Yesterday, June 18th, The Paris "State of Mind" premiere graced the walls of the Lazy Dog Gallery alongside original works and a wall mural done by graffiti artist and part of the Zoo York Family - Gorey. Not forgetting to mention the artist series he created for us. That series of six boards is sick, and available soon!
June 19, 2009
June 15, 2009
Australia held down their premiere of 'State of Mind' with crews and brews at packed out Astor Theatre in St. Kilda. After the premiere the after party rocked out with Melbourne hip-hop outfit Diafrix. Big kudos to Mike, Lars, and Gwenn from Lush productions for your efforts and rocking out proper!
June 3, 2009
Panamanian Local Graffiti artist, PercePel, dropped some sweet graphics and tags on grip tape for the loyal of Panama. New board purchases at select stores are gonna get HOOKED up with these sick sick tags. Check em!
December 17, 2008
November 17, 2008
October 16, 2008
If you understand German, you have a lot of reading to catch up on in Germany's 'Limited Magazine' article about the ZOO YORK crew's tour through Germany during the European Tour last summer. If you don't read German, check the pic's for the 1,000 words from this past summer abroad. If you prefer the condensed version of what went down: sick skating, lots of fun, lots of girls, and cold meat! These pics are a sweet precursor of what's to come in ZOO YORK's 'State of Mind' team video set to drop this April! So keep tuned in and locked for more updates to come!
September 16, 2008
August 21, 2008
Big ups to Session skate mag for their lengthy article about the Zoo Crew when they toured through South Africa. The first paragraph reads, "The Zoo York international tour to South Africa took place in the second week of April and included visits to Durban, Pretoria, and Johannesburg. Zoo riders Zered Bassett, Forrest Kirby, and Brandon Westgate made the long trip across the pond and put together what I'm calling the most productive international tour ever to go down in the country and, well, the continent of Africa for that matter. They did five demos in six days, hit countless street spots in all three cities, went out every night and managed a trip to the Lion park. If that's not a productive week, then I don't know what is." If you're in S.Africa and happen to see Session Mag, go grab it to check the whole article.
Peep the article Clark Magazine dropped about Harold Hunter Day II, held May 17th 2008 with photos provided by Zoo York Creative Director Kimou Meyer aka Grotesk. Mad love still going out and always going out for Harold in all points of the globe, cause Legends Never Die.
Surfing this virgin break off the Lofoten Islands in Norway, Pat Millin gets the shot and is featured in Outside Magazine for crushing the Arctic Circle waves Zoo Style. The photographer working with pat commented that uncovering these new spots is like detective work. The photographer spent nearly six weeks scouting Norway this past April, and probably drove about 10,000K in that time. Check out that wave and style - it was definitely well worth it!
August 8, 2008
July 27, 2008
Amid threatening weather and downpours of rain, the Zoo Crew was able to hit all final stops of the Zoo-B-Q tour. After the great turnout and crowd of Granby, we had to get a little inventive in Ottowa. The rain storms caught us about 30 minutes into the demo, but that never stopped the crew or our damn fine bbq's! With contests such as: longest power slide, longest belly slide, and catch Shetler if you can, tons of gear was given and everyone left happier than thought possible for a soggy summer day. After a 4 hour drive, the crew hit up Toronto to give some demo love to Wakestock and hit up some misty spots for the Canada podcast and SBC Canada tour article. Big shout outs to Canada for hooking everything up for the team! And big thanks for Caccia, Spin Limit Skateshop, and West 49 for all their support!
July 23, 2008
Over the next three days, the Zoo Crew consisting of Anthony Shetler, Brandon Westgate, Aaron Suski, Eli Reed, and Chaz Ortiz will be making their way across Eastern Canada for the ZOO-B-Q Tour. The first stop of the tour was held in Terrebone, Quebec. The turnout was HUGE, and the kids were stoked to skate with the zoo crew. We fed the army of kids since they needed energy to compete in a best trick contest, and then let them do their thing. After the winners were picked and schwag was tossed to the crowd, everyone took off Zooed out and stoked. Big thanks to the S3 shop for helping to organize the event and bringing your team to skate with our crew.
Next stops on the ZOO-B-Q Tour are: Granby Skatepark, Granby, Quebec on 7/23 @ 3:00 PM, with an afterparty at Bar Republic @ 10:00. Legacy Skatepark in Ottowa, Ontario on 7/24 @ 3:00, and a skate session at Wakestock @ noon on the Toronto Islands in Ontario.
July 22, 2008
Over the weekend, 120 skaters battled it out over the course of three days to get their hands on the $10,000 cash purse offered at the fourth installment of Zoo York's Am getting paid. When all was said and done, Atoine Asselin came out on top for the grand prize of $5,000, Ryan Decenzo came through at 2nd place ($2,000) and Zoo York's own Chaz Ortiz finished out with third place ($1,000). Protec's sponsored best trick contest was won by: Chaz Ortiz, Ryan Decenzo, Mikael O' meara, and Tj Rogers. The energy throughout the event was solid, and these kids are the future of skateboarding - keep your eye on them!
July 21, 2008
After two days of intensive skating, the Ams that trekked to Montreal for Zoo York's AM Getting Paid event were treated to the official Zoo York sponsored party, that has been so dubbed, the AM Getting Laid party. Though it's the night before the finals event - it's the jam that no one wants to miss out on. Dj Numark held it down for the HUGE crowd as everyone danced until the wee morning hours. Also featured at the party were body painted girls for the boys delights. Outside after the party, the streets were filled with rowdy Quebeqoise as far as the eye could see. Shirts were off or soaked, and lines for Poutine (fries with gravy and curds) were out the door. Here's to another year of good fun times with the Zoo Crew in Canada! See you next year, since you know if you missed it this time around you don't want to miss it next time!