Bucky Lasek Tweets His Face Off!

June 30, 2010

Tweet Your Face Off with Bucky Lasek (@buckylasek)
Friday, June 25th, 2010

“Tweet Your Face Off” is a weekly interview series hosted by @AlliSports on twitter where the fans have their chance to weigh in by submitting questions to the guest. Follow Alli Sports on twitter and send in your own questions next week for the chance to win cool prizes!

Over the course of Bucky’s two-decade plus career, he’s proved time and again to be the fiercest, and most composed of any competitor on the pipe. With a never say die attitude, a perfectionist’s approach to putting together contest runs, and an uncanny ability to pull out a miracle when necessary, Bucky Lasek has taken home multiple Dew Cups, back to back X Games vert golds (twice), Vans Triple Crown titles, etc, etc. Bucky and his wife Jen have three daughters and live in San Diego, with the world’s largest private bowl right in the backyard. And yes, he’s great at skating that too. If you want to learn more about Bucky’s private bowl, pick up the upcoming issue of Skateboard Mag to read a special feature on it.

Bucky took some time to hang out with us in the TD Garden locker rooms before practice, and answer some of your questions.

Q: On a scale of 1-10, How awesome is the movie Face-Off?

A: Haven’t seen it.

(Ed. Note: I will assume that you watched it and it was so awesome it rocked your memory)

Q: In Tony Hawk Pro Skater, would you play as yourself, or someone else?

A: I just went through the game and made sure I was right. But I never played. That’s probably why I got kicked off. I prefer the real thing. […]


Longboarding, so Hot Right Now!

June 29, 2010

By Sydney Goldberg

Photo by Quinnton Parker

Photo by Quinnton Parker

I used to think longboarding was lame. I was a skateboarder. Why would I be caught dead cruising? And by cruising, I mean what that shirtless, flip-flop wearing schmuck you’ve seen around campus does. Every stride he takes is painful for you to watch because he looks like he is struggling just to stay on the board. Somehow, he thinks that his coasting moves will bring home the ladies. I am sorry to inform you Bro but I am in a sorority, and you don’t impress me one bit.

Funny story though,  I started interning for the wonderful Concrete Wave Magazine, which embraces every type of skating known to man (slalom, longboarding, street, downhill, freestyle), so I thought what the hell, why not give longboarding a whirl? […]

Get Familiar: Jon Nguyen

June 26, 2010

By OhioSkateUniv

I got the chance to meet Jon Nguyen during the 1st Annual Cowtown Showdown in Columbus, OH. Blueprint Skateboards were there to do a signing, a demo, and to judge the main competition all over a three-day span so I got to talk to him a number of times over the weekend. Jon seems like a laid back kind of guy and looked most at home riding his skateboard. His style on board is effortless, even when he lands a sketchy trick, it still has that style to it.

Recently, I came across some new footage of Jon skating, which prompted me to write this article. The video was raw footage from Revolution Wheels that had me awestruck a number of times. […]

Why I Love Action Sports

June 26, 2010

By: Tyler Daku


Caswell Berry Doing The Full Body "SHAKA!"

It’s now 12:47 AM. I work in a few hours, but I am not sleeping. I am lying wide-awake because my girlfriend and I found a copy of Enjoi Skateboards “Bag of Suck”. Caswell Berry has the opening part in this movie, but this little story is not about Caswell Berry, or “Bag of Suck” for that matter.

This is an account of the thoughts that started flooding my brain as soon as it began playing. It is a bunch of ratty looking dudes riding around on their skates, but it makes me feel something that watching normal TV or movies cannot. Action sports are a lifestyle. They are the music we listen to, the clothes we wear, the people we associate with and the reason we get out of bed in the morning. […]

Teen Choice Awards 2010: Who Are You Voting For?

June 26, 2010

By Zarrin Alam

Teen Choice Awards 2010 is coming up in August and it is the time to vote for your favorite stars in categories such as coolest villain, favorite comedian and much more. Though, the one category that I’m looking forward to the most is “Action Sports Athlete” of the year. This year’s nominees are the most known action sports athletes out there right now, and they need YOUR vote to determine who will come out on the top. […]

TC Xone: Remembering a dream come true…

June 21, 2010

By TC Kirkham

Sorry I’ve been away longer than I planned on…so much going on in the Xone that I can’t keep up with all of it…

It was 11 months ago this weekend that a dream came true for me.

I’ve been a HUGE fan of skateboarding – and many other action sports – since I was in Junior high. It was at that time that the sport was being reinvented by a team of guys from the Venice, California area known as Dogtown. Led by Stacy Peralta, Tony Alva, and Jay Adams, these guys REVOLUTIONIZED skateboarding. And I was in on the ground floor.

Well, ok, as a SPECTATOR…my mother would never let me get a skateboard…which was probably a good thing, given what a klutz I could be from time to time. […]

“Never Bored on a Board” – The Wiley One – Free Track Download

June 19, 2010

By Brian Beagle

From nb

An @Mkbain exclusive!

As Sam Wiley ollied over a massive flight of 10 stairs, he thought he’d like to get sponsored and enter the world of professional skateboarding.

As Sammy slammed into the ground at the base of those same stairs and severely sprained his ankle, he thought he’d like to write and perform music for a living instead.

Lucky for us, his ankle never fully healed.

The Wiley One, Sammy’s modern reggae-inspired rock band, features down-to-earth messages focused on promoting spiritual and artistic expression, saving the environment, and finding joy in every day’s struggles, set to a rhythm of catchy, up-beat guitar riffs. With his skateboarding background, The Wiley One’s music is an ideal companion to any board rider’s session, whether skate, snow or surf.

“When you forget the past, the future, and live in the now, you will feel true bliss and freedom. Music and boarding does that for us,” Sammy believes.

Pro surfer Holly Beck agrees—she uses The Wiley One’s “Go Green” as the sole track in her sustainable living and surfing video, “Life After Competitive Surfing is a bit greener.” The Wiley One’s passion for the environment and working with nature melds perfectly into the world of surf, sand and sun.

“Surfing is my last boarding conquest,” Sammy admits. “I consider myself to be a spiritual person and surfing is spiritual in nature. I love the ocean and everything about surfing.”

The Wiley One has also caught the attention of the X Games, and for the past three years they have performed songs such as their hit “Go Green” to the games’ immense crowds of extreme sports enthusiasts. This summer, The Wiley One plans to kick off their summer tour surrounding the X Games with a string of bio-diesel solar powered shows along the Pacific Coast Highway from July 21-31. The band will be previewing their new single “Never Bored on A Board,” scheduled to launch later this year.

Fuel TV features The Wiley One’s “False Reality” on an episode of Firsthand featuring pro surfer Damien Hobgood, letting Sammy’s music illustrate the calming, playful vibes of surfing in Tahiti.

For Sammy, these vibes fit the description of The Wiley One perfectly—cunning, enticing and lighthearted. And for the boarding world, The Wiley One’s passion and impact through music fits its sports just as well.

A story by Jessica Conditt
Sundawg Media

Here it is, after all the anticipation, “Never Bored on a Board” free track download! Click here!

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Brian Beagle is a regular guy who builds things for a living and loves action sports. For more of his action sports insights, check out his other blog, or follow him on twitter at @mkbain.