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Austyn Gillette Doesn’t Hold Back on The Nine Club

Austyn Gillette has been everywhere lately, and this week he sat down with The Nine Club to spill some tea. It’s a really in-depth interview, but to sum up, “Austyn Gillette discuss growing up in La Habra CA, how he got on Habitat, getting on HUF footwear, starting his clothing brand Former, why he left Habitat, riding for WKND, returning to Habitat, getting on Globe Footwear, moving to New York, designing his new pro shoe and much more!” That’s a lot, so it’s most definitely worth the 2.5 hour listen.

The consensus is that Austyn is a pretty laid back guy, but has a good head for business. When he was in talks with Converse, Austyn used that laser focus to stay true to himself but still make the most of his career with HUF. Here’s how he says it played out:

HUF was just a conversation. Just me and HUF. And he was like – I forgot what he was asking – he didn’t really think we were serious about riding for the brand. And then I was like, well, what if Dylan and I get on the team? And he was like… “I’ll call you back!” 

Watch the full interview above, or jump to 27:23 for the rest of that story.

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‘Good Work’ Episode 2 Now Playing on Redbull Skateboarding Channel

Alphonzo talks about how his past time of photoshopping images of celebrities skateboarding and sharing them on social media turned into a full-fledged business in this episode of “Good Work”.

Good Work episode 2 features Alphonzo Rawls and his #EVERYBODYSKATES and Savalé Footwear brands.

Alphonzo talks about how his past time of photoshopping images of celebrities skateboarding and sharing them on social media turned into a full-fledged business.

#EVERYBODYSKATES brand sells shirts, hoodies, hats, boards, and accessories.

He also had been involved in designing shoes for international footwear brands.

After 25 years of working with other companies, he decided to launch his own luxury footwear brand, Savalé.


Alf was also a pro-skater back in the day.

He started skating when he was 10 and turned pro when he was just 16 years old.

He thinks that skateboarding has somehow helped him be successful in business.

“Skateboarding, it’s for the most part, a really inconsistent sport, which means you definitely have to have some patience and some perseverance…It’s allowed me to think outside the box and apply that ‘out of the box’ thinking to run my business”

Redbull’s Good Work Series features skater-owned and skater-operated businesses.

You can watch the first episode here or on the Red Bull Skateboarding YouTube Channel.

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‘My War: Gabriel Summers’ Now Playing at Thrasher Magazine

Watch “Gabbers” Gabriel Summers as he narrates how the story behind the “Damn It All” part where he got a broken collarbone while trying to conquer a massive kink handrail.

I will think about that forever because that’s something that’s like, took me so hard, and it’s so hard to accomplish and that I actually did it.

The gnarly goofy-footed Australian Skater has been a member of the Zero team since 2019.

Watch the “Damn It All” Zero part below.

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Skate Tales Season 2 is Coming

Skate Tales Season 2 is coming on Red Bull TV starting April 20.

Madars Apse’s documentary series takes us through skateboarding underground to share life experiences and ask more skateboarding mavericks to find out what skateboarding means to them.

You can also watch the series on Red Bull Skateboarding YouTube Channel on these dates:

  • Ep 1 – April 20th
  • Ep 2 – May 5th
  • Ep 3 – May 19th
  • Ep 4 – June 2nd
  • Ep 5 – June 16th
  • Ep 6 – June 30th

You can watch all the season 1 episodes here.

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