Uprise X Zoo York: Starring Chaz Ortiz and Emmet Duffy

YouTube Preview Image Today, Uprise Skate Shop and Zoo York officially announced the release of their collaborative collection with this makes-you-want-to-skate-Chicago clip, starring Chaz Ortiz and Emmet Duffy. The limited edition boards and tees feature dynamic Windy City imagery shot by Chicago native Sergio Roca.

Vans “Propeller” Coming May 2015

YouTube Preview Image “Every significant skateboarding video drops like a milestone, energizing the community by building on the legacy of its predecessors, beginning where the last one left off and taking up the baton for the culture to drive progression – propelling skateboarding forward.”

With that opening paragraph at the their website, Vans has announced that its first-ever feature-length skateboarding video will be called “Propeller” and is set to be released this May.

Stay tuned for more information on premiere dates and locations.

Damn Am 2015 Select Series

SPoT_SLSThanks in part to the recently announced partnership between Skatepark of Tampa and Street League Skateboarding, the Damn Am is set to become even more legendary.

For the first time the Damn Am of the Year winner will get a chance to go up against the pros in the 2016 Street League Pro Open. So skaters will want to skate as many Damn Am stops as possible because your two best finishes count.

As in previous years, the top twelve skaters at each stop automatically qualify for Tampa Am, with the top two from each stop going directly into the Semi Finals. Additionally, the winner of Tampa Am will also be qualified into the 2016 SLS Pro Open. Stay tuned for final locations by checking SPoT Events.

Damn Am 2015 Schedule
Los Angeles, CA / May 1-3
Atlanta, GA / May 22-24
Chicago, IL / June 12-14
Costa Mesa, CA / August 14-16
Woodward, PA / August 27-29
NYC, NY / September 11-13
Tehachapi, CA / September 25-27
Tampa, FL / November 12-15

Morgan Smith vs. Carlos Ribeiro

Morgan Smith was the last man standing at BATB4 and he faces off against Carlos Ribeiro today to see who will advance through the BATB8 brackets. Keep tuned to the Berrics for all the action.

Sam Beckett Wins Vert Attack 9

Vert Attack 6Well, that was one hell of a great skateboarding event we just experienced! In case you were still asleep, Vert Attack 9 entertained everyone in attendance at Malmö’s Bryggeriet Skatepark and around the planet via live webcast. The past 5 hours have truly shown that vert skating is alive and well and the next generation of vertically inclined rippers is progressing very quickly.

In the heated Pro/Am Final, England’s Sam Beckett powered through the intensity and usurped the field of competitors to win it big time. Cheers Sam! Tony Hawk, Alana Smith and Evan Doherty each won their respective finals as well. Check the results below. Thank you skateboarding!

Final Results
Pro/Am
1. Sam Beckett
2. Bob Burnquist
3. Paul Luc Ronchetti
4. Jimmy Wilkins
5. Rune Glifberg
6. Corey Juneau
7. Rony Gomes
8. Chris Russell

Masters (40 and above)
1. Tony Hawk
2. Neal Hendrix
3. Mike Frazier
4. Nicky Guerrero
5. John Magnusson
6. Jocke Olsson
7. Lincoln Ueda
8. Matthias Sernklo

Girls
1. Alana Smith
2. Lizzy Armanto
3. Alicia Bergado
4. Julz Lynn
5. Brighton Zeuner
6. Gabi Ponce
7. Mimi Knoop
8. Valeria Bertaccini

Juniors (17 and under)
1. Evan Doherty
2. Matty Carlisle
3. Tate Carew
4. Alessandro Mazzara
5. Mats Hatlem
6. Tyler Edtmetyer
7. Kalle Berglind

Vert Attack 9: Live Webcast

For the majority of our viewers, it’s probably very early in the morning but it’s mid-afternoon in Malmö, Sweden and the webcast for Vert Attack 9 is streaming live. Click on the video to begin watching.