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The Skater Who Became a Shaman

Greg Carroll ShamanAnthony Pappalardo and Huck Magazine dig into the life experience of Greg Carroll, the lessons learned and the path that he’s taken forward. Read on.

8th Annual Skateboarding Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

SHOF 2017The 8th Annual Skateboarding Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony presented by House of Vans takes place this Friday, May 12th at the City National Grove of Anaheim. It will be a great night of entertainment, music, and special surprises as skateboarding and skateboarders honor the legends and pioneers of skateboarding.

Purchase tickets right here. All proceeds go to the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and the Go Skateboarding Foundation.

2017 SHOF Inductees
1960s: Bob Mohr
1970s Era 1: Gregg Weaver and Russ Howell
1970s Era 2: Shogo Kubo
1980s Era 1: Mike McGill
1980s Era 2: Eric Dressen
1990s: Daewon Song
Females: Kim Cespedes and Vicki Vickers

2017 Icon Awards
Thrasher Magazine
Sonja Catalano
Jim Phillips

Independent Trucks: Tony Trujillo: Behind the Ad

YouTube Preview ImageYou never know what you’re gonna get when on the road with TNT! Trujillo puts down the landing gear on a hellacious reentry back to the shallow from Independent Truck Co.’s May 2017 Ad shot by Rhino.

Two Skateboarding Greats Contribute Art To Charity Auction

Chrome Frames ToutIn a “feel good” bit of noteworthy news that stems from skateboarding’s creative culture, Chrome Industries has teamed up with Cinelli Bicycles to form Frames For Good, a global give-back initiative in partnership with eBay for Charity.

Two of skateboarding’s greatest artists and human beings, Russ Pope and Todd Bratrud contributed their remarkable talents to the project. Each artist was given a bike frame and told to interpret it however they saw fit. You can see Russ’s frame here and Todd’s here.

100% of the sale of each frame is being given to a charity selected by each artist. Russ’s frame will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association and Todd’s will benefit Keep A Breast. Bidding on the frames ends in six days on May 7th at 6pm EST. Please spread the word to help these truly wonderful causes.

Qualify for 2017’s Dew Tour with Podium Skate

YouTube Preview ImageFor the first time ever, Dew Tour is giving skateboarders everywhere the opportunity to compete in Long Beach this summer by using the Podium Skate app. Podium Skate is a new app created by CA Productions that allows users to upload their footage and be ranked by their pro judges for a chance to be invited to the live event on June 15th-18th. This will be the only way to gain entry to participate in this year’s Dew Tour Am contest.

Here’s how it works… For the Dew Tour Am Bowl Competition, the user will upload one fluid bowl/ transition run up to 45 seconds long, with no music or graphics. For Dew Tour Am Street, they will upload one clip including 3 tricks (1 tech, 1 rail, 1 gap). Street clips can be filmed anywhere (parks or street) and must be less than 45 seconds long with no music or graphics.

After the public scoring round, the Podium/ Dew Tour Pro Judging panel will score the top submissions and determine the final rankings.

Dew Tour Am Bowl Qualification:
Top 3 finishers from Podium Skate will go straight to the Amateur Bowl Semi Finals at Dew Tour in Long Beach, CA. They will receive a free entry into the event ($150 value) and a travel credit to help get them there.
1st – $1250 Travel allowance
2nd – $750 Travel allowance
3rd – $500 Travel allowance

7 skaters selected by Transworld Skateboarding will go straight to the Amateur Bowl Semi Finals at Dew Tour in Long Beach.
48 skaters (4th-51st) from Podium Skate will go to the Amateur Bowl Qualifier at Dew Tour in Long Beach.

Dew Tour Am Street Qualification:
Top 3 finishers from Podium Skate go straight to the Amateur Street Semi Finals at Dew Tour in Long Beach. They will receive free entry into the event ($150 value) and a travel credit to help get them there.
1st – $1250 Travel allowance
2nd – $750 Travel allowance
3rd – $500 Travel allowance

6 skaters selected by Transworld Skateboarding will go straight to the Amateur Street Semi Finals at Dew Tour in Long Beach.
4 skaters from the Transworld Skateboarding Shop Showdown will go to Round One of the Amateur Street at Dew Tour in Long Beach.
44 skaters (4th-47th) from Podium Skate will go to Round One of the Amateur Street at Dew Tour in Long Beach.

Podium Skate is a brand new platform that allows users, sponsors, and pros to focus solely on skateboarding. Subscribers will have the ability to upload their own videos and view other video submissions directly from their mobile device, highlighting local talent, featured skaters, and their favorite pros. It’s the first app that allows users to judge and rank video submissions. Based on video scores, skaters will have the opportunity to win cash prizes, trips, free gear, and the ability to qualify for major events. For more info go to PodiumSkate.com.

Sports by Austyn Gillette