Home ENTERTAINMENT2002/Rated PG-13/91 minsNow Available – List Price $24.95By the mid seventies, skateboarding was considered to be a sixties fad that had all but died out, except for a handful of committed fans in Santa Monica, California. When a group of surfers known as the Zephyr team sought to translate the phenomenal stunts of world-class wave riders onto their skateboards, they had no idea they were giving birth to modern skateboarding. At the Santa Monica Surf Shop, Zephyr Productions, twelve of these surfers organized themselves into a team to compete at local skate events with the help of the store's owners Jeff Ho and Skip Engblom. Soon the radical moves and urban style of the Zephyr Skate Team, aka Z-Boys, destroyed public preconceptions of skateboarding as a sport and a lifestyle, and the pioneering styles of Z-Boy skaters like Tony Alva, Jim Muir, and Jay Adams
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