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Radballs 5 Year Anniversary Skate Jam.

This past Saturday we celebrated our 5th anniversary with some punk rock and heavy shredding at Unit B. Pretty blown away by all of you that came out to support the cause. We raised close to $500 for The A.skate Foundation by raffling of product all donated by companies we support and admire. Huge thank you to Taco Dudes for bringing out the food, DJ Don Cesar for keeping the party going the whole time, Dirtbag, Slow Children and the infamous Whitekaps for coming out and making ears bleed.

Before it all started, Brad Markley, with a little help from KB, blasted the wall.

Heavy load

Just some of the raffle product

We had the grand idea to hold a worst trick-contest… well, there was so much ripping going down that it was only obvious to scratch that idea and give away some cash for the best trick. Since SoCal Skateshop donated the prize money, the only problem now was trying to figure who it should go to. Charlie Blair, Ronnie Yerman, Tristan Rennie, Denzel White, Robbie Russo, Riley Stevens and a bunch of others were blowing minds and pushing Unit B to it’s limits. But, after an unanimous decision, Riley took the $100 with his epic smith stall on the railing (see video).

MC/KB hands off the cash to Riley

Riley, front D in the big bowl.

Charlie Blair, plants one off the poll

Tristan Rennie kicks out the jam

Joseph Campos, tuck it and huck it

Robbie Russo, toes on the nose

Ronnie Yerman, front 50/50 attack

Thanks to Hippie and Sam for making the trip out here from AZ and also to Sam for taking the time to put a little recap vid together

Thanks to all the sponsors for their generous donations:

SoCal Skateshop
Jokers Skateshop
Black Star Beer
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Independent Trucks
Dogtown Skateboards
Pocket Pistols Skates
Creature Skateboards
Santa Cruz Skateboards
Ricta Wheels
OJ Wheels
Original Betty
Silly Girl Skateboards
Hurt Life Skateboards
Vagrant Skateboards
Hosoi Skates
Krampus Skateboards

Thanks to Russ Sakurai, Julian Bleecker and Chris Adrian for the photos.

Finally, thank you to everyone that pitched in their time and helped out, especially Paul Hoffmann and the Unit B crew… if it wasn’t for them, this would have never happened.

Until next time…

The Hype Train.

Zach Dowdy – Crailgrind – Carnation, WA

Zach Dowdy and the Typical Culture crew have been clocking in hours of footage for their upcoming DIY video, The Hype Train. Hitting spots all over Southern California, taking it up the coast to Washington and even across the pond to Europe. By the looks of this trailer it will definitely not disappoint.

Chris Gregson – FS Flip – Hailey, ID

For more info on the upcoming premiere in January, check out

Photos: Zamarripa


Thanks everyone for an epic night! Special thanks to DJ Don Cesar, Dirtbag, Slow Children and surprise guests, Whitekaps, for killing it. More photos and video coming soon.

photo: @badlanderjon


5 year Anniversary Skate Jam tonight in Santa Ana. Come out and shred! Radballs t-shirts will be only $5. A bunch of product and a few surprises up our sleeves. Make sure to bring some cash for the raffle… All proceeds benefit The A.skate Foundation.

See you tonight!

2040 S. Yale St., Unit B, Santa Ana