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Gillette Talks Role at Globe in Monster Children Interview

Austyn Gillette sat down with Monster Children for a new interview to discuss his move to Globe. In addition to working on a pro model shoe, which is scheduled for a 2022 release, Gillette is taking on an active role in reconfiguring the brand to appeal to skateboarding’s core audience.

This is all great news, and there’s a new shoe on the way?

Yeah, that won’t be out until next year, though.

Very exciting.

Yeah. I just feel like it’s either I ride for flow for a big brand, or I’m pro on a big brand and have no creative freedom, or I challenge myself and others by creating and doing something new. If everybody likes the decision you make, they’re not gonna talk about it. You kinda need to go against the grain, I think, and that’s what I’ve always done, so…

That’s great. I’m really excited to see what you and Globe get up to.

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Yeah, It’s nice to rise to the challenges and the unknown. It took a year to make this happen, to come to an agreement that we felt was good for both of us.

It’s almost like a consultant role.

Kind of…  I’m on zoom meetings a few days a week with the team in Australia, working on design, working on the shoes, helping them position things on the skate website, helping them connect with core shops; that’s the angle we’re trying to hit—going from the bottom up. I feel like that’s what’s required right now to instill that trust within the core shop community because I feel like that’s where it starts.

Right on.

We’re just trying to get to a place where people can see the brand with fresh eyes, I guess. And that’ll take time.

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Read the full interview here.

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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.

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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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