Don “Nuge” Nguyen

Skate Rock: South Africa Part 1

YouTube Preview ImageThrasher Magazine has rolled out the first of its Skate Rock South Africa episodes with a very fortunate bang with Nuge at the wheel. After the tour van brakes went out, Nuge chose the correct lane and saved everyone from a deadly situation. Tune in and trip out on the rest of the heaviness that took place.

Baker Team Riders Rolls Scions Up to Nor Cal

YouTube Preview ImageAs part of the Scion x Baker Skateboards team-up, the Baker skate team took a Scion iA and a Scion iM for a road trip to Northern California, taking advantage of the cars’ many standard features along the way. During the Bay Area stop of the journey, Baker members Andrew Reynolds, Don “Nuge” Nguyen, Cyril Jackson, Tristan Funkhouser, and Theotis Beasley hit up some spots in San Francisco, and entertained many others at a packed skate demo.

The Return of The CONS Project

YouTube Preview ImageConverse has announced the return of the Cons Project, a series of global community workshops with a DIY focus built by experts in the worlds of skate, art and music to inspire creativity. Following the success of last year’s program, the growing initiative will now encompass a free, hands-on workshop series throughout six cities, as well as an expanded Cons Project digital community. This year’s Cons Project will run from December 2015 to May 2016, with live workshops slated to debut for the first time in Austin and Chicago, and return stops in Los Angeles, New York, Boston and Toronto over the next five months.

As a unique digital platform for interaction and inspiration among the skate and art communities, the online Cons Project community will serve as a DIY resource that will feature step-by-step video tutorials and original video content; profiles of Cons Project mentors and Cons Skate Team ambassadors; and an interactive, digital community zine that allows members to highlight and share their DIY and creative efforts.

Cons Project Dates and Locations
December 12, 2015 – Austin
“Create a Skate Deck” – Learn how to size, shape, and design skate decks from accomplished skateboard manufacturer Paul Schmitt of CreateASkate, designer Josh Row and Cons Skate Ambassador Don “Nuge” Nguyen

February 6, 2016 – Boston
“DIY Skate Spot” – Learn how to build skate structures with concrete at a DIY skate spot with accomplished builders Tom Dupere and Noah Powell, and Cons Skate Ambassador Tom Remillard

March 5, 2016 – Chicago
“Creative Recycling” – Learn how to repurpose used skate decks and build your own furniture with designer Andy Vasquez and Cons Skate Ambassador Mike Anderson

March 19, 2016 – Toronto

“Building Skate Structures” – Learn how to build a skate structure with accomplished builder and designer Dan Bergeron, and Cons Skate Ambassador Kenny Anderson

April 2, 2016 – Los Angeles and May 7, 2016 – New York
“Skate Photography & Zine Making” – Learn how to shoot rad skate photos and make your own zine from professional skate photographer Joe Brook, zine expert Jai Tanju and Cons Skate Ambassadors Kenny Anderson and Aaron Herrington

To register for a workshop and explore the Cons Project community, visit the official CONS Project website.

Weekend Warriors Vol 37 – Baker Zone ep. 26

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Before the crew left for their Summer Tour they dropped off this 17 min epic. Baker delivers the longest and possibly best Weekend Warriors yet. WW Vol 37 brings you Andrew Reynolds, Spanky, Bryan Herman, Terry Kennedy, Erik Ellington, Cyril Jackson, Tristan Funkhouser, Rowan Zorilla, Nuge, and probably a dozen more.

What Youth: Conversation with Don Nguyen

nuge_what_youthWhat Youth recently hung out with Nuge in his Silver Lake house to discuss his new brand, fireworks, music, and some mayhem he’s experienced. Crack a beer and enjoy.

How to Film Skateboarding with Don “Nuge” Nguyen

YouTube Preview Image This is a four part series for Cons Project, providing a DIY lesson on how to film a skate video. Four films will show you tips on skate filming including editing techniques, follow filming, shot composition, and skating in front of the camera with experts Mike Gilbert, Ewan Bowman, Nick Genova, and Don “Nuge” Nguyen (above).