08.27.14 – Templeton Elliott
The latest episode of It’s A Mad World finds Madars Apse and friends in Bangkok, Thailand on a Red Bull trip.
Skateboarding was built by unique people doing things differently than the rest of the world. In that mold, Stephen “Thailand” Ostrowski’s part in Giant Spider Skates To Rave (On Weed Laced With P.C.P.) is a perfect example of some genuine originals taking skateboard movies to a place you’ve never seen before. Read more
Last spring, Levi’s Skateboarding joined Bolivia’s Milton Arellano in recruiting a crew of over 100 skaters and builders from around the world to build a public skatepark in La Paz, Bolivia. Among those involved were Marius Syvanen, David Gravette, Josh Matthews, Joey Pepper, Chet Childress, and Al Partanen. They built, lived, skated, and worked at over 11,000 feet at the Pura Pura skatepark, and this documentary shows the ups and downs that occurred while completing this massive DIY project. Read more
Here’s the first of two Ripping Stoke episodes that takes place in Detroit. Shot in the daylight hours, this episode features some of D Town’s impressive DIY parks and spots. Then Sebo Walker, Josh Matthews, the Rosa Parks Boys, and more took the fun into the night, so watch this one now and check back tomorrow for the night edit.
Hard to believe it’s been three years since my friend Tony Evjenth passed away. I miss him. He was a solid dude. It was very touching to see such an amazing turnout for this year’s Tony Evjenth Memorial Skate Jam at the Santa Rosa Skatepark, and witness firsthand the impact he had on so many people while he was here with us. Read more
My Rules is the new book from Glen E. Friedman with the best of his early skate, punk, and hip-hop photography along with essays by the key players in each movement. Click through for a video with Glen and Ian MacKaye then pre-order the book for a significant discount.