Skateboarding

Awesome Art Made From Recycled Skateboards

Tokyo artist Haroshi makes wildly colorful art from hundreds of stacked skateboard decks.

Daniel Campo

'The Accidental Playground': Why What We Need in Our Parks Is More Freedom

It was paved in broken concrete, overgrown with weeds, and strewn with broken glass. In other words, it was the perfect urban recreation space.

The 'World's First' 3-D Printed Skateboard Isn't Exactly That

In its defense, though, it looks awesomely terrifying.

The Skateboard As a Swiss Army Knife for Urban Living

Coat hanger, bottle opener, laptop desk? A French artist shows that a skateboard can be all of these, and more.

Boosted Boards

This $1299 Electric Skateboard Kind of Misses the Point

The "world's lightest electric vehicle" has the backing of Stanford engineers. But is it really skating?

L'Escaut Architectures

A Glow-in-the-Dark Skate Park for Nocturnal Thrashing

Now French skaters can Ollie North any time of the day, thanks to the equivalent of a million fireflies' cumulative photon storm.

Reuters

The Politics of Skateboarding

A new film explores the conflicted relationship between the skater and the city.

Po-Chih Lai

The Craziest Skateboard Ever Can Walk Down Stairs

Po-Chih Lai's "Stair Rover" is meant to conquer the rugged streetscape of London.

Tom Evil

This Week in Bans: Tupelo Takes Aim at Baggy Pants

Also recently banned: Bath salts in Tennessee, prayers in England, and possibly "reckless skateboarding" in Los Angeles.

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Top U.S. Cities for Dog Parks, Skate Parks, Swimming Pools and More

New data from the Trust for Public Land shows which cities have the most parks per resident

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The Rise and Fall of Oakland's Bordertown Skate Park

Despite community support and political goodwill, Caltrans is once again making plans to demolish the DIY skate spot