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Rock n’ rolling with Morro Bay skateboarding legend Jack Smith – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Just as skateboarding is deeply rooted in California culture, Jack Smith is equally rooted in Morro Bay. Smith, 60, the skateboarding legend from the sport’s “Golden Era” of the 1970s and most recently, publisher and curator, first stepped foot on a skateboard in 1964 — the year the city was founded. He has skateboarded across the country four times since 1976, most recently in 2013. I remember when I first…

Skateboard contest aims to help fund night lighting for San Clemente’s Ralphs Skate Court – OCRegister

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Will Bogusiewicz jumps to grind a rail during the 17th annual San Clemente Open in San Clemente on Saturday, September 16, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG) Soren Cappadocia does a grab trick during the 17th annual San Clemente Open in San Clemente on Saturday, September 16, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG) Alex Barela grinds during the 17th annual San Clemente Open in…

Teen flown to hospital after skateboard accident – Camp Verde Bugle

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

COTTONWOOD – A 17-year-old boy was flown to Flagstaff Medical Center Tuesday morning after falling off a skateboard in the 4500 block of Mustang Drive in Verde Village. Around 11:15 a.m., the Verde Valley Fire District responded to a call regarding a head injury. Arriving crews found the disoriented teenager in the middle of the street, according to a news release from VVFD. His head injury was the result…

Skateboard contest aims to help fund night lighting for San … – OCRegister

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Will Bogusiewicz jumps to grind a rail during the 17th annual San Clemente Open in San Clemente on Saturday, September 16, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG) Soren Cappadocia does a grab trick during the 17th annual San Clemente Open in San Clemente on Saturday, September 16, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG) Alex Barela grinds during the 17th annual San Clemente Open in…

Skateboard contest aims to help fund night lighting for San Clemente’s Ralphs Skate Court – OCRegister

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Will Bogusiewicz jumps to grind a rail during the 17th annual San Clemente Open in San Clemente on Saturday, September 16, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG) Soren Cappadocia does a grab trick during the 17th annual San Clemente Open in San Clemente on Saturday, September 16, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG) Alex Barela grinds during the 17th annual San Clemente Open in…

Man killed after being hit by SUV while on a skateboard in … – KFSN-TV

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A man is dead after being hit by an SUV in Southwest Fresno. It happened shortly after 7:30 Tuesday morning on Golden State near C Street. Officials said the 25-year-old man rode on a skateboard through Golden State when the SUV struck him. The victim died at the scene, while the driver suffered minor injuries. Police said the driver had the right of way during the collision. The off-ramp was…

Man killed after being hit by SUV while on a skateboard in Southwest Fresno – KFSN-TV

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A man is dead after being hit by an SUV in Southwest Fresno. It happened shortly after 7:30 Tuesday morning on Golden State near C Street. Officials said the 25-year-old man rode on a skateboard through Golden State when the SUV struck him. The victim died at the scene, while the driver suffered minor injuries. Police said the driver had the right of way during the collision. The off-ramp was…

His stolen skateboard had 21 years of memories. His heartfelt poster touched an icon – Miami Herald

Monday, September 18, 2017

What happened to T.J. Roe when the story of his stolen skateboard went viral on Reddit became more than a pipe dream when a man named Tony Hawk stepped in. The story of the stolen Powell Ripper skateboard has such an unexpected twist that some people on Reddit — where it went viral with more than 20,000 comments — don’t believe it. Here’s what happened, as reported by the Lincoln…

Mellow makes almost any skateboard electric – The Verge

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Electric skateboards are still fairly novel in the grand scheme of “ways to get around,” but for an inherently exciting idea, they’ve gotten awfully boring pretty quick. Boosted still makes the best one, and only a few competitors truly pressure that status. Meanwhile, a China-fueled race to the bottom has flooded the market with boards so full of compromise that many aren’t worth their more palatable $100 to $500 price…

Lincoln man loses skateboard, writes letter to thief, dominates Reddit, hears from Tony Hawk and reunites with old … – Lincoln Journal Star

Friday, September 15, 2017

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Teen on skateboard hit by car crossing Kenmore Avenue in Bel Air – Baltimore Sun

