Skateboarding just got customizable with Penny Skateboards

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Wednesday 19 August 2015

Ben Mackay has been obsessed with skateboarding since he was five years old. But it wasn’t until he quit his job to build skateboards full-time that his passion became his life. 

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These very stationary sculptures are made from some previously very active skateboards

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 25 February 2015

Where do skateboards go after they retire? Well, if you’re a skateboarding enthusiast like 37-year-old Tokyo-based artist Haroshi, you make beautiful sculptures from the huge pile of decks and broken parts you amassed over the years.

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Be more productive as you work while standing on a skateboard-like deck

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 11 February 2015

Sitting at a desk all day can be a pretty mind-numbing experience. And we’ve probably all seen those ‘sitting can kill you‘ news reports lately. So you can either stand up all day to do your work or invest in The Level, a deck that elicits constant movement below your feet.

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Guy using a wheelbarrow to do skateboard stunts is flat out amazing

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 28 October 2014

Move over, skateboards. In the video below by ‘Goldenboy’, a custom-made 24-carat gold sport barrow (essentially a fancy, athletic wheelbarrow) is used to imitate skateboard tricks. Wheelbarrow rider Alex Siegfried took it to the streets to do some pretty cool stunts, amazing and baffling people along the way. You know what would be cooler? If […]

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The World’s Largest Skateboard

Stuart McBratney Contributor

By Stuart McBratney in New Trends on Tuesday 30 July 2013

Some people fight the bubonic plague. Some pen novels, inspired to greatness by Nobokov and Wilde. While others wake up and say, ‘Today, I shall build a skateboard large enough to invade Poland’. So, from the more-is-more school of radness, we bring you the World’s Largest Skateboard. It’s available to hire for your next event, […]

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Skatedeck by Newcastle designers One Undone

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Products on Thursday 25 October 2012

One Undone is one of a bunch of great new designers from Newcastle, Australia, that have gotten together and opened Nook Store – a place for them to showcase their work. One Undone makes clothes and skate decks that incorporate intricate designs in a very clean manner. I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of the decks and it’s an absolute beauty in the flesh. The deck is a simple black and features a Jasper Smith Dot Dot Creation in the center. Solid, beautiful, affordable. You’ll be the envy of the skate park.

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Skateboard photography by Heverton Ribeiro

Didu Losso Contributor

By Didu Losso in New Photography on Tuesday 9 October 2012

Skateboard photography is not an easy art. First of all, it’s essential to know a lot about the subject. Only then can one elect the perfect fraction of a second on a trick that deserves to be shown to millions of skateboarding fanatics. Heverton Ribeiro lives between California and Brazil, photographing the world’s most respected skaters, such as Bob Burnquist, Christian Hosoi, Rodrigo TX, Rob Gonzales, Danny Way, Eric Koston, and Daewon Song, among others. There is a very long distance between being one of the rest and one of the best.

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Looking Sideways: an art and boardsports art gallery

Hannah Adamaszek Reader Find

By Hannah Adamaszek in New Art on Tuesday 4 September 2012

Looking Sideways is an art gallery that bridges the gap between art and boardsports. They have held art shows in unique and interesting locations, like core snowboarding events and curated an exhibition that encouraged thousands of people to create their own art using specially commissioned stickers. Recently, they have turned art into snowboards, put on […]

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Hand-carved skate decks by Edwin Kua

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Thursday 9 August 2012

Artist Edwin Kua carves beautiful girls on skate decks. He carves, sands, and inks these decks all by hand.

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Beer inspired skateboards by Santa Cruz

Mark Egan Reader Find

By Mark Egan in New Products on Wednesday 11 April 2012

I’m loving this Santa Cruz Primo Shark ride. It’s part of Santa Cruz’s beer-inspired range, modeling their decks on a number of beers from around the world: in this case, Hawaaii’s Primo. They’re all fitted with a bottle opener on the underside, too, and I can tell you, I’ve been popping more bottles than air […]

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Recycled skateboard art

Casper Johansson Reader Find

By Casper Johansson in New Eco on Thursday 22 April 2010

Japanese designers Harumaki and Hirosher began creating jewelry back in 2003 but have since shifted their energies towards using recycled skateboard decks to shape their striking artwork.

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Stupid Devil Squid Laser skateboard

Derrick Stembridge Reader Find

By Derrick Stembridge in New Design on Thursday 29 May 2008

A first of its kind for Stupid Devil, this unique laser engraved artboard comes in a limited edition of only five. You can either hang it up on your wall as art or put it to proper use by skating the hell out of it. With help from the guys over at 5280 Lasers and […]

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