Skateboarding

15 Year-old Skateboard Champ

15 Year-old Skateboard Champ

Isamu Yamamoto may be just 15 years old as of this writing, but he’s one of the world’s best freestyle skateboarders, having won the World Round-Up Freestyle Skateboarding Championships in 2017 and 2018. Kuma Films spent a couple of days in Otsu, Japan with the talented kid, where he showed off a few of his sick moves.

Felipe vs. the Loop

Felipe vs. the Loop

Felipe Nunes is a double amputee, but that doesn’t hold him back from his love for skateboarding. In this clip from RIDE Channel, Felipe goes up against his nemesis – a 360º loop he’s been trying to conquer for some time. With the help of some friends and a longer starting ramp, he was able to pull off the dangerous stunt.

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Transforming Skateboard Tricks

Transforming Skateboard Tricks

While the only moving parts on most skateboards are the trucks and wheels, Matt Tomasello wanted something more complex. So he set about building some wacky skateboards which can change form as he jumps off and back onto them. Matt shows off his wares and his trick skills in this compilation video from JENKEM.

70 mph Downhill Skateboarding

70 mph Downhill Skateboarding

Riding a skateboard downhill can be a thrill – at least until you have to stop. Now imagine bombing down a mountain road at speeds faster than cars take the same path. That’s exactly what boarder Josh Neuman did down one of Switzerland’s most epic driving roads. Bonus points for cameraman @jake_from_skatefarm.

The Sound of Skateboarding

The Sound of Skateboarding

(PG-13: Language) Skateboarders Tony Hawk, David Loy, and Keire Johnson spent a little time in the studio and on their boards, helping to record more that 650 different sounds that skateboards make. Then, the creative minds of Bonamaze set to chopping up the audio into rhythmic music track.

High ‘N Dry

High ‘N Dry

(PG-13: Language) The Wet ‘N’ Wild water park in Palm Springs, California recently closed down. Skateboarding magazine Thrasher managed to get permission from its new owner to let a group of overgrown skate punks – including the famed Tony Hawk – to ride the pipes, ramps, and rails of the park before it gets torn down.

SkateBIRD

SkateBIRD

This lighthearted game puts you in control of a little bird who’s learning to fly – on a skateboard. The tiny skatepark is made up of office supplies like staplers, scissors, and sticky notes, offering a fun place for our avian friends to take flight. Grab the Alpha demo version of the game here.

Skate Kitchen (Trailer)

Skate Kitchen (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) From the director of Wolfpack comes a coming of age story told through the lens of a female skateboarder and her newfound friends. Skate Kitchen features the eponymous Manhattan-based all-girl skate crew, along with Jaden Smith.

Mid90s (Trailer)

Mid90s (Trailer)

(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.

Tony Hawk: 50 Tricks at 50

Tony Hawk: 50 Tricks at 50

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.

Vans Velvet Slip-On

Vans Velvet Slip-On

Vans’ bestselling skate shoes get a classy Christmas twist. Part of Vans’ Velvet Pack, the Velvet Slip-On has uppers made of crushed velvet, paired with an all-black midsole and outsole. Available in green, red or black.

Session Skateboarding Game

Session Skateboarding Game

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.

Riding the Rails

Riding the Rails

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.

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adidas Palace Pro Benny & Chewy

adidas Palace Pro Benny & Chewy

adidas and Palace Skateboards’ Palace Pro skate shoe is getting two new dope colorways named after British skaters. Benny Fairfax’s Palace Pro comes in off-white and mint blue, while Chewy Cannon’s colorway is black and mint green. Drops 11/17/17.

Herschel x Independent Truck Bags

Herschel x Independent Truck Bags

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.

Volcom Stone Made

Volcom Stone Made

Volcom’s Stone Made pants and shorts are made of special denim or chino fabrics, making them water-resistant and stretchable. Some of the denim pants are also abrasion-resistant and have anti-microbial coating. Available in a variety of cuts and colors.

Skateboard Parkour

Skateboard Parkour

Athlete Jose Angeles took to the streets of San Francisco to combine two of his favorite activities – skateboarding and freerunning. So rather than having solid, stable ground to land on after his acrobatics, he’s landing on wheels.

adidas x Hélas Collection

adidas x Hélas Collection

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.

Pretending I’m a Superman (Trailer)

Pretending I’m a Superman (Trailer)

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.

Torey Pudwill’s Flatbar Frenzy

Torey Pudwill’s Flatbar Frenzy

Skateboarder Tory Pudwill is a man on a mission – to balance his board on the best, longest, and most challenging flatbars he can find. After watching this clip, we’re pretty sure it’s mission accomplished. Read more about his epic quest here.

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Adidas Acapulco

Adidas Acapulco

Penny loafer skate shoes? Surprisingly, Adidas’ new slip-on looks crazy good. The Acapulco has a full-grain leather upper adorned with the brand’s trefoil logo and paired with what appears to be the classic rubber outsole. Drops 3/1/17 for $80.

Free Skates are Awesome

Free Skates are Awesome

Kuma Films presents footage of a fun and different way to get around the skatepark, using a pair of tiny, independent boards instead of a regular skateboard. Isamu Yamamoto – the kid in the video totally kills it.

Thrasher x Vans: No Other Way

Thrasher x Vans: No Other Way

(PG-13: Language) Watch 2016 Thrasher Magazine Skateboarder of the Year Kyle Walker and rising star Elijah Berle pull off one mindblowing line after another. These guys have titanium ankles and adamantium balls.

HUF x Thrasher: Tour de Stoops

HUF x Thrasher: Tour de Stoops

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.

HEX x Guy Mariano Skate Pack

HEX x Guy Mariano Skate Pack

A versatile everyday bag for work and leisure. It holds a 15″ Macbook Pro, gadgets and gear, has a water bottle pocket, and hide-away straps for your skate deck, a pocket for your action camera, and they throw in a smartphone stand for watching videos.

Under The Horn of Capricorn

Under The Horn of Capricorn

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.

The LEGO Skateboard

The LEGO Skateboard

The guys at Braille Skateboarding test out a crazy skateboard made by Peter Brown of Shop Time, using LEGO blocks and epoxy resin as the only deck materials. Watch it in action to see how it holds up at 5:00.

Fun with Skateboarding

Fun with Skateboarding

It took our puny human brains a while to figure out exactly what was going on in this brief, but brilliantly edited skateboarding clip from Colin Read aka MandibleClaw’s film Spirit Quest, but if our brains have to hurt, so do yours.

THPS Special Tricks in Real Life

THPS Special Tricks in Real Life

Swiss pro skater Jonny Giger has on ongoing YouTube series in which he tries to recreate the special tricks from the Tony Hawk Pro Skater games. He should enlist Colin Furze’s help to pull off the Jango Jump Jet.

Human Skateboard

Human Skateboard

Stop-motion animator PES dusted off one of his classic clips, and remastered it in HD for us to enjoy. This spot for Steve-O’s now defunct skatewear brand Sneaux will put a smile on your face in exchange for just 30 seconds of your day.

Sky Brown

Sky Brown

We were trying really hard not to fling boogers at our classmates when we were 8 years old. Sky Brown on the other hand is already a skilled skateboarder and an avid surfer. She was even invited to compete at the 2016 Huntington Vans US Open.

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