Friday, April 30, 2010


As you might have expected Mic-e took care of everything, the lost Real prototype of you know who’s first pro deck is back in safe hands. Check out the video to see how it all got resolved.


DC just posted a Trick Tip and interview with the one and only Wes Kremer. Be sure to hit up his Skateboarding Is Forever premiere tomorrow night at The Saloon in Encinitas, and come back to on Friday to see his part posted online.

To Europe With Love - éS Skateboarding Tour
From May 30th - June 12th, the éS Skateboarding team will be coming ‘To Europe With Love’.
Mike Anderson, Justin Eldridge, Danny Garcia, Kellen James, Rick McCrank, John Rattray, Rodrigo TX, Bobby Worrest and special guests will visit skateparks in the UK, France and Spain to tear them to pieces.

In a move that can only be described as the pinnacle of underground/viral marketing, Todd Bratrud’s new board company The High 5 got some serious national exposure the other night as the NBA Playoffs kicked of in L.A. and The Booshman nailed the BGPs. Have a look.

In addition to Blueprint’s premiere of Make Friends With The Colour Blue that’s going down this Sunday in L.A., it’s also premiering in Boston on Friday, April 30 and Columbus, Ohio Sunday May 2. See details in the fliers below.

ZJ Boarding House is hosting LRG’s Give Me My Money Chico video premier. This will be the only showing in the West LA area, exactly one week before the DVD actually drops.
Location: AC Supper Club - 625 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
Date: Thursday, April 29th, 2010
Time: Free Admission 7:30pm-8:00pm (video starts at 8pm sharp, will cost $5 after 8pm- so be there early!)
All Ages until 9pm, 21+ after 9pm
LRG Team Rider appearances
Product Raffle (proceeds to benefit Stoked Mentoring)

This Sunday in beautiful Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, California, Willy’s Workshop team will be doing a demo.

You may have seen all this drama on twitter and elsewhere, but it looks like things are about to get serious, Jim Thiebaud just issued this statement, check it out. Follow the original story here.

Ali is currently in Sweden with his family and friends, feeling good, doing good and very psyched to be out of jail and free again! Stay tuned for regular Boulala updates.
“Thanks to everybody who has supported me throughout my time in hospital and jail, you guys know who you are. I am looking forward to getting back on my board and skating.”—Ali Boulala
Flip site.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Start your week with 5 Tricks from Cody McEntire, Cairo Foster, Jack Given, Zach Wagner, and Lavar McBride. Filmed by Tadashi Yamaoda.
For more 5 Trick Fix, click here. Ignited by Ball Park.

From the article in our February 2010 issue, here’s Daewon Song commenting on his I.E. video part. Find out the story behind working on 2 video parts at once, only wanting to rock jerseys, what Daewon thought about his part and skating plastic tables.
For more TransWorld video parts and interviews from our list of 10 Skaters Who Changed The Decade, click HERE.

DC just posted a new Mike Blabac 1000 Words where he talks about all the Skateboarding Is Forever ad photos, in color. Peep it.

Scuba Interviews Ben Raemers for éS. Check the interview here and a new video clip here.

