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Paper Magazine Published a Love Letter to New York Skateboarding

It’s no secret that the fashion world has a major crush on skateboarding right now. You can’t turn around without seeing another instance of cultural appropriation. It’s a double-edged sword. In some ways, it’s awesome to see skating getting the recognition it deserves. But it’s hard to miss how often stylist, photographers, and casting directors get it completely wrong. Paper Magazine’s recent editorial on the New York scene is an example of getting it right. Kind of surprising coming from the publication that’s probably most famous for its Kim Kardashian Breaks the Internet issue.

Written and shot by Ryan Borque, the piece does a noteworthy job of portraying the feeling that you get from skateboarding in the city. It also has some great quotes from legends like Spencer Fujimoto, Alyasha Owerka-Moore, Jamie Reyes, and more. We’re particular fond of how Spencer sums up the mental aspect of skating:

Every pro has their bag of tricks that they can not do. Once you really start trying to do tricks, you figure out that the more you think about it, and the harder you try the further away the trick gets. You start thinking of the fall. See, now you’re so in you’re head, you’re not even there anymore. You’ve already defeated yourself.

“Skateboarding From New Yorkers Who Live It” is highly recommended for those of you that are into that sort of thing. And by that sort of thing, we mean reading.

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Skating Across Borders Mini Ramp Jam Registration Now Open

This year’s Skating Across Borders charity event will be held on May 21st from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Green Bench Brewing, St. Petersburg, Fl.

Presented by the Stoefs Studio in cooperation with the Skatepark of Tampa, the fundraiser features a mini ramp jam as well as live band performances.

Register at skateparkoftampa.com to join the mini ramp jam.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Board for Bros, a non-profit dedicated to providing skateboarding equipment, safe skate spots, and youth mentoring in their community.

Board for Bros will also have a tent during the event where they will be accepting old boards and skateboard parts that will be refurbished and given to kids who can’t afford their own.

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Monster Energy Crew to Kick Off Euro Tour

Ishod Wair, Grant Taylor, Aurelien Giraud, and the rest of the Monster Energy Crew will shred the best skate spots in Europe this summer in the upcoming Monster Euro Tour.

The tour is in partnership with local skate shops.

The first stop will kick off in Bristol on the 8th of May.

The rest of the tour schedule follows.

  • Hamburg – May 14
  • Berlin – May 17
  • Munich – May 21
  • Athens – June 5
  • Warsaw – June 10
  • Helsinki – July 1
  • Vienna – July 9
  • Tel-Aviv – September 3
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Watch the X Games Chiba 2022 live on YouTube and ESPN App

Hey X Games fans. You can catch X Games Chiba 2022 live from April 22-24 on the ESPN app and the X Games YouTube Channel.

You can find the schedule and the links to the live streaming for each game here and the full list of participating athletes here.

Two hours of event recap coverage will also air on ABC as part of the World of X Games series on May 14 and 21 from 2 – 3 p.m. ET.

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