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Supreme Italia’s Founders Are Finally Going to Jail



The final chapter of the Supreme Italia saga played out in a London courtroom on June 25 as reported by Bloomberg earlier this week.

A London court has sentenced a father and son to years in jail for a sprawling copycat of clothing brand Supreme in what the judge called the most brazen counterfeiting operation he had ever seen.

Michele Di Pierro, 53, was ordered to serve eight years and Marcello Di Pierro, 24, got three years after a private prosecution by the New York-based street wear company, which said the two went so far as to act as if they were the true owners of the brand. Michele’s U.K.-based International Brand Firm Ltd. was fined 7.5 million pounds ($10.4 million).

The two “hijacked every facet of the company’s identity and plagiarized it,” Judge Martin Beddoe said Friday in London, after a jury found the pair guilty of two counts of fraud. “Like ticks, they jumped from one company to another and one jurisdiction to another.”

Right on to the real; death to the fakers.

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Saints and Sinners 2022 Tour Final Leg Details Out



Here are the details of the final leg of the Saints and Sinners 2022 Tour:

Santa Cruz riders (saints) Jake Wooten, Erick Winkowski, Kevin Braun, Maurio McCoy, Tom Asta, Eman, Rob Pace; and Creature riders (sinners) David Gravette, Collin Provost, Chris Russell, Willis Kimbel, John Gardner, Joe Milazzo, John Worthington, Lefthesh will be in the last leg of the tour.

Watch Episode 6 of the Saint and Sinners Tour in Bilbao, Spain featuring Saints 👑 Erick Winkowski, Blake Johnson, Jereme Knibbs, Fabiana Delfino, Justin Sommer, Keet Oldenbeuving, and Sinners ⚔️ David Gravette, Cody Lockwood, Kevin Baekkel, Chris Russell, Ulph Andersson, Vincent Matheron.

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Watch How Satori Recycles Skateboard Wheels



Have you participated in the Satori Wheels Re-Life program? This is how your old skateboard wheels are given a new life.

The new Re-Life sets are made from 70% post-consumer material.

If you want to donate your old wheels, go to this page for the list of drop-off centers. Satori accepts any brand of wheels as long as it meets the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 45 mm in diameter or bigger.
  • The bearing seats are still good.
  • Only hard wheels can be recycled (92A or harder).

What happens to the shaved-off parts of the old wheels? They are collected and sent to another organization, Shred Cycle, which repurposes these shreds into new materials like the ones below.

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Mtn Dew’s “Unlock the Spot” Next Stop is in Albuquerque, NM



Join Mariah Duran and Mtn Dew as they “unlock” the Civic Plaza for an open skate jam with local skaters on July 17 from 11 am to 3 pm. This is the third “Unlock the Spot” event organized by Mtn Dew.

Skate content creator Lamon Holt will also attend the event.

The Unlock the Spot events feature Mtn Dew’s skate team members returning to their hometowns. Together with the locals, they skate in spots in their town that are otherwise off-limits to skating. The series will culminate with the Summer Dew Tour in Des Moines, Iowa on July 29-30.

Watch the highlights of the recent Unlock the Spot in El Segundo, California with Theotis Beasley.

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