The Gatorade Free Flow Tour, the official amateur series of the Dew Tour, has announced their 2010 schedule. Take a look at the 30 parks on this year’s tour and go to the Free Flow site to enter. Read the press release below for more info.
Sixth Season of Amateur Skate Series Includes Dept of Skate, Kona and Epic; Registration Now Open at
Burr Ridge, Ill. – April 26, 2010 – Seeking the best amateur skateboarders across the country, the Gatorade Free Flow Tour today announced the complete skate schedule for the 2010 season. Hosting a total of 30 skate park and vert contests at 23 parks this summer, the Tour officially kicks off May 22 in Rye, N.H. at Rye Airfield. Registration for all events is now open at
Highlighting the 2010 schedule, the Gatorade Free Flow Tour returns to standout parks Department of Skateboarding (Portland, Ore.) – who hosted the Tour in 2005-06 – and Kona Skatepark (Jacksonville, Fla.), who hosted in 2008 and produced GFFT skate park champion Timmy Knuth.
A first for the amateur circuit, the Gatorade Free Flow Tour will raise the age limit of all of its skate contests to 21.
“We are excited about the stellar park lineup for the upcoming season of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour,” said Kenny Mitchell, action sports team manager for Gatorade. “And opening skate up to a new age range allows us to bring the 2010 Tour to a whole new group of young skaters so Gatorade can continue to fuel the progression of action sports by helping identify the best amateur talent out there.”
The sole skatepark that has been a part of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour since its inception, Ecke Family YMCA in Encinitas, Calif. will host a stop for the sixth consecutive year. The roster of top skateparks for the 2010 Tour also includes the additions of Plan 9 in St. Louis, Mo., Skate City in Las Vegas, Nev., McDonough, Ga.’s Hazard County and the Skatebarn in Seattle, Wash.
The Gatorade Free Flow Tour returns to the Skatelab (Simi Valley, Calif., third consecutive year) and Epic Skatepark (Rocklin, Calif., second year in a row) as well.
Last year, the Gatorade Free Flow Tour crowned two overall champions – Jack Olson in skate park and Clay Kreiner in skate vert. Other past Gatorade Free Flow Tour skate park champions include Jeff Ward (2005), David Loy (’06) and Chaz Ortiz (’07, Dew Cup winner in 2008) and Timmy Knuth (’08), along with skate vert champions Ben Hatchell (’07) and Paul-Luc Ronchetti (’08).
The 2010 Gatorade Free Flow Tour will include a total of 30 skateboarding competitions (seven skate vert and 23 skate park) at 23 parks across the United States. The winners in each of the 30 competitions will be flown to the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals, taking place in conjunction with the Dew Tour’s Toyota Challenge, September 16-19. Encompassing the “Flow to Pro” theme that is the cornerstone of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour, the two overall skate champions will earn a spot to compete against the pros at the final stop of the 2010 Dew Tour season, October 14-17 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
All competitions are open to both male and female amateur competitors 21 and younger for all skate disciplines. There is a $15 entry fee, and all participants under the age of 18 must bring a parent or guardian to the event to sign a liability waiver. Contest registration forms, waivers and detailed information are available ahead of time at
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Gatorade Free Flow Tour
The Gatorade Free Flow Tour, the official amateur series of the Dew Tour, holds competitions across the country throughout the summer and provides a platform for amateur skaters and BMX riders to showcase their skills. The 2010 Tour consists of 47 regional events across 30 parks in the U.S., featuring skateboarding (park and vert) and BMX (park and dirt). The winner of each regional event earns a trip to compete in the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals held at the Dew Tour’s Toyota Challenge, and the champions in the four disciplines of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals earn a spot to compete against the pros in the Dew Tour’s season-ending stop. Gatorade’s partnership with the Free Flow Tour began in 2009, and with its presence comes an added commitment to uplift amateur skaters and BMX riders and provide an extended platform to grow action sports. Fuel TV broadcasts select coverage of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour, and is the home of all digital content and Tour information. More information can be found at
The Gatorade Company, a division of PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), provides sports performance innovations designed to meet the needs of athletes at all competitive levels and across a broad range of sports. Gatorade Thirst Quencher® is backed by more than 40 years of research and is scientifically formulated and athletically proven to quench thirst, replace fluids and electrolytes, and provide carbohydrate energy to enhance athletic performance. The company’s product portfolio is built around the G Series™, a 1-2-3 approach to athlete nutrition and hydration before (Gatorade Prime 01™), during (Gatorade® Perform 02 and G2® Perform 02), and after (Gatorade Recover 03™) training or competition. For more information, please visit
PepsiCo offers the world’s largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 18 different product lines that each generate more than $1 billion in annual retail sales.  Our main businesses – Frito-Lay, Quaker, Pepsi-Cola, Tropicana and Gatorade – also make hundreds of other nourishing, tasty foods and drinks that bring joy to our consumers in over 200 countries.  With more than $43 billion in 2008 revenues, PepsiCo employs 198,000 people who are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth, called Performance with Purpose.  By dedicating ourselves to offering a broad array of choices for healthy, convenient and fun nourishment, reducing our environmental impact, and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, PepsiCo balances strong financial returns with giving back to our communities worldwide.  For more information, please visit
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, is a global business that encompasses national and international action sports tours and events, multimedia production, and a consumer-facing lifestyle brand. The Alliance includes: the Dew Tour, Winter Dew Tour, China Invitational, Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, King of Wake series, and the Gatorade Free Flow Tour. Alli Productions, which creates original content, produces and presents content with partners and distributes Alli content through a variety of channels. Alli is owned by NBC Sports and MTV Networks. More information can be found at

