“Chris Colbourn, Jake Reuter, and Franky Villani are three Ams on the come-up. When you’re working your way up to the Pro ranks, it’s crucial for you to make a trip to the PHXAM contest. We tagged along on their recent trip, and discovered that another important element to becoming a Pro is being able to just skate EVERYTHING. These dudes can tear it all up: ditches, bowls, and… semi-trucks?!”
A beloved high school junior, Logan Wells, was struck by a car and killed early Sunday morning, 3-23-14, in Yorba Linda, California. It has brought our community together and we are trying to get a skate park built in honor of Logan so kids have a safe place to skate. Please help us as we can not do this on our own. Check twitter #skatepark4logan to see the support for this amazing kid who was taken at such a young age.
Published at: 01:01 pm - Wednesday January 29 2014
Our close friend and long time shop supporter Matt Bublitz recently got interviewed over at The Skateboard Mag.
From the Skateboard Mag Site:
“On Christmas day, we presented the first installment of Matt Bublitz’s Hi-Tide, which featured full parts from John DeMar and Fries Taillieu, accompanied by a small friends montage. Nearly a month after its release, we caught up with Matt to learn a little more about the video, the motivation behind making it, and what’s coming next.”
In the past decade there has been a huge increase in the level of corporate involvement in skateboarding, and we may be returning to a form of skateboarding that Steve Rocco, Mike Vallely, Mark Gonzales, and others desperately tried to escape in the early 1990’s.
“It seems that skateboarding is separating into two poles: one where a few businesses and a very small group of skaters are making lots of money, while everyone else is fucked”