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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

The unglamourous side of skateboarding

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

World's Largest Skateboard Disaster

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

SK8ology

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

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

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

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