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


This Saturday, May 1, catch an art and photo show by Lance Mountain and Brian Fick going down at Hensley’s in Carlsbad. DJ Donger will be handling the tunes. That’s a recipe for a good night.

This past winter the 5boro crew hit the road for a little under two months filming for its new full-length video which should be premiering at the end of the summer. Five skaters packed up one backpack each, some boards, and a Foreman grill and drive the 5B van across the USA dodging the brutal North East winter. Check it out.

World Industries just posted this link to buy Mike Franklin’s board that will help with his medical bills.
Get one and help out our injured brother!

This Friday if you’re in or near New York City, come out to the premiere of Give Me My Money Chico at 45 Bleeker.

This Thursday at, you guessed it, The Saloon in Encinitas. Come see the highly-anticipated Wes Kremer video part for DC’s am video project Skateboarding Is Forever.

Last Friday night, the MIA Program show went off down in Miami, Florida featuring photos by Ian O’Connor and Frankie Galland, and paintings by Taylor Kienholz, and the premiere of Paradise skate video by Rob Hoovis. More info at its Facebook page. Check out these photos by Joel Meinholz.

Blueprint had to change its L.A. premiere date. It will now be May 2. See updated flier below.
Blueprint is bringing a premiere of its new film Make Friends With The Colour Blue stateside.

A fresh run of The List is streaming live with Sacramento’s own and Stereo Classics legend Matt Rodriguez. From the man that brought us hurricane ledge skating—find out where Matt falls on topics from Carl Shipman, Ethan Fowler, board shapes, and Cardiel, to talk of the Blues Brothers and Star Wars at the Sound Agency now.

Monday, April 26, 2010


The good people at Quiksilver opened the doors and kicked off the official opening of their new skatepark Door 33 with a bunch of friends and rippers from the Quiksilver team on Thursday. There were burgers and beers for everyone, and the new skatepark got broke in on it’s official opening day. Here is some skating from the party with Quik dudes and some homies that came out for the fun. Thanks Quiksilver!

Mike Franklin Benefit coming up Sunday May 25th from 1pm-4pm at the Santa Clarita skatepark. BBQ, time trials, and more!
There will be a silent auction at 5pm at Push Xchange and ends at 8pm—free beer and hot dogs!


Saturday, April 24, 2010


Senator Cranston has slowly been anouncing OJ Wheels’ new team. So far it’s Kyle Berard, Ben Skrzypek, Spencer Pratti, Cooper Wilt, Frecks, Austin Kanfoush, P-Kid, Danny Dicola, Adrian Mallory, Sid Melvin, Silent Mike, and Sean Conover. Who’s next? Stay in the loop here.

Duffel, Shuriken, Palmore, Raffin, Berle and Sewell headed to Arizona for the PHX AM and came back with this web edit.

Check out Ben Nordberg’s post-Extremely Sorry clip. Stay tuned for more Flip web videos.

While ex-Emerica brand manager Justin Regan knew he was heading out for a romantic dinner with his wife, little did he know a secret surprise party was brewing courtesy of Emerica and Club Mumble. All Emerican Royalty had gathered at downtown LA’s Wurstküche to celebrate the Emerica-turned-Altamont brand manager’s 36th birthday. In addition, and unbeknownst to many, he’d be presented with his first Emerica pro-model shoe, designed in secret and months in the making…
Click here to read more.

