On August 15th, skaters and friends met up at Northampton Skatepark in Massachusetts for the second “Roll For Rob” event in support of Rob Pontes who was recently diagnosed with ALS. Real Skateboards has released a 2nd Edition Actions REALized deck to coincide with the event and has also produced this recap video featuring Justin Brock, Jake Ruiz, Willy Lara, Brandon Westgate, Justin Figueroa, Levi Brown, and more.
Damn Am Select Series contests are always the best, but doing one smack in the middle of the world’s best skate camp made the Woodward PA Damn Am even better. This was the fifth of seven stops for the year and the level of ripping was off the chain, but when it comes to SPoT contest it’s all about the level of stoke, and that was absolutely all time. Go to SPoTTampa.com for more and follow @SPoTTampa.
1. Josh Douglas
2. Alex Midler
3. Liam McCabe
Independent Best Trick
1. Andrew Grabowski (Switch FS Flip 5-0)
2. Liam Mccabe (360 Double Flip Lipslide)
3. Jamie Foy (Kickflip FS Crooked Grind)
“Lost In Transition” is the untold story of backyard ramps and pools in the south, and the role they played keeping skatingboarding alive at a time when its fate was uncertain. These ramps and backyard scenes represent the beginning of the DIY revolution that gave skateboarding the freedom it needed to survive.
The footage in this film was all filmed between the years of 1982 and 1992, documenting the gap between the fall of vert skating and the rise of street. The video includes full sections from the 1988 Underground Skatepark NSA Contest, the Ramp Ranch, the Garden Ramp and much more. Order your copy by clicking here.
As the world was finally able to sit down and take in the breathtakingly beautiful ‘We are Blood’ last week, Route One managed to score an exclusive Skype chat with the man behind the project; legendary film maker Ty Evans.
In the first half of this two part interview Ty discusses leaving Girl to join Brain Farm, his decisions behind the structure of the vid and his penchant for cutting edge video technology.