Saturday, November 10, 2012

Pic of the Day - Skate Memes

For today we prepared a little compilation of some of the latest skate memes out there, check it

Friday, November 9, 2012

Visualtraveling - Meet The Stans

Dave Bachinsky, Jimmy McDonald, Laurence Keefe, Dan Zvereff, Stas Provotorov, Gosha Konyshev, Walker Ryan and some other pro skaters went to East and Central Asia with the idea of getting new footage, but they found out way more than that. A roadtrip full of cultural and social elements, go along with awesome hidden spots and the most impressive landscapes of this region of the planet.

    Fs board on this city spot at China

There are no boudries for this big melon grab, not even the Asian militar forces

Enjoy the perfect mixture between skateboarding and culture, and meet the stants:

Visualtraveling - Meet The Stans from Patrik Wallner on Vimeo.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Pic of the Day: "Sandy" Spots

As it is widely known, the Hurricane Sandy afected the US community in different terms, including some tragic events such as material and human losses. This tragedy has brought serious problems to the whole country, nevertheless local skaters are taking advantage of this regrettable but natural episode. Rodney Torres, post-Sandy, turned in the most famous skater of the moment, after landing a perfect and big dimensioned 360 flip. Check out the pics and power to all the people that are still fighting against this natural disaster.

360 flip / Rodney Torres

                                                   Boneless at one of the real street kicker

Monday, October 29, 2012

Pic of The Day: Snowboarding Big Gaps

The snowboarding season has already started, and with it a bunch of snowboarding movies. Forum, Neff, Bataleon and some independent films are filling the scene with brand new footage and awesome tricks. Check out some pics of the latest productions and enjoy your ride, because this is just getting started.

                                   Roof to roof transfer /Pic of the latest Bataleon/Neff Movie "Peeping"

Neverending Fs boardslide / Part of the latest Forum footage #Forum

Jib style at this big drop / Halldor Helgason

Friday, October 26, 2012

Dew Tour Street Style: Highlights

Pretty high kickflip at the first spot of the whole course.

If there's any word to describe the whole competition, this word would definitely be "garnly". So long and so far, the Dew Tour real street competition, held at the Keegan Sauder's backyard at San Francisco, has been the most strict and fastest street course. The lap starts with small and almost broken kicker, but taking into account the high speed of the park, the riders were popped up into the air, and fastly launched to the hard pavement.

David Gravette grinding a big five-o at the truck gap

Another awesome spot at the couse was the big rail section. Although some riders skiped the section, the most braves ones, such as Gravette and Schekler, shredded the rail whit tigh tricks, including David's five-o and Sheck's back lipslide. It's important to highlight the speed that skaters got while ridding, based on the fact that the whole park was located at a downhill concrete street.

If you want to check at whole street course, check out the video with the highlights of the competition at San Francisco.


Monday, October 22, 2012

Nyjah Huston: Dew Tour Winner

Huston, Pudwill and Rodriguez at the podium

After a rough battle between the four most profitalbe riders these days, Nyjah did ti again, and took back home the jackpot and the respect for all the crew at the San Francsico course. The decision was difficult, but  the judge finnaly decided to give Huston the big prize. The second place was for the charismatic DVS rider Torey Pudwill, which with tight and pretty technical tricks impressed the crew and the local judges. The third place was given to P.Rod, who dominated the course with perfectly landed switch and nollie tricks.

    The crew at the SF course.

To end up the show, the organization prepared a show with Nyjah's personal friend Lil' wayne, who after winning millions thanks to the rap music bussines now is really comitted to the skateboarding scene and progress. According to Huston, current Dew Tour Toyota City champeon, “It’s great to have Lil Wayne out there supporting skateboarding”. Also, it's important to highlight the participation of Latin American pro riders, sucha as Milton Martinez (Argentina) and Felipe Gustavo (Brazil) who won the fourth and fifth place respectively.

                                            Weezy performing at the Toyota City Championships

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tip of the Day: Hardflips

How to do a hardflip? Based on its name doesn't seem simple at all, but after trying it constantly, it will turn out sooner than later. To make things easier, follow the advice of the Berric's and Mystery skateboard rider Jimmy Carlin.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Nike Skateboarding: Welcome to Brazil

The expected arrival of Nike Sb team: Paul Rodriguez, Ishod Wair, Daryl Angel and Donovon Piscopo, Brazil was hosted by Luan Oliveira along with team rode through the streets of Sao Paulo and get a couple of demos at the different public skateparks, full of kids expectant to the tricks that the Nike guys could land, check the video and live it up, welcome to Brazil!

