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Spencer Hamilton Talks Supra & New Part on The Nine Club

Spencer Hamilton sits down for an interview on the latest episode of The Nine Club. He weighs in on a variety of topics including: health, conspiracy theories, and the state of his career post Expedition. Highlights include his views on the role of social media with respects to having a board sponsor, Supra’s progression under K-Swiss’ umbrella, and his upcoming VX part, which is currently in progress. We pulled some pertinent quotes below.

On social media…

Everything’s changed now, which is cool. I feel like that is 100% social media. At one point, if you were on a company, that was the way [that skaters] got out to the world… Now, some people are so good at skateboarding, they don’t have any sponsors. But they get paychecks. Be it Mountain Dew, or some energy drink company, they pay bills [easier] than some pros sometimes. [1:00:41]

On Supra and K-Swiss…

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The quality control [is the biggest difference], I guess. The company has been around forever, and make shoes that are of a very high quality. It’s completely evident in the last couple of years of their shoes.  [1:30:50]

On his upcoming Part…

I am working on a little VX part, which is nice. I’m excited. I’m halfway, maybe not even halfway. I think I’m going to do that almost entirely in Vancouver. I’d like to put out a straight Vancouver VX part. Just downtown, no Plaza footage. [I’d like it to come out] within the next year.  [1:31:44]

Watch the entire episode above.

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‘Good Work’ Episode 2 Now Playing on Redbull Skateboarding Channel

Alphonzo talks about how his past time of photoshopping images of celebrities skateboarding and sharing them on social media turned into a full-fledged business in this episode of “Good Work”.

Good Work episode 2 features Alphonzo Rawls and his #EVERYBODYSKATES and Savalé Footwear brands.

Alphonzo talks about how his past time of photoshopping images of celebrities skateboarding and sharing them on social media turned into a full-fledged business.

#EVERYBODYSKATES brand sells shirts, hoodies, hats, boards, and accessories.

He also had been involved in designing shoes for international footwear brands.

After 25 years of working with other companies, he decided to launch his own luxury footwear brand, Savalé.

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Alf was also a pro-skater back in the day.

He started skating when he was 10 and turned pro when he was just 16 years old.

He thinks that skateboarding has somehow helped him be successful in business.

“Skateboarding, it’s for the most part, a really inconsistent sport, which means you definitely have to have some patience and some perseverance…It’s allowed me to think outside the box and apply that ‘out of the box’ thinking to run my business”

Redbull’s Good Work Series features skater-owned and skater-operated businesses.

You can watch the first episode here or on the Red Bull Skateboarding YouTube Channel.

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‘My War: Gabriel Summers’ Now Playing at Thrasher Magazine

Watch “Gabbers” Gabriel Summers as he narrates how the story behind the “Damn It All” part where he got a broken collarbone while trying to conquer a massive kink handrail.

I will think about that forever because that’s something that’s like, took me so hard, and it’s so hard to accomplish and that I actually did it.

The gnarly goofy-footed Australian Skater has been a member of the Zero team since 2019.

Watch the “Damn It All” Zero part below.

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Skate Tales Season 2 is Coming

Skate Tales Season 2 is coming on Red Bull TV starting April 20.

Madars Apse’s documentary series takes us through skateboarding underground to share life experiences and ask more skateboarding mavericks to find out what skateboarding means to them.

You can also watch the series on Red Bull Skateboarding YouTube Channel on these dates:

  • Ep 1 – April 20th
  • Ep 2 – May 5th
  • Ep 3 – May 19th
  • Ep 4 – June 2nd
  • Ep 5 – June 16th
  • Ep 6 – June 30th

You can watch all the season 1 episodes here.

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