A big thanks to everyone who came out to the skate jam. It was rad to see everyone out there having fun!! Thank you Black Label, Vans, Ollo Clip, and Eswic Clothing for stoking out all the kids.
See you all next year!!!
“Black Label Skateboards along with Jokers Skate Shop put on a Go Skateboarding Day Junk Jam in Huntington Beach, Ca. There were tons of kids skating whatever they could bring and John Lucero manned the grill for free hotdogs all day! Featuring Chris Troy, Jake Reuter, Franky Villani, the Rip N’ Drip crew, Jim Gagne, and Josh Mattson. With appearances by Tyler Mumma, Ed Templeton, Per Welinder, and Wee Man”
“”….I’m rooting for Tom Karangelov and you should be too. Born in Serbia from humble beginnings, Tom has earned his way into skating, working shitty jobs to support his college expenses while pursuing the skateboard dream. Unlike many upcoming Am skaters, he doesn’t have the luxury of asking his parents for money or a room to live and has even helped them out financially during turbulent months. After being initially “discovered” in SLAP Magazine’s “One In A Million” contest in 2009, Jamie Thomas showed interest in him, putting him on Zero flow and eventually giving him a chance to be in the new Zero video, “Cold War” as an Am. This is his story so far.”
The Vans Off the Wall park in Huntington Beach California has already seen some heavy action. Black Label riders Jake Reuter, John Lucero, and Label army member Kyle Kaitanjian rip it up on a sunny Saturday morning.
“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?!”