Recent Skate News
It’s eluded him for a while now. He tried it on the X Games mega ramp this summer…but to no avail. But when Oakley skate legend Bob Burnquist finally landed the 900 this past week – on his backyard mega ramp, provided in part by Oakley – it was even more insane than he originally intended. Why? Not only was it on a mega ramp. It was fakie to fakie. Check out what Bob had to say about the huge feat during a routine visit to Oakley Headquarters on Sept. 7.
A lot of the good ones die young, as they say. And it’s just as true in Skateboarding as it is anywhere else. Through this bitter line, Oakley’s Love and Guts – Eyes Wide Open – Art Show was born in Southern California back in 2005, paying homage to those involved with skateboarding who have lost their lives too soon. After traveling the world for a few years, Love and Guts finally found its way home.
New York City welcomed Love and Guts: Eyes Wide Open art show for what turned out to be one of the best shows to date. Oakley along with Juxtapoz Art and Culture and Thrasher Magazine came together to put on one of the most talked about Art events of the year.