Santa Cruz figured out a way to stop boards from chipping on the nose and tail, CCS knew they had to wear test that shit. CCS took a Santa Cruz board and a Powerply Santa Cruz board and hit the streets with Santa Cruz ams, Maurio McCoy and Henry Gartland to compare and contrast and see if Powerply made a difference. Spoiler alert… It did. Check the video then pick up one of these legendary Powerply’s today at CCS.com!
Brandon Westgate takes on the CCS 100 Ollie wear test with his new Pro Model shoe from New Balance Numeric.
Ever spent 2 hours on an elaborate grip job only to break your board on your first kickflip? Daniel has… Luckily he can’t stand to skate plain black grip so he will continue to churn out these amazing works of art! Learn a bit about his process and then grab some new sheets of grip at and dive in to a project of your own!
A pro Converse shoe could not have been given to a more deserving person so when CCS found out Louie Lopez was getting his own shoe, they had to make sure he did the wear testing. As it turns out 100 kickflips is really easy for someone as good as Louie and he blew our minds with how fast and well he did this. His shoe held up pretty damn good as well. Pick up a pair today at CCS.com!
When CCS texted Tony Hawk about doing 100 of a trick in his Lakai shoe, on VERT, he made sure to let them know that meant he had to hit almost 200 walls of his ramp in one session. Not skating vert, we didn’t really know what this meant. Apparently it’s like running a marathon just to hit 12 walls in one run, so it was a tall order. Thankfully, Tony is as pro as he was at 14 and banged them out for us with a smile! We couldn’t be more stoked to see the legend in one of CCS’s wear tests! See how his shoe held up and grab a pair at CCS.com today!
When Bones Wheels releases a new formula, you know it has to be good. With their Street Tech and Park Tech formula’s being some of the best in the world CCS wwas ready to hold Easy Street’s to a pretty high standard. The biggest question they had was if you soften up the super hard STF wheel, will you still get the same slide that you got before? The answer was clear once we got Bones rider and powerslide expert, Nate Greenwood on a set with the goal of sliding for 500 feet. See for yourself then pick up a set of Easy Street’s at CCS today!
Normally CCS rider, Zach “Ducky” Kovacs has a hard time not speaking, but the second they put a camera on him he clams right up. Luckily for all of us the camera doesn’t affect his kickflips. He was able to breeze through 100 of them in the newest TNT model from Vans, the Advanced Prototype. Having two pins in his hand and a near broken toe didn’t even slow him down. See how they held up and then grab your own pair at CCS.com!
“Ever since we started doing these 100 Kickflip videos we’ve had a ton of people asking to do their own so we partnered with Nike SB to offer someone that very chance! Out of 1300 people tagging their best kickflips on Instagram it was Trevor McCune of Bakersfield CA who took the top prize. We flew Trevor up to Portland so he could do his very own 100 Kickflip challenge at the Nike SB park with Bobby Worrest in a new NBA edition Bruin shoe. It turns out he’s really, really good so this was not that hard for him… Check out the Bruin low as well as a ton of other Nike SB product at CCS now, and MAJOR congrats to Trevor for blowing our minds!” – CCS
“A couple years ago we had the terrible idea to put our entire warehouse in some Stance socks and see how a session on our slippery ass floor would go. The footage got lost in someone’s hard drive, and recently we stumbled upon all of it! Luckily no one died, and to be honest the socks held up pretty well. We don’t recommend skating with out shoes, however if you have too, Stance would be a good choice. It would also be a good choice to just buy some to wear in your shoes.” – CCS
The format is as old as time. You find a great sage, and allow the general public to flood them with on how to ease their troubled minds. Then the sage imparts their wisdom and people’s lives are fixed forever. Well our sage is none other than skateboarding legend, Elissa Steamer and CCS’s Instagram followers unloaded all their issues on her for our first episode of “Ask Elissa”! This is all in honor of CCS launching our first line of Elissa’s brand, Gnar Hunters. So learn something from Elissa, and then check out all the rad Gnar Hunters stuff that’s on CCS right now!
CCS stopped by the Nike SB X Diamond Dunk pop up shop in downtown L.A. tonight with Steezus Christ to get all the info on their newest collab. CCS spoke with Diamond head honcho, Nick Tershay about the inspiration behind the shoe as well as pricing and release info at CCS.com. Their gonna go quick so make sure to get there while you can!
If you’re not familiar with Clear Weather, they are a newer footwear brand that created some really unique skate shoes based on the idea of having suede where you need it. Their canvas uppers have a single piece of suede in the spot where you put all the wear on your shoe which gives a unique look and feel to a classic skate silhouette. CCS had their team rider Matt Barnette put their high top shoe, The Jeffrey, to the 100 Kickflip test and it did pretty damn well. Check out our selection of Clear Weather at CCS.com!