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25 Years of Hardcore Skateboarding

300spread1Independent Trucks’ book Built to Grind is 320 pages of fast action skateboarding featuring the world’s best skateboarders and most renowned skate spots. Built to Grind showcases the skateboarding of Rick Blackhart, Steve Olson, Steve Alba, Duane Peters, Christian Hosoi, Tommy Guerrero, Steve Caballero, Jeff Grosso, Eric Dressen, Ray Barbee, Mark Gonzales, Colin McKay, Danny Way, Tim Brauch, Andrew Reynolds, Peter Hewitt, Bucky Lasek, and Tony Trujillo plus hundreds of other professional and amateur skateboarders and friends that have
made up the Independent cartel since the late
70’s.


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  • Eyehategod Interview

    Eyehategod Interview
    Given a new lease on life late last year with a brand new liver, we caught up with Mike IX and the boys before a recent Eyehategod gig at Brick By Brick in San Diego.
  • BRAAAAD Teaser

    BRAAAAD Teaser
    Filmer Guillaume Perimony took the homies Remy Taveira, Phil Zwijsen, Oscar Candon, Sam Partaix, and Michael Mackrodt to Indonesia and Bali. Their short film premieres here on Thursday.
  • Rough Cut: Ducky Kovac's "Am Scramble" Footage

    Rough Cut: Ducky Kovac's "Am Scramble" Footage
    Ducky is a human wrecking ball, slamming into massive rails and Hubbas until they bend to his will and crumble. This Rough Cut is savage.
  • Evan Smith Thrash and Burn Interview

    Evan Smith Thrash and Burn Interview
    Evan Smith came from outer space to share skateboarding's secrets of the cosmos. Hear his thoughts on Thrash N Burn, straight from the astral adventurer's brain to yours. Party progressively, people.
  • Meet the Birdhouse Team

    Meet the Birdhouse Team
    We're airing select parts from Saturdays starting tomorrow. Until then, take a peek into the nest and get to know the Birdhousers. Would you rather have Ben Raybourn's B.O. or Jaws' teeth? Oh, man, that's a tough/rough one…
  • Firing Line: David Loy

    Firing Line: David Loy
    David casually weaves through a schoolyard before taking the sketchiest possible exit.
  • David Loy's "Smoking Cigs with Paris Hilton" Interview

    David Loy's "Smoking Cigs with Paris Hilton" Interview
    Hanging with P-Hilton? That's straight up Muska territory right there. Bad boy D-Loy talks with Jaws about Saturdays and what's kept him with Birdhouse for 13 years. This one's not leaving the nest.
  • Skatepark Round-Up: Birdhouse

    Skatepark Round-Up: Birdhouse
    This ain’t your average Round-Up. The Birdhouse crew kicked off their session in Tony Hawk’s warehouse before taking things to his backyard. But they weren’t done yet! Clips upon clips upon clips, see for yourself.
  • Tom Karangelov's "Keeping The Flame" Part

    Tom Karangelov's "Keeping The Flame" Part
    In an era of incredible skateboarding Tom K stands out with a refreshing selection of tricks and spots. This part rules. Keep up the good work, Tom. 
  • Double Rock: Altamont

    Double Rock: Altamont
    Familiar faces plus some young rippers you might not be familiar with yet, the Altamont squad ripped The Rock and made it look easy.