In the newest episode of the Loveletters, Jeff Grosso and friends dig deep and unearth the truths of freestyle skateboarding, the origins of street skating and who came first and false claims. Not to miss.
The sophomore year of X Games Austin is a wrap and the skateboarding events delivered many highlights despite the relentless early summer heat. Drop by The Boardr and CA Productions sites for more info along with photos and video clips from the past three days.
1. Nyjah Huston
2. Chaz Ortiz
3. Ryan Sheckler
1. Pierre Luc Gagnon
2. Paul Luc Ronchetti
3. Sam Beckett
1. Bob Burnquist
2. Elliot Sloan
3. Tom Schaar
1. Curren Caples
2. Pedro Barros
3. Ronnie Sandoval
Big Air Doubles
1. Bob Burnquist / Morgan Wade
2. Elliot Sloan / Steve McCann
3. Tom Schaar / Zack Warden
Womens Skate Street
1. Alexis Sablone
2. Pamela Rose
3. Vanessa Torres
Skate Street Ams
1. Tyson Bowerbank
2. Alex Midler
3. Dustin Blauvelt
Head over to the X Games site for complete results.
GoPro has teamed up with The Berrics for an online skate video contest titled Skateboarding is Fun which runs from today through October 31st. Each month from here on out, a finalist will be chosen and will receive $1,000. The best overall GoPro line shot and submitted will win $20,000. It’s time to get out there and shoot with those GoPro cameras and make your edited submissions count!
The Tony Hawk Foundation needs your help to “Make Concrete Change!” throughout June; THF is partnering with CrowdRise to celebrate International Go Skateboarding Day all month long by raising funds for communities building free, public skateparks. 100% of money raised though this campaign will directly fund skatepark projects across the U.S.
By helping out, you have a chance to win Tony’s signed skateboard deck, or two VIP Tickets to their exclusive Stand Up For Skateparks benefit taking place on October 11, 2015.
Starting is easy, just go to www.crowdrise.com/MakeConcreteChange and click the “Fundraise for this Campaign” button to get started. It should take 30 seconds.
Once you’ve established your fundraiser, make sure to update it with the story of why you support THF. The more personal and compelling your story, the more likely you are to get donations.
And please help us spread the word. E-mailing your co-workers, family, and friends directly about your fundraiser and the Make Concrete Change campaign will work 10 times as well as posting it on social media. Sharing it on social media can help raise awareness, but don’t rely on it to drive donations.
If you don’t have 30 seconds to spare, or for some reason can’t set up a fundraiser, please go to www.crowdrise.com/MakeConcreteChange and donate.
Help the Tony Hawk Foundation to reach its goal of $50,000 for skatepark projects across the U.S. 100% of funds received will help construct skateparks in communities that need them most.
If you have questions or need help, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Carly Whitton: firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 760-477-2479.
Bailgun’s 20th issue has been released with a Max Schaaf interview, a look at Mexican shredder Emilio Fernandez, details about the Skateistan project, and an interview with concrete park builder Kyle Gallagher. Plus, there are photos from the Malmö Vert Attack contest and much more awesome stuff.