X Games Real Street: Mike Vallely

With nearly 30 years as a professional skateboarder under his belt and credited as one of the pioneering forefathers of street skating it was a no-brainer to include the legendary Mike Vallely in the XGames Real Street contest this year. Chris Nieratko caught up with Mike to ask about his part, the helmet, his new brand Street Plant and more.

Bobby Puleo X Bobshirt Interview

YouTube Preview Image Bobby Puleo offers up a rare interview for Bobshirt as he discusses his last free skateboard, Mad Circle, INFMS, The Banks and more.

HUF Photographer: Brian Kelley

brian_kelley_tout The Skateboard Story recently caught up with HUF staff photographer Brian Kelley and discussed his early intern days with Zoo York, traveling to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar, and how a random email to Keith Hufnagel lead to a long term photography position at HUF.

Jeff Grosso’s Loveletters to Skateboarding: Freaks and Geeks

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Skateboarding has always attracted outcasts and misfits – the kids who didn’t make the team and didn’t need a coach telling them to “play the 5th quarter”. Jeff Grosso dedicates this Love Letter to them, the people that keep skating real; without them it might be all X-Games and skate coaches.

Skate Shift 2015 – An Event for Burnside Skatepark

YouTube Preview ImageJoin hundreds of other skaters with GoSkatePDX and Burnside Skatepark along with some of the most influential skateboarding brands and artists this Father’s Day, June 21, 2015! NW 13th will be shut down in front of Tilt restaurant to throw a huge block party and fundraiser for Burnside Skatepark. Enjoy the burgers, beer by Burnside Brewing, skateboarding and giveaways from Nike SB, Poler, Shrunken Head, Cal’s Pharmacy, OJ Wheels, Lifeblood Skateboards and Volcom to name a few.

Cast Your Vote: X Games Real Street 2015

Real Street 2015X Games Real Street is back for the fifth year and this time around, the Fan Favorite vote is a one round, winner-take-all affair. Watch each of the 60-second videos, vote for your favorite. May the best man win. One vote is allowed per user, per browser, per day. Voting ends Sunday, June 28th at midnight PST. The winner will be announced on Monday, June 29th.

Tune in to the hour-long broadcast of “World of X Games” on ABC, Saturday, June 27 at 3pm. ET/1pm PT to go behind the scenes of the making of these Real Street videos and to find out who won X Games gold in the judged portion of the event.