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damn am breakdown

10.26.2005 //

What is it? It’s an amateur street skateboarding contest for factory sponsored ams only. You can also qualify for Tampa Am if you rip hard enough. Whats up with the live webcast? The live webcast will be on for all heats, Friday-Sunday. You can email comments to Brian, Rob, Scotty the body, Clements and the […]


Zered Bassett

10.17.2005 //

Zered Bassett Photo-Colen You’ve been a busy guy lately. How has you’re life changed in the last 2 years? Well (I’m) just traveling a lot. I dislocated my ankle almost a year ago it was my first major injury. Its taking a bit longer than I expected but its almost 100 percent. Other than that, […]


Skate Anatomy: Shiloh

10.14.2005 //

Skate Anatomy Shiloh Greathouse Words: Alex Klein LEFT SIDE Crushed Foot When we were young, my friends and I were trying to tip over a solid cement picnic table so we could do boardslides on it. I jumped off it, and it flipped over and smashed down on my foot. Holy Shin! I was bombing […]

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Question Authority: Cole and Busenitz

10.13.2005 //

Question Authority Dennis Busenitz First off, congratulations on winning the Tampa Pro. I live on the prairies, and there are no hills. I’m going to SF with my parents on vacation soon. I really want to skate hills, but it kinda freaks me out. What was the first real hill you bombed? Did it freak […]


Olly Todd

10.12.2005 //

“Begs To Dhoot” Words: Alex Klein Photos: Dominic Marley Olly Todd’s life has picked up quite a bit in the past year. One minute he was working in a skateshop, then, literally the next minute (well, perhaps figuratively), he was off to Japan, shooting the cover of a magazine as the newest pro for the […]


The List: College, Cash and Covers

10.12.2005 //

I CAN QUIT MY DAY JOB Nine skaters who’ve earned college degrees 1. Diego Bucchieri, Chemistry 2. Jimmy Gorecki, Communications 3. Alex Klein, English 4. Dan Murphy, Psychology 5. John Rattray, Physics 6. Jeremy Reeves, Culinary Arts 7. Phil Shao, English 8. Olly Todd, Creative Writing 9. Jessie Van Roechoudt, Anthropology NEWSTAND DARLINGS Most major […]


Sixty Seconds: Marc Johnson

10.12.2005 //

words: Kevin Craft Photo: Ben Colen What’s the last thing that truly shocked you? People. Every day people never cease to shock me. If you weren’t a pro skater, what would you be pro at? I’d be pro at trying to live. What’s the most valuable thing skateboarding has shown you? To think freely. What […]


16 things: Gonz

10.12.2005 //

16 Things You Didn’t Know About Mark Gonzales words: Kevin Craft photo: Bryce Kanights 1. Mark Gonzales’ first sponsor was Alva, but he didn’t ride for the company very long before turning pro for Vision at 16. When asked why he chose Vision, Mark explains, “I liked those animal-print boards. They had the zebra skin, […]


The Am's Get Paid

10.12.2005 //

This weekend was the Zoo York Am Getting Paid contest in Montreal and what a great success it was! An amazing turnout of 140 hungry amateurs from all over North America battling their way to the top and a total prize purse of $12,000US. A key highlight of the event was the street course that […]

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Back In Black

10.07.2005 //

Trailer for the new Black Label Video.


Orcas Island

10.04.2005 //

This year’s August contest schedule focused heavily on the Pacific North West. This meant that there would be lots of skateboarders traveling from Oregon, through Washington State up to Canada on their way to slam City Jam… Click Here for Video Coincidentally, myself, Roger Harrell and our buddy Mark Takahashi had decided to head to […]


Koston's Game of S.K.A.T.E.

09.28.2005 //

There were moments when you could hear a pin drop inside the San Diego Convention Center on Saturday, September 10. A crowd of more than 2,000 people gathered to watch over 50 professional skateboarders and one amateur battle it out during Eric Koston’s S Game of SKATE… Get the full story here Koston, a judge […]

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