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A Short History of Rip City Skates

A Short History of Rip City Skates

A great interview with Jim McDowell on the history of Rip City Skates in Santa Monica, California. Jim gets into the origins of the shop, some early competition wars, their collaboration with Wes Humpston and their philosophy of providing high quality pro boards. Join the conversation on our Facebook page. Share:

The Skateboard Art of Bernie Tostenson

Bernie Tostenson: One of the Most Underated Skate Artists

Bernie Tostenson’s most widely known bit of skateboard art is almost certainly his Sims Christian Hosoi Street Flag design but he did many other iconic decks for others brands, including Vision, Kryptonics, Toxic and his own company, Brand X