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.
For this installment of Good Times N Great Oldies, we decided to head out to Travis Glover’s home town of Lawrenceville, GA. Starting off the day at Bay Creek skate park with no shade was probably a bad idea, but Mitch and Travis managed to pull through with some good lines while sweating off a few pounds. After getting cooked at the park, Travis took us out to see what the ‘ville has to offer in the street skating department. After checking a few spots, the sun was going down so we called it a day and headed back to the shop. Keep checking back to see where the streets take us next. Now go out and get some for yourself!
This beast of a tour edit features Travis Glover, Chaz Ortiz, and Black Dave in South America in honor of Zoo’s 20th Anniversary. It’s humbling to see T. Gloves getting so much shine internationally. Keep it up homie.
“In late April/early May, ZOO YORK embarked on a multi-city tour of South America in celebration of our 20 Year Anniversary. Starting in Brazil, then heading down to Argentina and Chile, watch as the crew tears through demos, the streets, the parties and take in all each city has to offer. Thank you to everyone that came out and the ZOO Family worldwide.” – ZOO YORK
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.
Yep boys, its that time. The Legacy Game of Skate is coming up. Will it be the last one? Only time will tell. I’m linking a link of a PROPER game of skate. Just to keep you guys in check!
The Kennesaw skatepark is finally in the works! Cant wait til its done! Big thanks to everyone who is making it happen! We at Ambush are hyped!
I wanted to give a big thanks to Travis Glover and RB Umali over at Zoo York for hooking me up with a lens for my Canon 60d! That should be in sometime this week. So look forward to see photos/video of Travis and all the other Ambush team riders!
It seems the Ambig video Modern Art is done! Can’t wait for it to be sick! Hopefully our very own Trey Abad (a.k.a. Catnip) made the cut! We will find out soon!
Well that wraps up Mazza Monday for today! Now its time for some Zaxby’s!!
TRUE EAST is nine minutes of straight shredding by the Zoo York crew. The raw power, energy and distinctness of East Coast skateboarding bangs you over the head in this one. Plus, Ambush skater Travis Glover makes an appearance around 5:12.
If you haven’t seen the Girl video Pretty Sweet, you havent seen life! This video is amazing. Never been done before tricks. I can’t give away too much, so yeah, we got a few left at the shop. I suggest coming down and grabbing one before there gone! Looks super sick in HD and Blu Ray if you got a Blu Ray DVD player!
Thursday, Travis Glover and I will be heading down to Skatepark Of Tampa for the 20th Tampa AM! Always a good time down there. Whether it’s enjoying the contest, eating some great food, meeting a bunch of awesome people, getting kicked out of your hotel, kicked out of bars, and meeting crazy bums. Tampa is the s#!t!
So sorry for such a weak Mazza Mondays. After SEC3, I’ve mostly just been at home chillin’, enjoying the holidays and working! Your Mazza Monday will be back in full force next Monday with some good stuff from Tampa!! Until then Happy Holidays don’t kill anyone while shopping! Except for your wallet 😉
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!
Ambush Board Co. is a universally recognized global leader in Board Sports retail. Founded in 1997 in Kennesaw, Georgia, Ambush is owned and operated by a core group of devoted skaters, wakeboarders, and snowboarders who are deeply invested in the Board Sports community, and has evolved by staying true to their essential principles of Service, Knowledge, Integrity, Commitment, and Passion. Ambush always has been and always will be unyielding in their collective efforts to push the progression of Board Sports retail.
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2555 Cobb Place Ln
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: (770) 420-9111
1690 Roberts Blvd, Ste 105
Kennesaw, GA 30144
(800) 408-9945 or (770) 406-6568
2871 McCollum Pkwy
Kennesaw, GA 30144