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VOLUME 6.1 With the summers end comes a close to all major skate competitions. Sean

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Malto walked away the winner of Street League

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and third place. The $160,000 from Maloof Money Cup DC is sitting in Andrew Reynold’s pocket and the Dew Tour ended with Ryan Decenzo walking away on top.

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Wes Kramer is the newest pro on Sk8 Mafia. Tom Asta is now on Fallen with a pro shoe “The Rookie” out for sale, keeping the hammers going for Fallen now that Chris Cole has moved to DC footwear. Lightening fast Dennis Busenitz just got that much faster after joining up with Bones Swiss Bearings.

Trevor Denman, Buddy Bleckley, Karim Ghonem, Zach McCaffree, Daniel Muchnik, Michael Cirelli, Nicholas Bell, Aaron Blatt, Marcus Sears, Crackerfarm, Chris Garrison CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Peter Levandowski, Pat Milbery, Andrew Fersch, Frank Lopes ILLUSTRATORS

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Joshua LaPointe, Doug Brassill, Chris Gadomski, Stefan Kunze, Doug Setzler INTERNS

Ben Meadows, Alexa Szilagyi CONTRIBUTORS

The guys at Baker Boys Distribution are busy filming for Deathwish Skateboards new video along with a full length “Chicken Bone Nowison” for Shake Junt. Fallen is filming for their upcoming video “The Road Less Traveled.” Until these new videos come out, get stoked on Manny Santiago’s 6 minute part “9-10-11” which has enough grind flip-outs to keep you inspired.

Winter is almost here and with snowfall accumulations in Colorado, Washington and Idaho, it won’t be long before we’re riding again. Get stoked on the early season at the Boston Ski and Snowboard Expo on November 10th-13th. Stop by the Steez booth while you’re there and check out Fall Brawl on Saturday too.

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As the birth place of surfing, home of some of the biggest waves in the world, the proving grounds for almost every competitive surfer, and the highlight of the surfing World Tour, Hawaii is surfing. Outside the skaters realm, it is likely that skateboarding in Hawaii will always take a back seat to surfing. That said, skateboarding is huge here on Oahu. With 80 degree temperatures year round, the only weather that will keep you off your board are strong trade winds and rain, which usually only last a couple hours and things will dry off much faster. Most young surfers skate and not all skaters surf. With eight skateparks scattered around the island, miles of old drainage ditches, and plenty of run-down industrial properties, there is no shortage of concrete and metal. Occasionally you’ll hear whispers of an abandoned home with an empty pool there, or a new indoor ramp here, but that local knowledge is guarded tightly.


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ing at the same time. There is the same mutual respect among skateboarders here that you’ll find most anywhere else and even more so. As it is well known with surfing, skating anywhere on the islands with a bad attitude and poor manners is in no way welcomed and will not be tolerated. Hawaiians and Hawaii people always manage to have more fun at everything they do, be it in the water on a surfboard, or at the skatepark with friends. If you are looking to visit, bring your board, show up to the park smiling politely, and introduce yourself. Have fun, show some Aloha attitude, and you will fit right in.

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