Recent Skate News
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.
There’s nowhere quite like Los Angeles. It doesn’t have Aspen’s trees or Brazil’s jungles or Barcelona’s architecture or Munich’s floating MegaRamp, but none of those places have a “scene” quite like LA. It’s a place where – at least for four days – the sun was always out, the stars were always in attendance, the streets were always packed, and the parties always went late. And fortunately for the X Games crowds, in the homeland of Hollywood, the drama was ever-present.
To some, home is where the heart is. For skateboard icon Bob Burnquist, home is where innovation happens. Home is “Dreamland.” In this new webisode series, Burnquist grants his fans exclusive access to the private domain in which so many of his contributions to skateboarding were born, his backyard in Southern California, which he calls Dreamland. Hence, “The Dreamland Series.”