Ryan Sheckler

Red Bull Hart Lines 2017

This is the third year that Red Bull and Ryan Sheckler teamed up to bring the Red Bull Hart Lines competition back to downtown Detroit, MI to Hart Plaza for a weekend packed with rad skating and good vibes all around. This year, Red Bull invited us to come check out the event and agreed to put us up for the weekend, so we were stoked to head to the Motor City to watch some fine skateboarding and experience Detroit’s unique landscape and eclectic inhabitants.

The format of the contest is pretty rad. Each skater begins at the top of the course, hits several obstacles going downhill (and pretty damn fast at that), before finally making their way down to the bottom of the course to the impact section (which, of course, requires jumping). Basically, amount of tricks landed, trick difficulty, and speed all factored into each skater’s final score. Each skater’s overall time was ranked and was issued a point deduction for their ranking. So, even if a skater’s run was scored first place for trick difficulty and overall impression, they could end up in 7th place after the end of a jam if their speed was not up to par. This definitely made for an interesting format and some surprising results in the end.

In the end, Nyjah Huston knew what he had to do. He won last year’s event, so he was no stranger to the format and what it took to come out on top. It was pretty clear when you’d see Nyjah Huston on the jumbo-tron landing 8 tricks before most dudes (and dudettes) were landing 4 tricks, that he had it locked it. However, if it were all based on speed, this thing would’ve gone to Chase Webb, hands down. On top of that, hee was pretty much the only one that did more than an axle stall on the quarter pipe in the corner wall; utilizing it for monster frontside wall bashes at top speed before making his way to the impact section. Other standouts include Tommy Fynn, Ryan Decenzo, and Alec Majerus, to name a few. Their super-human skateboarding abilities sure are enjoyable to witness in person.

Shout out to everyone that skated and thanks to Red Bull for taking care of us and for the awesome weekend in Detroit. Check out the results and photos from the event below:

Results

  1. 1. Nyjah Huston
  2. 2. Alec Majerus
  3. 3. Kelvin Hoefler
  4. 4. Ryan Decenzo
  5. 5. Chase Webb
  6. 6. Ryan Sheckler
  7. 7. Tommy Fynn
  8. 8. Felipe Gustavo
  9. 9. Axel Cruysberghs
  10. 10. Paul Hart

Getting the day rolling with the national anthem. It’s pretty crazy that skateboarding events have come this far to include the national anthem as part of an opening ceremony.

“Look, Paul, cut it out with the speed shades thing already, would ya?!” Speedsters Alec Majerus, Paul Hart, and TJ Rogers get ready for their runs.

Gap to blunt from Chase Webb.

Dave Bachinsky, 270 to lipslide.

David Reyes, kickflip front board.

T-Puds takes the haul.

TJ Rogers has always got time to sign boards for the fans, no matter the length.

Gap to frontside blunt from runner up Alec Majerus.

Shecks pulls through with a back smith.

Switch frontside board from Axel Cruysberghs.

I wasn’t sure what I was in for when this girl asked me to shoot a photo of her doing an “inverter”, but it definitely wasn’t a street plant.

Felipe Gustavo starts his line off with a kickflip nose manny.

Leticia Bufoni holds it down for the female gender as the only she-ripper in the contest. Back smith.

It didn’t take long to get yelled at, either.

Ryan Decenzo, frontside flip.

Kelvin Hoefler ends his line off with a bigspin front board.

Definitely a risky way to end off a line, Tommy Fynn had no problem putting down this kickflip back noseblunt.

Nyjah Huston kickflips the gap to frontside board for the win.

Congrats to the top 3: Kelvin Hoefler (3rd), Nyjah Huston (1st), and Alec Majerus (2nd).

Down to Detroit’s infamous Garden Bowl for the after party to enjoy some pins and some pints.

Good times mingling with the locals.

Thanks RedBull for the good times in Detroit!

All content by Mike Chinner

Sheckler Foundation Reveals Line-Up For 8th Annual Skate For A Cause Event

YouTube Preview ImageThe Sheckler Foundation has announced its confirmed line-up of pro/am skateboarders, sponsors and charities for its 8th Annual Skate For A Cause taking place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest. The stacked line-up includes pros: Danny Way, Ryan Decenzo, Chris Cole, Torey Pudwill, Christian Hosoi, Matt Berger, Leticia Bufoni, Samarria Brevard, Chris Joslin, Tom Schaar and countless others.

Admission is free to enjoy this family-friendly skate jam and carnival for all ages. Skate For A Cause features games, prizes, food and five skate contests presented by the Sheckler Foundation’s generous sponsors.

Limited VIP tickets are available now which allow fans to hang out with the invited pros for a $50 donation at ShecklerFoundation.org. Donations will help fund the Sheckler Foundation’s “Be the Change” initiative, benefiting injured action sports athletes and children in need.

