Interview with Pedro Barros: Part One Well, things are not always what they seem to be. I though Pedro Barros was a contest beast, training every day to land #1 in contests around the world, turns out that it’s exactly the contrary. Even if Pedro Barros is the #1 World Cup Skateboardi
Dave Tuck Wants You! The Camtest is an annual backyard style contest in honor of Dave Tuck. It’s going down on May 25th so plan your trip now. Last year, on June 6th was the Arvada Skatepark Grand Opening The Arvada Skate Park Ribbon Cutting was a one day event to celebrate and
As one of the main catalysts for skateboarding’s second wave via the Z-Boys and Dogtown in the ’70s, Tony Alva introduced charisma, attitude, and superstardom to professional skateboarding, right alongside being credited with the first vertical airs in “action sports.” He was also one
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"There were no limits to what you could progress in skateboarding because it's such a creative sport. That's the thing that separates skateboarding from a lot of other sports. It's an artistic sport that applies itself to its surroundings."
Steve Caballero 2012
"Skating with Jeff Phillips was very high on the "Pros" side of my re-location pros/cons list. He was always stoked to get away from his skatepark and get some backyard crete flow. I'll always love that about him."
In a male dominated ego driven industry, the most successful people are those who work hard to make things happen without looking for attention and recognition.
Kim Woozy (Mahfia.tv)
Swifter, Higher, Stronger: There is a movement to include skateboarding in the Olympics. At this point, I think the Olympics needs skateboarding much more than skateboarding needs the Olympics.
Tony Hawk - March 2010
“Looking through a lens is no longer about documenting the places that I’ve skateboarded, but about capturing moments in the lives of people who live so differently from me, who get through their day in unusual ways, and who have never even seen a skateboard.”
Just do it: Spread the psyche! Pour concrete, build ramps and break down all the rules! Get weird, get amped and get out there! Word."
Geoff Rowley. The Skateboard Mag April 2010
When God decided to make skateboarding, he said: -Let there be Jay Adams.-"
March 16-17. Simple Session Saku Arena Tallinn - Estonia
At Vans, Vert was never dead: Van Doren woke up one day and thought: The park turned 10 years old. Hey, I want to re-do the pool. And we said Good, because we turned a bid in for it 2 years ago. So it was really Van Doren's idea. He's the one who paid for it, He's the one who got it done. He's the one who said GO!
Jeff Grosso in Concrete Disciples 04-07-2010
Stop me before I am a poser: Skateboarding doesn't make you a skateboarder; not being able to stop skateboarding makes you a skateboarder.
Advice from the pros: The trick is in the back toe...
Eddie "El Gato" Elguera
When I first started skating I wanted to be a good skater. I just did not want to be a good “skater girl”, (Take gender out of the statement) otherwise I would have settled that issue a long time ago. I know that mindset helped me get to where I am.