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.
Join 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.
X 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.
For the third week on the road, The Lifers Project dropped in to the San Francisco Bay Area to catch up with lifers John Cardiel, Jim Thiebaud, Jeremy Fish, Fergus Liam, and many more.
Following a Pizza Skate Jam in LA which was also a surprise party last weekend, Kyle Walker’s mini sitee just went live with his his Real Skateboards’ pro ad, and more. Check it out.
Fully earned and deserved – Cheers Kyle!
As the June 23 release nears with “Motivation 2: The Chris Cole Story”, Rob Brink, now doing great work at The Hundreds, took the opportunity to catch up with Chris for a conversation about the forthcoming documentary on Chris’ life, his hard fought and lasting skateboarding career, the obligations behind sponsorships and more. Dig in.