Posts tagged skateboard
Meanwhile, in New Zealand … absolute genius. Pushing the boundaries of skate terrain, again. Shame about the stupid reporter pratfall at the end – why is that necessary?
Take 3 skateboards, one laundry basket (plastic), one private driveway, several felled trees and some persistence. Mix together in a forest and voila. Serve chilled.
On February 22, 2011, there was a magnitude 6.3 earthquake in the city of Christchurch New Zealand. While this number may seem small compared to the Japan earthquake, its shallow depth resulted in severe shaking, significant damage to buildings – especially in the central business district – and the tragic loss of 182 people. Since the quake, the people of Christchurch have been working hard to recover and start the long process of rebuilding their lives.
A few young cantabrians (what kiwi’s call people from Christchurch) have found a use for the devastation they find around them. They’ve turned their ruined city into a massive skate park. So sit back and enjoy the new style of skating – quake skating – coming to a faultline near you.
Ever since my brother took up skating, and a couple of his mates went pro, I’ve watched the skills of skater in absolute awe. Having dislocated my shoulder the one and only time I tried to do an ollie, I know skating is not for me. However, I still enjoy watching the odd skating video, and this guy’s creativity and skills are unbelievable.