Zaturdays: Not Another Skateboarder Inquiry

So we were at the Nike Pop up park at 50 Kent in Brooklyn the day before we did the Damn Am NYC last month, and a youngish kid, (I’ll call him W) approached me saying he’d emailed Eric and me that morning about entering Damn Am. I let him know I hadn’t checked my email but that we’d been doing registration for the last two months and that it was probably a little late to try to register now. I said he’d probably have to wait until next year (“just don’t wait up until the day before the contest haha”). I promised I’d get back to him about his email later on. Let the record show that W was maybe the nicest kid of all time, and that he wasn’t being pushy, he really just wanted to know what he had to do to skate the Damn Am next year. The email shown was in the old inbox when I was back on my computer that night. Read more.

Street League Super Crown World Championships in Chicago

This Sunday in Chicago is the Final of Finals: The Street League Super Crown World Championship, presented by Nike SB. Luan, Nyjah, P-Rod, Shane and more in the men's division, and recently announced will be the women's division, featuring Leticia Bufoni, Lacey Baker, and Pamela Rosa, to name a few. We're stoked to be a part of it, with Brian Schaefer and Paul Zitzer out there hyping up the crowd and interviewing the Pros. If you can't make it, we'll be playing the live webcast at The Bricks starting with the women's division at 2pm ET and men's division at 5pm ET. Come join us and cheer on your matter who wins, it's going to be one for the books. More info here or at

Vans Syndicate SK8 Hi NYC "S"

Celebrating a decade of Vans Syndicate would not be complete without a proper tribute to New York skateboarding icon Andy Kessler. As the third installment honoring the 10th anniversary of Syndicate, this October 3 Vans releases the Sk8-Hi Reissue NYC "S" inspired by the east coast skateboarding legend. Touted as one of the original pioneers of New York skateboarding in the 1970s and 1980s, Kessler is remembered for his dedicated community work in building public skateparks, inspiring locals and skateboarders from all walks of life to be a part of the emerging New York skate scene. See more photos.

New Course Construction October 5-16

It's that time of year again, and the Pro Course is getting changed around to make way for another Tampa Am / Tampa Pro. The demo / rebuild is scheduled to start next week (October 5 - 16) and there will be free skating while it's happening. Don't forget we still have an upgraded mini-course and outdoor concrete park. Want to know what the new course will look like? We can't show you the official plans yet, but rumor has it that Schaefer did a rough drawing and posted on his Instagram. Last year we had a pretty rad after session once the 2015 course was finished...peep it below and get ready for an even better one this year.

#TBT: Cody McEntire Smoke & Mirrors

Cody McEntire is famous for being underrated. Good to see that’s been changing the last year or so though, especially since he qualified into Street League at the Pro Open in Barcelona. But what took so long? He’s one of the most tech, most consistent dudes out and he has been ever since he came on the scene back in 2006 when he won Tampa Am as a total unknown. To give you an idea, here’s his part from the Digital Smoke and Mirrors video from 2008. Not sure why we all didn’t come around sooner, but hey, better late than never. And look at him now, one of eight mega pros to make it to the Super Crown Championship this weekend in Chicago. It’d be rad to see him win it.