Friday, July 27, 2012

Saved By Skateboarding: Skateistan

Being a child in Afghanistan is not easy. Of its 30 million inhabitants, 43% are 14 years or less, according to CIA data. To reach puberty in this former British protectorate-board of what Rudyard Kipling called the 'Great Game' between the West and Russia must overcome the statistic: 121.63, for every 1,000 babies born, end up dying during the first year.

In this context where Skateistan moves on, an NPO (non-profit organization) created in Afghanistan using the skateboard as a hook to get  Afghans kids into education based on  values and knowledge. Co-founded by two Australians, Oliver Percovich and Sharna Nolan, the success of the idea has been such that branches hace been in Pakistan and Cambodia.

All started when these two skaters arrived in Kabul. While practicing with their skateboard through the streets of the Afghan capital, the boys from the area were approached to try to learn about that  board and four wheels. Using as an old Russian source skatepark and three tables provided by local skaters, Percovich and Nolan began to teach skater teens in Kabul.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pic of the Day: Skate on Fire!

This guy really knows how to take it to the limits. Litterally on Fire!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Pic of the Day: Aaron Homoki

Aaron Homoki is recognized as no-fear skateboarder, and this pic proves it. For Transworld Skateboarding Magazine, Homoki performs this mindblowing frontside 180º, getting its own "meme" and consequently the Pic of the Day.

Aaron Homoki / Frontside 180º
For Transword Magazine

Pic of the Day: Collin Provost

This time we can find Colin Provost making this transfer from one quater to another. I don't still know if it is his new hairstyle or maybe he is just running away from that big shark. Anyway, Provost played big, and got the Pic of Today!

Collin Provost / Transfer
Photo: Jeremy Adams

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pic of the Day: Brandom Westgate

Imagine yourself in front of that big spot, would you try it? Westgate got it at first try!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Pic of the Day: Matt Hensley

Skateboarding can be practiced at any spot, but this time Matt Hensley takes it to the next level. Even though this picture was taken ten years ago, it still rips!, with a technical fronsite at the corner of that cowboy hat, Hensley gets today's Pic of the Day!

Matt Hensley, Seattle 1992
Photo: Daniel Harold Stur

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Pic of the day: Massive Lipslide!

Check this massive lipslide, almost unbelievable!
Jump, slide and go!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Pic of the Day: Clint Walker

How you ever tried a backside 50/50 grind this way?, I bet you don't
Check out latest Clint Walker's stunt, I have to say it, this guy knows the real meaning of danger.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Pic of the Day: MAGNIFIED!

Milton Martinez, from Argentina, demonstrates that Southamerican skaters have balls enough!

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