Brad McClain

Tony Hawk and Friends to Get Rad For Ray in Kennesaw This Summer

Get Rad Ray ToutTony Hawk is bringing the 80s back to Kennesaw Skatepark. At least skateboarding’s version of that notorious decade. And he’s not coming alone.

Hawk and friends have organized the Get Rad For Ray presented by Kennesaw Skateshop charity event to celebrate the life and legacy of one of skateboarding’s all-time greats, Ray Underhill. A Wilmington, North Carolina native, Underhill was a member of the infamous Bones Brigade squad of the 1980s, a teammate of Hawk’s, and known for his smooth skating style. But his friends remember him best for his kindness, wit, and dedication—his true enduring legacies.

“Ray was a great friend,” said Hawk. “We miss him every day, so we’re coming to Kennesaw to remember him the best way we know—to skate in his honor while helping others!”

The world lost Ray in 2008, after his long battle with Chordoma, a rare but relentless spinal cancer. To honor his life, Ray’s family and friends have joined the City Of Kennesaw, Georgia and Kennesaw Skatehop to host the Get Rad For Ray skateboarding contest and 80s-themed Legends jam session at the Kennesaw Skatepark in Swift-Cantrell Park. This will be a free public event to celebrate Ray with an amazing display of local and legendary skate talent, and to raise funds for the Ray Underhill Foundation, which supports families affected by Chordoma.

Get Rad For Ray presented by Kennesaw Skateshop is a family-style event that will feature a festival area with food and vendors, as well as three different skateboarding events. A free beginners’ skate clinic hosted by Kennesaw Skate Shop will start the celebration and get kids new to the Swift-Cantrell Skatepark off to a solid and safe start. An amateur contest will give local talent the opportunity to shine and impress. And the day will conclude with an 80s-themed Legends skate jam, featuring top new talent mixing it up with some of the most famous names in skateboarding—Tony Hawk, Mike McGill, Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, Kevin Staab, Ben Raybourn, Brighton Zeuner, Lester Kasai, Brad McClain, and Lizzie Armanto among them.

“This is an incredible collection of skate talent,” said Hawk. “Top names from the 80s, and today—all skating together in one event. If I weren’t joining them in the session, I’d definitely want to be there to see it!”

Attendees will have several opportunities to support the Ray Underhill Foundation via donations and raffles throughout the day.

For more info on this great event drop by the Get Rad For Ray page on The Tony Hawk Foundation site.

Mano A Mano Championship: Ben Hatchell vs Brad McClain

YouTube Preview Image Following several rounds of head-to-head battles, it all came down to the final match up between Brad McClain and Ben Hatchell at Woodward West’s first ever Mano A Mano mini ramp Game of SKATE competition. Who won? Roll the clip!

CURE: Brad Mcclain


CURE is a collection of the rawest of clips on concrete. When you need to see sick skating, Brad McClain has the CURE for what ails you. Trespassing is subjective. In this edition, Brad McClain barges a questionable backyard pool, avoiding any kick-outs and getting some quick clips before busting out.

Afternoon In The Park: Bones

Jordan Hoffart, Nate Greenwood, Taylor McClung, Trent McClung, Ryan Decenzo, TJ Rogers, Addy Fridy, Brad McClain & Truman Hooker spend an “Afternoon in the Park” for Transworld.

ClichĂ© “Gypsylife” Video Trailer #2

YouTube Preview Image ClichĂ© has posted the second trailer for their upcoming video “Gypsylife”, available on DVD April 8th and iTunes April 13th 2015!

Catch up with Lucas Puig, Sammy Winter, JB Gillet, Andrew Brophy, Joey Brezinski, Flo Mirtain, Brad McClain, Lem Villemin, Jeremie Daclin, Daniel Espinoza, Adrien Coillard, Javier Mendizabal, Pete Eldridge, Paul Hart, Kyron Davis, Max Geronzi + Guest janitor/Gypsy Life artist Chet Childress on the 4th Cliché Gypsy Tour….no hotels, 15 euros a day, a true skate road trip across Europe – skate where you want, sleep where you can.

“A skateboard trip plus way more. A sideways adventure to pillage spots, live in tents, bbq and party with the bro’s. Enter the simpler times” – Adul Skoorc

Mag Minute: Brad McClain

Brad McClain aggressively tears through some transition in this week’s Mag Minute. Film/Edit: Josh “Peacock” Henderson.

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