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adidas Cuts Jobs Amidst Restructuring of Skate Program



Over the past several years, adidas has literally been everywhere in skateboarding. But it appears that there may be trouble in paradise. We first caught wind of changes in its skate program via Karl Watson’s episode of The Bunt when he mentioned that some of the flow team will be getting let go due to budget cuts. Yesterday, Slap gave light to a conversation on Twitter that mentioned that adidas Skateboarding nixed its entire sales team, including its road reps. And Shop-Eat-Surf also ran an article on these changes that includes the below statement from adidas:

We are continuously working as a company to become even better, faster and more efficient. This also means that we adapt our organizational structures and processes when and where necessary. We are making targeted investments in our strategic growth drivers, especially in our digital business, where we are looking for new talents. All in all, the number of employees at Adidas is slightly increasing. We expect this trend to continue. As of September 30, 2019, Adidas employed a total of 57,493 employees (globally).

Time will tell on how this restructuring will impact the future of adidas Skateboarding. We’ll continue to monitor this story for updates as it unfolds.

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Skater XL Drops 2022 Skatepark of Tampa Pro Course



Are you stoked for the 28th Annual 2022 Tampa Pro Contest?

So are we!

In the meantime, check out the game Skater XL‘s new map drop of the freshly updated 2022 Skatepark Of Tampa Pro Course featuring the original work of skate artist Lucas Beaufort.

It’s now available on the mod browser for all platforms.

Catch a glimpse of the course IRL in @lucas_beaufort Instagram post below.

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Meet the 2022 USA Skateboarding National Team



USA Skateboarding just announced the members of the 2022 USA Skateboarding National Team.

The crew members were chosen based on performance in international level events the year before their selection.

The team is led by Andrew Nicolaus, Men’s Head Coach; Alexis Sablone, Women’s Head Coach; and Mimi Knoop, High-Performance Director.

The skaters named to the 2022 USA Skateboarding National Team include:

Women’s Park

  • Bryce Wettstein
  • Jordan Santana
  • Jordyn Barratt
  • Minna Stess

Women’s Street

  • Mariah Duran
  • Paige Heyn
  • Poe Pinson
  • Samarria Brevard

Men’s Park

  • Cory Juneau
  • Gavin Bottger
  • Heimana Reynolds
  • Zion Wright

Men’s Street

  • Dashawn Jordan
  • Jagger Eaton
  • Jake Ilardi
  • Nyjah Huston

Team USA earned two bronzes from Cory Juneau (Park) and Jagger Eaton (Street) during its Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Alexis Sablone made it to the Olympic Street finals placing fourth while Bryce Wettstein earned sixth place for Women’s Park.

In all, nine Skateboarding Olympians will return to the 2022 national team.

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Watch ‘TUANY’ Skate Video Featuring Sebastien Cao and Theo Meas



Watch Sebastien Cao and Theo Meas as they shred in the streets of South America.

The video was filmed during three months of backpacking from Mexico to Costa Rica, crossing Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Making it even more impressive (and a reason needs to come calling), “TUANY” was entirely filmed, edited, and animated using an iPhone with Theo and Sebastien doing the editing themselves (and some of the filming too).

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