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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.”

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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.

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Shecks Guests on the Latest ‘The Nine Club’ Episode

Pro skater Ryan Sheckler talks about growing up in Southern California, starting skateboarding at the tender age of two, his over two decades of career, and his personal struggles in the latest podcast episode of “The Nine Club”.

He also discusses starting his skateboarding company, the Sandlot Times, and the story behind the name.

The Nine Club is a skateboarding podcast started and hosted by professional skateboarder Chris Roberts in 2016. The show is co-hosted by Roger Bagley and Kelly Hart.

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Vans Skateboarding Drops ‘Lizzie’ Video

Get to know more about Lizzie Armanto through the lens of the persons closest to her in this 35 mm film directed by renowned filmmaker Greg Hunt and presented by Vans Skateboarding.

Lizzie is an X Games gold medalist (Barcelona, 2013) and the first-ever woman to make it to the cover of Transworld Skateboarding in 2016.

She was also the first female skateboarder to do the loop, a 360-degree vertical ramp on which the rider turns completely upside down while maintaining contact between the wheels of the skateboard and the ramp’s surface.

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New Episode of ‘Neighborhoods’ features Leo Heinert and Marco Hernandez

The second episode of “Neighborhoods” featuring pro skateboarder Leo Heinert and photographer Marco Hernandez is now live on the Jenkem Mag channel.

Heinert and Hernandez toured the back of the Boston Market parking lot, Gifford Playground, Greencroft Playground, and their other childhood spots in their hometown Staten Island with the Jenkem team.

Produced by Jenkem Mag, “Neighborhoods” is a series where skaters revisit their old stomping grounds and share stories of growing up in their communities.

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