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WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE REMIXER IN SKATEBOARDING?

Should raw skate footage be made available to editors all over the world after a new part is released?  

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CALL OF DUTY JUST GOT ADDED TO X GAMES (NO, REALLY)

After all, what’s more X-treme than killing someone?  

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THE 10 MOST MEMORABLE SWITCH 360 FLIPS

To me, the switch tre is the gold standard of skateboarding skill. It’s what separates men from boys.  

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IN DEFENSE OF THE VARIAL FLIP

Today I call for decisive action by the skateboard community: end varial flip discrimination.  

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SKATEBOARDING & WRITING: NOT SO DIFFERENT AFTER ALL?

The writer’s struggle is very much the skateboarder’s struggle, the skateboarder’s joy is very similar to the writer’s joy.  

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HOW DO YOU JUDGE A SKATEBOARD CONTEST?

Even if you think the idea of “winning,” is bullshit, you have to admit that someone stringing together a sick run without falling is exciting… at least it should be.  

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PRETEND WE HAVEN’T GROWN

"This is the secret treasure hidden inside of our pursuit of skateboarding. The activity is so terrible for us, and cares about us so little, that we can’t possibly do it without loving it. Which means that even the ugliest and biggest assholes in our midst are capable of love."  

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WHAT IF SKATEBOARDING LOOKED LIKE THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY?

Both started as illegitimate offshoots – skateboarding from surfing, video games from scientific computer laboratories – and found their own footing through periods of rapid refinement driven by core practitioners.  

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WILL SKATEBOARDERS EVER BE TRADED LIKE IN OTHER SPORTS?

Skateboarding might be on television and pretty much everywhere, but it’s not the NBA, NFL, or even the PGA.... yet.  

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