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12.22.10 Marina Galperina

Flaccid, crushed and dripping melted parts — no, this is not your skateboard on acid. In the ceramic series by Apparatu and Alex Trochut, see them bend it out with Skate Fails and comment on the “destructibility” of objects. Each skate fail looks like a precarious ride and knowing the warped boards are solid underneath […]

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08.27.10 Marina Galperina

The Booooooom Hack Job skateboard building contest is in full swing. Think you can clobber a craptastical oddity of a skateboard from found materials? Then check out the latest rollers and submit your own. Double props if it’s functional. […]

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07.08.10 Marina Galperina

Chicago just got a 30-foot eyeball. Here’s a bunch of guys riding the world’s biggest skateboard recently. The president of Kazakhstan just stuffed a mini-city, a mall, a water park, Andrea Bocelli and fireworks into the world’s biggest tent. Everyone is going BIG. […]

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06.16.10 Marina Galperina

Japanese artist  duo Haroshi sculpt all breeds of used and wrecked skateboard decks into colorful sculptures. Beneath the cut, shaved, painted, polished forms, each sculpture has been imbued with a soul – a broken skateboard bit in its center. Having your board reborn as a moose? Now, that’s a way to bury your pro dreams […]

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11.25.09 Will Sherman

What could be more fun than getting dusted and skating around? For this short video, “Wizard Smoke,” a bunch of powdered skateboarders ride ramps and ledges, leaving colorful clouds in their wake. Watch them chalk up some tricks. […]

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11.17.09 Will Sherman

WK Interact offers his sage advice for doomsday prophesiers: kill yourself. “If you believe the world will end in 2012 and you can’t do anything about it, maybe it’s better to blow yourself up when you feel like it.” More than likely, the New York-based street artist is only being so fatalist for the sake […]

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11.04.09 Will Sherman

Skateboarder Anthony Pappalardo attempts the challenge of riding the “Circle Board” around New York in this video by William Strobeck. As you’ll see, the art contraption is a potentially life-ending ride for anyone but it’s creator, Mark Gonzales, seen popping over curbs in the final clip. The nine-board construction is currently on display at Gonzales’ […]

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10.16.09 Will Sherman

The Brooklyn Banks, the famed Manhattan skate park below the Brooklyn Bridge, is being shut down. Immortalized as a practice spot for toys, the park will become “a staging area during the Brooklyn Bridge reconstruction” and reopen in 2014, according to the Downtown Express. Skaters, BMX riders and fixed gear freestylers: enjoy it while you […]

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10.06.09 Will Sherman

Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson designed a new skateboard deck for Mekanism. Known for his East River tree-killing waterfall sculptures, Eliasson continues using liquid inspiration for “Your Mercury Ocean”: a 100 board series covered top and bottom with a reflective silver wave texture. Collectors will have to choose between function and aesthetics as they decide between […]

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07.24.09 Will Sherman

After 20 years selling streetwear and skateboards on Spring Street, Union NYC is done. Founded by James Jebbia, who also owns cult skateboard brand Supreme, he plans on turning the 176 Spring Street location into another store he’s familiar with owning: Stussy. […]

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