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The Power of Venice

You may have heard of a new documentary called "Made In Venice." Jesse Martinez is the man behind this project. Jesse has been a be driving force within skateboarding for decades. Through his actions, along with a number of extraordinarily passionate people,...

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Who is Sammy Jackson – Part 1

Ever heard of Sammy Jackson? Well, if you're involved with longboarding, you should be. He is, without a shadow of any doubt, THE BEST PASSIONATE PERSON OF LONGBOARDING ON EARTH! Don't believe me? It says so right at his site: The funny thing is, I can't...

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The Gun Buy Back

 Former pro skater Harvey Hawks spent 27 years in jail for 2nd degree murder. As he states - "the best atonement is a life well served." This child has gone from non-skater to skater in one small trade. It was Neil Carver, of Carver Skateboards who...

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No Skateboarders/No Sex Offenders Part #1

Douglas, Georgia is about 3 1/2 hours south of Atlanta. For the past 54 years, the town has put on a Christmas Parade. Nothing odd about that - many cities across North America do this. What I found most unusual about the City of Douglas was their rules and...

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Instagram/Magazine/Website Update

 First up, apologies to anyone who read my first post on Instagram yesterday. As my good friend Sean said, "it's not fully cooked." Actually, Sean didn't really say that, but it was the basic idea. There are so many things changing with Concrete Wave. A new...

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An Article Worth Recycling

It's been over 7 years since James sent Concrete Wave this piece on Skateboarding and Taoism. Take the time to read it. It's unique to CW...you won't find material like this in Transworld!  You can see the issue on line...

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From SkateBoarder to Action Now

 For most young skaters, the idea of a skateboard magazine including music, surfing, snowboarding and BMX doesn't seem like the craziest idea. But in 1980, readers of SkateBoarder Mag opened up the July issue to see this message inside:  The cover...

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Thank You Sally Ann Miller

Most people who skate nowadays probably have no idea just how close the US government came to shutting it down during the 1970's. Thanks to Sally Ann Miller, you still have the freedom to roll in the USA. And thanks to Jim Gray of the mighty Powerflex Wheels and...

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50 Miles on a Single Charge!

 Squishy 654 just completed a 50 Mile Electric Skateboard Ride, on one charge. You can see his previous video for more details on the electric skateboard he used. (below)   Squishy is going for 100 miles next. And as Mr. Squishy writes: "If...

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Loaded

 The Loaded Tarab is designed to push the boundaries of modern longboard dancing. Rocker, concave, symmetrical shape, kicktails, grab rails, and purposeful griptape and cork top combine to form an elegantly ergonomic platform for flowy footwork and the most...

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Stranger Things

Madrid has come up with a line skateboards based on the hit Netflix show Stranger Things. The graphics are perfect for Halloween. If you've never seen the series, at least you can own some awesome looking decks! Buy directly from...

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Ron Barbagallo, Rock Star

Chances are if you hang out on Facebook (which, to be honest, I am doing with less and less frequency these days) you might have run across a man named Ron Barbagallo. Ron is someone who I have known for well over 15 years. In fact, he was even an advertiser in...

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SKATE YOGI

Kevin Banahan is both a skate-boarder and a yogi. (The term “yogi” is yoga’s self-explanatory equivalent to the term “skater” in skateboarding for those unaware.)   In the fall of 2013, his desire to teach others the blissfulness of embracing...

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#Skatetofight

This year, #skatetofight Team Rider, Candy Dungan, shared her own sexual assault story in the pages of Concrete Wave. With folks like Harvey Weinstein on many people's minds, this is an important issue to cover. There is ONLY one skate magazine brave enough to...

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Artist Profile: Lewis Taylor

 If you were looking to find a Skatebird in their natural habitat, allow me to direct you to some things to keep an eye out for. First and foremost, you gotta keep watch for big yellow beaks on an otherwise human-looking face and body. Looking out for handrails...

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Guns and Skateboards

Like all of you, I am deeply shocked and saddened by the events that unfolded on Sunday night in Las Vegas. I was actually in Las Vegas on August 11th with my family and of course, we were right on the strip.  After the Sandy Hook massacre (2012), Neil...

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A Bittersweet September

September has been a rough month for a lot of folks. We lost the entire Silverfish site, including all the archives. The plug has been pulled and for many skaters, the loss of this site, strikes them at their core. There were MILLIONs of posts and a lot of great info....

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Morro Bay Skateboard Museum

   The story of how I discovered the Morro Bay Skateboarding Museum may be one of the most odd coincidences I’ve experienced in my skateboarding career, so far. Picture this: You're on a family vacation in California for first time, up in...

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Mellow Ditch Session

The Mellow team that makes the e-drive that turns any longboard into an electric skateboard headed to the infamous local ditch.  They brought a BBQ to relax with friends and see if they could ride an old spot in new ways.
 The crew met on an unusually...

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Forth Union

 The oceanside community of Asbury Park, New Jersey has endured a roller coaster of ups and downs in terms of development and prominence for the town’s economic and cultural livelihood over the past couple of centuries. Most strongly effected throughout this...

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Majer Skateboards

  To many in this complicated era of skateboarding we find ourselves in, technology and skateboarding are like oil and water. On one hand, the old school diehards and their loyal descendants seek to protect skateboarding subculture through an outspoken...

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Saturday Free For All

It's Saturday and the weather is in a fine mood. Let's hope the world won't end today as predicted here. If in fact, we do make it through the day/weekend, take a peek on some of these fascinating videos/links.  First up, Ellen Oneal is setting Reddit on...

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Thank You, Silverfish

The post from Malakai Kingston on Facebook yesterday has stirred up quite an outpouring of shock and support. Malakai, along with Erik Basil grew Silverfish into an incredible website that supported dozens of skate communities. It had fans that spanned the world and...

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Longboarding for Peace Hits Cornwall

What started as an idea between two friends became a very significant part of my life. It all started while I was at I <3 Downhill in Windham, NY and experienced the longboarding community in all it had to offer. People were friendly, supporting, and caring but...

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A Roll for Peace vs A Role for Peace

In one week, exactly on September 21st, the world will celebrate the International Day of Peace. I'd bet dollars to donuts that if you're reading this, you probably didn't know this fact. But I'd also bet that if you've been following our work with Roll for Peace, you...

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