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Longboarding for Peace Hits Cornwall

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

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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The Freestyle Report: August 2017

The Freestyle Report: August 2017

  The 20th Paderborn BBQ contest is now over. It's pretty rare to have a whole day dedicated to short shorts, headbands and tiny skateboards at a skatepark, but freestyle has been a part of the Paderborn contests since 2001, and the Germans absolutely LOVE...

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Artist Profile: Eric J. Eckert

Artist Profile: Eric J. Eckert

  If you think about it, skateboarding is like a maze a lot of the time. Right? You set out at a clear starting point. But to reach that coveted ending, is chaotic. From the literal twists and turns of our unsanctioned streets to the metaphorical dead...

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Artist Profile: Dustin Ammons

Artist Profile: Dustin Ammons

    The label of being a “skate rat” has been thrown around for years at the seemingly unproductive skateboarders of society. To most, the typical skate rat serves no purpose but to spend their weekdays patronizing the skatepark and their nights...

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Longboarding for Peace Goes to Jail in Mexico

Longboarding for Peace Goes to Jail in Mexico

Have you ever wonder what happens to kids that are too young to go to jail?  Located in the Mexican Caribe, near to the border of Belize theres a small city called Chetumal where The System for Integral Family Development (DIF for their spanish acronym)...

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My Time in Huntington Beach & Venice

My Time in Huntington Beach & Venice

As some of you may know, I am down here in California with my family. During this time, I get the opportunity to meet up with folks from the skate industry. As I am in transition from Publisher/Editor/chief bottle washer etc to just publisher, I still retain the...

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Several New Items of Note

Several New Items of Note

ALUMINATI Aluminati announces the addition of the Bullnose Deck to its line up. This is a 30” deck features 3/8 inch concave as well as channels to advance performance while maintaining strength, flexibility and uniqueness.  The Bullnose deck shape...

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Arbor Hits New Mexico

Arbor Hits New Mexico

A great road trip only happens when the destination is unforgettable and the journey is unpredictable. Arbor set out to skate some of the worlds best ditches. Along the way life provided memories that will last a lifetime.   We hope you’ll enjoy...

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Toronto Girl's Longboarding (FUBU)

Toronto Girl's Longboarding (FUBU)

Toronto Girls Longboarding’s FUBU (For Us By Us) is in its 6th year this August 26th and 27th! This annual skate event involves two days full of different skating activities and competitions, in which the  only participants are female (or identify with...

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King of Kings Gap

King of Kings Gap

The event that almost didn't happen was a huge success this past weekend with over 50 riders racing down the long scenic Kings Gap Road. Heats of 6 riders charged downhill while negotiating slippery roadconditions early in the morning which took out many...

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Made in Venice

Made in Venice

   While sitting in the office I get an email about the NYC  premiere of the Made in Venice movie.  Meeting Jesse and the director Jonathan Penson was a unique experience in itself as they turned out to be very passionate people who...

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The Return of Wizard Wheels

The Return of Wizard Wheels

One of the greatest things about running this magazine has been to see first hand how the  past catches up to the present. FORTY years ago, Wizard Wheels hit the skate scene and tons of kids just like me were enchanted by the prospects. The promise was...

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All in One

All in One

The other day I got an invitation for the All One launch party. I had heard about them and was eagerly waiting to find out what Rob Rodrigues of SURE Skateboard School  and Rodney Smith SHUT Skateboards  were working on. This is a big deal for our NYC...

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Artist Profile – JJ Hulsey

Artist Profile – JJ Hulsey

I'm J.J. Hulsey. I grew up in Detroit, MI. Green Bay, WI. And both sides of Kansas City.I create one of a kind artworks that are eye catching, fun, hand drawn/painted, and have more soul than Bobby Womack when he is lonely! (Ok, maybe I took that a little...

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Evening Music Break: American High

Evening Music Break: American High

   This week’s submission is American High, a group out of Sacramento, Ca. Their March 18th, 2017 release “Bones in the Attic, Flowers in the Basement” is a fluid and rhythmic trip. The production quality on this album is top-notch, having been...

