Gnarly News #25
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News and Updates
Skate Cuida x That’s Gnarly
The video embedded in the tweet below is skateboarding legend Bob Burnquist talking about the collaboration between his charity, Instituto Skate Cuida, and That’s Gnarly! We’re teaming up to raise funds to help Brazilian kids through the art of skateboarding by committing 40% of mint proceeds for the week to Skate Cuida. Head over to That’s Gnarly and show some support by minting a few editions!
That’s Gnarly Contests
The first round of contests on That’s Gnarly are ending! Athletes can submit clips in the category of their sport for a chance to win up to $250 in prizes. Submissions will be voted on by Gnars and That’s Gnarly editions holders. In addition, you can refer your friends and each referral gains you an extra entry to the contest. Read the twitter thread below for more details and get your submissions in while you still can!
Will this week be the week it finally happens? Only 29 auctions left until the gnarving! For those that don’t know, the gnarving is when the duration of each auction doubles - think of it like a Bitcoin halving but for Gnars auctions - and this time the auction duration is going to increase from 40 to 80 minutes. Interested in learning more about how our auctions work? Head over to onboard.wtf.
We have lots of exciting proposal ideas constantly in the works. Please take a look and give feedback in the discord forum!
Giving is Gnarly - Support young skaters in Brazil and promote Skate Cuida
This proposal is requesting 1 ETH, with half going directly to Bob Burnquist’s Instituto Skate Cuida and the other half going to fund a contest on That’s Gnarly where 5 creators will win 0.10 ETH each. The mission is to support the kids and a social good chosen by the Gnars community and drive more attention to Gnars and Instituto Skate Cuida via the contest.
Sponsor Elisa (paragliding) to Become an Official Sponsored athlete
This proposal is requesting 1 ETH for Elisa (@rio.from.above), a paraglider from Rio de Janeiro, to become a full sponsored Gnars athlete. This proposal includes the funding of a 400 km flight during the trade winds season, a distance-record-breaking expedition.
Sponsor Pedro Nem (@dabel)
This proposal requested 1 ETH for Pedro Henrique, also known as Nem, a 27 years old skateboarder and beatmaker musician, to become a full sponsored Gnars athlete. Nem has made quite a few submissions to That’s Gnarly and has even been featured in a few daily drops, check out his profile here.
Additional Funding for 'GNARS'ly' Video Part
This proposal requested 0.35 ETH to fund travel to 3 locations and filming for the final pieces of KnowHow’s GNAR’ly video. He will be traveling to Corfu, Agrinio, and Patra.
Vlad's Renew Proposal (1/4)
This proposal is a renewal for a previously sponsored athlete Vlad (sktbrd.eth). He is requesting 1 ETH per month for 4 months, to cover a 6 month Gnars sponsorship extension. Please read through the proposal for more info about Vlad’s contributions to Gnars.
GnarsDAO x ComicsDAO - Gnarly tricks Strip comic + page
This proposal is requesting 0.69 ETH to commission artwork that will be featured as a droposal and integrated into a single-page ad in the Nouns Comic series by Comics DAO. This is a repeat of a past proposal that did not meet quorum.
Onboarding Bernardo Nassar (Big wave bodyboarder)
This proposal is seeking 1 Gnar NFT to begin the athlete onboarding process for Bernardo Nassar, a big wave bodyboarder located in Brazil. He is also part of the NXF team, who as mentioned in the previous proposal discovered and are pioneers of “Avalanche”, one of the largest waves in Brazil. You can find his latest submission to That’s Gnarly here. This is a repeat of a past proposal that did not meet quorum.
Gnars Session in Brazil
Huge shoutout to the crew down in Brazil, they threw this gnarly event with just a couple days notice! Check out some highlights below.
Gnars Jam Sessions Podcast
Be sure to tune in every Thursday night at 10:00pm EST to catch the Jam Session live in action! Don’t stress if you can’t make it, all episodes will be published as a podcast for you to stream at your convenience.
Daily Drop at Gnar O’Clock!
Every day on That’s Gnarly a new open edition drops at Gnar O’ Clock (10:30pm EST / 2:30am UTC) during a live show on The Noun Square!
SkateHive and the Gnars Shredding Report
Check out the latest Gnars Shredding Report published on SkateHive! If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out SkateHive and SurfHive, where you can publish content and get paid for it!
This week’s banner art was designed by Ilustradora!
That’s Gnarly Highlights
Here are the top 3 submissions from this past week along with a personal favorite.
Bob Burnquist Heli Sky jump to Dreamland mega jump combo! by bobburnquist
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