I stumbled across this gem recently. I think what promoted me was from watching the 9 Club episode with Jason Lee. Jason was speaking highly of Jovontae’s 3 flips. I decided to take a gander to see what that was all about, and Jovontae certainly has a nice flick. Continue reading
El Skate Shop - The Wildest Skateboard Shop in the WestEl Skate Shop began in 2002 as online shop AND brick and mortar shop in Huntington Beach, CA. At 177 square feet we were fairly certain we owned the title of "Smallest Skate Shop in The World".
We also went by the slogan of "The Almost Non-Profit Skate Shop" where we priced our inventory very low in order to make easier for people to keep skating. You could buy blank decks from $16 to $20. Grip was $3.
As of 2021, elskateshop.com is mostly an archival site. However, we still do sell grip tape, wax and hardware and may one day get back into the business of selling skate goods.
Past team riders included Dallas Rockvam, Aaron Babila, Chris Treiber, Chris Hernandez, Mike Davidson, Matt Bublitz, Amber Moffatt, Darrell Noran, Eric Ricks and Ryan Fitch.
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There are a few moments in skateboarding history that are truly monumental. The Leap of Faith is one of them. And it’s such a landmark that no one has done it since.
And it’s just an ollie.
From local shops to elite sponsors, Sean Malto’s discipline has led to his successful skate career.
Malto picked up his first board at age 10 in his hometown of Lansing, Kansas. From an early age, he was supported by the Escapist Skate Shop in Kansas City, support that he still gets today. Continue reading
Big Boy Foy might not look like it, but he’s got the finesse of a figure skater when he’s on a board.
Starting his path to pro at age 4, Jamie entered a contest in his hometown of Deerfield Breach, Florida. He ended up getting a year’s supply of pizza for being the youngest contestant. Continue reading
One of the most prolific stakeboarders of the ’80s, Lance Mountain is still going strong to this day.
After getting his first skateboard from a friend in 1975, Mountain took first or second place in almost every amateur competition he entered. Continue reading
Also known as “Christ” or “Holmes”, Christian Hosoi started his path to pro skateboarder at 7. His dad managed a skatepark in California, leading to Hosoi dropping out of school to hone his skills. Continue reading
Steve Berra – Skate More
Pro skateboarder, director, screenwriter, actor, brand consultant, content creator. Give Steve Berra a job to do and he’ll do it. Continue reading
Redefining what it means to be a skater, Neen Williams is always looking to improve himself. Continue reading
Daewon Song is one of the most influential skaters of all time.
He received the “Skater of the Year” award by Thrasher Magazine in 2006 and was inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame in 2017. Continue reading
Bob Burnquist is an X-Games legend.
After starting skating at age 11 in Sao Paulo, Bob turned pro by the age of 14. In 1995 he won the Slam City Jam and has been wowing crowds ever since, competing in every Summer X-Game event from its start in 1995 to his retirement from the competition in 2017. Continue reading