 Mike Franklin Benefit coming up Sunday May 25th from 1pm-4pm at the Santa Clarita skatepark. BBQ, time trials, and more!
There will be a silent auction at 5pm at Push Xchange and ends at 8pm—free beer and hot dogs!


Friday, April 23, 2010


Duffel, Shuriken, Palmore, Raffin, Berle and Sewell headed to Arizona for the PHX AM and came back with this web edit.

Next month Element will be releasing TRIO, a three-part video that will feature a full part from Chad Tim Tim, Levi Brown,
and Darrell Stanton. Each part will release online starting with:
Chad Tim Tim on May 14th
Levi Brown May 21st
Darrell Stanton May 28th.
Peep the trailer page here.

The Dekline team skated at 9 Star skateshop in LA last weekend. Here is the raw unedited pocket cam # 4 featuring: Austin Stephens, Matt Bennett, Nick Merlino, Dakota Servold, Tom Karangelov, Cesar Fernandez and Clint Walker.

In a continuation from this post, here’s part 2 of Emmanuel Guzman skating in Santa Cruz, California.

This Thursday Stereo brings you a short montage of its crew out at Hollenbeck for the Make-a-Wish LA event that went down last Saturday. Stereo flow recruits Adrian Adrid and Steven Webb got busy along with Danny Supa while the rest of them manned the Barbie and sought out some shade. Over $3000 was raised for charity and skaters far and wide came out to take part.

Be sure to check back Tuesday, April 27th for the full length  Z.Y. FIELD AGENT REPORT, a video featuring Dave Willis, Travis Glover, Zach Funk,  Gavin MacMahon Nolan and the entire ZOO YORK flow squad! Check out the trailer below.

DLX is giving away Omar Salazar’s new Spitfire pro model wheel and his Nikes, Check it out.


TransWorld SKATEboarding presents a new film by Jon Holland and Chris Ray starring Ryan Decenzo, Pete Eldridge, Taylor Bingaman, Tyler Bledsoe, and Torey Pudwill. Hallelujah, coming Summer 2010.

What’s it like living in San Diego’s  North Park neighborhood for an up and coming Black Label am? Funny you should ask—we have your answer. Take a walk in Ben Skrzypek’s shoes for a day in our new feature we’re calling Neighborhoods.

Be sure to check back Tuesday, April 27th for the full length  Z.Y. FIELD AGENT REPORT, a video featuring Dave Willis, Travis Glover, Zach Funk,  Gavin MacMahon Nolan and the entire ZOO YORK flow squad! Check out the trailer below.

Creature’s Sean Conover gives you the run down on how to do a proper bigspin flip. After getting comfortable with bigspin flips, Sean shows you a few variations of the trick that you can learn also.
Additional videography by Cameron Holland.

Check this fresh batch of 9Frames/Second from Dave Chami that we couldn’t fit in the mag.
Dane Vaughn, switch frontside flip.
Tom Asta, switch backside heelflip.
Mikey Curtis, noseblunt yank in.
Jesse Welch, nollie frontside 180.
Garrett Hill, kickflip frontside boardslide to fakie.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


C1RCA just put out this clip of Emmanuel Guzman skating around his native Santa Cruz, California and talking about the switch from Vox to C1RCA. Watch below or here.

Blueprint had to change its L.A. premiere date. It will now be May 2. See updated flier below.
Blueprint is bringing a premiere of its new film Make Friends With The Colour Blue stateside.

Sunday May 2, catch the Bodega Oil Slick Challenge Deux mini ramp contest in Oceanside, Long Island, New York. Cash prizes and product are up for grabs. Check the flier below.

