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Rayssa Leal Makes Her Fairytale Dreams Come True

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When she was 7, Rayssa Leal took the internet by storm with a kickflip in a little blue fairy costume. Today, the 14-year old superstar drops her new shoe colorway with Nike SB, proving that dreams really do come true.

The Rayssa Leal x Nike SB Verona Slip features a dappled Glacier Blue suede upper with cute cloud graphics throughout. As a nod to Rayssa’s background, the adorable fairy skateboarder image on the insole says “If you can dream it, you can make it happen” in English on one shoe and Portuguese on the other.

In a recent interview, Rayssa and Nike discussed her drive and what makes these particular shoes so special. Here’s a taste:

SB: What was the inspiration for your Verona color way?

RL: My life story. It is the first shoe with my signature, so it had to show where I came from and where it all began.

SB: Do you have a favorite part of the shoe and why?

RL: The insole because that phrase has a big meaning for me. I really believe that if you can dream, you can make it happen.

SB: How do you feel when you look back now at the clip that made you famous?

RL: It makes me really happy that it was my mom who filmed me, and even more that Tony H. shared it. Since that day, a lot has changed!

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Saints and Sinners 2022 Tour Final Leg Details Out

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Here are the details of the final leg of the Saints and Sinners 2022 Tour:

Santa Cruz riders (saints) Jake Wooten, Erick Winkowski, Kevin Braun, Maurio McCoy, Tom Asta, Eman, Rob Pace; and Creature riders (sinners) David Gravette, Collin Provost, Chris Russell, Willis Kimbel, John Gardner, Joe Milazzo, John Worthington, Lefthesh will be in the last leg of the tour.

Watch Episode 6 of the Saint and Sinners Tour in Bilbao, Spain featuring Saints 👑 Erick Winkowski, Blake Johnson, Jereme Knibbs, Fabiana Delfino, Justin Sommer, Keet Oldenbeuving, and Sinners ⚔️ David Gravette, Cody Lockwood, Kevin Baekkel, Chris Russell, Ulph Andersson, Vincent Matheron.

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Watch How Satori Recycles Skateboard Wheels

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Have you participated in the Satori Wheels Re-Life program? This is how your old skateboard wheels are given a new life.

The new Re-Life sets are made from 70% post-consumer material.

If you want to donate your old wheels, go to this page for the list of drop-off centers. Satori accepts any brand of wheels as long as it meets the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 45 mm in diameter or bigger.
  • The bearing seats are still good.
  • Only hard wheels can be recycled (92A or harder).

What happens to the shaved-off parts of the old wheels? They are collected and sent to another organization, Shred Cycle, which repurposes these shreds into new materials like the ones below.

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Mtn Dew’s “Unlock the Spot” Next Stop is in Albuquerque, NM

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Join Mariah Duran and Mtn Dew as they “unlock” the Civic Plaza for an open skate jam with local skaters on July 17 from 11 am to 3 pm. This is the third “Unlock the Spot” event organized by Mtn Dew.

Skate content creator Lamon Holt will also attend the event.

The Unlock the Spot events feature Mtn Dew’s skate team members returning to their hometowns. Together with the locals, they skate in spots in their town that are otherwise off-limits to skating. The series will culminate with the Summer Dew Tour in Des Moines, Iowa on July 29-30.

Watch the highlights of the recent Unlock the Spot in El Segundo, California with Theotis Beasley.

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