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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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
posted by gottabefunky
on Mar 2, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
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
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
for current photos, and video clips, of legendary locals like Ground
, 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
the Ann Arbor hardcore/skate scene in the 80's.
Punk's not dead!
posted by cows of industry
on Mar 23, 2005 -
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 -
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 -