Employee Picks

Racked ✈ Flying South

The centerpiece for this outfit is the squakers button up by RVCA. The dark reds, greens, and browns in the shirt make it easy to match while the gray-themed accessories bring it all home. The deck specs are the icing on the cake.

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Brixton Fiddler Hat ($34) Brixton Mason Standard Fit Tee ($20) RVCA Squakers Button-Up Shirt ($58) Levis 513 Straight Fit Jean ($64) Herschel Supply Co. Settlement Backpack ($55) New Balance Quincy Shoes ($65) Stance Rockland Sock ($14) Volcom Flug Wallet ($25) Deck Specs Sunglasses ($95)

*complete outfit available in-store

Racked – Fall Accessories

Save time and angst by incorporating functional accessories into your wardrobe. Here we’ve gathered all the proper necessities for a day out on the streets either skating or sidewalk surfing.

New season, new accessories.

Now available at Ambush Boarding Co.

Ambush Boarding Co. Puff Beanie ($20) The Hundreds Jon Bag ($59) Vans Era ($50) Nixon Quad Watch ($125)  Stance Harlow Sock ($10) Von Zipper Thurston Sunglasses ($100) Ambush Boarding Co. Come And Take It Pocket Tee ($23) Ambush Board Co. Party With Us Flask ($15)

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Deck Specks Atlanta

Deck Specs at Ambush Board Co.Atlanta based sunglasess brand Deck Specks is pioneering the avante-garde approach to creating eco-friendly sunglasses. Made from recycled and reclaimed skateboards, these unique frames boast unmatched originality and a highly fashionable look. But, even though the guys are frontrunners in the art of DIY sunglass production, the sustainable approach comes with it’s own unique set of obstacles.

“It’s more than just making sunglasses,” part owner, Luke Bullard explains. “We wouldn’t be able to run a business if it weren’t for all the kids in Atlanta skateboarding.”

The guys rely on the local skate scene to supply the skateboards used to make the frames. The old decks are then cut out, sanded, and transformed into unique one-of-a-kind sunglasses whose look has created quite a buzz in ATL. Read More >

Sick Picks – What We Like

The day’s delivery comes in. The crew all gravitates to the shipment as if the boxes have some sort of magnetic pull. Mostly, everyone wants to take a mental inventory of what we just got in. Others want to poke fun. But, every once in a while, we get some products in that really speak to us. You know, the ones that really get you pumped to ride. This week’s picks are pretty diverse, but I guess that is expected from a crew with a bunch of unique interests.

Sean Hance – Lib Tech TRS
“C2 is for me too. I love the rocker/camber combo. Grip when you need it, forgiveness when you don’t.”

 

Lee Elliott – Gnaraloo SUP
“I can’t wait to take my little grom out on the lake this summer, plop him on the nose of this thing, and tool around the water.” Read More >

Mazza Mondays: SEC3 or DIE

What’s up? Sunday funday the boys and I headed over to 4th Ward Skatepark in Atlanta, GA for the annual Jay Buck Jam. Jay was a good friend to all the legends in Atlanta who unfortunately is not with us anymore. So, we have a day where we skate our ass off just for him. We ate some good food, talked with some good people and enjoyed the high ollie contest in which Catnip is the man and flew way high in the air to victory. He got a pretty sweet custom piece of a deck, a good ol’ 6 pack of talls, and a warm welcome by Jeremiah Babb to the Bender Hardware family.


“…I’ve known this dude for a long time. Always thought,
“Catnip?! What the fuck kinda name is that?” His friends
laughed at me and no one has ever told me a straight
answer. Doesn’t matter though. Kid destroys! You’d
never guess all the power that comes out of that quiet,
short kid. 70″ ollie off the 16″ kicker at the Jay Buck Jam.
Skateboarding man. This kid loves it. The times, they
are a changing…Bender is down for him…”
-Words by: Jeremiah Babb Read More >

15th Anniversary Tee Shirt Design Contest

Art and action sports have been inseparably linked since the beginning. In the 1950s and 60s, surf cinematographers like Bruce Brown solicited world renowned artists to create their film posters. In the 1970′, the Dogtown and Zephyr Surfboard Productions boys relied on the eclectic art of Craig Stecyk to reflect their vision of skateboarding. Currently, Alien Workshop is issuing graphical board series from legendary artists Andy Warhol and Keith Haring.

In celebration of our 15th Anniversary, we are following suit (although on a much more grassroots scale). The 1st Annual Ambush T-shirt Design Contest was an invitation for local Atlanta artists to come up with the next Ambush T-shirt. And, after sifting through dozens of entires, we proudly announce this year’s winner: Damian Bradley. Read More >

New Year’s Resolutions

 

I have stuck with exactly zero New Year’s Resolutions. That’s not to say I haven’t made any positive life changes. I just haven’t been able to make any life changes based on a random calendar day. But this year, for the sake of “I told you so’s”, I am going to give it a go. My New Year’s Resolution: To ride more. Shocking isn’t it. It shouldn’t really be that hard, right? It’s not like I am trying to quit smoking or lose weight. I’m not trying to get an advanced college degree or hike Mount Everest. I am just trying to ride more. So why does this resolution seem so difficult to attain?

Life is merely a collection of seconds. Actually, life is a collection of millions of seconds strung together. My definition of living life to the fullest is using those seconds wisely to create the best possible experience. As we get older we add more things to our lives. More responsibilities at work, rent/mortgages, bills, family, etc. These things take up a bunch of those seconds leaving precious few for skateboarding, snowboard, and surfing. In essence, my New Year’s Resolution is to manage those seconds more carefully to ensure that I can shred more. Managing time is one of life’s most difficult aspects. I think I am up to the task…especially when the rewards are so great. Read More >

Sponsored

Being sponsored has become the holy grail of action sports. Some kids try their whole lives to get sponsored. Some succeed…some don’t. What if you could suddenly wave a magic wand get sponsored right now? Which company would you want to be sponsored by? What is your dream brand that you are dying to rep? Well…we asked the Ambush guys that same question.

 

Brian: Vans – “‘Cause you don’t have to buy clothing and shoes and s#!t. They got sweet flannels and make everything from skate shoes to snowboard boots.”

 

Brian’s favorite Vans product: Old Skool ’92 Pro (Ray Barbee/Forest Green)


Jake: Matix – “I like their jeans and they have a good team.” Read More >

Rise and Shine

Never mind Nyjah Huston, here’s Gary Sargent. Local BroFriend Greg has a board company called DEADSNAKE, and it is sick. Ambush team riders Gary, Rhett, and J.J. are repping Greg’s wood and tearing up spots with it. Check this link to their “Scumbag Beach” promo and get your mind blown. VIDEO

After you are done watching that, go add DeadSnake on Facebook to see regularly posted videos of skateboarding goodness. These guys do it right, so next time you’re in the shop pick up a DeadSnake and support your local lurker.

Employee Picks of the Day

We get a bunch of new inventory in everyday. Sometimes it can be insanely difficult to keep up with. So, since we have the opportunity to see everything that comes in each day, we have picked out a few of our faves to make it a little easier for you.

Bode’s Pick:

Lib Tech Attack Banana 156 cm – “The most epic ride for
everything. It dominates the park”.

 

 

Lee’s Pick:

The Art of Flight – “National Geographic doesn’t have s#!t on this. Best snowboarding, best cinematography, best nature scenes = best video ever”.

 

 

Max’s Pick:

Emerica Reynolds Cruisers Black/Red/White – “They skate good, save you from heel bruises, and don’t look dumb”. Read More >