In this Setups video, we hear from USA Skateboarding national team member Dashawn Jordan. As the latest addition to the Toy Machine roster, Dashawn breaks down the size, shape, and specs of his new team board, truck size and bushing tuning preference, wheel sizes, and bearings. He even gave us a closer look at a new Nike SB Dunk shoe that has yet to be released.
Growing up on the North Shore of O’ahu, Jordyn Barratt was naturally drawn to surfing, but the passion just wasn’t there for her. Instead, she found her passion in skateboarding. Drawing inspiration from ‘80’s skate style, and the skaters who lived it, Jordyn watched those old videos until the VHS was worn out. Now, she often finds herself recreating the tricks from those same during her competition runs. Lately, as a part of Team USA, she’s training harder than ever but still keeping her focus on the most important aspect of skating: having fun.
Foooour Wheels Live! The only game show where skateboarding makes cents.
Foooour Wheels Live! The only game show where skateboarding makes cents. Hosted by Erik Bragg.
Ever wonder what life could have been like as sponsored skateboarder, surfer, and an Olympic hopeful all before the age of 15? We get a glimpse of all that and more with 12-year old phenom Sky Brown as she brings us along on a schedule-packed day. Sky and her brother, Ocean, kick things off in Oceanside, California, with a surf session, followed by a homemade breakfast. Then it’s on to knocking out a training exercise and online schoolwork. They finish the day with more skateboarding and even a surprise appearance by legendary skater Christian Hosoi.
“Simple Session 2020 was INSANE! We haven’t been to a contest with this many crazy party’s, skating, and all-around madness! We can’t wait for the 2021 edition. Thanks, Simple Session for this amazing weekend!” – Flatspot Magazine
The ‘Versus’ series is back with an ‘east meets west’ episode featuring Florida’s own Dustin Eggeling versus LA transplant Trevor Thompson. WKND versus Hopps! Mustache versus Mullet! Dustin had this game locked down until a random skate homie stumbled on the session and started throwing off Dustin’s mojo. Did he pull it together at the last minute? You’ll have to watch to find out!
LAST Trip Before Lockdown: Maurio, Asta, Knibbs, Winky, Fabi, & Braun in FL | Santa Cruz Skateboards
Hop in the van and join Maurio McCoy, Tom Asta, Kevin Braun, Erick Winkowski & Fabiana Delfino as the gang heads to Tampa Florida for what would become Jereme Knibbs’ Pro Surprise. Whats next? Tampa Pro, of course! The crew holds it down at SPoT during the contest madness before heading to Lot 11 Skatepark in Miami for a much mellower session. Once the warm up session is crossed off the list, its straight to the streets to film for TTEv5! This was the last trip Santa Cruz took before the world locked down, so you definitely WON’T want to miss this one!
With the World Tour still on hold, SLS decided to throw another informal event with a twist. The format is familiar, the rules are loose, the skaters are hand picked, and the location is private, as Volcom opens up their private skatepark for 10 of the world’s best skaters to go head-to-head for unregulated glory in becoming the next SLS Unsanctioned Champion. THE SKATERS: Dashawn Jordan, Mason Silva, Louie Lopez, Aurelien Giraud, Chris Joslin, Taylor Kirby, Ishod Wair, Tom Asta, Milton Martinez and Elijah Berle. THE JUDGES: Paul Rodriguez, Torey Pudwill and Kelly Hart.
Flashback to April 21, 2013. On day four, Brazil’s Leticia Bufoni stepped up her game on the final run to secure her first gold medal in a buzzer-beater over Leo Baker.
“I’m so f—-ing happy,” said Bufoni right after the win on Sunday, posting a 87.33. “I’m so stoked! I mean… I’m just so stoked.” If you were there, this was one Women’s Skateboard Street comp to remember, and in case you missed it, enjoy this trip down memory lane!
Flashback to April 20, 2013. X Games has gone global and after winter stops in Aspen and Tignes, we dipped down to Brazil for X Games Foz do Iguaçu 2013. On day three, Nyjah Huston was already doing Nyjah Huston stuff. He won qualifiers, then then beat out Sean Malto and Torey Pudwill to reclaim the gold in the finals.
“Going into the first [Street League stop] I always want to win it so bad, and I feel like I’ve got so much pressure on myself,” Huston said. “So winning the first one is always the best thing for me.”
Final score notwithstanding, Huston did not dominate the battle: Chaz Ortiz led after the flow section of the competition, thanks to a run that included a crooked grind to nollie flip out, putting him ahead of local favorite Luan Oliveira, Pudwill, and Huston. Oliveira owned the next portion of the contest, rocking the yellow and green jersey of Brazil’s national soccer team to the delight of his home crowd and winning the control section with the highest scoring single run of the day, thanks to a nollie hardflip noseslide to shove-it out. At 9.7 it was the second highest-scoring trick in Street League history and put him in the overall lead ahead of Ortiz and Huston.
If you were there, this was one Street League comp to remember, and in case you missed it, enjoy this trip down memory lane!
Currently, the only member of the USA Skateboarding Olympic National Team who is a double threat in both park and street skateboarding is Jagger Eaton. Initially setting his focus on competitive park skateboarding at a young age, Jagger gradually made his way onto the street course and eventually won the coveted Tampa Pro competition in 2018. Get the full scoop on Jagger’s skateboard setup as he goes into detail on his street board size, trucks, and wheels, along with the different sizes he switches it up to when skating park.