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Skateboarding for Hope Tour Kicks off This Weekend in JHB

Incorporating skateboarding giveaways and coaching clinics for disadvantaged youth with the area’s best skateboarding, 2014′s Boogaloos Skateboarding for Hope Tour kicks off at Boogaloos Skatepark in the Brightwater Commons Mall in JHB on 26 April.

On the programme are skate competitions for beginners and advanced divisions with a R5000 total p...

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Head to Head: Louie Lopez vs. Ryan Decenzo

The next up in our Head to Head series from the 2013 KDC Pro Street Finals is a second round match between Louie Lopez and Ryan Decenzo. Decenzo layed some pretty gnarly stuff down, but was unable to match Louie Lopez‘s near flawless consistency (he only fell once during his whole heat).

Here’s Decenzo vs. Evan Smith in round 1.

Stay tuned next wee...

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Easter Skate Jam at Kumba Skate Plaza

This past weekend was the Easter Skate Jam and Easter egg hunt at the Kumba Skate Plaza. The day kicked off with the Easter egg hunt, almost resulting in Erwin’s death by trampling after he opened the gates! It’s great to see kids excited over traditions that some of us were brought with ourselves as kids...

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KDC 2013 Highlights: Felipe Gustavo

Plan B rookie pro Felipe Gustavo wasted no time on his first trip to South Africa for the Kimberley Diamond Cup. Felipe’s consistency and trick difficulty were both off the charts, resulting in a second place win in the 2013 KDC Street Championships. Check out the clip below  featuring his best stuff from the entire contest.

Felipe’s ender was fol...

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Mike Anderson in The Yellow Van Chronicles

Krooked Skateboards‘ all terrain killer, Mike Anderson, made the haul out to Kimberley last year to discover all the wonderful things that Kimberley has to offer: wildlife, skate spots, and of course, the Kumba Skate Plaza. If you’re wondering why you never saw any coverage of Mike from KDC, it’s because he bailed on the contest with James Hardy t...

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Head to Head: Matt Berger vs. Tommy Fynn

Here’s Matt Berger and Tommy Fynn Head to Head match from the 2013 Kimberley Diamond Cup Pro Street Finals. Tommy’s ankle was tweaked, so he was taking it quite easy. Matt took advantage of the situation and seized the opportunity to cruise past Tommy into the finals. Check the clip below.

Here’s Matt Berger and the rest of the Flip guys skating ...

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AV Skateboarding Midway Mayhem Recap

The guys over at AV Skateboarding Video Magazine came down to Kimberley last month to check out Midway Mayhem. They brought their camera with them and ended up churning out 7 minutes of radical once all was said and done. Head over to their site and check out their new issue, which is now viewable online for free.

Here’s the KDC Midway Mayhem clip...

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2013 KDC Highlights: Alec Majerus

Check out some of Alec Majerus’ best footage from the 2013 Kimberley Diamond Cup. Alec wasted no time putting a whoopin’ on anything in his path on his first trip to South Africa. For example, Alec and Louie Lopez banged out this clip within about 15 minutes, fresh off the plane. Stay tuned for more 2013 Highlights videos to drop each Friday...

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Kimberley Skate League at Kumba Skate Plaza

This past weekend at the Kumba Skate Plaza, we gave the locals the chance to come up on a few bucks at the Kimberley Skate League teams competition. Teams of four skaters compete in fun and challenging challenges including the time trial, slalom challenge, game of skate, and longest manual, just to name a few...

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Head to Head: Evan Smith vs Ryan Decenzo

The next match up in the 2013 KDC Street Finals is the first round Head to Head match between Ryan Decenzo and Evan Smith. Matches like these are another prime example of why judging skateboarding is not an easy job...