I picked up a pair of Dekline Mason’s and took them out for a full days worth of skating. I tried to hit all the major food groups of skate spots; ledges, gaps and handrails with the exception of tranny (which I suck at). The Mason is a very simplistic skate shoe, no futuristic bells and whistles involved. Very thin around the collar and tongue, giving the shoe a more sock like feel as opposed to the bulkier, more padded shoes. Despite being thin in just about every area, there is actually a great deal of support for the bottom of your feet built in to these bad boys. Their minimalistic construction makes them very versatile, for instance, when skating ledges the shoes feel more like an extension of your foot providing you with great flick and control. I may not have gone all Jaws with these things and jumped off the roof of a building, but I did do some jumping here and there and was very pleased with the amount impact these things are designed to handle. I’m no stranger to bailing which usually results in some pretty annoying foot pain, but I was definitely surprised by the lack of pain I felt when hitting the eject button. Handrails, similar to gaps, also are known for bringing your feet some much unwated discomfort. When skating a handrail in the Mason’s, I was able to get the best of both worlds out of the shoe, lots of boardfeel to give you some confidence in your pop and good support to keep the pain of bailing out of your mind. Another bonus point is the fact that after a whole day, there really wasn’t a whole lot of wear on the shoe. I had probably done roughly 50 kickflips and other various flip tricks and pushed around the city for a solid 5-6 hours before calling it a day resulting in a couple faint marks on the toe and ankle area and one ripped lace. The grip of the shoe and its sole were a bit hard to get used to at first (missed the flick on the first 3 or 4 kickflips), but nothing out of the ordinary when skating new shoes. I’m backin’ this shoe pretty hard. Overall, I’d rate the shoe an 8 out of 10. Thumbs up Dekline!
Dekline Mason After Skating
Close Up On The Toe
Sole After Skating
View From The Back
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The SPoT crew recently came through our hometown for the Damn Am South and decided the opportunity was ripe to hit the streets of ATL with renowned local, Travis Glover. Check it out as the crew hits some famed Atlanta spots before making their way over to Kayo Corp hideout, Da Playground.
In a yesteryear-themed tale of epic proportions, the Back Forty Bros, consisting of Pedro Sanchez (Marc Johnson), Larry Larry (Chris Roberts), and Blazyr (Kenny Anderson) hit the streets in search of curbs and smooth concrete. What they found other than apocalyptical jump-ramp bliss, was love, admiration, and above all…respect from their peers. Well done, well fk’n done. No kookery here.
It looks like Camp Woodward has stepped it up and finally added the missing piece to their puzzle, security officers. This will insure that campers get the most authentic street skating experience in the country without ever having to step out of the compound. Everybody wins.
You’ve seen Back From the Future. You remember the Hoverboard chase scene. You’ve dreamt about owning one ever since. Really though, at some point we all have. So when this video surfaced of Tony Hawk, Moby, Best Coast, Schoolboy Q, and other noteworthy LA residents riding a HUVr Tech Hoverboard, we were in awe. Even Christopher Lloyd, the original DeLorean-weilding Dr. Brown, is in the video.
Your call. Fake or Real? Either way this edit is well worth your time.
The guys from VOX recently came into town to stack footage for a new web series on Network A. Check out the fruits of your labor in the form of this ATL-based web edit. Kennesaw got a lot of shine. Huge shouts to VOX and everyone for coming out.
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