You might think that growing up on an island smaller than most cities would limit you, especially being surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, but Kyle Smith has managed to transform the island of Oahu into his own skateboard haven.
Don’t let the good demeanor fool you – Tyler Howell will chase you down and leave you in the dust on any road or racecourse. He hones in his skill at speed on scary roads like this where he’s at home in Southern California.
Norman Plante carries one of the most recognizable styles with him everywhere he goes, whether it’s the East Coast or the West Coast, and we filmed this with Norm before he headed back home to hibernate for the rest of winter.
We sent the boys, Liam Morgan and Brandon Tissen, to South Africa for the Hot Heels Race. When they weren’t on the racetrack or going hard in the club, they met with the locals to clock some laps and get deep in the set to deliver this compilation of raw clips.
Washington native Alicia Fillback clocks fly time and gnar points every single day. As one of the hardest working females in downhill skateboarding she’s refined a freeride style all her own that mixes technical sliding, power, and a level head when stakes are high.
Thanks to everyone that came out for the grand opening of The Arbor Boardhouse in Truckee, CA. The celebration was characterized by good times, free beer, new friends, and lasting memories.
GRADE is a downhill/freeride film chronicling a year of travel with our top team riders.
Today at 3PM PST GRADE goes live on skatehousemedia.com. The best three parties will win the choice of a free James or Liam Pro Model Complete!!