Growing up, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 was one of my favorite games. The soundtrack, the frantic pace, and the ridiculous ragdolly special moves made it a joy to play—although I chalked that last bit up as video game magic that no actual skateboarder could ever pull off. Clearly, I’d never met Jonny Giger.
Seventeen years ago, extreme sports ambassador and titular Pro Skater Tony Hawk pulled off the 900 revolution at the 1999 X-Games. The trick involves rotating the board two and a half times while midair (and in normal gravity), and Hawk struggled with it back in his spry days. Now 48, he gives it the old college try.
It’s 2016, and Tech Decks are still going strong.
Fermented skate is one of the most popular foods in South Korea, as well as one of the stinkiest. The dish, called "hongeo," is described even by its fans as smelling distinctly of outhouse. Joe McPherson, American founder of the Korean food blog ZenKimchi, has compared its consumption to "licking a urinal."
Fair warning (in case the headline wasn't warning enough): this video serves up a hefty helping of elasmobranch guts. The squeamish among you might want to look the other way.
This Skaterack could be a lifesaver, if you think about it—how safe can it be holding onto your skateboard while cycling, or having it on your lap or poking from a backpack?
The Loop-In transportation concept hopes to combine the sensations of surfing and skating in to one device that users can use anywhere.
This is the Roller-Walker, a four-legged robot which can either walk conventionally or skate on retractable wheels. At the end of each leg there is a wheel which can turn 90 degrees to act as a foot. On rough surfaces the robot walks, but if it comes across a smoother surface then it swings out its wheels and skates…
We're not getting a whole lot of info on the human skateboard dude here, but just look at the pic. The guy can even flip over on his back and keep rolling. He should market this thing.