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Red Bull Illume – Piedmont Park – Atlanta, Georgia

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.

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March Radness is Coming!

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!

 

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Ambush Mini Riot Presented by Red Bull – Full Recap

Screen Shot 2014-01-27 at 12.52.40 PMPeak 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!

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It’s About Time! The Kennesaw Skatepark is Officially Done.

The time everyone has been waiting for is here. The Kennesaw Street League Skatepark is ready for shredding. Opening Day is tommorow at 10AM. Ice your ankles, rest your legs, eat your veggies, brush your teeth, and get a good night sleep ’cause it will be going off tommorow! Ryan Sheckler and Torey Pudwill, two of the nation’s top pros, with be there. Also, the Ambush crew will be on site as well! Lucky enough, the Ambush crew was actually able to get a little preview shred today!

This is just a short and sweet preview of what’s available at the park to skate! It will be a great time tommorow. Red Bull will be providing music and entertainment. Also we will be doing tons of raffles and giveaways! So, everyone come out for a fun, eventful day to celebrate this amazing skatepark! Thanks to everyone who helped out throughout the years and never gave up!

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Catnip Paradise Wheels Montage

Check out the new Paradise Wheels Winter flow montage featuring our very own Catnip!

Mazza Mondays: Skate Videos are Poppin’ off this Year

What’s up? Mazza Mondays going down this Monday. I must say its a good year for skate  videos. So far we got Creature CFSU, Transworld Perpetual Motion, The DeathWish Video, Bones New Ground, and Ambig Modern Art. Its great seeing old legends, new rippers, and friends that have made it into the videos.

 

Creature CFSU Free copy came with the May issue of Thrasher. If you like big handrails, giant airs, high speed tranny skating and huge ditches this is the video for you! Definitely a bunch of jaw dropping material in this video! From David Gravette to Ryan Reyes to Al Partannen. This video is sick!

Transworld Perpetual Motion 25. Filmed and edited by Atlantas very own Chris Thiessen, this video is full of clean smooth editing and really great filming. A good variety technical tricks, handrails, gaps, stairs, and tranny. Not to mention a bunch of sick spots in various other parts of the world! Walker Ryan kills it. Jimmy Carlin kills it. And my favorite part, Julian Davidson. He really kills it!

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Trey “Catnip” Abad Interview

Catnip is a hard character to describe.  He’s like a ninja, a cat, a Jedi, and Donny from the Wild Thornberrys all rolled in to one.  In most cases, he is a man of few words.  Throw him on a skateboard and he’s hell on wheels, charging everything at full speed, taking slams, grinding far and flying high, all with a smile across those crooked ass teeth.  “Who the hells is that little dude!?!?” is a common response from someone seeing him in action for the first time.  A true skate rat, down to skate anything anywhere at anytime, never complaining, with a trick selection as odd and bad ass as himself.


Me: First things first, where the hell did you get that shirt?

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Skate Team Spring Edit

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.

 

Mazza Monday: Its that Time of the Year

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!

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Mazza Mondays: Been Slackin’

What up? It’s been a while since the last post. Been real busy with skating and working. Made a fun trip up to Chattanooga a couple weeks back. Made a stop by Comfort skate shop to say what up to the boys. Scoggins greeted us with some pretty sweet homemade beef jerky. Did some skating in downtown Noog. Skyler and Zeke got some pretty cool stuff.

Lately been trying to help Catnip get as much footage as possible. The guys over at Ambig said they would love for him to have some tricks in the new video dropping this summer called “Modern Art” so we’ve been going hard in the streets as many days as possible. Look out for Catnip cause he’s been killing it lately!!

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