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The Skateboard Mag Addresses Elvis' Role in the Skateboard World

June 04, 2012



Elvis' prominence in pop culture is evident in many of today's trends including skateboarding. Members of The Skateboard Mag stopped by Graceland to pay homage to the man who broke down barriers and made history with his own unique and resistant style.

"Rock 'n' roll is the blood of skateboarding and the king's spirit runs deep within all of us," said Austin Mayer with The Skateboard Mag. "Thirty five years later and Elvis still lives on in the hearts and minds of the world."

In the video above, you get a glimpse inside the recent travels of the crew and how Elvis plays a major role in the skateboard world. During their travels, a stop by the King of Rock 'n' Roll's home was at the top of their list.

"Graceland preserves the inner workings of the man that started all of this - in a way that makes all the myth feel real. Taste and style bleed out of every room with each turn presenting a new idea impossible to disagree with," said Mayer.  

The Skateboard Mag recently celebrated their 100th issue and continues to influence a sub-culture filled with rock 'n' roll and alternative trends.

When referring to Elvis' pool at Graceland, Mayer said, "Now if we could just get that swimming pool drained for an afternoon, things would really get interesting!"

Learn more about Elvis' role in the skateboarding culture by visiting the skateboardmag.com. Also, see how the king has influenced your style and plan your own trip to Graceland with our free online trip planner!