Rough Stuff: Rough Side of the TRAX IV Presented by Scion

Rough Stuff: Rough Side of the TRAX IV Presented by...
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The 14th annual Summer of Death has come and gone, and what a banger it was. Roughside of the TRAX IV Presented by Scion was one for the record books. Johnny Roughneck, creator of Roughneck Hardware out of San Francisco, was out in the streets to throw the Salt Lake version of the Roughneck BART Tour. Between mobbing the streets, public transportation and skating the spots, Summer of Death was sure to be on the #roughside. … read more

Summer of Death: Urban Surfin’

Summer of Death: Urban Surfin’
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Some people believe skateboarding to be an art. Others would say that jumping around on a wooden toy is a monumental waste of time. I say, every minute you are skateboarding is a minute that you aren’t stealing an old lady’s purse. In celebration of not making an octogenarian your prey, the 14th annual Summer of Death Presented by Scion had its first contest of the year on Saturday, July 20, paired with the Urban Arts Festival. … read more

Summer of Death: Roughside of the Trax II

Summer of Death: Roughside of the Trax II
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On September 24, the Roughneck crew came out to Salt Lake City from their San Franciscan homeland once again for SLUG’s 2nd annual Summer of Death: Roughside of the Trax skate contest. Roughside of the Trax, the Salt Lake version of Roughneck Hardware’s BART Tour, takes skaters along our city’s Trax line to street spots in a contest format. … read more

Summer of Death: Pajama Jam Recap

Summer of Death: Pajama Jam Recap
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On July 16, SLUG Magazine’s Summer of Death skateboard contest series celebrated its twelfth anniversary with the Pajama Jam, presented by Quiksilver and Natty Light.  This year, the tradition continued at the Skate 4 Homies warehouse and we couldn’t have been more excited with the park that Todd Ingersoll and friends built. … read more

Summer of Death: Road Warriors

Summer of Death: Road Warriors
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I pulled under 600 North, astonished by the number of people that had gathered for the fourth year of SLUG’s street-style skate contest. It was half an hour before Summer of Death: Road Warriors started and more the 50 people were already on the scene shredding and sipping some undercover, frosty, adult beverages. … read more

Wet, Cold American Skate Comp: Summer of Death

Wet, Cold American Skate Comp: Summer of Death
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Summer arrived on June 21, and you all know what that means:  hot weather, BBQ’s, and SLUG’s Summer of Death contest series. … read more

Summer of Death: Summer Detention

Summer of Death: Summer Detention
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So many stories could (and will) be told about what happened on this fine day, but what matters most is truth. … read more

Summer of Death: Part Deux

Summer of Death: Part Deux
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Summers in Utah are hot, and personally, I don’t like them very much. Finding the motivation to skate when it’s over 100 degrees outside is nearly impossible. You either have