Top Twenty Reasons Skating is the Shit

Top Twenty Reasons Skating is the Shit
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With all the bad occurrences happening in the world, I thought I would brighten your day by letting you know you’re a beautiful person. If you skateboard, you are a far superior to all others who occupy the space that is rightfully yours. … read more

Epically Awesome

Epically Awesome
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Whenever I go on skate trips, I try to keep low expectations, just so anything that happens is better than I ever expected it to be. … read more

Skate Park Etiquette

Skate Park Etiquette
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This month the one-upper shit bags are going down. If you don’t know what a one-upper is, you’re probably better off. If you are a one-upper, read closely and then go kill yourself. … read more

Dabbling in Psychedelia: Vision Quest in God’s Country

Dabbling in Psychedelia: Vision Quest in God’s Country
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With the end of an epoch close at hand, I chose a few of my favorite magicians to accompany me on a most grand journey into the fabled lands. … read more

No Sleep Til’ Brooklyn

No Sleep Til’ Brooklyn
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New York was the first destination in a recent trip I took. I was there for a short time but it was the first time I actually really got to skate there. Every other time, it was with family or just to drink myself silly. This time, I remained strangely sober and did a ton of skating in the course of a few days. Here are a few random observations if you plan to take a skate trip to New York. … read more

Above the Crowds: Kevin Fedderson

Above the Crowds: Kevin Fedderson
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Everyone knows that a lot of the younger skateboarders today are progressing at a level beyond comprehension, and that’s exactly what drew me to Kevin Fedderson in the first place. I remember running into him at Sandy Park when I was still in high school and every time I saw him there, he had at least two or more new tricks dialed in and on lock. We met up on a Saturday to go skate and just to get to know each other a little better. The day couldn’t have been better.
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Summer of Death: Go Skateboarding Day

Summer of Death: Go Skateboarding Day
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 The Summer of Death contests have served as a springboard for countless Utah rippers to go from snot-nosed kids who anihilate local spots and parks to permanent fixtures in the skate community, including local all-star Lizard King, who earned a spot at the Tampa Am for his win at a Summer of Death Contest when he was knee-high to a grasshopper. This summer’s first installment of SLUG’s 15th annual Summer of Death skate series took place at the indoor Crossroads Skate Park in Ogden on June 21. 
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Northern Exposure: The 15th Annual Summer of Death Skate Contest at Crossroads

Northern Exposure: The 15th Annual Summer of Death Skate Contest...

SLUG’s Summer of Death contests have served as a springboard for countless Utah skaters. This summer’s first installment of SLUG’s 15th annual Summer of Death series took place at Ogden’s Crossroads Skatepark on Go Skateboarding Day on June 21. Split pants and busted shoes abounded, as the contestants in the amateur and open divisions vied for First Place. Lucky Stables and Austin Ramirez won the amateur and open, respectively. After First, Second and Third place titles were awarded, local band Sunchaser played their signature multi-layered dirge while people kept ripping through the park. … read more

Summer of Death: Roughside of the TRAX 5

Summer of Death: Roughside of the TRAX 5
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The Summer of Death skate series wrapped up this past weekend with SLUG’s annual Roughside of the TRAX contest. Using TRAX as our transportation and the city as our skate park, the contest is unique, with new spots and features each year. … read more

It’s Our Park: Taylorsville Skateboarding Park

It’s Our Park: Taylorsville Skateboarding Park
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Taylorsville Skateboarding Park is under fire, and rumors of it being shut down have been circulating. Having faced a threat like this before, local skaters were more than happy to share their thoughts on the subject and tell SLUG more about their home park. … read more