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.
If you thought the first three parts of the Indy F#ck the Rest Northwest tour were gnarly, wait till you get a load of this. These dudes tackle some of the gnarliest terrain and make it look like an everyday walk in the park. Ben Raybourn, Willis Kimbel, Frank Shaw, Taylor Bingaman and more make it look easy and light the stoke all at once. Here it is, the final installment of the Indy F#ck the Rest Northwest Tour!
In the third installment of the Indy F#ck the Rest Northwest Tour, the crew is joined by Taylor Bingaman and Omar Hassan for some more all-out destruction. These dudes really know how to rip it up and if you thought Willis Kimbel was just a tranny skater — think again! From the parks to the streets these dudes prove time and time again why they roll with the elite Independent team.
The boys are back in town! The saga continues in the Indy F#ck the Rest Northwest Tour and it only gets gnarlier from here. Kimbel, Stearns, Guzman, Beres and Borden all keep the fire alive and shred some radical DIY ‘crete. These places are the spots of dreams and to see Independent‘s top notch crew of rippers tear it down is nothing but a pleasure. You can almost feel the crust and you can definitely feel the stoke.
With some of the gnarliest dudes to ride the curved ‘crete on their roster, Independent stacks a heavy crew. So, as expected, the Indy F#ck the Rest Northwest tour was no slouch. Raney Beres, Willis Kimbel, Emmanuel Guzman, Josh Borden, Dolan Stearns and Kevin Kowalski all tore it up and left nothing but crushed blocks and dropped jaws in their wake.
During our recent excursion to Santa Cruz we got an inside look at the NHS Research & Development Lab led by none other than head skate scientist Tim Piumarta. If you haven’t seen or read Part 1 of this article, be sure to go back and check that out! Watch, read and learn how hardgoods are rigorously tested for Santa Cruz, Flip, Creature, Ricta, Independent, MOB Grip, Krux, OJ and the rest of the NHS brand family.