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Afternoon Interview: Former Episode 057: Dane, Craig, Austyn, Jake and Warren talk about their second range release and Dane’s new “Premium Violence” part

We walked into Former’s Chinatown studio a little early. Dane was lodged behind a monitor editing his “Premium Violence” part...
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Former is here Dane Reynolds, Craig Anderson and Austyn Gillette’s new clothing line is live (and it looks good)

Yesterday I went on a rant. I do that. Wine at night and all. I said things felt alarmingly stale in...
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Austyn Gillette and Craig Anderson, Hawaii, 2015 Back Den 097

“september 19 2015 hawaii huf tour. austyn gearing up for what they call getting down, about to take bodysurfing to...
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Austyn Gillette, Costa Mesa 2016 Back Den 085

“i always love when my friends surprise me with a visit. austyn had just got back from Oz, picked up...

Craig Anderson, Dylan Rieder and Austyn Gillette on the Huf Tour in Hawaii Back Den 056

“i was lucky to be on the huf tour in hawaii with these boys last week. it makes me very...
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Off Beat: Austyn Gillette Episode 023: On American healthcare, selling out and being a “surfer’s skater”

We have Austyn Gillette on the brain. For a lot of reasons really, some obvious ones being his ridiculous skating and...
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Dear Youth Our weekend with Austyn Gillette and Part Friend

Austyn Gillette was down in San Clemente for physical therapy on Friday. He said he’d be back to his house...
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Fairly Normal: Austyn Gillette Episode 007

A lethal combination of style, technical prowess and the most precise bit of fuck-it, all baked in to produce what...
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Austyn Gillette at home in Los Angeles, California Collected Thoughts 045

We went to Austyn Gillette’s house this week. And for those of you who haven’t met him, the two best...
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What Youth Issue 18 Release Affair Here’s like a million and one photos from our party with Former, Need Essentials and Vans at The Ace Hotel in Downtown LA

Friday night was a big one. For us, for you, for the Ace Hotel, for Former, For LA Witch, for...
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What’s Dane Been Up to? We spent the weekend with the Reynolds family filming for a new Fairly Normal

Dane was home this weekend. A classic California pre-summer day: lots of blue, couple fun waves and lots of traffic....
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The What Youth Top 34 This is who’s coming on the very unprofessional What Youth World Tour 2017

OK, so this is a few days late. Lots of rum-infused discussions around fire rings to sort the order. But...

Conversation with: Javier Mendizabal Catching up with European skate royalty

Javier Mendizabal is European skate royalty. He’s been appearing in Cliché and Quiksilver ads since the beginning, and we recently...
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Artist Series: Langley Fox Episode 005: A What Youth Original Series

Langley Fox began her artistic career sometime around kindergarten — by drawing star people, an obviously more complex version of...
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What Youth Issue 12 Release Party At The Rose Room in Venice, CA

We got pretty wild on Friday night with our friends from Crap Eyewear, House Beer and Jose Cuervo to introduce...
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Postcard Oregon: Frame Grabs Short film starring Mikey Wright, Bryan Fox and Javier Mendizabal presented by Quiksilver

We’re not even really sure how this happened. But we’ve come to be thankful that it did. A random trip...
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Girl We Adore: Langley Fox Presented by Amuse Society

“If I don’t laugh at my outfit a little bit each morning, I’ll change.” Langley Fox told us this on...

Conversation With: Warren Smith Ex Homeless Laser Tag enthusiast

“…And then laser tag came in the last few years of high school and it almost won. It almost took...
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On “Fucking the WSL” We never intended to get them so laid

I’ve got a bone to pick. And it aint with the ASP, WSL, PGA, NFL or any other softball leagues....
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Radical Class: Industry Talk 7 things catching our eye

Quiksilver used to have a slogan that said: “If you can’t rock and roll, don’t fucking come.” It was fun,...

