Tag Archives: Skateboard

Skateboarding’s Humble Beginnings

 

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Barcelona

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HOW CORPORATIONS ARE CHANGING SKATEBOARDING AND WHY IT MATTERS

As George Ritzer points out in The McDonaldization of Society, businesses attempt to operate in an extremely efficient fashion. They focus on making everything quantifiable (skatemetrics) rather than focusing on creating subjective quality (“best” video part), they want everything to be predictable (i.e. standardized, the same experience every time), and they want all aspects of a business or activity to be easily controlled, basically the antithesis of what skateboarding is today. As the corporation’s values become more and more apart of skateboarding and influence the ideologies of individual skaters, the greater the potential that our activity will fundamentally change.

 

Full Story at JenkemMag.com  (HERE)

Just for Fun

Alessandro Magnani

 

Some Girls Play With Dolls

Sorry Mark

… someone beat you to the first bike kickflip.

Monster Tattoo Bro

How long until he gets a Carl’s Jr. one across his chest?

I’m Not Sure What To Say…

… except  for don’t talk to the press.

If your going to talk to the press don’t try to sound cool. Just memorize a couple lines from an academic journal about skateboarder’s creative use of space.  Tell them about how NYC made a compromise with skateboarders regarding the Brooklyn Banks.

Look up some things Dr. Ocean Howell (yea the guy who rode for H-Street and Birdhouse) has written and just parrot what he says. Academia is very sympathetic to skateboarders and our use of space…so, go on google scholar and read a few articles, and if anyone ever asks you something you can repeat something that sounds fancy.

Matix Mondays: Marty, Bucky, and more…

Some cool footage from Tempe and Chandler not to mention a guerilla and a “green man Harl.” 

Worst Movie Ever?

what a piece of shit…

the only good skateboard movie was Gleaming the Cube: