Round Trip: Jimmy Wilkins & Crew – Thunder Trucks

No contests, no deadlines, just a few spot pins, and a loose plan to skate them with the crew. Jimmy Wilkins, Shea Donavan and Archer Braun let us jump in their truck for a trip starting in the full pipe at Baldy and ending with a camp out on a vert ramp in the jungle. Turns out, no matter what you’re skating the plan remains, skate with your friends, good times will follow.

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WALKER RYAN: THUNDER TRUCKS

“I’ve known Walker since we were kids and have been lucky enough to see his journey in skating through the years. Whether it’s a big gap, a manny pad, or a quarter pipe, Walker attacks it with his effortless and ambidextrous approach to skating. Off the board, he’s one of the smartest and nicest guys you’ll ever meet. Big love Walker! ” – Nate Alton, Thunder Team Manager

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Setups: Dominick Walker’s Element Skateboard, Thunder Trucks, Spitfire Wheels, & More

In this detailed installment of Setups, we get all the way down to the quarter-inch of hardware and the 100th decimal point on Dominick Walker’s skateboard gear. Dominick breaks down his preferred nose and tail shape, the new inverted kingpin style trucks he’s grinding, and the shoes you can catch him rocking while on and off his board.

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RONNIE KESSNER – LINER NOTES – THUNDER TRUCKS

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.

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DAVIS TORGERSON : THUNDER TRUCKS

“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.

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DAN MANCINA : THUNDER TRUCKS

“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.

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THUNDER TRUCKS : DITCH DAYS

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.

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