08.28.14 – Templeton Elliott
For our latest Contenders, Price caught up with Jim Tumey to talk about being an openly gay skateboarder in Detroit, and his part in gutting a 160-year-old building and turning it into Detroit’s most epic creative venue—Rosa Parks Boys. Whether he’s out skating, filming, selling real estate, or helping run the art gallery/movie theatre/skatepark, Jim Tumey is killing it. Click through to learn more. Read more
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.