We're continuing to slowly grow our Store, add new brands, and lay the foundation for our long term plans here at The Boardr which doesn't just include all these events we're doing. It includes retail. I love the sketchy skateboard industry and everything about it. If you're not part of it, I hope you get to work in it someday. There's never a dull moment. If you haven't been to The Boardr Store in a while, I've got a few photos for you.
Nate Sherwood was the recent winner of our March Skateboard "Madness" contest where we put all our favorite crazy skateboarders in brackets up for voting to see who ended up crowned crazy. It's the good crazy, the kind we love. Anyway, Nate has owned a skate shop for quite some time now and sent over his list of 11 types of shop lurkers, both good and sketchy. Check out his list here.
This past weekend I was in Austin for 36 hours for the second stop of Transworld's Come Up Tour. I was surprised with how much I was able to do in Austin in the day and a half I was there. Looking forward to coming back for X Games and adidas Skate Copa. Here are some photos from my quick trip.
It's no secret that skateboarding, just like any other strenuous activity, will eventually start to wear your body down. Years of rolled ankles, heel bruises and tweaked muscles can morph your weekend skating of stairs and gaps to slappy grinds and mini ramps. Yet, now there are people in the skateboarding industry who are dedicated to prolonging the careers of amateur and professional skateboarders by encouraging proper stretching before skating and rehabilitation after injuries.
I've got some photos and HiDefJoe has the video. The skateboarding at last weekend's New Smyrna Beach stop of the GFL Series was all over the spectrum of different types and ages of skateboarding as usual, but this time, the bowl portion was most memorable. The street course there is not the best in the world, but just as skateboarders do, you make the best of what you've got. There were parent/child combos, toddlers, teens, girls, grown ass men, and extra grown 50+ men all ripping all day. Thanks to everyone that made it out to another one and to our sponsors for helping us make the event happen: Grind for Life, AYC, MovieTickets.com, Z-Flex, Zumiez, Red Bull, Indy and all the other support you see at TheBoardr.com/GFL.
Porpe is in Austin and the rest of us are in New Smyrna Beach. We're both running skateboard shindigs today using The Boardr Live. Get results as they come in right here. Sign up for the next TWS Cut at TheBoardr.com/CUT and the next GFL stop at TheBoardr.com/Register.
As you've seen with the adidas line of Skate Copa gear, it's a celebration of the year of World Cup and adidas' futbol heritage. adidas has also teamed up with The Boardr to bring you the Skate Copa, a US series of Shop vs. Shop Team Contests that we're excited to be running. We're announcing the dates today, with more details to come. Check out all the stops on our Events page that includes NYC in just two weeks, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, and the last stop and Finals being in Los Angeles at The Berrics.
What a summer it's going to be getting all these Shops together and local scenes in one town for a fun skateboarding shindig and some friendly competition. See you at all of them! Full details are at TheBoardr.com/adidasSkateCopa.
When we started The Boardr Store earlier this year, Stevie Williams and AYC were immediately down. During their recent lookbook shoot, I was able to talk some business with Stevie about starting AYC, his past ventures in skateboarding, and what some of his favorite gear is. I agree with Stevie that some of your most valuable lessons can come from your failures, too. We discussed when to throw in the towel on a project and more. Pick up Asphalt Yacht Club gear in stock here.
Matt Berger's ripping skateboarding in his third run sealed the deal for him getting first place in Phoenix Am 2014. Here's how it was done, wrapping it up with a backside 180 fakie 5-0 on the hubba. Damn, Matt! Get the full Final results here.