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This month, the SW Aux Cord got passed to Griffin Chiou. Griffin writes the majority of material you read here on our blog (assuming you’re cool enough to lurk here ;), and does a damn-good job doing it. Outside of work, Griff is regularly skating and he’s a true good-time-having man. You can hear it in the jams he sel…

Expedition pro rider, brand manager and creative director Rob Welsh came by SW to check out the shop and hang out. Not wanting to miss a great opportunity, I sat down with Rob to pick his brain. What was set out to be a couple short questions turned into an in-depth, hour long conversation. Rob and I talked about Pier…

We've all had that moment before. Right after a good slam the thought runs through your head, "I'm done with this shit!" This thought is quickly replaced by, "I'm gettin' it, right here!" Well, you shoulda stuck with your first instinct. How old are you? 14? 19? 24? You're too old for skating! Time to put the toys away…

When we heard about the new bearing brand Bronson Speed Co. we had to get our hands on a few sets and put 'em to the test. Bronson claims high performance advancements and top level manufacturing, and has the evidence to prove it. While NHS went through rigorous research and development before putting their new bearing…

If you're looking to spice up your transitions game, the backside Smith grind is great all-purpose seasoning. Mini ramps, pools, vert walls and anything else with coping is a perfect candidate for this trick. Read on for a step-by-step guide on how to backside smith grind, then peep the video for a closer look.

We headed up to the Cliché Gypsy Life premiere and realized everyone going with us was either too fat, too dad or too hip to get any tricks. So, we decided to bring SW resident ripper Alex Knight to take care of business. Hangovers, heat and limited time couldn't slow him down and tricks were stacked. Enjoy!

In this cruel world, there are some questions that should not be answered. Who shot JFK? Was 9/11 an inside job? Where is Waldo? Will the Real Slim Shady please stand up? I do not have any of the answers to any of these questions but one question that’s been on everyone’s mind is, what is The Waffle House? That my frie…

Sure, a few weeks out of the year we perform at hyper-dimensional speeds in a magical workshop owned by a bearded superhero with the ability to command flying caribou and shapeshift his way into millions of houses in a single night without being charged for breaking and entering. I'll admit that's a bit unusual—but lot…

Wreck Wheels just hit Skate Warehouse! We put their exclusive Ruin Formula through our own tests by throwing them under the heavy pressure of the SW Crew. Johnny, Cole, Zach, Griff, Adam and Nate all took to the terra firma on fresh sets of Wreck and returned home with some solid feedback on the new cuts. Check it!

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