Designer Matthew Willet created the bling of a board for New York skate shop SHUT. Coated in pure gold and it is priced at a gnarly £9,000, the most expensive board there is and its fully functional too.
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“Style 38”, now known as Sk8-hi, was introduced in 1978 which was the second model to boast the iconic Vans sidestripe or formerly known as the “jazz stripe”. The Sk8-hi took skate performance to the next level – just above the ankle. Wherein skateboarders would abuse lower body the most. The Sk8-hi not only protects your ankle/feet, it brought it in a whole new style to the skate park.
Vans brings you a brief history on the now iconic the Sk8-hi, from the 1970’s to the present.
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Introducing Quiksilver by Vuerich B. sunglasses. These unique sunglasses are made from skateboards that have been ridden by the Quiksilver Skateboarding Team. With each pair purchased, Quiksilver donates part of the benefits to Skateistan Cambodia. Limited to only 50 unique pairs. Grab these sunnies NOW..
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Through LACOSTE LAB, you can find a wide range of products, like their limited edition surfboard. In partnership with NOTOX, LACOSTE’s board boasts a modern and classical shape with a thruster finish. Made in France, the eco-friendly board was crafted in part with Jean-Pierre Stark, of STARK Surfboards, and designer Christophe Pillet. The board features specific FCS “performance glass” fins, polyurethane foam blanks and lamination of polyester resins and fiberglass.
Through Lacoste Lab is Lacoste L!VE. Which brings you more color in its range of products such as its skateboard. A collaboration between Lacoste and Artprint, this board is perfect for cruising the streets with style and refinement.
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Watch the history of New York City indoor spaces, “skate nights”, throughout the years.
Skateboarding in New York City has always come with a unique set of challenges: rough ground, large sidewalk cracks, poor skatepark design, industry isolation, etc. While many outside of the sport identify skateboarding as a Californian phenomenon, there has always been an internal respect for the professionals, brands and tastemakers who push around Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the BX.
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It occurred to me this morning that Skateboarding has been around for quite some time now. People where shredding on clay wheels long before I was born paving the way for what has surely become a global phenomenon. It seems to me that Skateboarding is reaching heights never dreamed of and is finding its place among traditional sports like baseball and football. Parents aren’t so resistant to the idea of their children preferring to skate versus trying out for short stop on the HS Baseball team. I find this fascinating that in such a short time Skateboarding has gained such ground. Lets dive a little deeper into the history that’s shaped Skateboarding today.
Article by Stephen Rodriguez
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