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How Heitor Da Silva Got Hooked Up by Palace

Grey released an interview with Heitor Da Silva to coincide with his debut adidas part. It sheds some light on his background for those that are unfamiliar, and reveals how Heitor scored a coveted spot on the Palace roster.

Heitor is originally from Brazil, and moved to Norway with his parents when he was six. He attended the  Bryggeriets Gymnasium in Malmö along with Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg, and was discovered by adidas before graduating.

During an adidas trip to Paris, Heitor connected with Chewey Cannon and Blondey McCoy, which was the first step towards getting recruited by Palace.

We were shooting for this Campus ADV thing in Paris and I met Chewy [Cannon] and Blondey [McCoy]. Blondey was just there for one day because he had to do something, but I was hanging out with Chewy and skating and I guess maybe he talked with [Danny] Brady. Also I bought this Palace top once, and I did this little clip on Instagram. Brady saw it and messaged me saying: “Nice top, do you want a box?” I don’t know, it happened really quickly.

I always liked Palace. I never really thought I would get an opportunity to ride for them. It was unexpected. I was getting some boards from Krooked before, but it’s an American brand. I like Krooked and I have respect for it, but I’m super stoked on Palace.

For more on Heitor, head over to Grey 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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