MOUNTAIN DEW® pro skateboarders Sean Malto and Curren Caples head north to Montréal to check out the French culture, ride the most iconic skate spots, snap photos, tell jokes and teach each other a thing or two about transitions. From epic street spots to DIY parks to backyard pools, these two friends have a damn good time working together to creatively expand their transitions skillsets. Video by Ryan Lovell. Photography by Atiba Jefferson.
Upon entering Dew Tour Long Beach, we ran into Mountain Dew rider Jordan Maxham and seized the opportunity to get the rundown on his skate setup. Jordan’s skateboard is an extension of his eccentric style. He rocks an 8.5-inch Blind skateboard infused with impact plus, cheetah print Grizzly Griptape for flair, and to our surprise mix matched Royal trucks. Get the full scoop in Jordan’s Setups video above.
In this version of Head 2 Head, we look at frontside invert. A forgotten sector in vert skating is the handplant, which requires strength and nimbleness to execute. Check out the flying Hawaiian Heimana Reynolds Vs. hesh ripper Erick Winkowski perform two different inverts with two different styles. Leave us a comment below and let us know which invert you like the best.
Welcome back to Head 2 Head and in this segment, we have Mason Silva Vs. Maurice Jordan performing a hardflip. Known for delivering raw power Mason flicks his hardflip making it rotate in a vertical fashion between the legs. On the other hand, Maurice spins his off axis but none the less gets his board back to his feet for a mid-air catch. Leave a comment below and let us know who’s hardflip you like the best.
Reigning Pro Park champion Cory Juneau defends his title at Dew Tour 2018. Of course, all his runs brought heat and featured his signature crowd pleaser, frontside boardslide through the corner. Relive all of Cory’s bangers in his best of video above.
All attention is focused on Oskar Rozenberg when he’s teed up to drop in. Oskar is one of our favorite skaters to watch because of his lofty style and incredible speed carried out through his entire run. Feast your eyes on the best of second place Pro Park winner Oskar Rozenberg!
2017 Pro Street champion Kelvin Hoefler returned to Dew Tour Long Beach in defense of his Pro Street title. Although Hoefler made it into the finals and put down a solid run, he ended up taking home third place. None the less, peep his best moves that earned a spot on the podium.
In this episode of Head 2 Head, we examine two fakie flips down the gap section from Chris Joslin and Ryan Decenzo. First up, Joslin stomps on his board after flicking a fakie flip and giving it a shifty for added flair. Meanwhile, Decenzo gets right to business with a textbook style fakie flip with ease. You be the judge and leave a comment below on who’s you like the best!
Reigning Team Challenge champions Blind skateboards take top honors for their third year in a row. Trey Wood, Micky Papa, Yuto Horigome, and TJ Rogers filled up this year’s team roaster to defend their title. Peep the best of Blind Skateboards from the 2018 TransWorld SKATEboarding team challenge.
Element skateboards landed themselves second place finish with a single point difference from third place winners Plan B. It all came down to the gap section where Mason Silva pulled his weight and them some winning the gap section overall. Moreover, with the help of team mates Kevin Kowalski, Chris Colbourn, and Dominick Walker along with team support from Chad Muska and Bam Margera, failure wasn’t an option. Check out the best of Element Skateboards in the highlight video above!
What better way to show off team spirit? Do it like Plan B and lace up the whole squad in matching team jerseys. Notably, team riders Alex Sorgente, Trevor McClung, Felipe Gustavo, and Chris Joslin take home third-place in the TransWorld SKATEboarding Team Challenge. Check out Plan B’s team riders best moves as seen above.
One of skateboarding’s most renowned female skaters is Leticia Bufoni. After relocating from Brazil to L.A. at the age of 14 to pursue a career in skateboarding, nothing has stopped her from coming up. To assist future riders Bufoni give you a glance into her Plan B Skateboard, Venture Trucks, Bone Wheels and more.