Posts Tagged ‘ Skateboard ’

Spritzparty Skateboards…


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AM Fremantle has come up with some amazing skateboard designs in the past, but the “Spritz Party” collection is one of the most recent.  AM Fremantle specializes in screen printed skateboards fresh out of Vicenza, Italy that double as works of art.  We’ll definitely have more to show from them down the proverbial road as it were, but check out the ‘Spritz Party’ boards below for now.

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Onewheel Self Balancing Electric Skateboard


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The key to the simple balancing act — lean forward to go faster, lean back to stop or reverse — is the advanced gadgetry inside the Onewheel. Built-in sensors and key-component algorithms work in conjunction with the direct drive hub motor. It’s powered by a 48v Lithium Nano-phosphate battery, and charging happens in as little as 20 minutes. While it doesn’t reach speeds of 88 mph, we think the 12 mph is still faster than walking.

World’s First 3D Printed Twin Tip Skateboard


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Dutch artist Sam Abbott is the designer of the first fully-functioning skateboard that has been built and modeled using a 3D printer. After winning a competition by 3DprintUK, co-hosted by CGtrader, abbott was chosen to have his concept for a twin tip skateboard printed by the company on a 3D printer. Because the design of the object is slightly longer than the available build tray, the deck is adapted and assembled in pieces — cut into 3 separate sections and joined together with connector pins to ensure optimal accuracy and strength. The surface of the printed board is patterned, and traditional grip tape and trucks are added design features, augmenting the characteristics of a traditional skateboard with a technological twist.

Ryan Sheckler Skateboard Street Flashback.



Bronze medalist Ryan Sheckler takes us back to his skateboard street course preview from X Games 17.  Shot 100% on the new ‘HD HERO’ from GoPro.

Leeside Skateboard Mayhem.


Awesome skateboarding videos are all over the place, but can still be relatively hard to pin point.  The Zenga Bros video from Halloween 2011 is one I’m glad I caught wind of though.  From the crazy costumes, to fireworks randomly blasting off, to just the location the skaters chose to shoot, this Skate flick is a serious eye catcher.

Céline Decks.


Jayne of Stop It Right Now has made the ultimate DIY. She’s customized a slew of skateboard decks in her (as well as everyone else’s) favorite Céline prints. WTF. Stop. It. Right. Now. Right? These limited edition babies will be gone in a hot second, so email Jayne now if you want one.

Debacle: The Nike Skateborad Movie.


Any video that runs for damn near a half hour tends to lose my attention after the first 30 seconds, but the Nike skate movie ‘Debacle’ managed to break that bad habit of mine.  (Before I get 47 perturbed emails about how old this flick is, let me just say I’m well aware of that.)  Regardless of its age, the video has quite a shocking start, and if you’re a skater, it keeps your attention the entire way through.  Check out Justin Brock, Daryl Angel, David Clark, Grant Taylor, Shane O’Neill, and Theotis Beasley tearing the streets up in a ridiculous manner.  And no matter how much of this whopping 23 minutes you watch, you’ll be entertained the entire time.

The ‘Fast Lane’ Experiment.


After having introduced The Fun Theory (with the brilliant piano stairs), Volkswagen now comes up with another interesting action which speeds up life a little: the fast lane in the supermarket. The idea is simple: some shopping carts are pimped with a skateboard, providing some extra shopping fun for those who can’t stand people who take shopping as an all-day event.  Besides the fact that this is a rather interesting marketing strategy by Volkswagen (campaign for the Polo GTI), it’s also interesting to see an upcoming stream of projects which intend to separate different spaces in our modern society.

Scott Campbell’s Skateboard.


Scott Campbell the tattoo artist is definitely all talent.  I had put some of the work he did with dollar bills up a few months ago. I had heard about his work on skateboards, but never saw an example until today.  This, just like most of his tattoos are pieces you kind of have to see in person to fully absorb the dopeness.  But check the method below.

Nike SB’s for 2011


A highlight for Nike SB’s 2011 collection is inevitably focused on its recently updated Nike SB Dunk Pro. For Spring 2011, nine colorways are slated for a release between January and March over Lows, Mids and Highs. The majority of the releases are set to be a Dunk Pro, however there is a lone Seagrass Dunk Premium in tonal green. I’ve never been much of a sneaker head personally, but I have a deep appreciation of the style, and I’m excited to see some of the sneakerly concoctions Nike puts out this year.

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.

Skateboarding in Afghanistan


Photograph my Noah Abrams

Of all the places in the world you would never think had a skate scene… Afghanistan has to be on top of the list. No one is 100% sure how it happened, maybe skating Santa made it through the blockade, perhaps Animal Chin made a sneak training session. We may never know how it started, but Noah Abrams has captured a set of very unique and stunning images of this new trend in an unlikely place.

Dave Chami spills his guts.


Here is just one of some spectacular pics from Dave Chami’s hard drive, posted up on skateboarding.com.  Click the pic to see all the rest.

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