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Maloof Money Cup NYC Recap with Video

The SampleSaleShop.com crew hit up the Maloof Money Cup skateboarding championships this past weekend in New York. It was dope – for skaters, by skaters. The event brought a 16,000 square-foot skate park to Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, NYC, and $100,000 to winner Chris Cole. How do you like them apples?

Check out Chris in this video of the finals:

Matt from ItsBongoBoy tweeted the photo below (Psst: We’re revamping our blog soon. Don’t be surprised if you see Matt contributing as a guest blogger). Btw, are you following us on Twitter @SampleSaleShop?

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Winner Chris Cole told the New York Times, “There’s a lot of different options here for kids to find a lot of fun. It’s not your standard skate spot where it’s back and forth.”

Even Susan Sarandon and Lil’ Jon made it out to Queens for the Maloof Cup.YE-AAH!

maloofmoneycup-susan-liljon-samplesaleshop(pic: Gothamist)

World Cup Video | adidas Originals – Star Wars Cantina 2010

Adidas strikes back! Adidas and George Lucas have released The adidas Originals Cantina Film as part of the “Street where originality lives” campaign.  It features cameos by Snoop Dogg, Daft Punk, Noel Gallagher, Ciara, Jay Baruchel, and Star Wars faves Han Solo, Chewy, ObiWan, and C3PO – plus David Beckham, who plays for the LA Galaxy, far, far away from South Africa.

Snoop Dogg ordering gin n’ juice at the Star Wars Cantinaadidas-star-wars-cantina-snoop-samplesaleshop

This couldn’t wait til World Cup Wednesday, but you can check out all of our World Cup-related posts here.

Watch Nike’s “Write the Future” World Cup video campaign.

World Cup Wednesdays | LV’s Legends

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Louis Vuitton and Annie Liebowitz have been collaborating on their Journeys campaign for a few years now. For the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, they released a video of retired soccer Legends Diego Maradona (Argentina), Zinedine Zidane (France), and the legen-dary Pele (Brazil – the only player holding three World Cup winning medals), dukin’ it out … in foosball.

No, we didn’t say “football”. FOOS-BALL. Check it out.

Read (and RT) all of our World Cup Wednesday posts here: http://bit.ly/94EAyk.

Kick, Push, Fly: A Real Hoverboard for Lupe?

French artist Nils Guadagnin made a legit, real life hoverboard. Sick! Check out the video below.

Back To the Future II - Hoverboard

“McFly” is right.

According to Gizmodo, “The board floats through simple electromagnetism, but the more brilliant part of the design seems to be a laser stabilization system that, we’re assuming, dynamically adjusts the magnets to keep the board afloat under duress. Just watch Nils push on the board near the end of the clip. It responds with little more than a shrug.”

We wonder how much weight this thing can support at the moment, and how long it’ll be til we can try to be like Marty McFly.

Who do you think will be the first to own a working hoverboard –  Lupe Fiasco? or Pharrell? Click here to listen to Lupe’s “Kick, Push”.

Danny Montoya, Lupe Fiasco, and Rob Gonzales
Danny Montoya, Lupe Fiasco, Rob Gonzales

Pharell Williams

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World Cup Wednesdays | Nike Video Awesomeness!!!

Nike Done Did It Again:

Watch “Nike Write The Future” – Full Length

Look for Kobe “Feets Don’t Fail Me Now” Bryant & Homer Simpson

For all of our World Cup-related posts, click here: http://bit.ly/94EAyk.

Maloof Money Cup: NY and CA

The third annual Maloof Money Cup takes place in two spots this summer: an East Coast MMC: June 5-6th in Flushing Meadows, Queens, NY and a West Coast MMC: August 4-8th at the Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, CA.

The NYC roster includes: Cole, P Rod, Ryan Sheckler, Rowley, Dollin among 48 Top Pro Skaters competing for a $250,000 Prize Purse and Title of MMC NY Champ.

All about the Benjamins, baby: The Benjamin t-shirt, available in black and white, has been released to commemorate the MMC. It reads “Right on the Money” over Ben Ef’s face. Get yours at CCS.MaloofMoneyCup-Shirt

We spotted this MMC truck in Little Italy, NYC- We wonder if the MMC founders, brothers Joe and Gavin Maloof, were in town placing bets with the local wise guys. After all, their family owns the Sacramento Kings NBA franchise and the Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

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Tinted windows = Gangsta

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World Cup Wednesdays: adiCup NYC Trailer & adidas x Arkitip x UNDFTD Pack

Saturday, May 22, is adidas’ adiCup tournament at  in New York City.

Time: 1-8pm
Location:
Pier 40 (West Street @ W. Houston Street)
Music: DJ Neil Armstrong
Bonus: BBQ and a screening of UEFA Champions League Finale.

Here are just some of the NY participants: FADER F.C., Turntable Lab, EVR, Supreme Records,  Complex FC, United Bamboo, Opening Ceremony, Vice, and UNDFTD.

This year’s adiCup games are in NYC, Berlin, Tokyo and London. Winners from each region will compete in the finals at adidas Originals HQ in Germany, for a chance to win … wait for it … a trip to the World Cup FINAL in South Africa on July 11th!

All we have to say is USA! USA! USA! NYC! NYC! NYC!

Each team in the adiCup finals will sport a kit featuring brands from their region. The US pack, above, by adidas x Arkitip x UNDFTD, includes a carryall bag, jersey and a pair of blue suede Votary kicks.

For a more details, check out adiCup on Facebook. While you’re at it, check us out on Facebook!

OSHMAN’S x New Balance 25th Anniversary

OSHMAN’s Japanese division teamed up with New Balance to release these 1700’s next month for OSHMAN’s 25th anniversary. The shoe features a black upper with a white rip-stop nylon.

oshmans x new balance 25th anniversary 1700s

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(source:  Hypebeast)

Married To The Mob x Burton Preview

Earlier this week, we posted a preview of Burton and Paul Smith’s snowboard collaboration.  Burton is also releasing a Married To The Mob collab in August, with jackets, pants, accessories, and, of course, boards.

Check out these pics from the Burton showroom.

Married To The Mob x Burton capsule collection

(source: Freshness Mag)

Cannondale X Mike Giant Graffiti Bike

Cannondale and San Francisco-based graffiti and tattoo artist Mike Giant have collaborated on the Cannondale X Mike Giant Graffiti Bike.

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The bike is currently up for auction on eBay. 100% of the proceeds will go to The Bahati Foundation’s GIVEBACK programs, aimed at inspiring youth through cycling. The foundation was started in 2009, by eight-time national champion, Rahasan Bahati.

Bike specs:

  • Cannondale SuperSix HI MOD frame/fork, 54cm,
  • Shimano Di2 drive train
  • custom Shimano Dura Ace wheels
  • PRO Vibe carbon bars, stem & set post
  • Fizik Aliante saddle
  • Continental Grand Prix 4000 tires, just like the Bahati Team issue bikes.

“The bike will be awarded to its new owner on the final day of the AMGEN Tour of California, May 23, 2010…  a Tour de France-style cycling road race.”

The Graffiti Bike is currently on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $30,000.00 or the best offer. For a good cause, would you Splurge On It?

(source: Hypebeast)