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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]