Archive for the ‘Skateboards’ Category

Skateistan

September 19, 2010

Every day I seem to read more and more about these guys and what they are up to. So I thought I would add to the noise and write a post about em.

In case you don’t know who or what Skateistan is. Founded in 2008 in the war torn country of Afghanistan, Skateistan was set up as the world’s first co-educational skateboard school. It takes the displaced youth of Kabul and through skateboarding teaches them about cross-cultural relations, education and personal development.

It amazes me that in the midst of all the one of the bloodiest and politically unstable countries. A group people/volunteers have taken it upon themselves to help the next generation of kids in Kabul and hopefully give them brighter futures.

Great stuff here.

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Tarp surfing

August 23, 2010

I’ve been a bit rubbish recently (see what i did there) and not posted as much as I should. Soz. Anyway Tarp surfing was one of those things I meant to put up here but just forgot. But as it’s doing the rounds again and because it’s pretty cool I’ve posted it anyways. If you didn’t see it the first time round enjoy.

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Today was a good day

July 20, 2009

Nike SB getting just right makes me want to go and skate right now. Damn my knee, work, and the fact I don’t live in LA.

Mini hawk

October 1, 2008

See more Tony Hawk videos at Shred or Die

Tony Hawk’s son kicks off his skate video career.

The real olympics

July 31, 2008

Forget Beijing and the fact the athletes have got to contend with a bit of smog, down in Hackney you’ve got kids with guns and burnt out motorbikes to negotiate. The real deal is happening at The Hackney Bumps, a 70’s era skatespot in London that is still going. The Hackney Olympics takes place on August 9th and to some it all up here is a quote from the web site:

“Some people still claim that they can’t find HACKNEY BUMPS. I find this remarkable. Some people also claim that you will get killed when you go to HACKNEY BUMPS. That is not really true, though the kids that burnt the vespa and the (motor)bikes on the photos above DID have REAL guns, though they could not care less about the skateboarders…”

He was a skater-boi

July 31, 2008

If like me, you were a skater in the late 80’s early 90’s. And watching clips of old Bones Brigade or Santa Cruz films on You Tube isn’t fulfilling your appetite for the good ol’ days enough. Check out this site “When we was rad“. It’s like stepping back in time and its amazing how many articles of RAD magazine I have seared into my brain.