If you are reading this then you have securely locked into the latest Weekly Wrap-up and were successful in avoiding any cyber carnage along your journey here. As it pertains to skateboarding, falling is a intricate part of learning as well as an instant reminder of the sanctity of this life. With each new concrete slap, a not so gentle reminder is given right then and there to the unwilling participant that they are in fact very alive while simultaneously helping to bring them back to reality of the moment. After you finish catching up on what you may have missed in the skate world this week, GO SKATE and remember this proverb the next time you collide with the pavement, make sure to relish the precious moments where nothing else exists except for the pain you are experiencing and the fact that you are truly living in the now.
What were you doing in the months leading up to your thirteenth birthday?? If your name is CJ Collins and you are a skateboarding protégé then you probably were compiling all of your rawest footage to create a montage that puts the work done by most old heads to shame all for a radical new video that your clothing sponsor Volcom is putting out. Puberty hits all of us differently but we here at Wheelbase cannot wait to see what kind of mashing this kid continues to produce as he progresses through his grom years and into full on adult-shred mode.
Skateboarding is not about skating somethings, sometimes but rather about Skating Everything, All the Time! The homies at Bones Wheels have a firm grasp on this concept and are right on the cusp of releasing a new line up of Rough Rider wheels that will take you places you once thought off limits due to their chundary make-up. Josh Hawkins gives us a little product preview as well as a peek at the media clips that are soon to be avaliable to the masses in this quick trailer of him putting the new urethane to the test.
The skateboarding rumor mill has begun to churn out more and more reports that downhill skating is dead but news of this obviously didn’t reach the boys and girls at the Bonzing Skateboards camp who just produced an eight minute mountain mobbing motion picture featuring Bonzaholics Alex Sucala and Adrian DaKine. Be like Bonzing and don’t buy into a fad, but rather do you and get rad!
Video of the Week: Emerica Stay Gold B-Side: Andrew Reynolds
The homies over at Vans have constructed an incredible circuit that challenges some of the worlds best transition skaters to strut their stuff in various locations around the world during the Vans Pro Skate Park Series World Championship. August 20th the circuit rolls into Malmo, Sweden for the first time and you have the opportunity yet again to tune in and watch it all go down live. Check out all the details as well as a teaser recap of some of the action that went down at previous stops of the tour and make sure to tune into the live feed the day of the comp!
Instagram Pic of the Week:
Pitting out. Pitted against the world. Showing off his pitties. Finding Brad’s Pitts.
These are all the puns we could think of to describe how #LoadedAmbassador @azanzamike doesn’t need your pity, because he already got it all.
#LoadedBoards #Cantellated #Tesseract #Orangatang #Orange #TheKilmers
Rider/ Industry News:
With the conclusion of another epic rendition of one of the greatest skate festivals on earth, Central Mass, comes the post-event Video Editing Contest which gives anyone and everyone an opportunity to work with flame footage from the various days of skating in Harvard to compile the raddest, most unique edit possible! Prize money as well as actual products have been donated by Bustin Boards, Comet Skateboards, Pro-tec, Spy Optics, and eno hammacks who left mucho swag-o to be distributed to the master minds behind the top edits submitted.
For full entry details check out the Central Mass 7 Facebook page but here is a basic run down of prudent links that will get you started: 1. View & Download the footage here: http://bit.ly/cm7editcontest >> Rules / guidelines / prizes: http://bit.ly/cm7readme 2. Upload your edit to YT / Vimeo / Facebook 3. Post the link by 9/5 (midnight) at facebook.com/skatecentralMA with #CentralMass7 tagged And submit at bit.ly/cm7submit. Finalists will be chosen 9/6 and re-uploaded to this page for popular voting. Best of luck! #SkateCentralMA #EmgeeEvents Good luck, have fun, and may the best movie masher win!
Our boy Jake Grove recently found him self down in sunny San Diego with members of the RAD Train Crew who proceeded to show off for Jake’s camera by mashing and mobbing some of their local favorite runs. Check out the photo editorial compiled of all the bangers from the sesh in our new publishing, San Diego Sessions: A Day with the Rad Train & Crew which is now live!
It is always good to get an assortment of perspectives from the world of skateboarding which is exactly what the latest media publication provided by our homie “Chubbs” gave us as it pertains to downhill skateboarding. Come along as a group of todays premier hill huckers send it down a variety of slopes on a recent skate-cation they subjected themselves to somewhere on the West Coast in a new article just put up on the site called “Mercury is in Retrograde”.
Check out our latest selection of Wheelbase hats now offered on out online store for purchase. Also be on the lookout for new WB merch to be dropping soon!