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HUF X High Times Collaboration!


HUF teamed up with High Times and is releasing a limited supply collaboration that will make you want to get your hands on.  The collaboration features a tees, snapbacks, pullover hoodie, bucket hat with Accessories of a High Times embroidered Plantlife socks, lighters, stickers and pin set.  Plus a HUF Hupper shoe features natural canvas upper with High Times embroidery detail, custom insoles and a zipper stash pocket with tongue.  The collab is imited to 420 pieces worldwide!  Our Active Santa Monica location will be receiving this collection the first week of October.

Here’s a taste at what the collection looks like!







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Taco Shoesday Vans Sk8 Hi Pro S Shoe

It’s Taco Tuesday and that means some more tasty, delicious, mouth watering tacos for us to devour!  It’s also Taco


Shoesday and we’ll be checking out the Vans Syndicate Sk8 Hi Pro S Shoe. For their 35th anniversary Vans put together the “Jazz Stripe” collection.  The Sk8 Hi Pro S Shoe features Duracap reinforcement in all of the high abrasion areas, co-molded PU sockliners, the sweetest and most durable suede uppers replacing the canvas underlays, classic vulcanized waffle rubber soles and some cushy soft insoles to keep your feet nice and comfy.  It’s a classic and favorite amongst skaters, musicians, artists and part of all culture types.   Overall you have to get your hands on one of these, plus a taco in the other hand!

Vans Syndicate Sk8 Hi Pro S Shoe



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Taco Shoesday Emerica G-Code Shoe!


It’s Taco Shoesday and that means another shoe review with some tasty tacos in hand as well!  The  Emerica G-Code x Baker collab is not only one sweet looking shoe, but performs as one of the best shoes to skate in.  You have all your technical features with a one piece seamless toe cup to help reduce any blow-outs, Foam Pro 1 footbed giving you that extra comfort with a full-length EVA midsole,  non-slip desert grip and a thin padded tongue and collar.  It’s a low profile style shoe that’s built tough enough to shred with the best of them.  In this special collab the insole features a photo collage of  Bakers best skateboarders, a Emerica x Baker logo at the back heel midsole and the shoe box itself also is made up of a collage of the Baker dudes always having some good times.   Overall it’s lightweight, looks good on with pretty much anything you wear and kills it in the skatepark.  Plus it’s designed by pro skateboard Bryan Herman himself!  So go pick up yourself a pair and don’t forget to grub up on some TACOS!!!

Emerica G-Code x Baker Shoe


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Taco Shoesday Supra Ellington Shoe!


It’s Taco Shoesday once again!  How do you like your tacos?  I like mine with carnitas, letuce, cheese  a dash of onions and hot sauce Mmm… I know where I’m headed today for lunch!  Back to taco-bout shoes, so today we’ll check out the Supra Ellington Shoe in the black suede neon colorway.  This is an all new model and signature shoe for pro skateboarder Erik Ellington.  It features a high performance mid top style shoe with a suede upper that’s  lightweight with a full length SUPRAFOAM® midsole.   They’ve made the midsole thicker in the heel for some extra protection, yet thinner at the toe for some better board feel.  The SUPRAFOAM® footbed provides added cushioning, with a mesh sock liner giving you some breathability and some added comfort.  It has a seamless front toe cap that adds an elegant flare to it’s contemporary design with a herring bone pattern in the sole’s high friction areas that give you some supreme grip!  Overall it’s a really rad shoe made to tear it up on the skate park, so pick up a pair today and enjoy!

The Supra Ellington Shoe Black Suede Neon



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Taco Shoesday Emerica Reynolds 3 Shake Junt Shoe!


It’s Taco Shoesday so lets taco-bout shoes!  The Emerica Reynolds 3 Shake Junt Shoe is a limited collaboration with Shake Junt and has some pretty rad features.  First off, this shoe has been around for sometime and remains a classic in the skating world.  It’s tough, durable and a resilient shoe that puts up to a thrashin’.  It’s the first-ever vulcanized outsole skate shoe to incorporate heel protection technology, has a seamless toe cap, padded tongue and collar and a foam pro 1 footbed giving you some of the best cushion and comfort.  Shake Junt features include a gold midsole with a green stripe, Shake Junt labeling at the back heel, gold stitching throughout and custom graphic insoles.  Whether your trying to learn new tricks or have a great skate session you’ll grab some eyes with these sweet pair of shoes on ya!

