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Exotic Skateboarding Locations From Around the World

From the mountains in Norway to the Zulu heartland of South Africa.<p>Evolved from a tiny Californian subculture, skateboarding has become a well-recognized and respected mainstream sport all over the world. With the growth of its commercial success and universal appeal, the boardsport is practically …

Skateboarding

Two guys are making awesome skateboards out of trash

When the World Wildlife Fund asked artist Mac Premo to find everyday objects and give them a new purpose, he turned trash into skateboards. Two organizations, Chill and Stoked, helped them give forty Bucket Boards to underpivileged kids. They hope to sell them to the general public soon.<p>Find out …

Skateboarding

Chris Cole on $1 Million Skateboarding Bounties and Brawling in Russia

The Cobra on the end of an era for Philly’s LOVE Park, the million bucks placed on his head by the Maloofs and fighting Russian bouncers<p>Since the …

Skateboarding

Girl Skateboards Unveils Special Board Series Featuring Spike Jonze Photographs

Featuring the likes of the Beastie Boys, Sonic Youth and Nirvana.<p>Girl Skateboards unveils a special board series featuring five favorite images from the Spike Jonze early-era of work. The movie director/writer, who also serves as the company’s co-founder, has worked with wide-ranging artists such …

Streetwear

Skateboarding is technically illegal, but that’s not stopping the girls of Havana

When I heard about a reporter going down to Cuba to check out the skateboard scene, I had one image in my head: A long steep avenue called "La Rampa."<p>Take a skateboard down that, right into Havana's downtown.<p>Technically, it's not legal to skateboard in Cuba. It falls into a legal gray area. That's …

Tony Hawk on how skateboarding is taking flight across the world

Skateboard legend ‘the Birdman’ explains how his sport is attracting new followers in Afghanistan and Ethiopia –and how it can promote self-confidence<p><b>Skateboarding is really growing in unlikely places such as Cambodia, Afghanistan and Uganda.</b> I have seen some good stuff coming out of Tel Aviv, too …

Skateboarding

Live out your Tony Hawk dreams with this incredibly creative skateboarding video

If you ever dreamt of becoming a pro skater, you'll be stoked on this video.<p>Richie Jackson is a creative skateboarder with moves no one has ever seen …

Kiwi Skateboarders Help Rebuild Christchurch With Levi's After Devastating Earthquake

Bringing the community together with skateboarding.<p>Back in 2011, a huge 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand. The devastation brought in a death toll of 185 and thousands were left without homes. Inspired by other Levi’s skatepark builds around the world, several members of the …

New Zealand

adidas Skateboarding Unveils the Matchcourt Slip

Skateboarding meets slip-on ease.<p>adidas Skateboarding has transformed its fledgling silhouette, the Matchcourt, into a new slip-on variation just months after its initial release. The Matchcourt Slip takes the Herzogenaurach giant’s expertise in creating tennis shoes and applies it to the realm of …

Shoes

What’s it like to live within a skateboarding mecca?

<i>To celebrate the launch of the Chino – a new team shoe with signature colour ways for Boo Johnson, Oscar Candon and Dee Ostrander – Dazed joined Supra on their European tour through Paris, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Barcelona</i><p>Revered as a mecca for skateboarding due, in part, to extensive marble …

Skateboarding

This Week’s Must-Haves: a Bluetooth Speaker Skateboard That Lets You Feel the Music

This week, the Adweek staff is highlighting a skateboard with Bluetooth speaker, a collapsible bike helmet and a robotic mop that does the dirty work …

Crowd Funding

Skateboarding Mom Does Kickflip While Pushing Stroller

This is a super short video of skateboarder and new mother Maria Oberloher performing a kickflip while pushing her child in a stroller. Some people …

Parenting

Skateboarding Sends A Shocking Number Of Kids To The ER Every Day

The growing popularity of skateboarding over the past few decades comes with an unfortunate side effect: an increase in injuries, a new study spanning nearly two decades finds.<p>In each of the years between 1990 and 2008, about 65,000 children and adolescents in the U.S. went to the emergency room …

Health

We Had Three Women Learn To Skateboard For 30 Days And It Was Inspiring AF

"I came a lot farther than I ever thought I would."

