Just enjoy the ride!

Never mind the circus-show tricks, screw the dare-devil stunts, and the right clothes... Just enjoy the ride.


Great skate spots - Indoor bowls

There some bucket-list worthy indoor bowls out there. Just looking at these pictures trigger daydreams of long imaginary sessions. Hopefully you can get to ride some irl... Here they are in no particular order: (FYI, many of these are in great looking parks that have a lot more than these bowls. Also, the list focuses on shallower bowls. There are many great looking deeper bowls out there too but we find that these bowls are more accessible and fun for most skaters.)

1. Transgression Park Bowl in Edinburgh, Scotland


Source
Visit their website for all info, address, prices, etc...

2. Woodward Beijing, China


Visit their website for all info, address, prices, etc...

3. Quaker Street Bowl by Benedict Radcliffe
Currently in Just Ramps Skatepark in Wolverhampton, England



4. Commonwealth Skatepark in Portland, OR, USA


All concrete indoor park. Website for all info.

5. Prevail Skatehouse in Dorset, England


Large park. Check their website for all info.

6. Revolution Skatepark - Climbing Centre in Kent, England



Skateboarding illustrations

With videos, editing, cinematography, music, board graphics, etc...skateboarding culture has a big space reserved for art. And art of the best kind, that is not (as) corrupted by commerce and pretentious bs.

Here are some illustrations that pay homage to skateboarding:

^ Tintin would totally be a skater imo.
Illustration by Elga Rizkhiyana (source)

^ Way to capture the kick-flip!
Awesome llustration by Scott Martin, aka Burnt Toast Creative (source)


^ Skater storm trooper. May not be able to shoot anything but hits the park all the time.
Illustration by Jonathan Bergeron (source for both illustrations)



^ I always thought of Bones Ripper as a jolly dude. Maybe Yoda
would have been a better substitute :)
Also by Jonathan Bergeron

^ Good ride to you, too, gentle sir!
By Christopher Jacques (source)


Everyday is leg day

Make everyday a leg day, and make sure you exercise with your buddies for best results. :)


Image source: Created by Sk8 All using image from Bureo's instagram feed

Codebase: Stylish video from Öctagon & Vans

The black and white video is quite stylish with great camera work and futuristic looking spots. It may be equally interesting to skaters and architects alike. It's always good to see some cool looking spots.

Here's an awesome preview for the feel of the video - an uber stylish melon grab


Here's the video. BEWARE: the skating starts about 1:44 into the video.

CODEBASE

Deep in the highest security labs of the Öctagon system headquarters, scientists from the Vans unit have been busy with a new confidential program known as “Codebase”. They are the gatekeepers of the system built to keep individuals under control. Their role is crucial to maintain order by making human beings comply with the data they receive.

Codebase is conducted by the corporation in an attempt to create a new version of plugs aiming at improving surveillance within the system. Technological progress made in this post-modernist era now enable these plugs to be mounted straight onto individual’s feet in order to precisely track their movements.

FEATURING : YEELEN MOENS / JOSEPH BIAIS / VALENTIN BAUER


SOUND DESIGN & COMPOSITION : Antoine Boucherikha

MASTERING : Pyramide Studio

Skater girl Leticia Bufoni

Little by little it is becoming possible for women to live off of skateboarding and Leticia Bufoni is doing just that quite well. She has many trophies from giant contests like the X Games and the SLS along with a long and impressive list of sponsors... All that aside, what I really enjoy and appreciate about all this is that the more female skaters make it big, the more female skaters we see everywhere, and the whole scene benefits from that. Feminism and ideologies aside, skateboarding happens to be great fun and if more girls and women feel like they can enjoy skating without battling stigmas or feeling like they're the odd ones participating in a "boys" activity the happier we would all be. Leticia Bufoni is one of those important players opening skating's doors to the whole population. Kudos for that to Leticia and to female skaters everywhere!

^Big and proper melon grab (source)



Jackson Dorian skating a mini ramp

This little shredder is Jackson Dorian, the surf legend Shane Dorian's son. He does more surfing than skating but he's really good on a skateboard too -even without shoes!



Nice setting for a mini ramp. Video is from Jackson Dorian's instagram.