Sometimes no matter how grave or inappropriate the context may be, a skateboarder can’t help but see things through a certain lens. Israeli citizens seek shelter from Hamas rocket attacks. Let’s see you try and do that in a street plaza!
[Source: The Guardian] - Thanks to Jack Hadley for the tip.
Appearing in various social media outlets of the Israeli Defense Forces. From the looks of that kid’s skateboard, it’s either Hamas or a sinister network of vintage skateboard collectors trying to drive up Ebay auction prices.
- Thanks to Seth Levy for the tip.
The Evergreen Skateparks crew is cruising on a good looking project in Modiin, Israel that will be the country’s largest skatepark. While researching this post I got totally distracted by their unusual promo footage featuring a rad little dog. The promo footage was already pretty damned cool, and logo montage at the very end is the icing on the concrete cake. Some of those guys on the crew look familiar…
The magic of the Interwebs™ allows us to reach out to people all over the world and not be able to understand what they want.
I got an email with a flyer and text in a character set that I couldn’t read. It looks vaguely like Hebrew to me. There’s a skate art exhibit, but who know where or when? It did come with a web link to Thrash Addiction.
Near as I can tell, Tashkeel is like a health club for artists living the United Arab Emirates. I don’t mean an actual health club, but like a health club. You know, pay your dues and and you get to go the art club and use the facilities to make art. Pay some extra money and you get to take some fancy classes. What’s up for workshops now? Skateboarding. We’re all artists, every time we step on a board. What’s the skate terrain equivalent of one a Tippy the Turtle art test? Whatever the rationale, the end result looks fun. Check it out after the jump.
- Thanks to Boy Ipoh for the tip.
( Note, Boy is going to arm wrestle Matthijs for the King of Tips belt.)
Not only is Bilal on the Afghan national paralympics basketball team, he also enjoys the Skateistan project. He’s looking to connect with other similarly challenged skaters and athletes in hopes of establishing a network for communicating and hopefully scoring some better wheelchairs for the basketball team. Check out the vid after the jump.
- Thanks to Sandoric for the tip.
“There are times when you need car insurance.” And then there are times when you need to get some new blood in your marketing department, Clal Insurance in Israel does.
- Thanks to Seth Levy for the tip.
For those of you not celebrating Thanksgiving, you can ignore this post. We’re Americans, and therefore selfish. I couldn’t find a decent turkey on a skateboard, so here’s a random skate video form Turkey. Those of you on the Windows OS can play Sakteboard Obstacle Course, Thanksgiving Edition.
I got tons of tips on Skateistan, and I’ve covered it before, going back to 2008. I ended up watching this latest video anyway, and guess what? It’s still pretty compelling. Oddly enough, the video is funded in part by Diesel. There’s a Benetton joke in there somewhere.
- Thanks to… everyone who sent this in.
Skateistan has been making the rounds in the mainstream media again lately. CNN is just getting to it. Come on guys, you’re months behind schedule! BAck in the USA, there are a couple individuals actively engaged in helping out the cause. MapleXO has some autographed Corey Duffel earrings made from recycled skateboards. All proceeds from the auction benefit Skateistan, as do 100% of the proceeds from these Skateistan t-shirts. That’s proceeds folks, nut just profits. Best part is, you don’t have to pay for postage from Afghanistan!