Skate News – 40 years of Santa Cruz, Jerry Hsu, Josh Swyers.

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Last weeks blog, Scooter Kids – why everyone hates them, seemed to go down really well. Clearly it is an issue that just about everyone is dealing with in skateparks at the moment, I got a lot of responses from so many different people, even from kids that scoot themselves agreeing with everything I wrote about. I’d like to thank everyone, Broken Magazine in particular, for sharing the blog, I very much appreciate it, the blog probably would not have got even half as much circulation as it did, so cheers for that. As you can imagine I’m kind of at a loss as to what to write about that would get everyone as excited as they did about Scooter Kids, it might be some time before I manage that again. Until then though I’ll still be hitting you up with bits of skate news, interesting new product and anything else I think is worth talking about.

So, first off for today, Santa Cruz are celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year.

Santa Cruz 40th

Image from www.santacruzskateboards.com


Yes, 40 years of Santa Cruz, I don’t think I need to be telling yo about Santa Cruz. To be honest I’d be concerned as to why you were even reading this if you didn’t know anything about Santa Cruz. Just in case you’re unfamiliar with Santa Cruz just click on the image above to get to their website, there is info on their team, videos and their product catalogue for you to check out. Fancy some new Santa Cruz product to celebrate their 40th Anniversary? Why not pop over to our Urban Surfer website and treat yourself to some new gear. Seen something in the Santa Cruz catalogue but it’s not on our website? Head on over to our Contact Us page, drop us a line or message us and we’ll do our best to try and get it for you (no guarantee’s though, some items maybe available in the US only, but if you don’t ask…).

Jerry Hsu, Leaves Enjoi.

Image from Thrasher’s Instagram @thrashermag

Jerry Hsu, leaving Enjoi? Don’t be daft, he’s perfectly suited for Enjoi! As mad as it sounds, it appears to be true. This picture went up on Thrasher’s Instagram last week. I always thought that Jerry would be riding for Enjoi until his knees said they were done with skateboarding, especially since his bestest buddy Louie Barletta skates for Enjoi too. Thrasher asks who you would like to see him skate for now he’s left Enjoi. I’m not sure I can see him in another board company, possibly riding for Chocolate or Almost, what do you think?

Next up, this video part that went up on the Thrasher site recently. I don’t know if I’ve just been slacking off keeping up on who’s who this summer but I wasn’t aware of Josh Swyers until seeing this video. As far as I can gather he is currently on flow from Foundation Skateboards and Pig Wheels, if this video is just a small sample of what he is capable of then I’ll be expecting to see him making it to Pro Status sometime soon. Some interesting tricks in here, check it out, look for the lip-slides up stuff!



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