As many of you have heard, Grindline Skatepark’s founder Mark Hubbard passed away last week. Without a doubt is influence, love and dedication to skateboarding will continue to be felt and shared by generations of skateboarders for years to come. Have a look at our Focal Point section which sheds some light on Monk’s beginnings, his life of pain and passion while sharing the joy of skateboarding. The Cult of Concrete mini doc delivers the truth of his visionary talents and pushing it forward.
In honor of Monk’s lifework and legacy, Grindline Skateparks has asked skaters and friends worldwide to gather at their local skateparks on Friday, June 22nd to skate and remember his contributions to skateboarding. Rest in Peace Mark Hubbard.
Have you ever wondered what happened to Nick Trepasso and his career as a professional skateboarder? Times change, trends and popularity shift over the span of a few short years and things happen. Jenkem caught up with him to discuss his life then and now.
Congrats to our friends at The Nine Club on their hundredth episode! Tune in as Tony Hawk discusses his brother giving him his first skateboard and that board ending up in the Smithsonian, getting on Powell Peralta, filming “The Search For Animal Chin”, starting Birdhouse, doing 50 tricks at age 50, the 900, why he started The Tony Hawk Foundation, Tony Hawks Pro Skater video games, getting on Lakai Footwear, the technique for doing the loop, getting slimed on Nickelodeon and much more!
Join the Real Skateboards team on its Actions REALized tour starting at Uprise in Chicago for the premiere of the new Out of Sight series, Tommy Guerrero board release party at Refuge in Detroit to stand up to cancer, a skate jam at The Wig with Dan Mancina and Roll For Rob in Providence.
2018’s Vans Park Series Pro Tour kicked off in São Paulo, Brazil last week under the witness of a lively crowd that spilled out beyond the confines of the bleachers surrounding specifically built new skatepark. Their chants, rounds of applause, cheers, air horns and more added fuel to the fire and truly showed how supportive the Brazilians are for a wild day of skateboarding. In the finals Tom Schaar carried forward his impressive 2017 VPS season and ripped through the park starting his runs with a huge stalefish backed by a massive 540. He moved it forward with powerful frontal nosegrinds, front feebles and a bigspin backside lipslide to take the win over two time VPS Brazil Champ Pedro Barros. The Inland Empire’s Tristan Rennie held his own with a wild bag of tricks earning his first podium spot by securing 3rd place.
The Women’s VPS Pro Tour competition fielded over twenty gals vying for a spot on the podium. Japan’s Sakura Yosozumi took home her first ever VPS win with consistency and technical skill. She started her runs with 3 foot backside airs and moved on in hers runs with switch blunts, frontside lipslides through the corner, backside nose blunt reverts and much more. Florinopolis’ very own Yndiara Asp took a bad slam earlier in the day, but toughened up to unleash frontside boneless ones and stalefishes, and Texas plants; she finished in 2nd place. 2016’s World Champ Brighton Zeuner mixed it up with backside airs and handplants, feeble grinds, a backside kickflip on the banked wall and more to land in 3rd.
1. Tom Scharr (USA)
2. Pedro Barros (BRA)
3. Tristan Rennie (USA)
4. Cory Juneau (USA)
5. Chris Russell (USA)
6. Luiz Francisco (BRA)
7. Alex Sorgente (USA)
8. Ivan Federico (ITA)
1. Sakura Yosozumi (JPN)
2. Yndiara Asp (BRA)
3. Brighton Zeuner (USA)
4. Lizzie Armanto (USA)
5. Bryce Wettstein (USA)
6. Nicole Hause (USA)
7. Nora Vasconcellos (USA)
8. Poppy Starr Olsen (AUS)
Thrasher Magazine has released this footage with Volcom’s Louie Lopez, GT, Pedro Barros, Provost and Milton Martinez and their friends on a South American tour where spots annihilated. Toughen up!