It’s always to good to see people doing real stuff (not that sitting in front of a monitor and copying and pasting links isn’t real). Josh Oldenburg makes surfboards by hand in San Diego, California and he seems to enjoy it. We enjoy watching him. You probably will, too. Click the arrow why don’t you.
(Editors’ Note: it’s pronounced “Salvador” in case you were wondering. Vowels still aren’t cool in some circles.)
Skaters who also run or ride bikes know of the addictive nature of an app called Strava. Well, now skateboarders can track their own action on a similar app called Syrmo.
With the addition of some tech that mounts underneath your truck (including an accelerometer, gyroscope, and barometer) Syrmo will record the motion of your skateboard and save it on a smartphone app for logging, sharing, comparing and review.
So far, we haven’t seen any action trackers that work well enough to be useful, but maybe this is the one. We look forward to trying it.
Was it the iconic Go Skateboarding Day image that caused all this? Or, could it be that Southern California traffic has gotten so bad that people refuse to simply sit in their cars for hours at a time. Having had personal experience with the California Highway Patrol and their strangely flawed belief that they do indeed personally own the freeways of California we can say this, just don’t get caught. If you don’t believe us, ask Don Brown.
It’s turning into a board movie summer. Here’s a tease of the film The Land produced by Nas and pretty well received at Sundance, according to a story on The Root.
The movie follows the turbulent lives of four teens who have aspirations of becoming professional skateboarders but who find that the streets of Cleveland aren’t the easiest to break from. Lendeborg stars as Cisco, a teen who uses skateboarding as an escape mechanism but lands in trouble with his friends when they steal and sell Molly (the drug) to raise money for a skateboarding competition.
The film stars The Wire’s Michael K. Williams, Erykah Badu, Machine Gun Kelly and Sons of Anarchy’s Kim Coates, along with Jorge Lendeborg Jr. The Land is scheduled to be released on July 29, 2016.
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As if Southern California needed one more reason to sell off, pack up, and move to Central Oregon, the city of Bend, (or as we call it “Encinitas Norte”) now has a working, surfable wave in their new Deschutes River Park. Gerry Lopez, Josh Dirksen, GoPro Jaymo, and Kea Eubank were putting a few good lines down last week, but just think how long that line is going to get in the middle of July.
Yes, Dave Lee and the Signal Snowboards crew are kicking off a sixth season of their Youtube hit show, Every Third Thursday. And this time it’s about “shape shifting” and welcoming Billy Anderson to Signal as their new brand director.
Shape Shifting in a slightly new direction this year we tackle new board concepts, new collaborations and the opportunity to build a few boards that ultimately have the potential to make it to the production line and in our case Signal’s new Snowboard Subscription. Sure, some board builds this year may be too far out there for the public, but after five years and 53 concept boards it’s time to dig deep and come up with a new season that inspires, entertains and has a lot of fun along the way!