Welcome to Skateboarding, American Spirit Cigarettes! New Grind for Life Partner

The Grind for Life Series presented by adidas is a series of all ages and skills skateboarding contests. The Grind for Life Organization assists cancer patients with travel expenses to get treatment. This year, we’re proud to announce American Spirit cigarettes as a new partner for the series.

Date
4/1/2015
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Rob Meronek
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Nuts and Bolts in The Boardr Store

Those lowly nuts and bolts, aka Hardware, have had quite a decorated history in skateboarding. Some of the biggest companies in the industry started out as hardware and now have their owners flying to the skateboard shindig in private jets.




Upcoming Events: Detroit, Florida, Portland, NYC, and More

We'll be rolling in all four corners of the US over the next few weeks. Get there! See you in your town.

Detroit:
The Boardr Am!
Florida:
GFL!
Portland:
Skate Copa!
NYC:
The Boardr Am!
Atlanta:
Skate Copa!
Vegas:
The Boardr Am!
Vegas:
Rideshop!
Austin:
X Games!
Date
3/30/2015
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Rob Meronek
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HUF 25% Off Sale

Select HUF shoes are 25% off right now in The Boardr Store. From the Ramondettas Casey is trying on here to Peppers, Dylan's, Classic Lo's and more, all with $5 flat rate UPS Ground shipping.

Date
3/27/2015
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Rob Meronek
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Skate for Free at The Boardr Headquarters

Saturday

Open House Saturdays at The Boardr HQ is the last Saturday of every month. The doors are wide open for free skating from 11am to 6pm. We're at 4611 North Hale Avenue in Tampa near the Bucs Stadium.

Tuesday

The last Tuesday of every month is also a free skate session from 6pm to 9pm, but this one's reserved for anyone over 30. Come get the cover on our fake rag, Frontside Grind Magazine.

Date
3/25/2015
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Rob Meronek
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Henley T in The Boardr Store

If you want to walk the fine line between being to over or under dressed, a Henley is the fashion purgatory you need to be chilling in. These garmets have no collar and a taste of button down with equal parts t-shirt.




Body's Raw Report

Scotty the Body roamed the crowd at Tampa Pro to find superstars running Shaqueefa and randoms holding it down in district out back that has come to be known as Tampsterdam.

Date
3/24/2015
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Rob Meronek
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How Luan Olivieria Won Tampa Pro 2015 and Felipe Gustavo Got in Street League

Wow, that was some damn good skating as it has always been. It was nice being a spectator again enjoying watching Tampa Pro and not in frantic workhorse mode. HiDefJoe and I did just a bit of work at the end though and got two videos for you, Luan winning it with his extended superhuman run and The Boardr Team Rider Felipe Gustavo making that Street League cut along with Kelvin Hoefler. Congrats all ya'll.

How Luan Olivieria Won Tampa Pro 2015

The Boardr Team Rider Felipe Gustavo in the Tampa Pro 2015 Finals

Date
3/22/2015
Posted By
Rob Meronek
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Recap: 3rd Annual Tampa Bro Presented by Bro Style

The day before everyone's in town for Tampa Pro, we have all our friends over for an annual session in the Dream Driveway, Ryan Clements' home that he's slowly adding concrete skateboarding goodness to. Check out the recap from a fun afternoon of skateboarding, fishing, and chilling here. Thanks Bro Style and Leo Romero for stepping in and making it that much more fun this year. Now we're ready to watch some ripping skating at Tampa Pro. FYI, Shane's winning it and Felipe is going to Street League. Did I say that already? Yeah, I'll say it again and again.

Date
3/18/2015
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Rob Meronek
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Denim in The Boardr Store

Denim in skateboarding isn't as popular as it used to be, but give it some time and we'll see it come back fierce like most other trends. We still stock a decent selection of top quality denim for those sticking to the classic.




The Boardr Am Detroit is on April 4

The Boardr Am is a top amateur skateboarding series. Winners at each stop are flown to the Finals at X Games Austin to meet six other specially invited ams. A one hour show on ESPN's World of X on ABC produced by The Boardr this summer will document the skaters' stories of the road to Austin, Texas.

Next Stop: Detroit

Modern Skatepark, 1500 North Stephenson Highway, Royal Oak, Michigan

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Insta That: #TheBoardrAm

Recognize the inspiration for Casey's work for the Detroit stop? It's Kevrick on a nose manny in downtown Detroit as seen in a recent issue of Transworld.

Date
3/17/2015
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Rob Meronek
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10 Things More Dangerous Than Skateboarding

Go to any skatepark in America and you'll see throngs of minivans dropping off hoards of kids that look like they are ready for war. Elbow pads, wrist guards, kneepads, BMX helmets, mouthguards, sunscreen, and sunglasses are all strapped to tikes who walk around like Frankenstein because of unnecessary equipment.

Maybe it's the words "Xtreme" or "Action Sports" that puts fear into parents when their kid graduates from scooters to skateboards, but there is no question that Mom and Dad are scared, and for good reason. Lots of people get hurt skating; it's a fact. Broken wrists, twisted knees, and rolled ankles are common injuries for most of us, but when you compare skating to other activities, it suddenly seems pretty tame. According to the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, skateboarding is a comparatively safe sport.

Date
3/16/2015
Posted By
Sean Bowes
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The Top 10 Nicknames in Skateboarding by Nate Sherwood

This was a hard article for me to write. There are so many great nicknames in skateboarding. From Pig Pen, who was the Andy Roy of Burnside, to T­bone, Tyrone Olson’s alter ego, to more up to date names like Nugget a.k.a. Shane O’Niell. Then there's countless cats with the same one like Science Fair, Dog Boy, Cancer this or Mighty that or Blank the Greek or Ship Stop this, etc. I could go on for hours about pros who have nicknames. Some don't want me to share, which I did anyway, but others wear them like a badge of honor. With no more filler, I bring you the Top 10 Nicknames in Skateboarding.

Date
3/15/2015
Posted By
Rob Meronek
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Date Night aka Nice Guy in The Boardr Store

The button down is referred to as a 'Nice Guy' also useful on date night and the court date you got on that skateboard ticket.




The Boardr Am

The Boardr Am is a top amateur skateboarding series. Winners at each stop are flown to the Finals at X Games Austin to meet six other specially invited ams.

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