PHX AM Weekend in the Desert Recap

PHX AM 2016

This past weekend Z-Flex and a few of our Z-Flex riders packed up and drove out to the desert for one of the great amateur skating comps.  The PHX AM took over Desert West Park in Phoenix, AZ for two days of killer skating.  Rayce Davis, Liam McCabe, and Shane Short did Z-Flex proud and […]

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The desert has always held a certain appeal to skateboarders, because the lack of rain means empty ditches and pools to shred in. The Z-Flex Team Riders planned a trip to Albuquerque in New Mexico, a town famous for its dry skate terrain. This trip was focused on one ditch in particular, the Indian School […]

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Z-Flex Diego Alvarado at The Huevo

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“Huevos Rancheros” is Spanish for scrambled eggs and chili sauce, served up fresh and hot. That pretty much describes this session at “The Huevo,” an egg shaped bowl in El Paso, Texas. What better place for team rider Diego Alvarado to break in his new Z-Flex Mariachi board? Check out this video of Diego skating […]

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Z-Flex Donut Hill Sessions


Founded in 2006, the Donut Hill Project is an indoor wooden skate bowl located in Omaha, Nebraska. Owned and run by skateboarders, this unique set up features a huge bowl crafted from timber, and was built by guys looking to escape the crowded public skate parks. Z-Flex team riders Rayce Davis, Oscar Navarro and Diego […]

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CAMTEST 2015 at Pink Motel


Camtest 2015 was held at the Pink Motel in Sun Valley, California, with Z-Flex team riders Malakai Montes, Rayce Davis, Oscar Navarro and Diego Alvarado taking part. Famous for its empty, fish shaped swimming pool, the Pink Motel is iconic to California’s skate scene, having featured in the legendary 1987 skateboarding movie, ‘The Search for […]

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In April, The Z-Flex team took a quick trip over to the island of Oahu in Hawaii, to catch up with team rider Malakai Montes and check out the skate scene. In between hosting events with local retailer APB, the crew got to know the local skating community. Aloha and welcome to Oahu Acting as […]

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Z-Flex Go Skateboarding Day with Precision Skateboards


Z-Flex started in 1976.  Ten years later Phil Burtcher opened Precision Skateboards in Lincoln, Nebraska.  It only seemed fitting that we joined forces for Go Skate Day in 2015.  So we sent a few of the Z-Boys to the middle of the US of A to do a demo and judge a best trick contest […]

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GSD with Big Woody’s


Sunday June 21st is the day that the world celebrates skateboarding and encourages everyone to get on a board, The Z-Flex UK crew,  Big Woody’s Skate Shop and the Blackpool scene were no exception. With Z-Flex picking up the tab for a day’s skate at Ramp City Skatepark, it was free entry all day for […]

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Z-Flex Bros at Beach Burrito Co.


  Wednesday the 10th of June, a few of the Z-Flex Australia bros gathered at Beach Burrito Co. in Fitzroy, Melbourne for the launch and signing of Hugh Holland’s ‘Locals Only’ book launch. If you’re not familiar with Hugh by name, you may recognize some of his iconic images, all shot in California at the dawn […]

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Z-FLEX 2015 JAY BOY CLASSIC   Last Saturday the 23rd saw Z-Flex host the 2nd Annual Jay Boy Classic in the birth place of the brand: Venice Beach, California.   The beach front skate park was the perfect location to celebrate Jay’s life and all he did for modern day skateboarding. The event kicked off […]

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The Keeper of Dogtown

Jesse Martinez

Jesse Martinez has selflessly maintained the Venice Skate Park for years, but now he could use a hand — and a paycheck Story by Bonnie Eslinger The Argonaut Online Sunday morning at Venice Beach, hours before the vendors, tourists, fitness buffs and street performers begin to crowd the eclectic and frenetic boardwalk, there is quiet. […]

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Punk Rock, Travel and Skateboarding: A Ryan Maddox Interview

Ryan and Prince

Punk Rock, Travel and Skateboarding: A Ryan Maddox Interview by Joe Hammeke. Ryan Maddox makes it happen. Instead of waiting for it he is out there seizing opportunities and creating new ones for himself. A skateboarder and punk rocker since the early 80′s he is well versed in the culture of the underground. Touring on […]

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Z-Flex Team Fly By Phoenix


  The Z-Flex Team Fly by Phoenix again and the temperature has gone up another 20 degrees since last visit. Camp Davis was in full effect again and Oscar was the first one up every morning. A short warm-up at Tempe skate park and then it was time to visit our friends at Skate After School. […]

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Z-FLEX BOWL JAM, PREVAIL SKATEHOUSE – POOLE, UK. On Saturday 28th February Z-Flex Skateboards facilitated 4 hours of carnage at Poole’s in-door skate house: Prevail.  Z-Flex was on hand to raise some money for maintenance and upgrades to the Prevail Park, giveaway truckloads of prizes and make sure the days shred-ule went to plan.   As the […]

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2015 Australian Bowl Riding Championships – Sponsored by Z-Flex Skateboards


2015 Australian Bowl Riding Championships – Sponsored by Z-Flex Z-Flex proudly partnered with Frontside Events to sponsor one of the premiere events in the Australian Skateboarding calendar; The Australian Bowl-riding Championships (ABC) at  Empire Bowl in Bar Beach, Newcastle. Now in its fourth year the 2015 ABC was an all-inclusive contest that welcomes skateboarders of […]

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The Z-Flex team descended on Arizona and quickly set about sessioning everything in their path. Check out Oscar Navarro, Liam McCabe, Malakai Montes, Rayce Davis, Diego Alvarado and new team rider Gary Bolos shred everything that Arizona had to offer: ditches, pools, parks, DIY spots, backyard minis and an 80’s vert ramp, nothing was safe!   […]

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Liam McCabe visits PS Stix


Z-Flex team rider Liam McCabe recently paid a visit to legendary craftsman Professor Paul Schmitt at his laboratory  to learn about skateboard construction and design and the pair set about working on making a shape that is tailored to Liam’s specific style of skating. Master and Apprentice with smiles all round. Stacks upon stacks of uncut boards.  Paul […]

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Bakersfield / Kernside DIY


Z-Flex team riders Rayce Davis and Oscar Navarro went to Bakersfield California to check out the Kernside DIY. There was a portion of the deck that had collapsed and was in desperate need of repair. So the boys met up with local Ben Smith, who is “the man” that handles all the building and repairs […]

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Z-Flex Next Up Christmas Visit


  The Z-Flex team took a little trip to Anaheim, CA to meet up with Santa and help him bring some holiday cheer through the Next Up Foundation   We arrived around 3pm and there were already a handful of kids at the park. Then Santa Claus cruised up. With some gifts to hand out […]

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Z-Flex // Rayce DIY // Phoenix, AZ

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Z-Flex Team rider Rayce Davis built a quarter pipe on a slab of concrete in an Arizona ditch. Then he called a few friends to come and session it with him. Watch Rayce Davis, Jaws, Steven Snyder, Josh Hawkins and Zac Abrams skate the first of many DIY spots Z flex will be building throughout […]

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