This Epic Pyromaniac Skateboard Video Makes You Second Guess Its Authenticity

It’s lit. Literally.<p>The latest skateboard video to surface is this epic slow motion film where a group of daredevils flaunt tricks atop rails and ramps set aflame. Produced by YouTuber BeyondSlowMotion with the aid of a Phantom Miro LC320s — one of the fastest portable cameras in the world — a …

Skateboarding

Skateboarding giant Paul Rodriguez wears his cool, and his heritage, on his sleeve | Fox News

Pushing off down a steep ramp, the wheels of Paul Rodriguez’s skateboard gather speed before he approaches a thigh-high apple made of metal. Popping his board into the air, Rodriguez vaults over the apple while flipping the board underneath him to spin on its axis.<p>With a cameraman trailing …

Shinola taps Natas Kaupas for Skateboard Deck Range

Featuring all original artwork.<p>Detroit-based lifestyle brand, Shinola prides itself for manufacturing its goods in America, and therefore creating new jobs. Keeping true to its local roots, Shinola has partnered with Santa Monica skateboarder, Natas Kaupas for its latest project; a limited run of …

Extreme Sports

Harmony Korine Designed a Skateboard for Baker & Fellow Nashvillian Dee Ostrander

The ‘Kids’ writer decorates a Baker board with an original painting.<p>Long loved in the streetwear and skateboarding communities for his contributions to Larry Clark’s cult classic <i>Kids</i>, <i>Spring Breakers</i> and <i>Gummo</i> director Harmony Korine is the latest collaborative partner for Baker Skateboards. Teaming …

Spring Break

Mount Ruapehu is the World Heritage spot beloved by skateboarders

Immersed in the World Heritage Tongariro National Park in New Zealand, there is a mythic road where longboard skaters race every year.<p>The amazing landscape is made up of three main volcanoes, Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro. It’s Mount Ruapehu that is a particularly favoured destination among …

Palace Skateboards to Drop New Decks This Friday

Skate or hang?<p>Palace Skateboards is slated to drop a range of skate decks this Friday, May 13. Mark your calendars because they’re definitely going to go fast. The new selection includes a range of colorful decks in addition to a collaboration with @safecrackers featuring two decks with various …

Skateboarding

Watch This Video of a Skateboard Powered by a Ford EcoBoost Engine

A blender and pitching machine also get turbocharged action<p>The hoverboard from Lexus was pretty cool, but Ford may have built something better. As part of its “The Boost” ad campaign, Ford used its 1.0-liter turbocharged I-3 EcoBoost engine to soup up a bunch of everyday items that don’t need …

Videos of skateboarders on freeways spark CHP investigation

Videos on social media of young people skateboarding on freeways in Los Angeles and San Diego counties have emerged in recent weeks, prompting the California Highway Patrol to investigate.<p>"We are aware of skateboarding on the freeways in downtown and parts of L.A. There has been social media and …

California

Richie Jackson: Skateboarding's Psychedelic Warrior

Surrealist star on Noel Gallagher and Young Thug, skating with 'SNL' castmembers and why there's no shame in being a hippie<p>In 2016, professional …

Lou Reed

Skateboarders doing 'freeway challenge' catch CHP's attention

RELATED: Freeway skate fad alarms cops, skateboarders unfazed<p>A dangerous fad that has young people skateboarding on freeways including Interstate 5 …

Terrifying video shows skateboarder 'bomb' one of L.A.'s steepest streets

It's been a week of skateboarders as daredevils across Southern California.<p>First, the California Highway Patrol announced it was investigating several videos showing skateboarders riding on freeways in a stunt officials described as dangerous and illegal.<p>Now, another video has emerged show pro …

Extreme Sports

Skateboard Sensation Thalente Biyela Used His Board to Escape a Tough Childhood

Thalente Biyela was 14 the first time skateboard legend Tony Hawk spotted him ripping tricks at a skatepark during a visit to Durban, South …

Skateboarding

Skateboarding And Surfing Are Very Close To Becoming Olympic Sports

The International Olympic Committee is one step away from adding skateboarding, surfing and several other sports to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games -- a change it says would be the "most comprehensive evolution" of the Olympic program in modern history.<p>The proposed package -- which also includes …

Daredevil skateboarder does tricks along the walls of beautiful Edinburgh Castle

A brave and perhaps reckless skateboarder has adopted the Edinburgh Castle as the latest site to pull some skating stunts.<p>The skater, known only by the name Pieute, in typical fashion attempts to outdo himself by pulling off some rather dangerous tricks along the outer wall of the castle, which …

Daredevil skateboarder takes on Edinburgh Castle's sky high walls

Skateboarders are always looking for the next thrill, and few places offer a challenge quite like Edinburgh Castle.<p>One daredevil maniac, known as …