Posts Tagged ‘ Skate ’

The Mid-Lake Skate Ramp.


Professional skateboarder Bob Burnquist has taken his skateboard on water to skate on the Floating Skate Ramp in Lake Tahoe, California. This is a unique piece of engineering made by skilful Jerry Blohm and Jeff King especially for Bob Burnquist. The 7,300 lbs skate ramp was built at 45-degree in 300 man hours featuring 1250 screws. The ramp is 36 feet long and 8 feet tall accompanied by 5 feet tall secondary ramp. Each wood panel was tainted with different color and polished to create horizontal stripes. No need to worry about the landing if you mess up a trick and go over the ramp. This floating ramp was actually built for Dream Big California Tourism Campaign.  Check it out.


Steve Forstner x Gravis Footwear.

Steve Forstner the German skater came together recently with Gravis Footwear to produce a super sick skate video on behalf of the shoe company.  Check the method below.

Skateboard Stuntin’.

A soundtrack is often one of the most important, yet overlooked part of any movie.  No matter what the film is about, the music and timing of said music is crucial.  That being said, it’s pretty obvious that when the right piece of material has the right music behind it, things blend mellifluously, and there’s no better example of this than the Rebelo FF I came across a few days ago.  The skate tricks these kids pull off are top notch, all played over a very unexpected piece of music that (to me) makes the finished flick far more dope.

Skateboard Safety.

I appreciate that I live in a city where half the people would rather ride their bike, roller-blade, or skateboard than drive a car… but I can’t even begin to count how many times I’ve seen people (that I know) almost get run over.  Especially at night. Sure bikes have lights and reflectors but what about skateboards and longboards? Introducing the HAL Longboard Light.  HAL attaches to the underside of the skateboard or longboard between the truck and deck to signal the rider’s presence.

Aaron “Jaws” Homoki’s World Record Ollie.

I’ve seen quite a few impressive skate moves, both on video and in person, but Aaron “Jaws” Homoki kinda blew my mind by landing the longest ollie ever.  Check the method below.

Skateboarding in the Empty Pools of California’s Recession

The short film “Cannonball” artfully follows a group of skaters in search of newly empty pools behind foreclosed homes in and around the arid sprawl of Fresno other inland California suburbs that have been blighted by the housing collapse and ensuing recession. It has some NSFW language, but it’s undeniably powerful—and a poignant meditation on greed, materialism, and an enduring kind of joy.


Kilian Martin’s Rediculous Skills.

Check out L.A. skater Kilian Martin on the board.

Fresh Skate Video.

Every so often I’ll get the random urge to jump on a skateboard (and inevitably hurt myself).  But since I’ve got many big events coming up, (330 Ritch, University of Southern California, Otis, Dominican University, Sutra, The Hip Hop vs. Couture Show, and the Rockit Scientists Release Party) all before the end of the year, I figured I’d just watch some dope skate videos instead of breaking my wrist and having to spend the rest of the year on the bench.  So after hours of preening through different skate videos, I found one that (to ME) is one of the most impressive trick videos I’ve come across in quite some time.  Check the method below.

From Skateboards to Scluptures.

I’m a big fan of anything that has to do with skateboarding, especially since so many of my boys take it very seriously.  Haroshi is a Japanese artist who takes old, thrashed and broken skateboards and turns them into beautiful wooden sculptures.  Some of these sculptures look so life-like that if they weren’t multicolored, you might mistake them for being real.  Haroshi goes through thousands of old skateboard decks and handpicks each piece that he wants to use.  Once he picks the material he stacks them on top of each other, cuts them down to size, shaves off the excess debris and paints them.  The final product is then coated with a glossy finish.  The coolest aspect of each recycled skateboard sculpture isn’t what it looks like on the outside.  Haroshi likes to give each piece “a soul,” so as he’s constructing it he puts a broken metal skateboard piece in the center.  It’s kind of like the “heart” of his work.  Check the method.