If you haven’t seen them online or at one of St. Petersburg’s daytime markets, such as February’s enormously successful Localtopia, you’ve probably seen them under the fresh kicks of one of St. Petersburg’s many longboarders as they zip down the side of a congested downtown street.
This Saturday, Local Longboarding Company, owned by St. Pete woodworkers/skater dudes Jon Stine and Travis Hise, establishes its presence even more firmly with the opening of a storefront at 659 Central Ave.
The five-year-old company’s store opening event will serve as the first in a series of art shows featuring Local Longboarding Co. boards with one-of-a-kind graphics — from sugar skulls to Ninja Turtles to shrunken heads — all added by local artists.
600 Block neighbors Cycle Brewing, for whom Hise and Stine crafted bars and tables, will provide hoppy refreshments on site while DJ Rozak of Planet Retro (who will also have…
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A sad fact that we all have to face at this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere: winter is nearly over.
Instead of crying into our pillows and spending our days waxing our snowboards, watching videos of ANYONE shredding on the youtube and vimeo, sleeping in till noon because mornings are no fun when there’s no snow… NO MORE. we decided to take action. We decided to invest in a shiny new longboard and lose our longboard virginity, dust off the skates and get ready for summer! Here’s what went down…
The Copenhagen skatepark remains, the vert there will go. You have until May 2014 for one more warm cruise in the centrally heated air. Do you know any other indoor parks with central heating?
I’d like to thank and remember all of the people associated with this place and I look forward to see what comes in place of Bo Larsens ramp. “size does matter”
Spending most of my weekends working in a skate shop, I reckon it’s worth posting a bit about the skate scene in Cardiff. There has been a pretty thriving skate scene in south Wales for some time now. Cardiff itself is home to a number of Skate shops tucked away in the city centres arcades, the longest running being City Surf, an independent store which been around since 1986. As the interest in extreme sports such as skateboarding continues to grow, places like Cardiff are beginning to see the positive effects.
Cardiff is rapidly becoming a thriving hub for the skate scene in south Wales with a number of new skate parks popping up. The barrage skate plaza in Cardiff bay offers a nifty little street park specifically designed by skateboarders for the skateboarders. It see’s action most of the year round (weather permitting) and is usually heaving on a…
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Boatyard Seasonal Jams, Feb 2014
Here’s a video filmed and edited by Rich Sibley from an awesome event to raise much needed funds to improve Falmouth skatepark, which I hasten to add is in dire need of improvement.
Hosted by Seasonal jams it was held at The Rebel Brewing company in Penryn.
It only cost a fiver to get in and there was a marvellous selection of locally brewed ales at only £2.50 a pint. Needless to say the event was super fun and a massive success, helping to raise money and awareness about the need for better skateboard facilities in falmouth.
Seasonal jams are looking at hosting regular events like this is the future so keep your eyes out for that.
You can check out the campaign to get a new skatepark on facebook here: Get Falmouth a new skatepark!
The event was supported by Sessions Surf & Skate…
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Presented by Leica, this series will follow four skateboarders/artists while they go about their craft. Arto Saari has long been my favorite skater and watching his photography career flourish is pure inspiration.
“I tend to take it pretty far sometimes to get what I need to get- whether it be a trick or getting a photo. It definitely goes hand-in-hand.”
Cameron Revier is one of my favorite pro skaters. I like his style, his tricks, and how fast he skates. I like this video because it is up-beat, exciting and filmed at the Venice Beach skate park. One of the best parts of watching Revier skate is how his long hair whips around when he does tricks. It adds that extra little topping to his style, and makes watching him skate even more fun.
This video is super sick. It puts together the highlights of all the videos this company (Blood Orange) made all year. It is mostly fast freeride and Downhill longboarding with some of the best skaters in the industry. Most of the shots were filmed in Laguna Beach and San Francisco.
This video was just posted by the company today. I chose to put this video up not because it is crazy good, but…
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Longboarding. I know many people haven’t heard of it but longboarding is another form of skating, just with a bigger and wider board. Most people use longboards for cruising at the beach but can also be used for downhill races and sliding. Although you can’t do as many tricks as you would do on a skateboard, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any you can’t learn. Most people learn how to slide with a longboard, which is basically drifting, but there are different kinds of longboards which differ in shape in shape and size that allow you to do allot more different tricks than you would on a skateboard.