The whole team has been going around the skateplazas around the city, where Luan, local and former brazilian skateboarder has demonstrated his brand new deal with the world-famous company. Focus on that swich bigspin hellflip, pure Latin American style on wheels!

In terms of expansion of the brand, It must be stated that Nike Sb is really doing a big effort giving the chance to Southamerican country to enjoy their products as well as to recieve the many benefits that deals like this one can provide to local skateboarding development. Nike Sb, as one of the biggest skateboarding brands in porfitable terms, may help local skating growing fastly and it will definitely support activities related to the sport, such as contests and local proyects. By now, check the footage and enjoy.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Torey Pudwill: Back on the Business

After being out for a while, Torey decided to rejoin the legendary company for a three-years endorsement, deal that support the brand on these more than competitive times. In economic terms, this commitment provides the chance to dealers, retailers and even teammate athletes to get better incomes, having in mind that Pudwill is know a worldwide famous figure. T-Pudds, recognized for several skate magazines as the skater of the year, is now back on his former shoes company, the one that sponsored him for more that 10 years. Torey is pure energy, and maybe one of the most charismatic skaters out there. This fact that was definitely proved through the development of this year's Street leage, where not only competed as rider but also as a host, interviewing and jocking with the pros.

More than a profitable deal, as the very same Pudwill announced, this is more like a back to the roots and way to stabilize the company as well as his own carrer. According to Torey “I’m happy to be a part of a company I grew up skating for. It’s my roots, and now I’m motivated and dedicated to skate harder than ever !” In relation to that, there's only one we thing to ask about, it is possible to skate harder than he is doing now? It seems that the miracle boy of skateboarding is decided to take it to the limits once again.

The list his recent accomplishments  includes: 1st Place Tampa Pro 2012, Street Skater of the Year, TransWorld Skateboarding 2011, 1st Place – Tampa Pro, Best Trick – 2011, 3rd Place – Tampa Pro – 2011, 5th Place – Street League, Seattle – 2011. As we can already see, Torey is an active skater that still has a lot do in the business and at the sport progession as well. Go Pudds!

Check out one his best deliveries at the worlwide famous "The Berrics" Battle Commander.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pic of the Day: Things that would definitely happen to you.

For some people skating may look like an awesome sport, which in fact it is, but the thing is that they do not know about the dark side of it. Skate is not only flipping stairs and grinding banks, check out the pic and try to identify what to be a skater really means.

If you recognized and lived all of those sings, you really know what skateboarding, so get off your computer, go out and skate!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

David Gonzales: Possessed To Skate

Check out the brand new Gonzales' footage, fueled by Thrasher Magazine and Volcom. You better prepare before seeing it, because this video is going to shred your mind! prepare to thrash!

Check the full video on Thrasher's official wbesite:

Monday, September 24, 2012

Good bye to a legend: Tom Sims (1950-2012)

We got very sad news. Tom Sims died the past Monday, Sept 12th, from a heart attack.  Sims won the Snowboard World Champion (1983) and the Skateboard Champ as well (1975). Moreover, he founded two companies focused on these two diciplines, which ones are Sims Snowboard and Sims Skateboard.

Tom has done a lot for the boarding sports and scene, such as improvements on deck's desings and the very  first halfpipe and freestyle boards. He also produced, as we have said, skate and longboards, which some of these were used even by the world famous skater Tony Hawk.

From Ridetime we  tribute this legend and give our condolences to the family.

RIP Tom Sims (1950-2012)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Pic of the Day: Big Flips

For today, we got a comp of the best anf biggest flips ever caught. check out the pics and judge yourself.

Big FS Flip by Fabrizio Santos!
Photo: Andrew Durso

Big Kickflip
George Simmonds

Cory Lakeman, Kickflip
Photo: Woytowich 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Skater of the Day: Bastien Salabanzi

The nowadays very popular and loved European skateboarder, Bastien Salabanzi, is being covered by RideTime!

