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The 2014 Damn Am Awards

YouTube Preview Image 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.

Skating Classic New York City Street Spots

YouTube Preview Image 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.

Best of 2014: TWS Park


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.

Tristan Funkhouser and Bobby De Keyzer For DC Shoes

YouTube Preview Image DC Shoes welcomes Tristan Funkhouser and Bobby De Keyzer to the global team. Their two unique styles come together in this amazing video piece for your viewing pleasure.

Dogtown X Branch Distribution Collab

YouTube Preview Image 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.

Skateistan’s Mazar-e-Sharif Skate School

Skateistan is proud to announce that they have raised over $33,040, more than 55% of their $60,000 fundraising goal for December! They would like to thank everyone who has participated so far in the Keep Skateistan Rolling drive. Your support means they can continue to provide educational programs and safe spaces for disadvantaged kids to play and learn.

For the first time ever, the girls and boys of Afghanistan now have an outdoor skateboarding plaza to call their own. Thanks to generous support from the German Federal Foreign Office and a number of individual donors – people just like yourselves – Skateistan was recently able to complete the outdoor skate plaza in the courtyard of its Mazar-e-Sharif facility. Officially opened on October 24th, the outdoor space features pathways with skatepark obstacles, an outdoor classroom, trees for shade, grass areas for outdoor sports, gardens and a greenhouse. 
This is extremely special in Afghanistan, where opportunities to safely skateboard outside have been rare, especially for Skateistan’s female students.

Be the first to have an inside look at the incredible Skateistan school in Mazar-e-Sharif, built in 2013. This facility is truly unique in Afghanistan, where safe spaces for children are exceptionally rare… And a place – just for kids – with skateparks, classrooms, and a climbing wall? Unthinkable. Until now!