“Train up a child in the way they should go and when they get old they will not depart from it”. Applying this proverb to skateboarding is what has helped to bring us some legendary skateboarders throughout the years. Skating is not something you can read a “How To” manual and expect to be a proficient skater. Only through lots of time and dedication can one truly progress individually within this art form. With this in mind, Wheelbase highly encourages anyone with access to a small child to plop them on a skateboard as soon as possible to maximize their shred potential. Words of wisdom aside, welcome to another Weekly Wrap-up for July 2- July 8 that showcases what some life long committed individuals have been up to this past week in skateboarding. Lets hit it!
Starting things off this week our homies up north at Kebbek Skateboards have just put out a new skattleboard that serves dual purposes as a radical cruiser and a street masher all in one. The Short Cut is 100% locker stashable and still remains skatepark thrashable. Check out this stoke up clip that will visually explain everything…
Proving that age is just a number, The Gonz and Independent Truck Co. just put out a new lil diddy centered around simply having fun on a skateboard. As he always has been, Mark continues to be an inspiration to ride whatever set up you want to get rad on!
Checking in from all the way over in Spain, Toti Bicicleta shows the world the quality of skateboarding the place he calls home possess in his latest edit to drop via Bustin Boards. This is a short and sweet sampling of pure downhill shralping that will make you want to start looking for plane tickets and your passport.
With one of the raddest downhill edit to drop in a while, Seismic Skates just released this banger of their lady shredder Candy Dungan absolutely mobbing her home state hills of Colorado. Keep charging Candy and thanks for pushing both genders of skaters to go faster!
Video of the Week : SF Connection – DOMINGO 2
By: Magenta Skatebaords
The Vans Park Series heads north of the border this weekend to jam out at Hastings Skatepark in Vancouver BC. This bowl offers epic tranny skating with multiple depths, hips, and corners making this a truly unique expeience for not just the riders but the spectators as well. Vans will be hosting a live stream of the event that will go live tomorrow, July 9, at 5 pm EDT. Make sure you tune in and watch some of the top pro’s compete for bragging rights and a little bit of cash.
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As a life long committed skateboarder, Axel Serrat had dedicated quite literally life and limb to this lifestyle and has just been named the newest team member to join Arbor Skateboards. We are stoked for you homie! You have absolutely earned this and we cannot wait to see more of the fruits of this new arrangement!
Our interview with CenMass7 event organizer Mike Girard is on steady lurk ready to provide any more motivation you may need to get your butt to Harvard, MA coming up in the beginning of August to kick it with the us on the hill!
The next video in our on going On Board Series dropped yesterday featuring downhill ragger, Max Ballesteros.
A publication highlighting a newly released full length documentary called Wheels Over Paradise is now live on the site.
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