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RIP Zane Timpson

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The multi-skilled Zane Timpson, part of the Bones Wheels team, has passed away on Monday. He is sorely missed, and Thrasher’s beautiful tribute pays respects to the rising star:

WE ALL KNOW ZANE FOR BEING AN ABSOLUTE GENIUS ON A SKATEBOARD. If you’ve ever seen his parts or were blessed with the opportunity to share a session with him, you were an incredibly lucky human being. Most people don’t realize how multifaceted Zane actually was. The depth of his character carried us all to push our boundaries not only in skateboarding but in all different forms of self expression. What he really loved and knew best was words. He was a poet, and his dark humor always brought catharsis or an existential giggle to the fact that whatever we were doing wasn’t serious at all. It took the edge off of life and definitely changed my perspective on what matters most to me. When nothing matters you get to pick exactly what’s most important to you and focus on that. That’s what he did, and he was the best at it. Zane did more for his close friends and family than anyone I’ve ever known. In the years we spent filming and editing our skateboard videos, he would go above and beyond to ensure that what we were trying to translate to the world actually made sense. He taught me everything I know and I will forever be indebted to him for creating a path that we could go down together. He lived the dream and brought everyone he loved along for the ride. That type of selflessness is hard to find these days and I can’t believe that I have the honor to call Zane my best friend. Thank you so much for all of your beautiful contributions to this crazy world. I love you so much, Zane. You will be dearly missed by all of us. —Adam Anorga

Watch his “Sufferlove” part for Heroin Skateboards above. And don’t miss the compilation of his top videos over at Transworld.

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Sixth Avenue Skatepark to Host Punk Rock and Paintbrushes Exhibit

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Sixth Avenue Skatepark will be hosting Punk Rock and Paintbrushes art and photography exhibit on September 5 from 3:00-8:00 pm.

The event will feature the works of Blair Alley, Ray Barbee, Paul Kobriger, Jason Adams, Mark de Salvo, Christian Hosoi, Sean Cliver, and Brandon Novak.

Trevor Keith of Face to Face will be performing during the event.

This event is free and open to the public although the organizers request attendees to RSVP to not exceed capacity.

Punk Rock and Paintbrushes will also have a VIP event on September 4 with Brandon Novak and Christian Hosoi. This will be held in Gladwell Guitars on Woodland Street. Ticket prices range from $40-$100 and can be purchased here.

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Watch Unlock the Spot Albuquerque Highlights

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Mariah Duran returns to her hometown in Albuquerque, NM to “unlock” the Civic Plaza for an open skate jam for local skaters. Watch the highlights below.

Mariah was stoked about opening the Civic Plaza to skating for the event as she narrated how they would get kicked out of the place when they were skating there before. She also talked about how the community shaped her into the skateboarder that she is.

The Unlock the Spot in Albuquerque featured cash-for tricks and an open skate jam for the local skaters.

This is the third stop of Unlock the Spot organized by Mtn Dew as part of their “Skateboarding is Unstoppable” campaign. The series of events takes place in Mtn Dew Athlete’s hometowns. Each event would give local skaters a chance to shred spots that are otherwise off-limits to skating.

The fourth Unlock the Spot will be this Sunday at Gilham Park in Kansas City, MO with Sean Malto.

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The first of the series kicked off last July 3 at Hula Lakeside, Burlington, Vermont with Chris Colbourn. The second one was at the Recreation Park in El Segundo, California with Theotis Beasly.

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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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