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Skateboarding v.s The Olympics

May 19, 2017

The proposal of Skateboarding and surfing in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 leaves the skateboard world dry in the mouth. Skateboarding has its many faces, so who will the chosen ones be? Who will prevail? There has been discrepancies in the past with athletes like Ben Raybourn getting lowballed in the 2015 X Games . With new athletes with unique styles and tricks coming out into the global playing field how can we integrate judging without segregation?  How will big ticket corporations like banks and credit card companies fit in with the so called "sport" of skateboarding? How will core brands weasel there way into this new challenge? On the flip side, how will core skaters react? When there are strict rules... Continue Reading →

The Unknown Future of New Jersey's Infamous D.I.Y Spot, Shorty's

May 18, 2017

In Skateboarding's history, D.I.Y Skateparks can go unknown for years but some of them grow out of the ruble and create landmarks that attract skaters from all over the world. From Thrasher King of the road to glorified art shows these D.I.Y spots often see traffic that could be viewed as a tourism hotspot. Canada has a few famous D.I.Y's like Leeside (Vancouver) and Project45 (Montreal) but there are pop up spots everywhere and if you lurked hard enough there is one in every city. The sad truth about these D.I.Y spots is that there is often a timeline associated with them, and like Shorty's in New Jersey, skaters that have poured blood, sweat and tears into these spots have... Continue Reading →

DAEWON SONG - Inducted into Skateboarding Hall of Fame

May 16, 2017

After years (decades) of proper wizard tricks and shred savagery Daewon Song is finally etched in the history of skateboarding. Daewon is a groundbreaking skateboarder who has been able to bend time and space with his mind-altering technical skateboarding. If you don't know who this brainchild is, a quick google search will turn your brain into mush! Since Daewon was inducted to into the 90's division, here is a 90's tribute, enjoy.  For some fun facts on Daewon check out Almost Skateboards article by Sean Mortimer. Continue Reading →

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