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Seeking Shelter from Russia’s Winter with Absurd Skateboards

Story by Kirill Korobkov Photography by Barabakaa Two things Russia and Canada have in common are their vast lands and cold winters. Russia is the largest country in the world with Canada trailing shortly behind it. I don’t think I need to explain the feeling or what it means for skateboarding when winter begins in late October […]

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In the Square with Alexis Sablone

by Will Jivcoff in Interview When it comes to DIY spots, the aspect I appreciate most is going from concept to physical product. As a consequence of planning, likely skipping the permit process, mixing concrete and building it, getting to skate and share your creation is something very personal. When I came across Alexis’ new sculpture project […]

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Shred Palestine

Story by Maen Hammad Photography by Will Jivcoff It is not the number of skaters that makes what is happening here in Palestine truly remarkable, but rather, their trajectory. After a decade long hiatus in white-suburban America, I returned to my homeland in 2014 and was introduced to the skate scene in Palestine. I encountered—by chance—Palestine’s first skaters […]

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by Justin Bohl I often get asked how I came to be in the position of skate host and tour guide for people visiting Detroit. Regardless of how many times this question arises, I always struggle to answer. The role was never something I was seeking out or hoping to do. By chance, I ended up […]

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Resilience in Trying Times with Ben Hermans

By Will Jivcoff in Interview If you’ve traveled to a country where skateboarding has had limited exposure, there’s an unmistakable look on a local kid’s face when they borrow your board and discover the feeling of riding around for the first time. Ben Hermans is part of an international community of skatepark builders who recognize that look, […]

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In Design with Paul Kwon + Andrew Reynolds

It’s not difficult to understand why skateboards have remained roughly the same over the past 30+ years. Seven plies of maple and polyurethane just works. While they’ve come in various shapes, sizes and responded slightly different, they’ve stayed relatively unchanged through wild innovations like carbon ply inserts, wheels with air cores, rotating truck axles and […]

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Just Cruise – Magenta Skateboards

From Magenta Skateboards ‘Filmed over the course of a summer in Bordeaux & Paris by Sprinkles magician Zach Chamberlain, who made the trip alongside Ben Gore, Glen Fox, Jimmy Lannon, Zach Lyons, Koichiro Uehara, Carlos Young, Connor Kammerer, Takahiro Morita & plenty more friends from France and beyond. We all piled up in our small Bordeaux […]

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Chris Thiessen Interview

The rise of independent brands is bringing skating back to its roots as a subversive subculture. This transition has opened the industry’s doors to new board and shoe companies, turned low-key shredders into household names and ushered in a new era of film makers that have become their own brand – Chris Thiessen is one […]

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