Uprise Skate Shop has been serving as an anchor for the Chicago skateboarding scene for over twenty years, this is the story of how and why they do what they do. Featuring Zion Wright, Robbie Brockel, Willy Lara, Ben Otting, Marcus Sarsycki, Dylan Luloff, Kevin “Spaz” Kuczkowski and Zach Bauman.
The Vans Skate Team set off the first stop of the Summer 2016 Vans Pro Skate Tour with a heavy session for legendary Uprise Skateshop on “Chicago’s front yard” at Grant Park. Johnny Layton sparked things up to prove, in the words of Thrasher Magazine’s Michael Burnett, “God damn right he’s still got it.” From there, our crew systemically dismantled the park with a barrage of bangers for the delight of a rabid crowd of Chi-Town locals, out-of-towners and even Corey Glick’s grandparents. Next stop, Westside Skateshop in Lakewood, Ohio.