For those who doesn't know, Bastien has been ripping it since 1999, having performed parts on different skate videos, through a variety of sponsors and labels. Going back to the past, in fact ten years ago, a pretty young Salabanzi was killing it along the Flip's crew, job that ended up with this living clasic. (check out the first trick on the video, the signature Salabanzi's flip)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Skate Spots: The DC Embassy

After creating the biggest skateramp under the supervision of the living leyend Danny Way, and constructing the first and largest Skate Plaza, the DC Shoes company did it again, and provided to the European riders one of the cleanest skate training facilities, The DC Embassy. This"Embassy" is located on Barcelona, and it has been visited by riders from all over the globe. Bacerlona is considered as the "Meca" of the sport, so for that reason, the international shoes company decided to invade the country and settle down for once on the old continent. The outcomes of this facility can be already seen, in fact some of the finalist of the nowadays popular Street League were strictly trained on this park.

Bastien Salabanzi, one of the biggest European skateboarders out there, is part of the selection of riders that represents the brand on Barcelona and at rest of the continent as well. Salabanzi trains at the Embassy as much as he could, and the results are visible to all the skateboarding community. This fact let us think in one aspect that may be affecting skaters from the rest of the world, especially ones who belong to poorer regions. The question is, does these kind of facilities, such as the "DC Embassy", improves directly the level of pro skaters? The answer is definitely yes. For this reason, "embassies" must be constructed in different parts of the world, making the progression of the sport a little bit more fair and democratic.

These are the facilities, the dream of any skater, the pleasure of just a little group, am I right?

Check out the latest video of the Embassy, with their special guests, the Razis brothers, Enjoy!

Southamerican attack! from THE DC EMBASSY on Vimeo.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Pic of the Day: Grant Taylor

As the skateboarding oldschool legend, John Cardiel said about Taylor, " He can go a little bit higher, a little more technical, everything just a little bit more". Here it is the proof of Cardiel's words. Massive ollie over the hip.

Taylor, the American 21 years old AWS team rider, is recognized for being a really sick and limitless skateboarder. Grant represents the progression that a new generation of skaters are giving to the dicipline. Massive drops, pretty high wallrides and ditch drop-ins demonstrate how this young-blood rider respect the old style but taking it to a brand new level.

Skater of the Year, Thasher Magazine

Ollie over a ditch, Transworld Skateboarding Magazine.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Skateboarding Memes!

I found these ones on the net. I don't like memes, but these ones really made laugh. Let's check of they work on you guys.

Pic of the Day: Skating on the Roof

Hi there Ridetimers, for today we have prepared a compilation of a serie of black&white pictures that represents how high can skateboarders take a ride. Skateboarding on concrete seems not to be enough for these riders, for that reason they decide to take it to the next level, which is "roof skating". From clasical American churches to the most innovative and post-modernist  architectural structures, skating has been taken to levels that haven't seen before. Enjoy!

Riding over a church seems to be fun for this rider, as you can see ramps can be found at the weirdest places.

Natural quater pipe? Yes, indeed the architect was probably thinking on it

A skatepark on a roof, rough ride though.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Pics: Worst Skate Spots Ever

Throughout all my personal experience as an skateboarder, I have seen lots of horrible skateboarding spots. Anyway, the ones that you are about to presence go beyond the limits, getting into useless boxes that look incredible bad, and don't work at all. Though these ramps don't provide their function propperly, they have won a space on RideTime! as the worst skateboarding spots ever. Take a look and make your own opinion.

quite perfect for boardslides? come on guys, what is this? looks like a funbox ramp stair set. Weird.

A masterpiece of skateboarding engineering, designed for anti-gravitational routines
Prepared for a bail? No way dude, this is the best transfer I've ever seen!
No words, anyway it is quite rideable.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Record Guinnes: World's Longest Skateboard

WHO: Moshe Arazi / Aaron Lyon / David Micley
WHAT: 9.17 m (30 ft 1 in)
WHERE: Newton, Massachusetts, USA
WHEN: 2005

It seems that these guys were a little bit bored, anyway, they won a record Guinness and became known all around the world. This board is called the "Foundation board" and for some strange reason, it hasn't been recognized in the official Guinness' website.

                                          The crew showing off their prize. (really)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Skate and Girls: The Best Female Skaters

Sometimes people think that girls are only atractive by the outside, but I have to clarify that they are all wrong. There are lots of pro skatergirls out there, that this post won't be enough to show them all. For that reason, I prepared a little comp with the videos of the best women skateboarders of the world, from some old-school sucha as Elissa Steamer, to Leticia Bufoni, the current X Games Street Skateboarding gold medalist. After checking the pics you will realize how tough this girls can be, which ones sometimes can be way more motivated that even some male pro riders.

Elissa Steamer
Bs Crooked

Marisa Del Santo
Bs Lipslide

Alexis Sablone
Bs Five-O

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