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Portland, Oregon's Annual Disaster Relief Trials

150 pounds, 35 miles, 4 eggs, dozens of cargo bicycles, and one skateboard trailer [more inside]
posted by aniola on Jul 21, 2014 - 28 comments

Broadway Bomb 2013

Skateboarders, the NYPD and Yakety Sax.
posted by griphus on Nov 1, 2013 - 22 comments

INADVERTENTLY AWESOME!!!

One year ago, everyone's favourite extreme sports geezer Tony Hawk launched a youtube channel called RIDEChannel. They're still going strong and one of their most fun features is the Shred-It Card, where viewers submit videos of their own tricks and Tony Hawk & friends score them video game style, paying out high scores in skate shop credit.
posted by 256 on Jan 19, 2013 - 13 comments

Skateboarders

We always wanted to be skateboarders, jumping up curbs, down the stairs and filp our boards as many times as we could.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jul 23, 2012 - 15 comments

"Microchips. Lots of them. Implanted in the brains of consumers."

WE VS. THE NIGHT(Vimeo): 'Three longboarders flex down a winding mountain face in the cold of the night, equipped with nothing but a couple headlamps to tear through the darkness. As they battle their way through each turn, they fall deeper into an un-explored realm of stoke.' [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jun 15, 2012 - 12 comments

The unglamourous side of skateboarding

The harsh reality of being a skateboarder (hypnotic slyt)
posted by jontyjago on Jun 15, 2012 - 82 comments

Samoa? Had enough, thanks.

Earl Sweatshirt is back. He was gone. He is in Odd Future. They have a Tumblr. Prev 1 2
posted by msalt on May 2, 2012 - 49 comments

Five feet high and twisting.

Tom Schaar lands the world's first 1080 on a skateboard. Oh, and he's 12.
posted by unSane on Apr 1, 2012 - 42 comments

Too much moxie breeds mayhem in the streets: skateboarding in NYC, 1965

A two-foot piece of wood or plastic mounted on wheels, it yields to the skillful user the excitements of skiing or surfing. To the unskilled it gives the effect of having stepped on a banana peel while dashing down the back stairs. It is also a menace to live and even limb. Life magazine article on skateboarding in New York City, from the May 14, 1965 issue. Pictures from that article are now online in larger form (one-page view on another site). See also: The New York Skate Movie trailer on YouTube. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 28, 2012 - 15 comments

Watch the closing doors!

NYC Subway skating.
posted by Obscure Reference on Nov 10, 2011 - 69 comments

So shall we come to look at the world with new eyes.

Extremities is a short video of a skateboarder with a camera strapped to his head, each arm, each leg, and the underside of the board. Directed by Eli Stonberg.
posted by BeerFilter on Jun 8, 2011 - 3 comments

Skate Skulls

Graphic designer Beto Janz took old beat-up skateboards and turned them into badass skull art for a skate shop in Brazil. Flash interface; mouse hover to the right side of the browser and click to advance the six images in sequence; skull decks are the final two images. Change the minus sign at page top to plus to view more images.
posted by bwg on Feb 25, 2011 - 8 comments

Skateistan, the film

Skateistan - To Live and Skate in Kabul (9:16) is a short documentary based on the work of the NGO Skateistan (previously), who provide lessons in skateboarding, environmental health, information technology, art and language to hundreds of boys and girls in Kabul, Afghanistan. (via) [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Nov 12, 2010 - 5 comments

World's Largest Skateboard Disaster

World's Largest Skateboard Disaster [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan on Jul 8, 2010 - 42 comments

Mega Air

New Extreme Sports. Mega ramp skateboarding, ostrich racing, underwater golfing, pole dancing and pillow fighting are just a few of the innovative new sports you may see in future X Games. (via SpoFi)
posted by netbros on Feb 6, 2009 - 32 comments

Groundbreaking skateboarding video

Beez skateboarding video. A portion on youtube (gross). It will be a cult classic. [more inside]
posted by spork on Nov 30, 2008 - 34 comments

Speed Limit: Cars 30 - Skateboarders 40+

Adam Kimmel shares a video of a couple of sane and sedate runs down Claremont Avenue in Berkeley, California. (The likely route.)
posted by maxwelton on Sep 12, 2008 - 38 comments

SK8ology

Art... on skateboards... for charity.
posted by maggieb on Sep 2, 2008 - 3 comments

"No fixed pushers, and no magnet skateboards."

These "track boards," or "fix push" boards, were initially developed to be raced in the velodrome, and differ from traditional skateboards in one major way: the rider can never coast. A brief documentary on the increasingly popular fix-push skateboard culture and its roots in San Francisco's Mission district. [more inside]
posted by whir on Jun 17, 2008 - 54 comments

its a small world after all

Baghdad Zoo and Entertainment Experience - “massive American-style amusement park that will feature a skateboard park, rides, a concert theatre and a museum. It is being designed by the firm that developed Disneyland.” Here's a quick roundup of some commentary. (last link with concept design sketches)
posted by infini on May 21, 2008 - 33 comments

SHRED AFRICA!

The Uganda Skateboard Union Presents BOARDMASTER: THE MOVIE!!

