#tbt Edgar Barrera

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Frontside Flip Five years ago-Edgar Barrera

 

#tbt wit #CharlieBlair

Charlie Blair

 

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1.What made you decide to start sk8ing?

I started sk8ing to get away from the problem in my life when I was lil kid.

2.Do you remember the first skateboard you ever owned?

Yeah, it was a Cheech and Chong Flip board 7.5″

3.Who has been the most influential sk8r for you?

John Cardiel 100%

4.What was your worst injury caused by sk8ing?

I was in Vegas and I shattered my jaw and caved my teeth and bit my tongue in half and kept it like that for three weeks

5.Can you share the most memorable moment you’ve had sk8ing, either good or bad?

When I fucked up my teeth and I was gushing blood out of my mouth and was waiting to get in the van and I look up and had to tell the filmer and photographer to keep shooting….I was like what the fuck, document this shit,ha ha!

6.How fast do you go through shoes?

Every two weeks depending on the shoes

7.What was the shortest time you’ve had a new sk8board for? How did you wreck it?

Just set up a new board and dropped in and did a fronstside air to disaster and broke the shit out of it haha it was like 5 mins of having the board

8.What is your favorite spot to sk8?

Pushing down the middle of the street

9.What do think about the sk8ing scene today?

It’s insane every one kills it and has the love for it but yeah there are some kooks out there that skate for the money and not for the love to sk8

10.Does anyone ever tell you sk8ing has a bad reputation? If so, what is your response to them?

Go Fuck your selfs!

Street League LA 2015 Recap

Last Thrus, we got a email from Street League inviting us to cover the event over the weekend, we was stoked.  On Friday morning, we packed the van  with the gear and head over to LA for media day.  We got stuck in the LA traffic but we finally got to LA. We pulled up in the parking garage, rolled a spliff, grabbed our gear and cruise over to Street League. There was ton of kids out there skating around or just hanging out hoping to get a glimpse of a Pro.  We checked in, gave some high-fives to the staff and walked to the course.  Only person out on the course was Evan Smith getting his practice on before everyone else shows up.  Thirty minutes later, than people started to showing up and than it was on. Evan Smith doing gap over-crook to back 180 out on the quarter, Tom Asta popping huge nollie heelflips off the bump, Matt Berger doing front tail / kickflip out on the elevator ledge, David Gonzalez busting lean air over quarter pipe gap and everyone was just killing it on Media Day.  

 

 

Next Day, we woke up early, grab some breakfast, smoked a spiff and head to LA for Street League. This time, traffic was a breeze and we got to San Pedro in good time.  We checked in, head to the course and got to work. This time, only skater shredding was Cody McEntire getting his practice on before everyone else got there.  Twenty minutes later, everyone started showing up and right away got to practice. Chaz Ortiz throwing down a front smith down the rainbow rail, Ishod Wair popping back nose blunts on the high quarter pipe, Cody McEntire doing huge kickflip fakie on the quarter and everyone was killing it in practice.  It was time, the doors open and all the rug rats ran in to claim their perfect spot to watch Street League. We claimed our seats to left of the quarter pipe ( perfect spot ). Street League starred and everyone was hyped, there was some good skating going down, Monster girls were just killing it with their looks, Security wee being jackasses, and it everyone was having a good time. Only issue was the judging, they need to get new judges because these  judges sucked bad.  They favored some skaters ( no names ) on the score.  Just put it this way, It came down to Nyjah Huston & Luna Oliveira, each had one last Best Trick. Nyjah is up and the whole place boos him hard core, Nyjah rolls in and tries to do a trick on the rainbow rail and bails, everyone cheered.  Luna turn and the whole is quite as a mouse, Luna rolls in hits the bump and pops a Switch Bigspin Heelflip and rolls away smooth. The place goes insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Final Results:

1st place- Luan Oliveira

2nd place- Nyjah Huston

3rd place- Chaz Ortiz

 

Diamond Best Trick:

1st place – Matt Berger

 

Thank You Street League for the invite, we had a blast.  To see more coverage of Street League head to our INSTAGRAM ( truesk8boardmag ). Sit back with a cold one and check out the photos from Street League’s contest in Los Angeles at the USC Galen Center.  All photos by : CaliCarl aka Carl Carpentier / Write up by: TZ

