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Words and Photos by Daniel Fedkenheuer Working at a skate shop in Southern California is an experience that truly makes a person realize how much of an epicenter the area is for skateboarding and longboarding. The amount of figures in the industry that flock to Los...read more
From The [cw] Community: Thanks to Nate Braks for submitting an awesome review of the Clear Zombie Hawgs wheels with some buttery slides from Boardworks Tech Shop team rider Ben Bartlett. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDbD__mzCM0 Boardworks Tech Shop...read more
Well, we're back from Hiatus! We've been in the lab, not so much with a pen and a pad, but with some good things cooking, and some major changes coming up (stay tuned for an upcoming post). But, until then we have an awesome new addition to...read more
For those lucky skaters who visit Venice, your journey there would not be complete without stopping by the City's incredible skatepark. It was skate legend Jesse Martinez who led the charge to get the park built. His tenacity and pure stoke for skateboarding...read more
Sure, the press release was written in German, but the photos are understood in ANY language. The Swiss love their pumptracks and the Pump King Challenge is coming up fast! Here's a great video they've put together to announce this year's tour....read more
Last week I received one of the most distressing texts ever. It was sent by Dan Gesmer, founder of Seismic and he gave me the tragic news that Candy Dungan, our associate editor had hit the guardrail during a run in Colorado Springs. I called Dan immediately and found...read more
A few weeks ago we did a story on what to look for (and to avoid) when it comes to choosing a woodshop. We know there are many folks out there who are very interested in starting up their own deck company. We heard from Mike Mahoney of Savvy Cycles and founder of...read more
The 11th annual Swap Meet held at Roarockit is coming up fast. #SWAP11 happens on Sunday April 8, same place, same time as always. For those who don't know the exact address, it's 880 Millwood Avenue in Toronto. Temperatures are slowly warming up here Hogtown. The fun...read more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqftlcZ_fX4 So.. You Can Longboard Dance? 2018 Worldcup Longboard Freestyle and Dance (flatland disciplines) 6th edition APRIL 21st and 22nd 2018 Klokgebouw Eindhoven The Netherlands competitions. Entry is free for spectators. Bianca...read more
This Saturday, in MORRO BAY, California, the world premier of Virgin Blacktop will take place. Thanks to the work of Charlie Samuels, this 23-years-in-the-making film will finally be unleashed formally to the world. This is not to say that it hasn't been seen. It has...read more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq9PUctKQD4 I've met a number of freestyle skaters from Brazil. These include Per Cangru and Ernani “Tai Tai” Craveiro. But what I've never seen is a combination of freestyle AND tattoos! Quite amazing! ...read more
You gotta take a peek at Nyjah's new nike sb part, " 'Til Death ". Face. Melted. https://youtu.be/XBgbBrxj2to Also full thread in the forum for this vid here:...read more
Today is March 8th. it's International Women's Day. Did you know that? The truth is my wife reminded me - but I thought it was on the 11th. Turns out that is the day many folks are gathering this weekend for rallies. By a strange coincidence, March 11 is my mom's...read more
A quick glance over at Amazon USA and you can get into a longboard for $29.99 YIKES! (just kidding about the roll over image part!) And here's something else to consider - FREE SHIPPING How the F**K does this even work? Shipping has to cost something. A big box like...read more
Greetings all, This newsletter is about what to look for in a woodshop. And we have a hard hitting interview with a manager of an established woodshop. The truth is that skateboarding is awesome. The real truth is that starting a skate company and working with a...read more
I had an opportunity to meet up with Saskia at Shred Expo in February. At 21, she's on her way to making a serious name in long distance. We wanted to share her insights. What is your skate background? My skating started when I was about 5 years old. I was always on...read more
by Daniel Fedkenheuer In the midst of a Winter Olympics where half of NBC’s viewership delight in the ways in which they have painted gold-medal winner, Shaun White, as an American hero and the other half scold the “lone wolf” for selfishly abandoning the...read more
Yesterday I received a call from my friend Chris Koch. He lives in Alberta and works on his farm. Chris loves skateboarding in a big way. We met a few years ago on Facebook. He enters marathons on his skateboard. Below is his logo for his motivational company If I...read more
A few things you should know about Bud Stratford. He's known to have gulped over 10 Cokes a day. He smokes clove cigarettes. And Bud loves skateboarding and has done so for over 30 years. He also is a prolific writer and influential thinker within skateboarding. He's...read more
Spotted this yesterday inside the letters section of Thrasher. George Orwell is probably rolling in his grave. If you don't want to read the entire letter, here are two wildly off base points: "There wasn't a real following for longboarding until about five years ago....read more
SECTION A - Welcome To the Truth & Real Truth - Introductions Not Really Necessary, But Here They Are Anyway I started up the Skategeezer Homepage in 1995. A few of you reading this were there when the NCSDA started. A few others might recall when Silverfish started. ...read more
We had a chance to meet up with Edward Cordero, the head of Ahmyo Wheels. Ahmyo Wheels…that is a unique name – what is the meaning of it? AHMYO is a vibration, like Om. And it means Absolute and Complete Trust In Self There is a great deal of spiritual signs and...read more
By Daniel Fedkenheuer Every time the skateboarding world sees a new video clip of Aaron “Jaws” Homoki plummeting off another mind-numbingly high roof or of Shane O’Neill effortlessly throwing down a video game-like NBD, the generally accepted boundary for human...read more
Long time readers of CW Mag will recall our Noteworthy column. Now that we've slightly changed the format of the magazine, we no longer have this feature. The truth is that we welcome your products to be showcased here on our site. But, we will let the court of public...read more
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