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Austyn Gillette’s FORMER Part Is Top Shelf PLUS A DARKLY CANDID CHAT W/ DANE ABOUT LOVE, LOSS, + DYLAN

Austyn Gillette just added some serious weight to his already strong legacy with his new part for FORMER called ‘Radiant...
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Austyn Gillette Hates Calling “It” a Sport On Skating, Surfing, + FORMER for Playboy

Suspend the fact that Playboy is now making skateboards from your mind for a minute – because that is a...
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Premium Violence on asphalt Watch Jake Anderson and Austyn Gillette for Former

Just enough to make you want more. But definitely worth watching and when you want more at the end of...
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How to Not Get in the Olympics Austyn Gillette and Jake Anderson rip the park in Santa Barbara

Last Friday we surfed Emma Wood with Dane. While we were out there Curren Caples paddled out…and then on the...
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Huf City Japan Tour Austyn Gillette, Josh Matthews, Brad Cromer, Matt Gottwig, Dick Rizzo and Jake Anderson tear up Tokyo

It was fun watching the Huf team takeover Monster Children’s Instagram account while they were in Japan, (I’m sure a...
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Austyn Gillette in “Angeles Forest” One take of one beautiful line shot by Riley Blakeway

Austyn takes one run down the highway in the Angeles forest. One take shot by Riley Blakeway and my is...
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The Huf Team in NYC Starring Austyn Gillette, Jake Anderson, Matt Gottwig, Brad Cromer and Dick Rizzo

The Huf team includes some of our very favorite skaters, and they just went to New York (another favorite) and...
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WKND Welcomes Austyn Gillette To the lot…and the team

Johan Stuckey and the WKND dudes are…welcoming Austyn Gillette to the lot. And the team. Watch the vid…and remember “Butt’s...
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A Little Austyn Gillette for your day Three clips is all we need

Austyn Gillette is a modern renaissance man. A bonafide one man band. Skating, acting, hosting, pranking, making music etc. You...
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Watch Austyn Gillette’s New Huf Part A friendly reminder as to how good he is

Today Austyn Gillette released this out of nowhere Huf part that is a wild reminder of how damn good he...

Jenkem Magazine: The Tim O’Connor Show Ep. 02 Austyn Gillete & Danny Garcia

Jenkem magazine might very well tell the best stories in skateboarding. Interviews, write ups, behind the scenes. There’s nobody doing it...

Marc Johnson Sets The Record Straight “If I’m not going to say some shit that doesn’t mean anything, I’m not going to say anything at all.”

“I got in a fucking fender bender yesterday,” Marc Johnson says after we finally connected after playing one-sided phone tag...
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Craig Anderson is still keeping it HUF We can all still wear skate shoes

At one (strange) time or another, it was considered weird for a skate brand like HUF to sign a surfer to...
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What exactly happens at a Pop Up Shop? Former changes the way we wanna shop

It is September and it is hot. 105 degrees to be exact. Warren Smith has been fidgeting with portable air...
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Jake Anderson is now on Former Well, well well!

Look who just jumped in the tub with Dane, Austyn and Craig! It’s Jake Anderson. Jake is clearly one of our...
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Craig Anderson’s Former Part One of those rare edits you need to watch over and over

When Dane, Craig and Austyn’s new brand Former launched last week, it came with this new Craig part, and all...
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Dane Reynolds and friends in “Rejects” The pilot light for 2017 just lit

Not going to lie: Not a whole lot of good videos have come out in 2017. SURFING Mag went under...
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What Youth Gift Guide If you’re going to buy stuff this holiday season, it should be this stuff

There is no shortage of stuff in this world. The problem with that? There’s a lot of shit that gets...
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Letters from the Smiling Bag Tour Dion Agius’ European jaunt pushes the limits of fun

Copenhagen, Denmark:  “I am so fucking hungover and we haven’t even started yet” —Agius. D. 2016.  I am writing this...
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The What Youth 2015 The Top 5 What Youth Parties of the year

Word’s out: we like to have fun. Because when you work hard on projects, you have to work hard at celebrating their...

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