Recent Skate News
His moment finally arrived. After dealing with injuries and spotty judging over the past couple years, Chase Hawk finally got his due. And it couldn’t have happened at a better time and place: at X Games in its inaugural year in a new town, Chase’s hometown of Austin, Texas.
Rune Glifberg has been apart of X Games since the beginning. He was on hand that first year in 1995 when the event was called Extreme Games and ESPN and the greater sporting landscape were still trying to wrap their respective heads around where action sports fit into the bigger picture. Nearly 20 years later, Rune is an icon in skateboarding, an eight-time X Games medal winner, and at 39 is still a contender for the podium every year.
A skateboard and some ingenuity carried Luan Oliveira a long way. The setting has changed – from the streets of Porto Alegre, Brazil to the bright lights, big paydays and raucous crowds of Street League – but the passion for having his feet on a skateboard are very much the same. Despite the drastic lifestyle changes, Oliveira remains a giddy, good-natured kid at heart who wants to skate fast and stomp tricks. He still finds himself gazing at his surroundings with disbelief, be it on a trip with some skate legends or in the X Games gauntlet, but he’s earned every bit of good fortune that’s come his way. Oliveira is the newest member of the star-studded Oakley Skate Team, so we took a few minutes during his first visit to the Oakley Bunker to rap out with the guy.