Skateboarding Gear Guide
X Games Los Angeles Travel Kit
If you're traveling to X Games LA, Aug. 1-4, here are a few essential items to get you around town. Whether you're going to skate Stoner Park or try to sneak your way into the Berrics, here's what you'll need. (Clockwise, left to right) Volcom flip-flops, Stance socks, Santa Cruz Skateboards beach towel, Powell Peralta hat, Oakley backpack, Death Wish Skateboards sunglasses, DC Shoes' "Nyjah High", Plan B Skateboards wristbands, Element Skateboards water canteen, Skullcandy headphones, Bones Wheels wallet, Skate Mental T-shirt, Death Wish Skateboards belt, DC Shoes T-shirt.
Sometimes you need to get out of the sun and chill in the shade. Grab a cold beverage, go skate your buddy's backyard mini-ramp and stay cool this summer. (Clockwise, left to right) Diamond Supply Co. bandana, Etnies Footwear backpack, Happy Hour Sunglasses, Real Skateboards deck, Ace Truck Manufacturing "33", Santa Cruz Skateboards flip-flops, Baker Skateboards coozie, Vans Footwear Chima Ferguson shoes, Bro Style socks, Sol Republic headphones, Bro Style bearings, enjoi Skateboards hip-pack.
An hour away from downtown Los Angeles' X Games venue, you can hike in the Verdugo Mountains and camp in puma country. Be safe: Make sure your fires are out and don't forget your Fourstar umbrella in case it rains. (Clockwise, left to right) Volume 4 coozie, Shake Junt keychain, Skullcandy headphones, Chocolate Skateboards duffel-bag, Supra Footwear hat, Huf shorts, Fourstar Clothing umbrella, Habitat Skateboards Bigfoot cruiser, Toy Machine Skateboards wheels, Emerica Footwear socks.
Pro skateboarder John Cardiel listens to reggae music, and frankly, that's all it takes for us to feel the good vibes and spread the love this summer. (Clockwise, left to right) Penny Skateboards 27-inch Nickel cruiser, Vans Footwear shoes, Altamont Apparel hat, Etnies Footwear boardshorts, Independent Truck Co. wax, Diamond Supply Co. tank top, Sk8 Mafia bearings, Emerica Footwear socks, Altamont Apparel friendship belt, Krooked Skateboards wheels.
Los Angeles is known for fun in the sun and hitting the beach. From the X Games in downtown L.A., head south down the 110, go west on the 105 and you'll run straight into the beach. (Clockwise, left to right) Fourstar Clothing, Volcom, Vans Apparel, Element Skateboards, Oakley, Krew Clothing, Adidas "Gonz" design, Element Skateboards, Volcom.
You want to skate like Grant Taylor? Sure! We all do, so keep it cool with a cyan vibe and go out and learn proper backside airs. (Clockwise, left to right) Lakai Footwear backpack, Alien Workshop Grant Taylor deck, Shake Junt T-shirt, Fourstar Clothing air freshener, Huf T-shirt, Alien Workshop hat, Krooked Skateboards T-shirt, Bones Wheels, Lakai Footwear socks, Independent Truck Co. Andrew Reynolds 129s, Death Wish Skateboards video.
Cinco De Mayo
El verano is for barbecues, skating with friends and going to the beach. Prep for X Games LA by doing all this and more. (Clockwise, left to right) Independent Truck Co. Tommy Guerrero 109s, Chocolate Skateboards T-shirt, Flip Skateboards Lance Mountain hat, Bones Wheels sunglasses, Plan B Skateboards Paul Rodriguez deck, Bones Swiss bearings, Lakai Footwear Guy Mariano shoes, Stance Jason Jessee socks, Lakai Footwear keychain, Skate Mental bandana socks, Sk8 Mafia T-shirt.
