Cherry has been a landmark of the Long Beach scene for years, and it recently got a facelift. The Grand Re-Opening session was a heavy one.
With some financial help from Vans and Zumiez, Geoff Rowley and the ASK foundation were able to do some remodeling and permitting in order to gain the city’s full approval for a permanent home to Cherry Park's skatepark.
The legendary Clipper spot is about to become a handicap-access elevator. Lots of skate history here adds up to one epic goodbye session. Thanks to SFUSD for their consent. Spots come and go, but Clipper is forever. -Jake Phelps
The Vans Propeller RAW FILES continue with Dan Lu assassinating spot after spot... And he does it all with a smile on his face.
He combines gnarly skating and good times and mixes them with a blender to produce his own infectiously awesome attitude. Here's a great interview with a guy who knows how to spread the stoke.
Apparently, it was just a rumor that Vans hired security specifically to keep Jimmy away from the premiere. He had free-range to throw his iron-grip and probing questions at every pro skater he came across.
Vans has one of the deepest skate histories out there. They've supported skating through thick and thin and have always had amazing riders. Here's Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, Geoff Rowley, Jason Dill, Curren Caples, Elijah Berle, Dan Lu, Andrew Allen, Chima Ferguson, and Alex Perelson.
Super friendly Daniel Lutheran stopped by the mag at the end of filming for the Vans video to chat about Toy, Vans, and the kids.
The stars converged in Encinitas to toast the premier of Dekline's True Blue, coming to the Thrasher site Dec 15th.
The Toy Halloween demo is a yearly tradition. This year they took it to Long Beach and put on a show. Mr Templeton even skurted through his signature nosebluntal.
The Yeto Bros shred the simulated streets en route to the big Jeremy Leabres video premier - check it here at midnight!
It feels strange and can be fun for a minute, but skating barefoot is straight-up gnarly and can take you out quick. Here's the best barefoot skating in KOTR history including Grant, Raven, and Jamie Thomas with sick enders.
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