#TBT: Peter Smolik - Shorty's "Fulfill the Dream"

How could you not be an Alcosmolik? We’re talking about the style, the attitude, the embodiment of everything that made the San Diego scene blow up in the 1990s. Peter Smolik was on the cutting edge of ledge skating for days, with the signature sag, crooked brim, and puffy shoes just adding to the allure. But it was the moves that made us fans, and Smolik’s still hold up. Handpicked by Muska to be on the Shorty’s squad, he was on a roll until the luster of the Shorty’s / Osiris / San Diego scene just sort of wore off. But it’s Smolik, and with Sk8Mafia he picked right back up where he left off, and now all we need is one more part like this out of him.

Harvest Jam 2015 Recap

Our last All Ages Contest of the year: Harvest Jam presented by Expedition One was lit last Saturday, with Frankie Heck and Dylan Witkin in town hyping up the crowd. Here are some highlights from the day and coverage of our Annual All Ages Award ceremony. See photos.

SPoT Broke-Ass Christmas Costume Party

Time for another year of trashy costumes, NSFW gifts and booty shakin' as we gear up for our 14th Annual SPoT Broke-Ass Christmas Costume Party at The Bricks next weekend. We've got $1,000 in prizes to give away for best (or worst) dressed and best twerk, so get your ass there - literally. Full details here.

SPoT Product Watch: Traffic Skateboards

Traffic Skateboards and it's 10+ years within the industry continues the course of being a solid and respected brand by dropping their newest Holiday offering, "The Matchbook Series". With all new pro graphics, they even threw in a shaped deck to round out this holiday capsule. On the softer side of things, The "Premium Parts" series feature a tee in Cool Blue and an embroidered snap-back cap in Forest Green, while the Liberty snap-back comes in a Brown and the Stop & Go cap in a Khaki. Find these items and more from Traffic available now in-store and online, and while you're at it, peep their latest Traffic Update after the jump. More photos.

Zaturdays: Bread N' Butter

Different tricks come easier to different people, for whatever reason. And that one trick that comes the absolute easiest? The one you can take to any spot at any time and throw down with little to no effort at all? That’s your Bread ‘n Butter. It’s as if each of us was born to do a certain trick, or a couple of them if we’re lucky. For me it was the fakie flip, for you it might be the Caballerial, the nollie hardflip or the late shove. You’re stoked if your B ‘n B is highly regarded and in sync with the tastes of the times (kickflips, switch flips, hard flips, etc.), but it’s way more interesting when a person’s go-to is some road-less-traveled type trick like a frontside boneless hand flip, a front foot impossible, or a fakie frontside Bruce Jenner. Read more.