The local skate scene= legit.

by | Feb 26, 2010 | POLITICS

The local scene has seen its profile lifted in recent months with a combination of great ideas and talent coming together.

The local scene has seen its profile lifted in recent months with a combination of great ideas and talent coming together.

By Born Ugly putting it down in their magazine and promoting the DIY across the nation. Local photographers like Brent O’ Donnell and Nick Ghobashi helping define it through out the interweb. A real deal skate park coming to Church Hill with The Chimborazo Playground. Btw, they need help, check out the video below.

And of course, the growing crew of people that are out everywhere taking over.

The latest testament is Skateboarder Magazine’s cover feature on Richmond golden boy Gilbert Crockett. He reps hard. via

What’s been eating Gilbert Crockett? That’s what we we’ve been wondering since his recent sponsor changes and move back to Virginia. So we tracked him down and got the scoop on that and few other topics like his naked filmer buddy, his acting debut and how he doesn’t have OCD. via Skateboard Magazine


Also, make sure to check out Born Ugly’s interview with Gilbert Crockett in their first issue.

DISCLAIMER: I am not an authority and there are people that would consider the scene legit for a long time. I am basing my opinion on this new information reaching the general masses therefore making it real for people outside of the hundreds that know already in Richmond.

R. Anthony Harris

R. Anthony Harris

I created Richmond, Virginia’s culture publication RVA Magazine and brought the first Richmond Mural Project to town. Designed the first brand for the Richmond’s First Fridays Artwalk and promoted the citywide “RVA” brand before the city adopted it as the official moniker. I threw a bunch of parties. Printed a lot of magazines. Met so many fantastic people in the process. Professional work:

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