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Ruby Tuesdays: Film is not Dead

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Welcome to the first installment of Ruby Tuesdays, a blog about music, photography, other kinds of art, and last but not least, skateboarding. And, maybe some other stuff. But, mainly those things.

So, I’m Ruben. At some point after getting hired here at Ambush, my name nickname became Ruby. I guess the Kaiser Chiefs song was playing or something…whatever. Ruby Tuesdays started with my homies on Instagram with pictures of me (#rubytuesdays, good luck sifting through all the restaurant pictures to find me). As an aspiring photographer, I love seeing stuff that people post on the ‘gram. That’s what I’m gonna talk about today, photography. More specifically, film photography. Read More >

Mazza Mondays

Yo what’s up what’s good what’s happening? Nothing much over here just chillin’ with Stormy, Marvin, Brian, and Charlie at the shop today. Ready for the weekend to come up. Party, shred it up and other BS.

The Game of Skate is next weekend. I’d thought i’d go over a list of things of how to properly skate in a game of skate so we can make it an awesome enjoyable event for all of us.

1. Pop your tricks

2. SPEED. We don’t want any complaining when the judges don’t count your trick when you come to a complete stop when you land.

3. No pivots. Do your rotation tricks at FULL rotation. We understand you need to do a little bit of skirchin on some tricks. At the judges discretion though will determine if it counts or not. Read More >

Mazza Mondays: Last Weekend

Last weekend. Good skating, good times. On the scene this weekend we had the Nashville homies, Baker AM Dee Ostrander, Shane Powell, Ivan Hernandez and Cameron Zjveninkieiskes (Can’t spell his last name. Sorry, Cameron) hung out at the shop for a bit then took it to the city for some good skating. Catnip (recently getting hooked up with Think Skateboards) on the scene as well as injured JPSystem there for the support. We had a good successful weekend. All together we got 1 clip! Good weekend I must say.

Lee gave me a set of 52mm sample Ambush wheels to try out. Over the weekend I put them to the test. I must say these new wheels are so much better then the old ones. Whatever formula was used on the old wheels sucked. They worked fine in the streets, but whenever you hit slick terrain your going to slide into death. I took these samples to the streets, cement parks, wooden parks and they were awesome everywhere. Read More >

Ambush Demo @ Found Skatepark

Friday August 31st the Ambush team headed up north to Found Skatepark to show off the goods and give away some goodies. This was the first time up there for most of us and I have to say that the park is pretty damn sweet. The guys over at Found made good use of a smaller sized space and the park flows like butter. I know the Found is pretty far from home for you local Ambush dudes, but we saw a few familiar faces up there (which is awesome) and met a whole bunch of new rad kids as well. Hopefully, this video will hype some of you to drive up to Ellijay and give it a whirl.

Big thanks to Mike and the whole Found crew for having us, and an even bigger thanks to all the kids and families who showed up in support. Hope you guys had as much fun as we did! Read More >

Ambush Demo at Found Skatepark

Most of our team riders have been out killing themselves trying to wrap up their parts for the SEC III video.  This can be pretty stressful on the body and mind.  So to blow off some steam, we decided to put on a demo where you can get a small taste of what’s to come in the video.

The demo is going down August 31st at Found Skatepark in Elijay, GA.  We’re getting the whole team together for a day of skating, giveaways, and good times.  Come hang out and watch these dudes do what they do best.  Featuring: Josh Butler, Gary Sargent, Dustin Hart, Jordan Smith, Stormy Pruett, Zeke Logan, Trey Abad and Travis Glover.  It all starts at 6:00 pm, Found Skatepark 12 Hefener St #113, East Elijay, Ga 30540. Read More >

Park Barge 2012

Obviously there is a ton of people in Kennesaw that skate. We wouldn’t be here without them.  Unfortunately, there really isn’t much around here to skate.  So, we were all talking one day and decided, “Hey, lets pick a few skate rats, throw em in the van, and take them out skating with the team all day.”  So, on June 1st we made it happen.

The homies at Neff to kicked down some goodies for the winners, we loaded up the van with snacks and seats, dragged the team out of bed early, picked 8 dudes to come along for the ride, and hit the road.

Our goal was to warm up at Brook Run Skatepark in Dunwoody, then head towards Gwinnett to check out all their parks.

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Skate with the Ambush Team

Ever wonder what Stormy’s like in real life? Does Dustin talk? Is Mitch really as cool as he looks? Does Zeke land everything first try? What does Josh’s bullet hole look like?

Get to know the Ambush skate team from an insider’s point of view. How? By winning a day of skating with the Ambush team.

On June 1st at 11:00 am, four skaters and a friend (8 total) will be chosen at random and taken in the van for a day of skating with the Ambush team. The winners will visit some of the area skateparks (Bay Creek, DeShong, and Mountain Park), enjoy snacks, drinks and gift pack courtesy of Neff, and be featured in a video montage skating with the Ambush crew. The winners will be dropped back off in the Ambush parking lot at 7:00 pm that evening. And, the event is totally FREE. Read More >

Atlanta’s Travis Glover

Atlanta has a rich skateboarding history. Thomas Taylor held the city down in the 1980’s. Stormy Pruett ran things in the 1990’s. Jeremiah Babb reigned during the new millennium. And Grant Taylor won Skater of the Year in 2011. Now it’s Travis Glover‘s turn.

Has anyone noticed how much play Travis has been getting lately? Of course he was featured in the latest Ambush video montage.

Plus, he’s popping up in all kinds of places. Check his latest appearances in the Zoo York blog. Or his feature in Focus. Better yet, check the shit he threw down in Focus’ Premium Cut:

If that doesn’t make you want to try a Zoo York board, maybe this will.

 

Follow Travis on Instagram and Twitter at @tgloves. Read More >

Innovation Over Satiation

“There are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable, and no frontiers beyond our reach.” – John S. Herrington

We all want to be innovators. We all want to make a difference in the world. We all want to invent the next thing, perform a new trick, advance a new style, or turn a head in our direction. We all want to push forward and be remembered. We all want to progress.

The only thing is: being an innovator is extremely difficult. Mediocre people are always trying to convince you that you can’t. Jealous people will to tell you why you won’t. The masses will ridicule your ideas and say they will never work.

But everything’s been done before. Wrong.

ABD. This spot is shut down. Really? Read More >

Vans Catch The Bus Tour!

To kick off the release of the huge new Spring ’12 Vans apparel and shoe line, Vans sent the tour bus down to chill with us all day. Vitamin Water was there for the fun too which was much needed since it was molten hot all day.

We’ve chilled with Rob Dyrdek, we’ve hosted Baker, Fallen, Mystery, Real and many more, but on Saturday we got to hang with Ray Barbee, one of the most influential skateboarders of all time. OF ALL TIME! And the man couldn’t have been any cooler.

When I arrived, the parking lot and store were all ready out of control. With 20% off Vans products all day what would you expect? I whipped out the old Stevie Williams Ramp Logic box and the ledge slashing began immediately. Vans kicked off the contests with a best trick on the box, then gave out some free shoes to the kid with the most busted pair on his feet. A whole van full of product was given away throughout the day and the kids were hyped. Read More >