The Harold Hunter Foundation is proud to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, it will send ten inner-city NYC skateboarders to Pennsylvania’s Camp Woodward via its namesake Harold Hunter Foundation Woodward Scholarship fund.
The mission of the Harold Hunter Foundation (HHF) is to use skateboarding as a vehicle to provide inner-city youth with valuable life experiences that nurture individual creativity, resourcefulness and the development of life skills.  To that end, the Harold Hunter Foundation teamed up with Camp Woodward to provide deserving NYC youth with the opportunity of a lifetime – an all-expense paid, one-week session at the country’s premier skateboarding camp and facility.
Since the scholarship’s inception in 2007, the Harold Hunter Foundation has sent sixteen skaters to Camp Woodward, with more on the way.  To ensure it is an experience they will never forget, campers receive round-trip transportation, spending money, and they are outfitted with skateboarding gear donated by a range of generous brands.  In exchange for their scholarship, campers are required to volunteer in their local community under the guidance of Harold Hunter Foundation board members.
With summer fast approaching, the Harold Hunter Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2010 Scholarship.  To be considered, an online application must be submitted by May 7th with applicants needing to meet the following criteria:
* Must be between 7–17 years old (as of August 1, 2010)
* Must reside in New York City
* Must be unable to attend Camp Woodward without financial assistance
* Must have health insurance
The 2010 Harold Hunter Foundation Woodward Scholarship application is available by clicking here, and for more information about obtaining free and low-cost health insurance for NYC youth, please visit the Child Health Plus Web site.
The newest Toy Machine video drone featuring J-Lay is now live. Check it.

Element’s Make It Count Contest Series continues this Sunday, April 25 in Pacoima, California. C’mon out!

Our buddy Aleks Lewandowski just launched a website for his independent film that will feature Garrett Hill, Gantry Hill, Mike Barker, Nate Broussard, and Mark Gutterman. The official premiere date is Friday May 21, 2010 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Below the flier is a little digicam montage with all the riders.

Friday, April 23rd Goods in Seattle, Washington will be celebrating its 7 year anniversary at the new HG Lodge on Capitol Hill (722 East Pike Street) w/ Jake One spinning a special town biz set from 9-11pm. Make sure to or pick up your invite at any GOODS location for free entry before 11pm. 21+

Catch the KR3W and Supra teams at CCS Santa Monica on April 25. More info below.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Start your week off right with five hot ones from Ryan Smith. Filmed by Jimmy Astleford.
For more 5 Trick Fix, click here. Ignited by Ball Park.

Streets of Venice Skateshop will have a demo with the C1RCA and C1RCA Combat teams May 1. More details below and at

Monday, April 19, 2010


This week, Jake Brown, Jake Duncombe, and Rob Lorifice have some fun in a backyard pool. Guest appearance by Rune Glifberg, and even Bill Weiss gets some. See what the Blind team is up to next at and at t

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Check out this preview of the Maloof Money Cup NYC (June 5-6) course with Geoff Rowley, Steve Rodriguez and Joe Maloof. NY Skate Filmer Steve Marino shot it. Geoff and Steve take you to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens and the Astral Fountain where the MMC street course is under construction. You’ll also see a rendering of the NY course design, which replicates (as closely as possible) top skate spots from each of the city’s five boroughs. The MMC street course will be donated to the city after the event.

Here’s some footage of Austyn testing his new signature am wheel, “Austyn’s Almonds,” in the streets of S.F., where he is now happily residing. No flat spots ever. Filmed and edited by John Morse. Music by Austyn Gillette.

Independent filmmaker Chris Mulhern has set up a Web site where you can order his latest film This Time Tomorrow on DVD. There’s also a 10-minute edit on the site with leftover footage. Jimmy McDonald pretty much has a full part at the end. Check it out.

 Krooked’s spring refresher is here, check out the Shmoo Duex series, a new Limited-Edition Gonz board and the new Krook3d trailer with Brad Cromer.

Here’s some footage of Austyn testing his new signature am wheel, “Austyn’s Almonds,” in the streets of S.F., where he is now happily residing. No flat spots ever. Filmed and edited by John Morse. Music by Austyn Gillette.

