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A good looking cutting room floor Issue 17 is ready for ink, here’s a peek

Full disclosure: We didn’t plan it like this. But as we’ve learned along the way, that’s so very OK. Hell,...
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Kareem Campbell and Colin McKay Back Den 111

“kareem campbell & colin mckay. our distributor got us our rooms and gave us cash. some of us got drinks,...
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Original Artwork From the Dylan Issue Issue 16 art from Porous Walker, Mark Gonzales, Todd Francis, Dr. Woo, Langley Fox and more

The response from our 16th issue, which we devoted entirely to Dylan Rieder has been nothing short of incredible. To...
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Imogene Barron, Japan 2014 Back Den 110

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Ozzy Osbourne in Los Angeles, 2010 Back Den 109

“some days of my life are happy, some days of my life are sad, some days of my life are...
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A North Shore gathering for Dylan RVCA and Mark Oblow create a Hawaiian night that can only happen on the North Shore

Things happen on the North Shore that don’t and can’t happen anywhere else. I’m now thoroughly convinced of that. The...
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Dylan Rieder at Home in Hollywood Back Den 108

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Night out in Honolulu Two rad events, one fun night in Town with Nolan Hall and Mark Oblow

Over the weekend we attended two really rad events in Honolulu. The first a photo exhibition for friend and photographer...
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Issue 16: Our Tribute to Dylan Rieder On sale tonight at midnight

It’s here. An issue that is an absolute honor to be able to create and distribute to you. After learning...
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The Dylan Rieder Issue: On Sale 11-22-2016 We teamed up with Mark Oblow to create our 16th issue and devoted it entirely in loving memory of Dylan Rieder.

This one means a lot. And it’s off to print today. After learning that we lost Dylan to his fight...
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The Dylan Rieder Issue: On Sale 11-22-2016 We teamed up with Mark Oblow to create our 16th issue and devoted it entirely in loving memory of Dylan Rieder.

This one means a lot. And it’s off to print today. After learning that we lost Dylan to his fight...
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Russell Houghten and Dylan Rieder Back Den 107: Spain for the first Gravis trip

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Dylan Rieder Back Den 105: The day Oblow met Dylan

“to think this day would be the start of our friendship, the start of our future, the start of our...
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Mark Gonzales, Los Angeles, 2016 Back Den 104

“i got to spend the day with my long time friend and team mate mark gonzales, we went to some...
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Stefan Janoski, Berlin Back Den 103

“the creative minds of skateboarders always seem to get me inspired. stefan is such an amazing skateboarder, and that is...
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Shota Kubo, North Shore, Hawaii, June 2016 Back Den 102

“shota kubo does one of the most beautiful backside smith grinds in cholo’s pool, north shore oahu. taking the torch...
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Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince of The Kills, Los Angeles, CA Back Den 101

“some days my life doesn’t seem real. shooting the kills and calling it work? well, that’s one of them. i...
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Scott Oblow, Kahala Hawaii, 1987 Back Den 100

Editor’s note: Today is the 100th Back Den we’ve done with photographer Mark Oblow. It’s really an honor to get...
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Nathan Fletcher, Hawaii, 2012 Back Den 099

“nathan fletcher is one of my all time favorites. this is his way of posing for a clothing photo shoot....
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Brian “Apes” Boyle, Hawaii, Circa 1986 Back Den 098

“brian boyle aka “apes” pulls the classic stand up frontside grind at (off the walls) in hawaii kai, on oahu....
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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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Jon Goemann, Spain, 2009 Back Den 096

“sk8boarding has so many gifted children, jon is one of them… (hot bath, a glass of milk, and an aleister...
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Stacy Gibo, At “Off the Walls” Oahu, 1986 Back Den 095

“stacy gibo gets ready to bomb drop off the fence of “off the walls” oahu. circa 86 if you ever...
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Jason Dill and Dylan Rieder, Costa Mesa, 2012 Back Den 094

“jason dill & dylan rieder, so similar yet so different. shot at studio 35  2012, on leica m9 with summicron...
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Jesse Martinez, Oahu, Circa 80’s Back Den 093

“jesse martinez blast a method at the hic demo back in da 80’s. pearl ridge, Oahu. shot on a canon...
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lance and lance jr. mountain newport beach, circa back den Back Den 092

“happy birthday lance! you have been such an inspiration to skateboarding. hope you have a great year filled with more ripping and...
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Christian Hosoi and Dave Duncan carve the walls of pipeline bowls in Hawaii Kai Back Den 091

“this photo reminds me so much of a photo of two surfers carving down the face of a wave. christian hosoi...
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Dylan Rieder, London 2010 Back Den 090

“if your life is all about skateboarding then i hope you’re ready to bleed. dylan rieder bleeds, and skateboarding is...
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Mark Gonzales, Oahu, Circa ’80s Back Den 089

“being on the same team as the gone (‘vision’ in the ’80s) was better then getting your boxes. skateboarding with the...
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Jason Lee and Bo Ikeda, Oahu, Circa 1989 Back Den 088

“jason lee pivots as bo ikeda waves hello. palolo valley, oahu. circa 89′ shot on canon AE-1, 50mm. olden days...
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What Youth Issue 14 On Sale Now

We live in a “cut and paste” world. And despite the trend, we manage to keep running out the door...
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Jeff Kendal, Santa Cruz, Mid 80’s Back Den 087

“don’t be sad its monday, monday means a new back den. jeff kendal gets sad at the then remaining parts...