Wow. Skateboard tricks are almost always an individual effort but in this video we see two guys, Mitchie Brusco and Italo Penarrubia, ride their skateboards down a huge ramp, jump in the air at the same time and then switch skateboards with each other while still suspended in the air. It’s totally awesome.
Auto-balancing skateboards, incorrectly but widely known as hoverboards, are this year’s must-have novelty toys for people bored of their selfie sticks. But it would seem they also have use for shoplifters who can’t be bothered to walk.
I imagine when Superman flies around the world, all he sees is a blur as he zooms by. But since we can’t all be Superman, the closest we’ll get to that close first hand blur view is zipping down a street on a longboard at 70mph. But since most of us would never do that either, we’ll just watch this video of Zak Maytum…
The Renaissance. The Industrial Revolution. The Computer Age. Each era of history has produced its own remarkable inventions. What will history remember most clearly about our own epoch? Perhaps the many kooky ways we’ve invented to avoid walking to work.
At this point, it feels like everything that can be hacked, will be hacked: Computers, phones, industrial systems, cars, baby monitors, and now... electric skateboards.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
Chapman Skateboards shows the whole step-by-step process in how they make their boards and it's such a cool process to see. You get to see how the wood pieces bond together into one piece, how the skateboard gets its shape and how it's cut out from the block. I can watch this kind of thing forever.
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.
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.
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…
A few months ago we told you about Movpak, a backpack that's totally unremarkable except for the fold-out electric skateboard hidden inside. Last week, we got to test-ride a prototype ahead of the company's Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for production. Finally, a backpack that carries you.
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.
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.