Weekly Skateboarding News Roundup 📰

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RIP Keith Hufnagel 💔

It’s been a somber year and we couldn’t be more saddened to hear that Huf passed away last night at the age of 46.

Keith battled brain cancer for the past 2.5 years. And though he beat the odds and fought back much longer than his diagnosis permitted, he ultimately and unfortunately lost the fight. It’s hard to put into words what he did for so many as a skater, a founder, and a person. RIP HUF.

🗞 Now You Know

    • Street League Skateboarding events may have been postponed but there’s one that’s not going anywhere. Its “Trick of the Year” contest is back.
    • Sports Illustrated caught up with Leticia Bufoni about training for the Olympics and how she’s been coping with this topsy-turvy (and turbulent) year. 
    • Artbook publisher Rizzoli New York released the first official book about Krooked founder, artist and legendary skateboard Mark Gonzales.
    • Street League Skateboarding announced its annual ‘Trick of the Year’ contest with a rad timewarp promo featuring The Nine Club’s Kelly Hart.
    • New York City has more than 30 public skateparks within the 5 boroughs but only one of those parks has lights. A new petition is trying to change that so folks can rip at night.
    • Fred Mortagne, the man who filmed and edited éS Menikmati, one of the greatest skate videos to date sits down to chat about the experience 20 years later.
    • Tony Hawk is giving away a trip to his practice facility in his hometown San Diego to play the new THPS with the Birdman himself.
    • Axel Cruysberghs recently traded in his board for a bike. He partnered with Bridge To Skate Organization to ride from Arizona to Long Beach, CA to raise funds to give local kids a safe place to skate.

🎥 Must Watch

1️⃣ Don’t sleep on Notis Aggelis. This dude rips in Lover Skateboards’ latest video edit, ‘Museum Of Love.’

2️⃣ A Happy Medium recently premiered the raw footage of Hawaii’s Jason Park. Scope out “Oahu” to see some insanely inventive skating.

3️⃣ Plan B just dropped a quick edit titled “Park Check” at Tustin Skatepark featuring non-other than Chris Joslin, Trevor McClung, Felipe Gustavo, and Shay Sandiford.

4️⃣ Nyjah was recently joined by Monster Energy team ripper Filipe Mota at his private park where the two then went on to f*ck shit up.

5️⃣ The Panasonic Youth crew planned a well-timed venture to Gran Canaria just before lockdown kicked in and Vague has been premiering various parts piece by piece.

And 5 more for ya…

1️⃣ What happens when Chris Colbourn links up with Cobra Man to create an alternate version of their “Heatwave” video? Well, we’re not exactly sure how to describe it but it’s magical. The Element pro shreds in his latest “Heatwave” part.

2️⃣ 510 rider Alex Fatemi, and the man we know as Leader, works the walls and banks in his latest “Acid Leader.”

3️⃣ Atlanta native Elijah Simmons rips in this new homie footage that was too good for us not to include.

4️⃣ French skater Vincent Milou dropped a part for Free Skate Mag that’s basically full of enders. Gnarly rail ✔️ Ledge ✔️ Gap ✔️

5️⃣ ARCHIE, by Philippe Mottet, is a shared video part of Alina Saytkhanova & Aura Brédart. Both from Belgium, both rip.

📹 Bonus: Jenkem premiered a new part from Steven Custozzo & Michael Faller from “Heirloom.”

🎒 Gear

    • Nike SB recently teamed up with Atlas Skateboarding, a Bay Area mainstay, for their latest collab Dunk High Pro.
    • Zero and San Diego punk band THERAPY hooked up for a dope collab, which you can check out right here.
    • The new Vanx x Quasi release is FINALLY OUT. I know, it felt like it was never going to happen, did it?
    • éS posted a cryptic silhouette video over on its IG teasing the reissue of an upcoming classic. Most think it’s the QUATTRO. Thoughts?
    • H33M x Lakai is dropping today at 12 pm exclusively on the Lakai site.
    • If you’re in need of a new board SOVRN recently released a handful of decks and they’re 👌
    • Jerry Hsu finally has a new pro model out via Lotties, which is long overdue. Heads up! These should be up online soon and it’s a limited run so they’ll likely go pretty quick.
    • Visual is out with a Joey Brezinski “Heli” board that you could previously only pick-up over in Japan.
    • The Volcom x Girl collection is now available at skateshops worldwide and over on Volcom.com

X Games Real Street Best Trick Competition 🥇

✖ Ten Real Street Best Trick Athletes
✖ Ten Never-Before-Seen Tricks
✖ One Gold Medalist

Clive Dixon, Jack O’Grady, Felipe Mota, John Dilorenzo, Alex Midler, Robert Neal, Myles Willard, Chris Wimer, Ryan Sheckler, and Nyjah Huston all threw something down going for gold.

Judged by: Stevie Williams, Jamie Thomas, Michael Burnett, and Chris Ray.

The full World of X Games episode will air Sunday, September 27 at 11:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and the winner will be announced.