Review: Richie Eisler Carbon Free III

In the past 5-6 years I’ve tried just about every skate. I hadn’t been able to find the aggressive skate with the right flex, support, comfort, and durability until I found these. I’ve been on the brown Richies for the past 5 months so when the opportunity came about to collaborate with Skates.co.uk to do a review on the new black Richies, it was a no brainer for me.

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My First TSS: By Austin “Foogie” Bartels

The TSS (Texas Skate Series) is a series of organized street competitions that take place here in the great state of Texas.  Each of these comps is held in the main cities of Texas; such as Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi.  On the Saturday of September 21, 2013 I experienced my first TSS in Dallas.  I already knew this whole weekend was going to be one to remember.

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ONE Magazine – Austin Reps Hard in “Waterloo”

A handful of days ago Justin hit me up to do a Q&A about “Waterloo” for the ONE website and Greg King contributed some dope pics.  This went up the day after the premiere. It’s a little long but worth the read.  Thanks again to everybody that showed up.  Hope y’all dug it.

My Last Weekend In Austin: By Cody Sanders

Before I ever got the chance to move to Austin, everyone I had known from there had already moved away.
So by the time I had decided to uproot from my current situation and give the town a go, I no longer had the huge catalog of friends that I used to. The new scene that I was experiencing was larger than it had ever been, but it didn’t have the essence of a “community” like what I’d enjoyed coming from a smaller town.

That was about to change.

Over time, with some effort, a handful of the older heads had everyone’s numbers and were making sessions, bbq’s and camp outs a regular thing. People from all around TX were taking notice of the amazing scene we were creating and Austin was getting new recruits every month.
During this time, a few of us, myself included, experienced some hardships and were taken in by our friends until we could get back on our feet.

(Sidenote: Austin has the tastiest waves a couch surfer has ever seen!)

With the amount of selflessness going around, it didn’t take long for all of my friends to feel like family.

My homies

The Good Guys – Photo: Greg King

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