Chasing the Neon Lights: Violet Sneaks Over to Magic City

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Violet Some Like It Hot 2000I decided to put a trip together and go to Miami. One—because it was wintertime and there are like four places to go, and two—I knew the vibe there was gonna be right. The Violet crew has never been on a trip together, so this was a first. I had imagined it was going to be heads waking up at 3 PM after partying or being on the beach ’til sunrise, but it was basically the opposite. The crew was down in the SUVs early and ready to skate every day. Things I remember were the coffee at Versailles, the check at Joe’s Stone Crab, Kader surfing the top of the car going 20mph. Shout out Lot skatepark heads. Oh, and I can’t forget Puerto Sagua on Collins in South Beach. Things the team heads remember—well, you’d have to ask them. Overall, it was a great first trip. Violet is UP and everyone seems excited for the next one.

Watch as Violet brings the vibes to MIA and makes it official with Kader and Troy 

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Mike Ward BS 5 0 230307 MIA 02346 Taketomo DZMike Ward makes it rain, back 5-0 from Philly to Miami

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Kyle Teh Pop Shuv 230307 MIA 02278 Taketomo DZKyle Teh, pop shove in downtown Miami… PEACE and LOVE

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Patrick OMara Hurricane to regular 230312 MIA 001031460005 Taketomo DZIsn’t there a team called the Miami Hurricanes? Cool. So what. Patrick O’Mara hurricanes this rail in Miami

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Mike Ward Sw KF 230309 MIA 001030820021 Taketomo DZThink you’re dope? Well, Mike Ward switch flipped the shit outta this bump to pillar

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Troy Gipson FS Ollie 230314 MIA 07792 Taketomo DZTemperature-wise, nighttime is the right time! Troy Gipson turns up the heat with frontside ollies over this wedge gap. Did we mention he's pro now? Get that board and hit the road
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