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Bennett Reveals Demise of 917 Team in The Bunt Interview

In what can only be described as the most hard-hitting journalism to come from a skate podcast thus far, Cyrus Bennett reveals that he parted ways with 917 back in November during his new interview with The Bunt. He also mentions that most of the team followed suite shortly after while reflecting on his departure from the brand.

I left 917 a few months ago. It must have been mid-November. I don’t know. It just felt kind of stale, and I wanted to do something else. That guy from Slap got me to do the interview, and all of the questions were about 917… It kind of just made me realize how over it I was because I just had nothing good to say…

The communication was all over the place. And no one could get anything across. If we wanted to do something, it kind of took forever. If we wanted a board made, it would take forever, or not happen. Alex had a lot on his plate… But it just felt like I wanted to be part of something that was more serious in a sense. Get the boards made that we want. Don’t make shit that is just like a joke. It’s cool for shit to be funny… But it’s not cool when the board is not the right size or shape…

It’s hard when you can’t get together and plan a trip when you’re all ready to do one. And Alex is just nowhere to be found, and hard to contact. Everyone understood, and everyone quit after that.

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Listen to the full interview 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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