Rants: Skateboarding Articles and Event Coverage

10 Things More Dangerous Than Skateboarding

Monday, March 16, 2015

Go to any skatepark in America and you'll see throngs of minivans dropping off hoards of kids that look like they are ready for war. Elbow pads, wrist guards, kneepads, BMX helmets, mouthguards, sunscreen, and sunglasses are all strapped to tikes who walk around like Frankenstein because of unnecessary equipment.

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Unwritten Rules Make Skateboarding Most Special

Friday, August 22, 2014

I was just going to write a one liner and post Brad McClain's new part, but then it turned into a fashion rant as I saw that he was wearing pants in most of this part. Bowl/tranny dudes that rip but always wear shorts just look questionable at best. The list of people who can get away with shorts in general is, well, short.

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11 Types of Skateboard Shop Lurkers by Nate Sherwood

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Nate has owned a skate shop for quite some time now and sent over his list of 11 types of shop lurkers, both good and sketchy. Check out Nates list and intro here.

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A Sample of Downtown Tampa Skate Spots

Sunday, February 16, 2014

I recently downloaded this app called Skate Spots. It lets you log spots by automatically getting the map location for you while you add all the extras like a photo, the type of spot, the bust factor, and any notes you want. I tested it out in my neighborhood where I live in Downtown Tampa. I'm lucky that I can push out my front door and find all these skateboarding spots withing a few blocks of each other, especially with them all being such a wide variety of skill level and style. Notice how I don't count the Bro Bowl as a skate spot...

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Fred Gall's First Look at Thrasher

Saturday, November 9, 2013

These First Look features Thrasher does are amazing. Fred flips through this month's issue referring to ex-team mates and 'lady boy Dylan Rieder.'

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Brodie Pendrod in His Hometown

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

We've known Brodie for years from doing all these am contests all over the world, but you might know him from his consistent placings in the Finals at Tampa Am every year. Ride Channel has a feature with him putting it down in his own hometown that looks like it was filmed in a day. Catch some ripping here from Brodie, yet another top am skating an amazing level that has to hold down a full time job all year round to make it work. What would you do if you were Brodie? Drop everything, wing it, and move to California? Is that too risky? Who knows, skateboarding and the career/bid'niss portion of it sometimes is pretty hard to figure out.

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Did Kanye Make it Uncool to be a Follower?

Saturday, September 14, 2013

What way do you use to keep up with people and companies you're interested in? I've got some options for you here with a fantastic work of digital drawing to match. Thanks for throwing down a follow.

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Welcome to The Boardr

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Well I need somewhere to put all this silly crap I like to do like foot fetish, Nerdsday Thursday, skate photos, silly videos, and other random banter. So, I started The Boardr today after my last day at Skatepark of Tampa. The Boardr will house all the stuff I love about skateboarding plus a new system I'm creating to help people simply and easily run skateboarding events with a digital, mobile scoring system. Shortly after August, it then evolved into a full blown skateboarding professional services company where I'm partnered up with Ryan Clements. Thanks for stopping by.

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