Category: PRO SKATEBOARDING

DBOT5 At Tony Hawk’s Stand Up For Skateparks Benefit

DBOT5 recently spent some time commiserating with some incredibly cool peeps at the 8th Annual Stand Up For Skateparks event held in sparkly Beverly Hills, California.

The Man Himself, Mr. Tony Hawk

Sponsored by the one and only skate innovator Tony Hawk, the whirlwind-packed day drew in close to 1,000 guests, as well as famous faces from all over the entertainment and sports worlds.

Always a fan of Hawk’s passion for sports and philanthropy, DBOT5 was on hand at the Beverly Hills event site to get a taste of the family-centric carnival-style benefit, which offered a fun-filled day of pro skating and BMX activities for its guests.

There was no mistaking the mission behind the benefit, as funds for the foundation were being raised to help improve the lives of kids in low income communities, by the development of high-quality public skate parks across the country.

Being the do-gooders that they are, DBOT5 gladly donated some of their original signature gear! The next event will be held on November 5, 2011 in Las Vegas at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa.

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DBOT5 Hits Hollywood For Transworld SKATEboarding Awards

By: Marissa Foglia for DBOT5

Transworld held its 12th Annual SKATEboarding Awards on Tuesday, June 15, 2010. DBOT5 was on hand and ready to mingle among the invite-only skateboarding crowd!

Photo: Cullen Poythress – Andrew Brophy and Torey Pudwill congratulate Best Transition winner Grant Taylor.

Of course we wanted to be there, since the event was hosted by DBOT5’s athletic supporter and golfer Pat Duffy…which, as expected, made for an entertaining time. Duffy welcomed the few thousand skateboarding guests to the ceremony which was held at Hollywood’s historic Avalon Theater at Hollywood & Vine.

DBOT5’s founder Bryce Hepworth stopped in to the event with hopes to bring on more skateboarders to DBOT5’s current roster of golfing athletic supporters. Hepworth took in the scene while hanging out among the likes of Pat Duffy, Bam Magera and Anthony Manfredi, who was nice enough to hook up DBOT5 at the event. Many thanks Anthony!

The award winners were determined by polling over 150 professional skateboarders worldwide. The night’s awards went to:

BEST ROOKIE Brandon Westgate
BEST VIDEO PART Grant Taylor – “Debacle”
BEST TEAM Flip
BEST STREET Chris Cole
BEST TRANSITION Grant Taylor
BEST VIDEO Extremely Sorry
TWS READERS’ CHOICE Lizard King

Hepworth also spent some time taking part of a stellar photo shoot with JP Walker over in Carlsbad, CA. Pictures from the shoot of JP swinging some swanky DBOT5 clubs will be surfacing soon! So be sure to keep an eye out.

Pat Duffy: Pro Skateboarder

By: Marissa Foglia for DBOT5.com

Pat Duffy is, well, a revolutionary in the world of skateboarding. This guy has most definitely given his hometown of Corte Madera, California something to brag about. Pat is known for his dope rail grinding…it’s beyond impressive. Aside from his skating skills, he is featured in the video games Skate and Skate 2…a favorite of infinite kid (and adult) video fans worldwide.

He also laid a part in Plan B’s videos “Questionable,” and “Virtual Reality”. Could Hollywood be calling? Man, this guy gets around…he was more recently featured on an episode of the MTV series Scarred. No wonder he continues to claim sponsors such as the newly-reformed Plan B Skateboards. When he isn’t conquering the concrete with his coveted moves and rail grinds, Pat slows it down on the gold course with a little relaxing tee time. Have I mentioned we think he looks great donning DBOT5 hot gear as he makes his way though 18 holes? Oh yes!