Chet Thomas discusses growing up in Huntington Beach CA, having a ho-ho battle with Guy Mariano, skating for Powell Peralta at age 15, acting in commercials, leaving Public Skateboards to skate for Santa Cruz then skating for Channel One, starting Darkstar Wheels, the first pro on Volcom, XYZ Platinum, getting on the A-Team, turning Darkstar into a board company, his Globe shoe the CT4, his role at Dwindle Distribution, his real estate business and much more!
Canada has a long and deep skate history. From Montreal to Vancouver skaters have been ripping up north since the beginning of time. This episode is NOT a history of the Canadian skate scene! This is a Loveletter to some of the many great Canadians who have killed it from the 70s to today. Watch this and then put your phone down and take a trip to Canada.
Leo reflects back on his first pro model shoe for Emerica from 2006, “The Leo” and discusses the new remastered classic version “The Americana”. “It’s a simple shoe with little hidden features. Keep everything simply and significant which I think is the best.” – Leo Romero Pick up a pair HERE.
We discuss Girl Skateboards “The Melbourne Identity”, Habitat “Control Room Ep2”, Nike SB | Nyjah’s Gnarliest Slams, Jamie Foy’s “306”, Nike SB | Trust Fall, “The Legend,” Mark Gonzales, David Gravette’s “Bronson” Part, Thomas Dritsas’ “Magarsh”, Pump On This! And much more!
Q&A is a chance to sit down with RVCA advocates & get a behind-the-scenes look into their lives. In this episode, Julian Davidson talks about what a typical day looks like, as well as getting sponsored by RVCA at a young age, traveling all over the world and recently moving to Costa Mesa, CA.
Reese Forbes discusses growing up in Gaithersberg MD, getting bro-flo from Chris Hall, getting on Goodtimes, riding for Element, filming for Eastern Exposure, Vita Footwear, riding for Quicksilver then becoming the TM, blowing out his knee, the Reese Forbes high ollie challenge, leaving Element for Rasa Libre, riding for Nike SB, getting free Jaguars for a year, skating for Commonwealth Stacks and much more!
Sammy Baptista discusses growing up in Santa Barbara CA, skating for Powell Peralta, getting on Shorty’s Skateboards, filming for “Fulfill The Dream”, going on tours with Chad Muska, tearing his ACL, turning pro after the Shorty’s video “How To Go Pro”, skating for Turf Skateboards, almost dying and suffered 3rd and 4th degree burns over his body from an accident, the dreams he had while in a coma for 16 days, being a new father and much more!
“Vert ramp contests…they were fun for a while and then they weren’t. So they went away.”—Jeff Grosso.
We discuss Active Ride Shop’s Go Skate Day, Nike SB | Polar Rico, Independent’s “2019 Rip Ride Rally”, Fact Brand’s “Cambryan Factory Sample”, Patti | Dear Stella, Nike SB | Stefan Janoski – For Daily Use | For Daily Use, Gage Boyle’s “Welcome to Spitfire”, Pizza Skateboards’ “Beaks”, Blips – Cover Version, Windsor James GoFund me, Jaws “STRFKR”, Justin Bishop’s “Ditch Your Vision” and much more!
All Indy Trucks are unique to each individual who puts them on a board, and nothing beats Grinding ’em Down to the axle… Dig in with David Gravette in this Installment of “My Indys”.
Leticia Bufoni discusses growing up in São Paulo Brazil, moving to California at age 14, filming for the Osiris video “Children Of The Revolution”, getting on Nike SB, turning pro for Plan B Skateboards, posing nude for the ESPN Body issue, getting knocked out at Street League, her fascination with skydiving, having a skatepark in her backyard, her “Push Part”, celebrating too soon at Street League, working out, the Olympics, filming for the Nike SB video “Gizmo” and much more!
In this VPS Rider Profile, Pedro Barros the boss of the Brazilian skate scene talks about the skaters that influenced him as well as the impact of the São Paulo Legacy Skatepark.