Heads up Dudes and Lady-dudes!
Riedell has announced it's production vacation schedule and will be shutting down it's manufacturing operation during July 1- July 15. They will be taking orders and shipping skates during the two weeks but will not be producing any custom or special make-up boots during that time.
So, if you've got your sites set on some fancy color-ified boots, with a dropped suspension and extra fairy wings added to the heel-lock system, or need some size 22 boats special crafted for your giant rink-stompers, be prepared to wait an extra 2-4 weeks if you place your order after June 1.
Cruz Skate Shop
So about 1.5 weeks ago, Motley was just coming down off a skate-geek high after her tour of Riedell in Minneapolis and the we-us's at Cruz decided to celebrate the terminal endification of Block's Spring Semester by commencing a journey to the southland to rub elbows with some of our favorite manufacturers and purveyors of the the goods we use to keep us rolling, to protect our brain-cases, and to nunsmashify our pointier parts.
Bay Area photographer and Cruz Skate Shop's illegitimate step-child and rage wingman Levar Hurtin' got one of his photos on the cover of the forthcoming Blood & Thunder magazine (buy it from Blood & Thunder.) If you have followed Levar on Flickr, this comes as no surprise. He's been taking some amazing shots of the derbs and Cruz radness for awhile now.