“A Day of S.K.A.T.E”

June 26, 2012

By: OhioSkateUniv

Paul Rodriguez & Manny Santiago play a game of SKATE across L.A.

This is the end result of a contest AT&T and P. Rod teamed up on in which a filmer was given a chance to get paid to film skateboarding on top of an all expense paid trip to L.A. The winning filmer was Andrew Lovgren, who got to work with Nigel K. Alexander (whom skate heads should already be familiar with) to pump out this video. You can find some behind the scenes videos here.

Previously:
Job Opportunity: AT&T’s On The Road With Paul Rodriguez

When not writing for Expression Session, you can find the writer posting daily at his own blog, Ohio Skate University and posting weekly at The Goodie Bag Blog.

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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. […]


Can “The Animal” grab the only major gold he’s never won?

May 19, 2010

By TC Kirkham

When it comes to action sports, he’s the golden boy. But can “The Animal” grab the ONLY brass ring he’s never won? 

If you think of action sports today, you usually think of one name – Shaun White. He’s done it all when it comes to action sports, and in two different seasons. He’s a two-time Olympic gold medalist in Snowboard Superpipe. He’s the most decorated athlete in Winter X Games history, having won gold in both Superpipe and Slopestyle more than once as well as his share of silver and bronze. He’s won the Summer X Games gold in Skateboard Vert. And he’s won the coveted Dew Cup in Skateboard Vert as well. 

The only title he’s never held – and the one he’s determined to get this year – is that of Skateboard Vert World Champion. […]


5 best vert tricks ever, IMHO!

April 22, 2010

By Brian Beagle

We’re getting close to the return of the Dew Tour, and I can’t wait!  June 25th needs to hurry up and get here so I can see all the crazy tricks I haven’t even imagined yet!  The tour starts in Boston and should give us some of the best skateboarding, BMX riding and FMX the world has ever seen.  That being said, here are the 5 best skateboarding vert tricks, according to me that is.

Starting at #5 are all the crazy kick flips that have been thrown down lately; take a look at the X Games 15 final.  I never thought the kick flip would be a normal part of a vert routine, but all the finalists have at least 2 different variations in their runs.

On to #4, Shaun White‘s 540 body varial,  […]