This Thursday, HIFI Wheels is proud to announce the addition of four brand new pros to the team lineup. Correctly name all four new recruits and qualify to win a year supply of FREE wheels and t-shirts from Coach Frank himself! Email your answers for the HIFI Mystery Riders Contest to One winner will be chosen at random and announced on the Sound Agency website on the deadline of May 15, 2010. Send your 4 picks in for a chance to win today!

Get some multiple choice with Chris Haslam, find out what will give him a letter in S.K.A.T.E., who Chris wishes he could skate like, and much more. Click it & kick it!
Filmed by Seu Trinh, edited by Chris Thiessen.

April 23 in Miami. Check photos by Ian O’Connor, paintings by Taylor Kienholz, and the premiere of Paradise skate video by Rob Hoovis. More info in the flier below and at the Facebook page.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Epic Indoor Skate Park in Rocklin, California is under new management as of December 2009.
The ownership has not changed since Epic first opened in March of 2009. Contrary to earlier reports that Epic was closed it hasn’t been, and the new managers report that all is going well.
Epic is 36,500 square feet with a 65 foot mini ramp, euro gap, “sushi Dish”, 90 x60 wood bowl and a fully stocked pro shop.
We voted Epic Indoor Skate Park as one of the 10 skateparks to ride while you’r alive. Here’s our vid of Duffel, Biebel, Miller, and more skating Epic.

John Rattray – Behind the Ad
John Rattray is the newest éS team rider the be featured for the Behind The Ad series. In this segment, you will find a new John Rattray interview, conducted by some of John’s closest friends, as well as a video segment of John skating at the spot where he took photos for his most recent éS ad. You will also find rare gem, a documentary video John filmed back in 2007, with his good friend Clint Peterson riding fold-up bikes and skating in L.A.

Emerica made a video about Ed Templeton’s biggest art show to date, The Cemetery of Reason, at the S.M.A.K. in Ghent/Belgium ( Ed was filmed during the installation of the show and during the opening night that took place April 2, 2010. Between 1,500 and 2,000 people came to the opening. The show continues until June 13.

Globe’s United By Fate film series has become one of the most watched skate video projects of all time, with 6 episodes that have been viewed millions of times online. Here in one place are all of the unique episodes with the enigmatic black van pursuing the Glove team from all corners of the globe.
This Collection also contains the never before released full-length film version with new footage from Mark Appleyard, Chris Haslam, Jake Duncombe, David Gonzalez, Ryan Decenzo and the rest of the Globe team as they become United By Fate.
Now you can own this special Edition 2-DVD set of the entire Globe series, plus the full film-length version, all the behind-the-scenes and extras in this Limited-Edition collection.
Available soon at and on iTunes!

Active’s Charge the Parks with Comune is coming up this weekend. More details at Active.

C1RCA Welcomes Emmanuel Guzman and David Gravette to the team
“Its great to have these guys on board…they are true skaters that represent what C1RCA was founded upon and continues to be moving forward” said Ken Lewis, Director of Marketing for C1RCA. “They have a great work ethic and are true professionals. I’m excited to get them integrated with the team and involved with new projects ASAP.”
C1RCA is:
Ryan Gallant, Tony Tave, Sierra Fellers, Jon Allie, Adrian Lopez, Emmanuel Guzman, David Gravette, Walker Ryan, Scott Decenzo, David Reyes, Dennis Durrant and Windsor James.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


C1RCA Combat has a video up on its site of The Nuge getting a sneak peek at his new shoe. Check it out here.

Ernesto Torres just found a new alternative to waxing ledges, check out Real’s new video.

The 9th Annual Cowtown PHXAM Junk Jam presented by Vans went down at Rio Vista Skate Park in Peoria, AZ this weekend with more than 100 top ams
competing for over $8,000 in cash and prizes. Ishod Wair claimed top honors and $3,000, while Curren Caples pocketed $2,000 for his second place finish
and CJ Dixon scored $1,000 for third.
Here’s a break down of the best performances of the day:
1. Ishod Wair - $3,000
2. Curren Caples - $2,000
3. CJ Dixon - $1,000
Best Trick presented by Skullcandy:
1. Jeremy Peckam - $1,500
2. Aaron Jaws Homoki - $500
3. Jordan Maxham- $500
Check out for a complete list of results. Day 1 qualifiers video. Finals & best trick video up shortly!

