This is a fake Schmitt Stix ‘Totem’ complete. The original graphic from 1986 was designed by John Lucero and is pretty rare. This fake one sold on eBay for £6,23 after 6 bids, a complete bargain!
Thanks to John William Davies for the tip and Chandra Ruegg for the pictures.
California Christmas by Manafest, a guy who kind of looks and sounds like the guy from Workaholics. Coming up next on Yo S&A Raps!
Bali Batik Boyshort from Sweet Cheeks, a company that isn’t designed to give dudes a reason to photograph girls in their underwear, it’s run by two time Olympic medalist snowboarder Hannah Teter. Sure, you may have seen her in a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, but she’s also a social activist. At least 40% of each panty sold by Sweet Cheeks is given to charity. Above, that’s Burton team rider Gabi Viteri. Sweet Cheeks is based in Portland BTW.
- Thanks to Joey for the tip.
Some really fun session footage in the dessert of Moab. I swear I’ve referenced the old Element Skateboards (I think ) advert of someone skating on the rocks in the desert before, but I can’t find it on S&A anywhere. I can’t even remember who it was. I want to say Danny Way, but that doesn’t seem right (Becasueit isn’t right, thanks to Brock and Scotty who pointed out is was in fact Jeremy Wray.) Anyone out there remember who it was? In any case, check out this video from Loaded. Everyone likes to go on and on about ditch skating, but there’s skating on natural ditches in here that looks excellent. In fact, so much of the terrain looks excellent, as long as you have big soft wheels. After you’re done with this video, check out some natural rock terrain skating that you’ve probably never seen before over on Negative Ion, just scroll left when you get there.
SFGate has posted some pictures in a feature called Four decades of skateboarding in San Francisco. It’s part of their Let’s Go to the Morgue! series where they dig up old photographs from the San Francisco Chronicle. Better versions of the picture, along with a little commentary are on the SFGate blog. The earliest photo dates back to 1964, and the last one is from 1994.
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Categories: Back In The Day, Media Watch, Newspapers, Skate
Tags: 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, California, San Francisco, West Coast
(editor) on December 6th, 2013
Literally! This is a skate-curb made by Would Shop skates for an event Slappy Slaughter held by Pink Widow Distribution. You could be riding on it as a skateboard while someone else rode a skateboard on it simultaneously. Am I blowing your mind? There’s not any info about the event online, but I think it took place last weekend. I contacted them on Facebook but haven’t heard back yet. In any case, this is a photo from B.J. Morrill.
UPDATE: Lot’s of photos over at Radballs, including a nose wheelie on the curb board! Thanks to Greg for the tip!
Mexico City. Some ancient and not so ancient spots, a lot of finger flips, varials, wall plants of various types, and even some freestyle. (Dave Campbell, pay attention to the 1 minute mark.) It’s all one guy who goes by the name of Salchicha Perro, AKA Wiener Dog. Apparently even his mom calls him that.
- Thanks to John Aguilar for the tip.
Pursuitist.com profiles a house in Tokyo, Japan with a cement bowl of sorts that looks like it was added after the fact. I can appreciate the thought, but not so much the execution.
- Thanks to Danimal for the tip.
This is actually a fake surfboard constructed out of uses skateboard pieces, designed to hold an actual skateboard when it’s mounted to the wall. I’ve seen a handful of skateboard hangers, a couple of them made from old skateboards, but this is the best one yet. Made in Portland by TurnCo aka Skip Marcotte. You an get this one and other upcycled skateboard products from his Etsy shop, or from selected skate shops in Portland. I had a parent of a kid who is in school with my boy call me up and ask where he could get some used skateboards for his son’s art project. I had to tell him that he’d likely be hard pressed to find some these days.