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ETN: Kamikazes Ep 01

We went behind the scenes of a new live hill bombing series on ETN called “Kamikazes”. The time trial contenders were Active Pro’s Don “Nuge” Nguyen and Brian “Slash” Hansen along with Raven Tershy and Tom Remillard. Frank Gerwer was on speed radar duty and commentary. Raven won and got down the hill in 43 mph! Check out some photos from that day and after sign up on ETN Live to watch it!

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Jacob Messex “JUST SKATING” Photo Show @ Kingswell

My homie Jacob Messex had a photo show held at KINGSWELL in Los Feliz. A good formula for a good skateboarding photo is having the right lighting + angle + skateboarder + photographer. Jacob nails it all. Peep his photos and some photos from the opening night.

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RECAP: Emerica MADE Chapter 2 Photos

By now, you’ve seen all the other recaps from that night… here’s mine! Let the photos speak for itself, no need for SEO optimization here. Key words: EMERICA, Andrew Reynolds, Justin “Figgy” Figueroa, Bryan Herman, Jerry Hsu, Collin Provost, Kevin “Spanky” Long all had full parts with additional clips from fellow team riders Jeremy Leabres, Leo Romero, & Brandon Westgate. Where was Ed Templeton? He was in London… Oh, don’t forget Jon Dickson is now on Emerica!

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RECAP: Adidas “Away Days” Premier Photos

Oh what a night it was!… DJ Premier, Snoop Dogg, & The Gonz?! Here are photos from the world premier of Adidas’ Away Days video in Los Angeles. It was the night they announced Daewon Song & Marc Johnson on the team that also stirred up conversations. We’re also doing a special premier here at the Active HQ on Friday. Cruise through!

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DC x Big Brother Shit Show

It was quite a night for the DC Shoes collab release party with the infamous Big Brother Magazine. If you don’t know, Big Brother was a highly controversial skateboarding magazine at the time (1992 – 2004) that eventually led to Jackass, WildBoyz, etc… To those who skated during those times, Big Brother brings back nostalgia from that era.

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RECAP: Heroin Skateboards BATH SALTS Premier Photos

Heroin Skateboards premiers “BATH SALTS” at the Regent Theatre in Los Angeles. It’s skateboarding in its rawest entirety on video. It was also the night that Heroin team rider, Tony Karr turned pro, congrats! Following after, The Bots performed a set. Skateboarding is one helluva drug!

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RECAP: HUF x Thrasher 2015 Private Launch Party

HUF & Thrasher‘s Stoops tour videos are always a fun one to watch. To go along with the tours, HUF & Thrasher released a collection of limited apparel & accessories. Here are some photos at the low-key launch party at their Fairfax store in Los Angeles… get the collection HERE

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RECAP: Psockadelic Signing @ Active Escondido

We brought the Endless Summer party along the next day to Active Escondido for a team signing. All hungover, or maybe not. Just as long as it was after noon then I think we were good. But the party didn’t stop there! Thanks for cruising out everyone! The line up: Bryan Herman, Windsor James, Don ‘Nuge’ Nguyen, Brian ‘Slash’ Hansen, Riley Hawk, Chris Gregson, Collin Provost, Jon Dickson, Justin ‘Figgy’ Figueroa, & Jeremy Leabres!

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