Up now on Caught in the crossfire …… Click HERE !!
Up now on Caught in the crossfire …… Click HERE !!
Bit of a story behind this one , Jak was sleep deprived that morning so he decided to put unleaded into a diesel car . Unaware we headed to Hastings .. Inevitably we broke down a fair distance from the park . Jaks warm up was basically hacking blindly to the park on a hangover . He ended up winning the comp and a load of money which all ended up going on sorting out the motor … You lose some , you win some then you lose some I guess . Props to everyone at Hastings , as always a really fun day . Enjoy the edit !!
Battle of Hastings kicked off .. Jak took 1st and Louis took 2nd ...
The front noseblunt was pretty deep ... Managed to get some footage so expect to see that surface shortlyish ....
Also sponsored the Level comp , Croydon Jam , Wherry Town Plaza Comp and Crawley Jam . Feels good to be involved in these events .. If you have an event on let us know ....
Meanwhile in Cornwall Rob Fuller be getting busy !!!
These have been in the pipeline for a while …… Finally they have arrived !!!!
It's all well and good making people laugh , but as the missis said you have a platform use it !!!!
Explantations bellow ..
Polar Bear Shell Hell
Most of us are now aware that climate change really is happening, yet somehow one of the major contributors to it managed to get the rights to explore for oil off the coast of the Arctic. This coast is truly one of the world’s last wild places. It contains no roads, trails, or structures and its pristine habitat supports large populations of caribou, muskoxen, bears, wolves, dall sheep, and snow geese.
The coastal plain is the biological heart of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and is also home to thousands of migratory birds.
Drilling in or transporting offshore oil through this natural wonder would cause severe ecological damage. Development would threaten already disappearing areas for polar bears and disturb the fragile ecosystem, which also serves at least 135 bird species that gather there for breeding, nesting and migratory activities.
If that’s not enough, drilling off the coast of the Arctic would also threaten the habitat of the endangered bowhead whale. Offshore drilling creates loud industrial noise, and ice flows make it difficult if not impossible to clean up oil spills. Bowhead whales cannot detect oil in the water and therefore cannot avoid contaminated areas.
Has the world officially gone crazy?
Not quite yet – it seems a glimmer of hope for the Arctic has emerged with news of Shell announcing it will halt drilling, due to a series of mishaps (Karma?).
Our precious Arctic is not another playground to be destroyed by corporate giants so please follow the link to stay aware and make sure Shell keep their hands off the Arctic for good...
Orangutans Vs Palm Oil
You as a consumer might be shocked to learn that you are playing an unwitting part in the continuing destruction of the tropical rainforest and some pretty spectacular creatures who dwell there – not just by purchasing timber and paper products, but through a wide variety of everyday items lurking in your shopping bag. Chocolate, crisps, detergents, toothpastes and shampoo may all be tainted with the damaging environmental and social impacts of palm oil.
Palm oil is a type of vegetable oil extracted from the palm fruit which grows on the African oil palm tree originating from Western Africa, but can flourish wherever heat and rainfall are abundant. Today, almost all palm oil is produced in and exported from Indonesia and Malaysia; unfortunately a vast majority of the time this is done through highly unsustainable measures.
Vast areas of pristine rainforest are slashed and burned each year in order to make way for oil palm plantations. Many orangutans and other wildlife are cruelly killed, injured and displaced in the process - all so this one vegetable oil can be used unnecessarily in our foods and cleaning products. This large-scale deforestation is pushing orangutans to extinction, along with many other vital native species of Borneo and Sumatra.
Follow the link below to see a list of products to cross off your shopping list and support alternatives to give these magnificent Great Apes a chance of survival..
RIP Western Black Rhino
Rhinos were once free to roam throughout Eurasia and Africa and were well known to early Europeans, who drew and carved them in cave paintings. Today they are rarely found outside of conservation areas.
The West African black rhino once roamed freely across most of West Africa, but by the beginning of the century you would be lucky to spot a few individuals in northern Cameroon. In fact an extensive 2006 survey failed to find any evidence of the animals and none have been found since.
Sadly, they are now classified as Extinct.
