Timebomb Trading Presents // The First Annual: STRATHLETICS (Vancouver, BC)

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Calling all Olympic Rejects!

Timebomb Trading and Strathcona Beer Co. Present: STRATHLETICS, the 1st Annual Canadian National Skateboard Team Tryouts. No drug tests required!

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Date: Sunday, September 11th 2016

Time: Starts at 1:00pm

Location: Strathcona Park – 857 Malkin Ave, Vancouver, BC V6A 2K5

Description: It’s not your average skateboard contest, and it’s not exactly the Olympics. It’s Strathletics! Timebomb Trading is teaming up with Strathcona Beer Co, KingShit Mag, and local skate shops to host this parody of Olympic Skateboarding.

Start your training regimen now to compete in events like; synchronized skating, hippy jump hurdles, skateboard discus toss, 100 metre mongo dash, skateboard high jump and more! Each event will include cash prizing, medals, and your chance to join the Strathletics team on our quest for Gold.

This is your opportunity to bring that internal flame that burns and show the world you are the ultimate Olymp… *ahem* Strathlete.

For more info CLICK HERE

INSTANCE: EXPLORING CUBA’S SKATE CULTURE

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Cuba’s skate scene has no funding, very few resources and not much to speak of in terms of a skate park. But despite those obstacles, the scene is growing, thanks in part to organizations like Cuba Skate and the kids that want to see it furthered.

In Part 2, the pros get immersed in Cuban culture and attend a contest at a local skate spot. For the local skaters, the arrival of the pros is another instance to examine their place in a country that they feel is being left behind. Presented by Stance and Vice Sports.

To watch Part 2 CLICK HERE

To watch Part 1 CLICK HERE

SHOPS EPISODE 4: SANCTION

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SHOPS is a video series that highlights some of the best retailers in Canada. Sanction is a Canadian owned, skateboarder & snowboarder operated shop with locations in Toronto. They strive to carry the most relevant product. Support your local shop!

DIME GLORY CHALLENGE 2016

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The good folks over at Dime and Vans were back at it again with the 2016 “Glory Challenge.” Created to defy the traditional concept and monotony of skate contests, it has become one of the most entertaining competitions in existence. 40 handpicked skaters headed to Montreal to compete in a series of ridiculous challenges that offered insane cash prizes . This included clearing gaps between boxes, the sack rail, and even a gladiator challenge where the contenders literally bodied each other in a fight to stay on their boards. The main event pitted reigning champion, and DGK team rider Wade DesArmo against internet legend, Jamal Smith in a game of SKATE.

The mayhem is now live on Thrasher. To watch the video CLICK HERE

To see all the photos from Dime Glory Challenge CLICK HERE

ETNIES: Q&A WITH MATT BERGER

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Etnies just dropped the NEW Jameson SL: A slimmed down, all suede version of the fan-favorite, Jameson 2 Eco. This shoe is the product of Etnies Footwear Designer, Rick Marmolijo, working closely with Matt Berger to craft his ideal skate shoe.

Etnies caught up with Matt to chat about his recovery from his injury, the Jameson SL, and his plans for the future…

To see the full Q&A CLICK HERE

INSTANCE: EXPLORING CUBA’S SKATE CULTURE

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Stance recently sent Punks & Poets, Ishod Wair, Andrew Reynolds and Lucien Clarke to Cuba with the Vice Sports crew in tow to capture the experience. Along with photographer and professional skateboarder Arto Saari, Vice Sports documented the exploration of the culture, the Cuban skateboarding community and what life as a Cuban born and raised skateboarder looks like from the inside. Take the two part documentary journey with us.

To watch Part 1 CLICK HERE

ES: KNOWSHOW OFFICIAL GAME OF SKATE

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A big thank you to everyone who came out for Knowshow to watch and skate in the éS Skateboarding Official Game of Skate.

Congrats to our finalists Oki, Steven Burke, Ryan Spate, Layne Caplette, Dillion Moore, Mikey Ray and Stacy Gabriel and our Winner Mad Greek

To see the full album CLICK HERE

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To watch the video recap CLICK HERE

INSTANCE: EXPLORING CUBA’S SKATE CULTURE

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Cuba’s skate scene has no funding, very few resources and not much to speak of in terms of a skate park. But despite those obstacles the scene is still growing, thanks in part to organizations like Cuba Skate and the kids that want to see it furthered. We travelled with Ishod Wair, Lucien Clarke, Andrew Reynolds and special guest photographer Arto Saari to see the best skate spots that the country has to offer and take note of a vibrant underground skate scene on the verge of change.

To see the trailer CLICK HERE

LRG: New Pieces From Sirvis

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LRG Advocate Sirvis has been steady grinding on painting murals in different cities and next month he will be taking part in the 5 day graffiti festival, Under Pressure out in Montreal so if your in the area be sure to check him out.

To check out more of his amazing work CLICK HERE