The stuff of dreams is set to become true. A multi-story skatepark is in the pipeline, the first of its kind in the world. Multi-story carparks have long been a haunt of skateboarders, slaloming down through the ramps, grinding the rails and popping kick flips over barriers. These behemoth car storage facilities have lent themselves amazingly well to skateboarding, so taking … [Read more...] about A Multi-Story Skatepark? Plans for World’s First Already Drawn
Bodyboarding has always had a tough time at the hands of its older brother surfing. Back in the 80s when bodyboarding and the Morey Boogie board were gaining popularity most surfers just saw it as a kids toy, something for the groms to practice on before learning to stand up. Just look at how Morey were advertising their boogie boards back in … [Read more...] about The Skid Kids – Flipping the Bird to Bodyboard Discrimination
The quest for a 100% sustainable surfboard recently hit another milestone with the success of a surfboard blank derived entirely from algae oil. A whole bunch of people and organizations came together to make this leap forward in surfboard blank manufacturing a reality, and the results so far have been astonishing. UC San Diego, Arctic Foam, Solazyme, Avila Surfboards and more … [Read more...] about Sustainable Surfing – The World’s First Algae-Based Surfboard
Every once in a while a new idea comes along leaving you thinking, ‘How has it taken so long for this to happen?’ The skateboard truck has been refined over the years, but no major rethink has taken place to change the fundamental design of this integral part of a skateboard. That is, until now. Avenue Trucks is a new skate company that have devoted years to the research and … [Read more...] about Suspension for Your Skateboard? Avenue Trucks Say Yes!
Skateboard manufacturing used to be a closely guarded secret, a process that many skaters has little knowledge of. How the boards were cut, sanded, pressed, printed and laminated. How wheels were poured and moulded. The intricacies of truck and bearing design. Now the doors have been thrown wide open for anyone to see how the worlds best skateboards, wheels, trucks and bearings … [Read more...] about Building a Skateboard – Peralta and Powell Show Us How They Do It