Skateboarding Archive

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Richie Jackson presents random trick generator

The almighty Richie Jackson, professional skateboarder (one of my favorites, just sayin’) and crossdressing pirate,  presents an app for your smartphone to preserve creativity within skateboarding. It’s totally free
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Happy 70th to Jim Phillips!

Jim Phillips, one of my personal heroes and creator of some of the most iconic logos/illustrations/artwork in the history of skateboarding, celebrated his 70th birthday today. Here’s what Jim
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Best of Barefoot

Everyone who has ever seen a skateboard knows that there’s grip on top. Normally a wonderful thing that keeps your feet from sliding in ways you wouldn’t like. But
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Skateshop in a tiny NYC apartment

Wasn’t there a time when you thought: ‘Man, it would be so awesome to have a skateshop at home.’? Well, this dude in NYC did exactly that. Skateboarding isn’t
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Tom Knox heads back to 1989

Street veteran and 80’s skateboarding legend Tom Knox heads back to the spots he shredded in the classic Santa Cruz Skateboards video ‘Speed Freaks’ (1989) and does it all
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Rest in peace, Jay Adams

Legendary skateboarder Jay Adams, one of the original members of the Zephyr skateboarding team, is reported to have died at the age of 53 due to a heart attack.
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Santa Cruz – Streets on Fire (1989)

In 1989 Santa Cruz Skateboards has set the streets on fire with this follow up to the well known Wheels of Fire (1987) video. Featuring Jason Jesse, Natas Kaupas,
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Censorship is still weak as fuck!

One of the most controversial and infamous decks that World Industries released in the early 90’s is by far the one Mark McKee did, the Randy Colvin Fuck Censorship
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Full Movie: Thrashin’ (1986)

Thrashin’ is a 1986 American cult film with Josh Brolin, also known from The Goonies, in a leading role. Johnny Depp was initially cast for this role but later
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Hilarious Vans x Star Wars commercial

To introduce the special edition Vans x Star Wars collection (shoes and apparel) launching June 2014, we went to the Vans Off the Wall Skatepark in Huntington Beach, CA
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Rodney Mullen – Freestyle Contest Oceanside 1986

If the legendary Rodney Mullen doesn’t ring a bell to you, you should be truly ashamed of yourself. Rodney, well known for his amazing freestyle and street skateboarding, invented
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Almost A Part

The best Belgian skateboarder ever, Youness Amrani, just dropped a small part on the Thrasher website. Called ‘Almost A Part’, it shows his latest progression and proves that Almost’s
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Neal Anthony Unger – 60 year old skateboarder

You’re never too old for skateboarding. That’s what Neal, 60 years old, proves with this video which is truly inspiring. For cryin’ out loud, I even get emotional by
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William Spencer

My buddy William Spencer, team rider for Death Shred, recently filmed an absolutely rad trick. I’m not gonna tell you anything, just freakin’ watch it. Right now.  
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True To This

Fans of skateboarding, snowboarding and/or surfing, head over to the Volcom website. Volcom’s latest movie True To This is streaming. Bummed that Latvia had a premiere and Belgium didn’t?
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Agents Provocateurs: 100 Subversive Skateboard Graphics

Seb Carayol, writer for Thrasher & Skateboarder Magazine, decided it was time to collect all the most subversive skateboard graphics in time and feature them in one book. About
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Bob Burnquist’s Floating Skate Ramp

When they told the legendary Bob Burnquist to dream big, he and his design team decided to build a ramp that floats. After having skated on pretty much every surface
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Ian MacKaye on skateboarding

The legendary Ian MacKaye, frontman of hardcore punk band Minor Threat and owner of independent record label Dischord Records, talks at the Library of Congres about how skateboarding affected
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All City Showdown

‘All City Showdown’ is a concept where teams of 4 persons (1 filmer, 3 skaters) get 8 hours to collect as much awesome footage as they can. Recently Thrasher
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Chicago Blowout 1986

Watch most of my all-time favorite skateboard heroes compete eachother at the Chicago Blowout, featuring the legendary Mike McGill, Lance Mountain, Christian Hosoi, Steve Caballero & Tony Hawk. This
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Apple Juice

Apple Juice is an underground classic skateboarding documentary shot by Skate NYC locals from the late 80’s & early 90’s.  Skate NYC is a legendary skateboard store that was on
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Jim’s Ramp Jam, Texas Death Match 2000

When I was asked to join Thrash Life and post some cool skateboarding articles I could only think of one video as my first post. Jim’s Ramp Jam, Texas
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Richie Jackson’s new promotional video

Skateboarder Richie’s not only well known for his unusual dressing code but also for finding potential in the most unexpected places as you obviously can see in the promotional
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Santa Cruz Steve Olson pro-model 1979 reissue

In the late 70’s, Steve Olson (aka Bulky) absolutely dominated skateboarding as one of the best bowl riders in the world and was also known as one of the