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March 16, 2008 4:17 PM   Subscribe

The Uganda Skateboard Union Presents BOARDMASTER: THE MOVIE!!

Also: USU blog Absolutely righteous.
posted by auralcoral (24 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
thank you board master!
posted by Kinbote at 4:31 PM on March 16, 2008


some mad brickbuilding skillz there!
posted by kolophon at 4:34 PM on March 16, 2008


This is really really great. Thanks for posting.
posted by billyfleetwood at 5:12 PM on March 16, 2008


Wow. Great post. Love the smiles on the kid's faces. Thanks for finding this.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 5:15 PM on March 16, 2008


That was great. Thanks for posting it.
posted by sleepy pete at 5:49 PM on March 16, 2008


Killer... and the best special effects I've seen all year to boot!
posted by Huck500 at 6:09 PM on March 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Thank you, thank you, thank you.
This really rocks.
posted by liza at 6:16 PM on March 16, 2008


yeah, this is the best of the web for sure. love it.
posted by snofoam at 6:47 PM on March 16, 2008


Totally Awesome. That park is better than what we have here in a affluent community(that the local skaters had to fight for years to get); ours is steel and prefab... Theirs hand made clay. f--ckin killer.
posted by orgvol at 7:15 PM on March 16, 2008


That is completely fucking awesome. The "special effects", the superhero outfit, and especially the happy kids. Righteous, indeed.
posted by stefanie at 7:19 PM on March 16, 2008


Definitely the antidote to 'The Last King Of Scotland' which we just finished watching half an hour ago.
posted by Frasermoo at 7:57 PM on March 16, 2008


Yeah, THANKS Boardmaster. I was WINNING that chess game.

(Awesome post! Come skate my friends!)
posted by LeeJay at 10:01 PM on March 16, 2008


Ya know, for the first time in years I actually thought the Academy made a good choice for their best picture award. Then, this had to come along .....
posted by mannequito at 12:39 AM on March 17, 2008


Maybe Bam could do something useful for once and donate them some boards, trucks, helmets and pads, as they can be very expensive things. You never know, it might give his life some meaning.

Tony Hawk's already helping them out with footwear.

There can't be much room to practice as they don't live in a concrete jungle, unlike the progenitors of skateboarding.
posted by asok at 5:26 AM on March 17, 2008


Well that just made my day! Frickin awesome video. Christmas Tree guy as the new Animal Chin.
posted by WickedPissah at 7:19 AM on March 17, 2008


This is the coolest thing I've seen in a long time. Thanks!
posted by tiger yang at 7:42 AM on March 17, 2008


Asok: that's all I could think about when I found this. not Bam specifically but wealthy pro skateboarders in general. you want to talk about giving back to the scene, that's the way to do it.
posted by auralcoral at 7:57 AM on March 17, 2008


As a long time skateboarder and skateboard activist, I just wanted to chime in and say that the site and especially the video capture the reason I still ride today... it's about fun and socializing with others that find joy in manipulating a little piece of wood with wheels strapped on it.

Mike Vallely (a pro skateboarder) did a bit on this on his show Drive on the Fuel TV network. Awesome stuff, and it's especially awesome that these kids get to skate without the baggage of negative stigma for being a skateboarder. These kids are as real as it gets. Awesome.
posted by grimcity at 9:05 AM on March 17, 2008


That gleeful video made my day, perhaps my whole week.
posted by cazoo at 10:00 AM on March 17, 2008


Inspirational, what an awesome link. And, man I am itching for the snow to melt out of our local town's skatepark.
Thank you boardmaster!
posted by phirleh at 10:42 AM on March 17, 2008


Great story - I hope the cement holds up...
posted by davehat at 12:56 PM on March 17, 2008


260 comments for bear sterns and the decline and fall of american hegemeony and only 21 comments for this? patently unfair.
posted by snofoam at 7:26 PM on March 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


I can't possibly describe how happy this makes me. I wish it could stay on the front page forever.

Maybe in metatalk? Note: Everyone needs a hug-AND UGANDAN SKATERATS
posted by generalist at 9:44 AM on March 18, 2008


snofoam, you've discovered the secret to filtering MetaFilter; just find the posts with the fewest comments and you'll end up with some great links with a dozen or so people saying "Awesome! Thanks!" Find the one with over 100 comments and there's a good likelihood it's a whingefest; if it's got more than 200 comments it's probably a whingefest about politics.
posted by stefanie at 12:37 AM on March 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


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