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Lance Dawes Cosigns the Slap Message Board in New Chrome Ball Interview

The Chrome Ball Incident sits down with Slap founder Lance Dawes for its latest in-depth interview. Dawes delves into the magazine’s rich history, and also weighs in with his thoughts on what it’s become in its digital forum-only incarnation.

But does the Slap Message Board jive with your original vision of what Slap is? Because in your very first foreword of issue #1, you wrote how Slap is all about giving the people a voice. One could say the Message Board is the ultimate expression of that. 

I don’t think I know enough about the Message Board to truly answer that. But with what you’re saying, that’s basically social media in a nutshell anyway. It doesn’t matter if it’s Slap or not, those voices are coming out of everywhere these days anyway. It’s just that the Message board is our forum to do it on.

But let’s face it: sitting around and talking shit with your friends is one of the funnest things in skateboarding. Hell, sometimes it’s almost more fun than actually skating. I can talk shit with Sal and Grosso all day long and have just as much fun as I would on my board. If that’s what people are doing on the Message Board then good for them. And to all those pros and industry dudes who get pissed off at it, grow the fuck up. I mean, goddamn, how are you going to get pissed off at someone typing some shit? Who cares? That’s ridiculous to me.

Head over to Chrome Ball to read the entire piece.

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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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