X-GAMES, ONE BAD TRIP

The wise words of Lance Mountain in the Girl video basically echo the sentiment I felt wandering around the X-Games while dumb-ass kids clawed for stickers, and jock security kept them in line. Maybe I’ve turned into an old-ass bitter, crabby like one of those geezers from the park who takes endless runs and is […]

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A big wheel at 13

It’s not every day that a seventh grader writes up an 18-page business plan, remodels an entire storefront, orders truckloads of merchandise, and opens his own shop. But then, most junior high schoolers aren’t as enterprising as Brad Selover, founder and proprietor of SK8TRS-R-US is, a skateboard shop in Colusa, CA, about 70 miles north […]

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Light in motion: new glow-in-the-dark lighting system enhances skateboards and improves safety

Safety and innovation are two words that can be connected to RTP Company’s new glow-in-the-dark compound. Thanks to this glass-filled polypropylene material, skateboarders can roll through the night in style while making themselves more visible to traffic and pedestrians. Bell Innovative Products of Sylmar, CA, chose this glow-in-the-dark compound to enhance its new FU skateboards. […]

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Raymond Molinar: “Put this guy on”

What’s the situation? Situation? Everybody’s been saying that. Who came up with that? I think Spanky. Where are you at, Miami? I’m with Pete Thompson. Seriously, no joke–never again. I’m not going on trips with him anymore. If we don’t get a photo one day, he’ll be the most sourpuss ever–he won’t talk or he’ll […]

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Wild in the streets: this day was a Saturday … I think. I have one of those jobs where the days of the week are irrelevant. It’s also a job where waking up at noon is waking up on time …

SO I WOKE UP AT NOON in the darkness of my room. I went out into the blinding midday light and looked across the street into Tompkins Square Park; there were already a couple hundred kids skating and standing around for the Emerica Wild in the Streets day. Tompkins is this torturous, supposedly “warm-up” spot […]

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Skateboarding’s digital evolution

Skateboarding is never shy about patting itself on the back when it comes to pushing the progression of the sport. It makes sense when comparing it to other mainstream activities where progression is measured in milliseconds, not staircounts, endless bags-of-tricks or the current robot-like consistency that is prevalent within skateboarding’s elite today. As impressive as […]

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Girlskatersrule!

TEEN SENTTHREE FEARKESS INTERNS TO THE ALL-GIRL SKATE JAM SKATE CAMP. DID THESE BEGINNER SKATERS RIP IT UP–OR RIP THEIR PANTS? NEW SKATE BETTY GLORIA FRANKE REPORTS Girls I’ve got news yuh: Skateboarding is no longer “boys only” territory. Just ask any of the kick-butt lady pro instructors at this year’s All-Girl Skate Jam Skate […]

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