Detroit was hit harder than almost any other area during the recession, and the city is having a tough time recovering. Even though Detroit's economic outlook (and tourism bureau) may be bleak, Donovan sees only opportunity... just like a true hustler.
This Saturday, after 6 and a half years of scheduling conflicts and park redesigns, Andrew Reynolds will officially become The Boss of Battle Commanders.
It's quite an accomplishment to do a trick so damn well that it is revered as the gold standard in the world of skateboarding. Andrew Reynolds is one of an elite few skaters who wholly possess a signature trick, and is universally recognized as having the ultimate version on lock. That trick is, of course, the frontside flip.
The Berrics and Matix asked all of you to upload your finest manuals - tagged #MATIXBERRICS2UP - to win a chance to skate with Daewon at The Berrics. We received HUNDREDS of jaw-dropping entries, and after tallying the votes, the winner is... John Garfield! We were stoked on his "If I Can Dream" edit, and we knew John would bring his A-game today. It took a while to align their schedules and make sure he and Daewon could come on the same day, but we're sure it was well worth the wait.
Pushing the boundaries of skateboarding and innovating on a massive scale requires mega-commitment. The legendary Danny Way opens up about what skateboarding means to him, and why his biggest obstacle is sometimes his own ego.
A skateboard is only one of Danny Way’s vehicles. Anyone who’s followed his career long enough knows he’s super into fast cars, dirt bikes, and anything else that’ll give him at least a little thrill — hell, just look at the ramps he builds if you need anymore evidence on that matter. But his 2004 BMW E46 M3, that’s his pride and joy. To announce the launch of the all new BMW M3 and first ever BMW M4, Danny shows off his beast of a car and reflects on how it relates to the ramps and style of skating he’s known for. And yup, as you'd expect... It hauls ass.
In 2003 Danny Way straight up redefined what was possible on a skateboard. His part in "The DC Video" opened up an entirely new style of skating with the birth of the Mega Ramp. While every other part leading up to this one was revolutionary in its own right, this was the one that launched him into a whole other stratosphere of gnarliness. He achieved new distances and heights in skateboarding... literally. Besides earning the unofficial title of gnarliest skater alive, he broke 2 official world records with this part: "longest distance jump" and "highest air"—in the same run no less!!! If this doesn't get you stoked to go skate and push your own physical limits, may god have mercy on your soul.
Trickipedia is not a Trick Tips section, but that doesn't mean you're not going to learn. Trickipedia is the general education page for skateboarding tricks started by the Berrics so that future generations understand the difference between frontside and backside and that there is no such thing as switch nollie half cabs. Each week one of Skateboarding's best will help fill Trickipedia's pages until it is the most comprehensive reference work on the planet. This week Tommy Fynn revisits Backside 180 Nosegrinds - this time in HD. Check out the original version handled by Brandon Del Bianco back on May 11th, 2010. If you have any suggestions of who you would like to see do certain tricks in the future feel free to drop us a line at email@example.com.