Far N' High Photos

Far N' High Girls Finals gallery up at Tacky.nl.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 03 June 2013 19:49

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Skateboarding is Not For Girls

Nyjah Huston is quoted saying "Some girls can skate but I personally believe that skateboarding is not for girls at all. Not one bit." in the July 2013 issue of Thrasher Magazine. This statement has since gone viral in social media and the response in support of female skateboarders has been overwhelming. Though it is sad to see that opinions like this still exist, I think the support and encouragement of the other 99% is more important.  Big thanks to Ed Tempelton and all the guys who have supported the girls for years!

Also, "that one girl" that did a 540 is actually two and their names are Lyn-z Adams Hawkins Pastrana and Alana Smith!

Last Updated on Monday, 03 June 2013 19:24

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Lizzie Armanto - Santa Monica Daily Press

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Santa Monica Daily Press featured hometown girl Lizzie Armanto in a recent article about her X Games Gold.  Full article at smdp.com.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 31 May 2013 00:50

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Cindy Whitehead X Dusters California

Cindy Whitehead's "GIRL is NOT a 4 Letter Word" complete available July!

 

A lifelong Southern California girl, Cindy Whitehead conquered the male dominated profession of pro vert skateboarding in the 70's, becoming one of the only women ever to be featured riding vert in the centerfold of a skateboarding magazine. Since then Cindy has gone on to coin the term "Sports Stylist," working with companies like Gatorade, Nike, the NBA, and athletes like Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and Mia Hamm. Last year she made headlines by skateboarding down the closed 405 fwy in Los Angeles and now she has her own skateboard collaboration "GIRL is NOT a 4 Letter Word" with the biggest company in skateboarding - Dwindle Inc. She's chosen to use this collaboration to give back, by donating a portion of the proceeds to GRO "Girl Riders Organization". 

Cindy will be speaking June 22, 2013, the day after National Go Skateboarding day, at the INNOSKATE event at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC, along with Tony Hawk & Rodney Mullen.

 

Cindy Whitehead started skateboarding in the 70s at the age 14 at Hermosa Pier doing Freestyle, but quickly switched to vert at Skateboard World in Torrance. At the age of 16 Cindy turned pro and became one of the few female Pros of the time and rode for Tracker Trucks, Sims Skateboards, Puma Tennis Shoes, Rector and Fly-a-Way Helmets. She quickly earned herself the distinction of being one of the top ranked professional female vert skateboarders in the U.S. for pool riding and the half-pipe. To this day, Cindy still holds the distinction of being the only female to be featured in an article and centerfold in the same issue of a skateboarding magazine and the only female skateboarder to be sponsored by Puma.

 

With almost no girl skateboarding contests in 2012, not much has changed since the 70s. "The younger generation is asking for more female boarder coverage, so why aren't we giving it to them? Why are we not promoting women skaters all this time and especially now?"

 

Dusters California, which originated from the heart and soul of skateboarding and embraces the heritage of the California skate and surf lifestyle, agrees.

 

Cindy and Duster's creative director Nano Nobrega collaborated to design the board "GIRL IS NOT A 4 LETTER WORD." In conjunction with Longboarding for Peace, the board not only acknowledges, but encourages ALL female skaters. A portion of the proceeds will go to GRO (Girls Riders Organization), a non-profit that helps to inspire, educate and support girls in action sports.

 

With Cindy's original artwork and lettering done in neon and metallic ink, and a skull embedded in the custom grip tape, the board will launch at the 2013 Vans Warped Tour and be available in stores in July.

 

So what advice does Cindy have for future female skaters? "Live life balls to the wall. Do epic shit. Take every dare that comes your way. You can sleep when you're dead."

 

For more information on Cindy and the board you can visit
http://dusterscalifornia.com/2013/04/29/dusters-california-cindy-whitehead/.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 June 2013 11:00

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Women's Superpark on ABC Today

The debut of X Games Women's Skateboard Superpark will air on ABC on May 18th at 1 PM (PST)! 

Live broadcast on at www.espn3.com on at 3 AM (PST).

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 May 2013 02:34

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X Games Barcelona - Invited Athletes

Full event details at xgames.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 16:18

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Women's Superpark Debuts in Barcelona

 

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"Ten of the world's top female skaters will be dropping into the bowls in Barcelona for the first-ever X Games Women's Skateboard Park competition, including X Games Foz do Iguaçu 2013 Skateboard Street gold medalist Leticia Bufoni, eight-time X Games Skateboard Street medalist Elissa Steamer, five-time women's vert medalist Mimi Knoop, along with a new generation of young rippers ready to prove themselves."

 

Read full article at xgames.espn.go.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 15:00

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Laura Thornhill - Hall of Fame 2013

Congratulations to 70's Pro Laura Thornhill for being inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame tonight!

 

"One of those inductee’s is a girl from the 70′s who was a fashion icon, a girl who skated like the wind and had the grace and style to make you stop and look, and look again. She spun 360 after 360 while the boys watched in awe, she rode before it was the “popular” thing to do, she practiced freestyle routines in the hot summer sun, she traveled with the boys from contest to contest up and down the coast of Southern California instead of going to prom, shopping at the mall or any other of those other “popular” girl activities. If you are a girl and skate now, she is one of the women who paved the way for you. She is a girl I am very proud to call my good friend." - Cindy Whitehead via itsnotaboutpretty.com

 

Last Updated on Friday, 10 May 2013 01:10

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Julz Lynn Pro Board

Julz Lynn's new "Julz Silly G" Pro Model deck from Silly Girl Skateboards in now available at www.pinkwodowdistribution.com!

Last Updated on Friday, 10 May 2013 00:32

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Real Women: Mimi Knoop

ESPN caught up with Mimi Knoop to learn about the making of her X Games Real Women video part.  Read full interview at xgames.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 May 2013 23:26

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X Games Real Women Videos

Eight of the world's most talented women in action sports have submitted 75-second video parts for a shot at X Games gold. Medals will be awarded by a panel of X Games judges, but the Fan Favorite will be decided by YOU! Cast your vote for skateboarders Leticia Bufoni and Mimi Knoop today!

xgames.com/realwomen

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 00:32

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Marisa goes for Gold at X Games

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"Marisa Dal Santo kickflip front boarded her way to skateboarding fame in Zero's 2009 video, "Strange World." But after about five years of getting boards from one of the most notoriously gnarly brands in skateboarding, Dal Santo has called it quits and moved back to LaGrange, ILL. Now skating for only Emerica, ERGO and Yeah Board Shop, she is getting ready for one of the most important days of her fiscal year, X-Games."

Read full interview at xgames.espn.go.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 01:05

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X Games Brazil - Invited Athletes

X Games Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil is April 18-21st and will feature Women's Street in this new global event!  Make sure to tune in Sunday, April 21 at 11:00am EST to watch the Women's Skateboard Street Finals!

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 18:23

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Kat Williams on Tour in China

Kat Williams is on a 3 week tour of China with the élan Skateboards team.  Follow their travels on Instagram!

#elanchina2013
instagram.com/elanskateboards
instagram.com/katwilliams1989

 

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 16:08

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