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Learn the Story Behind One of Skateboarding’s Most Important Magazines

When we think of iconic skate mags, Thrasher, Transworld, and Big Brother come to mind. Unfortunately, the archetype for all of these publications is often overlooked. In terms of photography, art direction, and editorial voice, Skateboarder paved the way for everything that would come after it by creating a unique formula that formed the foundation of what all skate media is built on. Rick Charnoski and Buddy Nichols’ documentary on the original incarnation of the magazine tells its stories through voices ranging from Christian Hosoi and Lance Mountain to Glen E. Friedman and Craig Stecyk. It’s a valuable history lesson that every skater should be familiar with. Watch The Original Skateboarder documentary in its entirely above. And if you’d like to dig deeper, the entire Skateboarder archive is available for viewing on the Transworld site.


Skating Across Borders Mini Ramp Jam Registration Now Open

This year’s Skating Across Borders charity event will be held on May 21st from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Green Bench Brewing, St. Petersburg, Fl.

Presented by the Stoefs Studio in cooperation with the Skatepark of Tampa, the fundraiser features a mini ramp jam as well as live band performances.

Register at to join the mini ramp jam.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Board for Bros, a non-profit dedicated to providing skateboarding equipment, safe skate spots, and youth mentoring in their community.

Board for Bros will also have a tent during the event where they will be accepting old boards and skateboard parts that will be refurbished and given to kids who can’t afford their own.

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Monster Energy Crew to Kick Off Euro Tour

Ishod Wair, Grant Taylor, Aurelien Giraud, and the rest of the Monster Energy Crew will shred the best skate spots in Europe this summer in the upcoming Monster Euro Tour.

The tour is in partnership with local skate shops.

The first stop will kick off in Bristol on the 8th of May.

The rest of the tour schedule follows.

  • Hamburg – May 14
  • Berlin – May 17
  • Munich – May 21
  • Athens – June 5
  • Warsaw – June 10
  • Helsinki – July 1
  • Vienna – July 9
  • Tel-Aviv – September 3
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Watch the X Games Chiba 2022 live on YouTube and ESPN App

Hey X Games fans. You can catch X Games Chiba 2022 live from April 22-24 on the ESPN app and the X Games YouTube Channel.

You can find the schedule and the links to the live streaming for each game here and the full list of participating athletes here.

Two hours of event recap coverage will also air on ABC as part of the World of X Games series on May 14 and 21 from 2 – 3 p.m. ET.

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