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Listen to the Audio From Tyshawn Jones’s Thrasher Interview

Thrasher’s The Basement Tapes return with Tyshawn Jones’s interview from the May issue. T.J. talks about passing the torch to Milton Martinez, future goals, and more in this 13-minute Q&A with Lui Elliott. 2018’s SOTY also reveals that he’d like to win the trophy again; and that he’s been getting into acting over the past year.

I would like to see if I could skate well enough to receive the award again, just to see if I’m capable of it. I don’t want to win no contests or anything. As for myself in my regular life, I want to buy my mom a house, a Rolls Royce truck, multiple Tastes So Good restaurants around the world and be happy. I would like to act as well. I’ve been trying it lately so you’ll see me on your TV screen in the near future. I’m not even going to list them all; people be hating out here. They only like you for what they know what you can do. Nobody ever wants to see you expand. I can sit here, say all the shit that has nothing to do with skateboarding and someone will tell me, “You’re trippin’. You already got this good at skateboarding and accomplished all of this, just only skate.” Like, no. I feel like it’s common to get trapped into a box and only do what you’re good at. I think everyone should want to expand, to do different things and explore. That’s what life is about. It’s too short to just do one thing. I mean, you could do one thing your whole life and enjoy it but that’s not for me.

Listen to the 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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