Gear Check

Gear Check: Frankie Spears

Gear Check: Frankie Spears

Alien Workshop has had an eventful few years and now they have landed themselves back in Ohio where they can get back to their roots. One thing the company has always had is a sick team. Faces have come and gone over the years, but with a company like Alien we’re always down to embrace change. Change brings about people like Frankie Spears. This East Coast prodigy is from Long Island, New York and he brings that East Coast flavor to [...]

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Gear Check: Blake Johnson

Gear Check: Blake Johnson

Calling Santa Cruz’s Blake Johnson a powerhouse would be an understatement. Blake is one of the most powerful skaters out right now, but he manages to stay light enough on his feet to get into some pretty technical skating. Coming out of Venice Beach, Blake has been killing it forever, but in the last year he’s really popped up on everybody’s radar. He’s riding for Santa Cruz, Independent, Ricta, Bones Swiss, Crap Eyewear, and Adidas. Watch [...]

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Gear Check: Daniel Espinoza

Gear Check: Daniel Espinoza

This edition of Gear Check brings us the set up of young pro, Daniel Espinoza. We’re glad Daniel could pull it together and get some moves for us after what sounds like was a wild night before hand. Daniel is riding for Cliché, Lakai, Active, Autobahn, Andale, Royal, Diamond, and Quiet Life as you will probably see when you click play. You probably already should have stopped reading and clicked play anyway, but if you’re still reading this, [...]

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Gear Check: Cairo Foster

Gear Check: Cairo Foster

CCS alumni, Cairo Foster, stopped by our office to say hello one day so naturally, we kidnapped him along with a fresh deck and wheels from the warehouse and made him start skating. We’re all huge Cairo fans so we made some skate jokes, asked him questions like we were on the Chris Farley Show, and probably made him a little uncomfortable, but he’s a good sport so he was cool with all of our fanning out.

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Gear Check: Tom Karangelov

Gear Check: Tom Karangelov

Whether you can pronounce his name correctly or not Tom Karangelov has got to be on your radar. Tom is quite and smooth, but doesn’t hesitate to jump on something huge when the time comes. Tom also does a great job at finding and altering spots to make for maximum shred potential. We caught up with Tom to see what he was riding and witness some of those beautifully smooth moves he has tucked away in his white pant cuffs.

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Gear Check: David Gravette

Gear Check: David Gravette

Gear Check is a brief look into what today's pro and am skateboarders are riding under their feet. Wheels, Trucks, Deck THE FULL SET UP! In this episode of Gear Check David Gravette set up a freshie and shreds the park! enjoy!

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Gear Check: Carlos Ribeiro

Gear Check: Carlos Ribeiro

Ever since he busted on to the American skate scene a few years ago Carlos Ribeiro has been constantly amazing everyone who sees him step on a board. Somehow his bag of tricks consists of not a few, but all of the hardest tricks you could ever imagine. It must be something in the water down in Brazil. Naturally, after getting constant coverage and putting out multiple video parts Carlos has been bestowed a pro model from Paul Rodriguez [...]

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Gear Check: Neen Williams

Gear Check: Neen Williams

A few very prominent things come to mind when you think of Neen Williams. Dread locks, Heel Flips, and Tie dye do not, however, define this man. We linked up with Neen at Stoner Park in L.A. to see what kind of set up he was standing on and to see a few of those legendary Heel Flips. He set up a crispy new whip for us, but kept his trucks and wheels gently used. Must be all the flick in that new Shake Junt grip that helps boost his flipping power [...]

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Gear Check: Ryan Reyes

Gear Check: Ryan Reyes

Gear Check is a brief look into what today’s pro and am skateboarders are riding and wearing. Wheels, Trucks, Shoes, Pants, Underwear, THE FULL SET UP! In this episode of Gear Check Ryan Reyes set up a fresh Creature deck, nearly sweats through his Kr3w Pants and his Circa’s almost melted to the ground while shredding Pecos skatepark in Phoenix Arizona.

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