In South Africa 37 Rhinos have already been killed in the first few weeks of 2014. South Africa is home to about 80 per cent of Africa’s rhinos. The South African government has revealed that a record 1004 rhinos were killed by poachers during 2013 across the country, the equivalent of nearly three animals a day. The annual poaching figure has almost doubled from the 668 rhinos lost in 2012, and brings South Africa’s rhino populations closer to a critical tipping point when deaths will begin to outnumber births driving the animals into a dangerous decline.
Please follow the link below to find out what is being done to protect these remaining spectacular beasts and how you can get involved to help...
Just for the record … Our decks are made from Canadian Maple . Only prime trees are cut and replanted for future crops. Same as high grade furniture veneers !!!
Available in all good Skate Shops !!!
This South Coast powerhouse needed to be hooked up and everyone was down .. At last we can start releasing his footage into the wild !!! Bon Bon !! Cheers to Sidewalk for sharing with the masses !! Watch this space !!!
Our Boyo Jak Tonge smashed it coming 4th in Boardmasters Pro .
Check the footage for his qualifing run and his hat steez for music confirmation .
Liam , George , Dean PJ and Isaac also all killed it so look out for footage and stories that may or maynot surface sometime soon .
Tour went off with very little planning . We ended up camping on the beach and seeing Snoop Dicky Dog . Cheers to Powley for sorting us out . Big up the illusive Rob Fuller !!
Jak Tonge DIY Nose Grind .. Pic Ranny
Jak Tonge Noseblunt shuv . Pic Rich West
Pole Jam .. Pic Toby Shaw
Got a load more too but saving them for an upcoming interview we just finished ..
If you thirsty for more skate pics CLICK HERE !!
Also Been working on a little edit with Mitch Wheeler and our "New rider" !!! So get hyped for that one …
Meantime plenty of clips HERE !!
Jak back lips through the wire skate stopper . Photo Ranny !!
Get on em !!! Available in all good skate shops !!
Also back by popular demand …. Everyone loves a fresh white T'shirt for summer …. Fresher than a babies first breath !!!
Comes with a load of stickers too .. Available in S/M/L/XL
Following hot on the heels of Jak Tonge ..
Australian Ivan Vargas is Drawing Boards 2nd Pro !!
Ivan is the king of pop and style (not in a Michael Jackson type way) . Ivan has been under the radar for far to long . We felt after his years of service smashing it for the company at such an amazing standard that he would be the man to rep our company in Oz. Being a new dad we feel this is a justification of his skating . Think we will let his skating do the talking .. Check his clip bellow . Then go buy his board !!
We have been running Drawing Boards in England and Australia for the past 9 years . We wanted to make Jak and Ivan both pro , creating a series that means something to them both individually .
The logos at the top are Portsmouth (Jak) and Brisbane (Ivan)
Jak Tonge Crest features
Music (Bob Marley) , boobies , his sons and nature … all things which are important to him ..
The symbols are mainly old English symbols meaning .. Earth , Beginning of creation ,Yin yang , Renewal , Mother, Spirituality , the 3 realms - Land sea sky, Life & Birth and Cakes and Ale.
Ivan Vargas Crest features
Big bird (a reference to his swollen lips) , a skateboard (obviously), his trusted guitar , his friends and a Mexican hat .
The Mexican pattern is because Ivan alias is the flying Mexican .
England/Australia collab logo at the bottom.
Ok before we go into this section please que the sound of trumpets !!
The Drawing Boards
is proud to announce
Jak Tonge is now Pro !!
Well overdue Jak Tonge is now Pro !! After years of consistently killing all terrain , doing demos accross the country and abroad and racking up the footage with ease (Check his Draw The Line bellow) . Portsmouth's finest has been repping the company for 5 years now and is Drawing Boards 1st ever pro . Yes Le Tonge !!!!
Draw The Line 2012
Skater : Jak Tonge
History : Jak took a pretty chilled approach to his part what with being a dad and all . Although he brought out the big guns when needed , especially his ender as that was basically the last time we would see him before the release . One man demo !!
Edited by : Liam Teague . Directed by : AD McEvoy
Now go grab his deck from your local skate shop that knows whats good !!