Thursday, December 31, 2009


Sent Claus Grabke's sons band the Picture Books
some Cookie Head decks to rip around on.

You can check out their music here.
For show dates or band info go to their website

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

TONIGHT: Andy Kessler Memorial Foundation Art Show

In New York tonight, Dec. 12th, there is an art show benefiting the Andy Kessler Memorial. Andy was a pioneer of the New York skate scene and was 100% Skateboarder. If you are in the area go check out the art, hang out with the locs, and pick up a piece to support a good cause.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


PPS Young Gun Keith Baldassare and friends shredding some of the local Floridian parks.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


In an effort to provide core skate shops an economical and beneficial alternative to selling "Blank Decks",
Pocket Pistols is proud to introduce our Shop Deck Collab Project.

Attic Skate Shop in Costa Mesa, CA is the first shop to take advantage of the PPS x Shop Deck Collabs.

You can purchase the PPS x ATTIC Collab decks at either of Attic's 2 shops or order directly online at

Look out for more Shop Collabs being released soon.
If you are a shop interested in your own personalized Shop Deck contact info@SkatePPS(dot)com

Thursday, December 3, 2009

PEDRO BARROS- Tribo Mag Cover

Check out Pedro Barros ripping up Jokers Pool on the cover of TRIBO Skate Mag and a 12 page interview, December '09 issue.

Pics by Heverton Ribeiro and Marcelo Mug.

Monday, November 30, 2009

BEN SCHROEDER: Shot of the Week

Ben Schroeder x Tail Tap x Undisclosed Location x Photo: Burnett

Burnout has a bunch of photos up on Thrasher
Check 'em HERE

Friday, November 13, 2009



Tuesday, November 10, 2009

PEDRO BARROS: Shot of the Week

Pedro Barros 540 over Sergie Ventura at Rock the Cradle


Friday, November 6, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

UPCOMING EVENTS: November 2009

Harvest Gnarfest Nov. 6th, 2009

Grind for Life Benefit Nov. 17th, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

GEOFF ROWLEY- Limited Edition PPS Guest Model

Check Out Geoff in Flip's new video Extremely Sorry!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

ROCK THE CRADLE 2009: Pedro Barros & Nick Parenti

Last year Nick Parenti won the 'Highest Cradle Carve' portion of the event. They even used the shot of his carve as the artwork for this year's flyer.. This year the format was a little different to keep things fresh. There was a 'Cash for Tricks' contest in the big bowl and Nick took home $50 buck for a sugarcane on the big bank wall. Pedro Barros and Sergie Ventura tied at 8'8" for the Highest Air. In the main event Pedro was throwing down airs in the 8' range and Stalefish 540's and took 1st place. This all went down in memory of
Johnny Romano and to support further research into battling Children's Luekemia, the least funded of all child cancers. So thanks to everyone that came out and supported this awesome cause. For more info check out

PEDRO BARROS- Culver City Cruising

Pedro, just doing a couple padless 540's, at Culver City Skatepark.

Culver City July 2, 2009 from Robert Chase on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

TEAM PPS: Rumble in Ramona Recap

The Rumble in Ramona 2 went down last weekend and some of the PPS crew made the trek. Here are some pics and footy from the session.

Remy over the channel to tail.

Pedro Barros with some of that Brazillian blast.
Pics: MRZ/ConcreteDisciples -Article & Pics HERE

Remy BS Smiths the extension.
Pic:Dave Swift more pics HERE

Video Clip from The Skateboard Mag -CLICK HERE

Video clip from SoCalSkateparks -CLICK HERE

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

PEDRO BARROS: Oi Megaramp Brazil

Last month over 60 million Brazillian households tuned into the
Oi! Megaramp contest. The wind made it a little gnarly, but the session went down anyways. PPS' own Pedro Barros took 5th, respectably, against some of the best Megramper's out there. Here are the results and some pics & video from the event.

Tweaked out BS Mega 360

Mega 540 on the Quarter

Final Results

1st Bob Burnquist – 88.50

2nd Jake Brown – 83.23

3rd Adam Taylor – 76.53

4th Rob Lorifice – 75.57

5th Pedro Barros – 69.88

Mega Boardslide

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

DAY OF THE DEAD II- Channel St Nov.1st, 2009

Get some tricks and some treats at Channel Street 11/1/09


Thursday, October 8, 2009

HAMROCK- John Doe 'Zine Live Interview

John Doe Zine is interviewing PPS' Chris Hamrock
tomorrow, Oct. 9th, at 1pm PST.

Listen live or call in. Info at their Radio Site.
Today they interview Dave Swift and on the 13th Wes Humpston so check them out and give it a listen.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

ROCK THE CRADLE- Johnny Romano

On Oct. 24th the 2nd annual Rock the Cradle event will take place at the Houston Skatepark
All proceeds benefit

Check the flyer's artistic interpretation of Nick Parenti^^

Friday, October 2, 2009


Alright here's your chance to hang out with some of Dogtown's most famous and infamous this Saturday. We're doing this giveaway in full 2009 style and having the contest on our Twitter. You just need to be the first to answer the question below and reply with @PocketPistols in a Twitter post. Winner must provide their own transportation and must be able to pick up the wristbands by 1:00pm this Saturday.

Take a look at the pic below and give me this guy's REAL NAME
...not his nickname.

