You know the Joes have crazy tricks. But don't forget about the Pros. Mike Mo gives you a little taste of what's to come in BATB7: Pros Vs. Joes. What the hell are these tricks even called? Holy shit. This is gonna be good. Battles start this weekend.
Street League champion Chris Cole is never gonna stop. He has always been known for his approach of combining tech wizardry with some crazy daredevil shit, but this new edit for his Cole Lite 2 release is straight-up RIDICULOUS. "Lightweight" is definitely not the first word that comes to mind. Want some more gnar-litude? Check out Cole's 2UP (a manual contest) run, an incredible showcase for Chris' powerful and inventive skating.
Roll them dice and make the best of it. Time to come up, son!
With amazing style, Nick Garcia hauls ass, flows better than just about anyone, and puts together some damn fine lines and singles. Element United Nations droppin' Wednesday. It's about to be a good one!
This is Pros Vs. Joes. You've seen the 16 Joes. Now it's time to see who they're up against. May god have mercy on their souls.
The Almost family celebrated their 10-year anniversary at The Berrics in style. There was the announcement that Youness is officially Pro, a DJ, a specially-made "Almost" obstacle (mad portable, yo), pizza, and lots of inventive skating. But it was the dozens of original Almost boards on display, with graphic series spanning the history of the team, that really drove the point home: Their mix of creativity and bold images are the perfect representation of a brand that consistently follows it own path.
Rodney Mullen has seen it all. Besides inventing the entire platform of street skating as we know it, he's lived through and witnessed every iteration thereof—from his days as a freestyle champ in the '80s to modern day technical wizardry. And while he knows how to manipulate a plank of wood better than any other living being on the planet, he's also got the uncanny ability to articulate what it means to be a skateboarder better than anyone else. We sat him down for a quick chat, and got his take on the essence of skateboarding. Rodney, we love you. You truly are something special. Congratulations on 10 years of Almost!
We've gotten thousands and thousands of submissions these past couple weeks, and even more kids have tried to enter BATB7 through the Nike SB App. Unfortunately, there were only 16 available slots. It's never easy making the call over who makes the cut, especially when all of you out there who participated are so amazingly talented. We've seen flatground tricks we can't pronounce, flip tricks we didn't know existed, and people from countries we've never heard of. It's shown us how much skateboarding has progressed in these past few years, and how good you guys are. You're certainly not average! Thank you for making BATB7 Pros Vs. Joes happen. After all, it doesn't exist without you.