Independent Trucks: Tony Trujillo: Behind the Ad

YouTube Preview ImageYou never know what you’re gonna get when on the road with TNT! Trujillo puts down the landing gear on a hellacious reentry back to the shallow from Independent Truck Co.’s May 2017 Ad shot by Rhino.

Two Skateboarding Greats Contribute Art To Charity Auction

Chrome Frames ToutIn a “feel good” bit of noteworthy news that stems from skateboarding’s creative culture, Chrome Industries has teamed up with Cinelli Bicycles to form Frames For Good, a global give-back initiative in partnership with eBay for Charity.

Two of skateboarding’s greatest artists and human beings, Russ Pope and Todd Bratrud contributed their remarkable talents to the project. Each artist was given a bike frame and told to interpret it however they saw fit. You can see Russ’s frame here and Todd’s here.

100% of the sale of each frame is being given to a charity selected by each artist. Russ’s frame will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association and Todd’s will benefit Keep A Breast. Bidding on the frames ends in six days on May 7th at 6pm EST. Please spread the word to help these truly wonderful causes.

Qualify for 2017’s Dew Tour with Podium Skate

YouTube Preview ImageFor the first time ever, Dew Tour is giving skateboarders everywhere the opportunity to compete in Long Beach this summer by using the Podium Skate app. Podium Skate is a new app created by CA Productions that allows users to upload their footage and be ranked by their pro judges for a chance to be invited to the live event on June 15th-18th. This will be the only way to gain entry to participate in this year’s Dew Tour Am contest.

Here’s how it works… For the Dew Tour Am Bowl Competition, the user will upload one fluid bowl/ transition run up to 45 seconds long, with no music or graphics. For Dew Tour Am Street, they will upload one clip including 3 tricks (1 tech, 1 rail, 1 gap). Street clips can be filmed anywhere (parks or street) and must be less than 45 seconds long with no music or graphics.

After the public scoring round, the Podium/ Dew Tour Pro Judging panel will score the top submissions and determine the final rankings.

Dew Tour Am Bowl Qualification:
Top 3 finishers from Podium Skate will go straight to the Amateur Bowl Semi Finals at Dew Tour in Long Beach, CA. They will receive a free entry into the event ($150 value) and a travel credit to help get them there.
1st – $1250 Travel allowance
2nd – $750 Travel allowance
3rd – $500 Travel allowance

7 skaters selected by Transworld Skateboarding will go straight to the Amateur Bowl Semi Finals at Dew Tour in Long Beach.
48 skaters (4th-51st) from Podium Skate will go to the Amateur Bowl Qualifier at Dew Tour in Long Beach.

Dew Tour Am Street Qualification:
Top 3 finishers from Podium Skate go straight to the Amateur Street Semi Finals at Dew Tour in Long Beach. They will receive free entry into the event ($150 value) and a travel credit to help get them there.
1st – $1250 Travel allowance
2nd – $750 Travel allowance
3rd – $500 Travel allowance

6 skaters selected by Transworld Skateboarding will go straight to the Amateur Street Semi Finals at Dew Tour in Long Beach.
4 skaters from the Transworld Skateboarding Shop Showdown will go to Round One of the Amateur Street at Dew Tour in Long Beach.
44 skaters (4th-47th) from Podium Skate will go to Round One of the Amateur Street at Dew Tour in Long Beach.

Podium Skate is a brand new platform that allows users, sponsors, and pros to focus solely on skateboarding. Subscribers will have the ability to upload their own videos and view other video submissions directly from their mobile device, highlighting local talent, featured skaters, and their favorite pros. It’s the first app that allows users to judge and rank video submissions. Based on video scores, skaters will have the opportunity to win cash prizes, trips, free gear, and the ability to qualify for major events. For more info go to PodiumSkate.com.

Sheckler Foundation Reveals Line-Up For 8th Annual Skate For A Cause Event

YouTube Preview ImageThe Sheckler Foundation has announced its confirmed line-up of pro/am skateboarders, sponsors and charities for its 8th Annual Skate For A Cause taking place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest. The stacked line-up includes pros: Danny Way, Ryan Decenzo, Chris Cole, Torey Pudwill, Christian Hosoi, Matt Berger, Leticia Bufoni, Samarria Brevard, Chris Joslin, Tom Schaar and countless others.

Admission is free to enjoy this family-friendly skate jam and carnival for all ages. Skate For A Cause features games, prizes, food and five skate contests presented by the Sheckler Foundation’s generous sponsors.

Limited VIP tickets are available now which allow fans to hang out with the invited pros for a $50 donation at ShecklerFoundation.org. Donations will help fund the Sheckler Foundation’s “Be the Change” initiative, benefiting injured action sports athletes and children in need.

Join the Sheckler Foundation for an action-packed day:
10:00 am – Gates Open to the public for the Carnival Village
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Legends Bowl Practice
11:30 am – 11:50 am – Adaptive Skate Kollective & WCMX Demo
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm – Be The Change Legends Bowl Contest
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Plan B SkaterCross Contest
2:45 pm – 3:10 pm – Red Bull Tech Center Best Trick Contest
3:15 pm – 3:40 pm – Oakley Tranny Best Trick Contest
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm – Tillys Stairs, Hubbas, Rails Best Trick Contest
4:30 pm – Awards
4:45 pm – SF Raffle Winners Announced at SF booth
5:00 pm – Carnival Ends

Confirmed sponsors for the 8th Annual Skate For A Cause include: Chronic Taco, Ethika, entries, Grizzly, Just Have Fun, Melin, Oakley, Plan B, Red Bull, Roth Capital, Tech Deck, Tillys, UFC, and Woodward West

Past “Be the Change” recipients, finalists and local charities will join the Sheckler Foundation to spread awareness and educate attendees on initiating change within their communities. Charities include: Ashley Wade Foundation, A Skate, Nick’s Picks, SC Skatepark Coalition, TACA, Tilly’s Life Center, and Traveling Stories.

Skate for a Cause started in 2010 as a way for the Sheckler Foundation to raise resources and awareness to contribute to the many causes that directly benefit and enrich the lives of children and injured action sports athletes. The Sheckler Foundation’s mission is to “Be the Change” and this year’s Skate for a Cause is raising resources to empower people to do just that. Through its “Be the Change” program, the Sheckler Foundation will provide several organizations and individuals with financial grants and additional support with the money and resources raised at Skate For A Cause.

For additional info on the Sheckler Foundation and its 8th Annual Skate For A Cause, follow @SheckFoundation on Twitter and stay connected with the foundation on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Lacey Baker on Nike SB

YouTube Preview ImageLacey Baker has been welcomed to the Nike SB team with these clips. Look for her ripping and repping around the planet in the years ahead.

King of the Road Season 2 Begins in June

YouTube Preview ImageThrasher’s original road trip from hell roars back to life on Viceland early this summer! Creature, enjoi and Deathwish push the tricks and torture to unheard of levels in what is seriously the gnarliest, weirdest and most ridiculous King of The Road they’ve ever done. The TV series starts June 8th, with always-free webisodes on the Thrasher site the following day. Check the carnage to come!