The Skateboard Mag editor Kevin Wilkins has interviewed Mike Vallely as he gears up and rehearses with the current lineup of Black Flag and their upcoming 2014 US tour. A solid read indeed for new times with an original punk band that has affected several generations of skateboarders.
Thunder presents Parks & Wreck with Kyle Walker and the Thunder team. Check out Kyle Walker, Davis Torgerson, Massimo Cavedoni & Jack Olson hitting a few parks in this “Parks & Wreck” edit by Thunder Trucks. Follow @thundertrucks on Instagram and tag #ThunderParksandWreck and tell them which park the team should hit up next.
Dreams do come true, just ask 19 year old Andreas Belton from Durham North Carolina. Andreas’ life changed when he was convinced by one of his friends to enter DGK’s Self Made contest and won despite thinking that he did not have a chance. The premise of the contest is simple, post your best 15 seconds of footage on Instagram and tag @DGK and #dgkselfmade. The fans pick their favorite videos each week and eventually narrow it down to six finalists which are voted on again to choose the ultimate winner who will be flown out to California to spend a weekend skating with the DGK team. Andreas describes the experience as being the opportunity of a lifetime.
You’ll have an opportunity to win a chance of a lifetime from DGK later this year when DGK launches Self Made 2. Follow @DGK on Instagram for more information.
Mike Anderson shares some aspects of his life as a pro skater in this 3-minute piece released by Matix. Have a look and get to know this all terrain ripper raised and currently living in Ventura, California.
Over on the Vans Tumblr blog Chris Nieratko caught up with Steve Caballero for an exclusive interview about skating as the rookie wookie in the Van x Star Wars commerical, how he had to have his foot shot with cortisone just to be able to skate, and many more things relative to Star Wars.