Every year, scores of ams come out to compete in Damn Am, the series leading up to Tampa Am, the contest held each December at the Skatepark of Tampa. Is it competitive? Sure. But it’s also fun. This year, Jagger Eaton took the top spot, with Mickey Papa and Hermann Stene in second and third, respectively.
But those aren’t the only rankings that count. After the results have been announced, the crew from the Skatepark of Tampa hands out the Damn Am Awards, a series of honors recognizing other notable achievements from the skaters. These range from Rising Son to Blonde Ambition. Check out more here.
As one of the world’s most iconic cities, it’s not surprising that NYC has been one of the most popular skate destinations for decades. Historically, lower Manhattan has been the hub of skateboarding in NY, and sessions at the Brooklyn Banks date back to the early 1980s.
The streets of downtown, midtown and everywhere in between are featured in countless videos that helped shape the aesthetic and identity of east coast skateboarding as a whole.
The #TWSPark opened in July and it’s been packed with heavy sessions daily: The enjoi team, Chris Joslin, Manny Mondays, Tony Hawk and Birdhouse, Brandon Turner fresh outta jail, a couple of their Outliers, Nyjah, Matt Miller, and more. Needless to say, this edit is heavy.
Branch Distribution is proud to present an exclusive collection curated by Jim “Red Dog” Muir, creator of Dogtown. Original art was created by Ric Clayton aka RxCx, the artist behind the iconic graphics of the past and integrated into three pro model skateboards featuring Jim Muir, John Cardiel and Scott Oster, honoring the multitude of Dogtown eras.
The collection rounds out with a limited edition Suicidal Tendencies compilation, which has become the soundtrack of the Dogtown culture, and for skaters all over the world.