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UPDATE: Weckingball Has Secured the Trademark for His Name

We admittedly haven’t been paying close attention to Weckingball‘s antics since the aftermath of Alex Olson calling him a human erection during Episode 09 of Mission Statement. But between Instagram and Slap, we’ve stayed relatively up-to-date on his beef with Stevie Williams. That just got kicked up about 10 notches with the revelation that Josh Kalis trademarked Weckingball’s name last month. The categories are t-shirts and skateboard decks. So Kalis essentially owns the rights to any signature product that Weck could potentially have in the future. Checkmate, game over, is pretty much all that we have to say about that.

UPDATE 02.12.20: Weckingball dropped us a note in our inbox last night letting us know that he has secured the rights to his name. You can view the updated trademark below. We’re posting this addendum in the name of fair and accurate journalism. We’ll now consider this case closed.

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Skater XL Drops 2022 Skatepark of Tampa Pro Course

Are you stoked for the 28th Annual 2022 Tampa Pro Contest?

So are we!

In the meantime, check out the game Skater XL‘s new map drop of the freshly updated 2022 Skatepark Of Tampa Pro Course featuring the original work of skate artist Lucas Beaufort.

It’s now available on the mod browser for all platforms.

Catch a glimpse of the course IRL in @lucas_beaufort Instagram post below.

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Meet the 2022 USA Skateboarding National Team

USA Skateboarding just announced the members of the 2022 USA Skateboarding National Team.

The crew members were chosen based on performance in international level events the year before their selection.

The team is led by Andrew Nicolaus, Men’s Head Coach; Alexis Sablone, Women’s Head Coach; and Mimi Knoop, High-Performance Director.

The skaters named to the 2022 USA Skateboarding National Team include:

Women’s Park

  • Bryce Wettstein
  • Jordan Santana
  • Jordyn Barratt
  • Minna Stess

Women’s Street

  • Mariah Duran
  • Paige Heyn
  • Poe Pinson
  • Samarria Brevard

Men’s Park

  • Cory Juneau
  • Gavin Bottger
  • Heimana Reynolds
  • Zion Wright

Men’s Street

  • Dashawn Jordan
  • Jagger Eaton
  • Jake Ilardi
  • Nyjah Huston

Team USA earned two bronzes from Cory Juneau (Park) and Jagger Eaton (Street) during its Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Alexis Sablone made it to the Olympic Street finals placing fourth while Bryce Wettstein earned sixth place for Women’s Park.

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In all, nine Skateboarding Olympians will return to the 2022 national team.

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CULTURE

Watch ‘TUANY’ Skate Video Featuring Sebastien Cao and Theo Meas

Watch Sebastien Cao and Theo Meas as they shred in the streets of South America.

The video was filmed during three months of backpacking from Mexico to Costa Rica, crossing Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Making it even more impressive (and a reason needs to come calling), “TUANY” was entirely filmed, edited, and animated using an iPhone with Theo and Sebastien doing the editing themselves (and some of the filming too).

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