These 2 safety-themed activity books were given out as part of a sack of goodies during a park district organized neighborhood bicycle riding event. The only activity these things experienced was a brief stop in the scanner before being tossed in the recycling bin. My spidey sense warned me that there was skateboarding content about to go undocumented. If a tree falls in a forest to make a book that nobody reads, can anyone hear it?
Google Maps captured some kids in San Francisco going skating. That’s a good idea.
– Thanks to Matthijs for the tip.
Ebay watch is dead. Long live Ebay Watch! Issue #5 of Spunk, is something that probably would have made the miscellaneous section. It’s a bit of a shocker to me to see that this went for $44. The postmark on the back cover shows that it was mailed from Delaware in October of 1984. This particular issue was sent to the folks at Transworld, which had been in publication for about a year and a half at the time. The seller took some fuzzy pics of the entire issue of Spunk, so they aren’t really up to the quality that I like to post in the Zine Archives. You can check them out here after the jump. He might have worked at Transworld for a while, as some of his other auctions seem like production artifacts forms the magazine. lots of cartoons in this issue. The rockabilly hairdo is a good one.
Here’s a short video compilation of highlights from the 2016 Exposure contest.
Over a hundred girls competed in this year’s Exposure all girl contest. It’s amazing how stylish and confident girl skaters are looking today. Congratulations to all contestants and to contest director and founder Amelia Brodka, for a job well done.
Video by Dan Bourqui. That’s Lizzie Armanto in the vid grab.
You know what your den or office needs? Why, it’s a lamp with LED lights that projects a faux 3D image of a skateboard. Wouldn’t it be cool if the skateboard changed colors, and even flashed? Sure it would. For $60 (on sale!) you too can project the image of being a high tech, radical and successful dude. At 9 x 7 inches, it’s smaller than it appears, but that’s not important, is it? It’s not like you’re trying to overcompensate for anything.
Animal Chin came out 30 years ago, and what better way to celebrate that than to build a replica of the Animal Chin ramp. It grew from an idea to make a spine ramp to recreate the famous 4-way invert shot, but ultimately ended up as a complete reconstruction, minus the tunnel. Unlike the original, this ramp will last longer than a couple days, and has a permanent home at Woodward. If you’re going to recreate the Chin ramp, you might as well throw another party with Johnny Rad.
Bones pumpkin carving by Fabio Issa.
The image on the top right was scoured from my hard drive, saved in 2006. It’s a model/figure called Extreme Zombie “Sparks” that is approx 18cm tall. When searching for a better picture not he inter webs, all I could find were these Extreme Zombie posters from Poster Lounge.