Maloof Money Cup News

9 07 2008

Okay, so were less than 2 days away from one of the most exciting skateboard contests to date. With all the big greens at stake, this is gonna be an insane display of skating. You got Eric Koston, Marc Johnson, Jake Brown, The Flying Tomato, Lacey Baker, and many more greats up in the action. Check out the current list of skaters competing here.

Wisely away from the Cali heat, the majority of the competitions will be held in the evening. Click here for the full event itinerary. On top of all the great skating to be shown, the Etnies Festival Village will be hosting some live music and lots of free give-aways. Hollah!

And for all you Sheckler obsessed fans, the “Life of Ryan” will be shooting its season 3 premiere at the Maloof Money Cup. Oh boy …. so be sure to wear your best silk screened shirt of Ryan’s face, expressing how much you adore him. Apparently the boy broke his wrist and is refusing a cast, that should be interesting. And the bad ass Aussie, Jake Brown WILL be competing even though he too has a cast on his arm. Jake’s one tough dude.

$100k for First Place Pro Street
$75k for First Place Plus Tricked Out SUV for First Place Pro Vert
$25k for Women’s Pro Street

So get on it! It’s only $12 bucks for a ticket to watch a hell of a show! Otherwise check out skateboard.com for live coverage. And be sure to check back here for photos of the entire event and pick up the August issue of LUCID Magazine for the entire story! See you there.

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MTV And NBC Get Buddy Buddy With AST

29 05 2008

Wow (as I say that in a monotone, satirical manner), MTV and NBC has inked a partnership with the AST (Action Sports Tour). No surprise here, and I think for anyone to get all angry about it is kind of lame. Hate it or love it, skateboarding once again becomes even more mainstream and profitable. It’s like when your favorite band that was once so under the radar goes huge, you naturally feel disappointed because of all the douches and corpos that begin to exploit them to more douches and corpos. Well at least the musicians are then getting the pay and notoriety they deserve for their unique talents. In the same turn, skaters are equally entitled in receiving proper dues for all their hard work and skill.

This newest venture ain’t nothin’ of the new. C’mon now, MTV already brought out Jack Ass, Viva La Bam, Rob and Big (which I love), and the horrible Life of Ryan. What about the Maloof Money Cup? Now that’s some corpo shit, but pretty damn awesome nonetheless. Similarly, our skaters deserve that cash money comin’ in from the Dew Tour and such. This new partnership just provides more opportunities and money for skaters to make a living, and yes corpos are profiting but what’s new? Now when NBC comes out with their all American team (hypothetically speaking) and skateboarding goes pop warner, then it’s the apocalypse. But until then just keep it real and nevermind the bull shit, support the under before the over.

Suicidal Tendencies – “Go Skate”