Los Angeles is the epicenter of the hipster world, so when you're planning your trip to X Games, make sure to get your fair share of cool-kid skate gear so you fit in on Fairfax Boulevard. (Clockwise, left to right) JSLV tank-top, Alien Workshop Keith Haring wheels, Pig Wheels skate tool, Huf T-shirt, Toy Machine Skateboards wax, Brigada Eyewear sunglasses, Heroin Skateboards hat, Etnies Footwear shoes, Pig Wheels wax, Plan B Skateboards Ryan Sheckler deck.
Have you ever taken your sunglasses off and thrown them on the seat of your car just to forget about them, jump in and crush them? Lesson learned: Always have a backup. (Clockwise, left to right) Bones Wheels T-shirt, Fourstar Clothing, Happy Hour Sunglasses, Oakley, Happy Hour Sunglasses, VonZipper, IVI Eyewear, IVI Eyewear, Oakley, Heroin Skateboards, Santa Cruz Skateboards, Independent Truck Co., Happy Hour Sunglasses.
Wave Your Freak Flag
Woodstock was great! But it was also 40-plus years ago. Oh well. Here's your chance to rekindle the flame. (Clockwise, left to right) Girl Skateboards wheels, Volume 4 T-shirt, Death Wish Skateboards T-shirt, Alien Workshop pins, Baker Skateboards T-shirt, Thunder Chris Cole trucks, Happy Hour Sunglasses T-shirt, Nike Neckface hat, Brigada Eyewear Lizard King sunglasses, Foundation Skateboards deck, Toy Machine Skateboards socks, Emerica Footwear The Reynolds shoes, Loud Headphones iPhone party horn.
Are unicorns and fairy tales your thing? Then let the wizards reign supreme, jump on your cruiser board and head on down to your local palm reader this summer. (clockwise, left to right) Girl Skateboards wax, DC Shoes iPhone case, Girl Skateboards Kenny Anderson deck, Stance socks, Penny Skatebaords bearings, Shake Junt air freshener, Spitfire Wheels, Element Skateboards Jitter Bug cruiser, Spitfire Wheels T-shirt, enjoi Skateboards hat, Skate Mental Dolphin T-shirt, Eswic Ed Templeton T-shirt.
Going down to the lake this summer? You'll need the essentials to beat the heat and stave off the lake lurkers. (Clockwise, left to right) Independent Truck Co. shorts, Shake Junt button-down shirt, Happy Hour Sunglasses, Bones bearing tool, Powell Peralta Bones T-shirt, Sol Republic headphones, Lakai Footwear hat, Anti-Hero Skateboards Skate Ski cruiser, Plan B Skateboards Ryan Sheckler wheels, Alien Workshop key caps, Santa Cruz Skateboards oven mitt, Independent Truck Co. pitcher and cups.
For The Ladies
Women, if you're headed to X Games LA, make sure your gear is on point and you're ready to roll. There are plenty of skateparks and street spots ready to shred. (Clockwise, left to right) Vans Apparel denim vest, Beats By Dre headphones, Hoopla Skateboard, Vans Apparel bag, Pig Skateboards wax, Vans Footwear shoes, Death Wish hat, Volcom T-shirt, Vans Apparel sunglasses, Diamond Supply Co. key chain, Vans Apparel shorts, Bro Style socks, Alien Workshop pin.
Nyjah Huston wears tank tops, so you should, too! While in Los Angeles, look tight while you're skating the Venice skatepark or searching for that elusive skate spot you've seen in all the videos. (Clockwise, left to right) enjoi Skateboards, Fourstar Clothing, Oakley, Altamont Apparel, Independent Truck Co., Huf, Adidas "Gonz" design.
Have a sweet tooth? Stomach grumbling? Light up the grill -- this spread's for you. (Clockwise, left to right) Shake Junt license plate holder, enjoi Skateboards beach towel, Krew Clothing T-shirt, Krew Clothing tank top, Fourstar Clothing lunchbox, Huf socks, Toy Machine Skateboards bearings, Real Skateboards Ernie Torres deck, Bones Reds bearings, Supra Footwear shoes, Sk8 Mafia Butter wax, Supra Footwear pint glass.