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Luan Oliveira

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Consecutive Tampa Am wins (never before or since achieved) and a brilliant debut part (in Flip’s “Extremely Sorry”), launched Luan Oliveira onto the skate scene, announcing him as the newest and one of the most technical Brazilian talents to come along. His mix of advanced technicality with next-level consistency has ignited Luan’s ascension to the professional level and continued to impress as he’s established himself as both a gritty and clutch competitor and a dynamic talent in front of the lens. Having proved himself a force on the inte...

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Recent Skate News

  • Curren Caples Wins Volcom Damn AM; Reflects on New Generation of Skaters

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    Based on the surfer/skater combo, the style and the long blonde hair, the comparisons have already been made to the legendary Z-Boy, Jay Adams. He’s on the level to be traveling and skating with the likes of Eric Koston, Rune Glifberg and Ryan Sheckler. And now he has a win at the legendary amateur contest, the Volcom Damn AM. Maybe it’s time to state the obvious: Curren Caples is ready for the spotlight. In due time. His time as a pro is sure to come sooner rather than later, but for now, let’s embrace the moment.

  • Make It Count: Oakley and Element Partner in Grassroots Effort to Grow Skateboarding

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    The recent announcement that X Games is partnering with Street League was huge news for competitive skateboarding. More exposure for the sport and the biggest name skateboarders in the world. There’s another partnership happening in skateboarding that also has the best intentions for the future of the sport in mind, but it’s happening without the media attention or big-money contracts or major venues – it’s happening in small, local skate parks around the world. Oakley is working with Element on its “Make It Count” International Skate Contest Series.

  • Eric Koston Plays Tourist in Europe in New Web Series and Shenanigans Result

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    Watching Eric Koston do what he does on a skateboard is just such a rewarding experience. Doesn’t matter if he’s in Barcelona or Copenhagen or Paris or Foothill Ranch, Calif, the guy is poetry on wheels. Jackson Pollock with darker skin. Which is why whatever video or webisode series or school play Koston takes part in while riding a skateboard or just being funny-guy Koston, we’ll watch. Hence, we present the “Theos Euro Snaps” web series.

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