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Shop-UP: TimeBomb

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Not many people embody the spirit of a working-class town like the people of the Steel City. The people’s I have met from there are working-class, I don’t give two shits bout you type people. Brian Brick is one of those. For over 20 years he has run The TimeBomb Spot with that type of attitude. Located at 5450 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Ph# 412-661-2233 Open from 12-6 on the daily.

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His shop is stocked with only the most progressive brands in skateboarding, music, and fashion. He’s got a small dedicated shop team that in a few years will be on point. They young so they waiting they turn! Brick’s got an eye for the future and pays respect to Pittsburgh’s past. He played in a punk band called The Battered Citizens and his shop is an homage to his beloved TimeBomb Crew. Don’t  know either? Then look em up and get schooled on some Pittsburgh history. He’s been a mainstay/mentor to some amazing people in his town.

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Need I say? Just ask rap superstar Wiz Khalifa who Brian Brick is. He will tell you. Legendary Zoo York Skateboards pro Kevin Taylor (who I can def say is probably the best skater ever to come out of da Burgh!) can tell you who Brick is. These are just two examples of how TimeBomb is so important to the Pittsburgh scene. They the real deal. Support em. They continue to be on the cutting edge! timebombshop.com and on the Instagram, give em a follow @timebombshop  Peace. – Berto

 

 

Shop-Up: Programme

 

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Since 2011, Chris Gronkowski and Efrem Schulz have been handling business in Fullerton,CA with Programme Skate & Sound 2495 E. Chapman Ave. Ph#714 798 7565.  The shop is stocked and stacked to the hilt with quality skate goods. And let me tell ya if there’s anything else we into outside of skating (aside from the opposite sex of course!) its music!

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And Programme has it in spades! They got tons of vinyl. To go with that the shop regularly has local bands play. Relatively new Programme is making their mark. They have a talented team led by Mike Berdis, Jesus Martinez, Alvaro Urzua, and Ducky Kovacs. Programme’s got u covered get with it!  Follow them on the Insta: @programme  and on the web: programmehq.com  – HA

 

 

Shop Up – Native Skate Store

 

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Hailing from the North of England, Native Skate Store opened up in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, UK in late 2004. The shop has had success since the get go and part of that was having the foresight to push mail order when at the time online shopping was still new. At first just in the UK, but now not only all over europe but even in Canada and the US! This is what I’m talking bout forward thinkers makin shit happen. 
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 Native has a tight team of locals: Manni Haddon, Jaime Cairns, Will Creswick, Kurt Mitchell, Dan Main, & Chris Rose. They also got a couple of riders named Blinky and The Cougar- trust me these dudes rip! The shop’s stocked to the hilt with what you need. Newcastle couldn’t be in better hands than with Native. Pass by and see what’s good.  Native Skate Store is located at 50 Low Friar St., Newcastle NE15UE  Ph# 01912612229     Follow them on their social media/web  Instagram: @nativeskate   Twitter: @nativeskate  Web: www.nativeskatestore.co.uk Berto

Skate For Joey

 

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Shop Up – Slappy’s Gargage

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Jason Carney eats, sleeps, and breathes skateboarding. This passion helped be one of the top street pro’s of the 1990’s riding for amazing brands like Maple and Planet Earth Skateboards. And today that passion continues with him as he steers the ship at Slappy’s Garage 465 17th St. in downtown San Diego. He’s got the shop stocked to the hilt with brands that he believes are true skate brands, company’s that support skateboarding. He’s got a nice mix on the shop team too. Guys that have his passion: from up-and-comers like Alexis Ramirez; to established pro’s like Jaime Palmore and JT Aultz; to straight up legends like Neil Blender, Peter Hewitt, and Matt Hensley. Dope shops like this deserve your support. No fake mall attitude here-just a shop that lives for skateboarding. Come thru and follow em on the Insta @slappysgarage – Berto

Shop – Up: Holistic Skateshop

 

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Holistic Skateshop in West Reading, Pa has been holding down their scene since June of 2012. Not a long time by any means but JD Turner didn’t need much time to make his mark in his local scene. With riders like Stu Miller, Marky Schwartz, Sean Cochrane, Maurio McCoy, Leah Hoptak, Marcus Benton, and Willie Ammons spreading the word- Holistic has Reading on lock.  And how is this for core– JD does this all on his own! No staff whatsoever! He runs the shop, the team, the promotions, involves himself with the city, finds time to skate, and makes time for his girl!!! This dude is the epitome of a true skater. That’s the type of dude I can respect and actually had the opportunity to meet him-of all places -at the legendary Cherry Park in Long Beach during trade show season. I was bout to cut out and head home when he walked up on me with one of the East Coasts finest rippers Brian Douglas. BDougz as the homies know him! Only got to talk for a bit(Agenda does that to you) but I found him to be the type of dude I can chill or skate with at any time. His shop is bangin! If you in the area-stop by and see what’s good. My Brova will have what you need. Holistic Skateshop is located at 516 Penn Ave. West Reading, PA 19611. The #484-529-8272. Give him a follow on the Insta @holistic_skateshop and the website is www.holisticskateshop.com Skater owned and operated. That’s what’s up! Peace. – Berto

 

 

Shop-Up: Noiz Skate Shop

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Noiz skate shop, located right next to the first professional concrete skate park ever built in Israel, “Galit Skate Park”, which is in the southern part of Tel Aviv.
Noiz skate shop attempts to consistently push and promote local skateboarding scene and local skaters – with events, demos, contests and sponsored team of the raddest skaters – Noiz believe these are crucial elements for keeping the skateboarders community on a growth path.  
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As a small shop they pay close attention to what brands are being stocked ; If you are into Baker, Deathwish, Creature, Flip, Toy Machine, Bones Wheels, Independent and of course locally made brands such as ZION – that’s the right place for you to shop. Apparel selection is rock solid with exclusive brands presence along side with local brands support.
The shop acts as a hub for skaters hitting the park for a session or just gather to go out to and explore the streets – it’s pretty natural for the shop to go this way as it is a skater owned and a skater operated shop.
 
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You can’t miss the shop when you are in the neighbourhood – it’s entrance is decorated with a skateboard made art work  made by BAREFOOT from 200 decks (nose and tails only) – it’s a must see!!!
Info:
Noiz Skate Shop
Est. : 2014
Address: La Guradia 23
                Tel Aviv, Israel
Phone:    03-5070150
Shop Hours:  Sun-Thu   12:00 – 21:00
                            Fri             10:00-15:00

 

 

 

Shop-Up: Local Skateshop

 

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Local Skateshop in Lakeside, CA is a bangin local spot for the skaters in the East County of San Diego. Mark Johnson is the man holding it down. Local is only a bit over a year old but has made a lasting impression on his scene. It also doesn’t hurt that he has the Lakeside Skate Plaza right around the corner! Mark’s shop is located at 9716 Los Coches RD. Ste 5 Lakeside, CA 92040 Check out the insta @local_skateshop  Mark is also a jack-of-all-trades! He runs a screen printing service called DM Custom T-shirt Printing 619-200-9042 Hit them up if you got a print idea you need on clothing. Mark’s been holdin it down in the San Diego skate scene for a long time, support those that will support you. Peace – Berto