Also: USU blog Absolutely righteous.
posted by auralcoral on Mar 16, 2008 - 24 comments

Charge it!

Some skaters blowing shit up.
posted by loquacious on Jan 27, 2008 - 60 comments

Skateboard Kings of Southern California

Skateboard Kings is a 1978 BBC documentary about the Dogtown skateboarding scene in late 70's Venice Beach and Santa Monica. Featuring a lot of footage of the skaters' daily life as well as an exploration of the business side of skateboarding, the documentary is a time capsule of late 70's Southern California. For more about Dogtown go to z-boys.com. [previously on MetaFilter]
posted by Kattullus on Nov 29, 2007 - 10 comments

Whatever it is, it’s better in the wind.

40 years ago, the Vicious Cycles motorcycle club assaulted a construction worker before taking to the road. Fortunately, filmmakers Chuck Menville (father of voice artist Scott Menville) and Len Janson were on hand to film the gang's misdeeds. Menville and Janson's picture would ultimately become part of a trilogy, with Blaze Glory and Sargent Swell of the Mounties produced wit similar eye-catching style. Decades later, the filmmakers' work would be echoed in another tale of conflict, in addition to a product-themed homage to more recent hipster subculture.
posted by Smart Dalek on Mar 19, 2007 - 10 comments

Got pads?

Are you a snowboarder without snow, a surfer without surf or a skate rat sick of concrete? Grab a Scarpar (as soon as they're available) and hit the...trails. Or, if you prefer a nonmotorized offroad shredding experience, try a mountainboard. Just try really hard not to fall.
posted by gottabefunky on Mar 2, 2007 - 21 comments

Danger lurks at every turn.

Skatefall. It's what happens when you jam a copy of Thrasher Magazine into an Atari 2600. via
posted by Smart Dalek on Aug 21, 2006 - 12 comments

No more boardslides

Freeline Skates [embedded video] make skateboards. One for each foot. As I watched these videos my brain was trying to put a regular board where it expected to see one.
posted by tellurian on Mar 14, 2006 - 27 comments

Skateboarder Clears Great Wall of China

Great Leap Forward With the Chinese minister of extreme sports in attendance, American skateboarder Danny Way cleared a 61-foot gap at nearly 50 mph, crossing the Great Wall of China. "I'm not a fan of heights," said Way, 31, who made five successive jumps. "The sooner I can get down from the top in one piece, the better." Daredevil sports have taken off in China, where Flying Over the Wall events began 10 years ago, but this was the first skateboarder to make an attempt. In 2002, a Chinese bicyclist died attempting to jump the wall when he landed outside the safety area.
posted by rcade on Jul 10, 2005 - 21 comments

Local Chaos

Local Chaos. In the early 1980's, Ann Arbor, Michigan had a small, but thriving hardcore/skate scene. At the time, the scene was documented in a 'zine called Local Chaos by a guy named Wes and his friends. But the 80's faded, as did the scene and the 'zine, and only the memories were left.
Then, a couple of years ago, Wes created a site dedicated to Local Chaos, and the scene of yore. In the wake of the site going live, several of the bands have gotten back together and even played some live shows. If you've ever wondered what the bald youth of 80's hardcore would look like playing at 40, then check out the music page for current photos, and video clips, of legendary locals like Ground Zero, The State, and arguably Ann Arbor's longest-running punk act, The Cult Heroes. The sCrapbook features a trove of old interviews, photos, and odds and ends. This is a great look back at the Ann Arbor hardcore/skate scene in the 80's.
Punk's not dead!
posted by cows of industry on Mar 23, 2005 - 21 comments

Skateboarding Bulldog

Tyson the bulldog enjoys riding skateboards, not so much wearing flower hats.
posted by malphigian on Apr 7, 2004 - 19 comments

Free Falling...

In the 1980's, Mark "Gator" Rogowski was on par with Tony Hawk at the top of the nascent world of professional skateboarding. Contrasting the path Hawk took in the 90's (video games, ESPN tie-ins), things did not go so well for Gator. After surviving a hideous accident in 1989, Mark turned to Jesus, and then shortly thereafter he brutally raped & murdered a female friend of his ex-girlfriend's. The documentary of his rise & amazing fall appears today in limited release.
posted by jonson on Aug 15, 2003 - 43 comments

Statesman or Skatesman

Statesman or Skatesman "Last Christmas my Dad and me had a big argument. He'd found a picture of Enoch Powell on a pogo stick and claimed that politicians weren't as interesting as that any more ... " Jason Whiley disagreed and wrote to as many politicians as he could asking them if they'd ever used similar transport, such as skateboards, gokarts, BMX bikes and Space Hoppers. Over Eighty responded including "three Prime Ministers, five Chancellors, six Foreign Secretaries, four Home Secretaries, and three Speakers of the House of Commons. " [via B3ta]
posted by feelinglistless on Aug 15, 2003 - 5 comments

I want one of these. Now.

I want one of these. Now. It has barely snowed in the Southern California mountains (Mt. High shows 1" total of snow this season), and these pseudo-snowboard skateboards (freebord is another) are looking better every day.
posted by mathowie on Jan 23, 2000 - 9 comments

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