WeeklyRoundup

Weekly Roundup 📰

All the Skate Stuff You Should Know

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It’s been just about three months since the skateboard community lost a legend and the world a charismatic human begin. Thrasher published what they’re calling a “memorial and celebration.” The in-depth piece features stories and insight from others around the community including Lance Mountain, Salba, Riky Barnes, Steve Van Doren, and a number of others.

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🗞 NOW YOU KNOW 

    • Jenkem is spearheading an art auction with all profits going to the Breonna Taylor family. The auction features work from Stefan Janoski, Dill, Al Davis, and a number of others.
    • Slam City recently sat down with Seu Trinh for a super in-depth conversation. Trinh was the staff photographer for all of the Dwindle brands (World, Axion, Blind, enjoi, A-Team…) during its golden era.
    • Vans paused all of its advertising on Facebook and Instagram saying they’ll join the #StopHateforProfit boycott campaign.
    • Carl Aikens sat down with Lee Smith over at Skaten Newswire to for an in-depth conversation about his come-up, current events, and what he’s got planned for the future.
    • The Tony Hawk Foundation will now be known as The Skatepark Project, which, according to Hawk prioritizes its overall mission.
    • Shout-out to the dudes Jonathan Perez and Lil Dre turned pro for who turned pro for Maxallure skateboards.
    • Lizzie Armanto took some time out to speak with the folks over at the Olympic Channel Podcast.

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🎥 MUST WATCH

    • Almost every rad Jake Johnson moment after Mind Field makes it into this highlight reel from 2010 – 2020.
    • DGK recently introduced Will Mazzari to the crew by dropping “Treats.”
    • Antiz skateboards released the trailer for their upcoming full-length “Healthcare.” Stoked for this to drop in the coming weeks.
    • The annual “Go Skateboarding Day” edit from Sabotage is here and it’s as glorious as ever.
    • Garden dropped the raw edit of Zaragoza.
    • Filmmaker and skater Julien Paccard released the full GRRRND Zero video.In it, he explored seven skate spots and their textures— glass, metal, brick, etc. It’s complete sensory overload.
    • Erick Winkowski rips in the latest from Santa Cruz, “Camping With The Homies!”
    • Andale has a super important message for the world, and it’s ‘No Hate; We Skate,’ a video celebrating the LGBTQ+ Community.
    • X-Games released a 25-year greatest hits edit filled with memorable moments.

🎒 GEAR

    • Obviously we had to lead with Nyjah dropping his new Free 2 for Nike.
    • Zero teamed up with Iron Maiden for a metal skate collab you need to scope out.
    • Jordan Taylor reimagined the 255 for New Balance and it’s pretty… pretty… pretty… good.
    • Jerry Hsu teamed up with Vans for a Sci-Fi Fantasy capsule collection. The capsule releases online later this summer.
    • DGK dropped its Colors deck series online and it skateshops across the country.
    • Girl released a rad woodgrain 93 Til series inspired deck series.
    • The new Busenitz Vintage from adidas skateboarding is available now and it’s looking hella clean for the summer

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Concrete Dreams is a series from Red Bull where Brazilian duo Pedro Barros & Murilo Peres as they skate some of the places around the world that were thought to be unskateable. Recently, they were given permission by the Oscar Niemeyer Foundation to cruise through some of the artists’ most stunning landscapes. This takes art and skating to a completely different level.