Damn Hell Ass Kings

Damn Hell Ass Kings
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We wallowed in gluttony, consuming everything we desired. For the night, this was our kingdom, this was our land. We lived like kings: damn hell-ass kings.  … read more

Butters

Butters
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At 19 years old most kids are gagging on their fourth shot of vodka in the back seat of mom’s car before they try and sneak into the bar at Area 51, but not Brock “Butters” Nielsen. He’s waking up early in the middle of winter to meet up with friends like Matty Ryan and Cale Zima to get ready for an all day filming session. … read more

Milk and Cookies

Milk and Cookies
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The keeper of this kingdom is Spencer England and behind the hanger doors lay the formations of his imagination, coined “Milk and Cookies.” Before you go blabbering on about how your friend has a mini ramp too, let me set something straight—there is no other ramp out there as pristine and diverse as this one and I’m still just talking about the ramp. I haven’t even mentioned the big screen TV, climbing wall, man-sized BBQ grill and arcade games. … read more

Mexican Millionaires

Mexican Millionaires
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It all started with an opportunity to catch a free ride to Bahia de Kino, Mexico. The whole idea seemed impossible to me. How could I have fallen into a chance occurrence of driving to Mexico for an eight-day stay on the beach? The idea was so alluring and romantic that there was no possible way I could pass it up, especially knowing we would be driving, not flying. Traveling by road is a grand excitement that borders on obsession for me. … read more

True to Form: The Sofa King Interview

True to Form: The Sofa King Interview
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When considering the symbolic nature of the rat in parallel with Willy Nevins, it becomes obvious why his alias is “Ratchild.” His art, music, skateboarding and writings are the proverbial foods for you to devour. Infected with the disease of creation, he rapidly spreads it through the streets he scurries through. … read more

Skate Lake City Chronicle

Skate Lake City Chronicle
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SLUG delivers all the news that’s fit to give a shit about in the local skate world. … read more

Stuntin’ Like Yo Daddy

Stuntin’ Like Yo Daddy
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It was a casual, sunny Sunday afternoon when my phone rang. The call was about a super shredding session in Heber Park. “So sick,” I thought to myself, to escape the toxic carbon dioxide soup in the city and fill my lungs with the fresh mountain air.  I was thinking it would be a mellow afternoon of snake lines and 5-0 grinds. Little did I know there would be a pack of heavyweight rippers, all literally old enough to be my father, going off in the deep end. … read more

Shop Talk with Brick & Mortar

Shop Talk with Brick & Mortar
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Hondo opened SLC’s first ever skate-only shop, Brick & Mortar (561 W 200 S), on July 31. It’s a fresh lookin’ shop, but don’t get confused, it’s not FICE in there. Hondo says, “The way I see it, I can’t sell a pair of pants for $200 when that’s 20 hours of work or half of someone’s rent.” You’re only going to find useful skate products in this shop. … read more

Levi Faust: Iceman

Levi Faust: Iceman
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“Iceman: it’s the way he flies, ice cold, no mistakes … ” That quote is right out of Top Gun and if you’ve ever seen Levi Faust skate, then you know it describes him perfectly. His focus is impeccable.  You can see it in his face as he rolls up to a spot, feet perfectly placed, eyes locked on the target. He understands skating like most can never comprehend. I think it’s all the sugar he eats. … read more

SK801: It’s for the 801

SK801: It’s for the 801
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SK801 started about six years ago on a trip to Denver. There was a video contest going on and all the kids wanted to be a part of, but they needed a crew name to enter. Nobody can really say who came up with it, but SK801 was the one that stuck. By the next summer the first SK801 video had dropped. After forming an LLC 7 months ago, and with the concept of having a free park for the community that was supported by a shop instilled in their minds, they started hunting for a space. … read more