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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, back…

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…

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 ti…

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…

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…

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 C…

You kids out there may not know the name but Richard Novak (and his partners Jay Shuirman and Doug Haut) literally created the skate industry that we know and love today. If it wasn't for these guys pouring their blood, sweat and tears into the early days of 1970s-80s skateboarding—you might be holding a scooter right…

We had the chance to sit down with Emmanuel Guzman for a quick list of questions. We talked Santa Cruz Skateboards history, new upcoming board graphics and what it's like to go from Local to Am to Pro in your own hometown. Check it out!

As part of our recent road trip to NHS Distribution we got a full walkthrough of the NHS Skate Museum and were guided by none other than CEO/President and former pro skateboarder, Bob Denike. There is so much history and so many artifacts on the walls of the NHS Skate Museum that even with all the informative captions…

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