In Afghanistan, many girls are forbidden to ride a bike, so they ride skateboards instead

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 21 April 2015

Back in 2007, Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich started a revolution in Afghanistan. Roaming the streets with his skateboard, he immediately attracted the attention of children, most of whom spent their time begging on the streets. That’s when he got the idea for his award-winning NGO: ‘Skateistan’.

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Insight builder’s project

Andy Reader Find

By Andy in Cool Travel on Monday 12 July 2010

The crew at hip Australian fashion label Insight have been busy building ramps every summer around the Czech Republic. You’ll notice the typical brash Insight humour and colour running through the installations. A nice initiative to help out with places to skate, and also to show a colourful side to skate culture.

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Deathbowl to Downtown

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By Derrick Stembridge in Cool Travel on Tuesday 24 June 2008

Along with San Francisco and Barcelona, New York is arguably the modern street skating city, both in reality and image. Because of the unique background, experience and perspective of the film’s creators and the decision to “cast” the city of New York as one of the main characters, Deathbowl to Downtown promises to be an unprecedented, seminal film.

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