I started skateboarding at 12 or 13 years old, which was 4 or 5 years before suburban America’s skatepark boom. While my town didn’t have a skatepark at the time, there was a public outdoor park about 45 minutes from my house. There was an indoor skatepark about the same distance away. While my dad […]
At some point in adulthood, usually after you complete the highest level of education you intend on pursuing, life speeds up and memories seem more distant. When I look at the list of video parts below, I think to myself, “I can’t believe that was 11 years ago.” (2003 was a great year for skate […]
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.
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 […]
Last Friday and Saturday I did something I’ve never done before… heck, no one has ever done before… that was to ride a skateboard across the state of Indiana. Over the last few months I had spent hours upon hours preparing for and promoting the solo ride for charity.
There are many of us who thirst for challenge. We love pursuing things that stimulate ever facet of our senses; the rush of hurdling into the unknown, the reward of overcoming self-doubt, and the renewed enthusiasm that comes from doing something that stretches us to be our best.