Ben Raybourn Welcome to Nike
skateboarding / video

Ben Raybourn Welcome to Nike

Ben Raybourn now rides for the swoosh, thus completing his metamorphosis from crusty little punker skatepark air baby to upper echelon big time professional athlete, thus filling the companys gnarly “core” tranny guy quota spot that was recently vacated by Peter “poopy pants” Hewit. Somewhere presumably Kristian Svitak is shedding a single tear and listening to Bad Religion in the dark. … Continue reading

“The Devils Toy” by Claude Jutra
history / skateboarding / video

“The Devils Toy” by Claude Jutra

After getting lost in the National Film Board of Canada website for a few hours this morning, I re-discovered this gem. “This short 1966 documentary dedicated “to all victims of intolerance” depicts the dawn of skateboarding in Montreal. A new activity frowned upon by police and adults, skateboarding gave youngsters a thrilling sensation of speed … Continue reading