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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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  • The Black Cauldron Ep. 1

    The Black Cauldron Ep. 1
    What’s this all about? Well, the longest-running shows are about real life. Cops and Seinfeld are both just about nothing. The Cauldron is about giving it all the way from the top to the bottom. We used to sell it, now we just cruise and film the randomness of existence. If you see us come over and tell us what’s up. Nothing else matters. —Jake Phelps
  • The Follow Up: Baker Ams

    The Follow Up: Baker Ams
    You’ve seen the part, now meet the new Baker ams. Find out more about Kader Sylla, Zach Allen and Donta Hill as they talk all things Baker, Pedlow Park and keeping Kader out of summer school.
  • Double Rock: Baker Ams

    Double Rock: Baker Ams
    Young bucks Donta, Kader, Zach and T-Funk blaze around The Rock with a special appearance from OG Baker vet Kevin Long.
  • Classics: Brandon Westgate's "MADE" Part

    Classics: Brandon Westgate's "MADE" Part
    This is simply one of the best skate parts ever filmed. Not much to say beyond that. Kader Sylla gets tough love while introducing an epic edit from the 2013 Emerica vid.
  • RVCA's "Smash Through The Basque" Video

    RVCA's "Smash Through The Basque" Video
    Here’s an amazing trip including spots you’ve never seen and some buttery transition skating by the whole squad. Featuring Jeremy Leabres, Greyson Fletcher, Julian Davidson, Aidan Campbell, and many more.
  • Lizzie Armanto's "Fire" Part

    Lizzie Armanto's "Fire" Part
    Lizzie sets the skateboarding world ablaze, crushing coping, taking flight, and even flipping herself upside down. HEAVY part!
  • Baker Ams Teaser

    Baker Ams Teaser
    There’s lots of talent out there but the Baker crew know how to find riders that really fit their vibe. This Friday we get a look at the next generation.
  • SKATELINE: 04.25.2017

    SKATELINE: 04.25.2017
    Cyril Jackson's "Afterburner" part, Luan Oliveira, the new Shane O'Neil, Johan Stuckey's WKND part and more in today's episode of Skateline.
  • Firing Line: Zach Allen

    Firing Line: Zach Allen
    Zach plays the angles on this quick and fun-looking line.
  • Cyril Jackson's "Afterburner" Part

    Cyril Jackson's "Afterburner" Part
    Cyril’s skateboarding occupies that sweet spot between complete chaos and absolute control. It’s energizing, inspiring and makes you want to just grab your board and head out the door.