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Afternoon Interview: Former Episode 057: Dane, Craig, Austyn, Jake and Warren talk about their second range release and Dane’s new “Premium Violence” part

We walked into Former’s Chinatown studio a little early. Dane was lodged behind a monitor editing his “Premium Violence” part that was to premiere later that night. Austyn Gillette was shirtless and washing the windows while Craig filmed him with his phone. Warren Smith and Grady Archbold tinkered with the displays for their upcoming Pop Up Shop. This was a team. Former has officially destroyed all that once was of the “industry” brand and are doing it their way. And it was all on display Friday night in Los Angeles for the release of their new range and Dane’s new part, accompanied with a performance by Destruction Unit. Every detail. Big and small is them. And it is exactly what surfing and skateboarding need. Fresh ideas. Fresh thinking. And good surfing and skating.

Craig Anderson later told me of late night Del Taco drive thru missions following 14 hour days and lots of work. A long departure from the days of just being the surfer. And while a lot of people might think that they would be regretting this, my experience after Friday night is just the opposite. These dudes are just living and breathing something they believe in. That’s all we can ask for. And we’re all in too.

Dane’s new part for “Premium Violence” is out Tuesday, the same day the entire new collection releases. And you can visit their Chinatown Pop Up Shop this Saturday and get into some new Former clothes early.

Visit Former’s site Tuesday to get the new range before it’s gone. These things don’t last. And Dane’s new part and the new range will be there waiting for you.

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Afternoon Interview: Bruce Irons (Pt. 1) Episode 30: On professional surfing’s ups and downs and a life lived on the fulcrum of it all

There aren’t that many surfers who can say he didn’t have an impact on them. His style, flare, attitude, movie parts, his brother and that prowess at Backdoor and Pipe. Bruce Irons epitomized all of the good, the bad and the amazing about surfing. He won all the things he needed to win (Pipe Masters,…

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Afternoon Interview: Bobby Worrest Episode 029: East vs. West skating, Pulaski Park in D.C. and the lame cops who haunt it

We recently went to New York and had breakfast with Bobby Worrest. Between coffee and eggs, we talked to him about being one of the first guys on Krooked, NYC vs. West Coast skateboarding and about growing up in Washington D.C. at Pulaski Park and getting hassled by the cops regularly.

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Afternoon Interview: Jamie Brisick Episode 028: Author of Becoming Westerly talks to us about writing the first book on a transgender surfer

The topic is very popular right now. You can’t deny that. And while other stories lead the headlines across America and the world, surfing has it’s own version of the tale unfolding: the story of Becoming Westerly — a book chronicling the transformation of former professional surfer Peter Drouyn into a woman. The story caught Jamie Brisick’s…

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Afternoon Interview: Brad Cromer Episode 027: Humble Floridian with a solid kick flip

Florida’s Brad Cromer might have the world’s most stylish kick flip. He’s also humble, modest and soft spoken. And talented enough to be one of the most underrated skateboarders we’ve ever met. He hung out with us a while back in Long Beach. We talked about his upcoming Huf shoe. Filming his next part exclusively in Florida….

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Afternoon Interview: Mitch Coleborn Episode 026 We crashed his honeymoon in New York City

We were in New York, like, yesterday. And while we were there, Mitch Coleborn and his new wife Kritty were honeymooning in the city as well, and their first stop was at a dive bar in the LES called Sophie’s. And seeing how we love Sophie’s too (competitive pool table and good juke box) we came over…

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Afternoon Interview: Kelsey Brookes Episode 025 (Part 2)

Come trip with us…

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Afternoon Interview: Kelsey Brookes Episode 025 (Part 1)

A conversation with fine artist Kelsey Brookes at the RVCA Off The Wall house.

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Afternoon Interview: La Femme Episode 024

La Femme really love to party — or as they like to say: “make party.”

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Afternoon Interview: Brendon Gibbens on Cluster Episode 023

Brendon Gibbens talks about working on his part in Cluster.

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Afternoon Interview: Kelly Slater Episode 022

“I wanted to be a mix of Tom Curren with aerials…”

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Afternoon Interview: Corners Episode 021

Corners are gravitating their way to the center.

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Afternoon Interview: Dane Reynolds on Cluster Episode 020

We talk with Dane about early film inspirations, going at a part with a plan, music and what he wants to do for his section in Cluster.

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