The opening title credits for “Rodney Mullen Vs. Daewon Song” fly onto the screen like text in a remedial PowerPoint presentation. The picture is grainy, as almost all VHS tapes were, and cuts bounce into each other instead of sliding with contemporary digital smoothness. The black background and white lettering is…
Photographer Adrienne D. Williams grew up in the white suburbs of metro Detroit where she often felt like an outsider. She loved skater culture but never felt comfortable enough to get on a deck herself. Instead, she grew up on the periphery, taking photographs to feel like a part of the scene while still maintaining…
Chad Johnson, ex-NFL receiver and former Chad Ochocinco, went skateboarding in Atlanta this weekend and inadvertently produced a flawless piece of physical comedy:
Attention, attention, we have incoming sports news. This dog has just been elected mayor of San Francisco.
Skateboarders congregated at San Francisco’s Dolores Park in the Mission Tuesday to race down the street, but it wasn’t too long before police showed up.
If you follow the skateboarding dog scene, you’ve probably noticed that most of the world’s elite skateboarding dogs are bulldogs. World record-holding shredder Otto is an English bulldog from Peru, and he’s the same breed as Tillman, perhaps the most famous skateboarding dog of all time.
Until a week ago, the fastest any human had ever gone on a skateboard was 80 MPH. That is fast enough to leave you streaked across a generous stretch of road should you fall, but it was not nearly as mega gnarly as Kyle Wester’s 89.4 MPH shred that he pulled off on August 29.
Seventeen years ago, extreme sports ambassador and titular Pro Skater Tony Hawk pulled off the 900 revolution at the 1999 X-Games. The trick involves rotating the board two and a half times while midair (and in normal gravity), and Hawk struggled with it back in his spry days. Now 48, he gives it the old college try.
The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will probably not be a comprehensive shitstorm like these 2016 Games are shaping up to be, but there is a decent chance they will be much more rad, thanks to the new sports that could get added to the program. Five sports have made it through to the final round of whatever…
Woolley showed me this. It starts out weird but gets very impressive.
Something incredible happened this week in Peru: an English bulldog named Otto set the new world record for “longest human tunnel traveled through by a skateboarding dog.” Otto, we salute you.
What else do you need to know? Just look at the headline again.
Warning: the following picture is kind of gross. But if you're interested in a strange object jutting from a gash in Tony Hawk's leg that looks like Jupiter's Great Red Spot, check out the uncropped pic:
A lot was going on last week. The world mourned the death of both Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall. The world then turned its horrified eyes to Ferguson, MO and witnessed shocking events unfolding in real time. Lost among those very important stories was the passing of a true sports pioneer. Jay Adams died last week…
Cody Cepeda and his cold, dead eyes beat Tom Asta yesterday in Battle At The Berrics VII, S to S-K-A-T-E. Cepeda's coup de grace was a nollie halfcab double flip. He enters the final four as the the only "Joe," or non-sponsored skater, in the "Pros Vs. Joes" contest. The last rounds will be livestreamed on June 13 at…
As extreme sports go bigger and bigger, their athletes are getting younger and younger. Sabre Norris, a 9-year-old from New South Wales, Australia, just landed her first 540 air on a halfpipe.
Cody Cepeda does not celebrate as he embarrasses professional skateboarders. At Battle At The Berrics VII, the skateboarding adaptation of basketball's HORSE, just the briefest of emotion flickers across his face—a faint grimace or smile—when he misses a trick or beats the hell out of some unsuspecting pro. But then…
Do not try what these rooftop skateboarders did, but enjoy what the result of what they did.