Skate Articles by Date

June 2012

  • Legend Continues: Skateboard Icon Bob Burnquist Claims Big Air Gold at X Games 2012

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    The Legend continues. Oakley’s long-time Skateboard Icon, Bob Burnquist, facing the influx of new-generation riders pushing the envelope in the sport, claimed his fourth X Games Big Air Gold on Friday. The Brazilian, who tweaked his lower back during practice earlier in the week, dropped into the Finals with his usual aura of greatness, throwing down a killer 94.33 third run laced with an Indy 720 over to Fakie – squatting out of the run.

  • Generation Next: Young Skateboard Star Curren Caples Previews X Games 2012 Skateboard Park Course

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    The next generation of Skateboarding is here. Enter Curren Caples. Oakley’s 16-year-old skate star – and part-time surf ripper on the side – first dropped into an X Games Skateboard Park contest in 2010, raising eyebrows by charging his way into a solid fourth-place finish. Following an injury sustained at least year’s event during practice, the bright young rider is looking to make some massive noise in Los Angeles this week and usher in a new era. Peep the Ventura native’s course preview vid – then watch out for Curren as the Skateboard Park Finals approach (Saturday at 2 p.m. Pacific)!

  • Oakley's First Look With Bob Burnquist
    X Games 2012 MegaRamp Course Preview

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by John Ohail

    Skate legend Bob Burnquist has returned to his home away from home: X Games- Los Angeles. The Brazilian skateboard pro is back in Los Angeles and preparing to compete in the Big Air contest; an event he has won three times since its introduction to the X Games. Burnquist is a proven veteran and has competed in the X Games since it began in 1995, earning 20 medals during that time.

  • Eric Koston and Oakley Launch the EK Collection in NYC

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Elishia Matta

    Although legitimate influencers are found few and far between, Eric Koston has steadily earned that title throughout his prolific skateboarding career. Aside from capturing titles and winning awards in almost every major competition, the celebrated skater has played a key role in the progress of skateboard footwear and apparel with an extensive list of top brands that now includes Oakley with the launch of his first EK EYEWEAR COLLECTION. Not only has Koston’s influence transcended skateboarding and encompassed all of action sports, but he has also paved the way for a younger generation of skaters, artists, fashion forward thinkers and the culture of skateboarding.

  • ‘Capture the O’ Challenge! Find Oakley at Summer X Games 2012 and Tweet

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    The Summer X Games are always laced with a massive dose of Oakley. Now you have a chance to win Oakley eyewear just by finding the Big O at this year’s X Games in Los Angeles. It’s as easy as finding the O, snapping a picture of it and Tweeting it to OakleyAction</a> and <a href="http://www.twitter.com/oakleyracing1">OakleyRacing1 with the hashtag #CaptureTheO

  • NYC Air: Skate Team Star Ryan Sheckler Kickflips a Taxi Cab in GoPro Commercial

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Oakley’s Skate Team goes big. Period. Exhibit O: Superstar Ryan Sheckler, who fully kickflipped a Taxi Cab in New York in his sick new GoPro commercial.