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True Skateboard Mag Mobile App

 

1,000+ skaters have download the most popular skateboard mag mobile app to stay updated with skateboarding around world. You will see the True Krew pages and stay updated with them. If you got a iPhone it’s in your iTunes ( click link ). Android  it’s in your Google Play (click link ). The 20th person to rate us and leave a comment, will get a surprise box from us. Just make sure you hash tag #trueskateboardmag to a pic of you with the #trueskateboardmag mobile app

 

 

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Oakley’s #Inresidence Pop-Up, Los Angeles Ca

_MG_6396Creavtivity takes many forms.  It often starts in the mind, but can manifest itself almost anywhere.  Oakley in Residence is a series of spaces intended to bring together like-minded individuals who share an innerdrive to think differently.   They are places to celebrate and nurture the creators of today and help to encourage the ones to come. So, go there to check out Atiba’s 20 year’s of his favorite photos he shot before it ends on May 7th, 2015. 

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Eric Koston and Jeremy Wray

Eric Koston and Jeremy Wray


Janoski and Oblow

Janoski and Oblow


Trevor and homie gettin loose

Trevor and homie gettin loose


squad up!

squad up!


Joshua holdin it down

Joshua holdin it down


Kirk and Wifey chilin

Kirk and Wifey chilin

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Paul Otvos reppin

Paul Otvos reppin


Alex and Maya checkin

Alex and Maya checkin

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Alex from the Ukrain was shoots sk8ing in his country and just happened to walk by Oakley's Pop-up. He stood out front till questioned and was let in vip to party with sk8rs and photogs that he'd only see in mags back home.  What a night for Alex:)  Welcome to the America Alex. Hope you had a blast.

Alex from the Ukrain  shoots sk8ing in his country and just happened to walk by Oakley’s Pop-up during his vacation with his wife and daughter. He stood out front till questioned and was let in “vip” to party with sk8rs and photogs that he’d only see in mags back home. What a night for Alex:) Welcome to the America Alex. Hope you had a blast.


Thanks to Saint Archer for the brewskis:)

Thanks to Saint Archer for the brewskis:)

Plan B “TRUE” Premiere @Montalban Theater, Hollywood 11/23/14

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Pat Duffy 

 

The Posse!!!

The Posse!!!

Thanx for the wristbands:)

Thanx for the wristbands:)

Hmmmmmm:) Somebody threw down big time:)

Hmmmmmm:) Somebody threw down big time:)

flash back goody:)

flash back goody:)

Hoops:)!!! aka Dr.Purple Teeth as I also have the purp teeth posting this thing.....

Hoops:)!!! aka Dr.Purple Teeth as I also have the purp teeth posting this thing…..

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Flippin Felipe with his brotha:)

Flippin Felipe with his brotha:)

It was a sold out posse!

It was a sold out posse!

TM Ryan Denman didn't ride a Bike or fly from the CityStars or forge a Media pass to get in this premiere... You know if you know:)

TM Ryan Denman didn’t ride a Bike or fly from the CityStars or forge a Media pass to get in this premiere… You know if you know:) Thanx again homie!

The Professor and Clements in the house

The Professor and Clements in the house

Don in the middle of it. This time with the Wray Bros.

Don in the middle of it. This time with the Wray Bros.

"Posse up for the insta shot guys!"  Jeron and Nicky Diamond and phaded ass Jonas Wray:)

Posse up for the insta shot guys!” Jeron and Nicky Diamond and phaded ass Jonas Wray:)

Breezy and I forgot his name in the house:)

Breezy and I forgot his name in the house:)

Jake Brown reppin

Jake Brown reppin

Yup, You know who crushed it too, Torey Puds:)

Yup, You know who crushed it too, Torey Puds:)

Bigga Figga T and Muska representin!

Bigga Figga T and Muska representin!

Had to get a shot with this genius, Rodney Mullen.  Way beyond the skate scene!

Had to get a shot with this genius, Rodney Mullen. Way beyond the skate scene!

