Orlando Florida’s Evan Smith is making a name for himself by taking the road less traveled. While most aspiring skaters spend half their time trying to figure out how to live the California dream, Smith spends his getting busy wherever he’s at. Both on board and in life, Evan has found creative routes to doing things his own way. Currently in Pittsburgh, skating untapped wells of urban spots, he’s also helping his uncle run a music venue. This unorthodox approach transfers to Evan’s skating as well where you’ll catch him pulling out tricks others might not think of, and approaching classic spots with a fresh set of eyes.
With his unique approach to skateboarding, music, photography and art wrapped into one project, the Evan Smith Experience is much more than just your typical video part. Watch the teaser and stay tuned for the full Evan Smith Experience on 3/21/13.
Nyjah Huston and friends rolled through the Chino park recently, and left no ledge unturned. Subscribe to Nyjah's friend, Nathan on YouTube here for more Nyjah footy, as they're always out skating, rain or shine.
Chad Tim Tim walks you through the basics of a switch crooked grind. Active is holding a contest here, where whoever sends in the best footage of them doing a switch crooks, wins a year supply of shoes from Dekline. Don't forget the bonus clip and contest at the end of the video too.
Evan Smith gets a surprise request from skateboard legend, Josh Kalis, while on tour with DC in Europe. Watch and see if Evan can land a "Straight 8" on call. The "Straight 8" is when you do the two fundamental flip tricks, kickflip and heelflip, in the four possible ways, which equals 8... Kickflip, fakie kickflip, switch kickflip, nollie kickflip, heelflip, fakie heelflip, switch heelflip, and nollie heelflip.