Monday, April 12, 2010


Agency Thursdays: Who Dat! with Adrian Adrid, Premiere Episode
This weeks Agency Thursdays unveils the very first Who Dat!, another brand new column in the Agency’s online programming line up. Who Dat! will highlight some of our lesser known rippers and give you a peek at the goods you’ve been missing. On it’s maiden voyage, our first candidate comes in the form of Los Angeles local and Stereo flow rider Adrian Adrid. “Who Dat?! Adrian Adrid! Dats Who!”

Cowtown Skateboards and Vans Shoes are proud to announce, Bad Brains, The Goat and the Occasional Others, Bad Shit, and Via Vengeance to play at Cowtown’s PHXAM After party Saturday, April 10th. Tickets Available online at .

Cowtown’s PHXAM Junk Jam looks to be a good time for all with skateboarders competing for over $8000 in prize money. Cowtown would like to welcome Vans as the headline sponsor and Skullcandy will be presenting $2500 for the best trick. Spectators will get a chance to win a one-year supply of Vans shoes and other cool prizes!
More than 100 skateboarders from across the globe will compete for more than $8,000 in cash and prizes at Cowtown’s PHXAM Junk Jam on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11 at the Rio Vista Skate Park in Peoria AZ.  The top 40 riders from the qualifying jams on Saturday will skate in the semifinals on Sunday and will be competing for cash purses of $3,000 for 1st place, $2,000 for 2nd place, and $1,000 for 3rd place. All riders will automatically be entered in the Best Trick contest to be held on Sunday after finals.  Skullcandy will award a $2500 cash prize to the skateboarder that lands the best trick.  Some changes this year are the jam format, 4 riders for 4 minutes, and lots of skateable junk throughout the course!
The first 500 spectators through the gates on Saturday and Sunday will receive a free gift bag with a PHXAM t-shirt, magazine, stickers, other freebies from our sponsors, and a ticket for the PHXAM Raffle.  There will also be tents and RVs from many of the skateboard industries top companies displaying their newest products, free giveaways, team signings, food and more.
Presale tickets will be available for each day at all Cowtown locations and online at for $5.
Visit for all the details.

In its latest video, Theeve am Josiah Gatlyn talks about the TIH full titanium hangers and calls in to Hawk’s for a session.

Blueprint is bringing a premiere of its new film Make Friends With The Colour Blue stateside this month. Catch it April 25 in L.A.

Quiksilver just launched its new site full of videos and photos, and an up to the minute blog. Check it out here.

Probably on a wild ride.
Wildman, party boy but most of all amazing skateboarder Jake Duncombe joins the Theeve Trucks pro team.
Theeve and the team are proud to have Jake on board. Jake joins Tony Hawk, Johnny Layton, Garrett Hill, Dan Murphy, Darrell Stanton, Matt Mumford, Gareth Stehr, Chad Bartie and Ben Raybourn.

RVCA’s Southwest tour video is online now: Leo Romero, Josh Harmony, Cairo Foster, Spanky, Austin Stephens, Julian Davidson, and Keegan Sauder. Watch is here or below.

David Gonzalez is a frickin rockstar. Is there anything this dude cant do? He’s been crushing on a skateboard since he was like 11, and after only about a year of playing guitar, he’s already got licks that can melt your face off.

This kid can be more elusive than his Chupacabra kin, but CCS recently cornered him for a quick little Catching Up With.. segment and learned about his new Globe shoe in the works, top 3 guitarists, and why Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Ambiguous has been updating its blog quite frequently. Check out the latest post with JT and Ghost in San Diego. Bookmark it and check back frequently for new stuff.