Category Archives: Active Army

Active Army is Active Ride Shop’s shop team program. In this column we highlight the best shop riders for the whole world to see. Active Army has been an unsaid tradition since 1989 which has helped launch many careers and built life long friendships along the way.


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Thomas Turner Interview

Thomas Turner is a local shredder out in Tempe, AZ. We first saw him ripping at the Element Skate Camp when we were up there for our Fresgnar trip and kept in touch ever since.
Our dude Eric Ylikangas sat down and talked with him for bit. Get to know Thomas! Make sure to watch the clips he sent over after below.

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Van Doren Invitational: Shop Battle

Starting off all the madness that is the Vans U.S. Open of Surf in Huntington Beach with the Van Doren Invitational Shop Battle. Nine of the best skate shops in California competed for the overall $6,000 prize! Active team riders, Morgan Wolf (Santa Monica), Ryan Hill (Chino Hills), & Ethan Loy (Costa Mesa) were there to shred!

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War of the Stores 2015

After a brief hiatus since the one before, the War of the Stores this year held at The Berrics. All 25 Active Ride Shop locations hailing from Southern California brought out their Active Army team . Everybody was ripping indeed, but only one held the title of best team and the $2,000 cash prize. Special thanks to DC Shoes & The Berrics for making this year possible!

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