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Tactics Welcomes Austin Thongvivong To Its Skate Team



Eugene, Oregon – Jan. 20, 2016

Tactics is stoked to announce that Austin Thongvivong of Portland, Ore., is the newest addition to the Eugene-based retailer’s skate team.

Austin, 17, is well known among Portland-area skaters for his heavy skills and an expansive bag of technical tricks. “Austin has been on our radar for a while,” said Tactics TM Kyle Richner. “He really opened our eyes when he busted out a 360 flip late flip to win our best trick contest at Northwest Jam. Austin adds legit street skills to the team and he reflects our commitment to backing pros and rising amateurs on the west coast.”

Austin is the first team addition since last summer when Tactics announced new partnerships with pro skaters and Eugene natives Silas Baxter-Neal and Josh Matthews, along with well known ams Cody Lockwood and Dalton Dern.

Landing a shop sponsor is not a bad start to 2016 following a 2015 that Austin referred to as “a pretty crazy year”. In addition to his $1,000 cash-in at Tactics’ Northwest Jam, Austin also won the Portland edition of Zumiez Best Foot Forward. “They flew me out to L.A. to hang out and skate some street with some pros and what not. It was probably one of the best weekends in my life for sure.”

His plans for 2016? Graduating from high school, for starters. “Hopefully in the fall I’ll be at Portland State University,” Austin said. “Really just want to keep skating to see what it has to offer and maybe make more trips out to California.”

We’re in process of planning some team trips for 2016,” Richner said, “We’re looking forward to getting Austin in the van with our crew and hitting the road this summer.”

Austin’s growing list of hook-ups currently include Ashbrook Apparel, Lacorda Threads and Nike SB.




About Tactics

Founded in 1999, Tactics is the premier Boardshop in the United States.  Tactics specializes in skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, footwear and apparel with a single store location in Eugene, Oregon, and online at The company represents more than 300 brands including Vans, Nike SB, Adidas, Volcom, RVCA, Nixon, Sector 9, Independent, HUF, and Burton.

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Jeremy Conant
Director of Marketing

Corporate Address:

PO Box 1473
Eugene, OR 97440

Physical Address:

375 W. 4th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401

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