Skate Newswire – Zered Bassett’s tenure as a central figure of East Coast skateboarding spans generations. In many ways, he represents the bridge between the old New York and the new. The fact that he has endured longer than many of the brands that he’s been associated with is a testament to his dedication to his craft, and shows a resiliency that mirrors the streets where he honed it. Originally from Cape Cod, Zered was a child prodigy who was discovered at an Invisible demo in Massachusetts as a tween. This landed him on Sixteen, and later flow for World Industries. It was during this era that Brian Brown’s brother sent Zered’s tape to Zoo York, where it landed in the hands of Jeff Pang. He was offered a spot on the team, which was accepted after getting some solid advice from Jahmal Williams. From there, Dr. Z made the move to the Big Apple, where he was molded into the legend that he would ultimately become under the tutelage of Harold Hunter, Danny Supa, Vinny Ponte, and the rest of the O.G. Zoo heads. His progression is well-documented in RB Umali’s E.S.T. video series, and culminated in Vicious Cycle, which is still considered by many to be his magnum opus. Zered would ultimately spend a decade as a card-carrying member of the Zoo York Institute. During this time, he turned pro, received a signature shoe from DVS, and a sponsorship from Red Bull. In addition to becoming the face of New York’s next generation, he was easily in the top-tier tax bracket for professional skaters. This afforded him luxuries, including an apartment in the city and a Cadillac Escalade. But all that glitters is not gold. And the rapper’s lifestyle is rarely build to last. By the end of the aughts, Zoo discontinued Zered’s contract; DVS released him from its roster; and Red Bull followed suite a few years later. He was on the verge of packing up, and moving back to Cape Cod. But the New York hustle sustained him via collaborative projects with UXA and Uniqlo before landing spots on the rosters at Expedition and Converse. Currently, Zered is comfortably chilling as a pro for Alltimers, has a couple of signature Converse shoes under his belt, and is pursing his art and photography in Brooklyn. Lee covers all of the bases of Dr. Z’s legendary story during Episode 21 of Mission Statement. Host: Lee Smith Executive Producer: Artem Gorelik Art Director: Brett Dalzell Editorial Director: Leland Ware Listen on SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/MSSoundCloud Filmed on location at: https://monaliza.studio/ For more news, visit: http://skatenewswire.com/
Skate Newswire – Aaron Herrington represents a long and illustrious lineage in our culture. Escaping small-town U.S.A. to chase big-city dreams is a time-honored tradition in skateboarding. Like so many before him, Herrington gravitated to San Francisco at the tail end of the aughts to immerse himself in the downtown scene during the height of the HUF D.B.C. era. Fresh out of high school, the Corvallis, Oregon native found himself living in weekly hotels in the Tenderloin, and working odd jobs to get by while honing his craft on the streets synonymous with names like Carroll, Hufnagel, and Busenitz. This period laid the groundwork for everything that would come after. A couple of years later during a trip to New York, Brian DeLaTorre convinced Herrington that a pre-GX1000 San Francisco was dead, and N.Y. was where things were happening. It’s hard to leave the city, period. Even harder when someone is convincing you to stay. He made a pivotal decision at Tompkins that afternoon, which would alter his career trajectory permanently. Once planted in N.Y., Herrington was scouted by Josh Stewart. This landed him the opening part in ‘Static IV,’ and an introduction to Pontus Alv. He would ultimately turn pro for Polar in 2014, a couple of months before the video dropped. ‘Static’ and Polar cemented Herrington’s status as an underground king. They were also the start of his ongoing collaboration with Theories of Atlantis, which has endured and evolved over the past decade. When the streets are watching, going mainstream is inevitable. Herrington was introduced by Converse not long after turning pro; colorways and international tours ensued. The kid from Corvallis had officially arrived as one of the world’s premier professional skaters. Unfortunately, there was a dark side that came with that. Herrington has publicly addressed issues with alcoholism and mental health that he battled during those years, which resulted in him going sober at the end of 2017. Soon after, he unveiled Chrystie NYC—his clothing imprint with Pep Kim. The brand has dropped two videos, and developed a formidable team over the past couple of years. And the design aesthetic speaks for itself. With his leg cast from an injury this past August freshly removed, Aaron dropped by the studio for a two-hour conversation with Lee that covers all of this and more during Episode 20 of Mission Statement. Host: Lee Smith Executive Producer: Artem Gorelik Art Director: Brett Dalzell Editorial Director: Leland Ware Listen on SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/MSSoundCloud Filmed on location at: https://monaliza.studio/ For more news, visit: http://skatenewswire.com/
