GN4LW Is Featured On L'Equipage TV's "Skate the World" Episode 12.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Photo credit: Mathieu Couture

We're proud to announce that Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word is featured on an episode of L'É - "SKATE THE WORLD" - USA West Coast - where skateboarding was born. (This was all filmed pre-COVID!)

The show features some of the South Bay-based GN4LW skaters - Quinne, Kala, Kyra, Briel, and host Mathieu Cyr learns what the Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word movement is really about and why it's so important for GN4LW founder Cindy Whitehead to encourage the next generation of skater girls.

You can catch us at the 24-minute mark during the show.

VIEW THE EPISODE ONLINE Here ---->…/skate-le-mon…/saisons/1/episodes/12

The show also features West Coast skaters Jesse Martinez, Peggy Oki, Dan Levy of Juice, SHOF Museum, Garage Board Shop, and more!

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 & 2 Feature Even More Female Skateboarders!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Aori Nishimura

Get ready, because now you'll have 5 options of female skateboarders when playing the new Tony Hawk  Pro Skater 1 & 2!

Get stoked, because the first two games in the critically acclaimed Tony Hawk™ Pro Skater™ franchise – Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ and Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ 2 – are returning fully remastered and in one awesome package. Developed by the masters of the remasters – Vicarious Visions – the games that defined a generation are back and will blend original levels, classic pro skaters, old-school tricks, iconic songs from the original franchise, and more that fans remember from the ‘90s and 2000’s with added features, HD graphics, new tricks, and iconic controls to provide players with a super awesome gameplay experience. The fun doesn’t stop there,

With the launch of the remaster on September 4, 2020, the legacy continues with some of the most preeminent pro skaters in the world today -- Nyjah Huston, Leo Baker, Leticia Bufoni, Aori Nishimura, Lizzie Armanto, Shane O’Neill, Riley Hawk and Tyshawn Jones -- joining the lineup of OG pro skaters.


HD to the MaxTony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2’s amazing HD graphics allow players to pull off reverts, wall plants, lip tricks and manuals with even longer combos in brilliantly vivid detail.

Faithful RemasterTony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 combines original levels, original pro skaters, tricks, and modes from the first two games in the franchise into one gnarly package.

Added Features – New tricks, secrets and more to uncover will take the original games to the next level! Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 also provides loads of gameplay options with online multiplayer modes. New features to the remaster also include even more goals than before, added challenges to amp up gameplay and more.

Sick Customization – Create-A-Park and Create-A-Skater modes are back! But new this time around is a robust editor enabling new ways of customization. Players will be able to share new parks online with friends, remix already published parks with their own personal flavor, and outfit skaters with tons of customization options.

Iconic Soundtrack – Get ready to kick, push and trick to one of the greatest videogame soundtracks ever as many iconic and fan-favorite songs from the soundtrack that defined a generation return with the new remaster.

• Killer Lineup – They’re all back! Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Geoff Rowley, Bucky Lasek, Elissa Steamer, Kareem Campbell, Andrew Reynolds, Bob Burnquist, Chad Muska and the rest of the pro skaters from the original two games are back and brought to life in HD detail.

Additionally, a new crop of talent that reflects modern skateboarding rounds out the skater options that fans can choose from, including Nyjah Huston, Leo Baker, Leticia Bufoni, Aori Nishimura, Lizzie Armanto, Shane O’Neill, Riley Hawk and Tyshawn Jones. While some of the new pros have appeared in past Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 will mark the first time that they will grind, ollie and kickflip in the first two games from the franchise.

Check out the new game in action!

Platforms: PlayStation® 4, PlayStation® 4 Pro, the family of Xbox One devices from Microsoft, including the Xbox One X, and on PC through the Epic platform.

Release Date: September 4, 2020

MSRP&: $39.99 (base game)
$49.99 (digital deluxe edition). Includes unique retro content and gear.
$99.99 (Collector’s edition). Includes a limited-run Birdhouse deck.
*Digital pre-orders are available now and give early access to the Warehouse Demo starting Aug. 14, 2020

ESRB Rating: Teen

Languages: Fully localized (VO + subtitles) in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin America) and Portuguese (Brazil) and Japanese.

Podcast: Shredding Skateboarding's Glass Ceiling - Featuring Cara-Beth & Mimi Knoop.

All info via the Smithsonian Museum

When Mimi Knoop entered her first skateboarding competition at 24 years old, she never anticipated leaving her mark on the sport forever. But in the early 2000s, she formed an alliance with pioneering skateboarder Cara-Beth Burnside to make a simple request: that the X Games—and the rest of the skateboarding industry—treat women skateboarders the same way they treat their male peers.

You can listen to this Season 5  Sidedoor podcast via  The Smithsonian Education link - HERE

And after the podcast, make sure you scroll down the page to check out some really cool items from women's skateboarding over the years, that now reside in the Smithsonian Museum collections.

Downtown Los Angeles - Skate Protest For BLM.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Photos Ian Logan x Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word
(please credit accordingly if sharing on social media - we are all in this together - thanks!)

Skaters all over the country are banning together to help protest police brutality and support Black Lives Matter by taking to the streets and City Hall. We've been part of two protests now and this one in downtown on Sunday, June 21 in downtown Los Angeles, which was also Go Skateboarding day, had great energy, awesome speakers and a complete mix of longboarders and street skaters all with something to say and sharing their support for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Trayvon Martin and so many other Black lives that have been lost way too soon. ❤

Vans x The Skate Witches Video.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The Skate Witches - image via Vans

The Skate Witches started as a way to create connections in a niche skate scene and became something more. Tired of not seeing skaters they identified with represented in mainstream skate magazines and films, the founders decided to make their own media instead.

Through a unique blend of skateboarding, art, humor, and DIY ethos, The Skate Witches are creating the world they want to see.

Music Credits:
'Boring Angel' by Oneohtrix Point Never, courtesy of Warp Records:

More info on The Skate Witches and the Workshop Series (photography, videography & writing) they have in collaboration with Vans, that you can get involved with - just CLICK HERE