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.
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.
“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
“We met up with Jenn at the Griffith Park ditch in LA. When I first saw Jenn skate I was impressed with her smooth style, trick selection and the fact that she is always smiling and enjoying herself. I had never been on a street mission with her before so I knew the day was going to be a treat. After a few warm-up ollies into the bank, she started rifling off tricks into it. At the end of the session, I was blown away, not only by her skating but by her ability to stay calm, happy and laugh at herself even after a slam. Keep smiling Jenn the only way to go from here is UP! ” – Nate Alton, Thunder Team Manager.