We know, it’s already 8 P.M. and we’re just now getting around to posting this week’s Weekly Wrap-Up for April 18 -24, 2015. Well, we have an excuse: the computer at HQ literally blew the hell up—true story! Anyway, that whole fiasco took some hours to remedy, but we’re solid now, so here we go:
Next up, a whole bunch of our homies are dropping a grip of new products for 2015 with Bustin releasing the new Maestro 5, Landyachtz dropped their whole 2015 board line-up, and our homies at Divine Wheel Co. just releasing an introduction video for their new Crucible race wheels. Not to mention the tasty new Arbor line-up of board for 2015, which also has a delectable new video feature.
In rider news, our buddy Brian “Chubbs” Cortright jacked his knee pretty bad in Texas recently at the Bayou Battle, and although he’s definitely healing, he’s racked up some serious hospital bills. That said, the homies are rallying together and have created a GoFundMe campaign to help a brother in need. Teamwork makes the dream work!
Video of the week 1: Classics: Mark Gonzales (Thrasher Magazine):
The events season is kicking-off huge with Bakersfield throwing down hard a few week’s back, Mt. Jefferson in North Carolina got wet ‘n wild last week, and Muir‘s Downhill Disco in San Diego the week before that. Plus, next weekend is the Riviera Skateboards’ Catalina Island Classic, then it’s Comet’s Ithaca Slide Jam after that (S.L.A.P. too! in ABQ, NM), and on the horizon we have the Maryhill FOS and Giants-Head Freeride sure to draw big crowds of DH rippers! Get a ride—get registered—get pitted!
Instagram pic of the week :
In general video news this week, we saw a couple edits that caught our attention. One was the recent Loaded Board trick tip for 360 flips on a longboard featuring Griffin Gravel. Not sure the need for a helmet on flat, but to each his own? Shit, have even suggested that you could die just walking around without a bulletproof vest in parts of the LBC. Better safe than sorry, right!
As you may or may not know, we don’t just longdonk and cruise, we ride all sorts of skateboards regardless of the size. Thusly, sometimes we find ourselves looking to a broad-range of rad sites to satiate such skatanic desires. One site we peep now and again is Jenkem, and they just posted a rad article about skaters they believe are disruption the status quo of the industry of skateboarding. We like when people do their own shit! Jenkem is def tradishboard-centric, but the general concept is over-arching. Worth a gander!
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