Lakai has one of the most diversely talented skate teams in skateboarding. Check the crew out as they tour Europe and hit multiple countries and skate every rad street spot and skatepark! Make sure to watch till the end as there are some pretty heavy lines that didn’t make the original cut.
Lakai’s trip to Europe featuring Daniel Espinoza, Jon Sciano, Sebo Walker, Vincent Alvarez, Riley Hawk, Stevie Perez, Rick Howard, Danny Brady, Nick Jensen and Sylvan Tognelli.
The long overdue release of Emerica‘s Justin “Figgy” Figueroa shoe has finally arrived. They are pumping this shoe pretty hard, and it seems to be for all the right reasons. Although the shoe may look very simple and thin, it is actually one of the most padded shoes Emerica has in their arsenal right now. Figgy likes to jump down and grind some of the heaviest terrain in skateboarding, so naturally his shoe accomodates for that type of skating perfectly. It also features a built-in sock liner to keep your foot strapped in for that wild ride down your local 12 stair handrail. Unfortunately, we won’t have them for sale until the middle of February, but we were granted an early preview of the shoe in person. Here what Figgy, himself, has to say about the shoe and check out some of our photos below.
One of the coolest concepts we’ve seen is this All City Showdown done by Uprise & Converse. Labeled “A Real Street Contest” the idea was 84 skateboarders were invited to skate the streets of Chicago for 8 hours with a chance to win a portion of $11,000. Now we all know money talks so you can imagine the things that go down in this video. The judges highlight their favorite riders and or tricks so make sure you pay close attention. Chicago is defiantly on the bucket list of places to visit and skate. Chi Town Stand Up!
A heel bruise is quite possibly the most common injury for skateboarders, next to a rolled ankle of course. They are the bane of our existence. More often than not, the illustrious heel bruise goes untreated. They linger for so long, and go untreated partly because average doctors don’t regularly see these types of injuries or know how to treat them. Unless you see some sort of specialist, your heel bruise is likely to hang around much longer than it really needs to. Whether it is severe enough to warrant a visit to the doctor’s office or just an average heel bruise from a weekend of jumping down stairs, there is a way to speed up the healing process and not just sit around and wait.
No one likes a board with chips, especially if you chip it within the first few days of buying it. Not only do chips affect the way the board skates, but they also leave a lingering bummer feeling knowing that the board integrity is forever damaged.
Chips = No Good
Are you tired of chipping your boards as much as we are? Luckily for us, there is a solution. While this method may not completely prevent your board from chipping, it will elevate the chances of your board coming away intact after your next bail.
The internet is a very large space with a lot of things going on at once. Over stimulation? Maybe. With the amount of stuff coming out daily, it can be overwhelming, so we have compiled a couple of the best videos that came out this week on the web.
1. Auby’s World via Thrasher Magazine
With a heavy duty list of sponsors including Nike SB, Krooked, Thunder, Spitfire, Matix, and more, it is no doubt Auby Taylor rips on a skateboard. He’s got a unique style and an amazing bag of tricks to go along with it. The switch heel at the end might just be the biggest switch heelflip ever done.
Remember that time you stuck a perfect (insert flip trick) down that (insert stairset or gap), but got wheelbite and didn’t roll away? Wheelbite plagues us all, and yet most of us go about our lives not doing anything about it. Instead of bowing out and accepting defeat, why not combat it? Tightening your trucks is never any fun, buying riser pads doesn’t always help, and getting new bushings is never pleasant either, but there is an alternative.
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