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Upgrade your commute with this electric skateboard from the future – Mashable

Friday, August 18, 2017

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If you live anywhere near a city, you’ve likely seen a skateboarder flying past uphill at breakneck speed. No, this is not magic—these skaters are riding an electric longboard. And one of the most celebrated electric longboards on the street is this Yuneec EGo 2 Electric Longboard. Featuring a 12mm, eight-layered composite wood…

Newport teen’s invention against school shootings: bulletproof skateboard – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A Newport Beach teenager has come up with an unlikely invention to help protect students in case of a school shooting: a bulletproof skateboard. Griffin Burke, 19, had the idea after a former Ph.D. student killed a professor and himself on the UCLA campus last year. Burke, a political-science student at Loyola Marymount University, said he talked about the tragedy with his roommate and the two wondered what they would…

You Can Now Spring For a $3000 Hermès Luxury Skateboard – TIME

Thursday, August 17, 2017

French luxury label Hermès has joined other high fashion brands’ embrace of skate culture by offering skateboards that retail for a cool $3,000, a price point that would probably appeal to the same kind of fashion-forward consumer who would spring for Raf Simons’ $200 personalized duct tape. The skate decks are made out of “light beech wood with a noble maple veneer” and were designed by Henri d’Origny, Hermès’ artistic…

Newport teen’s invention against school shootings: bulletproof skateboard – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A Newport Beach teenager has come up with an unlikely invention to help protect students in case of a school shooting: a bulletproof skateboard. Griffin Burke, 19, had the idea after a former Ph.D. student killed a professor and himself on the UCLA campus last year. Burke, a political-science student at Loyola Marymount University, said he talked about the tragedy with his roommate and the two wondered what they would…

This bulldog taught himself how to skateboard – USA TODAY

Thursday, August 17, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE George is a 4-year-old bulldog that’s obsessed with skateboarding. Humankind George the bulldog rides his skateboard at Bainbridge Island’s Strawberry Hill Park on Friday. His owners say they didn’t teach or encourage George to start skateboard, he simply started after watching a person do it.(Photo: Photo: Meegan M. Reid / Kitsap Sun)   BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA – Unlike many dogs, George isn’t partial to walks….

Skateboard parks location in question – Fayetteville Observer

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Monica Vendituoli Staff writer @mvendituoli The location of Fayetteville’s skateboard park planned through the parks and recreation bond is in question. The Parks and Recreation Bond Projects Committee discussed alternative locations Wednesday night in case the sale of the lot located on West Russell Street does not go as planned. “We are waiting on the railroad company and it is not working out to the city’s…

Lompoc welcomes skaters to College Park for annual skateboard competition – Santa Maria Sun

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lompoc welcomes skaters to College Park for annual skateboard competition By CALEB WISEBLOOD College Park in Lompoc occupies the same land where the original Lompoc Airport once stood, which was also used as a Navy blimp base during World War II. Although planes no longer take off or land at the site, skateboarders get air time there on a daily basis. The 4.6-acre park, which also houses…

Fort Smith Skateboard And Bicycle Park Could Be Built On Riverfront – 5newsonline.com

Thursday, August 17, 2017

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — People who live in Fort Smith could soon see a skateboard and bicycle park go in downtown on the riverfront. A proposed $600,00 bicycle and skateboard park is being discussed by the Central Business Improvement District, according to city leaders. The proposed idea would go on the riverfront where the flag pole and monument marking the original site of the Marshals Museum. Marshal Museum leaders say…

Detroit’s Tony Hawk skateboard park opens Aug. 16 – Fox 2 Detroit

Thursday, August 17, 2017

DETROIT (WJBK) – Skateboard mogul Tony Hawk is bringing a new skate park to Detroit. The park officially opens on Wednesday, August 16. The park is temporary, and will be open until January, when construction starts on the Monroe Blocks multi-building, mixed-use development. The park includes six skate-able elements inspired by Detroit, as well as a viewing area for spectators. The skate park is designed so that it can be…

This bulldog taught himself to skateboard – USA Today – USA TODAY

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE George is a 4-year-old bulldog that’s obsessed with skateboarding. Humankind George the bulldog rides his skateboard at Bainbridge Island’s Strawberry Hill Park on Friday. His owners say they didn’t teach or encourage George to start skateboard, he simply started after watching a person do it.(Photo: Photo: Meegan M. Reid / Kitsap Sun)   BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA – Unlike many dogs, George isn’t partial to walks….

