A skateboarder pulls an inverted handplant in a distant, upside-down land.
There's something hypnotizing about Kilian Martin's graceful moves set to the Tommy Edwards classic, It’s All in the Game. Beautifully shot. Great fashion. Completely elegant freestyle skateboarding. More evocative of Gene Kelly than the X Games.
Okay, so it's a gigantic ad. It still looks amazing. Below, a Tron Legacy skate ramp in Melbourne, Australia, created by interactive agency ENESS:
Australian racing organization V8 Supercars have built an oversized skateboard equipped with a V8 engine for Tony Hawk. Hawk was scheduled to ride the beast last week, but it appears no video footage has been posted yet.
Skateistan is a nongovernmental organization providing lessons in skateboarding, environmental health, information technology, art and language in a coed setting to hundreds of urban kids in Kabul, Afghanistan. Below, a short documentary on the movement, directed by Orlando von Einsiedel.
I'm no skateboarding pro, so I'm curious. In the case of the 14-wheeled skateboard, does the saying "less is more" apply? Flowlab's unconventional skateboard has been around since the early '90's, and has yet to replace the conventional 4-wheeled model. It boasts that it can "carve to 45 degree angles with no resistance and fluid transitions edge-to-edge", but how does it handle an ollie? Those in the know, please comment below.
Tony Hawk may very well be the greatest skateboarder of all time. At age 42, the legendary Hawk can still pull off a 900. For those who don't know, a "900" refers to a 900 degree aerial spin off of a skateboard ramp. This is one of the most insane skateboarding tricks, and Hawk is one of only four (in the world) who have ever pulled it off.
World's biggest skateboard. World's dumbest skateboard. Whichever you find most fitting. You pick. Crowned by the Guinness Book Of World Records as the world's biggest, Joe Ciaglia and California Skateparks' creation stands at 3 feet 7 1/2 inches tall, 8 feet 8 inches wide and 36 feet 7 inches long.
Photographer Noah Abrams traveled to Afghanistan in the summer of 2009 to document the emerging skateboarding scene there. The results are (frankly) incredible:
Created as an advertising campaign for fashion designer Adam Kimmel, filmmaker Ari Marcopoulos and friends dressed up total-skateboarder-nuts in Kimmel's spring line... and sent them barreling down a hill in Claremont, California.
Ever since Stacy Peralta and the Z Boys brought surfing out of the sea, skateboarding has been confined to its rigid four wheels.