A new foot braking system for skateboards has been released by Brakeboard, a company based in Australia. This was especially designed for long boards. Long boards have risen immensely in popularity as of late in the world of skateboarding. This is the first internal foot brake in the world. Brakeboard has truly broken ground with the release of this mechanism. While this development is sure to attract even more people to long boarding, nobody will be happier than parents with the addition of this safety mechanism. Now there is no need to panic when seeing their child skate downhill.
When it comes to the components of the Brakeboard system, there are matching front and rear axles as well as brake mechanisms in the rear axle. It is very easy to fit the kit onto an existing long board. Brakeboard also offers long boards that are already fully assembled with the kit. It all depends on your preference. The system utilizes a foot pedal which riders press their body weight upon to control speed or stop the board completely. One can only hope that more developments come from companies for the safety and convenience of skateboarders around the world.
It seems that the goal to build a skateboard park in Saranac Lake has encountered a number of complications. Initially, the plan of the village Board of Trustees was to put up the skate park between Community Bank and Twin D automotive. The skate park is designed to take up 7,000+ square feet. This means compromising at least six parking spaces.
However, a discovery was recently made indicating that building the skateboard park on the site would actually only allow for 5,200 feet. This is insufficient for a decent skateboard park. Village trustee Barbara Rice released a statement saying that these constraints were not taken into consideration before. At present, the construction and discussion of the skateboard has been postponed by the board. This is because the board realizes that they will need intelligent discussion and want to go about it the proper way. All around the country, the construction of skateboard parks is on the rise as people understand that it is a more favourable outlet and more beneficial activity than staying indoors all day and playing video games. Here’s to hoping that the plans to put up the skateboard park in Saranac Lake pan out!
Haroshi is a 35-year-old from Tokyo, Japan who taught himself how to sculpt. For his latest creation, he uses materials from broken skateboards to create breathtaking wooden sculptures that leave many in awe. Haroshi has been an avid skateboarder since he was 15 and thanks to his hobby, he was left with a large collection of broken decks and parts. One decade later, he was challenged by a friend to do something with the remnants. His first creation was a bracelet.
Today, there’s no end to the size, color and design of the sculptures he has formed. Some of these include Airwalk sneakers, skateboarding cats, skulls, demons, and more. Haroshi says that it takes him a lot of time to craft and construct each piece which is why he has only come up with around 40 pieces. Some of the instruments that Haroshi uses are a sander, Japanese carving instruments, and chisels. He also applies laminates to the wood at times to produce a variety of finishes. It cannot be denied that despite having no formal training, Haroshi has seen success. His work has displayed in galleries in Tokyo, London and New York.
While skateboards are all the rage as of late and have been popular for several decades now, it looks like the trend is now going to reach Africa. A 19 year old named Justice Kellenberger from St. John’s United Methodist Church will be heading there next week with his mom and a team of dentists for outreach purposes. Justice Kellenberger is currently involved with a skateboarding ministry at his church that aims to reach the youth in the city. He feels that God wants him to take this to Africa. He wants to teach the sport to orphans in Kimondo, Kenya. He also hopes to be able to use the skateboard as an instrument to connect young children to God and the Bible. It is his belief that children are more receptive to listening to him if he has something that they like or want to use.
Last summer, Justin Kellenberger spent his break from school at a reservation in South Dakota where he was able to reach out to Native American children. Its so encouraging to see young people like Justin Kellenberger use their favourite sport or hobby for a good cause. Have a safe trip, Justin!
Dubbed as the Ride It Sculpture Park, the structure was opened to the public last summer and it is located off the Davison Freeway. Several prominent artists such as Mitch Cope, 2012 ArtPrize winners, Kresge fellows, and Gina Reichert were all central to the construction of this park. Auctions were ale to raise up to $275,000 for the construction of the skateboard park all for one purpose: to rebuilt the distressed streets of Detroit.
Lately there has been an exodus of residents in the neighbourhood and the goal is to attract new residents by increasing the stability of the area. The skateboard park was also put up in an effort to make it more interesting to prospective residents. By next year, the park will boast sculptures by local artists and more greenery. While it will obviously take more than a skateboard park to revive the area, leaders in the area believe that providing a place where young people can converge is a significant step in the right direction. Prior to Ride It Sculpture Park, the area used to be occupied by drunks and bums.
In a unanimous vote by members of the Northfield City Council, a plan was approved to put up a skateboard park close to Riverside Park. $60,000 to be funded by the city is going to be used for the development of the park. There is a second option if Riverside proves to be unsuitable for the construction of the park: Old Memorial Park. Board members raised issues such as noise, funding and safety. One resident was concerned about the safety of skateboards that will be using the park in the future. Other residents brought up noise levels.
However, majority of residents believe that the skateboard park will be beneficial overall to the community. All across America, the number of skateboard parks continues to rise given the growing popularity of the activity. It is a welcome alternative for many parents as it keeps youngsters from dabbling in other devices and it is also a wholesome, proactive alternative to staying home all day with eyes glued to a device. Young people learn to become more social and more accepting of people from all walks of life. Next time you come through Northfield, MN, come through the skateboard park!
The Blytheville Parks and Recreation director Elroy Brown is currently examining plans to put up a skateboard park in Walker Park. Proposals were made to the committee of the Blytheville City Council’s Parks and Recreation. If the proposal pans out and is approved, four half-pipe ramps and a 64 x 28 foot layout are going to be laid out. There are two proposals being presented to the committee and one is estimated to cost $56, 364.23 while the other is slightly steeper at $81,235.95. Half pipes, bank ramps, grind rails, and quarter pipes are all going to be part of the park.
Brown believes that a skateboard park would attract people to Blytheville. He is keen on reviving the tourism in the area. Skateboard parks are a great way to get people together and have a good, clean and fun time while staying outdoors. There are other changes that are going to be made to the park as well. Adding a skateboard park to the city of Blytheville is sure to be beneficial for both locals and tourists as it provides with them an avenue to skateboard in a fun and safe way. Maybe you’ll see someone riding a folding skateboard there.
Black Friday is just a couple of days and it also means the discounts and deals is also in the corner. Black Friday is not just for HDTV and grocery items but also for sneakers and CCS is bringing back Nike SB Dunk Mid limited edition for a limited time.
The Classic Nike SB Dunk Mid Pro is perfect for the black-themed day for it features an all black aesthetics. it has a black action leather upper, black suede toe cap and even the gum sole is black. The sneaker is emanated with a white-anthracite embossed signature swoosh and a Nike SB brand on its tongue and the heels. The overall look is very bold, sleek, classic and looks very expensive.
The Black Nike SB Dunk Mid is a great skate sneakers and also for everyday active lifestyle. It is also a great addition for someone who likes to collect sneakers. It first debuted in January 2010 and it sold like hotcakes especially with the skateboarders and athletes. The leather and suede black skate shoes is one of the best deals in this coming black friday.
The sneaker will hit in CCS stores and also in the online store CCS.com on the midnight of November 23. Aside from the skate shoes, there will also be a Black Nike SB Tee and Hoody which are also in limited edition so better let not pass this iconic deal for a very iconic shoes.
One has got to hand it to SNAP Skateboard for staying on top of the game when it comes to originality, ingenuity and convenience. A full-size drop deck longboard that is very easy to fold up and pack into a bag or locker is now available to skateboarders who are looking for a board that is a breeze to take around and store. Whether you need to stash it in your locker while you are in class or stick it in your backpack, it won’t be a problem or a burden.
This is a great product release by SNAP Skateboard as many skateboards prefer longboards over skateboards due to their ease of use. The only problem is the length of the longboard. Now the length does not have to be an issue anymore. While the original SNAP Longboard was around 38 inches long, the new edition is just 19 inches in length. SNAP Skateboard Company is very proud of the simplicity of the design of its new longboard. They believe that the strength and appeal of this longboard lies in its foldable feature. True to the motto of the company: Ride it. Fold it. Pack it. Pick up yours at www.snapskateboard.com.
The aftermath of hurricane Sandy is a heart wrecking sight in New York City as billions of dollars worth of properties leveled down and more than 30 lives taken away from their loved ones.
The devastation of hurricane Sandy is not only visible on the floating cars, empty sub-way stations, leveled homes and dark new york streets but also in the amusement parks and the Rockaway Skatepark was not spared with the super hurricane’s wrath.
Rockaway Skatepark is a fixture in the big city and graces the shorelines of Atlantic. It is situated at the Queen’s Rockaway Beach at 91st. It is one of the favorite places for sports activity and the go-to place for skateboarders living near the Atlantic coast and also from skateboarders around the big apple. The recreation park was established in 2004 by the American Ramp Company. It wasn’t the most high-end skate park in New York city but it boasts a 12,300 square foot area for park goers and skateboarders. It is also free and situated near the beach just like the recreation center of the boardwalk in New Jersey which was also damaged by the hurricane. There is a skateboard builder at CCS and build any new board the way you want to.
“Rockaway got wrecked,” 5boro Skateboards founder Steve Rodriguez told ESPN.com.
Rockaway Skatepark is supposed to undergo a major overhauling next year according to city officials and it will feature state-of-the-art facilities. Right now, the park and all other parks and amusement centers in New York is closed for safety reasons and no definite date yet has been released of its reopening schedule.