Posts by Ian Browning
ORCHARD SKATESHOP IS FINALLY REOPENING THEIR DOORS IN BOSTON
The pandemic took Orchard to online-only operations, but they are back with a fresh new shop in Boston's North End!
A LOOK AT THE SKATEBOARD DROUGHT OF 2020
If you’ve walked into a skate shop lately, you may have had some difficulty getting your hands on the product you came in for.
WHAT’S FUELING SKATEBOARDING’S CURRENT BOOM?
We investigated why so many noobs are suddenly buying skateboards.
WHAT CORONAVIRUS MEANS FOR THE SKATEBOARD SUPPLY CHAIN
The skateboarding business is a delicate house of cards, built on razor-thin profit margins. Will it weather the storm?
HOW NIKE SB’S DUNK CULTURE AFFECTS SKATE SHOPS
Reselling sneakers has grown from an eBay hustle into an industry, and skate shops have become inadvertent players in it.
HOW A GROUP OF WOMEN FOUGHT FOR EQUAL PAY IN CONTEST SKATING
The story of the women who banded together to change contest skating forever.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SKATE SHOP
If you've ever wondered what goes on all day at a skate shop — the people, the small talk, the sales — we spent 12 hours at NJ Skate Shop to give you an idea.
IS THERE A METHOD TO WINNING SOTY?
Is there a strategy or some secret way to win skateboarding's most popular award?
HOW DO PROFESSIONAL SKATERS DEAL WITH HEALTH INSURANCE?
We talked with a bunch of pro skaters & industry dudes to find out how Obamacare has affected them and skateboarding as a whole.
DOES SIZE MATTER?
I hit up physical therapist Dr. Kyle Brown for some insight on whether or not our height plays a noticeable role in how we skate.
A FIRST LOOK AT OPERA AND SKATEBOARDING’S NEWEST GROUP OF BRANDS
Bill Weiss and a few of his close friends are picking up the pieces from the Dwindle rubble and starting fresh with a new slew of brands.
HOW CHAD CARUSO SKATED ACROSS AMERICA
Chad did it the way most skateboarders would: independently and without much of a plan.
PREMIERE: VIVIEN FEIL AND SOY PANDAY IN MAGENTA’S “JUST CRUISE II”
We hope to skate half as good as these dudes when we are in our 40s.
WHAT HAPPENED TO GERSHON MOSLEY?
From punching Andrew Reynolds, to not getting "pimped" by the industry, Gershon covers everything you wanted to know.