There have been more than a few attempts to put a glow-in-the-dark (GITD) skateboard to market in Canada. For the most part the products ended up about as useful as glow sticks at a rave. They were used then tossed aside – broken and defeated on the street. A remnant of a good time had, […]
CalStreets Surf Skate Snow 92 Lonsdale Gallery – 1980’s
This glimpse of California Streets shows the impressive “Wall of 1000 Decks” With 38 feet of cabinets just for stickers CalStreets was a summer destination for many Canadian skaters. CalStreets is and always will be a skater owned and operated skateshop!
Original Vacuum Land Skateshop in PINK, 11 Lonsdale North Vancouver
The Original Vacuum Land Skateshop in PINK. Located at 11 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver. Circa 1980’s. After the first month we covered Vacuum Land with the California Streets sign. This original logo was commissioned to Graham X Peat in 1978 to create.
200+ Vintage Skate Sticker Collection 70’s 80’s
CALSTREETS VAULT COLLECTION- STICKERS 200+ Vintage Skate Sticker Collection 70’s 80’s Thank-you to all my amazing sponsors from the past, great to connect with everyone again. SPONSORS: KADE CYCLE (Cranbrook skate team 1975), BENGEL BOARDS, HOBIE, RECTOR, VANS, VISION, WINGS WHEELS, GULLWING TRUCKS and of course SIMS!
CSI – Cal Streets Industries 1980’s CANADA’S SKATEBOARD DISTRIBUTOR
CSI – CalStreets Industries 1980’s CANADA’S Distributor – NOW Get the Re-issues! Exclusive CANADIAN DISTRIBUTOR for Sims, SantaCruz, Independent Trucks, Burton, T&C, Blockhead, Alva, BrandX, H-Street,Tracker, Gullwing, Vision, Dogtown, Zorlac, FLYaway Helmets, and Powell-Peralta.
Taking You Back the History of Skateboarding
Although this editorial marks Vol. 15 No. 1, I am about to hit three decades in publishing – hard to believe. I got started in 1988, when I set up something called Freestyle International. It wasn’t much, but about 100 skaters were able to communicate with each other through the mail. We produced a few […]
Expert Testimony: POWELL REISSUES ARE AWESOME!
SANTA CRUZ | SIMS | POWELL | BLOCKHEAD | VISION | SCHMITT | HOSOI | ALVA | BRAND-X | DOGTOWN | ALL RE-ISSUES WHY POWELL REISSUES ARE AWESOME! Who knows how to make an old school re-issue deck better then Powell-Peralta? It’s a good question. Yeah, you could use all the oldschool methods and produce […]
Old School Reissue Skateboard Decks to Get Stoked About in 2017-18
CalStreets’ reissue skateboard decks are here and holy s#!t they are awesome. While each one in the lineup is enough to pull up long buried memories from your soul, we’ve got a few favorites with iconic designs we’d like to share as 2017 comes to a close and 2018 unfolds. Enough already, let’s get to […]
H-STREET REUNION 2017 The Magnificent 7 Ride Again!
THE H-STREET REUNION by Chad Thomas From March 10–13, 2017, something magical went down in the Bahamas – something that hadn’t happened in nearly 30 years: The original H-Street skate crew got together in the same place at the same time. It was the skate equivalent of the legendary band the Eagles reuniting – as […]
HERE’S TO THE PIONEERS!
It’s hard to believe that we’ve arrived at Vol. 16 No. 1. Precisely 15 years ago this June, I found myself in Folly Beach, South Carolina, at a slalom competition. A box containing copies of our very first issue arrived for the event, and I recall watching people’s reactions. We’d put Duane Peters on the […]
POSTCARDS FROM PALM SPRINGS: THE EL GATO CLASSIC 2017
THE EL GATO CLASSIC 2017: It’s only been a week since I assumed my new title at the mag, and already it’s been quite a trip. One of my first tasks was to see what was in the pipeline for the upcoming issues. Realizing that there was no El Gato Classic coverage planned – a […]