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Have Plank Will Travel

The Persian Version is the latest video release by Patrik Wallner, from the description: Skating has taken root all over the world for decades now. Except in Iran. This is an incredible first-look at a country essentially experiencing skating for the first time. [more inside]
posted by lawrencium on Apr 11, 2014 - 4 comments

It was really just a matter of time.

A (closed) Kickstarter for a literally reinvented wheel.
posted by DoctorFedora on Feb 27, 2014 - 41 comments

Le Skate Moderne

Farmboys skateboarding in rural France. A film directed by Antoine Besse in the style of Depardon.
posted by Lezzles on Feb 1, 2014 - 17 comments

Sick cat.

There's no other way to put this. You are about to watch a video of a cat on a skateboard. Have fun. [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Jan 20, 2014 - 48 comments

"Quiet on the set...action...rolling!"

Skateboard legend and artist Mark Gonzales ("The Gonz") takes his circle board to the streets of NYC.
posted by windbox on Jan 11, 2014 - 23 comments

Abstract Skateboarding

Gou Miyagi does not skateboard how most people skateboard. previously
posted by Tom-B on Dec 28, 2013 - 23 comments

More culture? No, more coffee shops.

South Bank, home to skateboarding in central London for 40 years, is to be turned into retail units. Part of South Bank, namely The Undercroft, has been hallowed ground to 3 generations of skateboarders. In response to plans to redevelop the site users have responded with a campaign to save the existing space, along with an attempt to have it classified as a village green. One skateboarding magazine ex-editor suggested the alternatives should be explored, but the skateboarders did not agree.
posted by lawrencium on May 11, 2013 - 13 comments

" But if you do things, all that can happen is you succeed or fail.”

"On the morning of Saturday September 8th a suicide attack in Kabul claimed the lives of a number of young Afghans." Four of the six youth killed were part of the NGO Skateistan. Previously, the film "To Live and Skate in Kabul."
posted by Isadorady on Sep 23, 2012 - 13 comments

Not A Crime

Montreal Cops Chase Skateboarders [more inside]
posted by TheWhiteSkull on Aug 2, 2012 - 20 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

Gou Miyagi - overground broadcasting skate video

Gou Miyagi - overground broadcasting skate video
posted by Cloud King on Jun 22, 2012 - 14 comments

Defensive Architecture

As you walk through today's urban environment, observe public benches, walls, handrails, and any constructed inclines. You may notice various bolted on elements, extraneous steel installations, etc. One analysis deems this "defensive architecture," in a thoughtful piece that touches on thinkers, such as Michel de Certeau, Foucault, and the works of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. [more inside]
posted by taro sato on Jun 19, 2012 - 93 comments

The unglamourous side of skateboarding

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

Backside 180 casper flip?

Some uncommon skateboarding ground tricks @ 1000 fps. (SLYT)
posted by HumanComplex on Jun 2, 2012 - 26 comments

"...no one ever fully grows up. Instead, growing up is a process that continues throughout life."

Peter Brings the Shadow to Life is a video made by Joe Pease which cleverly inverts our perspective of a skateboarder.
posted by quin on May 26, 2012 - 8 comments

Smart Wheels, Rat Things, and Reason have yet to be fully developed.

"She lets go of the handle and goes into free fall. At the same time, she jerks the manual release on her cervical collar and goes into full Michelin Man mode as tiny gas cartridges detonate in several strategic locations around her bod. The biggest one goes off like an M-80 at the nape of her neck, unfurling the coverall's collar into a cylindrical gas bag that shoots straight up and encases her entire head. Other airbags go off around her torso and pelvis, paying lots of attention to that spinal column."
In his 1992 book Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson described a protective airbag technology for bikers and skateboarders. It's become a reality. [more inside]
posted by quin on May 15, 2012 - 59 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

Save us, Wonder Woman!

Gory images of Gaddafi. Exotic pets being slaughtered. The EU on the verge of a financial meltdown... Your 90-second mental health break, courtesy of Lynda Carter.
posted by wensink on Oct 22, 2011 - 90 comments

Aberrican Me - Ross Capicchioni

Ross Capicchioni's story - Parts 1 and 2 - contains violent descriptions
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Oct 6, 2011 - 26 comments

Kick to kill.

Corey Adams and Alex Craig are a tag-team of independent filmmakers probably best known for their feature film, Machotaildrop, the fruit of having won a million dollars in a filmmaking contest held by Fuel TV. That win was on the strength of their very cool short, Harvey Spannos. Their most recent project features the dread "Manwolf" gang from Machotaildrop and appears to be an ad for an eponymous skate shoe model that is being released by éS. Mammas don't let your babies grow up to be Manwolfs (sic, so sic, dude.)
posted by Roachbeard on Aug 18, 2011 - 4 comments

Slow rate out of Brooklyn

8 Hours in Brooklyn - Fantastic little compilation of slo-mo footage taken over the course of eight hours in BKLN. Extra good watched in fullscreen.
posted by dobbs on Aug 14, 2011 - 12 comments

lovable dogs

Dogs: Tillman the Bulldog Skimboards, Snowboards and Skates! | stair gliding | determined to play catch in spite of a conceptual misunderstanding | swinging | trolled | X-ray video of drinking | climbing | dog fur recycled | The almost deadly July 4th.
posted by nickyskye on Jul 6, 2011 - 14 comments

Rodney Mullen:Yoda :: Kilian Martin:Luke

Here are two videos of the astoundingly creative and masterful skateboarder Kilian Martin: 1 and 2
posted by mhjb on Jul 3, 2011 - 33 comments

World's Largest Skateboard Disaster

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

SK8 OR DIE!

