Author: Ruben Najera

The wonderful world of Youtubes Professional Skateboarders!

The influence of skateboarding youtubers is undeniable. There is this strange unspoken thing where as influential as skateboard vloggers are they are essentially not spoken or acknowledged in the “core” skateboard market or magazines. The “youtube” skateboarding professional has become a reality and oddly enough become its own category in our industry. What does it…

 

MOST WATCHED SKATEBOARD YOUTUBE VIDEOS!

We are in interesting times right now where many YouTubers are experiencing demonetization and are losing their income from videos for their content. The world is changing and just as quickly as myspace came and Facebook overtook it we will witness many avenues of social media become lapped by the “newer” thing.  However, as it stands right…

 

2017 BEST OF THE YEAR

2017 was a fantastic year for skateboarding as a whole. The level of progression is insane and the skateboard trickery of today is reminiscent of the video games you grew up playing. Those Tony Hawk video game combos are real! Here are 4 memorable and groundbreaking things we had in skateboarding in 2017. I remember…

 

VINTAGE SKATEBOARDS EQUAL BIG BUCKS

As skateboarders, we have all had that Uncle, Neighbor, or onlooker at the skate park tell us “when I was your age I had a Natas board” or something of that nature applied to their favorite skateboarder of the time. Being a young skateboarder I couldn’t imagine saving a skateboard and NOT skating it! Collecting…

 

LIVE TO SKATE

I want to make it clear that the following article is not influenced by working and being an instructor for Goskate.com for the past decade. This is not biased praise just because I work for them but they truly are a great company and I have always been thankful for all the connections they have…

 

El Toro: The Hammer Hall of Fame

El Toro High Schools 20 Stair has seen many years of body hucking and carcass tossing left and right. Anyone that comes to pull something off at this spot means business. And more often than not people leave unsuccessful and broke off. There are however a handful of tricks that have been pulled off and engraved…

 

3 Skateboarding Video parts to remember!

We live in an age where skateboard footage and video parts are a dime a dozen. Where every day your mind is flooded by instagram video parts and gnarly footage that despite how groundbreaking it is you forget about it the next day because it gets overwritten by something else. Its just to much and…

 

PHOENIX AM 2017

Phoenix Am is a legendary contest that is a not only a tradition in Arizona but a staple in the skateboard industry in general. Every year the biggest brands on earth and the best am skateboarders in the world gather in the desert to skate one of the most important skateboard contests there is. This contest…

 

The Top 4 Skateboarding Entrepreneurs

Skateboarders are artists, crafters, entrepreneurs, musicians and more. We all have a set skill of never giving up and pursuing something till we “land it” or accomplish it. We have this drive within us to make things happen. A lot of skateboarders run their own businesses and sometimes its not always in skateboarding. Here is…