Tag: Skateboarding

The Future of the X Games

How many of you could say that at the age of 11, you competed in one of the biggest skating competitions in the world? I certainly know I can’t—I was too busy sat inside on my Xbox or collecting football cards! But I’m sure even if I was active, I would definitely not have the […]

Shaun White: King of The Boards

Shaun White is a 30-year-old American professional skateboarder and snowboarder. Skating from the age of six, Shaun’s roots belong with boarding. And this is clear to see when he’s shredding up the ramps. Countless spins, flips and twirls all come as a second nature to White whether he’s on a skateboard or a snowboard. White […]

Triborg Electric Skateboard Can Handle Any Terrain

Haardvark knows all too well the pain that comes with not being able to skate whenever and wherever. We can appreciate an amazing skatepark filled with pipes and rails but sometimes you just want to grab your board and rip! The urge may be there but the right surface often isn’t. Until every street is […]

Echo Park Is About to Get a Whole Lot Cooler (or so We Hope)

How do you make plans for a community skate park more awesome? By making the park way bigger—that’s how! It was reported at the tail end of 2015 that the out-of-use swimming pool of Los Angeles’ Echo Park was to be repurposed into a state-of-the-art skate park. Renderings of what the park would look like […]

Nitro Circus Coming to UK

Travis Pastrana and his band of mad, merry men and women are coming to Britain in the form of Nitro Circus. Hitting Manchester, Glasgow and London from the 2nd–7th February, Nitro Circus is an action sports collective that takes delight in impressing audiences with sports from base-jumping to dirtbiking. Now that’s it touring UK locations, […]

Tony Hawk Skates First Ever Horizontal Loop

Tony Hawk has accomplished a great many things. He completed the first ever 900 aerial spin, launched a record-breaking series of video games and is one of modern skateboarding’s biggest stars. And now it looks like he’s completed another world first! This time he has nailed a horizontal loop on his board, and caught the […]

Should Extreme Sports Hit the Olympics?

The International Olympic Committee has received thousands of angry complaints after they announced they were considering skateboarding for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. While this seems like potential good news for the sport, critics say that by incorporating it into the Olympics it will lose the soul carefully nurtured by the skating community, replaced instead […]

Which Skate Style Are You?

Skateboarding is a complex sport because it’s easy to pick up, but it’s haard to master. With so many variations in style, it can be helpful to find out what direction you want to take before you get started. Street Skateboarding Street skating is how the majority of skateboarders start out. Rather than needing specialist equipment, […]

Thornton Skate Park & Bowling Alley Opens!

YMCA Thornton has finally unveiled its multi-million pound refurbishment, adding state-of-the-art bowling and skate park facilities to the gym. As well as being one of the largest gyms in the area, the centre now caters to even more sports enthusiasts. YMCA Bowl is a full equipped 10-pin bowling alley, complete with a bar and diner. […]