Derek Rinaldi

Frankie Heck Knows

YouTube Preview Image Fresh off his new ‘Dream’ part, Frankie Heck shows no signs of slowing down and comes through with the newest Thunder Knows video clip. Check out the new clip and interview and be sure to follow @frankieheck on Instagram to see where he’ll be hiding trucks this week.

Independent Trucks: @Home with Milton Martinez

YouTube Preview Image For Milton Martinez, skateboarding is truly a family affair. In this @Home for Strange Notes and Independent Trucks, Milton welcomes us to his home and takes out for a day’s skating at his local spots in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Checkout his full part on Oct 6th!

Vans France: Concrete Weekend Annecy

YouTube Preview Image Check out the video of last weekend’s Vans Concrete Weekend, which took place at the Les Marquisats Skate Park in Annecy, France. This year both amateurs and pro’s battled in the bowl and on the street for the over $5,000 in cash.

Am Street Results
1. Kevin Deschamps
2. Leo Morisot
3. Thomas Vaugeois

Am Bowl Results
1. Raphael Ostorero
2. Sebastien Poix
3. Dylan Valla

Pro Street Results
1. Maxime Genin
2. Matisse Banc
3. Romuald Link

Pro Bowl Results
1. Daan Van Der Linden
2. Joris Brichet
3. Stephen Boussac

SPoT Life: Damn Am NYC 2014

YouTube Preview Image The Damn Am Contest Series took up residency in New York City this past weekend at the LES Skatepark. The crowd that had assembled under the Manhattan Bridge was treated with great weather and even better skating. The Skatepark of Tampa crew has listed the complete standings from both the street and best trick events along with more photos at their site.

Street Results
1. Yoshi Tanenbaum
2. Kevin Bradley
3. Antonio Durao

Southbank is Saved!

south_bankFollowing talks that have taken place over the last three months, Long Live Southbank and Southbank Centre are delighted to have reached an agreement that secures the Queen Elizabeth Hall undercroft as the long-term home of British skateboarding and the other urban activities for which it is famous.

The agreement has been formalised in a binding planning agreement with Lambeth Council. In the agreement, Southbank Centre agrees to keep the undercroft open for use without charge for skateboarding, BMX riding and other urban activities.

You can read the complete press release by clicking here.

Vans Shop Riot 2014: Italy

YouTube Preview Image A perfect skatepark, more then 100 skateboarders, and a crowd so big it barely fitted in the skatepark, literaly invading every empty corner available, and an unbelievable amount of tricks. This has been the best edition of the Shop Riot ever! Enjoy it!