Join the Sheckler Foundation for an action-packed day:
10:00 am – Gates Open to the public for the Carnival Village
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Legends Bowl Practice
11:30 am – 11:50 am – Adaptive Skate Kollective & WCMX Demo
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm – Be The Change Legends Bowl Contest
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Plan B SkaterCross Contest
2:45 pm – 3:10 pm – Red Bull Tech Center Best Trick Contest
3:15 pm – 3:40 pm – Oakley Tranny Best Trick Contest
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm – Tillys Stairs, Hubbas, Rails Best Trick Contest
4:30 pm – Awards
4:45 pm – SF Raffle Winners Announced at SF booth
5:00 pm – Carnival Ends

Confirmed sponsors for the 8th Annual Skate For A Cause include: Chronic Taco, Ethika, entries, Grizzly, Just Have Fun, Melin, Oakley, Plan B, Red Bull, Roth Capital, Tech Deck, Tillys, UFC, and Woodward West

Past “Be the Change” recipients, finalists and local charities will join the Sheckler Foundation to spread awareness and educate attendees on initiating change within their communities. Charities include: Ashley Wade Foundation, A Skate, Nick’s Picks, SC Skatepark Coalition, TACA, Tilly’s Life Center, and Traveling Stories.

Skate for a Cause started in 2010 as a way for the Sheckler Foundation to raise resources and awareness to contribute to the many causes that directly benefit and enrich the lives of children and injured action sports athletes. The Sheckler Foundation’s mission is to “Be the Change” and this year’s Skate for a Cause is raising resources to empower people to do just that. Through its “Be the Change” program, the Sheckler Foundation will provide several organizations and individuals with financial grants and additional support with the money and resources raised at Skate For A Cause.

For additional info on the Sheckler Foundation and its 8th Annual Skate For A Cause, follow @SheckFoundation on Twitter and stay connected with the foundation on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Be the Change – Sheckler Foundation’s Top Four Finalists

Be The Change 2017The Sheckler Foundation presents the top four finalists for its ninth “Be the Change” initiative, designed to help children, organizations and individuals in need. The top four finalists include: Adventure Club, Next Up Foundation, Nick’s Picks and Traveling Stories. The finalist with the most votes by tomorrow’s deadline – Tuesday, February 7, 2017 will receive support and a $10,000 financial grant from the Sheckler Foundation to help make its vision a reality. Watch the videos and cast your vote!

Sheckler Foundation Helps To Expand New Orleans’ First Public Skatepark

YouTube Preview ImageRyan Sheckler and the Sheckler Foundation joined Coping Mechanism at Parisite DIY Skatepark to celebrate the expansion of the first public skatepark in New Orleans’ history. It has taken Coping Mechanism two years to get Parisite DIY Skatepark legalized, but now it’s New Orleans’ first public skatepark – designed, built and run by skateboarders. Parisite DIY Skatepark was ready for its next build, but needed help with a crucial part of the skatepark: the coping. As the Sheckler Foundation’s 7th “Be the Change” beneficiary, Ryan Sheckler presented Parisite DIY Skatepark with support and a $10,000 financial grant to help implement quality steel coping and other metal work to create a public skatepark in New Orleans that will last decades.

Past “Be the Change” recipients include: The Port Gamble S’Klallam, Peach’s Neet Feet, The Ashley Wade Foundation, Hope for Carter, Gamerosity and Andrew Hale’s Road to Recovery.

2016 Dew Tour Long Beach Results

Dew Tour Ryan ShecklerThe 2016 Dew Tour presented by Mountain Dew and TEN:The Enthusiast Network took place in Long Beach, California over the weekend with a new twist to skateboarding competition. On Saturday Ryan Sheckler nailed down the most points on four separate skate sections – Tech, Bowl, Rails and Gaps to claim his 15th Dew Tour win during the individual competition. The action continued on Sunday with many of the best skateboarders competing in an all-new Team Challenge which included the same four separate skate zones. In the end, the Blind Skateboards team made up of: TJ Rogers, Micky Papa, Cody McEntire and Trey Wood came out on top with the most points.

In all, nine teams competed which also included heavy hitters from Flip, Plan B, Element, Real, Birdhouse, Toy Machine, Baker and enjoi.

Catch up on all of the action from the weekend at dewtour.com, and tune into the televised broadcast on NBC from 5-6pm EST on July 30th and at 2-4pm EST on July 31st.

Final Results
Individual Pro Competition
1. Ryan Sheckler (USA) – 364.33
2. Louie Lopez (USA) – 356.98
3. Ryan Decenzo (CAN) – 344.66
4. Cody McEntire (USA) – 323.65
5. Sean Malto (USA) – 321.32
6. Carlos Ribiero (BRA) – 313.00

Team Competition
1. Blind Skateboards – 369.32
Cody McEntire (USA) – Gaps 90.33
TJ Rogers (CAN) – Tech 90.33
Micky Papa (CAN) – Rails 95.66
Trey Wood (USA) – Bowl 93.00

2. Flip Skateboards – 359.66
Louie Lopez (USA) – Gaps 92.00
Luan Oliveira (BRA) – Tech 81.33
Alec Majerus (USA) – Rails 93.00
Curren Caples (USA) – Bowl 93.33

3. Plan B Skateboards – 358.99
Chris Joslin (USA) – Gaps 94.00
Scott Decenzo (CAN) – Tech 89.66
Jagger Eaton (USA) – Rails 92.33
Ryan Sheckler (USA) – Bowl 93.33

Holy Stokes!: A Real Life Happening This Summer

YouTube Preview ImageThe Volcom skateboarding crew has traveled the world to find spots, film tricks and search for stoke over the past year. Premiering in May and available worldwide June 7th, 2016, Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening looks to be one of the most epic skateboarding films of the summer.

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