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Another month goes by, and it’s time for another State of Skate. Our fearless freelance photog Yoon Sul has been on the road covering Maloof in DC (if you missed those posts, you’ll find them HERE), but that doesn’t mean he’s not still on top of all that is happening in the world of skate. Read on. -ed.
What’s up, this is Yoon and it’s time to bring you the State of Skate. All the news that’s fit to print.
First off, the guys over at the BLVD. just added a new member to their team: Rodrigo Peterson. In addition to joining his good friends at the BLVD., he also came with a pretty sick introduction video part with all the bells and whistles. Check it out as soon as you can over at the BLVD site....good stuff Rodrigo!
Another video part came out on September 10th - Manny Santiago’s birthday. He’s had an amazing summer filming, and ended it with a pretty amazing run at Maloof Money Cup DC, where he placed 4th. Check out his video part at the AMMO skateboards site. Yeah Manny!
After a long summer healing from being on fire earlier this year – literally, Kevin Long is all healed and hitting the streets with the Shake Junt video, CHICKEN BONE NOWISON! Good to see you back on the board dude!
Thrasher’s KING OF THE ROAD is on and Eric Koston and the defending NIKE SB champs are ready to go. The 2010 champs are defending themselves against the Lakai, Dekline, and Vans teams. Looks like they’ve got some heavy lifting in the near future.
Chaz Ortiz has a pretty cool new Gatorade commercial out for their Go All Day campaign. You can check it out over at the Berrics.
Red Bull Manny Mania host Joey Brezenski won back the crown over at his own contest in NYC. Dude’s pretty dang good on two wheels…..and that’s not an easy thing to be.
Cliché skateboards just introduced Lem Villemin to the team. He joins his good friend Lucas Puig, who recently had an amazing Transworld Pro Spotlight, TWS cover, and an amazing TWS video part, accompanied by Lem’s rollcall. Good job mates!
Deathwish am Moose just came out with a ridiculous recruit over at the Berrics. This part is so gnarly…..you won’t be able to close your mouth till it’s over. Moose, can’t wait to see what you got up your sleeve next!
Congrats to KC’s Sean Malto for winning the 2011 Street League Championship in Newark, New Jersey. Despite hurricane Irene, Sean was able to make it to Newark to replace an injured Tommy Sandavol, and ended walking away with $200.000.00. Not bad for a guy who wasn’t even supposed to be there. He stopped Nyjah Huston’s run and they celebrated together, hosting a costume party while stranded in their hotel with all the Street Leaguers during the storm.
Skullcandy pros Lizard King and Theotis Beasley are back home after a long month away on the road for the Baker Deathwish Lowlife Tour, ending in Washington DC for Maloof Money Cup. They’re back in the streets filming for the upcoming Shake Junt and Deathwish videos. Gonna be bangers for sure.
Heath Kirchart came out of “retirement” to compete as a wild card in the Maloof Money Cup. It was really great to see him back for just a short time, blasting bs 1-foots on the quarter, bs flips over the can, and ending with a broken board from a classic bs lip down the rail…..unfortunately, it was Andrew Reynold’s board…..but that didn’t stop Andrew from winning Maloof with an incredible run. His monstorous kickflip lipslide on the rail took down another legend, Ronnie Creagar, who has been having a good month coming off from his recent win in Vegas at Lord of the Lines. Maloof couldn’t have ended any better, with two legends going head-to-head in some torturous weather. At the end, though, Andrew proved why he is known simply as the “Bowse.”
And finally, The DEW Tour ended this past weekend in SLC with Canadian destroyer, Ryan Decenzo beating out Greg Lutzka and Paul Rodriguez to take home 1st place. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of his destruction in Maloof Money Cup coming up in South Africa at the end of this month.