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Dekline Mason Review

BEFORE

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!

AFTER SKATING

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The SPoT Crew Hits Atlanta with Travis Glover and Stevie Williams

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.

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New Josh Butler Part for Bender Hardware

This recent part from Josh Butler and Bender is sure to brighten up your Monday. Josh hails from Atlanta Ga., and is known for having more than a couple of tricks up his sleeve.

Watch Josh’s recent full part from Bender below.

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Thrashlanta – Hittin’ the Streets

Watch the homies hit the streets of ATL for the latest Thrashlanta segment. Skaters include locals Grant Taylor, Dan Plunkett, Justin Brock, David Clark, and more.

*filmed by Scott Wagner

Travis Glover Remix Edit | Zoo York

Travis Glover putting it on for ZOO YORK, Ambush Board Co, and the city of Atlanta in this new edit from the Zoo York Institute. “Smooth like a hot comb on nappy a** hair” – André 3000

More about Travis on the Ambush blog.

Emerica In Atlanta

If you don’t already know, BuySkateShoes.com is part of the Ambush Boarding Co. family based in just North of Atlanta, Georgia. This past year our very own Max Yoder took the Emerica boys around Atlanta to get some footy for Stay Gold. Here’s what he got – all in its raw realness.

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Team Member Shot In Atlanta

On November 27th, Ambush Inc. skate team member Josh Butler was shot in the abdomen.

Josh and crew were hanging out on the front porch of a friend’s apartment. Josh had no idea that his life would permanently change in a matter of seconds.

Three men passed by a few times and looked in the direction of the apartment. Josh and crew were disengaged and uninterested in the three.

In an instant the nonchalant passers-by became armed robbers. Two of the men pointed guns demanding money and cell phones. One of the guns was aimed directly at Josh’s face.  Instinctively Josh pushed the gun towards the ground and in the process, a shot was fired into Josh’s abdomen.

The bullet entered his stomach before exiting his rear.

Needless to say, the road to recovery starts now. Although Josh is still hospitalized, he is improving rapidly. He is eating solid food and walking unassisted for several yards at a time. The healing process will take a long time, but with your help the comforting can begin immediately.

Josh’s medical bills are already astronomical. On top of that, add six months of nurses visits, physical therapy, another scheduled surgery, antibiotics, and pain meds. It’s a staggering sum that could financially destroy Josh and his family. So we are appealing to you for help.

Josh coined the term “small town charm” and is one of the most positive people we know. We’ve set a page dedicated to Josh here. The Josh Butler Medical Fund has been set up through SunTrust Bank.

Please donate any and all you can to help Josh recover from this unconscionable act of violence. To donate by cash or check, please visit any Atlanta area SunTrust Bank and ask to contribute to the Josh Butler Medical Fund.

*Ambush Inc. is an action sports retail front founded in 1997 by Chuck Morrow and family in Kennesaw Georgia. Affiliates include BuySkateShoes.com, CheapSk8Shoes.com, BuySnow.com, and BuyWake.com.

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