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Josh Stewart Recounts His COVID-19 Experience



Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that New York is the current epicenter of the coronavirus. We’ve been laying extra low; but we do know of a few friends that have done battle and come out on the other side of nasty COVID-19 infections. Josh Stewart is the latest. This one really hits home because we spent a couple of hours talking with him and the Theories crew about the pandemic at the Hopps pop-up on what feels like the last normal Sunday before shit hit the fan.

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve gone through a little bit of an experience being the first person I know directly (yes, I actually know myself directly) to have contracted the Covid-19 virus. “Well, have you been tested?” is what I know you’re saying out loud to your computer screen right now. I know this because EVERYone I’ve spoken to has asked me that question right off the bat. The answer is “NO!”. Actually, “hell no!”, good freaking LUCK getting to a hospital in NYC and securing one of the very few tests available right now. You’d have better luck finding a golden ticket in a Wonka bar. I’ve spoken to people since I got sick who said they called in to the health department in NYC to get tested and were grilled about their temperatures, if they’d been around someone with a confirmed case, etc. And then swiftly denied access to a test. So, if you were gullible enough to believe Trump when he said from his podium “anybody who wants a test can get a test” I’ve got news for you.

Head over to the Theories blog to read the full story.

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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.

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

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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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