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Skater of the Month -

Meet Iris, our Skater of the Month for April!Our team was in awe of the raw energy and style this skater has, which must be pretty contagious if it can be captured through images and felt across the globe! This bilingual interview comes all the way from Buenos Aires and gives amazing insight into the local scene, telling tales of amistad, pasión y  diversión (friendship, passion, and fun)! Fun fact, we were so inspired by Iris that we made Stair Gaps the Trick of the Month for May! Full Name: Iris Cattafesta Skater Name:  Iris Instagram: @ xchamigaedgex Location: Mar Del...

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Skater of the Month -

We're all about spreading the stoke! Each month our Skate Team nominates skaters who've been going above the coping and beyond in the community to spread the stoke! We're loving Octane Jane and her contagious style and smile!

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History -

Part 2: Pay Attention To Your Dreams. By Duke Rennie Fred Blood and I skated at Skateboard World in Torrance, CA a few times together and became fast friends. He invited me to skate with him at the beach. One of Fred’s good friends at that time was Steve Rocco. I’d met Steve at school; we all went to Redondo Union High School. Steve Rocco was an amazing Freestyle Skateboarder. Fred and Steve both lived in Hermosa Beach. What I found was these guys would put on impromptu Skate Demos at the Hermosa Pier. These shows would gather huge crowds...

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Part 1: Taking Giant Steps. By Duke Rennie Fred Blood and I became friends quickly after I watched him Rollerskate into 10th grade English class. I was a decent speed skater and had skated at a few meets in my youth. The point is, I love rollerskating and had to know everything about what he was doing.  Our English teachers name was Dr. Hoimy. I’m sure that’s not the correct spelling. Fred informed me that he was going to the Skateboard Park that had recently opened, “Skateboard World” in Torrance. I was familiar, as my brothers and I had been...

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Don Piburn, a surfer, ’70s outlaw skateboarder is back with another series of stories to regale. This round he's sharing tales of his adventures with Sue Feldman in part 3 of his biographical accounts. Part 3: Little Sue Feldman Our mid- to late-1970’s Mission Beach (MB), California crew navigated an intersection in quad skating history.  Kenny Means out of San Pedro, California set the vertical quad skating baseline beginning in 1974. He inspired a considerable pool of vertical quad skating enthusiasts, many of their stories now posted as Veterans of Vert blogs on this very website.  Long discussions could ensue regarding...

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