Friday, June 24, 2011

The Man who founded Thrasher Magazine

thrasher,uxa,eric swensonthrasher,uxa,eric swensonFor all of those who skate and have read Thrasher Magazine like its a bible, please take a moment of silence and pay tribute to Eric Swenson, The man who co-founded this incredible zine that helped shaped and kept skateboard as raw as it could ever have been. RIP & God bless his family. photo by Mofo. All Hail, UXA.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Kesang Lamdark “Son of Rimpoche”

This is a dear friend of mine whom I had the utmost pleasure in meeting while studying at Parson School of Design. Kesang Lamdark is a son of a Tibetan Rimpoche. His last show in New York was at the Rubin Museum and since then, has been coined Artist to Watch in the New York Times. This video will give you a little insight on his perspective and art. Enjoy. One for All, UXA.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Maloof Money Cup NYC 2011

It is that time of the year when Queens, New York is blessed to have some of the worlds greatest skateboarders in town to duel it out. I was lucky enough to be given access to cover this event. Here is what went down. Thanks to Mark Waters, Tim McFerran, Jeff Pang and Steve Rodriguez for all the support. Big shout to Bryce Knights and the MMC crew. All Hail, UXA.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hoods To Woods Mini Ramp Project

On a sunny Saturday morning of May 7th, we all got together at 11th/A to help the dynamic duo Trevor Andrew and Santo Gold build a mini ramp for Hoods To Woods. The HTW Foundation is an organization that promotes awareness of the outdoors to inner city children ages 13-19 through year round activities. Many of our friends showed up to pitch in. Daniel Pensyl came with the ramp plans and New York’s own Loki represented his bang-work. Click on pic to view album. Thanks to Trevor, Santi, Peter Bici, Paula, Deka, Billy Rohan, Matt, Lil Liam (me Bud) and the HTW crew for making this a memorable project that will surely be utilized and keep kids from veering to the darkside. All for One. UXA.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Skate-NYC Shop on NY Skateboarding

When I think of skateboarding in the late 80’s, I could not forget my first shop sponsor Skate-NYC. Skate-NYC was founded by Steve Schwartz and Tom Agawa. If I remember correctly, Kenny Usamanont was the first sponsored rider for the shop then came me, then came Jeff Pang, then Harold Hunter joined the team. It was a great lineup of what became my extended family of friends; full of laughter and exploring the raw city discovering new skate spots. This video features a glimpse of Skate NYC’s team and the skaters who were just rolling with the crew. Go check out the full article on NYSkateboarding. NY roots, UXA.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

AM at UXA’s Old Man Mondays


Check out this video by After Midnight. The Old Man Mondays sessions got a lot new school. Keep it Poppin’, UXA.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bin Laden is Dead: Justice and Dignity Prevails

The 911 attack took over 3000 lives and left families in mourning for over 9 years. Although Bin Laden’s death will not heal the loss of loved ones, it will hopefully allow more peace around the world. (photos courtesy of AP). God Bless UXA.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Make It Count: I Skate Japan

Thanks to those who have extended themselves in support and aid to the Japanese relief efforts during these trying times. It is our pleasure to introduce Halu and Sota, 2 amazing rippers sporting the UXA x GreenLight I Skate Japan tee. All for One, All Hail.

Skate Lair Video

Skate Lair is one of the illest skate shops out there. The shop is owned by Erik Munday and is located in Enfield, CT, just north of Hartford, CT. This film, Armed and Hammered features skaters such as Peter Bici, Charlie Wilkins, JZ from Natural Koncept,... All Day I Pop, Pop, Pop. All Hail, UXA.

Monday, April 25, 2011

I Skate Japan Benefit tee

UXA‘s I Skate JP benefit tee is only available in Japan. Thanks to Venice at GreenLight and Hiro at Delicious for making this special piece available. Unite, UXA.

Friday, April 8, 2011

HHF on just posted some pics from the Harold Foundation birthday bash at Garden Sk8. Click on pic to go straight to the album or link for NYS blog. Thanks for checking in. -UXA.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mark Gonzales is a Mutant

When we think of who inspired us to skate, especially being from New York; it seemed like California was a whole world away. I’d never in a million years imagine that one day they would be wearing my gift. Pictured above is Mark Gonzales rocking the one of a kind government issued UXA Mutants M-65 jacket. Photos are courtesy of Mark Gonzales by way of phone. All together, All Hail, UXA.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rippers from Okinawa at OMM

Rippers from Okinawa showed up with Akira for yet another UXA Old Man Mondays. Pictured atop is Takuma, Choco, Yuya, Poli, Gosh, Akira, lil Hopps and Mike the rippa. Thanks for coming out and to Homage for hosting our friends from Japan. Forever Young, UXA.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Lex x Blao x Queso snipes

Spotted some new snipes of Lex with X paw for Japan relief by Blao. Queso is also spotted with an interesting point of view. All-Street, Always, UXA.

UXA x Puma After Hours Athlete: Recap

Here’s the Puma After Hours Athlete Recap: The Puma Social pool tournament was a success. Shedding light on down-low New York locals who frequent pool pubs to compete for the title of Best New York After Hours Athlete. Team UXA’s Peter Bici and KillaLooks partnered up and beat team Staple to advance to the next round. After waiting over 2 hrs til next match, the ad giant Ogilvy proved to be a little too much for the fly-guys. Overall, it was a good setting to meet new friends. Also pictured above is John and Lee from team Emeht. Thanks to Puma and Staple for being good sports. All-Fun, UXA.