(PG-13: Language) Academy award-nominated actor Jonah Hill makes his feature directorial debut with this gritty, minimal film about a young boy coming of age in the 1990s in Los Angeles, as he finds his place among a crew of skateboarders. Hill also wrote the original story.
Famed pro skateboarder Tony Hawk talks about his sources of inspiration, then performs 50 of the tricks he either created or perfected over the course of his illustrious career. Our joints ache just watching this. Keep closed captions on for trick names and years.
Session is an upcoming skateboarding game for Windows and Xbox One. Like Skate games, it makes you pull off tricks using a controller’s analog sticks. It will have a video editor and social media sharing, a rewind-and-replay system and more. Windows demo here.
YouTuber Roadie fabricated a nifty motorized skateboarding rig that allows its rider to glide efforlessly (if not exactly quickly) along railroad tracks. Needless to say, don’t try this idea at home unless you’re 100% certain the rails are abandoned like the ones shown here.
Herschel Supply Co. emblazoned the logo and slogan of skateboard truck maker Independent on some of its most popular products, including the Packable Duffle Bag and the Packable Daypack. Available in three colorways, and perfect for skateboard fanatics.
adidas teamed up with skateboarder Lucas Puig and his homies at Hélas for a dope ’80s-themed collection. The highlights are a track jacket, track pants and shorts that are all made of nylon. The drop also includes an all-white variant of the Matchcourt skate shoe.
The Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series introduced skateboarding, its music and its lifestyle to a mainstream audience. Former THPS producer Ralph D’Amato is working on a documentary about the series’ origins, featuring interviews with Tony, Rodney Mullen and more.
HUF and Thrasher Magazine’s early Holiday special for skaters. The Tour de Stoops collection features 90’s style tees, shirts, socks and caps as well as coach jackets, anoraks and shoes. The two brands also made a skate video to complement their collection.
Patrik Wallner’s latest short contains all of the requisites we’ve come to expect from the talented filmmaker: stunning locations, stellar skateboarding, and fantastic cinematography. So sit back and relax, and take a wonderful foot-propelled ride through Southern Africa.
Filmmaker Patrik Wallner and a team of skateboarders take us inside a land most Westerners are unfamiliar with. Independent since 1991, the world’s 9th largest country (by area) is a fascinating blend of modernity, Soviet era relics, and daunting desert landscapes.
Tony Hawk might be 48 years old, but that hasn’t stopped him from riding his skateboard. Here, he shows that he’s still the man, pulling off the same incredible trick he set the standard for exactly 17 years ago. We’re amazed he’s still standing after all those falls.
While you could go spend over $1000 on an electric skateboard, you could also do what Inspire to Make did, and build one using a power drill, an extension bit holder, and a couple of other off-the-shelf items. Total cost: less than $500. Perfect for a literal cheapskate.
“I’m not trying to prove anything. I’m just trying to have fun.” Veteran skateboarder Daewon Song has never been comfortable in the limelight. But he’s smart enough to leverage social media to stay relevant. These days he’s playing HORSE against himself on Instagram.
Shaun Rodriguez shows off is ability to skateboard without wheels, pulling off lengthy downhill slides with nothing more than tennis shoes and socks between his feet and the ground below. We’re surprised his shoes still have soles. Video by Christopher Chann.
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