Christian Hall: Reclaimed – A Collection of Clips from Along the Way

As told by Christian Hall

A few months back I decided to load up my car with a good friend of mine and make the journey to California. The goal was to really give my skateboarding my best efforts as the winter was taking hold in Georgia. Reclaimed is inspired by the road, filming trips, far away contests, and skate visits to new towns. No matter where I go, I always find myself telling new friends about my down south homies. I truly feel this edit showcases what the south has to offer and gives a taste of what I’m always telling everyone about.

A full VX | HD combo part featuring Christian Hall, Elijah Simmons, Jourdynn Sherman, Jairus Brown, Zey Wilks, Guy Azulay, Dru James, Ethan Herrington, May Oliver, Deven Wharton, and Justin Hearn. Read More >

adidas x Metropolitan Capsule 2 – ’90s Drift Culture Tech Pack

adidas Skateboarding is teaming up again with legendary NYC skate apparel brand, Metropolitan for a limited drop on March 21st. The latest capsule features a tech pack inspired by ’90s drift racing and import car culture.

adidas x Metropolitan - Ambush Skateboarding

“​We all had import tuner cars, like ridiculous Honda ’97 Civic DXs with a spoiler,” ​says Metropolitan founders Keith Hufnagel and Hanni El Khatib. “We both had a ’97 Integra with blacked-out lenses and stuff. That’s the vibe and a treasure chest of design inspiration​. ​All of this sparked from these Japanese import illegal drift racing videos, pre Fast & Furious in the mid ‘90s. They feel underground and illegal, which they were.”​

The blacked out adidas ZX8000 pays homage to clandestine late night races with accent colors inspired by the lights and paint jobs on those cars. Check it: Read More >

adidas Skateboarding presents /// SHIN

In celebration of the latest addition to the adidas Skateboarding team, this edit showcases Shin Sanbongi‘s effortless style on a cross-continental run with fellow teammates Filip Almqvist, Dennis Busenitz, Niels Bennett and Silas Baxter-Neal. Captured through the lens of Chris Mulhern on location in Taiwan, Detroit, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York and Paris.

Music: “El Camino Negro” – Tommy Guerrero untitled by Likeminds Filmed & edited by: Chris Mulhern
Additional filming by: Hadrien Buhannic and Masanori Uruma

adidas Matchbreak Super x Shin

Colorway by Adidas Pro rider Shin Sabongi

Inspired by the archives but not limited by the past, the Matchbreak Super shoes are the highest-quality in Vulcanized footwear ever produced by adidas Skateboarding. Offering pinnacle comfort and performance, they’re ready to help you earn bragging rights of your own. Read More >

2019 Tampa Am & Everything that Comes with It

As told by Christian Hall

Tampa Am is the undisputed top contest for AM skateboarders worldwide. Whether you’re from Brazil, Japan, or Atlanta, GA. This is the contest to make it to!

Day 1: Practice Day

 The first day of Tampa Am is typically the Thursday before the weekend event. This means practice day. It’s hectic. Skater after skater. Board after board. Everyone is either trying to warm up in a crowded park or they’re already warm showcasing their best tricks. After practice everyone heads to the cafe in the back for the rider meeting/welcome to town after party. Personally, this was one of my favorite parts. You get to kickback and relax with your homies, meet new friends from all over the world, and drink free PBRs. You can even get “FREE tattoos”. I got three, how could you not love it? Read More >

Cruising The Berrics

As told by Christian Hall

The good homie, Christian Hall, has been taking his skateboarding everywhere. With a workmanlike approach, Christian has spent the last month traveling from NYC to ATL to LA to Tampa, with a brief stint in Macon, GA in between. Through the miles, Christian found some time to relate one of his favorite experiences from his travels: a stout session at The Berrics with the guys from Primitive. Read below:

Growing up in school I would always put my school computer on private mode to sneak and catch up on The Berrics. Whether it was new products, Battle of the Berrics, or Battle Commanders, I had to see what was next. The Berrics is a private skatepark/skateboarding hub for products, content and contests. Read More >

OuterSpace Project Mission 5 – Big Rain at the Big Bang

Atlanta has been insufferably hot and bone dry for months. We set three new records for the hottest October day ever with the mercury topping 97 degrees exactly two weeks ago. We were hoping for clear weather and comfortably fall temps to enjoy a night of skating, live music, and live art. But, the weatherman had other ideas and sent us a cold, steady rain.

The conditions were far from ideal, but skaters skate, artists create, and bands play on. Black Joe Lewis did his best impression of Prince at Superbowl XLI with a heavy dose of psychedelic blues mixed with mind-blowing levels of guitartistry. The cloudburst heightened everyone’s senses and turned his set into a face melter.

Brothers from Different Mothers?

Two backside lipslides and a backside tailslide. Who's who?
Huhta, Spelta, Da Silva…who’s who?

Have you ever watched a part and immediately thought, “Oh, this person is biting so and so’s style.”? Or, watched a friend or local skateboarder switch up their kit to look like their favorite professional? When I see this I’m sure anyone within 20 miles can hear the sound of my eyes rolling. Fairly recently three separate skateboarders have caught my attention, all of whom share similar trick selection, style, etc. Has anyone ever seen Heitor Da Silva, Vincent Huhta, or Ruben Spelta in the same place? Maybe they are all the same person? Or, are they brothers from different mothers?

Watch these three parts.

Vincent Huhta’s Sour Solution II Part

adidas Skateboarding Presents /// Heitor

Ruben Spelta’s Mamma Mia

Even though all three seem to mimic each other they still manage to coexist with a certain level of autonomy that seems authentic. I really like all three of these parts, but I think I like Vincent’s part the best. What do you guys think? Read More >

Favorite Bobby Worrest Parts

Is it just me or has Bobby Worrest proven to be one of the most prolific skateboarders of his generation? The man is a perennial Thrasher Magazine Skater of the Year contender and these days he seems to drop at least two parts a year, all of which are no bullshit, pure, plaza skateboarding. To me, no one personifies street tech quite like Bobby. He can do it all without making lines feel too contrived or tech tricks seem too over the top. And, the dude has never switched up his style or chased trends. When Krooked Skateboards released The Mermaid video two weeks ago, I decided to revisit some of my favorite Worrest parts.

So, in no particular order, here are the quintessential Bobby Worrest video parts. Read More >