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A teenager on a skateboard was hit by a car Thursday afternoon as he tried to cross Kenmore Avenue as Bel Air High students were dismissed for the day, Bel Air Police said. The 16-year-old was with several Bel Air High students when, at 2:05 p.m., he rode into the street between two vehicles stopped on Kenmore Avenue in the line to pick up students, Bel Air Police Sgt. Robert…

Badge, gun, holster, skateboard … meet Canada’s first skateboarding cop – The Guardian

Thursday, September 14, 2017

When Thierry Hinse-Fillion arrived at a skatepark on the outskirts of Montreal for his first day in his new position, he was greeted with stares. Some – taking note of his uniform and patrol car – wondered if he was there to arrest someone. Others watched as the 32-year-old police officer opened the boot of his car and pulled out a skateboard. “There was just this silence,” said Hinse-Fillion. “It…

Badge, gun, holster, skateboard … meet Canada’s first skateboarding cop – The Guardian

Thursday, September 14, 2017

When Thierry Hinse-Fillion arrived at a skatepark on the outskirts of Montreal for his first day in his new position, he was greeted with stares. Some – taking note of his uniform and patrol car – wondered if he was there to arrest someone. Others watched as the 32-year-old police officer opened the boot of his car and pulled out a skateboard. “There was just this silence,” said Hinse-Fillion. “It…

Badge, gun, holster, skateboard … meet Canada’s first skateboarding cop – The Guardian

Thursday, September 14, 2017

When Thierry Hinse-Fillion arrived at a skatepark on the outskirts of Montreal for his first day in his new position, he was greeted with stares. Some – taking note of his uniform and patrol car – wondered if he was there to arrest someone. Others watched as the 32-year-old police officer opened the boot of his car and pulled out a skateboard. “There was just this silence,” said Hinse-Fillion. “It…

Skateboard racer attempting to go 100 MPH – 9NEWS.com

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

(Photo: Matt Renoux) EL JEBEL – At his metal shop in El Jebel, Vaughn Shafer likes to turn scraps into specimens. “I use a lot of scrap metal and just go at it,” said Shafer.   (Photo: Matt Renoux) Shafer specializes in taking motorcycles and turning them into fully functional pieces of art that are often dressed up with skeletons or saber-tooth tigers. “There are mornings I come in after…

Skateboard guru Tony Hawk attends opening of park in south St. Louis – kplr11.com

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

ST. LOUIS – Tuesday evening was the grand opening of the second phase of a skate park, that was attended by skateboard guru Tony Hawk. Hundreds of people turned out to see Tony Hawk at the skate park. In 2013 the nonprofit KHVT opened the first free skate park in the City of St. Louis. The park was built on a vacant lot and has grown to be the centerpiece…

Skateboard guru Tony Hawk attends opening of park in south St … – kplr11.com

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

ST. LOUIS – Tuesday evening was the grand opening of the second phase of a skate park, that was attended by skateboard guru Tony Hawk. Hundreds of people turned out to see Tony Hawk at the skate park. In 2013 the nonprofit KHVT opened the first free skate park in the City of St. Louis. The park was built on a vacant lot and has grown to be the centerpiece…

Nevada County sheriff: Alleged skateboard theft leads to robbery charge – Sierra Sun

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A Grass Valley man accused of robbing an ex-girlfriend of her skateboard remained in the Nevada County Jail under $102,500 in bond on Monday afternoon, Sept. 11, authorities said. Sanji Lebovitz, 44, is charged with robbery and obstructing/resisting a public officer, jail reports state. The charges stem from an alleged incident at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in the 16000 block of Greenhorn Road, Sheriff Keith Royal said. Lebovitz…

Thanks for participation in skateboard program – Sauk Prairie Eagle

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Keep skating everyone, and we will see you next year. Remember, a clean park is a safe park, so show your Portage Pride. If you would like to make a donation, please visit portageskatepark.org. All donations double and all donations go toward future additions to the park. Thank you.

Charleston man uses storm to ‘catch a gust,’ windsurfs on skateboard downtown – Charleston Post Courier

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

At 9:30 Monday morning, Jimmy O’Riordan was in his third hour of windsurfing in downtown Charleston. A bartender, he closed shop at 4 a.m. and got little sleep when he came home. He poked his head out of his apartment at about 6:30 a.m. and thought the winds looked good enough to take his skateboard and umbrella out and “catch some great gusts.” “This is actually…