Photographer Travis Dove's photo essay on Skatopia, an anarchist skater farm retreat in Ohio, here. From Blue Eyes Magazine (which focuses on new documentary photography). [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on May 3, 2010 - 23 comments

Building A New Culture Of Teaching And Learning

Dr. Tae describes the way the US system of education is failing and how to fix it.
posted by peregrine81 on Jul 10, 2009 - 40 comments

A Bazooka Rowdy?

The most awesome action sequence you'll see today. [via]
posted by clearly on Mar 12, 2009 - 80 comments

Skateboarding in Afghanistan.

Skateistan is Afghanistan's first dedicated co-educational skateboarding school.
posted by gman on Jan 28, 2009 - 15 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

Ray Underhill, RIP

Ray Underhill, once a top professional skater for Powell-Peralta, died today. He was featured in several of the Powell-Peralta videos and had been the webmaster for Tony Hawk.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink on Aug 1, 2008 - 13 comments

Down, Up, Down, er, ...

So ya skateboard, ya go ta prison, ya get a movie made of ya, you get famous, ya come out, ya get in the NYT, ya try to get t' the x-games...
posted by binturong on Jul 29, 2008 - 20 comments

SKATE EVERY DAY

Watch Spike Jonze's amazing skate video Yeah Right!, in it's entirety. Previously [more inside]
posted by auralcoral on May 7, 2008 - 21 comments

street plants rule

Mark Gonzales and friends
posted by generalist on Apr 9, 2008 - 12 comments

GNARBUCKET

VBS.TV presents "Epicly Latered"[~80 min, 16 parts, gnarly skateboarding], the story of John Cardiel.
posted by auralcoral on Mar 24, 2008 - 7 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

Some Old Ass Movie With Skaters who, uh, date, kinda.

Noel Black's first project after graduate film school at UCLA was writing and directing Skaterdater, a short subject cinematic romance without dialogue, which used only music and sound effects to advance its plot. It won nine international film awards. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Nov 1, 2007 - 11 comments

Shit's getting all crazy

Extreme sports have gotten a little, well, extreme as of late. Video games showed a hyper-reality that's now being duplicated in the real world. With the advent of foam pits and foam resi ramps to try new tricks safely, trick progression in skateboard and bmx is moving very fast. While foam practice areas let riders do some pretty amazing stuff, when things go wrong over plywood, they're going really wrong. Witness a double-backflip crash that resulted in broken bones and teeth, Stephen Murray's crash that resulted in paralysis from the neck down, or last night's incredible X games freefall from fifty feet up to flat ground (Jake Brown walked away and only suffered minor internal injuries).
posted by mathowie on Aug 3, 2007 - 72 comments

They know what is what, but they don't know what is what, they just strut - what the f*ck

Ambiguity of Disability: experience some disability-based utilitarianism courtesy of the hippest of the Cream of Cripples: virtual provocateur Bill Shannon a.k.a. "Crutch".
posted by progosk on Jul 16, 2007 - 8 comments

when skateboarding becomes art.

In Yeah, Right! Spike Jonze takes the skateboarding montage to a whole new level. Check out Living Board. Invisible Boards. Slow motion introduction. Owen Wilson.
posted by phaedon on Jul 8, 2007 - 22 comments

Skateboarding IS a crime?

Go skateboarding Day didn't end well for a bunch of teenagers in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Youtube Video. Unreasonable/Excessive force by the police? You decide.
posted by blaneyphoto on Jun 27, 2007 - 175 comments

King of Flight, Skate and Destroy

Stacey Peralta's directing and editing chops date back to the 1980s. His skateboard company Powell-Peralta's legendary Bones Brigade (the dream team of Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Mike McGill, Rodney Mullen and Tommy Guerrero) were dominating professional skateboarding, and Stacey lovingly documented the progress of his team with a series of great Bones Brigade videocassette releases such as the Bones Brigade Video Show (1984), Future Primitive (1985) and The Search for Animal Chin (1987) (all Google Video). Each video is a skateboarding historical signpost, featuring the debuts of Caballerials, McTwists and 720s. Don't miss the soundtrack to the Bones Brigade Video Show, which features great 1980s punk rock such as the Youth Brigade and the Faction (Steve Caballero's band).
posted by porn in the woods on May 13, 2007 - 22 comments

The Marion Tinsley of Skateboarding

A three part biography of skateboarder Rodney Mullen. He invented more than 30 tricks, including the flatground ollie, the kickflip, and the heelflip. Despite being voted the most legendary "extreme sports" athlete of all time, the only extreme thing about him is his reclusive, geeky, devotion to practice.
posted by roofus on Mar 11, 2007 - 27 comments

Let Me Take My Ride

The Wall of Death. Celebrated in song and art, the act of riding a motorcycle on the vertical wall of the inside of a cylinder, was a popular carnival attraction, mid-century. Although on the wane since the 70's, there are still a few practitioners, some of whom have better websites than others.
posted by Devils Rancher on Dec 31, 2006 - 9 comments

ripping up the pavement

Skate Bording Girls. Disclaimers: flash clip, uncanny nudity.
posted by madamjujujive on Nov 13, 2006 - 81 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

cafepress for skate rats

BOARDPUSHER is basically Cafepress, but for skateboard decks. If you've always wanted to design your own deck, now is your chance.
posted by mathowie on Jul 14, 2006 - 30 comments

Stephen Baldwin is Born Again

Hardcore Faith. Actor Stephen Baldwin on his skateboarding ministry and why it's OK to call the Lord 'dude.'
posted by matteo on Oct 10, 2005 - 125 comments

Imagine a Beowulf cluster of these!!1!!1 /obligatory

Parabolic Heat Transference Case Mod. Full disclaimer: My brother is apparently insane.
posted by loquacious on Jul 1, 2005 - 26 comments

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