Shred Palestine

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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 … Read more

MINT

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 … Read more

Resilience in Trying Times with Ben Hermans

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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 … Read more

In Design with Paul Kwon + Andrew Reynolds

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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 … Read more

Wet Hot Emerican Summer

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Words & Photography by Paige McBride Timebomb Distribution recently had the pleasure of hosting the Emerica and RVCA Canada team across Western Canada, and what a Wet Hot Emerican Summer it was indeed. I had the opportunity to catch up with the boys in Vancouver and Squamish; accompanied by my dear friend, Leica Mini II. … Read more

Copenhagen Open – Berlin

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From August 9-12, skateboarders from all parts of the world took Berlin by storm. It was an epic saga of top tier skateboarding, secret spot rushes, late nights at the club and canal-side partying. Copenhagen Open is much more than your standard and somewhat stale contest in a fluorescent-lit grey arena or warehouse. They’ve mastered … Read more

Just Cruise – Magenta Skateboards

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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 … Read more

Vans’ 2018 Authentic™ Chino Franchise is Built to Last

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​Two Fits with a Unique Combination of Stretch, Durability and Comfort for all-day Skateboarding Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, expands the Vans’ Authentic™ Chino franchise this spring, with new colorways in the Authentic™ Chino Stretch and Authentic™ Chino Pro. The classic chino pant emphasizes skateboarding performance innovation, featuring a comfortable fit … Read more

Chris Thiessen Interview

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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 … Read more