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Ben Colen Sums Up the Magic of Gino Iannucci’s Skating

Gino Iannucci is revered as one of skateboarding’s all-time great technicians. Stylistically, very few compare. Whether it’s a back 360 down a double set, or just simple push; whatever Gino touches turns to gold instantly. It’s not easy to verbalize what makes his skating so special. Ben Colen does a great job of it in a new interview with Slam City about the cover photo from the November 2004 issue of Skateboarder, which has gone down in history as one of the magazine’s more memorable shots.

It’s awesome to see him skate in person. For one thing, because he skates really fast and… It’s hard to explain but it always looked like when he was trying to do something he would fall off his board – not eating shit – but it was like he wasn’t going to bother landing it if he wasn’t going to do it perfectly.

If it was slightly off balance, he would just let the board go or kind of lean back and fall off. Like, “Fuck it.” He wasn’t going to fight it. That’s the way it always looked to me. He’d just keep trying it and when it was going to happen, it was because that one was going to be perfect.

Read the full interview here. For more on Gino, revisit Episode 02 of Mission Statement.

Image Via Slam City


‘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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