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Jason Lee Says He Owes Everything to Skateboarding

Jason Lee’s story is intertwined with one of skateboarding’s most magical eras. The combination of Spike Jonze’s photography and early filmmaking coupled with Mark Gonzales one-of-a-kind creativity produced content that has stood the test of time for nearly 30 years now. Jason went on to do arguably bigger and better things. But despite all of the mainstream success, he remains one of the most respected pioneers of early ‘90s tech; and his style is still referenced as being untouchable today.

Chrome Ball Incident just dropped a comprehensive interview with J. Lee that focuses on his skate career. It’s coupled with a good deal of the iconic photography from those wonder years;  and, in case you were wondering, Lee still credits skateboarding as the catalyst for everything that he’s accomplished after.

What does skateboarding mean to you in the wake of a far more lucrative acting career?

Well, the lucrative thing doesn’t really matter.

Skateboarding was just always the catalyst for everything else. It’s responsible for everything I am as a creative person. It has shaped both who I am and how I think.  

It’s certainly the most important thing that’s ever happened to me. It really is. And I owe everything to skateboarding, without a doubt. 

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Once a skater, always a skater, right? Read the entire 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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