Books, CDs and Games
New Skateboarding App Opens Skatepark Possibilities
Nike SB’s new skateboarding app will turn skateparks into real-world video games. REad more about it here in this skateboarding news report by nike skateboarding.
Super Heat: Throwdown Skateboarding Card Game
The Super Heat: Throwdown Skateboarding Card Game is a new collectible card game that you can collect and play with your friends. Skateboarding card games are tough to make successful, but this one has the best chance I've seen. The Super Heat: Throwdown Skateboarding Card Game cards are full photos of pro skaters, and look cool! Check out...
Stalefish - Skateboard Culture from the Rejects Who Made It
Stalefish is the most enjoyable skateboarding book I've ever read. Stalefish - Skateboard Culture from the Rejects Who Made It is an honest, gritty and funny collection of stories and reflections from the biggest names in skateboarding. Skateboarders of all ages should definitely read Stalefish, and will certainly enjoy it!
EA Skate Video Game Review
EA Skate is a fun skateboarding game, but hard to master. Which, in my opinion, adds to the fun! EA Skate goes for a more realistic skateboarding experience, using Next Gen gaming system's advanced controls to try and simulate skateboarding. The graphics are beautiful, the game has plenty of extra features, and if you are looking for a skateboarding simulation game, you won't be disappointed with EA Skate.
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground Video Game Review
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground Video Game Review - Tony Hawk's Proving Ground is a good game, but it's been getting bashed left and right in reviews. The reason? Well, read this review to find out more. But to be fair, Tony Hawk's Proving Ground is a GOOD game. If you like Tony Hawk games, you'll probably love it. Mostly Tony Hawk's Proving Ground is simply the next installment of the Tony Hawk series, and is a good game.
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground Video Game Preview
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!
STOKED! Skateboarding Must Die Collectable Trading Card Game (TCG / CCG) Review
Skateboarding Must Die is the first edition of the STOKED! trading card game (TCG / CCG) system, geared for and featuring skateboarding as the main theme. The first two runs of cards for STOKED!: Skateboarding Must Die are called Vegalas and Socalia, and feature some real art from Birdhouse skateboards, and cartoon versions of Birdhouse riders Willy Santos and Brian Sumner. STOKED! is made by Sir Mantaplay. Read more about the STOKED! Skateboarding Must Die Collectable Trading Card Game.
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland Video Game Review
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland is the latest game in the Tony Hawk franchise, following the rediculously popular Tony Hawk Pro Skater series (THPS 1 through 4), and Tony Hawk's Underground 1 and 2 (THUG). Tony Hawk's American Wasteland is available on X Box, Playstation and Gamecube, with an updated version for X Box 360 comming out, and versions for Gameboy and PSP on the way, too (Tony Hawk's American Sk8land). REad this review for more about Tony Hawk's American Wasteland.
The Legacy of Warren Bolster Book
"The Legacy of Warren Bolster, Master of Skateboarding Photography" is a limited edition 160 page hard cover book showcasing some of Warren's finest skateboarding photos from the 1975 to 1978.
Disposable - A History of Skateboard Art - Book Review
Disposable - A History of Skateboard Art is 228 pages of full color, featuring over 1000 skateboard graphics from over the last 30 years. But the book is far more than a gallery of photos - longtime skateboard artist Sean Cliver gives his insights into the history of the art, and also into the evolution of the industry. Disposable, A History of Skateboard Art is packed with long quotes from pro skaters, and opens a window into more than just the art, but the heart and history of skateboarding.
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 - Console Game Review
The Tony Hawk games dynasty has dominated the video game world for years, and been only barely contested. The Tony Hawk Pro Skater games let you play the role of your favorite pro, or let you make up your own character and try to compete your way to the top. Tony Hawk's Underground took players deeper into the experience with role playing aspects, and players tried to prove themselves as a rookie skater. Tony Hawk's Underground 2 takes another turn - bigger, better, and much much crazier.
Tony Hawk Underground
Tony Hawk Underground (THUG) departs from the usual Tony Hawk Pro Skater series quite a bit. It still has the huge tricks, the combos, similar controls and feel, but it plays more like an role playin game than the older Pro Skater games. The game pulls players into the world of becoming a pro skater. You start the game as an amateur skater with no sponsors, and as the game progresses you add sponsors, learn new tricks, and meet famous pro skaters. It's a fun and creative game.
Bones Brigade Video Tunes CD
Back in the 80s, a series of skateboard videos hit the scene - Bones Brigade Video Show, Future Primitive and Animal Chin. If you remember these videos, you'll love this CD - 25 songs from these early skate videos, all original and made for the movies. A great old school compilation for any old school skater, or for newer skaters who want to own a piece of history. This was the start of it all.
Steve Caballero Bandology Vol.1 CD
This CD is a collection of music from four bands that Steve Caballero was involved in - The Faction, Odd Man Out, Shovelhead and Soda. (bands spanning from 1982 to 1996), plus two bonus songs. The CD has a huge variety from punk to rock, and since Steve plays guitars and bass, there's even variety in the vocals on the CD.
Skateboard Mom Children's Book Review
Skateboard Mom is a children's book written by Barbara Odanaka and illustrated by JoAnn Adinolfi. The story features a boy who gets a skateboard for his 8th birthday, only to have his mom whisk the skateboard off and start riding like a pro! The story has a great message and a funny ending - all written in a catchy rhyme that should keep any kid interested. The art is strange, but catchy - for children's books, this one is a great choice - from the Penguin Group, and G. P. Putnam's Sons.
The Beginners Guide To Building Ramps Book
Brandon Cardone is the designer of East Coast Terminal - one of the largest indoor skate parks in the eastern US. Using all of this knowledge and experience, Cardone has written a 54 page book on building large skate ramps that is available for download in PDF format for US $8 from his site.