With a military themed stage and the amazing Fox Theater as the venue, the Oakland, CA stop of the LONGLIVEA$AP did not disappoint! A$AP Rocky and the A$AP Mob, Schoolboy Q, and Danny Brown all came out and respectively killed their sets, hyping the crowd up and instigating huge mosh-pits before bringing out friends E-40, Too Short, and Kendrick Lamar.
In honor of the SF Giants winning the World Series, here's the latest from our homie Richie Cunning of the Rec League! Enjoy!
The Downtown Throwdown rolled into a town that has been on what has seemed to be a month-long bender. Fleetweek, America's Cup, The Dew Tour, and most notably, the Giants winning the World Series, San Francisco has been going off. The Downtown Throwdown added to the excitement as some of the best rail shredders in the game gathered at the Civic Center to celebrate the art of dropping hammers.
Sammy Luebke with the Civic Center in the background.
The day got off to a little bit of a late start as the crowd definitely took its time to muster up. Once the beats started dropping, the riders started their endless assault on a trio of rails put together by Krush Kulesza and his Snowboy Productions. The menu for the day was a down-flat-down box, an a-frame bar, and up bar to donkey dick.
Krush with the Instagram Alerts
Guest judges Sean Genovese, Bode Merrill, and Forest Bailey had their work cut out for them because the pool of riders included Andrew Brewer, Ryan Paul, Zak Hale, Dylan Thompson, Brandon Hobush, Nial Romanek, Johnny Brady and more.
Sean Black - style for miles
Shred celebrities Jesse Burtner and Preston Strout manned the mic to help the eclectic crowd understand the complex trick variations that were being thrown. Sick Crocs bro
When all was said and done, the JEDI, Nial Romanek walked away with top honors. It's been a longtime coming for him to win a big comp. He's definitely one of the top rail riders in Lake Tahoe.
Nial Romanek stoked
Here are your winners
1st Place – Nial Romanek; $6000
2nd Place – Brandon Hobush; $3000
3rd Place – Dylan Thompson; $2000
4th Place – Ted Borland; $1000
5th Place – Andrew Brewer; $500
Bode Merrill’s Bakers Dozen Award - Johnny Brady; 13 Cosmo Shots
Monster Moment Best Trick Award- Brendan Gerard; $500 FS 180 switch 50-50 half-cab out on the pole-jam
To see more pics, they had the crowd hashing their faces off on Instagram. Click here to see all the #dttd madness
The 395 Ditch Destruction Derby Featured
The 395 Ditch Destruction Derby is this Sunday. Sign ups are at Classic Skate Shop, 119 Thoma Street Reno, NV 89501. All ages and skill levels are welcome. It will be a best run, best trick, and fastest run format. The contest starts at noon this Sunday at the 395/Bonanza Ditch.
Town Park In Oakland Featured
It’s fall in the bay, and as usual, everyone’s blessed with sun and an abundance of music and art events. As the Oakland art scene continues to grow with events like Art Murmur,—and the rising rent in S.F. pushing artists out of the city— local contributors teamed up with the Youth Speaks organization to throw together a yearly event for the locals.
Filmers Nick Midwig and John Benam recently got their hands on a Phantom HD Gold camera, and used it to film some amazing slow-mo footage of Spencer Brown doing a bunch of rad skateboarding maneuvers around town. The Phantoms slow motion capabilities and super high definition video really highlight Browns tech wizardry, and the end result in a very enjoyable minute and a half. Enjoy it below!
why are we on tour - day 11 Featured
With at least a good portion of the partying out of systems we headed across the city to the Haight, home of all the hippies, crazies and FTC. By this point we lost Jason Privett to the lure of the mountains, Lake Tahoe and the easy life; Priv will be missed, but the show goes on.