 

 

 

Red Bull Triple Set @ North Park Theater,San Diego

 

 

NOrth park theater

 

This year the Red Bull Triple Set went crazy at the North Park Theater in San Diego, Ca.  Click on the link to watch the slide show while you pound your cerveza or take your herbal medication:)

Sincerely, Cali Carl

 

 

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OVerVert Enjoi Premiere Night

 

 

 

 

 

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Enjoi’s “OverVert” premiere was at the Montalban theater, Hollywood Ca 10/23/14

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Packed house

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Oh yeah, free libations:)  Thank you

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James Craig was enjoi ing the Saint Archer brewski

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sorry, cant remember names….

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I remember now, Jose and Danny

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Dude, Ron Whaley was there.  Santa Cruz in da house!

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heyyyyy

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Brazil’s posse

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Sean Cliver was chillin.  go get his new book

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Ryan and Chad

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vatos locos

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Seu and totally forgot names again, sorry homie

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Jameson

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Dwindle ladies holding it down

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If you parked next to tha theater, you met this dude

Oh, and the video was Awesome!!!!! Go get it ASAP!!!!

 

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Blind’s X2 Vision Private Screening

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On September 10th Blind Skateboards held a private screening to release their new skating video, X2 Vision. The video featured their two professional skaters, TJ Rogers and Yuri Facchini although only TJ was able to attend the event to watch the premier of the video with his closest friends amongst other guests. The night began with greetings and drinks everyone participated in wishing Blinds very own, Kevin Romar a happy birthday but the fun did not stop there everyone gathered to watch the very anticipated X2 vision video. TJ had the guest of honor seat in front while the rest of us waited on the video to begin, it did not take long for the crowd to get amped up on the video it was short and got to the point, these skaters are just beginning the soles on their shoes might be worn but the their career into the world of skating is just unraveling. No doubt the video will get you hyped and motivated to go out and skate. I spoke to TJ and he says “Its hard coming out from Canada to the US crashing at friends, working jobs, striving for a dream that so many are trying to reach but now that I see the progress in my career, Its surreal” he went on to give thanks to everyone who has supported and helped him out, TJ we thank you for your amazing contribution to the skating industry you too Yuri keep on shredding.

write up by,

Jeanette Duran

photos-Cali Carl

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Stokedness

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Kevin Romar’s Bday posse

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Dennis & Weiss

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desiree Dwindle and the TWS posse

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Red Dragons!!!!!

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Don Brown and friend

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Cody McEntire and the Texas posse

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Scott Decenzo and Landon

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Cheerio’s Chet Thomas and gang

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TJ and Ryan Decenzo soakin it up

 

 

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Next Up Foundation Benefit Event @Find Art Gallery, Costa mesa Ca

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On Saturday, August 30th, Find Art gallery in Costa Mesa threw a party to benefit Next Up foundation, an Orange County based nonprofit that provides youth mentoring/skateboarding programs in low income areas. Several complete skateboards were raffled off and there was also a silent auction with packs of gear from LRG, Diamond, Vans and plenty of other sponsors. Several bands and DJs provided music, there was beer, drinks and Acai bowls and Flame Broiler were available as well. The art gallery was also open with some amazing art on display and in addition there was live painting happening. It was a fun event where people could score some killer gear and have a blast while raising money for an awesome cause. Thanks to Find Art gallery and all the sponsors for making this party happen!     Summed up by  Austin Black      Photos by Cali Carl

One of True's Co-Founder ,Tommie helping with the Next Up Foundation event

One of True’s Co-Founder ,Tommie helping with the Next Up Foundation event

Steevmoreno.com doing his thing

Steevmoreno.com doing his thing

Vini of Next Up Foundation kickin it with Josh Friedberg

Vini of Next Up Foundation kickin it with Josh Friedberg

cool live music

cool live music

Mensa ripped the mic. Soundcloud.com/mensaraps to hear his stuff

Mensa ripped the mic. Soundcloud.com/mensaraps to hear his stuff

raffle winner

raffle winner

Acai Frooty bowls was there

Acai Frooty bowls was there

Andre Genevosi and Dean Bradley chillin

Andre Genevosi and Dean Bradley chillin

Red Bull girls hookin it up

Red Bull girls hookin it up

Perfect Skateboards was in the house

Perfect Skateboards was in the house

cool art

cool art

trippy

trippy

more trippy

more trippy

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