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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.
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!
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
Greener Pastures Official Trailer – Featuring (James Kelly, Ramon Konigshausen, Yvon Labarthe, Matt Arderne)
“Greener Pastures” featuring ABEC 11 team riders James Kelly, Ramon Konigshausen, Yvon Labarthe and Matt Arderne is a film series hosted in Switzerland which encompasses a great diversity of landscapes offering an abundance of opportunity for places to film and explore. Featuring ABEC 11 team riders James Kelly, Ramon Konigshausen, and Yvon Labarthe.
The purpose of “Greener Pastures” is to expose some of the best skating with some of the best riders on earth in a high quality production. It is clear that longboarding has become an individual entity, distinct from other sports while still being connected to them. It is this new and vibrant identity that “Greener Pastures” looks to communicate to its viewers. But unlike other skateboard and longboard videos, “Greener Pastures” will represent all companies together, presented in an unbiased fashion. It is this type of unity that will allow for an uninhibited cooperation between riders. It is this sense of community and cooperation that is at the heart of the contemporary longboarding identity.
Produced by Patrick Switzer
Directed by 3heads Production
Dalua Downhill is an amazing documentary not only for skateboarding fans. It’s a film for those who enjoy a good story. Signed by Brazilian production company Zeppelin Films, the registry of professional skateboarder Douglas Dalua chase for the IGSA World Tour Championship title goes beyond tracks and speed. It draws personal parallels, approaches the difficulties and makes no secrets about the ups and downs, the pain and delight of those who have in defiance a way of living.