Detroit’s Tony Hawk skateboard park opens Aug. 16 – Story | WJBK – Fox 2 Detroit

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

DETROIT (WJBK) – Skateboard mogul Tony Hawk is bringing a new skate park to Detroit. The park officially opens on Wednesday, August 16. The park is temporary, and will be open until January, when construction starts on the Monroe Blocks multi-building, mixed-use development. The park includes six skate-able elements inspired by Detroit, as well as a viewing area for spectators. The skate park is designed so that it can be…

About Town: Dog rescue fundraiser, Skateboard Competition | About … – Lompoc Record

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The event is being held to commemorate Mexico’s War of Independence from Spain, which began in 1810. It will begin with a salute to the Mexican and American flags and will include food vendors, a bounce house and information booths, along with live entertainment and a car show. No animals, bike riding, personal cooking, alcohol consumption or smoking will be allowed in the park during the celebration.

Detroit’s Tony Hawk skateboard park opens Aug. 16 – Fox 2 Detroit

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

DETROIT (WJBK) – Skateboard mogul Tony Hawk is bringing a new skate park to Detroit. The park officially opens on Wednesday, August 16. The park is temporary, and will be open until January, when construction starts on the Monroe Blocks multi-building, mixed-use development. The park includes six skate-able elements inspired by Detroit, as well as a viewing area for spectators. The skate park is designed so that it can be…

About Town: Dog rescue fundraiser, Skateboard Competition – Lompoc Record

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The event is being held to commemorate Mexico’s War of Independence from Spain, which began in 1810. It will begin with a salute to the Mexican and American flags and will include food vendors, a bounce house and information booths, along with live entertainment and a car show. No animals, bike riding, personal cooking, alcohol consumption or smoking will be allowed in the park during the celebration.

Detroit’s Tony Hawk skateboard park opens Aug. 16 – Story | WJBK – Fox 2 Detroit

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

DETROIT (WJBK) – Skateboard mogul Tony Hawk is bringing a new skate park to Detroit. The park officially opens on Wednesday, August 16. The park is temporary, and will be open until January, when construction starts on the Monroe Blocks multi-building, mixed-use development. The park includes six skate-able elements inspired by Detroit, as well as a viewing area for spectators. The skate park is designed so that it can be…

Detroit’s Tony Hawk skateboard park opens Aug. 16 – Fox 2 Detroit

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

DETROIT (WJBK) – Skateboard mogul Tony Hawk is bringing a new skate park to Detroit. The park officially opens on Wednesday, August 16. The park is temporary, and will be open until January, when construction starts on the Monroe Blocks multi-building, mixed-use development. The park includes six skate-able elements inspired by Detroit, as well as a viewing area for spectators. The skate park is designed so that it can be…

Detroit’s Tony Hawk skateboard park opens Aug. 16 – Fox 2 Detroit

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

DETROIT (WJBK) – Skateboard mogul Tony Hawk is bringing a new skate park to Detroit. The park officially opens on Wednesday, August 16. The park is temporary, and will be open until January, when construction starts on the Monroe Blocks multi-building, mixed-use development. The park includes six skate-able elements inspired by Detroit, as well as a viewing area for spectators. The skate park is designed so that it can be…

14-year-old mugged, skateboard he bought with his own money stolen – wtkr.com

Monday, August 14, 2017

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A 14-year-old teen is mugged outside of a Dollar Tree Monday afternoon. His skateboard, one of his prized possessions he paid for himself, stolen from him. Bricen Romeo told News 3′s Kim Cung he started his lawn mowing service two years ago. A self-proclaimed lawn slayer, he cuts grass in the Lynnhaven area. His Dad drives him, but he pays for the gas himself. “My dad…

Vance Joy Learned How to Skateboard During His Time Off: Exclusive Video – Billboard

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Before he hit the stage at this year’s Outside Lands on Saturday (Aug. 12), Vance Joy stopped by the Billboard lounge to talk about what he’s been up to since the release of his 2014 debut album, Dream Your Life Away, and his opening slot on Taylor Swift‘s 1989 tour. One of those things was picking up some skateboarding tricks. “I picked that hobby up about a year ago,” the Aussie…