Sorry 90s hip hop reminiscers, this isn’t a rebirth of the classic hip hop group INI, but rather an innovative new company to crash the SW shelves. INI Cooperative is a leader and representer of unity and oneness. By focusing on the use of recycled and renewable resources in their products INI is creating functional apparel that speaks to a value system. Backed by a solid team including Mark Appleyard, David Gravette, Nick Trapesso, Jamie Tancowny, Sean Ross, Eli Anderson, Jamie Jacobson and JT Rhoades we know it’s a brand we can get behind as well.
Your boy David Gravette just dropped a new part to go along with the release of his new shoe from C1RCA, the Goliath. This is his first part since recovering from a shoulder surgery and “David & Goliath” doesn’t disappoint. You get what you’ve come to expect from a Gravette part: pure skate rat gnarly-ness, great song selection and awesome trick selection. Dude does it all, huge flat gaps, crazy transition, gnarly 50-50’s and a kinked rail in the rain. You know the Goliath’s are a solid shoe if they can withstand the abuse David puts them through.
Bones Wheels set the standard for skate urethane. Many skateboarders have sworn by Bones as their favorite wheels, hands down, for decades. They so rarely flatspot that you’ll often suspect they’re 90% urethane, 10% magic. Find out which Bones team riders ride which STF shapes and why.
This week’s SW Replay features David Gravette’s part from Transworld’s And Now.
“I picked this part ’cause the music kicks ass, Gravette’s the fucking man and I just like watching him skate.” – Adam Ottenberg