Learn backside tailslides with ambush team rider Jordan Smith.
Learn backside tailslides with ambush team rider Jordan Smith.
Have a seat on the couch with Ambush team riders Jordan Smith and Mitchell shutters for some insight and funny stories. Part 1 of 2.
The boys are back and Spring is in the air. Check out the Robert Johnson vibes in this new Spring Mix edit featuring your favorite Ambush skaters doing what they do best. Filming by Max, Matt Mazza, Josh Butler and Dakota Plumley.
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Piedmont Park will play host to the Red Bull Illume each night from March 20th – 30th from sundown through 11PM. You can catch some world class photos from some of Red Bull’s finest photographers. All of the photos are in big light boxes that are glowing throughout the park. During the opening event, Red Bull skydivers parachuted out of a plane and as soon as they landed all the light boxes lit up. I was able to make it out on opening night to capture the Ambush team riders skating the mini ramp and putting on a show on for the crowd. During their session, some of the Red Bull photographers shot some ill photos with them. After all the madness of skydiving and skateboarding, the Ambush Crew was able to get in the VIP party where all drinks and food were on Red Bull! It was pretty dang sweet. That pretty much sums up the whole night! Here are the photos of what I saw. And, Max made a sick edit of the night too.
In 2001, Discover Mills Mall was lucky to be blessed with an amazing skatepark designed by the one and only Camp Woodward. At the time is was named Woodward Skatepark. It had everything every skater dreamed of. It had handrails, kinked handrails, a foam pit, spines, vert ramp, mini mega ramp, euro gaps, and ledges of all sizes. Although it was such an amazing place, they struggled to stay open. The skatepark closed three times for months on end, collecting dust until someone stepped in to open it back up. It went from Woodward Skatepark to X Games Skatepark to United Skatepark, and it’s last label, Black Diamond Skatepark. About 2 months ago we heard rumor it was closing down for good. I didn’t believe it until I saw pictures of them actually taking the ramps apart. It was home to many amazing skaters like Travis Glover, Jordan Lucas, Warren Devarennes, and Anthony Dodaro. Those guys would probably not be where they are today if it wasn’t for that park opening. It’s always a bummer seeing a skatepark close. I was lucky enough to get out with some of the Ambush guys for one last shred! Here’s what we got. R.I.P. 2001-2014.
What’s up everyone? Ambush is proud to announce that it will be hosting the first contest at the new Kennesaw Skatepark called March Radness. No mushy flat ground game of skate. This is REAL street/pool style skateboarding for your eyes to see. This is your chance to show Ambush what you got and show the City of Kennesaw why it was such a good idea building this park. Don’t wanna compete? It’s free to watch and come hang out with the Ambush crew. There will be tons of talented locals putting on a awesome show! Big thanks to all the sponsors that help contribute to making this contest happen!
Check out the trailer to see just a glimpse of the action that will be going down!
Registration is now open. Sign up in person at Ambush Board Co.
March Radness Skate Contest
March 15, 2014 at Kennesaw Skatepark
Check in at 10:00 am/Contest starts at 11:00 am
Street Contest and Pool Jam
$15 Entry Fee per Division (includes free contest tee shirt)
$250 Cash for 1st Place/Tons of Prizes for 2nd and 3rd Place
Street Contest Info:
-64 skaters max. Register in advance at Ambush Board Co.
-Jam session format for prelims and semifinals. Four skaters per jam. Jams are 4 minutes in length. Top skater moves on to the next round.
-Individual skate for finals. Each finalist will get two 1-minute runs (alternating between skaters).
Pool Jam Info:
-32 skaters max. Register in advance at Ambush Board Co.
-Prelims and semifinals feature four skaters per jam. Each skater gets two 45-second runs (alternating between skaters). Top skater moves on to the next round.
-Finals pits top two skaters going head to head for 10 minutes (alternating between skaters).
Peak retail season is over. The hard work is done and Mazza Mondays are back in full force. There is no better way to start off 2014 than with an awesome mini ramp contest! Early morning yawns and 30 degree weather aren’t enough to stop skateboarders from coming out to compete for $500 bucks! Huge thanks to Red Bull for putting the contest together and Jonah Owings from Hazard County Skatepark for constructing a flawless mini ramp!
This is how the contest worked: two divisions (Cruisers and Shredders), 32 skaters in each division, 4 man heats with each rider getting two 45 second runs, and the best one advances. Second place winners earned $250 cash and first place winners earned $500 cash! People from all over came out to compete for that big purse money. Huge thanks to all the people and companies that came out to support the contest. This was probably one of my favorite contests that was have hosted so far. Well that’s enough rambling from me. I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking!
Big congrats to the Cruisers Division winners Matt Hudson (1st) and Chris Colmenero (2nd) and the Shredders Division winners Gage Gum (1st) and Trey Abad a.k.a. CatNip (2nd).
More about the Ambush Mini Riot Presented by Red Bull
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For this installment of Good Times N Great Oldies, we all headed up to Cartersville to check out the brand new Insanity Skate Park. Jonah (owner of Hazard County skatepark and construction) invited us up to break in the park. We got there just as Jonah was putting the finishing touches to the park. It was pretty rad seeing the ramps, ledges and rails get the first marks laid down on them. Big thanks goes out to the crew at Insanity for having us, and Jonah for building another kick ass park. Check out how sick the park looks and all of the unique ways to use the walls in the video below.
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Yes, those are skin tight white pants, and that is what Old 4th Ward park looked like before it was turned into a sanctioned skate zone. Take a look back with Ambush rider Jordan Smith and his part from the 2008 video, SEC 2: SEC Strikes Back. Learn more about the spots he misses, denial of his ginger heritage, and other poor fashion choices in the first installment of Memory Lane.
It looks like winter is over, and spring time is here. Longer days, and more sun means more time out in the streets skating. Check out this clip of our team doing what they do best, and get psyched to go do the same.
Be sure to come by the shop and hang with the team this Saturday at the Game of Skate. You might even win some stuff.