Emerica Reynolds 3 Shake Junt Shoe


Emerica & Shane Heyl present the Reynolds 3 Shake Junt Collab!

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Taco Shoesday Nike SB P Rod 6 Shoe!


Today we’ll be checking out the Nike SB P Rod 6 Shoe,  Paul Rodriguez’s sixth pro model with Nike SB.  It has a combination of suede and leather uppers with perforated panels to give you some added ventilation while you’re out there sweating it up during your skate session .  Also has a modified herringbone pattern on the outsole for traction and flexibility.  The partial Lunarlon insole makes the shoe lighter and more comfortable.  Overall the shoe is pretty awesome and if you haven’t tried skating up a pair of Nike SB’s you’ll want to try a pair of the new P Rod 6’s.


Nike SB P Rod 6 Shoe


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Taco Shoesday Vans Syndicate Chukka Low S Shoe!


We all know Taco Tuesday is thee day to head out to your favorite taco place and chow down on some tasty tacos for a really cheap price.   Well for Taco Shoesday we’ll be reviewing and taco-bout shoes from Nike SB, Vans, Adidas to Supra, Gravis and many more.

This week we’re starting it off with the Vans Syndicate Chukka Low S Ballistic shoeVans Syndicate is a limited skateboard footwear collection. The style is based on classic Vans-models, but the materials, innersole and execution is always modified for better skate performance. Collections are released every year, and Vans has collaborated with artists/designers such as Mr. Cartoon, W-Taps, Neckface amongst others to bring their own style to Syndicate.

The Vans Chukka Low S Shoe is just like any other Chukka low, except it’s slimmed down just a bit with some added details and finishes.   The cool part about this shoe is that the exterior is protected by a Ballistic nylon that makes this shoe extra tough and durable.   It has a water repellent tongue, reinforced detailing, and a Syndicate “S” Syndicate logo at the back heel.  The exterior seems bullet-proof, but it isn’t too heavy.   You can’t beat the price for what this shoe has to offer.  Priced at $69.99 they’re available at

Vans Syndicate Chukka Low S Shoe


Vans Chukka Low S Shoe Ballistic


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Girl Skateboards X Sanrio Collab

Girl Skateboards is in collaboration with Sanrio once again.  Last time they collaborated together they brought you a very limited Hello Kitty style deck.  Well now we’ll see an entire collection series feature all 12 of your little sister’s favorite Sanrio characters.  They’re a good series to own whether you’re a guy or a girl,  it’d look pretty sweet up on your wall.  Can you name all the characters?!  Coming soon…to


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New Venture P-Rod “The Code” Trucks

The Venture summer line is here and it’s look pretty damn sweet!!  Starting with the all new Venture P-Rod “The Code” Trucks.  Inspired by the drama series Dexter, giving it sweet and unique look.  This truck is a slimmer version of the forged baseplate, it alleviates stress from the rest of the truck and also features a  hollow reinforced steel kingpins and top quality bushings.

Check out the Video here

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Product Battle – Spitfire vs Bones

Some of the best skateboarding wheels come from Spitfire and Bones. If  these two met up face to face to battle it out inside the ring who would you pick to win, and why?!

Spitfire Sean Malto Fire It Up F1 Wheels VS Bones Jake Duncombe Badger STF Wheels


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Behind the Catalog Summer 2012 Video

See the tricks and the fine gentlemen Behind the Catalog Summer 2012 shot by Jon Dragonette featuring the skateboarding of Active Ride Shop Team Riders Denzel White, Ryan Alvero, Miles Wright, Dominic Walker , Gonzalo Hernandez, Chris Gregson, and Nate Delgado. Filmed/Edited by Team Manager Corey Cady song “Executioner” by Freedom Hawk. Enjoy!



Introducing “The Devils Toy” by Lurkville

Introducing the  Devil’s Toy, by Lurkville Skateboards.  The board is based on 1950s skateboard design and style, it’s a true piece of skating history.  Limited to a run of 90 boards worldwide, 60 pieces for the US, each board was hand-cut and shaped in the USA.  Treated with sanding, staining and custom silk-screened artwork.  Complete with individually numbered boxes and the original 1950’s  dead-stock trucks and wheels.  it’s great to collect…but even better to ride! Available at

Lurkville’s “The Devil’s Toy”devils-toy


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