Video: The crazy story of hand making skateboards from trash

The frenetic editing of this video highlights the out of the box thinking that enabled Mac Premo and Sanford Shapes to create skateboards out of trash. It's a fun story that resulted in them repurposing leftover plastic buckets into perfectly awesome skateboard decks. The materials all come from the dumpster. » 3/23/15 10:03am 3/23/15 10:03am

Skateboarders turn an airport into their own personal skatepark

Skaters are great at appropriating architecture as obstacles for amazing maneuvers. But usually you think of the the rails and ledges of urban areas or constructed ramps as their playground. In this video, Finland's Helsinki airport is the unlikely setting for some gnarly shredding. » 10/31/14 2:52pm 10/31/14 2:52pm

Skateboarder zips down mountains and flies by cars at insane speeds

He's going down the mountain road so fast that it looks like he's about to hit warp drive or something. I mean, damn. It seems like one little pebble on the road or one little shift in the wrong direction and he'd be catapulted off the side of the road. But he manages to hang on at ridiculous speeds. » 9/26/14 11:06pm 9/26/14 11:06pm

Skateboarding through 5000 balloons looks like a whole lot of fun

If you think about it, ball pits are gross cesspools that hide violent bits of static charges and virulent diseases that smell like melting plastic. They are not fun. But that's because adults are not fun. For kids, there are few places better. This 5000 balloon pit is like a ball pit for kids, but for skateboarders. » 9/16/14 11:11pm 9/16/14 11:11pm

Latin America's New Tallest Skyscraper Will Look Like a Quarter Pipe

Argentina's planning to erect a new waterfront tower, and it looks like it belongs in a skatepark. President Cristina Fernández posted the winning design on Facebook this week. It's wrapped in the same white and sky blue on Argentina's flag. And it's a quarter pipe. » 9/11/14 5:52pm 9/11/14 5:52pm

Seeing skateboard tricks in slow motion is like breaking gravity

Slow down these skateboard tricks all you want and it's still damn impressive how skateboarders can make a board twist and bend exactly how they want it. It's like there are invisible strings attached to the board or a hole to exploit in gravity. But it's just a beautiful ballet of footwork. » 9/04/14 8:56pm 9/04/14 8:56pm

The Z-Boys Turned Skateboarding From Niche Hobby Into Badass Artform

Before the X-Games mainstreamed skateboarding into a nationally recognized sport, a crew of scrappy teens on the southern California coast revolutionized the moves that could be pulled off on a bit of wood and four wheels. Today, skate legend Jay Adams passed away at the age of 53. Tonight, watching Dogtown and Z-Boys » 8/15/14 8:00pm 8/15/14 8:00pm

Detroit's Saddest Parking Lot Has a Hopeful Future

It's almost too perfect a picture of urban decay: an opulent movie palace turned hollow and empty into a parking lot. In recent decades, Detroit's Michigan Theater has become iconic for all the wrong reasons, but it's just been bought by a developer with plans to revitalize the building and, with it, a small chunk of… » 8/14/14 1:30pm 8/14/14 1:30pm

This two-year-old in diapers is ridiculously good at skateboarding

Boy, this kid is fearless. Actually, I'm not sure Kahlei Stone-Kelly from Australia is even old enough to be called a kid. He's just a baby. A two-year-old toddler in diapers who's already better at skateboarding that many full grown human adults. Just look at him go and display excellent balance, a little bit of… » 1/27/14 11:24pm 1/27/14 11:24pm

Watch a cat do some awesome skateboard tricks

Adorable. We've seen dogs ride skateboards before and though it's extremely cute when they're pawing the ground to lunge forward and crashing into walls, they're not really busting tricks with the board. This cat though? It does its feline version of ollies and skateboard grinds. » 1/20/14 6:19pm 1/20/14 6:19pm

The Hardest Part of Skateboarding Is Not Getting Hit By Your Drone

Yo dude, it would be badass if we used a quadcopter and a GoPro to get good air footage of ourselves. Let's do that. Dude don't worry, it's gonna be great. » 11/03/13 1:07pm 11/03/13 1:07pm

This Skateboarding Video Isn't Real

You've never seen a skateboarding video with angles like this. As skateboarder Danny Brady goes in for his trick, you'll see a slow motion, almost bullet-timed view of him. But. It's not real. As incredibly detailed as it is, it's all fake. You won't believe it. » 12/12/12 10:00pm 12/12/12 10:00pm

Here's the First Gorgeous Slow-Motion Footage from the New Phantom…

Vision Research expanded its line of popular Phantom cameras recently to include a series of compact, rugged high-speed options. One lucky user is the first to get his hands on the Miro M120 and let it loose in the wild. And we're lucky enough to see the results. » 5/02/12 12:40pm 5/02/12 12:40pm

Is It Easier for a Kid to Land a Skateboard 1080?

A 12 year-old skater, Tom Schaar, recently becamethe first person to ever land a 1080 on a skateboard. It's an impressive feat, which made some people wonder if it wasn't easier because Schaar is a kid. Our friends at Wired examine the question. » 4/04/12 8:40pm 4/04/12 8:40pm

How To Take Better Pictures: Tips From a Skateboard Photographer

The art of taking photos of skateboarders is a rich tradition, full of sublime maneuvers and scenes of epic urban shredding. But it's not easy! Not any kid with a fisheye lens can make magazine-worthy images without some know-how. And if you can shoot an ollie well, you can shoot anything. » 4/02/12 5:40pm 4/02/12 5:40pm

Megaramps Suck, But This First-Ever Skateboard 1080 Is Cool

Megaramps. Giant wooden launch pads that professional aerialists like Danny Way and Bob Burnquist make their livings off of. As a longtime skateboarder, I have always resented the megaramp trend. Why? It reduces the subtleties and variety of skateboarding to mere spectacle. Who can launch the farthest from the… » 3/30/12 1:20pm 3/30/12 1:20pm

Ridiculous Skateboard iPhone Case Should Also Be Outlawed

Skateboarding might not be a crime, but I think a law that would make it illegal to own and use this Skate Deck iPhone case needs to be added to the books ASAP. » 2/25/12 7:00pm 2/25/12 7:00pm

360-Degree Trucks Make This Skateboard Ride Like a Surfboard

Fixed skateboard trucks, no matter how loose, just can't flex enough to match the carving ability and dynamic movement of a surfboard. The SurfSkate's specially-designed front truck, however, lets you carve tarmac like swells in the Pacific. » 1/30/12 8:40pm 1/30/12 8:40pm

Pyrotechnics 101: Don't Soak Your Pants in Gasoline

Everyone loves setting things on fire—it's okay to admit! And some people enjoy skateboarding. That's fine! But the combination of the two can be tricky, especially when you've doused yourself in gasoline and literally ride through fire. Daaaaaaaaaaarwin. » 11/18/11 10:20am 11/18/11 10:20am