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30 years of Stereo: Ad Archive

In honor of our 30th anniversary, we've compiled an archive of 30 years of Stereo ads!  View the Stereo Ad Archive Special thanks to Thrasher, Chrome Ball Incident, Skately, Vert is Dead, and Transworld for the scans.  

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A Visual Sound | Live In Concert | InnoSkate 2022

Join Stereo founders and film-makers, Jason Lee and Chris Pastras, in a screening and discussion of “A Visual Sound” with live orchestration provided by the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. (Starts about 21 minutes into this video.) “A Visual Sound” (1994) is one of the first introductions of experimental art, film, and music in skateboard videos. The video is written, produced and directed by Stereo founders Jason Lee and Chris Pastras. Throughout the video, abstract and eclectic still frames are intermingled with color and black and white footage of skating. The soundtrack is a pure jazz lineup from Ululation and Tommy Guerrero. Going against the grain with the use of 8mm film, black and white still photography and avant-garde music, the...

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Matt Rodriguez - Chrome ball interview #134

Chops and Mr. Sunshine talk hot sauce.  So your loose trucks are the stuff of legend, but before we get into that, I have another set-up related question.... grip over bolts? Why?   (laughs) I don’t know if I saw someone do it or what, but I just like it. And I’ve been doing it for a long time, too. I want to say since right around the time I turned pro. I just like the way it looks and feels.   How so?   It feels smoother, for some reason. And honestly, I just got sick of looking at my bolts. They look lame to me... they’re kinda distracting. This way, it makes my board feel more like a hovercraft. (laughs)...

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Stereo Skateboards: A Visual Sound (1994) - Full video in HD on YouTube

"'93/'94 was probably my best period for skateboarding, where I felt the most confident and in control. such a fun, electric time. and so pivotal for me creatively - it was ultimately the co-directing of this stereo skateboards video - 'a visual sound' - that would open up the photography door for me. those early s.f. stereo days were huge for so many of us, and our team was amazing. and to have had guys like tobin yelland and gabe morford there to document it all was incredible. big thanks to chris pastras for your brain, and to deluxe sf and jeff klindt (RIP) for making it all possible. " - Jason Lee "The making of "A Visual Sound" in...

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Stereo Collage Series

Stereo Collage Series by guest artist Charlie Coatney. Shipping to skateshops now! This 3 deck series features a long awaited Carl Shipman graphic, along side with a Matt Rodriguez deck and a Stereo Collage team board.Charlie Coatney uses paint or cut paper to make these colorful bold collages.  Follow Charlie on Instagram - @loosenut_inmy_head

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Stereophonic Sound Vol 26: Waldo Diaz, Jordan Hoffart & Matt Rodriguez

In Volume 26, we start out with some clips of Stereo "Field Agent” Waldo Diaz from Palm Springs, this kids got proper style! Next we head out in the streets of Sacto with Legend and Stereo Classics Pro Matt Rodriguez. Then we finish up the episode in the Mountains at Woodward Copper with Stereo Pro Jordan Hoffart as he joins the campers and rips the compound. Yeah Hoff! The Jazz 101 Series decks and the Hoffart King Diamond one-off by guest artist Mark Penxa (markpenxa.com) and are in skate shops now. Enjoy! Filmed byTommy PazRyan SheetzZach Curtis Edited by David Stoessel and Mark SpencerMotion Graphics by Mark SpencerProduced by Chris Pastras" Nights Out With Billy"By Beat FunktionFrom the album "Voodooland"2013,...

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Stereophonic Sound: Volume 23 – Dune, Peterson, Shipman, Rodriguez & Yoshi

In Volume 23 of Stereophonic Sound we go “Diggin in the Crates” with an excerpt from Stereo’s 2008 Promo video “Agency Field Report” with Chris “Dune” Pastras, Clint Peterson, Carl Shipman & Matt Rodriguez. Next we follow Yoshi Tanenbaum to PA to skate the massive compound at Woodward East. Special Thanks to Woodward East, Dave Metty, Carl Shipman, Go Pro, and WeSC. To see the WeSCxSTEREO collab collection & to shop online go to WeSC.com. Yoshi at Woodward Filmed by: Ben Hatchell Edited by: David Stoessel “Agency Field Report” from the Stereo video archive, 2008 Music: Truth & Soul Records  https://truthandsoulrecords.com/ Additional Editing/Motion Graphics: Mark Spencer Produced by Chris Pastras Art Direction by Ron Rauto Song title: “Red Triangle” By The Bamboos From the album “4″...

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Stereophonic Sound: Volume 11

Nick Zizzo, Clint Peterson, Matt Rodriguez, Chris Pastras, and Nate Greenwood in Stereophonic Sound: Volume 11 In our first episode of 2014, upstarts mix it up with legends as Nick Zizzo, Clint Peterson, Matt Rodriguez, Chris Pastras, and Nate Greenwood bring you a style filled montage. Go skate and Happy New Year! Enjoy Full Dimensional Stereophonic Sound! Filmed by: Tobin Yelland, Cody Thompson, Matt Williams, Marshall Nicholson, David Stossel, Andrew Dellas and Johnathan Flechas Edited & Motion Graphics by Mark Spencer Music Artist: All SmilesAlbum: "Oh for the Getting and Not Letting Go"Song: "The Brightest Beyond" www.StereoSoundAgency.comwww.facebook.com/StereoSkateboardsInstagram: @StereoSkateboards SUBSCRIBE to RIDE: http://bit.ly/HZ9DauLike RIDE on FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/ridechannelFollow RIDE on INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/ridechannel  

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Classics Series by Guest Artist Colt Bowden

  The Spring 2012 Stereo Classics Division was hand painted by Colt Bowden. Take a look at Colt's steady hand as he individually paints each sign to form the Classics series collage. The Classics Division for Spring 2012 features Jason Lee, Chris Pastras, Matt Rodriguez & Chris Miller pro models. "Colt's art is beyond timeless. He is a man of fine taste and distinction, a class act. He's an amazing artist, one of the nicest people you will ever meet, and can skateboard like the dickens too!" - Chris Pastras "I am a skateboarder, sign painter, folk artist of sorts. I find most of my inspiration from mid 1900's sign painting as well as americana folk art & illustration. Lover...

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