Gilbert Crockett has been one of my personal favorites for a while now. From his big-time debut in Ride the Sky to Mindfield to Bust Crew episodes and everything in between, Gilbert’s skating is always unique, powerful and more than impressive. If you haven’t checked out his part in Propeller yet, do yourself a favor and feast your eyeballs on that ASAP. Following up the release of Propeller, Vans is releasing some raw footage to give us a little extra taste; even an hour long film couldn’t contain all the radness of their team. First up in this series of extras is the Gilbert Crockett Propeller RAW FILES. Mind you this is NOT throwaway footage but unused footage that could have easily held it’s own in Propeller. If Gilbert’s part in Propeller only left you itching for more, today is your lucky day.
In a first-of-its-kind contest we have Red Bull Hart Lines, held at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit. The concept: two lanes to the finish with contestants judged not only on tricks, but also run time. Torey Pudwill, Ryan Sheckler, Ryan Decenzo, Leo Romero and more all put on a show- but in the end it was Curren Caples who walked away with the cash and a brand-new whip.
With his step up from amateur ripper to the pro ranks with Santa Cruz, there’s been no shortage of Josh Borden coverage recently. Josh skates with speed, style and power and rips transition of any size with ease. Don’t let his tranny prowess fool you though, Borden is a true all-terrain shredder. Streets, ditches, backyard ramps… You would be hard pressed to find a spot Josh Borden shy’s away from. Congrats Josh! The pro board is well-deserved. Sit back and behold, Josh Borden Born-N-Bred.
At long last, the Jazztato video is upon us. A quick fill in for those of you who don’t know, Jazztato is a collaborative effort between local SLO zine Jazzpush-Unearthed and their Long Beach associates, Potato. Featuring local rippers and many of our hometown spots, this video is a real pleasure to watch. Not only does it showcase unique talents and spots, the filming, editing and soundtrack are all on point. If you weren’t able to make it to the premiere, or if this is the first you’ve heard of Jazzpush, you gotta check it out here. We will post the parts as they come out, the Jazztato Intro should hold you over for now. Big ups to our boy Johnny Longsocks and the rest of the Jazztato crew!
Corey Glick chomps on rails and gaps as casually as you and I eat corn flakes in the morning. His skating is big, gnarly and fast; it’s no wonder he got the bump from Foundation flow to full-fledged am. In true Tum-Yeto fashion, this kid skates everything full-bore, full speed and no-holds-barred. Hold on to your face, it’s liable to be melted off.
If you ain’t backin’ Freddy, I ain’t backin’ you! Fred Gall is a real OG in the game and a living legend to those who know. Always found with a smile and a positive outlook, all skaters should be like Freddy. Get hyped then go buy Freddy’s OJ Wheels!