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The Shape of Art To Come Let’s make sure we take advantage of this

Yesterday I stood inside a church and looked at a ballot with measures on porn and weed and a presidential battle...
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Russell Houghten and Dylan Rieder Back Den 107: Spain for the first Gravis trip

“russell houghten and dylan rieder on the first gravis trip to spain. circa back den….. forever love forever dylan remember...
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Watch “An Ode to Dylan Rieder” A compilation from JENKEM

Hard not to smile watching this one. Only Dylan had such a presence. He had it all. Style. Grace. Flair....
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Fairly Normal: Andrew Allen Episode 23: Behind the scenes with Andrew Allen in San Juan Capistrano and Los Angeles

“This dude looks like he should be in the Misfits.” We can’t remember who said this while watching Andrew Allen’s...
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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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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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Watch “El Norte” A skate trip through Northern Spain supported by Globe

A trip usually suggests planning, an itinerary, some form of goal or destination. That’s a trip. This was more an...
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Dylan Rieder: 1988-2016 R.I.P. to one of the greatest of all time

It’s strange to type this. Hard to believe what the keys are putting down, but Dylan Rieder has passed away...

One Roll 018: Sweden and Norway A roll of film shot by Michael Cukr

Next month we’ll be premiering a new film we made from this trip through Scandinavia. We brought all sorts of...
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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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Stay Tuned: David Stenström Playlist 032: An autumn-inspired mix from our favorite Scandinavian skateboarder

We literally met David Stenström at a skatepark in Stockholm, Sweden randomly. We just loved how he skated. It was...
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BA and coming out as gay Giovanni Reda sits down with Brian Anderson for VICE Sports to discuss his coming out

VICES Sports released this piece on Brian Anderson’s decision to come out today and we really hope you’ll sit down...
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Off Beat: Eric Koston & Brad Staba Episode 037: Olympics, Buffet Restaurants & Favorite Cities

This time we paired up Eric Koston and Brad Staba in Copenhagen. We’ve clearly stated more than one time that...
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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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Ishod Wair in Copenhagen We threw questions at Ishod while he was getting a tiger tattoo

Catching up with Ishod while he was pinned down in Copenhagen.

Watch “Faces” New edit from Ben Chadourne in Paris

A •SOURCE SKATEBOARD VIDEO FEATURING:  Kevin RODRIGUES, Paul GRUND, Valentin JUTANT, Greg CUADRADO, Manuel SCHENCK, Roman GONZALEZ, Luidgi GAYDU, Bobby...

Watch “04. Kevin” Mid summer skating in Cincinnati

A minute with Kevin in Cincinnati’s summer heat. Video by Jared Sherbert Watch our Fairly Normal with Terp here:  
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Off Beat: Stefan Janoski Episode 036: Living in Miami, skateboarding in the Olympics and reading material

Turns out everyone was in Copenhagen during the CPH Pro, even Stefan Janoski, the dude with a red hot Nike...
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Watch A new Film from Polar Skate Co I Like it here inside my mind. Don’t wake me this time

Pontus Alv’s latest masterpiece: I like it inside my mind, don’t wake me up this time. This is one of the best...
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Stay Tuned: Leo Romero Playlist 029: An eclectic and soothing week starter

A few months ago we got to hangout with Leo a bunch while filming his Fairly Normal episode. We skated...

Watch “Core Cph” Skating the City of Copenhagen with Bobby Worrest, Alex Olson, Ishod Wair and More

John Wilson and his crew just dropped a new clip from the beautiful city of Copenhagen. featuring Bobby Worrest, Hjalte...

Watch “Oh Yes” Skating in Italy with the Converse Team

Italy with the Converse Team Featuring Ben Kadow, Kenny Anderson, Sean Pablo, Sage Elsesser and more.
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Off Beat: Raven Tershy Episode 035: Politics, Copenhagen and Tinder in the Ghetto

Raven Tershy tells it exactly how it is. To him. Like it or not. And what a breath of smoke-filled...
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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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Stay Tuned: Jake Anderson Playlist 028: The worst/best Mix ever made

We’re not exactly sure what the hell you’d call this radio station Jake Anderson has created for us in this new...
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Off Beat: Alex Olson Episode 034: On running over pork in Copenhagen, favorite surfers and skaters and Tinder

He was literally one of the first people we put a microphone on for What Youth, and that was four...
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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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Artist Series: Benjamin Deberdt Episode 009: Parisian Photographer. Jason Dill and Kevin Rodrigues to The Gonz and more.

Benjamin Deberdt is a staple in the European skate scene. He’s been influential in bringing an authentic portrayal of underground...
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Fairly Normal: Remy Taveira Episode 022 Shot on location in Paris, France. Presented by RVCA

Remy Taveira lives in the suburbs on the east side of Paris, France and skates with the Blobys crew. And...
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Off Beat: Chris Pfanner Episode 032: On living in Europe, Donald Trump and his ideal day

We met up with Chris in Berlin a couple weeks back in Berlin. Volcom’s new skate film Holy Stokes had...
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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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A Weekend in San Francisco Skating the city with Jake Anderson and Kevin Terpening presented by Stussy

We went to San Francisco with Jake Anderson and Kevin Terpening as part of Stussy’s Wet Dreams California tour, which turned...

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