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Interview: Randal Keep On Truckin’

Hard to believe that the Randal reverse-kingpin truck is now over four decades old. We had a chance to meet up with Jim Ball and his son Steven of Sure-Grip to catch up on things. Look for the Randal RIII truck hitting shops now. For those who don’t know the history of Randal, can you give […]

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The aSymmetry Project – Skateart Exhibition

The aSymmetry Project sets out to merge the worlds of art and skateboarding.  This is a grassroots project where artists from all walks of life, with different styles and methods create unique, one of a kind works of art using skate decks as their canvas. Each artist is then paired with a skater who brings […]

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OLYMPIC SPIRIT vs THE BUREAUCRATS

It looks very much like surfing will be admitted to the 2020 Tokyo Games. And, as night follows day, it would seem skateboarding is also moving in that direction as well. There are some who welcome this move. Others, not so much… A petition to NOT have skateboarding in the Games has garnered over 6,000 […]

Women's Gear Guide - Why Your Deck May Not Fit You

Women’s Gear Guide Why Your Deck May Not Fit You

Decks are gender-neutral. Guy, girl or however you define yourself – it doesn’t matter. What matters for slalom decks is your shoe size, your height and the course. It is common not only for myself, but for most upper-level racers to bring between two and four boards to a race. Board width is a balancing […]

No Shoes No Problem – Gearing up in Ethiopia’s First Public Skatepark

No Shoes No Problem – Gearing up in Ethiopia’s First Public Skatepark

Educating the youth of developing countries will lead to a progressive future and hope for those in dire circumstances. Therefore, we will build skateboard parks in the neighborhoods of and inside the vicinity of youth centers. The park in Addis Ababa, built by Make Life Skate Life and Ethiopia Skate, is a perfect example of how […]

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Mike McGill (Bones Brigade) Joins Team Boosted

Boosted is excited to welcome Mike McGill to the team. Best known for inventing the McTwist, 540-degree aerial grabbing mute style. The Boosted Mini X is the stash-and-go Boosted experience you’ve been waiting for. At only 29.5 inches long, it fits perfectly under desks, in overhead storage on buses and trains, and is built for […]

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Andy Anderson Game Changer

ANDY ANDERSON Powell Peralta SHOP BEST SELLER 2019 Interview by Kevin Harris I had the pleasure of meeting Kevin Harris back in 1997. Hard to believe that’s almost 20 years ago. Kevin was instrumental in helping bring my book The Concrete Wave: The History of Skateboarding to life, and we’ve been friends ever since. When […]

THE OKLAHOMA BOATHOUSE DISTRICT PAVES NEW WAVES: PUMPTRACK

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET A PUMPTRACK IN YOUR HOMETOWN?

A pumptrack with a Mylaps integrated timing system will connect OKC’s track with other Velosolutions pumptracks nationwide for virtual competition. A portion of the funding for the track was provided as a grant from the Recreational Trails Program of the U.S. Federal Highway Administration. “The Recreational Trails grant made the track possible, so we are […]

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Girls Riders Organization Celebrates 10 Years

UNITY FUELS PROGRESS. A decade ago, a girl in Indiana had a vision. An unexpected turn of events introduced Courtney Payne-Taylor to skateboarding, and it saved her life. When she started skating, the only girls she saw at skateparks were simply watching. She wondered why there were not more females enjoying the love and benefits […]

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Unknown Opportunities VS Future Connections

A few months ago, I received some photos from Simone Mondino. The images were of a freeride contest held in Osilnica, Slovenia. Simone has a brilliant eye and the photo that you’re looking at is my favorite. There’s something truly magical about all that lush forestry in mountains. I quickly learned where Osilnica was located […]

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Velosolutions Factories of Flow

VELOSOLUTIONS FACTORIES OF FLOW Back in July of this year, my son and I had the opportunity to ride the brand new Velosolutions track in Brooklyn, New York. The track is absolutely a blast to ride and we spent a few hours soaking in the great vibe. A quick pump around the track will leave […]

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Ionic Flux: Molecular Bearing Lube

All bearing lubes do the same thing, right? Wrong. Ionic Flux Black Steel lubricant is different because it uses a combination of molecular chemistry and nanotechnology. You’ll get maximum friction reduction (as a result of polarized molecules), and you’ll also get a lube with a nano additive that provides a self-restoring effect by polishing away […]

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