The Skate Park in SLO is Finally Open!

Originally posted on Live SLO:

In 2007, 200 skateboarders showed up to SLO City Hall to say that the old wooden ramps wouldn’t do and the city needed to invest in a real skate park, or so the story goes. Eight years and $2.2 million later, the grand opening of the new SLO skate park was this weekend. The park features 15,500 square-feet of skate-able concrete, an outdoor amphitheater, and public art for people to enjoy. It is located in Santa Rosa park off Santa Rosa between the 101 and Foothill Blvd.

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The grand opening was a pretty awesome event with food trucks, live bands and dj’s, a pro skate and vendors booths. From a design aspect the park is really quite beautiful and coming from someone who doesn’t know a lot about skateboarding, looks like it has a ton of fun things to skate!

DSCN5677 So many people were there!

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What’s Your Longboard Riding Style? – Tricks Get Applause, Style Gets Respect

Originally posted on Longboards USA:

Longboarding is fun and what you do on your board is just limited by your own imagination (and some physics), but much is possible.

There are many ways to ride your longboard. Understanding what you want to do on your board will help to pick the board most appropriate one for that activity.  Sometimes you might find out you really need 2 or more board to optimize your ride, but lets start figuring out your main style first.

Many riding styles morph into each other and most people enjoy and ride multiple styles.
Some of the separation is kind of artificial, however each style has some characteristics which set them aside from the others.

In general you see 4 main riding styles, which are:

  • Cruising
  • Freestyle
  • Free ride
  • Downhill

Cruising is the activity most longboarders start out with. You go around town, the campus, sidewalk or wherever you have some…

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Teen skateboards into traffic, hit by car in Statesville

Originally posted on myfox8.com:

STATESVILLE, N.C. — A teenager has life-threatening injuries after authorities said a rode a skateboard into traffic and was hit by a car Saturday in Statesville.

WSOC reported that the 13-year-old victim was going down a steep hill and went into traffic at about 11:30 a.m.

The teenager was hit by a car in an intersection and airlifted to the hospital, according to police.

Police are still investigating, but the driver is not likely to face charges. Police said the teen was from out of town and staying with family in the area.

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Which Shape Is Your Longboard Riding Style?

Originally posted on Longboards USA:

Your riding style is determined by how you ride your longboard.
when you know your style you can start to pick a shape. Luckily there are many shapes for every style.

Last time we wrote about the styles in “What’s Your Longboard Riding Style? – Tricks Get Applause, Style Gets Respect” so this time we look at the board shapes.

Boards are available in hundreds if not thousands of shapes, and every month it seems new ones are added. Shaping a boards is something many people enjoy and for one-offs pretty easy to do.  Weird and crazy shapes are available like boards in the shape of one of the 50 US states, as a rockets or thunderbolt, from triangles and rectangles to batman logos and so on (some example on our Pinterest board: different shaped longboards. You can probably find several shapes you really like.

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Mass. teen re-adjusts after brain injury from skateboard accident

#ZBoard 2: The Most Advanced Electric #Skateboard

Originally posted on Contests & Variety from Casey:

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The Story of the ZBoard2

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