Video: Josh Wright Raw Run in Upstate NY

Josh “Wild” Wright is one of the most fun people I know in addition to being one of the most fearless and gnarly skaters the east has to offer. While in Upstate New York for the I Love Downhill weekend, Josh took a quick detour to another gnarly hill for a fast as f00k freeride session, throwing huuuuuuge standies where most people would have a hand down. Fortunately for us someone had the car mount on hand and was able to get it all on film. Josh does a fine job making it look too easy and makes me fiend for a fast freeride session sometime in the near future.

We’ve written about the Long Island native and Landyachtz rider in the past, so make sure you’re familiar with his back catalogue, too. Leave your thoughts with us here in the comment section below!

Video: Billy Wilson on Cream Kings Raw Run

Billy Wilson and I decided to film a quick follow run the other day before he completely destroys the set of Cream Kings the dudes over at Fresh Wheel Co. sent him to try. We originally planned to only film the first couple tricks Billy throws, but decided to just keep going as he landed the next thing he tried, again, and again, and again. As usual, Billy makes it look effortless and is always a ton of fun to watch.

We just finished a give-away with them for their other debut wheel, the Danger, but the Cream Kings are where it’s at for a chalky slide wheel. Check their web store out for some more info.

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Fresh Wheel Co. x Skate The East Danger Wheels Give Away!

It’s been a little while since our last full fledged give away, so we teamed up with a new east coast wheel company out of Maryland, Fresh Wheel Co., to give everyone a chance to win a new set of wheels or a Skate The East t-shirt. The guys over at Fresh have been hard at work developing their new wheels over the past few months so we’re stoked to be able to team up with them and give a set of their Danger downhill/freeride wheels to one lucky winner. They’re 72mm 80a wheels that were developed with east coast gnarliness in mind, a perfect piece of gear to start the summer off right.  Another lucky person will walk away looking fresher than before in a Skate The East t-shirt with some stickers to swag your board out, too. Make sure to read on for all the details on how to enter!

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The contest is going to go down a little different than the last few we’ve done, forcing you to get off the computer and get out onto some hills if you want to win! To enter:

  1. “Like” both Skate The East and Fresh Wheel Co. on Facebook
  2. Share the contest photo with your friends
  3. Post an original photo of you or a friend shredding on the Fresh Wheel Co. Facebook Page’s wall
  4. Tag both Fresh Wheel Co. and Skate The East in the photo.

From here we’ll choose the top 10 photos to move onto the next round and let you guys decide who wins by voting on which photo you like best. All photos must be submitted by June 5th (that’s a week from today) in order for you to be entered! Make sure you’re a fan of both pages by then as well, otherwise your photo will be disqualified. If you have questions hit us up by leaving a comment below, via e-mail (mike [at] skate the east.net) or on our Facebook Page.

Happy skating and good luck! We’re amped to see what people come up with!

Video: East Coast Cookin’ with the Swag Shuffle

While we’re still running our give-away, where you can enter to win a set of Orangatang 80a Stimulus wheels, we figured we’d return to our regular programming and bring you a little TGIF/East Coast video steez.

Friend of the site Mike Girard sent me the final version of his edit from his time back home shredding with Norman Plante and Eric Roth over Thanksgiving. Mike posted a teaser on his Tumblr a little while back showing some absolutely steezy swaged out standies but now we’ve got the whole thing. Sure enough, as promised, Mike and his boys went hard, swaging so hard even the Based God Lil B himself would be proud.

Make sure to keep an eye on Eden Racing’s Norman Plante, he absolutely shreds, making shuv-its and big standees look toooooo easy.

Don’t forget to head over to our Facebook Page to enter the chance to win a set of 80a Stimulus wheels from Skate The East and Orangatang!