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    Thrasher Mag First Look: Donnelly and Worrest

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    Jake Donnelly and Bobby Worrest flip through the January 2013 issue or Thrasher Mag during a break from a session at Single Rock.

    Grey Skateboard Magazine: Issue 11 Now Available

    Issue 11 of Grey Skateboard Magazine is out now. The latest edition, featuring Chris Jones on the cover, is based on a recent two-month trip to South-East Asia.

    It also includes a Skateboarders of Yangon photo feature, an interview with Ali Drummond and an article on the new Skateistan facility in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

    Sheckler Foundation X S’Kallam Reservation

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    This holiday season, Ryan Sheckler’s Foundation is bringing people together to build a skatepark on the Port Gamble S’klallam reservation in Washington state, and they would like your help. Everyone that donates can enter to win a Ryan Sheckler prize pack, and any donation larger than $10 automatically gets a gift. Give and get: The gifts that donors automatically get include Be the Change Tech decks, the Plan B Sheckler Foundation collaboration skateboard deck or a limited-edition Ryan Sheckler Be the Change New Era hat.

    All donations will help the Sheckler Foundation “Be the Change” by building a skatepark for the Port Gamble S’klallam tribe.

    To enter to win the Ryan Sheckler prize pack, make a donation in any amount, and then go to the Sheckler Foundation’s Facebook page.

    Neff Skate Team Teaser

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    Today the folks at Neff announced that Leo Romero, Silas Baxter-Neal, Matt Bennett, Aaron “jaws” Homoki, Dakota Servold, and Derrick Wilson have been added to their team, joining forces with Nick Trapasso, Moose, Ryan Decenzo and Nick Merlino.

    New Balance Enters the Skate Market

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    Boston-based New Balance announced today that it will enter the skate footwear market through a license agreement with Black Box Distribution of Carlsbad, CA. Branded as New Balance Numeric® or NB#® Black Box will produce and market performance footwear and apparel for skateboarding. New Balance Numeric will combine the unique requirements of skateboarders with New Balance’s heritage of product excellence through comfort, fit, quality and technical materials.

    “New Balance is proud to partner with Black Box on the New Balance Numeric skate footwear initiative,” says Rob DeMartini, President & CEO at New Balance. “As one of the most authentic and talented skate companies in the industry, Black Box offers industry knowledge and a strong commitment to skate specialty retailers that matches well with our 107-year-old tradition of delivering technical design-forward performance products for athletes.”

    “I have always found the heritage and integrity of New Balance inspirational, therefore it’s truly an honor for Black Box to partner with New Balance on the New Balance Numeric project,” says Jamie Thomas, Black Box company founder and professional skateboarder.

    New Balance Numeric will officially debut at the Agenda Trade show in Long Beach, California on January 4th, 2013 where team announcements and additional marketing plans will be revealed. New Balance Numeric will be available in the U.S. and Canada starting in July 2013 through specialty skateboard and action sports retailers only.

    Read a short interview about the details of this collaboration over at the TWS Biz site.

    Alec Majerus Wins Tampa Am 2012

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    Minnesota’s Alec Majerus was crowned the winner of Tampa Am 2012 after nailing his runs against a field of close to 300 other competitors at the Skatepark of Tampa yesterday. Check the SPoTLife footage to see his run in the Finals, the Moat Race and more.

    Final Results
    1. Alec Majerus
    2. Davis Torgerson
    3. Jagger Eaton
    4. Nassim Guammaz
    5. Chase Webb
    6. Carlos Ribeiro
    7. Dylan Witkin
    8. Pat Shaefer
    9. Jon Cosentino
    10. Brodie Penrod
    11. Shawn Hale
    12. Liam McCabe

    Independent Truck Co. Best Trick
    1. Brodie Penrod – Backside tailslide bigflip out to flat
    2. Julian Davidson – Gap to switch bluntslide 270 out
    3. Jamie Foy – Gap to 360 flip lipslide
    4. Trevor Colden – Crooked grind nollie flip popover
    5. Dashawn Jordan – 360 flip backside 180 to flat

    Tampa Am 2012 Rolls On Today

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    Brodie Penrod stood atop of a field of almost 150 skaters in Friday’s Qualifers at Tampa Am 2012 earning him the Golden Ticket and a spot in the finals on Sunday. Tune into the live webcast at 3 pm EST today for more qualifying action.

    Check out the full schedule for Tampa Am 2012 presented by Nike Skateboarding right here.

    Hurricane Sandy Relief

    DLX has shipped the new Actions REALized Sandy REALief Capsule to skate shops everywhere. A portion of the proceeds raised from the sale of this capsule will go directly to the Red Cross and relief their efforts on the East Coast. Look for them at your local shop soon or go to actionsrealized.com to get yours.