Our May skater of the month is longtime local Wade Baker. We’ve seen wade go from 7 to 17 over the last decade and he totally rips!! We’re stoked to see Wade continue riding at Skatelab and on the streets. Keep up the good work Wade!
Our April Skater of the month is Chris Weissmann. This skateboard wielding, Black Sabbath listening ripper is coming in blazing! Chris and his family have been longtime locals and friends of Skatelab for over a decade. Chris, or sometimes better known as Crusty, grew up the same way all the younger Lab Rats did. Learning new tricks at the Lab, meeting new friends and sharing the love for Skateboarding. Now into his 20’s, Chris is killing the streets and the park. Always with such an enthusiastic and outgoing attitude.
I personally remember when Chris and his brother first visited Skatelab.. It was at least a dozen years ago. He showed up with the smallest most worn down wheels I had ever seen. They must have been worn down to a 35mm. These things were not much bigger than the bearing.. I’ll never forget how worn down those things were.. LOL!! Still to this day, we have those old wheels.around here somewhere.
Chris has been getting a little action from ATM and Acid Wheels for sometime and now in talks with Globe. He’s grabbing a lot of attention lately. Check out his Instagram and see for yourself.
We rep this dude 100% and are stoked that Chris calls Skatelab home. Even more proof that there is truly something special in that Skatelab drinking fountain water!
Our March 2016 Skater of the Month is Seven Strong. Seven has been a familiar face at Skatelab for the last seven years. He’s been featured in countless Skatelab instagram videos and we think he’s one cool dude! Keep an eye out for this guy.. he’s killin’ it!
Check out some of the recent clips of Seven at Skatelab
It’s hard to believe Gage slipped under our skater of the month radar for so long. Without a doubt, Gage Boyle is one of our best locals and the title of Skatelab SOTM comes long overdue! Gage is much more than just a local that rips. He’s making big moves and going places! With a bunch rad clips already out there and more in the works for 2016, Gage is holding it down! Truly another kid to come out of Simi Valley with a great talent and a promising future of skateboarding. Maybe there really is something special in that Skatelab drinking fountain water!
Check out Gage on Instagram
We’re kicking off 2016 with Maxwell Ryder. Our January skater of the month! Not only does Maxwell’s pink pads and lime green shoe laces stand out, so does his skating! At just under 10 years old he’s showing the park whoose boss. Airing out of the bowl, boardslides down the rail, flip tricks around the park.. you name it, Maxwell has it down! With only 3 years on the board, he’s progressing quick! It will be interesting to see where the next few years take him.. We like Maxwell and you should too! Check out his instagram page and make sure to say hi when you see him at Skatelab.