Open access, free to use skate parks are the lifeblood of the sport. However, can tech be used to improve security, safety and respect, without creating a ‘nanny culture’ in skateboarding? Managing access to – and respect for – skateboarding parks is a perennial issue. It is important to make sure facilities are not being […]
For the Real’s 2012 “Surveillance” video series, Peter Ramondetta and Kyle Walker went home for a few days to push the streets of Oklahoma. The result? An inspiring video of them skating in their home turf that will get you hitting the pause and rewind button! So what’s their backstory? Well, Peter Ramondetta was born […]
Stance: Goofy Hometown: Moore, Oklahoma, USA Awards: Thrasher’s 2016 Skater of the Year Birthday: 19th January 1994 Instagram: @kwalks Introducing Kyle Walker Kyle Walker has been described as “the skaters’ favourite skater”. This could be partly due to his reputation for being quietly calm and affable, and for being such a great representative of the […]
Stance: Regular Hometown: Wichita, Kansas Awards: Board in the Guthrie Hall of Fame Museum. 16th place overall in Street League (2012) Birthday: 18th December 1982 Instagram: @peterramondetta Introducing Peter Ramondetta All-around skater Peter Ramondetta was known for destroying streets and obstacles anywhere but is perhaps best known for tackling spots around his adopted home city […]
Stance: Regular Hometown: San Antonio Texas Instagram: @dannygonzalezskate There are some names in professional street skateboarding that continue to inspire, long after the person has put away their grip tape and retired. That certainly applies to Danny Gonzalez, whose creativity was much discussed in the sport. He was also known for being the stereotypical “come back […]
When you hear news of an ambitious multi million-pound upgrade for a European skate park, excitement can be tapered with a healthy dose of scepticism. Will the reality match the hype? Back in 2008, we brought you the scoop that Highvalley Skateworld in Sweden was the subject of a 3 million Euro Dollar investment. With […]
Bastien Salabanzi is a French professional skateboarder who began skateboarding back when he was just 9 years old. It didn’t take long for his talent to be spotted, as he secured his first sponsorship with the Skateshop of Toulon soon after.