Recent Skate News
Going For GOLD: Shaun White Charges Into X Games 17 for Vert Glory, Inspired by Gold Holbrook Collection
There’s no surprises here. Shaun White is going for Gold. Oakley’s multi-sport superstar is dropping into X Games 17 in Los Angeles on the heels of yet another glorious Winter X Games Superpipe Gold. And there’s absolutely no doubt that he’s aiming to power himself back to the top of the Skateboard Vert podium in the summertime. Although he will definitely be keeping it fun, as he does always, his ultimate goal is that shiny Gold medal. And if his past Vert Golds weren’t enough motivation for him, his brand new Oakley Gold Holbrook collection should do the trick.
Starring Roles: Ryan Sheckler Set to Defend Skateboard Street Gold at X Games 17, Ripper Milton Martinez to Make Debut
Ryan Sheckler is focused. Oakley’s superstar skate team rider has been in top form – shooting for a prominent video part and preparing to defend his X Games Skateboard Street Gold at Summer X 17. But make no mistake, as much as he’s intensely pumped for this week’s action sports spectacle in Los Angeles, he’s relaxed and enjoying the moment. Don’t forget Oakley’s own Argentinian ripper Milton Martinez, who is, without a doubt, one of the most talented street skaters on the Planet. The catch? The dude hasn’t ever competed in an X Games on American soil.
Don’t miss X Games gold medalist and Oakley’s own Ryan Sheckler on “Inside X,” ESPN’s weekly webcast bringing the biggest names in action sports to you LIVE every Tuesday heading into X Games 17.