The Look Back Library is coming to Ruin on APRIL 22nd, to show off some historic magazines, including covers from local rippers like Grant Taylor, Justin Brock, Daniel Powell, Sean Young, and Jeremiah Babb, to legends like Cardiel and Hosoi. Come hang out with us from 7PM-10PM and touch some pieces of skate history.
The Look Back Library is a non profit out of San Diego, with a mission to preserve printed skateboard materials, promote literacy, and build publicly accessible skateboard magazine librarys.
Check out Jenkem’s look at the man behind the library and his mission in this video.
Deluxe Distribution (Venture, Thunder, Krooked, Real, and Spitfire) hooked us up with DVD copies of a couple of their videos burned from their personal digital copies. We’ve got “The Spitfire Video” (1993), and Real’s “Non Fiction” (1997) playing on the big screen. Come check out a couple of classics in, probably, the best quality you will ever get to see.
As a bonus, and a thank you for participating in our video nights, Spitfire hooked us up with a bunch of promo material to give away! Hang out with us on Friday, April 15th, at 8:00 PM.
Ruin team rider Noah Chee-How has a part in the local video “Gentlemen’s Club” by Grayson Miller, which came out early this year. They just posted Noah’s part online over at the Widdip site. Check it out below. We still have a few copies of this video left at the shop if you’d like to see the rest of this awesome project.
We are proud to announce, Ruin will be premiering Polar’s new video “I like it here inside my mind, don’t wake me this time.” We wont have hard copies by the time the video premieres, but we will be taking pre-orders from now, through the premiere (in-shop only). Attendance is free, so come hang out, and see one of the most anticipated videos of 2016!
In the meantime, check out Polar’s previous videos…
Friday, March 18th at 8:00pm, We’ll be playing Isle’s video “Vase” (2015) and Blueprint’s “Waiting for the World” (2000).
This time the theme revolves around Nick Jensen and Paul Shier who are in both videos. These videos are great examples of British skateboarding and are not only depictions of great skateboarding, but are also really well put together. Videographer Dan Magee and the Blueprint guys really helped put British skateboarding on the map when W.F.T.W. came out in 2000. “The energy that everyone on and around Blueprint had during the filming of Waiting for the World was incomparable to anything else I’ve felt since. …it was a really proud moment for everyone and I think that video was a huge turning point for British skateboarding and British videos.” -Oliver Barton (2013). After some weirdness with some Canadian investors and Dan Magee’s departure from Blueprint, most of the team left and Jensen brought over Paul Shier to form Isle skateboards around 2013. For “Vase”, Isle chose videographer Jacob Harris to film the video. Harris had previously worked with Isle rider Tom Knox on the independent video, “11th Hour” which was one of the best videos to come out of Britain since Dan Magee’s Blueprint work.
To read up on some more history of Blueprint and Isle, here is a collection of interviews from some of those involved. Be sure to check out the first link which gives a good history of Blueprint with lots of video links!
We’re premiering Transworld’s new video Substance Friday, February 19th at 8:00. Come out and see the first VX video Transworld has done in years. We’ll have DVDs available as well. Keep physical media alive and adorn your shelf with a hard copy to impress your friends. Ruin Video Nights are always free. All are welcome.
At 8:30 on Friday, February 5th, we will be hosting the second Ruin Video Night. This time we’ll be playing a couple of classics, Eastern Exposure 3 and Eastern Exposure 0. Admission is free, and we’ll sell soda and popcorn for a dollar. Help us make this a monthly thing and hang out with us. All are welcome!