As seen on Boom Art, with no explanation. It looks like it might actually be a fingerboard though. Something about those trucks and wheels, plus the fact that it appears to be a 3 ply board.
Instructions on how to build a pretty weak interpretation of a skateboard, as seen in Lego Club Jr magazine, March/April 2014 edition.
Joe Iurato paints little plywood figures and leaves them in the streets. They aren’t all skateboarders, but some of them are. The Gonz looks like he was modeled from a Bryce Kanights photo. You can read a short interview with Joe at Brooklyn Street Art.
I can’t believe the amount of people who still think the Huvrtech hoverboard is real, despite the obvious clues. I’m still getting emails asking about it! It’s fake people, what more evidence do you need? If you absolutely need to buy a hoverboard, head on over to GoldenArmoor.com, where they sell kits to make your own replica of the Mattel version, as well as every other one used by Griff’s hoverboard gang, including the Pit Bull, Rising Sun, No Tech, and Odd Man Out. Notice how the parts look identical to the ones found on the HuvrTech model? Click through to look at more pics and video, including Mattel’s collectable overboard release.
Well… a concussion and a chipped tooth for the little guy, and an ankle injury with crutches for the big guy. [Photo: GVK]
HuvrTech is some sort of viral marketing campaign in it’s early stages that has yet to reveal it’s true purpose. From the subject matter and Tony Hawk’s involvement, you could make an educated guess that it might have something to do with the Tony Hawk Foundation. Then again, it might be just for laughs. The gist of it is that hover boards are finally a reality. The web site mimics the feel of a tech startup, and shows a fake iPhone app as well as multiple product color choices. They somehow managed to wrangle Chrisopher Lloyd into appearing. He drives up in a Delorean and his byline says he’s from Back to the Future 2. I’m not sure if that was supposed to be intentionally funny or not. Other celebrity appearances include Moby, former NFL player Terrell Owens, and a befuddled looking Billy Zane. The production value is pretty cheap, and they don’t quite pull it off. Everyone floats a couple feet off the ground instead of at normal truck height, and there’s a lot of swaying around. The stunt rider’s foot doesn’t quite touch the ground on the one shot that shows any pushing. The main “production model” is a Mattel hoverboard replica with a few strategically placed stickers. The videos just went live yesterday, so I’m sure we’ll learn more soon, if there is anything to learn. Stills and videos from Huvrtech after the jump. Check out past hoverboard posts on S&A, including an actual working hoverboard.
The first time I mentioned Phineas & Ferb here on S&A, I wasn’t much of a fan, but since then, (possibly due to countless episodes watched with my kids) I came around to like it. Mrs. Kilwag came back from the Vans outlet with a pair of these for one of my offspring. Character shoes.. I’m not too crazy about them, although I dug the Yo Gabba Gabba ones, but the fact that they were actually riding skateboards on skateboard shoes made it a no-brainer.
Alain Aslan was a pinup artist most famous for his work in Lui magazine. He passed away earlier this month, so it’s kind of unclear how long this limited edition skateboard set from Boom-Art has been in the works, and whether or not it’s authorized. They sent me a press release earlier this week but I accidentally deleted it, and there’s still no mention on their blog. They’ve got a high percentage of women in various states of undress on their boards. Although the do claim to have the first European female pro model. Who knows if it was a response to criticism or not, but Chloé Bernard is happy. The Nash pasties here were probably unnecessary, but to be honest, they amuse me and I enjoy placing them over naughty bits. Free love version after the jump. If you want to see bigger version of the two Lui covers in the background, you must travel back to 2007 in order to travel back to 1977.
Space Mountain? A dream? No, it’s real. (Pinch me.) This fantastic project is underway right now in Haderslev, Denmark. At first I thought it was just an outdoor skatepark tacked on to some sort of museum, but the dome will house more skateable terrain, ironically bowls, while the actual “street” sections are all outdoors. There appears to be some sort of performance space indoors, and oddly enough, half a basketball court in the middle of it all. That’s not even a first for the the team of Glifberg/lykke. Check out the Lemvig, Denmark skatepark, (the best pictures are actually on the news section of their site, but there’s no direct link, so scroll down.) And yes, it is Rune Glifberg on the design team. The Streetdome project has it’s own web site, but it’s all in Danish so I don’t know how this project came to be, although I thought I caught a whiff of a grant of some sort. What’s the purpose? I mean, besides skateboarding, of course, but who paid for this, and boy, we could sure use an giant indoor/outdoor space like this in our neck of the woods. Grindline is on the scene pouring the concrete, but that hardly takes the sting away. What an amazing facility. Congratualtions to everyone involved. Visit any of the links in this post to see more, and do some exploring because it’s spread all over. 3D fly through after the jump.
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