In response to Hurricane Irene, please note that the Street League Skateboarding (SLS) Championship event at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ that was originally scheduled for this Sunday is being moved one day earlier to tomorrow, Saturday, August 27th at 3pm.
Tickets will be honored for the new date and doors for the public will open at 2pm. Refunds for ticket holders who cannot make the new date, will be available at the point of purchase beginning on Monday.
The championship broadcast will still air at its original time-slot at 5PM ET on August 28th.
On September 9th, 2011 Cresent Collective will host a special screening of WAYWARD SON – The Jordan Richter Story. WAYWARD SON – The Jordan Richter Story is the intimate story of professional skateboarder Jordan Richter and his rapid rise and disappearance from the sport of skateboarding. Jordan embraced the religion of Islam in the mid 90’s and out of what he felt was a religious obligation, quit professional competition. 15 years later he learns that skateboarding is not prohibited in Islam and making up for lost time, attempts a comeback.
Ok here's a little info if you were wondering who Jordan Richter is. He is a professional skateboarder from the late 80's; was the hot am for Santa Cruz (also Airwalk which i can think of at the moment) and then cemented his place in skateboarding history with the least watched part in the Blind "Video Days" directed by Spike Jonze. Later he joined up with the New Deal after Mark Gonzales and Jason Lee made their exits from Blind. After that he rode for Good Times Skateboards; then had a few tricks in the Children Of The Sun video and soon faded away from the public spotlight. Wanted to know more, come and watch the screening on 9th September at The Annexe gallery, Central Market; 8 - 11pm
Click below link for more infos and reviews about the documentary:
Yes tomorrow iftar (jamuan berbuka puasa) at Putrajaya Challenge Park organised by Idham Ishak (Am Icon X). Those who want to join please pay RM15 per head before tomorrow Friday prayers to Am by calling 017- 889 8419.
Local pro Arina end up 38th place out of 60 International professionally skateboarder. Not bad Arina not bad. Keep it up bro! Anyway check out the final footage of Ultrabowl finlas both Pro and Master category below and some photos of Arina during the Malmo Utrabowl / Super Ramp session above.
Innalillahiwainnailaihirojiun... after a few minutes on our recent post of Shah Rezza yesterday night. I was informed that he has passed away. Al-Fatihah...
This is what actually happen to Allahyarham Shah Rezza.
His cousin said, Allahyarham Shah and couple of his friend and cousin had a late session at Rifle Range Road, Singapore. Shah was freeriding, standies and toe side and he slips and fell backwards, he landed on his back and smacked his head hard on the tarmac, he is not wearing any P.P.E (Personal Protection Equipment) at the time the incident happen. They immediately attended to him, asking if he was ok, he gave a firm thumbs up..they wanted him to get up but he cant..Shah body began to shake vigorously and his eyes rolled back..they lift him up and drove him to National University Hospital (NUH) where Doctors said he had a blood clot in his brain.
Al-Fatihah to Muhammad Shah Rezza Bin Shah Rahim and takziah to Allahyarham Shah's family. Semoga rohnya dicucuri rahmat. Amin
To all younger and older skaters out there skate safe and wear protective gears. You're only live once. So do it right.
This is Muhammad Shah Rezza Bin Shah Rahim or known as Shah Rezza from Singapore. He was hospitalised few days ago at Ward 21; bed 4; NUH, Singapore due to downhill longboard accident.
On Sunday, doctor removed part of the skull to give space for the brain cos it is swelling. Was on life support since till this morning (12 hours ago). Doctor decided to give him another 2 more days to survive. He is still breathing, just that he is breathing without life support, doctors are waiting to see if he can manage to pull it thru without life support. His family are hoping for a miracle now..in this last few days of ramadhan, they can only wish for the best.
To all Malaysian skateboarders (especially near by Singapore), if you have nothing to do now, the family need our support and help, we cant do much right now but only to offer prayers and our visit will let the families know that we care.
Let us all pray for the best to Shah Rezza and his family. Insya Allah
Indonesia Open X-Sport Championship 2011 will be held at Palembang city. Palembang is the capital city of South Sumatra Province in Indonesia. Palembang is one of the oldest cities in Indonesia with a lot of history as a capital of a maritime empire. Located on the Musi River banks on the east coast of southern Sumatra island, it has an area of 400.61 square kilometres and a population of 1,441,500. Palembang is the second-largest city in Sumatra after Medan and the seventh-largest city in Indonesia.
I'm very proud to see Arina ripping the bowl at Betongcupen, Malmo, Sweden with gnarly transfer, slashing grind, and speed. I have no regrets for helping Arina to get him sponsored under Quiksilver. Anyway, there are 18 heats altogether. Each heat consist of 3 bowl riders and Arina is on the heat 11 under the pro category. Check it out.
