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Prisma Guitars Are Made from Old Skateboards

July 28, 2015

Failed nose grabs and poorly landed kickflips have littered the world with wrecked skateboards. Instead of letting those decks sit and die, Nick Pourfard gives them a second life-as guitars. Thanks to an industrial design background and skills as a self-taught woodworker, Pourfard takes wrecked decks and turns them into one-of-a-kind instruments. All are made [...]

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Stary Is the World’s Lightest Electric Skateboard

July 23, 2015

The problem with most electric skateboards is they’re heavy—which, when you think about it, goes against one of the true benefits of using a skateboard: they’re portabile. For an electric skateboard that’s more actual skateboard than skateboard tank, consider Stary. At just 8.6 lbs, Stary isn’t a pain in the bicep to pick up and [...]

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Daft Punk Skateboard Decks Are Harder Better Faster Stronger

May 25, 2015

The artist that helps you lose yourself to dance while you’re doin’ it right one more time hoping to get lucky now also wants to help you get around the world. The latest Daft Punk branded gear is a pair of molded beechwood artisanal skateboards handmade in France by Hervet-Manufacturier. One board is orange with [...]

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Basquiat Skateboard Triptych In Italian

May 4, 2015

Past and contemporary street culture come full circle in this triptych of high-quality Canadian maple wood skateboards. 1980s art icon and native New Yorker Jean-Michel Basquiat was hailed for works that draw on a multivalent range of sources, from Greek, Roman, and African art to jazz, pop culture and his artistic contemporaries. Before he rose [...]

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Paul McCarthy PROPO Skateboards

April 30, 2015

The world-renowned artist Paul McCarthy, who is represented in MoMA’s collection, is a fearless, subversive and ruthless commentator on contemporary Western culture. He works in a wide variety of media, often exploring the idea of the artist-protagonist through American cultural mythology. In this unique collaboration with The Skateroom, the artist created 10 skateboard decks with [...]

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The First Electric Skateboard With In-Wheel Motors

March 24, 2015

Inboard Sports has created the world’s first electric skateboard, Monolith, that actually has clean lines and looks good. More importantly, it’s less prone to breakage, lighter, water resistant, can reach 24mph and even charge your phone. Most, if not all, of these things are possible with their patented Manta Drive motors located inside the wheels [...]

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Salvaged Skateboards Made From Old Pallets

January 1, 2015

Pallets are experiencing a bit of a repurposed renaissance as of late. Everyone’s favorite rustic coffee table building material has been used in a variety of dude DIY projects for the last few years, and since they’re easy to get a hold of, the trend won’t be ending any time soon. Now, thanks to the [...]

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Watch Tony Hawk Ride a Real Hoverboard

Watch Tony Hawk Ride a Real Hoverboard

November 29, 2014

A month ago, we introduced you to the world’s first working hoverboard. While it looked like a challenge for the novice rider, if anyone could put the new technology to good use, it’s Tony Hawk. While you won’t see any of the epic moves you could pull off in his video games, it’s clear Tony [...]

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Skate Shoes of the 90s

November 28, 2014

After we graduated from a tricycle, and then from a bike, our next mode of transportation was a skateboard. And with that upgrade came some new footwear we felt enhanced our ollies and kickflips. To celebrate all the Vans, Etnies, and DC Shoes that graced our feet during that time, graphic designer Nathan Manire created [...]

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AT-AT Sculpture Made From Skateboards

June 15, 2014

This AT-AT is beyond cool. Artist Derek Keenan fashioned this rebel-crushing death machine from reclaimed skateboards, and I have to say that he did an amazing job. The AT-AT is featured along with other skateboard-themed art at a skate/Star Wars exhibit at the Black Book gallery in Denver, Colorado. The exhibit opened last week, and [...]

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Marbel Is The World’s Lightest Electric Skateboard

May 29, 2014

Since you’re going to need to pick it up on numerous occasions, a skateboard shouldn’t be super heavy. And, for the most part, they aren’t … at least until folks started slapping electric motors on them. Clocking in at under 10 lbs, Marbel is the world’s lightest electric skateboard. It lets your arms take a [...]

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These Skateboards Are Made From 100% Walnut and Maple

May 15, 2014

If you’re actually using your skateboard as one of your main units of transportation, it doesn’t make sense to buy a cheap deck that will crack before you know it. Even better when the solid deck you’re ready to invest in happens to look damn sexy too. These skateboards from Salt are each made from [...]

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