A look into the longboards made by this Lehi-based business.
Before summer finally goes away and it gets too windy or cold to do anything, people are getting in their last good licks for skateboarding of every variety, from a few lingering competitions to causal events. This is also roughly the time you see some people buying new boards if their current ones are worn out, do a little testing and get some time in before they go to the closet for six months.
A chat with the owner of what's becoming SLC's most popular skate shop.
Ever since The Shred Shed was forced to vacate its comfy, awesome home on Exchange Place, the former music venue was looking like an empty hole on what was becoming a revitalized side street in downtown SLC. Earlier this year, the long vacancy was filled with one of the best possible additions to the area we've seen in a while: a skate shop.
A look into the cyclocross bikes coming from this SLC shop.
If you haven't had the chance to check out a cyclocross race, you might kick out of the competition. These races are usually held in the colder months (originally in Western Europian countries and then catching on hard in the U.S. in the '60s), with long obstacle courses involving heavy-duty bikes and racers carrying their cycles through sections and then speeding through the hard terrain.
On June 11, the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective will be holding their annual Bike Prom. Essentially you buy your tickets to the event, gussy yourself and you ride up for the big dance, find yourself a date and ride from the meetup to the prom spot.
Preparing for summer early with SLC's volleyball club
We may be dealing with lingering snow that we should have gotten back in February, but that doesn't mean people aren't looking ahead to the spring and summer months, as athletes start training for outdoor activities. A sport that doesn't get a lot of attention in Utah is volleyball, and you might be surprised to learn some outstanding teams play in SLC, as well as college teams that do exceptionally well.
Hockey appreciation in Utah is a rare thing. Don't believe me? Here's a statistic for you: As of the date and time I'm writing this, the Utah Grizzlies are #1 in our division, and one of the best in the Western Conference for the ECHL.
The University of Utah has a long history of premature celebrations, but none of them have then been animated to show players drinking Champagne on the field, dancing with bikini-clad ladies and riding horse-sized ducks. But thanks to Taiwanese Animators, the geniuses behind absurd CGI renditions of national news stories, we now have this important piece of Utah history immortalized for future generations.
Trailblazers guard and former Weber State Wildcat, Damian Lillard is now featured in a rap video alongside Portland-based synth-pop group Hustle and Drone. Which is great because now the 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year can be added to the never-ending list of ballers-turned-rappers.
Trey Burke, Utah Jazz point guard and guy who got sued for making fun of people on Instagram, retired from Twitter Monday morning in a fiery blaze after pictures of his tallywhacker were leaked on the internet, which was great timing considering that today was Utah Jazz media day. Some Twitter users initially believed that Trey Burke was trending because of a possible trade, but it turns out it was just because of his penis ... which he took multiple pictures of ... for some terrible reason.
In the ongoing saga of celebrities acting like complete dingleberries, Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke, rapper Wacka Flocka Flame, and Gold Bond spokesman Shaquille O'Neal are now being sued for defamation on the grounds of making fun of a guy with a genetic disorder. The suit, issued by Warren, Mich., resident Jahmel Binion, is in response to an Instagram post from April that showed Burke mocking the 23-year-old, who has a disorder called hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, a condition that results in a reduced ability to sweat, abnormal hair growth and missing teeth.