No-Comply X Austin FC Collab
No-Comply recently teamed up with Austin FC, their city’s MLS club, collaborating on a deck and t-shirt. Both the shop and the team are synonymous with Austin and share a goal of community enhancement. The No-Comply crew was given the keys to the stadium for a day to shoot photos, film some clips and crack some cold ones. The collaboration was released on 6/21 in celebration of Go Skateboarding Day. A contest was held at House Park followed by bands, beverages, mini rampage and good times for all at the Empire Garage and Control Room in downtown Austin. If you weren’t there to kick it, check the photos and the video.
Ryan Thompson, Grant Jensen and Max Jang grip on the pitch All photos by Dylan Makar
Max J works at No-Comply, so he’s not gonna botch the grip job
He’s no slouch on the board either. Spoiler alert: this photo is on the NC X AFC T-shirt
No-Comply co-owner Grant Jensen with a verde nice nose wheelie
Ryan Thompson—big O over the rail, ledge and everything else in his path
Max Taylor has no clue how to skate a box
Table for one, please. R-Thomp, front blunt
Reese Barton back Smiths for the fans
You think a security gate is gonna stop R-Thomp, fool?!
Can I kick it? Yes, you can. Jamie Sedo, one-foot tailgrab
Get caught mall grabbing and Zach Imondi will red card ya’
No mall grabs = party time
Jamie Sedo, textbook back lip. Can’t learn that in college
What’s cooler than being cool? Garrett Young’s ice-cold backside noseblunt slide on a YETI
Garrett’s exit strategy—hop a fence and keep it movin’
There it is! The No-Comply X Austin FC collab gear. Josh Row handled the design, Dylan Makar supplied the photo and The Butler Bros are responsible for the AFC logo
The goods are available now at No-Comply and the Austin FC stadium
Verde and black for the W
Now onto the day of celebration! GSD at HP. Joey gets things cooking with a backside flip over the Purple Wax double cup
Camaron Esparanza and Stevie Barile loading in the flatbar goal, custom made by Shrimp Industries in Austin
Rocco tests it out with a boardslide shove during the intermediate best-trick contest
Rob The Cashier holdin’ down the mic duty
The judges’ table: Ryan, Lake and Daniel
Mark, 3rd place intermediate
Chadwick, 2nd place intermediate
Balam, 1st place intermediate
We’d be hyped if we owned that T-shirt, too. Congrats, Balam!
Time to move to the six stair for the expert contest. Trent leans that lean back
Keagen gets things spinnin’ with a back 3
Heavy crew in queue
The peanut gallery approves of Ari’s heelflip
Adam Gonzales gets high with a tailgrab one foot over the double cup
Keagen squeezes a Smith between the rail and the goal
Trey Wade, switch flip with plenty of clearance. Yeah, Yert
Garrett keeps it weird with a pinched front crook
Hella fools packed in
Expert winners L to R: Carter Riley in 2nd, Trey in 1st and Keagen Crawford in 3rd. Hell yeah, homies
Okay, time for the main event. A $500 winner-takes-all session on the nine stair. San Marcos’ Steven Moreno hits the hubba with a backside 5-0 to get the party started
Caleb Ray takes it frontside
Hell yeah he landed it
Steven wasn’t done yet—perfectly-poised back tail. San Marvelous!
Opting for some free air, Carter Riley snapped over the whole damn thing
Ivan Santamaria gapped out to 5-0. Goooooooal!
Trey had his eyes on that $500. Gap to nosegrind
So did Garrett—nollie back heel. Bolts!
Big love from the judge’s tent. Gonna be a close call between Trey and Garrett
Trey’s first-try Ghetto Bird sure as hell didn’t hurt his chances
The crowd waits to find out who clinched the win
Hell yeah, Trey! Congrats. Hope UMA sees this article. Huge thanks to everybody who came out and to all of the sponsors: Austin FC, Roger Skate Co., YETI, adidas, Thunder, OJs, Purple Wax, Weird Water/Tea, Bones Bearings and Shrimp Industries
After the contest, it was time to head to the Empire Garage and Control Room for some live music, cold drinks and more skating
La Murga de Austin—Austin FC’s supporter band—brought the brass and drums
Ever seen kids mosh to a horn section? If not, you haven’t lived yet. This is the energy we’re all searching for
What’s a skate party without a mini ramp? It’s total crap, that’s what it is
No-Comply co-founder/co-owner Simon Bingham crunches some parking-block coping
While Igna keeps on truckin’
The pit gets ready for the next band
Austin’s own Sailor Poon!
Check ‘em out on iTunes or wherever you deliver music to your face
Such a killer set
Bailey Lewis from Temple, TX, reppin’ the F outta everything
Do these kids ever stop moshing?!
Mike Bahr, Daniel Morales and their homie Alan Jackson
The squad was deep
Cosmo and Aaron, champions of style
Flint and Grant, two of Austin’s finest
Cheers! The Austin FC crew and the No-Compliers celebrate a successful collab and event. Who’s ready for the next one?