When you’re a kid…summer is the best! No school means sleeping in and having plenty of time to catch up on non-scholarly pursuits. Whether it’s playing video games, watching TV or going to skateboard camp, it’s easily every kid’s favorite time of the year. However, today is July 15th…and, with July almost being half over, most kids in the metro Atlanta are will be back in school in a couple weeks. With that being said, one of our favorite things about summer is being able to host a skateboard camp at Swift-Cantrell through the city of Kennesaw. What skateboarder doesn’t enjoy sharing the love of skateboarding with the next generation of rippers?
We always have a lot to be hyped on, for starters, it’s spring and that fresh feeling is taking over. Speaking of fresh, new to Lakai’s Spring ’16 lineup is Vincent Alvarez’s second pro model, the Vincent 2 and it’s hella fresh.
For those unfamiliar with Vicent, he burst onto the scene after winning DC‘s King of LA contest in 2007. That one contest propelled a seemingly unknown Vincent to an overnight sensation and put him on everyone’s radar. Most importantly, his performance put him on Sam Smyth’s radar (Sam is team manager for Girl Skateboards & Chocolate). Smyth would just have to track down Vincent first.. As legend has it, Vincent won a prepaid phone at the DC contest and exchanged number’s with Smyth but never made contact past this exchange. Once Vincent’s phone ran out of minutes there was no way to contact him. Eventually Smyth was able to find him and the rest is history, Vincent picked up a spot on Chocolate skateboards and eventually the legendary Lakai footwear.
This past Friday was the Element No Board Left Behind event here at Ambush Board Co. If you had an old deck laying around the house, Element was kind enough to bring all there supplies to cut it into a cruiser shape for FREE! Also if you bought an Element deck the day of the event you, received free cruiser wheels and trucks courtesy of Element! Pretty sick deal if you ask me. Sorry for those who missed out.
On the scene hanging out were Element pros Levi Brown and Evan Smith. Big thanks to them for coming to hang out. They are some chill dudes! The Legend himself Donny Barley was on hand as well cutting your boards personally just for you! He did an awesome job. Big thanks to Andy Dicker for providing the entertainment while everyone was getting there decks hooked up! Huge thanks to Element and everyone who came out to get there boards cut. Looking forward to seeing everyone in the future.
This past Saturday we hosted the very first contest, called March Radness, over at the new Kennesaw Skatepark. We had no clue what to expect. We were just hoping for the best and biggest to turn out. I must say it was everything we were wanting and more! People of all age groups were there. Dads competing. Girls competing. Young and old bucks blasting huge airs. Moms and grandmas watching. And, the Vans Tour bus with Tony Alva rolled through. It was great. Doing raffles throughout the day to keep families entertained. Multiple photographers and videographers covering the event. We really couldn’t ask for much more. After that, it was all up to the skating for the rest of the action, which I was able to get plenty of photos of for you guys to check out. Huge thanks to all the sponsors and people that helped make this contest bad ass!
Ambush Mini Riot Presented by Red Bull
Free Mini Ramp Contest
Saturday, January 25th at Ambush Board Co.
$500 Cash Prize for 1st Place/$250 Cash Prize for 2nd Place courtesy of Red Bull
Two Divisions: Cruisers (for those figuring it out) and Shredders (those that have figured it out).
Registration Opens at 10:00 am. First Come; First Served. No Exceptions. Must be 15+ Years Old to Enter.
Sign up with a Red Bull representative on site at Ambush Board Co.
32 Skaters Max Per Division. Free T-Shirt for all Competitors.
Prelims and Semi-Finals have four skaters skating in two 30-second runs each. The best run moves on to the next round.
Judging based on style, trick difficulty, and air (if applicable).
The time everyone has been waiting for is here. The Kennesaw Street League Skatepark is ready for shredding. Opening Day is tommorow at 10AM. Ice your ankles, rest your legs, eat your veggies, brush your teeth, and get a good night sleep ’cause it will be going off tommorow! Ryan Sheckler and Torey Pudwill, two of the nation’s top pros, with be there. Also, the Ambush crew will be on site as well! Lucky enough, the Ambush crew was actually able to get a little preview shred today!
This is just a short and sweet preview of what’s available at the park to skate! It will be a great time tommorow. Red Bull will be providing music and entertainment. Also we will be doing tons of raffles and giveaways! So, everyone come out for a fun, eventful day to celebrate this amazing skatepark! Thanks to everyone who helped out throughout the years and never gave up!
You’ve never seen a board like the Space Pickle. An all new ultra-wide thumb tail design that’s sure to take your wave riding to the next level.
“We’ve been having a lot of fun with the Space Pickle this year.” Slingshot explains. “Obviously it’s great in the surf, but the guys have really been crushing it behind the boat. It’s a blast.”
Check out the Space Pickle in action behind the boat. If you’re looking for a low impact, fun way to work your lower and upper body…then look no further.
Stop by the shop and see what the Slingshot Space Pickle is all about. For pricing, availability, paddle sizing and more, give us a call at 770-420-9111.
Today was a big day for the local skate scene of North Cobb County. At 11:00am this morning, the city of Kennesaw held the official groundbreaking for the first phase of construction for the Swift-Cantrell Skatepark.
“The facility will be the first ever permanent skate park to feature elements modeled on a competitive street skate park plaza design, and will be capable of hosting large and small skateboarding events.” explains the Kennesaw Parks and Recreation dept. “The first phase will consist of two projects: the skate park plaza, as well as additional parking, lighting and restrooms.”
We’re stoked to see the project unfold and get underway. More information can be found on the Kennesaw Parks and Recreation‘s Facebook page.
On 4/20 the Supra team pleasured the Dirty South their arrival in Atlanta. I hear they were throwing hammers down the Big 5 before they headed up here for a meet and greet. A huge crowd showed up and started to shred the ramps as they waited for the team to arrive. Tyler Lee and I got the grill going and kept hot dogs on deck.
When the vans arrived it was Neen Williams, Boo Johnson, Keelan Dadd, Spencer Hamilton, Kevin Romar, Pat Rumney, and Nick Tucker. It didn’t take long for the kids to start a line and the team began writing their name over and over and over again.
After everyone got their collectable ebay items to sell when they are over the hill, the team just chilled with crowd for a few hours. Some dudes killed the ramps, some shredded the mic. If you didn’t make it you are probably going to regret it for the rest of your life, but good thing Max got it all on film for you.