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Why is it 11? for ABEC 11

11-11-11 Skate Party! Open House at ABEC 11!


11/11/11 is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate it here at the shop! As you can imagine it’s going to be a very GREEN day! If you can make it we’re stoked, if you can’t hit us up on Facebook at: ABEC 11 Wheels to show some GREEN love. We thank all of you so much for the support for all 11 years of ABEC 11!

Greener Pastures Episode I: Travelling — Featuring Labarthe, Arderne, Kelly, Königshausen

Downhill skateboarding gives us the unique opportunity to search out our next skate location in some of the most unique and extreme places in the world. Be it in our own town, country or making our way slowly uncovering the globe to embrace each opportunity to hone our skills.

Jay Adams and Aaron From the Block


Aaron Grulich was in town for just about an hour and Jay comes by Sk8Trip on a quick mission to try a DH set-up. Jay usually gets InvertZ and subLIME wheels, but this time he had his eyes on going downhill. Aaron stepped up and quickly assembled him a Vulcan with 70mm Classic ZigZags in 81a. They exchanged numbers and made some plans for hitting up GMR. Jay is 100% Skateboarder and he offered to take Aaron to Etnies in exchange for Aaron going to GMR. Sounds like a dream come true … downhilling with Jay Adams!

Dave Hackett – MEDICAL RELIEF FUND


This website is dedicated to helping raise funds to cover medical bills for Dave Hackett’s emergency colon cancer surgery. As many of you know medical insurance for extreme athletes is very high and unfortunately his coverage had lapsed by one month leaving him totally uninsured and faced with 100k debt. Like many self-employed professionals some months are magic and some months are tragic. September turned out to be both. The tragic news of colon cancer and the magical team of experts that saved his life became the gift of the experience. Seriously escaping another LOOP of DEATH intact. In helping to raise funds so that his recovery can be less stressful, Daniel Sturt, legendary skate photographer, has donated his unparalleled photographic talent of Dave Hackett’s image doing THE LOOP OF DEATH at Tony Hawk’s facility. This amazing timeless image served as the cover for the 2006 ASR Concrete Wave issue. To offer relief, we are selling a limited run, signed and numbered, to help begin to raise some funds. Dave also has a few gold on black original canvas skate art pieces that he is wanting to sell to help pay those that saved his life. Click Here