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Bethlehem Longboard Jam 4

Bethlehem Longboard Jam 4

 The event was a success, everyone that attended had a great time and we expect to see them at future events this year.  Below is the recap for the event with video links and pictures attached... BoarderX Race:This year’s BoarderX Race was one of the...

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Texas Sizzler 14

Texas Sizzler 14

  In the backwaters around Houston TX, on a soapbox derby hill in Hockley, racers from all over the US and Canada gathered for the 14th annual Cold Fusion Sizzler hosted by the Texas Outlaws.  The Sizzler is a three day race, with disciplines of Tight,...

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Kebbek's Better Weather Tour

Kebbek's Better Weather Tour

Enjoy some optical euphoria as the Kebbek team hunts for steep roads, sunshine, bright starts and cold rivers in Austria. Featuring pro riders Emma Daigle, Juergen Gritzner, Isac Printz and flow rider Benjamin Sabol.     

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The Freestyle Report, July 2017

The Freestyle Report, July 2017

   Freestyle's had somewhat of a rough time since the early '90s. After being left for dead by the industry as a whole, it was revived by a few die-hard fanatics in the early 2000s. Ever since then, freestyle has largely been run by freestylers- as...

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The Mighty Mamas

The Mighty Mamas

You might have heard about the Mighty Mamas. They are a group of female skaters who embody the true stoke of skateboarding. Their love for skateboarding is truly infectious. This year, their Mighty Mama Skate-O-Rama was a tribute to Di Dootson Rose. Di was featured...

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The Editor Speaks: Let's Talk Shop

The Editor Speaks: Let's Talk Shop

 I've been on tour for the better part of the spring and summer. If you've been reading my monthly tour articles on the Concrete Wave website, then you've probably figured that one out already. One of the most fascinating, yet totally depressing set of...

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Skateboarding's First Coloring Book

Skateboarding's First Coloring Book

What is Skateboarding’s First Coloring Book All About? The story starts in California’s San Fernando Valley. Main characters: The brotherly duo of Gantry and Garrett Hill. The plot: Two 12 year old kids turn to skateboarding after getting fed up with...

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A New Chapter.

A New Chapter.

  As some of you may be aware, I have recently decided to turn the editorial reigns of the magazine over to Bud Stratford. You can learn a little bit more about this decision in the fine print of our Summer 2017 edition (you can read online for free...

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Rayne Joins Forces With Origin

Rayne Joins Forces With Origin

Rayne Longboards and Origin Distribution Partner for Manufacturing and Worldwide SalesSEATTLE, WA – June 26th, 2017:  Origin Distribution and Rayne Longboards are proud to announce a new agreement under which all Rayne products will be manufactured and...

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Kona 40th Anniversary Party!

Kona 40th Anniversary Party!

 Concrete Wave is heading down to the 40th anniversary party of the world-famous Kona Skatepark.We will have a full report in our September issue. Meanwhile, be sure to follow what we post on Instagram and Facebook. Jacksonville, here we come! Some awesome...

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The Collegiate Skate Tour Returns to NYC

The Collegiate Skate Tour Returns to NYC

Skateboarders generally aren’t seen by the public at large as “The College Types”. Being a skateboarder in college, I’m uniquely perturbed by this narrow-minded and short-sighted stereotype. So when I first sat down with Keegan Guizard, the founder of Collegiate Skate...

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Muun Modular Kit

Muun Modular Kit

Electric skateboards keep cropping up on our radar with increasing frequency. We met up with another electric skate company by the name of Muun in Vancouver last week. They have created a modular kit to get those with electric dreams pretty...

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Loaded Take on Paris

Loaded Take on Paris

While there might be big news regarding the Paris Accord, in the world of skateboarding, Loaded Boards and Paris Trucks are pleased to announce that Loaded has taken over global distribution for Paris Trucks. Loaded states they've had a strong friendship with...

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