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Industry Profile – Matix

Ever wondered what it takes to run a successful company in the skateboard industry? I mean, really, this is serious business. Tim Gavin and his crew run a tight ship over at Matix headquarters, otherwise known as Podium Distribution. There’s no time for jokes or horseplay.

And they’ll tell you…you’ve got to be ALL business at ALL times!

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A Trip to the Berrics Winners

Way back in March of 08 we had a enter to win a trip to The Berrics contest that literally thousands of you entered.  The winner, Kevin Leslie and his two friends, Alex Pechilis and Dave Begonis came out and got to not only skate with Steve Berra at The Berrics, but got to witness the final game of SKATE between Mike Mo and Benny Fairfax. Check out this video of the whole day of fun courtesy of Erik Bragg.

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Battle At The Berrics Finals Photos!

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Our boys Billy Marks and Mike Mo Capaldi were in the Battle At the Berrics Semi Finals and Finals this past Saturday. Also, Mike Carroll and Eric Koston competed in the redemtion battle and Koston walked away a winner. Billy and Mike Mo competed in the Semi’s and Mike Mo won to go on to play Benny Fairfax in the finals. If you don’t already know by now, Mike Mo won the finals and walked away with $10K! Congrats Mike Mo! The finalists purse breakdown was:

1st Place $10K Mike Mo – 2nd Place $5K Benny Fairfax  – 3rd Place $3K Billy Marks- 4th Place $2K PJ Ladd- Redemption Battle Winner $1K Eric Koston

Check out all of the final games of SKATE!

The winner of the promotion we ran on our site to fly out to California and skate the Berrics, Kevin Leslie, got to go to the BATB and skate as well. Steve Berra even invited him and his two guests, Alex Pechilis and Dave Begonis, back to skate the park the next day as well! Nice. We are putting together a video of the day’s events so check back soon…

All Photos: Erica Yary

Braydon & Berra’s Ads – Behind the Scenes

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Recently Atiba Jefferson shot our Braydon Szafranski and Steve Berra Ad, all in a day’s work. Starting at 8am, we met up with Braydon at Swingers to shoot Braydon’s ad. Alex Olson was there having breakfast as well. If you go onto CrailTap.com they have a poll going asking the last place you saw Alex Olson and Swingers is one of the options. After we got Braydon’s Ad shot we waited for Steve Berra to finish up a meeting at DVS and when he got back to The Berrics, we met him there to shoot his Ad. While at the Berrics we ran into fellow Active rider Brian Hansen as well as Mike Anderson and Patrick Melcher. Check out the photos and make sure you pick up issues of the newest SkateboardMags and the newest Transworld’s.

Photos: Erica Yary

Daewon Song’s Havoc Trailer

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Check out teaser footage of Active Pro Daewon Song on Havoc TV. If you have cable, tune into Direct Tv?s channel 101 to see Daewon?s full part, along with various clips from Thrasher, DVS Shoes and Element Skateboards.

War of the Stores Results!

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War of the Stores Official Wrap Up:

Top 4 Teams:

1. Valencia Active featuring Torey Pudwill
2. Long Beach Active featuring Greg Myers
3. Orange Active featuring David Loy
4. Temecula Active featuring Chase Webb

MVP – Chase Webb ? Temecula Active

After 19 years and 25 stores after Active’s conception in Chino, CA, it was time for a face off between each location?s shop skate team. It’s all love really, but sometimes you?ve got to go to war!

In order to spice things up, we threw in some of our top Amature skateboarders onto the teams. Torey Pudwill, Terell Robinson, Greg Myers, David Loy, Lamare Hemmings, Jordan Hoffart, Daryl Angel, Theotis Beasley, and Tyler Hendley we just a few of the heavy hitters that were representing some of the shop?s teams. The top three teams came up on prize packages from the war’s sponsors; Boosted (sick new head phones from our friends at Boost Mobile), Matix, DVS, and Girl Skateboards. But, the top two teams walked away with cash!

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Active’s ‘War of the Stores’

War of the Stores

Boosted presents, the first annual War of the Stores!

All 24 Active locations will be competing for $3,000 cash and prizes on Sunday, April 13th.

Each store will have a 5 person team of skaters that will be skating and competing for top honors.

This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Come check out Active’s new headquarters and see which Shop takes home the cash!

If you can’t make it out to the event activerideshop.com will have the entire event streaming LIVE for your viewing pleasure.

Live webcast brought to you by Reelcomp.com

Sunday – April 13th, 2008

12 Noon – 5pm

12087 Landon Drive

Mira Loma, CA 91752

Some of the Active Ams that are going to be featured in War of the Stores are: Colin Provost, Daryl Angel, Justin Figueroa, Chris Gregson, Greg Myers, Torey Pudwill, Lamare Hemmings, Brian Hansen, Theotis Beasley, Matt Bennett, David Loy, Marquis Henry, Mike Barker, Derek Fukuhara, Jordan Hoffart, Terrell Robinson, Ryan Bobier, Tyler Hendley, and more!

Sponsored by: Boosted, Matix, DVS, Girl Skateboards, and Royal Trucks