The Nine Club Episode 46: Shane Heyl

YouTube Preview ImageShane Heyl discusses having to move from Long Beach to Arizona in high school, meeting Erik Ellington, the Warner Ave crew, being TM for Bootleg, Stereo, how the name Goatmouf Gumbo came to be, getting sober, turning Shake Junt into a company, his track with Lil Wayne, turning pro for Baker and much more in the latest episode of The Nine Club.

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.

Walker Ryan: ABD NYC

YouTube Preview ImageWalker Ryan in New York City featuring Nestor Judkins and Frankie Spears.

Filmed by: Matt Schleyer

Additional filming: Eric Lesar, TJ Marshall, Richard Quintero, Johnny Wilson

Baker Ams Video

Baker Skateboards’ latest video for Thrasher Magazine featuring their newest ams: Kader Sylla, Donta Hill, and Zach Allen. Cameos from Spanky, Reynolds, Herman, and T Funk tie this one together to yield 9 minutes of gold. The kids are alright.

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.

RVCA’s “Smash Through The Basque” Video

YouTube Preview ImageJeremy Leabres, Greyson Fletcher, Julian Davidson, Aidan Campbell, and more hit some spots you’ve never seen before along with some tranny spots you may have seen in Spain’s Basque Country.