Growing up in a small town in New Jersey, Ronnie Kessner was set to head to Chiropractic school when he decided to take the window skateboarding offered. Fast forward to now and he’s riding for Shane O’neill’s company, April, and working on his own album. A while back Thunder visited Ronnie to get a look into his process for making music and hear what he’s working on next.
“Davis looks so solid on a board, always keeping it clean with power and a seemingly ambidextrous bag of tricks. Davis continues to be a favorite of ours in the streets and in the van. We’re all hoping we can get back out soon. Stay Safe out there, everyone.” – Nate Alton, Thunder Team Manager.
“Skating with Dan is unreal. Beyond the obvious fact that he can’t see the spot, his dedication to get tricks no matter how easy or hard they come is truly something else. He just never gives up even when it gets too dark to film; he will just keep going until he gets it. Always a pleasure having him in the van with the crew! “ – Nate Alton, Thunder Team Manager.
“Hailing from the great Northwest Cody destroys transition with an unparalleled technical assault. Check out what one afternoon at the skatepark looks like and see for yourself.” – Nate Alton, Thunder Team Manager.
The best plan is no plan. Round up a crew, load the van, skate all day. A few months back, Tyson Peterson, Frankie Heck, and Christian Henry hit up the Firestone Ditch for a session and a day of shooting photos with Gabe Morford.
Sometimes ditch days are all you need. Here’s to hoping we can all get back to days like these soon. Stay safe out there.
Mixing power and finesse with a deep back of tricks, Patrick Zentgraf takes on everything from tech ledge lines to back-alley bars for the newest Knows video.
The Welcome Madrid crew runs deep and didn’t hold back when it came time to put together a video for the release of their new Thunder X Welcome Madrid Trucks. It’s guaranteed to make you want to grab your crew and go skate. Featuring Felipe Bartolome, Rafa Cort, Sebas Garcia, Ben Skrzypek, Borja Santiago, Pablo Garcia, Comi, Marco Rivera, Jamal Farruk, Issa Moujadami and Juan Algora.
“It’s always rad showing people around the Bay for their first time. I love to see others skate the city in their own unique way. Marcus totally brought his own style and finesse. From skating legendary spots, to getting food poisoning from liquor store burgers, Marcus definitely took advantage of what the Bay Area had to offer. Vibe Check!” – Anthony Lopez
Marcus Shaw spent a few weeks visiting the Bay Area for the first time. We caught up for a day of skating the East Bay and to hear about growing up in Scotland/Norway, and filming a Thunder part while in town. Stay tuned for Marcus’s ‘Norway To The Bay’ part releasing Thursday 1/23 on Thunder’s Website.
Franky Villani mixes it up with rails and a massive five-block for his new self drawn Stamped 149 Pro Editions with 8.5″ axles. Available now in skate shops worldwide.
“Sunday Hardware is a skater owned brand out of Sydney, Australia started by our good friend George Kousoulis. We have been fans of Sunday for a while now, and the reasons are pretty obvious… just look at their pro line up… Jake Hayes, Dane Burman, Gabriel Summers, Dean Palmer, and Chima Ferguson… they all ride for Thunder!
Chima and I had chatted about doing a Sunday x Thunder collab a few times, and we finally got around to making it happen. George handled the camera and edit, in between shifts at Lodown Skate Shop, and the crew went to work on their favorite Aussie spots. These boys put a lot into filming for this video, so enjoy!
Since Sunday Hardware is only available at skate shops in Australia, at least for the time being, we felt it only fitting that the New Thunder X Sunday Hardware LTD Collection should be an Australia only release as well. Cheers!” – Christian Alexander (Thunder Brand Manager)
“Jack has so much control on a board. He can flip in and out of pretty much any ledge, rail, or transition trick he tries. We spent an afternoon skating his local ledge spot and captured a small fraction of his capabilities for your viewing pleasure.” – Nate Alton, Thunder Team Manager