Weekly Skateboarding News Roundup 📰

Check Out What You May Have Missed From Last Week

A new documentary just dropped that has been 15 years in the making and it looks dope! Rom Boys: 40 Years of Rad, will cover, you guessed it, forty years of the U.K.’s Rom Town Skatepark — the world’s only heritage-listed park. 

The scene catered to a unique mix of skaters and BMXers and has been a go-to spot for skate nomads over the years. Though Rom Town is the only skatepark in the world listed as a heritage spot, it is currently in danger of closing after a tragedy happened in the middle of filming the doc.

Check out the trailer above and feel free to swing over to the official site for more info.

🗞 Now You Know

    • Eric Koston unveiled the trailer to a six-part documentary that tells the story of one of the most popular silhouettes of all time, the Nike Dunk. The first episode is set to stream today inside the SNKRS app.
    • Vans and Skateism linked up for a super inspiring short documentary for Coming Out Day about Yann Horowitz balancing skateboarding and his sexual identity.
    • Foundation welcomed Julian Lewis to the team and the dude threw down one hell of an intro to make his presence know.
    • Fucking Awesome dropped one of the gnarliest skateboard videos of the year with parts from Kevin Rodrigues, AVE, and Aidan Mackey. “Dancing On Thin Ice” will be on repeat for the foreseeable future.
    • Transworld put a rad piece together about three indie filmers that should be on your radar. Michael Nicholas, Wesley Banford, and Cameron McIntosh made three of the best videos in 2020.
    • MACBA Life launched a new interview series featuring MACBA lifers and their experiences at Barcelona’s world-famous plaza and Javier Sarmiento is the first to share his story.
    • Nyjah sat down for a chat with ‘Brand’s World’ to talk about the insanely productive year he’s had.
    • A Lost Cause pulled off another super-secret best trick contest, featuring Greg Lutzka, Ivan Monteiro, Ryan Decenzo, Shawn Hale, and others. And they’re giving us a sweet highlight reel for our viewing pleasure. 
    • Kevin “Spanky” Long dropped by The Nine Club this week to talk about how he felt after Baker 4 finally came out, his board setup, new Emerica stuff, and A LOT more.


Kareem Campbell Axion

👟 Axion Footwear Seems To Be Back

Founded by the legend himself, Kareem Campbell, Axion Footwear looks to be back up and running!

About a decade ago, someone bought the expired Axion trademark and tried to revive the brand without Kareem knowing. But after a post yesterday over on IG it looks like Kareem is back involved with the brand. They re-released a limited-edition vault collection yesterday and have a ton of other stuff up on the site.

🎥 Must Watch

1️⃣ Ish Cepeda. The dude has been all over the place lately and is continuing to turn heads in the latest edit from DC.

2️⃣ Max Geronzi is celebrating 15 years of skating for Nike SB with a newly released VX video filmed across some lesser-known skate spots in Barcelona.

3️⃣ Jamie Foy’s jaw-dropping “YOU GOOD?” lit up screens about 10 months ago. Now, we’re getting a look at the raw edit with previously unreleased footage.

4️⃣ Mob Grip recently tagged along with Miles Silva as he spent some time in his hometown of Sacramento.

5️⃣ Niels Bennett speaks pretty good German but that’s definitely not the reason he’s got a spot on the international adidas team. The dude rips, and his “Reverb” rough cut is a must-watch.

And 5 more for ya…

1️⃣ Quartersnacks is out with some short and sweet clips from the summer and they are all perfect.

2️⃣ Santa Cruz rider Maurio McCoy rips through Argentina in the latest (pre-pandemic) footage from the brand. Dude was stacking clips in South America.

3️⃣ Florida’s Jereme Knibbs rips, pops, and stomps through San Francisco in the latest edit for Ricta Wheels.

4️⃣ If you love a good mini-ramp shred session you’ll dig the latest from UK’s Lovenskate Jordan Thackeray and Alex Hallford.

5️⃣ Dilo, K-White, Deedz, Gronze, and a slew of other homies invade the south of France in the latest for Thrasher.

Deathwish Skateboards

It’s holiday season (well, kinda) and it means we got A LOT of catelogs dropping. We’ll keep a running list but so far we’re seeing some rad stuff from BakerDeathwish, and Shake Junt

🎒 Gear

    • Louis Vuitton pulled back the curtain on three colorways for the upcoming Lucien Clarke skate shoe and they’re beautiful.
    • Fresh of their collaboration with Ghostbusters, Element has joined forces with Disney to celebrate the new season of “The Mandalorian.”
    • Zion Wright recently linked up with Nixon for a collaboration that features some of his favorite accessories.
    • HUF released a rad holiday time-lapse lookbook vid that features skating by team riders Dan Plunkett and Salomon Cardenas.
    • This Saturday, Diamond is dropping a new collection just in time to fall.
    • Franky Villani cooked up a killer blood red corduroy and suede silhouette for NM213.
    • The second delivery of Primitive x Naruto Shippuden collab is available now.
    • April dropped a slew of soft goods today. These are going to go quick.
    •  éS is out with more animal-friendly products, including a vegan pack that features the éS Evant, SYMBOL, and SLIM.
    • Today at noon Lakai is releasing a limited edition Nico tonal pack featuring butter leather and baby blue suede colorways.
    • Prime is reissuing Jason Lee’s “American Icons” Blind deck with a slight twist on Marc McKee’s original artwork from 1991.