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These Spring-Loaded Skate Trucks Make Me Wish I Knew How To Skateboard 

Skateboard suspension is an idea that sounds long overdue—modern skateboarding is a lot rougher than it was when my parents were young. Professional riders fly through the air, grind across metal rails and land on hard concrete after jumping down enormous flights of stairs. They do it all without suspension, forcing… » 4/25/15 2:00pm 4/25/15 2:00pm

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 12:53pm 3/23/15 12:53pm

This Electric Skateboard Has Motors Inside Its Wheels

I've ridden more than a few electric skateboards in my time, but they all have the same problems: they all feel too electric and not enough skateboard. They're often too thick to accommodate batteries and motors, and too heavy to push if the battery dies. Can't we do better? Inboard Sports thinks so: it's building an… » 3/10/15 8:49pm 3/10/15 8:49pm

The process of making an entire skateboard looks like a lot of fun

Skateboarding is fun but George Powell of Powell Peralta skateboard makes building skateboards look even more fun. It's always cool to see hands and machines and people transform wood into something completely different but especially neat to see how the whole skateboard—trucks and bearings and wheels—comes together. » 3/03/15 10:57pm 3/03/15 10:57pm

The New Boosted Boards Are Actually Affordable (and Still Badass)

A few months ago, our old friend Joel Johnson logged many miles on an incredibly awesome—and incredibly expensive—motorized longboard called a Boosted Board. Now, the company is announcing a whole new line of the miracle machines. And they're actually pretty reasonably priced for a cutting-edge electric vehicle. » 11/06/14 1:00pm 11/06/14 1:00pm

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 11:36pm 9/26/14 11:36pm

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 11:26pm 9/16/14 11:26pm

Skateboards With VHS Tape-Inspired Decks Let You Rewind a Few Decades

The thought that today's kids will certainly have no concept of what VHS cassettes were is a little sad for those of us who grew up taping TV, rewinding movies, and messing with that mysterious tracking dial. But VHS cassette tapes will be far from forgotten as long as a few skateboarders embrace these retro-styled… » 9/10/14 5:00pm 9/10/14 5:00pm

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 9:30pm 9/04/14 9:30pm

There's an Electric Skateboard For Commuters Hiding Inside this Backpack

Unless you work at a subway station or a bus stop, public transit can only get you most of the way to work. The remaining distance you have to cover by foot, or just hold off on actually getting a job until the Movpak—an electric-powered skateboard that folds up into a backpack—is available. » 5/27/14 4:00pm 5/27/14 4:00pm

Skate Tricks Look Even Gnarlier From the Skateboard's-Eye View

From the usual viewer's vantage point, it's hard to appreciate the violent physics of a really great series of skate park tricks. That's why this video shot from underneath pro skater Dean-Paul Denniston's board is so mesmerizing: you get a front-row seat to all the grinding, slamming, kickflipping action. » 2/25/14 7:00pm 2/25/14 7:00pm

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… » 1/28/14 12:02am 1/28/14 12:02am

The goofiest skateboard is a full circle skateboard made with 9 boards

A regular old skateboard isn't fun enough for you? What about nine skateboards attached to each other to form a complete circle skateboard? It's the goofiest way to move on wheels since your chance of falling off is infinitely more likely and well, just look at the damn thing. » 1/03/14 10:54pm 1/03/14 10:54pm

A Self-Powered Treaded Skateboard That Can Plow Through Any Terrain

The smallest rock can topple even the most skilled skateboarder. And if your town is devoid of smooth, safe skateparks and half-pipes, maybe it's time to upgrade your gear? With a set of spiked treads and a four-stroke engine, Dan Baldwin's Ungoverned will happily plow through gravel, dirt, snow—pretty much any… » 10/29/13 9:21am 10/29/13 9:21am