13th Annual Zumiez Couch Tour - an epic day filled with buzz-worthy live music, pro skateboard demos, celebrity meet and greets, am skateboard contests, DIY activities, and free giveaways from amazing sponsors. Read more about the 13th Annual Zumiez Couch Tour.
Interview with William Spencer - William Spencer is an internationally renowned skateboarder, stunt actor and director. He worked on skate stunts and stunt-doubling for movies such as The Amazing Spider-Man, Project X, Jonah Hex, CSI: NY and The Kids Are All Right. William Spencer has traveled all over the world and carved out a niche in story-telling that uses motion and action to help people feel stories in a different way. William Spencer has been widely recognized in the skateboarding sub-culture as a master of his art. He has worked with Richie Jackson, The Berrics and Substance Over Hype to produce skate videos over the past few years, many of which have gone viral.
BoardPusher is a company that offers custom printed skateboards with whatever graphics on them that YOU choose. This means, you can make your deck look like … anything you want! To try this out, I jumped onto the BoardPusher website, and created a deck for myself. I wanted to see how good the quality was, and how easy it was to use their tools – and I was very impressed. Read this article about BoardPusher custom skateboard decks for more...
Getting a skatepark built in your town probably feels like an impossible hurdle. However, it CAN be done! Skateparks are popping up all over the world, with thousands in the US alone. How do you get a skatepark built in your town? It's actually not that huge of a task. It'll take some work, but the work is worth it. Read How to Get a Skatepark Built in Your Town to find out more...
Rob Dyrdek brings a cartoon comedy, set against the exciting backdrop of the sport of skateboarding, to Nicktoons with the new series, Wild Grinders. Inspired by Dyrdek's real-life experiences, each original half-hour episode follows the adventures of a group of friends... read more about Wild Grinders Cartoon!
Having your own skateboard ramps and obstacles at home is a great idea. You can skate on them any time you want, position them to practice stuff on over and over without being bothered, and even set them up in your garage and skate on them when it’s raining or cold out! Buy what about the laws and rules involved? Read this article for help with buying or building a ramp or obstacle, and help with understanding the rules and laws involved.
2012 Dew Tour Toyota Championships - The Dew Tour Toyota City Championships will be showcased across 11 broadcast hours on NBC and NBC Sports Network and across an all-new digital platform with live streaming, plus exclusive behind the scenes and in-depth content on dewtour.com.
New Tungsten Skate Bearings Provide Skateboarders With Improved Technology While at the Same Time Promote Unique Peace Initiative Churchill Manufacturing has just introduced Tungsten Bearings. These bearings are unusual for many different reasons, not the least of which is the fact that they are found in classified military weaponry.
Rob Dyrdek's Street League Skateboarding Championship - Street League Skateboarding (SLS) is the premier professional skateboarding contest series worldwide. Founded by 20-year professional skateboarder and entrepreneur, Rob Dyrdek, Street League features 24 of the world's top street skateboarders competing exclusively for a groundbreaking $1.6 million
Skateboarding for Peace! What would happen if you took 30 skateboards and 30 helmets and brought them to kids in Israel and the Palestinian Territories? A group of skaters did just that - this is their story!
The 2012 DC Street League's final stop was a huge success, setting up for the 2012 Street League Finals. Fans were on the edge of their seats during the last section of the finals as Rodriguez went trick for trick with Chris Cole, Ryan Sheckler, and Shane O’Neill.
Windells is located on Mount Hood in Oregon, close to Portland. Windells offers skate specific programs December through August, plus snowboarding and skiing camps throughout the year. They have holiday, winter, spring, and summer camps for all ages and abilities, including adult-only classes. The classes run about a week long each.
Longboarding For Peace In The Middle East - Search-Spark-Stoke Tour 2012 Coming to Israel and the West Bank. A unique peace building initiative will take place throughout the month of July, bringing the joys of longboard skateboarding to children and teens in Israel and the West Bank.
2012 Street League Schedule - The Street League DC Pro Tour Fueled by Monster Energy continues to present the largest purse and highest stakes in all of competitive skateboarding with 24 of the best professional skateboarders in the world competing for more than $1.6MM in prize money and the title as Street League Champion.
2012 Dew Tour New Format and Schedule - The Dew Tour announces their 2012 schedule and new format. Check out the official release here for complete info.
Gatorade Free Flow tour is an amateur skateboarding and BMX competition that tours around the United States, with stops all over the country. The competitions are open to any amateur skater or rider aged 18 or under. Win a spot at the Free Flow Tour finals, and then win a Wild Card spot in the finals of the Dew Action Sports Tour, skateboarding or riding against the pros!! The Free Flow Tour is hanging out over $7000 in cash prizes, along with tons of free skateboarding gear and other stuff.
PhatBlox is a system that strengthens skateboards and longboards. The PhatBlox system works with already existing boards, so you can still get the board you like. PhatBlox is a system that utilizes basic laws of physics to strengthen and stabilize a longboard skateboard. Since longboard manufactures have addressed the aspect of board flexibility in some limited manner, we suggest that PhatBlox simply enhances what already exists.
Opening Your Own Skateboard Shop Help and Advice - get some easy simple instructions and advice on how to open your own skateboard shop from three guys who have been in the business, and who know what to avoid and what to do! Starting and opening your own skateboarding shop is easy - read this article for some advice to follow when opening up your own store!
When it comes to ranking skateboarders, the process can be a little fuzzy. Well, more like a LOT fuzzy! How do you tell? They weigh each of their own sanctioned, pointed events the same, and then balance them all out. See the top 5 skaters for 2011 in each division!
Following Pro Skater Twitter Tweets can be a lot of fun - you never know what they'll tweet! Maybe they'll mention where they're demoing, or just skating for fun. Maybe they'll tweet about their new projects or gear. Or the pro skaters will just tweet something funny! Check out this huge list of pro skater's twitter accounts, and follow some!
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground Video Game Preview - hear all about the new Tony Hawk game, Tony Hawk's Proving Ground. Hear about gameplay, online play, what the game looks like, feels like, and if you should get Tony Hawk's Proving Ground for XBox 360 or Playstation 3!
Make Your Own Skateboarding Costume for Halloween! Whether it's Halloween, you're going to a party, or you just want to look like someone the police would take an interest in, for anyone out there who wants to dress up like a skater, here're some ideas!
Sonic Generations of Skate, a brand new contest, coming to the heart of the Venice Beach boardwalk! Sonic Generations of Skate is a completely unique team competition that pays homage to the three generations of vert skaters that have come through So Cal over the past few decades. Each team consists of one 40-something skater (first generation), one 30-something skater (second generation) and one teen/20-something skater (third generation) competing against other teams with the same mix.
The Ian Tillman Foundation was founded in memory of a skater who died by falling off of his skateboard while not wearing a helmet. It sounds shocking that someone could actualy die from simply falling off a board, but it's true. The foundation works to raise helmet safety awareness and hosts skate contests.
June 21st is Go Skateboarding Day. Began in 2004 by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC), Go Skateboarding Day is a day for anyone and everyone to take a break from everything, get together with family and friends and go skateboarding. Go Skateboarding Day is June 21st which happens to be the first day of summer in North America. Read this article to find out more about Go Skateboarding Day.