X Games – Flashback to April 20, 2013. X Games has gone global and after winter stops in Aspen and Tignes, we dipped down to Brazil for X Games Foz do Iguaçu 2013. On day three, Australian rider Kyle Baldock doubled up in Brazil, following up his BMX Park win with a gold medal in BMX Dirt, beating out Brandon Dosch and Ryan Nyquist. Nyquist, the perennial favorite, led after the first of four runs after dropping in from the takeoff lip with a run that included a massive 720 barspin. Baldock overtook him in the second run with a corked 720, tailwhip to barspin, x-up, and tailwhip windshield wiper 360. He held on to his lead through the next two runs before matching his own score of 92.00 in the final run with a double tailwhip backflip, barspin tuck no-hander, x-up and no-handed front flip. Finishing in the silver medal spot behind Baldock was Michigan BMX Dirt rider Brandon Dosch. Dosch, who previously competed in BMX Park competition at past X Games, landed an opposite 720 over the first set, to double tailwhip over the second set, to a corked 720 spun in his normal direction over the last set. Dosch scored 91.00, edging Nyquist into the bronze-medal position. If you were there, this was one BMX Dirt comp to remember, and in case you missed it, enjoy this trip down memory lane! — X Games is your premier destination for all things action sports, music, lifestyle and everything in between. X Games has been the worldwide leader in action sports since 1995. Visit our official homepage at http://xgames.com for more coverage and highlights. SUBSCRIBE: @X Games! Check us on Social @XGames: Instagram ► https://instagram.com/xgames Twitter ► https://twitter.com/xgames Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/XGames TikTok ► https://www.tiktok.com/@XGames Snapchat ► @xgames Thanks for watching X Games! #XGames #BMX #BMXDirt
Metro Skateboarding – Check this weeks SKATELINE on Thrasher Magazine featuring the skateboarding of: DASHAWN JORDAN, BRADEN HOBAN, CJ COLLINS, LEO ROMERO, | Toy Machine “Vaccine” Video https://youtu.be/jxndVxM9BxE PATRICK PRAMAN | REAL Skateboards https://youtu.be/5OI8lOOIzgk KEEGAN MCCUTCHEN | ACE Trucks “Our Turn” Video https://youtu.be/kX8cfrAdMJs TONY HAWK | MASHER https://youtu.be/0ZSfZOYKcHY INTRO: HYUN KUMMER https://www.instagram.com/p/CNiWQtPi8zn/?igshid=l3f2opzrxaw6 DAMN: MONICA TORRES https://www.instagram.com/reel/CNv5xgYpwYQ/?igshid=14vuxslmyxmmg OUTRO: TANNER NAPPER https://www.instagram.com/p/CNvcedoBnRF/?igshid=zdn072ryzewx MENTIONS: RILEY HAWK, KEEGAN HAWK, CHRISTIAN MINGLE, ISHOD WAIR, BRIAN ANDERSON, BRADEN HOBAN Supporting underground skateboarding since 1999 – Playlist links for mobile users: Mon: Rotating feature, highlighting either a skaters full part or single trick Tuesday: SKATELINE – produced by Metro, distributed by Thrasher Magazine/ Gary Responds To Your SKATELINE Comments: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5A3DFADE0A840350 Wednesday: Instablast – a compilation of the best skating we come across via our #metrogrammed hashtag on instagram https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLupdgr7IehZXYnrdp5pHmYx2XjsgDMhC7 Thursday: Will It Skate – slapping a set of trucks and some grip on everyday objects and putting em through their paces: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLupdgr7IehZXPW4rQFa_JOItlKp6AaLiR Find Metro on the web at: http://metroskateboarding.net/ Share your pics with us on Instagram @metroskateboarding and tag your posts #metrogrammed to be featured in our weekly Insta Blast vids and reposted on IG. Stay one step ahead of whats posting by liking us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/metroskateboarding Please subscribe for weekly skate videos http://www.youtube.com/metroskateboarding Thanks for watching!
Braille Skateboarding – The 2021 Oakdale Skatepark Olympics are here with special guest @Nigel Jones ! Who will walk away with the prestigious gold medal, is there even a gold medal at all? Get everything you need to learn how to skateboard at https://brailleskateboarding.com Download the Braille App here: https://brailleskateboarding.com/plus/ For media or brand inquiries email [email protected]
Braille Skateboarding – Chloe is back for episode 3 of her epic LEARN TO SKATE Series! Today, Aaron teaches Chloe how to Skate off a curb and how to Roll Up and Down Banks in a line! Chloe’s progression is amazing to watch & we’re so stoked to see how committed she is! Show Chloe some support in the comments! Get everything you need to learn how to skateboard at https://brailleskateboarding.com Download the Braille App here: https://brailleskateboarding.com/plus/ For media or brand inquiries email [email protected]
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