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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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  • Rough Cut: Stephen Lawyer's "Brain Gone." Part

    Rough Cut: Stephen Lawyer's "Brain Gone." Part
    It’s hard to watch Stephen’s footy straight through without stopping, rewinding and trying to figure out how the hell he does some of these tricks. Camo game strong, board control on lock, the Lawyer is in the building.
  • Jamie Foy "The People's Champ" Article

    Jamie Foy "The People's Champ" Article
    Jamie Foy's friends and family weigh in on what makes the 2017 SOTY so F'n good. When Muska calls you "the handrail god," you're doing everything right.
  • SKATELINE: 12.12.2017

    SKATELINE: 12.12.2017
    Volcom's RV Rampage, Nate Greenwood's part, the Wayward wheels video and more in today's episode of Skateline.
  • Rough Cut: Tiago Lopes' "Brain Gone." Part

    Rough Cut: Tiago Lopes' "Brain Gone." Part
    There’s a lot of crazy skateboarding broadcasting throughout the universe every day, but we guarantee Tiago has a few tricks up his sleeve you’ve never seen before.
  • Firing Line: Tom Schaar

    Firing Line: Tom Schaar
    Mammoth Lakes is the moon and Tom Schaar is an astronaut sent to crush every crater before returning to Earth in this line for Lifeproof. Spinning is easier in space, apparently.
  • Journey to the Edge: Ty Evans Explores The Flat Earth

    Journey to the Edge: Ty Evans Explores The Flat Earth
    Love it or leave it, Ty Evans is always pushing the boundaries of skate videography to their breaking point. Sieben talks with Ty about The Flat Earth, VX1000s and dragon hunting. Embrace the future.
  • Classics: Atiba Jefferson's "Chomp On This" Part

    Classics: Atiba Jefferson's "Chomp On This" Part
    Ty Evans has made some serious videos in his career, but nothing gets him pumped up quite like Atiba’s infamous part in Chomp On This.
  • Preston Harper's "Comb" Part

    Preston Harper's "Comb" Part
    Preston is an underground skate god, traversing crusty back alleys in neighborhoods you’ll never skate. We’re stoked to bring you another one his killer video parts. Enjoy...
  • Young Emericans B-Sides: Victor Aceves

    Young Emericans B-Sides: Victor Aceves
    Along with Kader and Zach, Victor is part of the Emerican trio that has us feeling really good about the future of boarding. Not only comfortable on the hefty terrain, he looks proper doing it. The back Smith ender is so insanely psychotic.
  • Larbfest 4 Video

    Larbfest 4 Video
    Warning! Aggressive, messy and chaotic! Larbfest celebrates the bands that provide the soundtrack to our skateboarding. Having a session before the gig is a standard ritual, but this time we turned it into a little mission from Minneapolis to Milwaukee, harvesting parks and spots in between gigs. Turn it up and check it out! —Hitz