San Diego’s Typical Culture skate zine has posted its fourth issue online featuring the Hype Train tour. Click the cover to expand and have a look!
Paul Shier and Nick Jensen have finally released their new skateboard company under the name of Isle Skateboards announcing Sylvain Tagnelli as their new pro and Jon Nguyen, Tom Knox and Chris Jones as their three ams out of the gate.
Blind Skateboards turned Felipe Ortiz pro with a new signature model at Tampa Pro where it was also disclosed that Cody McEntire has joined their team. On a related note, not long after Blind skateboards and Jake Duncombe had announced their divorce, the Australian is said to have landed a spot on the Life Extension roster. Quoted from his Instagram feed, “Just want to thank everyone at blind for helping me out for all those years and putting up with my shit and to let everyone know LE is my new family!!!”
Kevin Coakley has been welcomed to the Think roster of rippers with this clutch of sick video clips.
2013′s Annual Tampa Pro at the Skatepark of Tampa was truly one for the history books. The renowned and celebrated contest celebrated its 20th year and hosted an epic gathering amongst many of the greatest skaters on the planet, mixed with industry VIP and insiders, vert veterans and more. When the dust in the skatepark settled, Luan Oliveira came out on top with the win with his consistency and supreme technical and powerful skills on his board. Congrats Luan!
He’s been skating upon a solid and strong path of progression over the past two years and his skill speaks for itself. That said, Lifeblood Skateboards is honored and proud to welcome Josh Rodriguez to its team.
In this short video, Josh visited Kevin Kowalski at his very own backyard bowl (which is more like a private skatepark) to rip though an afternoon upon the challenging and unique terrain nestled along the Oregon Coast. Ready for more concrete and pool block, Josh followed up with an evening skate session at Phil Tedder’s bowl before he flew back home the next morning. This young gun is on the rise!
At four and a half minutes long, The Evan Smith Experience offers not just a heap of insane skating, but the sights and sounds of DC and Element’s newest pro Evan Smith. His professional status is well deserved and long overdue. Dig in to this epic thrill ride.