The title is pretty self-explanatory: Seb Carayol's latest masterpiece is an extensive study of the most provocative graphics to have ever been printed on skateboards, praising the work of legendary artists such as Marc McKee, Todd Francis, Mike Hill, Michael Sieben, Ed Templeton and Sean Cliver.
As entertaining as the following videos may be, we'd like to make it very clear that we are not condoning the violent behavior they feature. Skaters are no different from anyone else, they can get carried away and do stupid shit (both alone and in groups), so no matter how much context we think we have about a story, we'll refrain from passing any kind of judgment.
Some skateparks are truly piss-poor excuses for concrete playgrounds. Most skateparks you see are pretty rad creations, designed by skaters for skaters, but there's no denying that some parks are an abomination and deserve little more than to be named and shamed for all to witness. Not only are they an eye-sore, but they offer little in the way of creativity or rationale. They're more likely to deter local riders than inspire them. Some aren't even skate-able!
The afterbang comes in many forms, but regardless of what you want to call it, I'm sure we can all agree that a heavy 'bang' can be as memorable as the trick itself, and provide literally MINUTES of entertainment. Here are some great examples of the Afterbang.
Whether you think the SLAP forum is the last bastion of core skateboarding values or an online meeting point for people who haven't touched a skateboard since 2003, it's undeniable that it gives rise to some funny stuff happening. In between pondering the specifics of wallride angles and keeping up to date with momentous bolt sponsorship deals, the good citizens of SLAP keep themselves entertained by photoshopping the various hipsters and jocks that make up the industry into any number of compromising positions. Words cannot do justice to some of these creations, so enjoy and click the links to the forum to see more. Thanks SLAP!
Mr. Montoya has been dazzling us with tech ledge tricks for almost the past 20 years and judging by his most recent X-games Real Street part, he doesn't seem to be slowing down. We've compiled together a bunch of tricks we think Danny was the first to do.
The skateboarders in this list seem to struggle more with controlling their mouth than front blunting handrails, and some of the things said are pretty outrageous. However, the skateboarding industry is a fickle mistress, and whilst some of these guys pulled through unscathed, others have since been thrown in the sponsorship bargain bin for the remainder of their career.
Hidden amongst these 15 seconds clips of our favorite pros "messing about" is some of best skate content the internet has to offer. The fact that the guys you follow have "the gift"obviously has a lot to do with how entertaining they are but it's also because the format makes their skating more accessible. It's simply a lot easier to relate to than an hour-long over-produced HD video filled with tricks that took them months to film. Anyway here's a little selection of ones we particularly enjoy.
The Self cheer. When you 100% need everyone around you to know, that you know how brilliant you are at skateboarding. Skateboarding is an arduous venture, trying a trick for over and hour may seem ridiculous to an outsider, so cheering when you land something insane can be justified. Pro tip: next time you land a tre flip bolts look your mate in the eye and just say “textbook” before skating off. I have found this to be the most effective self cheer technique.
In researching this article we had to stick our faces into the ungodly cesspool of celebrity media so you don’t have to. Presenting you with certain celebrities who have picked up a board. As a skateboarder you are at least 10 times more interesting and cool than a celebrity. Celebrities see a skateboard as an accessory that gets them instant credibility and provides them with an excuse to finally send their PA to shop at Supreme for them. However they fail to foresee the immediate backlash skateboarders will give them. Your standard celebrity wasn’t there through the tech fabrics of the late nineties, or there for the shoes that took us an age to wear in.
Skateboarders have gone from social outcast to viable marketing segment. Fashion houses have jumped at the chance to include us in their world, featuring boards in ads and pros in their high end clips. They hope it will give them credibility, however their attempts are so misguided the end result is often hilarious. From back to front trucks, studded skateboards and the ever cringe inducing Nyjah, these choice fashion efforts will make sure you buy a Prada suit before venturing down the B&Q carpark curbs.
The crew for the Antiz x Carhartt WIP expedition consisted of Joël Tettamanti (a fine art landscape photographer) and Bertrand Trichet taking photos, Paul Labadie filming, Joseph Biais, Gabriel Engelke, Dominik Dietrich, Hugo Liard and myself, Sylvain Tognelli doing the skating. What a trip.
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