Anyway, If you've never seen the Malmo skatepark then at least you should check out the archived vids because it is SICK!
Built by Placed To Ride skateparks (who did Seaside, OR, helped build Newburg, Lincoln City 1, etc.) and owned by Stefan Hauser. Stefan also helped build/design the Newport skatepark (along with Geth Noble, formerly of Airspeed Skateparks), so it's pretty awesome to see all the crazy stuff Stefan has done around the world. Click here for the event schedule
What is a skateboard buying guide? Well you might need a little help on how to choose a proper skateboard, deck sizing, etc. We’ll walk you through everything you need to know to make the right decisions, whether you’re buying a complete board or just picking up some pieces to improve your current ride. Have fun skateboarding!
The infamous Vans Downtown Showdown returns to Europe today to take over another major destination. London thought it had its hands full when Jack the Ripper stalked the streets but little did they know that they had just swung open the doors to an onslaught of Europe’s most notorious rippers. Historic heritage site: Old Spitalfields Market in East London (UK) has been confirmed as the venue for the third edition of the now legendary International Skateboarding Spectacle and the stage has been set for proceedings to turn sinister today, 20 August 2011.
Twelve teams have been invited from across Europe to take part in the event, with a variety of specially designed obstacles being build for the occasion, each of which following a distinctively British feel. Expect to see riders from Death Skateboards, Element Europe, Antiz, Superdead, Cliché, Blind Europe, Blueprint, Element, Enjoi and many more handling business for their share of the 50,000 Euros up for grabs on the day.
Entry to Downtown Showdown is free, and there will also be a live webcast on the day too, for those unable to make it to London.
With London’s rich history and varied culture as the theme there was no shortage of inspiration for the design of this years obstacles. After much deliberation designs from Death skateboards, cliché and Superdead were selected to be built and feature in today contest.
We managed to get hold of some 'artists renderings' to give you a little taste of what to expect when the finished obstacles are unveiled.
Death Skateboards have found a little slice of London history to call their own and Dan Cates had to say the following about their dauntingly titled ‘Ripper Alley’: “This years Death Skateboards obstacle is a tribute to London’s most notorious serial killer, ‘Jack The Ripper’ and is loosely based upon Gunthorpe Street in Whitechapel. A spooky looking alleyway that still stands today leading to George yard where some claim that the first of The Ripper’s victims was found. Death’s obstacle is a skateable interpretation of this Alley in all of its Victorian beauty, complete with blood stains, filth, Ripper graffiti and a rideable version of the infamous ‘Ten Bells’ pub, complete with cellar door. The obstacles contained within the alley are based on some of our favourite London spots past and present and include: South Bank’s original bank to wall, the now defunct Fenchurch street quarter pipes and a bank to bar inspired by the estate near Clapham Junction station.”
Harry from Superdead was more than happy to share their inspirations: “The Superdead Tavern, a ‘ye olde English pub’ with a twist. The Superdead obstacle contains trap doors, bars and beer barrels - it’s what every good skate spot needs. We were stoked to be asked to take part in the Vans Downtown Showdown this year and even more stoked to design an obstacle. London is steeped in history and it became easy to add a heavy flavour of that history into our design.”
Cliché’s Jeremie Daclin kept things simple, offering a clue as to what to expect on the day: “For this years Vans Downtwon Showdown, Cliché wanted to reflect the London vibe so we came up with an obstacle I’m sure people will get and enjoy to skate. Lets hope we can get the Thames flowing under our bridge.”
Trailer for the upcoming skate video called "The Origin" featured 7 finest local pro skateboarders; Kieron Brodie, Idzham Rahman (Am Cher),Hariz Mansor, Nizam Lee, Fauzan Fuad, Akyb Afandi (Akib YSB), & Fendi Matdin (Baby).
A film by Munir Muhammad; who produced "30 Days" skate video. A 3THREE Studio Production; in association with Skateboard.com.my and Siblings Skateboards. Coming out soon on 2012 in full length HD (approx 60 minutes).
Alright we talked about it few years back in the forum here and Pa'Dins Climax forum. There's only one skatepark in India built in 2004 (if not mistaken) called the Sk8 Goa (www.sk8goa.com); which were a private and skater owned. But closed in 2007 due to various reasons. Many skaters have skated there, even Bollywood star as shown below...just joking ; )
Today, a brand new concrete park in Bangalore is taking shape thanks to the involvement of UK skater Nick Smith who also from the Goan skate park project. The skatepark opened on April 2011. We will reveal the photos and some footage on India Skateboarding Scene part 2 or you can google yourself if you can't wait.