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SANTA CRUZ RELEASES ALL-GENDER COLLECTION

We have been DIYing non-gender clothing for decades, and Santa Cruz is one of the first large companies to catch on. But it won’t be the last. Hiring Alex White, who no doubt pulled for this, was possibly the smartest business decision a skate company has made in history.

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Krux Trucks Drops Nora Vasconcellos’s New Signature K5

Nora lives it up under the Maui sun with her signature Pro K5* Krux Truck featuring an updated hanger with stronger axles, new baseplate designs, a new pivot cup shape and new quicker turning geometry that delivers the “PUR-FECT TURN”. All of that with Nora’s original artwork, the Nora Triangles Truck gonna make you catch the island vibes this summer.

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SLAM CITY JAM LADIES STREET CONTEST, 2003

Migz filmed this almost 20 years ago and Priest recently dug it out of the dusty DVAULT, and edited it into this lively slice of herstory, starring Amy Caron, Vanessa Torres, Alex White, Monica Shaw, Jesse Van Roechoudt, Lauren Mollica, Lauren Perkins, Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins and Farrah O’Brien. Musical stylings by Shoebox Jones.

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AMBER GEDMAN SENDS IT

Amber Gedman’s here trying to tell me that her signature trick is a nose grind front shuv, but after watching her manual an entire block of N. 3rd Street outside KCDC Skateshop in Brooklyn back in 2019 I’m calling her out on that. Either way, Amber’s a versatile skater who’s been ripping under the radar for years. And that fact cannot be disputed.

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KRISTIN EBELING TAKES TM JOB AT KRUX

KRUX Brand Manager Alex White just wrapped up the work week with a major email mic drop, announcing she has hired Kristin Ebeling as Team Manager. Alex has been on the grind over at NHS for the last year, building the KRUX team into one of the most diverse, talented groups in skateboarding. With the addition of KEBS, there is no doubt KRUX is the cream that will continue rising to the top.

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A True Skate RATaiczak!

Free of the restrictive limitations of space and time, Gabs could be competing for the gold on the vert ramp at Slam City Jam in 2002 alongside female legends like Jodi McDonald, Cara-Beth Burnside and Jen O’Brien.

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MAY GODDESS HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOULS; It’s the WBATB Final!

The original four headed for the semi-finals were Christiana Means, Sammaria Brevard, Lacey Baker and Candy Jacobs. Sadly Portland’s hometown hero, Christiana, had to forfeit her spot because of an Olympic team commitment in the Philippines. So previous challengers Monica Torres and Chelsea Castro staged a “redemption round,” with Torres ultimately earning her spot in the final four.

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REVIEW: Vent City Podcast #10 How to Skate While Also Being Terrified of Eating Shit

In this episode of the Vent City the authors & hosts deliberate on the trailblazing “Coping with Creeps” article. The discussion starts at about the 8:25 mark but go ahead and listen to the whole thing, this podcast is pretty legit. As someone who probably wouldn’t pursue a podcast featuring dudes talking about skateboarding, originally I tuned in only because I knew Alex and Kristin were featured in an earlier episode. Since, I’ve became pleasantly surprised by the insightful commentary of Ryan Lay, Kyle Beachy and two guys named Ted; Schmitz and Barrow. 

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