Previously: Trick Tips: Zero Spin Grinds by Amall.
Thanks So Cal Roller.
I have been hurt for the past year and a half. I started this section about 2 years ago but I dislocated my shoulder 6 months into filming. I was out 6 months rehabbing and then my first week back I dislocated it again.
It took doctors at the UCLA ER 3 hours to put my shoulder back in. I dislocated it again while traveling in Europe while waiting for some other stuff to kick in so I could get a bone graph surgery. I managed to sneak in a few sessions here and there and skate the all day for the 7 days before my major surgery.
I figured if they were going to fix it in a week anyway I might as well do some crazy shit before I’m out for another 5 months. I finally get to start skating worry free again in December. I did a lot of great things while I was hurt.
I got to organize events, expose new skaters and enjoy doing other stuff for the sport I love. I’m happy to be back and here is a teaser for my ACF profile. -Quinn
Skatebarn West needs your help! The facility is currently up for lease and may put Skatebarn out of business.
We need to try to get as many people as possible to help spread the word and help Skatebarn from not closing down!
Chris Haffey: Fakie 720 Kindgrind @ Skatebarn
- Skatebarn Edits
Featuring Josiah Blee, Jeremy Townsend, Jake Dotson & more.
- Barn Burner Time Machine.
2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006.
Thanks Travis Stewart.
This summer a group of Dutch skaters traveled all the way to Barcelona to have two weeks of fun. This edit is the result of those two weeks.
Featuring Ryan Claus Rik van Huik, Pascal Tan, Thijs Tel, Bojd Vredevoogd & Tjeerd Weijers.
Songs: Gorillaz – On Melancholy Hill ; The Roots – Radio Daze (Featuring Blu, P.O.R.N and Dice Raw).
There were countless reasons for originally having the thought to open a skate shop. I wanted to work for myself, I wanted to work doing something I love and have been doing for 16+ years, and the list goes on and on. One of the main reasons was because I wanted to create something I didn’t have growing up skating in the NJ/NY area.
I wanted to open a shop where kids could come and check out merchandise in person, meet other kids to skate with, and most importantly, a place where kids can come (very often at TSS!) and not just meet, but also SKATE with their idols. This was something I rarely had the opportunity to do as a young skater because I didn’t have access to a local shop.
TSS was lucky enough to have Brian Shima come thru with the entire SSM team, as well as Psyko Clothings Josue Diaz and some Psyko riders. SSM and Psyko being skater owned and operated businesses, Shima and Josue were generous enough to make the drive to the shop to do an autograph signing, but also actually skate with all the kids downstairs for quite sometime.
Seeing how happy the kids were (who’s shoes I was once in) when they meet and skate with their idols is an amazing feeling for me. To be able to do something positive for the kids in the local blading community. The same loyal customers, who without, there would be no TSS. I have been lucky enough to have almost all of the best BLADERS in the world come to TSS to meet and skate with the kids, some pro’s on more than 1 occasion.
TSS customers are lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet and skate with professional rollerbladers AT LEAST every few months here at TSS/Drop-In Skatepark. The gratification I get out of seeing the looks on peoples faces who are skating right next to their favorite pro is an indescribable feeling, and that is why I opened Tri-State Skate. Companies like SSM and Psyko (amongst MANY more) are the ones who help make it all happen. -G. kieffer.