Send answers to @PocketPistols via Twitter to be eligible to win.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

PEDRO BARROS- Fix to Ride Video

Here is a link to one more vid

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

PEDRO BARROS- Cons Fix to Ride

Congratulations to Pedro for taking 1st place at Converse's
Fix to Ride
pool contest, narrowly beating out Rune Glifberg, Dan Cesar, Otavio Neto and some of Brazil's best skaters.

Over the channel 5-0

The Arpoador Bowl in Rio de Janeiro over looks a killer surf spot with throngs of girls in bikini's at one of the most crowded beaches in Brazil. If you can pull your head out of the sand and make it to the bowl you're going to encounter a pool that is steep, deep, slippery and kinked, which made for an exciting event. After 2 days of sun, sand, surf & skating Pedro took the top spot and a check with a lot of 0's on it.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

FALL 2009- Crossroads & ASR Tradeshows

Today & Tomorrow we'll be at Crossroads

And Thursday-Saturday we'll be at ASR,
upstairs in the Grind for Life Chill Zone.

Come by our booth and check out all the latest from PPS,
Hosoi Skates and Fundamental Distributions other endeavors.
See ya there!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Looking through the vaults we found some more wood circa 1988, no warping and in perfect condition. Looks like it is the Bod Boyle shape with Cruz Missle concave. These are super limited and available in shops now.


Check out all the new boards at the ASR.
We'll be in the Grind for Life Chill Zone
in room 17a this Sept. 10th-12th

TONIGHT- Hurley Skatepark Art Show

Heverton Ribeiro takes some sick photos.
If you're in the OC tonight check it at Hurley's Skatepark
Pedro Barros x pic: Heverton Ribeiro

Saturday, August 29, 2009

ASK THE PHELPER- Frontside Inverts

with Lance Mountain and Geoff Rowley

Friday, August 28, 2009


Keith headed up to Oregon with the intent of ripping everything in sight. He qualified 9th at Tigard, but in the finals he hung up on a trick and broke his arm. He still took a few runs afterwards, but wasn't the same. He ended up finishing in 12th, which is rad considering he took runs with a broken arm.

Tigard to Tail

McMinville Back Crail

Saturday, August 22, 2009

PPS RACING- National's

Reporting in after the Nationals here in Colorado. I had consistent results with a 2nd in hybrid, 4th in tight, and 3rd in GS. Pappas and I got the same amount of points, so we are sharing the title as 2009 US National Champion. It was very tight racing--Mitchell beat me by less than 1/10th of a second in BOTH the hybrid and tight. The new deck you sent me is working really well. The wider nose allows me to get a slightly wider stance, which is working well. The way it's set up, I'm getting much more power than my other rigs. This new board was used in the hybrid and GS, and did great in both.

I'll give you an update after Worlds this coming weekend. Thanks!

HS: 1. mitchell 2. reaves 3. mc laren
TS: 1. pappas laren 3. mitchell
GS: 1. pappas 2. maytam 3. reaves

PPS RACING: Czech Republic

Just got back from the Czech Republic today, where I did two slalom races. August 1st and 2nd was the European team contest in Hradec Kralove, in which i finished first in the GS. Local Joseph Stefka edged me out in the tight slalom finals. The race got a nice segment on one of the Czech Republic's four TV stations.

Then last weekend was the Euro championship in Policka. Again a 1st place in the GS for myself, with Swedes Bjornstein and Hadestrand making the podium, and Dominick Kawalski in 4th. The famed town square "fountain slalom" went down the next day, and Kawalski threw down a blistering final run to take the win. Janis Kuzmins of Latvia finished second, with yours truly--the sole Amreican competing in Policka--earning the bronze.

Janis won the hybrid with Hadestrand in second, and Kawalski in third the same day. Sunday was the tight slalom, where, after some heated disputes about timing and disqualifications, Janis proved lightning can strike twice by taking the win. Viking Hadestrand and Fabian Bjornstein of Sweden took second and third, respectively, with myself finishing 4th. This left Kuzmins and Kawalski tied for 1st place overal, Bjornstein 3rd, and myself 4th.


PPS RACING: World Championships

Here's the report from Worlds 2009:

Lacking the firepower of Jason "Racer X" Mitchell and Greg "Hell" Fadell, it was up to Young Guns Joe McLaren and Martin Reaves to hold it down for team PPS at the World Championships of slaom in Hood River, Oregon. The 85 second GS was a real leg burner, but Reaves put the hammer down and became the World Champion of Giant Slalom, with Pappas nipping at his heals all day.

Martin Reaves weaves into 2nd

Back in downtown Hood River, McLaren and Reaves plowed through the brackets, until finally meeting in the consolation. Joe Mac turned it on and took fellow Coloradan Martin Reaves out. And McLaren didn't stop there. In the following day's tight slalom, Joe showed his dominance again by advancing all the way through to the finals, where he met George Pappas. Although Joe was leaving flaming urethane tracks behind him all day, Pappas skated like a bat out of hell and narrowly beat Joe out of the gold medal. Martin Reaves took 2nd place overall, and Joe McLaren 3rd or 4th place

Monday, August 3, 2009

JAKE RUETER- Stoke Of The Day


And a one-hitter quiter from Ridiculous

Thursday, July 30, 2009

BEN SCHROEDER- Downhill Diaries

Here a clip of Big Ben and some buds bombing a hill at night.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

BIBLE BOWL- Concrete Disciples Photos

MRZ & I headed to the Bible Bowl and met up with
Pedro, Miskell & Julie for a session.

Pedro x Judo x pic:MRZ

Matt Miskell x Blunt Slide x pic:MRZ

Check out all the pics from the session **CLICK HERE**