One of the things people ask me from time to time is if I could help them put on a skateboarding event of some kind. Usually the request comes from a church or some youth organization that is typically looking to organize a skateboarding contest or jam to reach local kids. The ambition these folks […]
When I got my first skateboard on Christmas Day of 2000, I had little awareness of the skateboarding industry. I knew who Tony Hawk and a few other vert skaters were, I had seen the X Games on television, and I had played video games like Grind Session and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. However, I […]
Whether the purists like it or not, physical performance is becoming more and more important in the world of skateboarding. There will always be a community of skateboarders who skate simply for the love of it. However, more and more participants are starting to care about the maximizing their physical abilities to become better riders.
I’ve been skateboarding for about 10 years. I got started with the sport in the suburbs of Indianapolis and have lived in the state every since. When I started, skateparks around the state were few and far between. Most of them were not public, small, crowded, and expensive for a 13 year old’s meager budget.
Roughly 6 years ago, the potential for becoming a summer olympic event became a hot-button topic in the world of skateboarding. Danny Way had just become the first skateboarder and only to launch across the Great Wall of China and the 2008 Beijing Olympiad was just around the corner, so it made sense to start […]
Regrettably, I haven’t done a whole lot of blogging recently. Of course there are a million and one excuses under the sun as to why that might be, but excuses don’t really hold a whole lot of water with most people. However, one of the more positive “distractions” has been what I like to call […]
Thrasher Magazine‘s Skater of the Year Award is the most prestigious and respected award in all of skateboarding. The other week, editor-in-chief Jake Phelps made it known that Alien Workshop/Nike SB pro Grant Taylor was this year’s recipient.
I was watching TV tonight and saw the new commercial for Stride Gum. Although Shaun White made an appearance, Clint Peterson, one of my favorite skateboarders, stole the show chasing the an actor refusing to try the new Stride Gum. Check out the video: