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Chad Muska Tells the Story of the Day That Started His Comeback




Chad Muska’s comeback from a debilitating back injury has been amazing to watch unfold. He went from barely being able to tie his shoes to noeslideing hubbas in what seems like a year. He tells the story of the day that sparked this skateboarding miracle starting at the 3:30:08 mark of the latest episode of The Nine Club.

I was so down. One day, I just stopped and went “What am I doing? I’m out…” I left my car at home and got my skateboard, walked down the hill, and went rolling. In that moment, I felt this crazy energy come through my body. I stood up more, and was skating down the street. These cars were driving by like, “Muska!” [They were] beeping the horn and what not. I think it was some of the Chocolate guys… that was the day.

I skated to Maxfield, a fashion store; Scott Oster built a big ass full pipe there… Nobody was there; it was early in the morning. I was going to look at it, and keep going. Right when I was about to leave, I heard Jesse Martinez like, “Muska!” I was like, “Oh shit, it’s Jesse!” I rolled over, and he was like, “You’re going to skate today, right?” I’m like, “Yeah, I’m gonna skate.”

I started rolling on the full pipe and skating. Scott Oster showed up. Hosoi was there, and Eric Dressen. My idols from my childhood all showed up… That day started it. From that moment on, I made a conscious decision… that this injury is not going to defeat me. I’m going to be aware of it. I’m gonna be more healthy. I’m going to stretch. I’m going to retain positive thoughts. And I’m going to move on with what I have.

If that doesn’t inspire you, we don’t know what will. Watch the full episode above.


Justin Sommer Featured in Santa Cruz’s True Grit



Follow the journey of German skateboarding prodigy Justin Sommer in this episode of True Grit, a docu-series produced by Santa Cruz Skateboards.

Born to young parents, he was practically raised in the streets of Berlin where he got introduced to skateboarding. Justin learned the ropes from his older friends.

He also fell into wayward life when he was younger. But with the help of his genuine friends, he was able to steer in the right direction and has now made a successful career in skateboarding.

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Kelly Bird Opens Up in Latest The Nine Club Episode



Nike SB Global Brand Manager Kelly Bird opens up about growing up in Houston, getting into skateboarding, becoming a pro, and eventually transitioning to the industry side of skateboarding.

Before he became the global brand manager of Nike SB, Kelly worked for DC Shoes and Lakai Footwear.

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Catch Up with Mariah Duran in the Latest Nine Club Episode



Pro skater Mariah Duran has always been into sports as a young kid, she revealed in the latest episode of The Nine Club.

The goofy-footed skater from Albuquerque, New Mexico got introduced to skateboarding when she was around 10. Initially, she would borrow his brother’s board, but her mom eventually bought her a board.

She was also into softball when she was younger and basketball when she was in high school. Later on, she shifted her focus to skateboarding.

Mariah won the USA Skateboarding National Championships Womens Street in 2019, and 2021. She placed 4th in the most recent competition.

She is also a two-time X Games gold medalist for Women’s Street Skateboarding.

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