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 Friday 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 Golf Cart Skateboard Sounds Like the Best Way To Play 18 Holes

Unless you're a doctor, retired, or the kid of someone who already plays, golf seems like an impossibly boring undertaking. Its only redeeming factor is tooling around a course on a golf cart, or even better, this electric-powered skateboard that's strong enough to carry you and your clubs. » 12/30/13 9:20am 12/30/13 9:20am

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

The Self-Powered Self-Balancing Skateboard, for Lazy Ass Tony Hawks

The Segway is probably never going to change the world the way Dean Kamen had hoped, but at the least it encouraged humanity to dare to dream of a world where we'd never have to balance ourselves ever again. And keeping that dream alive and well is the S-Walker Board. It's like you tossed a skateboard, a balance… » 9/13/13 11:20am 9/13/13 11:20am

This Longboard Stroller Might Help You Fend Off Parental Lameness

Once you have kids your coolness factor starts a slow but inevitable decline towards a lame life of tucking in Polo shirts and constantly stressing over mutual funds. But before your kids reach their teenage years, there are ways to prolong your coolness, like swapping your stroller—as expensive or tricked out as it… » 5/31/13 3:31pm 5/31/13 3:31pm

It's Not Wise To Upset a Skateboarder Riding a Wookiee

It doesn't come with Lucasfilm's or Disney's blessing, but if you're a rabid Star Wars fan with a particular penchant for Chewbacca, Geoff McCleary over at Weird Boards will happily build you this one-of-a-kind Wookiee longboard. It's 44 inches long with a hand-painted bandolier and faux fur completing the look. It's… » 2/26/13 3:20pm 2/26/13 3:20pm

This Skateboard/Motorcycle Hybrid Is a Skinned Knee Factory

The Urban Shredder—possibly the unholy offspring of a motorcycle and skateboard—looks like a cycle shop custom creation designed for only the most extreme/insane riders. But it's actually a ridable Hot Wheels toy, and could be one of the most popular/most expensive/most dangerous toys this Christmas. » 11/19/12 2:20pm 11/19/12 2:20pm