Skateboard

Bucketboard’s Do the Green Thing.

This is a great little short video that was commissioned by  Do the Green Thing and World Wildlife Fund-UK for part of the “Everyday Things” collection. The collection features 15 artists from around the world that are asked to take everyday objects and repurpose them in a useful way and show how creativity can lead the way in encouraging people to live a greener lifestyle. The video is pretty self explanatory about how Bucketboard was born and did just that. Aside from the great cause, cool product, and greener world, this video  is an editing treat. Lots of cuts and retimed clips that help set and keep the pace through out the the 2 and a half minute short.

Shot and directed by Mac Premo
Edited by Ann Lupo
Production team: Pete Treiber, Adrianna Dufay and Divya Gadangi
Sound design by Mac Premo and Ann Lupo
Sound mixed, mastered and greatly enhanced by Luciano Vignola
Shot in Leucadia, Encinitas and Carlsbad, California on location at Sanford Shapes

DTWO Long Boards from Slovenia.

Slovenia isn’t the first place that comes to mind when the word “Skateboard” is mentioned. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a skateboard scene there, it just isn’t at the top of my list of skateboard havens. Now, with that said, check out this line os long boards from Slovenian maker DTWO.

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These longboards are beautifully crafted from Slovenian Beech wood that grows on the sunny side of the alps. The boards feature progressive shapes inspired by surfboards with each board having a specific style of ride. The boards are carefully crafted with second dimension in mind and inspired by the beautiful Slovenian country side, deep valleys, urban madness and low lying coastal trails.

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Skateboard + Spray Paint + Swimming Pool = Awesome!

back in the day, when I was younger and didn’t care if I broke my arm (note that I now have a mortgage, and broken arm + designer = not working) I was a pretty hardcore skater. I spent countless hours at the skatepark, on ramps, in abandoned swimming pools, and carving the asphalt around my neighborhood. This is the kind of thing that makes me wish I had kept up with it.

Not only is this a fun as hell video, some of the shots in it are pretty amazing, and the end result is some killer abstract graffiti.