New York Times technology writer Conor Dougherty hung out with Greg and Jill Henderson, creators of the Hendo Hoverboard. It’s not exactly ready for the Street League, but it does hover and it is a board.
It hovers about an inch above the ground. But when the 190-pound visitor stood atop the 100-pound board, one gentle push was enough to send him spinning across the room over a cushion of air.
Nice to see that is possible. Now, we’ll have to wait until they figure out how to make them turn.
[Link: New York Times]
Seems some skateboard shops will try anything to move product. Recently several Denver skaters have accused 365skateboards.com of offering up sponsorship in exchange for the purchase of a board. When people don’t get the board they ordered their names and personal information was put up on 365skate’s Wall of Shame. The Wall of Shame has been taken down, but the site still appears to be live. Watch the edit for the rest of the story.
[Link: CBS Denver]
Now, thanks to a new game for iOS, we can all skate Carlsbad, or Hollywood High on our iPhones. Here, let Andrew Reynolds explain a little about one of the spots featured in the new Skater app. Click here to download it, or here for more info. This thing actually looks fun. Only problem, it will cost you $4.99.
Raleigh, North Carolina’s Marsh Creek Skatepark will be host to Get Rad For Ray Presented by Endless Grind and 80s themed charity event to celebrate the life and legacy of one of skateboarding’s all-time greats, Ray Underhill on October 18, 2014 (Ray’s birthday) and to raise money for the Ray Underhill Foundation’s efforts to assist family affected by Chordoma.
The world lost Ray in 2008, after his long battle with Chordoma, a rare but relentless spinal cancer. To honor his life, Ray’s family and friends have joined the City Of Raleigh to host the inaugural Get Rad For Ray Presented By Endless Grind skateboarding contest and 80s-themed Legends jam session at the Marsh Creek Skatepark. This will be a free public event to celebrate Ray with an amazing display of local and legendary skate talent, and to raise funds for the Ray Underhill Foundation, which supports NC families affected by Chordoma.
Tony Hawk will be joined by some of the biggest names in skateboarding including: Christian Hosoi, Eddie Elguera, Mike McGill, Ben Raybourn, Kevin Staab, Grant Taylor, Ben Hatchell, and Curren Caples. For all the official details, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Desillusion Magazine’s Pierre David proves once again that he can take any crisp, bright, blue sky day and turn it into the darkest, moodiest, blurriest creepy edit ever with his profile of Vacaville, California’s own Stefan Janoski. If you’re not feeling up enough to wallow in its arty darkness, then please, at least listen to it because Stefan has loads of knowledge to share.
If you didn’t catch Brazil’s Kelvin Hoefler winning $100,000 in the KDC World Championship Street Finals from Kimberley, South Africa yesterday, October 5, 2014, then here is all two hours of if cued up and ready for Monday morning viewing. Follow the jump for the official word from KDC and complete street results. [click to continue…]
Over the weekend Kimberley, South Africa was host to the Kimberly Diamond Cup World Skateboarding Championships. And in the vert skateboarding division (yes, people still skate vert ramps) Jimmy Wilkins rolled away with the title and a $35,000 check.
We’re not normally all that into watching downhill skateboarding videos. And we started this one with some skepticism. We sat through the clips of the ghost town and were about to turn it off when we saw James Kelly begin bombing down the Pass and then it got crazy. Arbor Skateboard’s James Kelly man handled the whole thing. Watch and cringe.
[Link: Arbor Skateboards]
Last week The Hundreds‘ Mac Sandefur interviewed Dave Bergthold about his new Skate Crate project. As many know, Dave B is never one to boast about how deep his roots in skateboarding go, or how many of today’s skateboard industry leaders got their start working, or skating for him. That’s why it’s nice to see The Hundreds get in and ask the questions, shoot the photos, and get it done so the rest of the world can hear the story straight from Bergthold’s mouth — not only the history of Blockhead, but also the genesis for the now funded Skate Crate kickstarter project. Click the link and check it.
[Link: The Hundreds]