Weekly Roundup 📰

All the Skate Stuff You Should Know

Ethan Singleton: Human Before Skateboarder

Ethan K. Singleton penned an essay that provides a view of the current skateboarding scene in 2020 and how cities, by investing in its future can help build better cultural experiences for all within the community. This is a must-read and something that needs all the attention it can get.

🗞 Now You Know

    • Tony Hawk is renaming the “mute air/grab” to the “Weddle Grab” in the upcoming THPS release to properly honor Chris Weddle, the deaf skater who invented the trick.
    • Two-time X Games gold medalist and Team USA rider Mariah Duran was recently interviewed for ‘Brando’s World Of X’ on the X Games channel.
    • For those who might not think the board shortage is real, check out this photo of Mike V sitting on his empty shelves. Long live Street Plant!
    • Together with the skaters of Beirut, Make Life Skate Life, the non-profit working to create community-built skateparks around the world have launched a Skate Relief Fund to support Lebanese skaters.
    • Eli Reed is the latest guest to ‘Stop And Chat’ with The Nine Club. Following up on his original in-studio interview from March 2017.
    • Netflix acquired the rights to Desert Dolphin, a film about a teen girl in rural India, whose life changes when she learns to skateboard. As part of the movie, they even constructed India’s largest and Rajasthan’s first skatepark to be featured in our film.
    • Street League is out with ROUND 2 of the SLS Games. This week features Team KOSTON vs. Team SHANE battling in a Game of O.U.T.
    • Gnarhunters is hitting the streets, parks and backyard bowls in a new six-minute edit “Sweetness.”

🎥 Must Watch

1️⃣ Nike SB dropped the rough cut of Mason Silva’s part and it shows the lengths this dude goes through just to get a trick.

2️⃣ Tiago Lemos is out with his latest part for New Balance and it’s a banger.

3️⃣ The Berrics’ On Lock’ series turns 7 this year so we’ve put together seven minutes of the most memorable sessions.

4️⃣ CCS Profiles photographer Anthony Acosta in its latest video. Scope out how Acosta designed a custom board using his own photos.

5️⃣ Vague premiered their quarantine-inspired ‘Iso-Vague’ full-length. It featured skaters from all over the world who did most of the self-editing themselves.

And 5 more for ya…

1️⃣ To celebrate his 32nd birthday, Vincent Alvarez handled 32 tricks on his quarterpipe! Enjoy.

2️⃣ HUF has been rewatching and reposting parts from past brand videos. The recently re-released edits are from Salomon Cardenas and Justin Drysen.

3️⃣ No Days Off caught up with 14-year-old skateboarding sensation and member of USA Skateboarding Minna Stess.

4️⃣ Street Plant is out with a new edit featuring members of the Street Plant Battalion ripping. This is what skating’s about.

5️⃣ The teams are tied up after Team KOSTON won Round One and Team SHANE took Round Two. Round Three: THE STAIR DOWN.

🎒 Gear

    • Hardgoods and softgoods are a little light last week, but there’s still some good stuff.
      • Nike SB has a handful of Dunk Low releases in the works.The SB Dunk Low x MEDICOM available August 22 in select skate shops and August 25 in SNKRS.⁠The shape-shifting color-changing Civilist x Nike SB Dunk Low, which drops August 28th.
    • WKND is dropping some softgoods over on its website today. Scope ‘em out.
    • Seems as if Gino Iannucci has a new board dropping for Fucking Awesome in the near future.
    • DC dropped collection with Paterson last week but they’ve still got some more things in the works. Tomorrow, they’re releasing a Lynx OG.
    • éS is out with a limited run of the Evant in a tan colorway, which was inspired by retro styles.
    • In an unlikely pairing, Grizzly Grip linked up with Safetouch for a little something to help keep you germ-free.
    • Diamond is teasing a fall release and it can’t come soon enough.
    • Vans just announced a Shake Junt collab that’s making us hungry.

Ryan Sheckler, alongside several top athletes, released team Oakley’s remake of Bob Marley’s hit single “One Love.” The brand tapped British-Jamaican singer Celeste for the track alongside a music video following the athlete’s journeys.

Sheckler also sat down with *checks notes* Forbes to talk about the filming of the video and what he’s been up to these last couple of months, and the dude has been busy.