Friday, November 1, 2013
Sunday, September 8, 2013
S-One helmets is a cool company. They have cool helmet designs as you can see with the "Misfits" helmet above and they have some cool riders wearing their helmets. There is a stigma surrounding helmets and street skating and I don't know if that will ever go away. In some cases, kids are made to wear helmets at skateparks and I am all for that. I mean, if everyone is wearing one it doesn't matter, no big deal. I am embarrassed to say that even I as an adult who's almost 40 years of age even have trouble wearing a helmet around skaters who are not...even in my 30s I have been made fun of for wearing a helmet. It sucks that there are people out there who don't respect it and will crack jokes just to make you feel uncomfortable. Sometimes you just have to take a stand and figure out what is more important...what people think of you or your life. Whenever I was going to try a maneuver that I thought was more dangerous or when I was going to skate terrain like a swimming pool that is obviously more dangerous, I would wear my helmet, but the truth is, you should wear a helmet at all times when riding a skateboard because you never know when something is going to go wrong. I broke my foot doing the smallest trick only a foot off the ground! So invest in a good helmet...check out the video below to see why S-One is who I recommend for protecting your noggin!
Monday, August 12, 2013
This image of a No Comply variation done by Ray Barbee in the Powell Peralta Video "Public Domain" is forever ingrained into my brain. I always try this trick but never get it every time, but when I do get it, man does it feel good and it takes me back to the late 80s when I first learned it. When I do land these, I always get props for it because you just don't see skaters doing them as much. What feels even better is popping one forward off of a parking block. Such a fun trick with usually low risk depending on where you are trying it. :)
I stumbled upon this somewhat old picture of Ben Stiller on a Longboard Skateboard holding an action figure of some kind and a sign. I don't know if this was for a movie or what, but I hadn't seen it before and thought I'd share. :) The pic was on Skateboarder Magazine's tumblr page in April of 2013.