Skateboarding has had a long and lusty love affair with art. If you want to get hippy with it, skateboarding can be construed as analogous to a type of performance art where the skateboarder is the artist, the skateboard is the tool, and the streets are the canvas. All abstract mumbo jumbo aside, skateboarding and art just go together. We celebrate board graphics, have a deep respect for filmers and photographers, and basically can’t function without music. And, many skateboarders are accomplished artists, filmmakers, musicians, graphics designers, illustrators, chefs, and more. Skateboarding and art are so closely aligned culturally that they have essentially morphed into two distinct subcultures of a larger, broader lifestyle. The OuterSpace Project is Greg Mike‘s full embodiment of this concept.
Piedmont Park will play host to the Red Bull Illume each night from March 20th – 30th from sundown through 11PM. You can catch some world class photos from some of Red Bull’s finest photographers. All of the photos are in big light boxes that are glowing throughout the park. During the opening event, Red Bull skydivers parachuted out of a plane and as soon as they landed all the light boxes lit up. I was able to make it out on opening night to capture the Ambush team riders skating the mini ramp and putting on a show on for the crowd. During their session, some of the Red Bull photographers shot some ill photos with them. After all the madness of skydiving and skateboarding, the Ambush Crew was able to get in the VIP party where all drinks and food were on Red Bull! It was pretty dang sweet. That pretty much sums up the whole night! Here are the photos of what I saw. And, Max made a sick edit of the night too.
Peak retail season is over. The hard work is done and Mazza Mondays are back in full force. There is no better way to start off 2014 than with an awesome mini ramp contest! Early morning yawns and 30 degree weather aren’t enough to stop skateboarders from coming out to compete for $500 bucks! Huge thanks to Red Bull for putting the contest together and Jonah Owings from Hazard County Skatepark for constructing a flawless mini ramp!
This is how the contest worked: two divisions (Cruisers and Shredders), 32 skaters in each division, 4 man heats with each rider getting two 45 second runs, and the best one advances. Second place winners earned $250 cash and first place winners earned $500 cash! People from all over came out to compete for that big purse money. Huge thanks to all the people and companies that came out to support the contest. This was probably one of my favorite contests that was have hosted so far. Well that’s enough rambling from me. I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking!
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!
Skateboarding is going off everywhere in 2013, and Go Skateboarding Day here at Ambush was no different. Stormy was heatin’ it up on the grill, Space Orphan had ripping tunes, and everyone was killing it on the ramps and rails in the parking lot. It’s pretty rad to see everyone progressing more and more each year. Let’s keep it going kids don’t blow it. Big thanks to all of our sponsors for holding us down as always; The Kayo Corp, Sector 9, Redbull Atl, Bender Hardware, Element, and Low Card Mag. We couldn’t do it with out you. Check the video above for some high lights from the session. Remember, everyday is Go Skateboarding Day, so go out there and get some!
Well as we all know June 21st is national Go Skateboarding Day, a day where skateboarders come together as one and skate our asses off from morning throughout the night.
Over here at Ambush, we setup a fun little event. We had the legend Stormy Pruett whipping up the hot dogs and hamburgers, a bunch of flat bars, ledges, and ramps in the parking lot, free Red Bulls to keep the kids pushing all day long, Space Orphan playing live music, and a high ollie contest. Ambush’s very own Josh Butler took the high ollie contest. I’m not sure how high it was but it was high! lol
We also had the new Sk8Mafia video playing all day in the shop. All I have to say is WOW. This video is amazing. The skating is awesome. There are definitely multiple tricks in this video that I have never seen done before and they are all done with style! There have been a lot of videos that have dropped this year and this is gonna have to be my 2nd favorite right behind The DeathWish Video! Make sure to come out to the premiere at Jack’s Pizza on June 26th.