New Balance Numeric has finally and officially announced its skate team with the likes of PJ Ladd, Arto Saari, Levi Brown and Tom Karangelov. Recently appointed Team Manager, John Rattray has fielded several questions over at Thrasher about the brand’s plans heading into this summer, thoughts on the corporate climate of skate shoes, and his new role as he shifts gears from a pro skater.
The skateboard community united on Saturday and exceeded expectations by raising $100,000 at the Sheckler Foundation’s 4th Annual SKATE FOR A CAUSE event, presented by etnies, in Lake Forest!
Skateboard legends Jay Adams and Dave Hackett were among the many that competed in the skatepark’s Shark bowl, but it was Christian Hosoi that took home the GoPro Legends Bowl title this year. Greg Lutzka won the Red Bull Tech Center Best Trick contest again and Austen Seaholm landed more tricks in a row than anyone including a tre-flip to tail on the quarterpipe, and a Sal flip from the quarterpipe to the bank. Local Lake Forest Am Dylan Witkin beat quite a few pros to win the Fred Water SkaterCross event. Dylan backed that effort up by winning the Tilly’s Stairs, Hubbas and Rails Best Trick contest too.
Every skateboarder that won gave their winnings back to the Sheckler Foundation too. The money raised will go to building a skatepark on the Port Gamble S’klallam Reservation as a part of the “Be the Change” project.
The Sheckler Foundation would like to extend a big thanks to all of the skateboarders, sponsors, and event goers who came out to support the cause and “Be the Change” by raising these funds.
LE and Element Skateboards have teamed up for a joint tour of select US locations that kicked off this weekend in Arizona! Julian Davidson, Nick Garcia, Boo Johnson, and most of the entire LE squad are in the mix to rip and dish out skate goods for tricks to the locals.
Ben Hatchell takes his diverse skating skills inside the depths of Thrasher’s Double Rock for this barrage of madness.
Krooked just launched a new contest with all the new Krooked Kabs that come in every Krooked deck. Check out the video and full details on how anyone can make their own Krooked Kab photo or video and win Krooked decks and tees.
In this Blog Cam Video #52 – the wonder twin powers of “Barbie and Teresa” rip into a casual session at Chino Skatepark with a batch of sick tricks and dish out the humor as well. The slam is brutal indeed.